January 16, 2014

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Chapter News

Contracts, Pre-Fabrication, Case Studies, Trends, and Collaboration at Design on the Delaware Oct. 29-Nov.1

Design on the Delaware is a collaborative conference examining the issues and opportunities of the built environment for design and building professionals in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Programs of particular interest to contractors, designers, developers and owners include:

Pre-Fabrication from Owner's Perspective: A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Please join the AIA/GBCA Joint Committee and an expert panel of design and construction professionals as we explore the current state of pre-fabrication in our industry, as utilized on a complex hospital expansion at Nemours’ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Panelist will discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by pre-fabrication from an owner’s point of view. This session is a collaborative session that will seek audience participation.

Residential Development Trends and Challenges
Members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia Chapter who are some of the top developers will speak to the trends and challenges of residential development in the region. Learn what's hot and what's not, new ways to work with architects and designers, what buyers want and how to get financing.

Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.

Stewardship of the North Broad Corridor: Past, Present and Future
This program will explore the past, present and proposed development activities along North Broad Corridor (from Spring Garden to Girard) from a variety of perspectives to understand the goals and rationales of the developers, the public institutions, the designers, and the politicians.

Architects, Landscape Architects, LEED Professionals, Planners and other building and design professionals can earn up to 25 professional continuing education hours. Learn more at www.designonthedelaware.com.

Earn up to 25 CES at Design on the Delaware October 29 - November 1

The 11th Annual conference will feature 36 programs, 11 tours, two general sessions, two evening parties, design charette and trade show October 29-November 1 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and the Center for Architecture.

Registration for 25 AIA credits is just $340 for AIA members if registered by midnight October 4. Registration options include one day, two day or individual programs at lower fees. Registration includes conference parties, general sessions, breakfast, lunch and trade show.  In addition to AIA credits, attendees can earn GBCI CM, AICP CM, LA CES and PDH continuing education credits. For more information and to register, visit www.designonthedelaware.com.

General Sessions Speakers are:

Thomas Christoffersen
Thomas Christoffersen, an architect and partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has experience on every notable BIG project including the multi-award winning VM Houses, the Astana National Library and the 8 House, which was awarded the World Architecture Festival 2011 Award in the housing category and the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. He most recently oversaw the detail design and construction of the 861,100 sf mixed-used West 57th building in Manhattan which aims for LEED Gold Certification.

Ken Greenberg

Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. Founding partner of Urban Strategies Inc., and now Principal of Greenberg Consultants, he has  worked in cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Catheleen McGuigan
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture publication for more than a century. McGuigan, who is the second woman to serve as editor-in-chief, was named to the post in 2011. Under her leadership, Record won the 2012 Grand Neal award, the top American Business Media award for overall excellence. 

Stacy Levy
Stacy Levy works collaboratively with architect, engineers and landscape architects on projects that show the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site. She works with water of all sorts, from acid mine drainage, to rainwater, to urban streams and rivers. Her work registers the changes in nature over the course of a day, a season, or a several years. Often using industrial materials from surveying and construction trades, she creates ways of understanding the dynamic processes of nature. Many of her recent projects utilize stormwater runoff to make rainwater an asset to the site.

Selected Conference Programs & Tours:

Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement through two speakers who regularly negotiate such agreements on behalf of their respective clients, architects and owners, in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.

Transforming the Reading Viaduct
Philadelphia's abandoned Reading Railroad viaduct is being transformed into a unique, elevated linear park. This presentation explores the design approach, which involved extensive public outreach, and how the project could ultimately spark future community development.  

Smart Design for a ‘SMART Working’ Environment
GlaxoSmithKline implemented a new design guide for facilities worldwide called SMART Working, with the goals of achieving a business that is sustainable, collaborative, and responsive. GSK employees in Philadelphia now have a LEED Platinum workplace environment which responds to their needs and supports them. This case study will emphasize the collaboration between the owner and the designers and the strategies involved to achieve the goals of the SMART Working System.

Penn's Krishna P. Singh Nanotechnology Center
Conceived as a seminal collaboration between two schools - The School of Engineering and Applied Science and The School of Arts and Sciences - The Singh Center for Nanotechnology creates a world class research facility bringing science and technology together in one place. This $91.5M project encompasses 80,000 GSF and is targeting LEED Silver Certification.

Re-imagining 8th and Berks - A Design Charrette
Asociación Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) for Eastern North Philadelphia was created to implement a long-lasting, sustainable, and comprehensive strategy to meet the challenges facing this community. Charrette participants will develop solutions for the redevelopment of a 1.8-acre, city-owned parcel at 8th and Berks
 

Member discount registration pricing available to APA, ASLA, GBCA, Engineers Club, Building Information Association, ULI, Associated Builders & Contractors and other design and building professions. Design on the Delaware is sponsored by: Microsol Resources, Architectural Glass Institute, O'Donnell & Naccarato, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Urban Engineers, Keast & Hood Co. and AKRF

For information, go to www.designonthedelaware.com.

 

Member News

KidZooU: SMP Architects designs new cultural and educational attraction

On April 13 the Philadelphia Zoo—America’s first zoo—opened KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center. The Zoo’s largest construction project to date, KidZooU is a year-round destination with a multitude of indoor and outdoor experiences for animals and guests alike. Designed to LEED Silver standards and scheduled to complete certification this year, it occupies a 2.5-acre site and repurposes the former Pachyderm House with interactive exhibits, conservation stations and robust programming aimed at teaching toddlers to tweens how to become stewards of wildlife and the environment.

The design and construction team included Bruce E. Brooks & Associates Consulting Engineers, CVM Engineers, Arora Engineers, Viridian Landscape Studio, Meliora Environmental Design, David Nelson & Associates, Becker & Frondorf and W.S. Cumby. 

BLT Architects Announces the Hiring of Five Staff Members

BLT Architects announced today the hiring of four design staff members and an administrative assistant.

“BLT Architects has enjoyed plenty of growth this year, requiring us to increase our staff to meet demand,” said Michael L. Prifti, FAIA, Managing Principal at BLTa. “We look forward to the contributions our talented new staff members will make to our team.”

The new staff members include:

Lois S.K. Suh, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science degree in architecture and a 2005 graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and architecture. She previously was a designer for Chan Mock Architects in Cambridge, Mass.

Ryan Sison is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and is a resident of Philadelphia

Andrea Polaski is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and is a resident of Hillsborough, N.J.

Fay Leff, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and a Master of Science degree in interior architecture and design.

Ann Margaret Durfee was hired an administrative assistant. A resident of Philadelphia, she completed an interior design professional certificate program at Moore College of Art and Design.

Affiliate News

Norwood’s Industrial Group Breaks Ground on 677,000SF Warehouse Distribution Center in the Lehigh Valley

The Norwood Company has recently commenced construction on a 677,000 square foot warehouse distribution center in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, a 40 acre site that was previously part of Bethlehem Steel’s main manufacturing plant. Serving as Construction Manager, Norwood is working collaboratively with developer Trammell Crow Company, investor Clarion Partners and designer KSS Architects. The new building, situated in a Local Economic Revitalization Zone (LERTA), will feature 32’ clear height, 190’ deep truck courts, ESFR sprinkler systems, ample parking and an excellent logistical location near the I-78 / Rt 412 interchange. Norwood’s Industrial Group has completed more than 20 million square feet of comparable warehouse/distribution facilities. Project completion is scheduled for Spring 2014.

The Harman Group's Director of Parking Design to be Panelist for ADA Webinar on Parking

Bill Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, The Harman Group's Director of Parking Planning and Design is lending his expertise to a webinar panel discussion, "ADA and Parking" hosted by the International Parking Institute (IPI).  The panel will discuss the parking regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act, including political challenges in municipal parking, common mistakes that trigger non-compliance and recent changes that affect old and new spaces.

