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LACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Ma Yansong, MAD Architects

07:00 - 26 August, 2015
LACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Ma Yansong, MAD Architects, MAD Architects, Absolute Towers, Mississauga, Canada. Photo by Iwan Baan
MAD Architects, Absolute Towers, Mississauga, Canada. Photo by Iwan Baan

Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, founder and principal of MAD Architects, will be delivering a lecture at LACMA on September 15th at 7:30pm. He will discuss his work and his concept of "Shanshui City," which is his vision to create a new balance between society, the city, and the environment through new forms of architecture. Ma is recognized as an important voice in the new generation of architects with projects in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US. Works include Absolute Towers; Beijing 2050; China Wood Sculpture Museum; Harbin Cultural Island; Hutong Bubble 32; Ordos Museum; and Pingtan Art Museum. 

2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase

19:30 - 25 August, 2015
2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase, 2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase
2015 AIA|DC Emerging Architects Thesis Showcase

The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee (AIA|DC EAC) is excited to announce our presenters for the second-annual Thesis Showcase. Five recent B.Arch and M.Arch graduates from schools around the world will present their thesis projects to members of the AIA|DC and the public. The showcase event aims to bridge the gap between recent graduates and local practicing architects, by providing an opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of the work hailing from architecture schools around the country and abroad. The selected presenters will showcase their work at AIA|DC’s District Architecture Center (DAC) on August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm. Following the presentations a networking reception will occur at DAC’s gallery space in Penn Quarter.

Create+Construct 2015: dwell

18:00 - 24 August, 2015
Create+Construct 2015: dwell

With no end in sight to the current residential building boom in New York City, 2016 looks to be another busy year for the A/E/C industry. Join Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) and a slate of industry experts to discuss current trends in new residential design and construction, as well as opportunities for investigation and rehabilitation/adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Participants will earn up to 6.0 AIA (HSW) Continuing Education Hours for their attendance.

Fitch Fellowships: Apply for a Mid-Career Grant Today

16:00 - 24 August, 2015
Fitch Fellowships: Apply for a Mid-Career Grant Today, © Fitch
© Fitch

Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. Applications for 2016 funding are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015, 11PM EST. More information here

ValueAct Capital / Gould Evans

09:00 - 24 August, 2015
ValueAct Capital / Gould Evans, Courtesy of Gould Evans
Courtesy of Gould Evans

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
  • Architecture / Interior Design

  • Area

    37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gould Evans, Bruce Damonte

KAMJZ Proposes to Preserve Pershing Park with an Overhead Memorial

06:00 - 24 August, 2015
KAMJZ Proposes to Preserve Pershing Park with an Overhead Memorial, Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

Earlier this month, after viewing the contenders in the US World War I Centennial Commission’s competition to redesign the National World War I Memorial in Washington DC, organizations like The Cultural Landscape Foundation began to began to voice their opinion regarding the reach of the competition. With the cultural importance of the site in mind, such organizations had hoped that the redesign would maintain the existing Pershing Park, but were disappointed to discover that the majority of the competition’s design proposals seek to demolish the existing landscape.

Although left off of the competition’s shortlist, KAMJZ Architects’ proposal for the World War I memorial addresses these concerns by leaving Pershing Park almost completely intact. Leaving alone the park’s seating areas, agora, and landscaping, the design proposal unifies the park by adding an outer ring of trees “along the borders of the site [to] provide an acoustic barrier from the noisy adjacent streets.”

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Lecture & Panel Discussion: "Building Paradise in California"

02:30 - 24 August, 2015
Lecture & Panel Discussion: "Building Paradise in California", Pasadena's Gamble House. Photo by Alex Vertikoff
Pasadena's Gamble House. Photo by Alex Vertikoff

Lecture, presentation and panel discussion on the newly published book “Building Paradise in California” about the role that David and Mary Gamble played in creating their winter home and garden with the famed Greene brothers.

Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center / Flansburgh Architects

13:00 - 23 August, 2015
Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center / Flansburgh Architects, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman +35

Church Conversion into a Residence / Linc Thelen Design + Scrafano Architects

09:00 - 23 August, 2015
Church Conversion into a Residence / Linc Thelen Design + Scrafano Architects, © Jim Tschetter
© Jim Tschetter

© Jim Tschetter © Jim Tschetter © Jim Tschetter © Jim Tschetter +35

Joseph Phelps Vineyards / BCV Architects

13:00 - 22 August, 2015
Joseph Phelps Vineyards / BCV Architects, © Bruce Damonte Photography
© Bruce Damonte Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    200 Taplin Road, Saint Helena, CA 94574, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Hans Baldauf, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect / Project Manager

    J David Whitfield, AIA, LEED AP
  • Job Captain

    Dennis O'Kelly
  • Area

    1579.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography +22

The Greenest Home on the Block / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development

09:00 - 22 August, 2015
The Greenest Home on the Block  / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development, © Tucker English
© Tucker English

© Tucker English © Tucker English © Tucker English © Tucker English +39

Call for Submissions: AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

12:21 - 21 August, 2015
Call for Submissions: AIA Upjohn Research Initiative , © AIA
© AIA

You have until September 1 to apply for the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative. The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a six to 18 month period. Proposals should address the value of design, practice issues, or novel materials and methods of construction. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can readily be applied/transferred within the discipline. Read on for 2015's preferred themes. 

Culture Lab Detroit Dialogue: Architecture and Nature: Designing for Today’s Urban Landscape

02:30 - 21 August, 2015
Culture Lab Detroit Dialogue: Architecture and Nature: Designing for Today’s Urban Landscape

Panelists: Sou Fujimoto, Japanese architect, renowned for his synthesis of nature and architecture & Walter Hood, landscape architect, specializing in the public realm and urban environment

Moderator: Reed Kroloff, architect and urban designer, former director of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Open Call: Redesign the Burning Man City Plan

13:30 - 20 August, 2015
Open Call: Redesign the Burning Man City Plan, The existing structure of Burning Man. Image © Flicker CC User Duncan Rawlinson - @thelastminute - Duncan.co
The existing structure of Burning Man. Image © Flicker CC User Duncan Rawlinson - @thelastminute - Duncan.co

Correction Update: This article was first published on Sunday 16th August, and originally stated that "the Burning Man management team will ultimately select a winner" and that "the final design plan will be implemented for the 2017 event." However, since then it has been brought to our attention that this is not an official competition, and the Burning Man organization is not planning to update their current design.

ArchDaily would like to apologize for this grave error, which arose because we did not realize that the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning (BRCMUP) had no official ties to the organizers behind Burning Man, and is therefore not a part of Burning Man's management team. For their part, Burning Man have stated "we love the ingenuity of Burners and are curious to see what they come up with through this competition. We will certainly take a look at all the top designs in this competition, not just the winner, out of curiosity and admiration... But there are no plans to redesign Black Rock City."

The article has been updated to correct our errors. If you wish to find out more, you can do so at the competition website or Burning Man's blog post about the competition.

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center / Trivers Associates

11:00 - 20 August, 2015
Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center  / Trivers Associates, © Sam Fentress
© Sam Fentress

© Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress +20

Skin New York: A Conversation Between an Architect, a Facade Consultant, an Engineer and a Fabricator

10:30 - 20 August, 2015
Skin New York: A Conversation Between an Architect, a Facade Consultant, an Engineer and a Fabricator, organized by CTBUH New York
organized by CTBUH New York

Join the CTBUH New York City Chapter for a discussionon on Facades Design and Contsruction in New York. With an increased reliance on technology and specialization, and the need for speed and innovation, the Facade Talks Series aims at a new type of open and focused conversation to bring together different sides of the spectrum of the facade industry. The Talks are focused on building enclosure systems and the challenges in designing and building facades, where Industry leaders in architecture, facade design, engineering and construction will present and discuss new ideas, innovative technologies, and challenges in both design and construction based on a specific theme.

Retrospect Vineyards House / Swatt | Miers Architects

17:00 - 19 August, 2015
Retrospect Vineyards House / Swatt | Miers Architects, © Russell Abraham
© Russell Abraham
  • Architects

  • Location

    Windsor, CA, USA
  • Architectural Team

    Robert Swatt, FAIA, Principal in Charge; Julie Liberman, Project Architect; Audrey Hitchcock, Ivan Olds, Kimie Nakamori, Mike Eggers
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Russell Abraham © Russell Abraham © Russell Abraham © Russell Abraham +29

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

11:00 - 19 August, 2015
Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects, © Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Decatur, TX 76234, United States
  • Design Team

    Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow; Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Corey Squire, LEED AP O+M; Jacqueline Fisher; Cotton Estes; Hellen Awino
  • Area

    5400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs