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December 2017

Free
December 6, 2017

Getting Up Close and Personal with Modular Construction

SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Modular construction is hot here in the Bay Area, and has captured the interest of developers, investors and residents in search of a more effective, potentially less-expensive, way to build housing. Join us as we visit a brand new modular housing project in San Jose for an up-close look at how these units, which are constructed off-site before being trucked to San Jose, are set in place and locked together. Co-presented by First Community Housing. + Martin Keller / First…

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$15 – $20
December 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours

IL United States

Two tours are available this day: the Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood Tour and the Pasadena Playhouse District Tour. Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood Walking Tour The Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood tour will allow tour goers to discover one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Pasadena. With an extraordinary collection of architect designed homes, the tour explores various architectural styles such as Mediterranean, Victorian and Craftsman inspired homes. Showcased on the tour are numerous grand estates including Craftsman homes such as the Freeman House, designed…

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April 2018

$30
April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Architecture of Literacy in the Bronx

Join the Municipal Art Society for an exploration of literacy-related architecture in the Fordham and University Heights sections of the Bronx. We’ll look at public schools designed by Charles B. J. Snyder, and the campus designed for New York University in the 1890s by Stanford White (now Bronx Community College), with the early-20th-century tourist attraction, the Hall of Fame. Modern buildings include ones by Marcel Breuer and Robert A. M. Stern.

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May 2018

$30
May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

East Village/Lower East Side Historic District Tour

This historic district, designated in 2012, was once part of the estate of Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant, but saw a development boom beginning in the 1830s when German immigrants arrived. The district, originally considered part of the Lower East Side, assumed a new identity in the mid-20th century, drawing a vibrant mix of artist, musicians, and community activists and has been called the East Village since the 1950s. Explore the different layers of history that still exist in the built…

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August 2018

$10
August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

NatureStructure Sketch Workshop

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

What would it be like to approach the city from the perspective of an animal pushed out of its home by development, water falling during rain, or a windblown seed wanting to take root? What structures and spaces could be created or adjusted to make the city a more welcoming place for nature and wildlife? How could nature improve the urban environment if things were designed to welcome the natural world instead of seeing wildlife as unwelcomed invaders? This special event…

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$25
August 3 @ 10:00 am

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center. After the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago was determined to become a great cultural and commercial metropolis. This tour is a testament to that era's ambitions. See buildings by Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Holabird and Roche and other noted architects and hear the stories behind the city's architectural…

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$25
August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The SIX Veterans Housing Tour

The SIX, 811 S. Carondelet Street
Los Angeles, 90057 United States

Designed By: BROOKS+SCARPA Client/Owner: Skid Row Housing Trust Total Square Footage: 40,250 SF Total Cost: $10.1 million Completed: 2016 Tour Led By: BROOKS+SCARPA & Skid Row Housing Trust The SIX is a 52-unit affordable housing project provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for previously homeless and/or disabled veterans.  It is located in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles. McArthur Park has one of the highest densities in the USA with over 38,000 people per square mile and a…

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$20
August 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tour – 1939 & 1964 World’s Fairs: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Fairgrounds

Join this 2-hour walking tour throughout Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs. Following the map plan of both original fairgrounds, the tour will include such sights as the Queens Museum (formerly NYC Pavilion), Philip Johnson’s NY State Pavilion, the Unisphere (exact site of the Trylon and Perisphere), Port Authority Heliport, the Westinghouse Time Capsule, and the Hall of Science. Join guide Lloyd Trufelman for a tour of these sites, along with…

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$25
August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center. After the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago was determined to become a great cultural and commercial metropolis. This tour is a testament to that era's ambitions. See buildings by Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Holabird and Roche and other noted architects and hear the stories behind the city's architectural…

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September 2018

$20
September 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Brooklyn Navy Yard Inside Industry Tour: A Visit to New Lab

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Bridge Park at the entrance to Pier 1 near the Bike and Roll rental kiosk
New York City, NY United States

Experience the work of artisans, techies, and manufacturers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and learn why they, and hundreds of other companies, have chosen to make their products locally. This 90-minute guided tour begins at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92’s gallery, which showcases the some of the 330+ businesses that call the Navy Yard home. Participants will then head out into the Yard to visit New Lab. Located inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Green Manufacturing Center, New Lab is an interdisciplinary space designed to support entrepreneurs working in emerging…

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November 2018

$30
November 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunnyside Gardens

Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, NY 11377 United States

Sunnyside Gardens was built from 1924 to 1928, and Phipps Garden Apartments in 1931-32 and 1935. The builders were inspired by the English Garden City movement of Ebenezer Howard and Raymond Unwin. Architects Clarence S. Stein, Henry Wright, and Frederick L. Ackerman worked with landscape architect Marjorie Sewell Cautley. Their philosophical colleague, the urban critic Lewis Mumford, became one of the first residents. The real estate developers were philanthropic idealists, too, and included Alexander M. Bing, William Sloane Coffin, Felix…

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$25
November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Architecture & Infrastructure Tour

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Bridge Park at the entrance to Pier 1 near the Bike and Roll rental kiosk
New York City, NY United States

Once America’s premier Naval shipyard, today the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park and a hub of industry, technology, and craft. Explore the Navy Yard’s unique architecture and examine the many layers of history visible in the landscape, from Civil War-era machine shops to innovative LEED-Certified structures, and see how these buildings have been adapted for modern manufacturing. Learn about development projects currently underway at the Yard, which are projected to more than double the Yard’s workforce to over…

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