The webinar is moderated by Doug Holmes, the creator and editor of the CPARK-L parking listserv, a parking information source and clearinghouse for campus and municipal parking officials.  The panelists include Mr. Kavanagh, a licensed architect with more than fifteen years of experience in the design of parking garages and mixed use buildings; Linda Kauffman, former executive director of the Allentown Parking Authority and past chair of the IPI Board of Directors; and Teresa Trussell, Parking Operations Supervisor for Ohio University.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st at 2pm EDT.  For more registration information visit www.parking.org.  Information is listed on the Professional Development tab under Webinars.

Wohlsen Construction Honored with Nine Awards

Wohlsen Construction Company received nine awards from the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at the association’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala.

The Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing renovation project at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown located in Elizabethtown, Pa., won the Project of the Year Award. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.

Wohlsen received Green Building recognition by winning the first place Excellence Award in the Green GC Sustainable category for the Hamilton Health Center project located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.

Winning First Place Awards of Excellence in Construction were the following:
• Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing Renovations located on the campus of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, located in Elizabethtown, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Unionville High School Additions and Renovations, located in Kennett Square, Pa. The project was designed by MM Architects, Inc. located in Lancaster, Pa.
• Gettysburg Energy and Nutrient Recovery Facility, located in York Springs, Pa, and constructed for EnergyWorks BioPower, LLC. Lewis & Associates Architects of Lancaster, Pa., served as the design professional.
• Jennersville Regional Hospital Patient Rooms, located in West Grove, Pa. Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. of Brentwood, TN served as the design professional.

Earning Awards of Merit were the following:
• Garrett Community Center located on the campus of Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Health and Wellness Center at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, Pa. RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa. served as the design professional.
• Hamilton Health Center Medical and Dental Clinic located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.

Upcoming Events

Building Philadelphia: The Victorian City
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates | Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

Jeffrey Cohen, PhD at Bryn Mawr College, surveys the nearly 40-year reign of Queen Victoria and the three distinctive styles that are now collectively considered "Victorian." From early Victorian through High Gothic, this talk explores which styles crossed the Atlantic Ocean during this era and presents some of the most impressive and stunning architecture in Philadelphia's collection.
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This is the sixth talk in our annual 10-part "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" lecture series, which takes place on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from March 11 - May 20. Discounted pricing is available for those who purchase the entire package. Those who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to continue training on Tuesday evenings for three additional sessions weeks after the series ends to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and/or the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - a terrific opportunity for students seeking to expand their immersion in Philadelphia's rich history, for business professionals seeking a creative outlet for their passion for Philadelphia, and for recently retired individuals (or couples!) looking for ways to stay engaged with their community and to share their knowledge with visitors.

Schedule of Talks:

MARCH 11 - Penn’s Plan and the Founding of the City
John Andrew Gallery, Former Executive Director
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

March 18 - From Colonial Capitol to the Athens of America: Georgian, Federal, & Greek Revival
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

March 25 - Romantic Philadelphia: Eclecticism of Style
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

APRIL 01 - Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Rebecca Yamin, PhD, John Milner Associates, Inc.

APRIL 08 - Immigration to the City
Caroline Golab, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

APRIL 15 - PASSOVER BREAK

APRIL 22 - The Victorian City
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College

APRIL 29 - Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 06 - Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill
David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MAY 13 - Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley
William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania

MAY 20 - Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 27 - BREAK

JUNE 03 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Building Technologies
Art Petrella, Tour Developer

JUNE 10 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Guide Techniques
Greta Greenberger, Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director

JUNE 17 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Sample Tour
David Bender, Center for Architecture Associate Director

AIA Philadelphia Annual Meeting & Party
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES CEH

Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Chapter Party. This member  event is open to AIA Philadelphia architect, associate and affiliate members only.  

4:00 - 5: 00 Business meeting, committee chairpersons recognition, volunteer of the year Award

5:00 - 6:00 Continuing education program 

6:00 - 8:00 Party

Registration is open.

Thank you to our sponsor......

 

 

 

 

Sponsorships are available, For information, contact Pat Gourley at pat@aiaphila.org or 215-569-3186 x105 for details.

New Architectural Traditions Workshop at the Barnes Foundation
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:00pm - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:00pm
$270 Barnes members/ $300 Non-members
The Barnes Foundation; 2025 Benjamin Franklin Prkwy. Philadelphia, PA
The Barnes Foundation
Yes, Registration is required

NEW ARCHITECTURAL TRADITIONS
Instructor: Grace Ong Yan, PhD

The Barnes in Philadelphia is among several exceptional new buildings in the city. Meet some of the architects who designed them, and visit the Comcast and Cira Centers, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, and projects by local architects such as DIGSAU and Erdy McHenry Architecture.

Fridays, April 25–May 16 (4 classes)
1–3 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$300; members $270
Register online or call 215.278.7300.

AIA Philadelphia 15th Annual Golf Outing
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:30am - 8:00pm
Varied
Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 2285 Country Club Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
Pat Gourley 215-569-3186 x105 pat@aiaphila.org

Join your colleagues and friends for a day of golf on one of the area's finest courses, lunch, an open bar, dinner, prizes, and more.

Participation limited. Sign up now before it sells out.  Discount for group and individual play ends March 1.

Click here to download information or contact Pat Gourley at pat@aiaphila.org or 215-569-3186 x105

Thank you to our sponsors:

      

Allied Construction Services, ARC, Ballinger, Cenero, Gilbane Building Company, LF Driscoll, MacIntosh Engineering, P. Agnes, Skanska, Structure Tone, The Harman Group. Turner Construction Company

Bohler Engineering, The Lighting Practice, W.S. Cumby, Inc., 
Barton Partners Architects Planners 

Building Philadelphia: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates | Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

Paula Spiler, PhD at Drexel University, presents this fun look at Philadelphia's earliest skyscrapers. Learn how historians define what a skyscraper is, what forced caused high-rise buildings to emerge in 19th century Philadelphia, and how their effect on Philadelphia's skyline helped to set the stage for Philadelphia to have one the most impressive skylines in the world.
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This is the seventh talk in our annual 10-part "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" lecture series, which takes place on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from March 11 - May 20. Discounted pricing is available for those who purchase the entire package. Those who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to continue training on Tuesday evenings for three additional sessions weeks after the series ends to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and/or the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - a terrific opportunity for students seeking to expand their immersion in Philadelphia's rich history, for business professionals seeking a creative outlet for their passion for Philadelphia, and for recently retired individuals (or couples!) looking for ways to stay engaged with their community and to share their knowledge with visitors.

Schedule of Talks:

MARCH 11 - Penn’s Plan and the Founding of the City
John Andrew Gallery, Former Executive Director
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

March 18 - From Colonial Capitol to the Athens of America: Georgian, Federal, & Greek Revival
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

March 25 - Romantic Philadelphia: Eclecticism of Style
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

APRIL 01 - Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Rebecca Yamin, PhD, John Milner Associates, Inc.

APRIL 08 - Immigration to the City
Caroline Golab, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

APRIL 15 - PASSOVER BREAK

APRIL 22 - The Victorian City
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College

APRIL 29 - Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 06 - Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill
David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MAY 13 - Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley
William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania

MAY 20 - Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 27 - BREAK

JUNE 03 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Building Technologies
Art Petrella, Tour Developer

JUNE 10 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Guide Techniques
Greta Greenberger, Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director

JUNE 17 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Sample Tour
David Bender, Center for Architecture Associate Director

SMPS Northeast Regional Conference
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:00am - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00am
$395 SMPS Members (Early Bird) / $495 Non-Members (Early Bird)
Revel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
SMPS Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
AIA CES pending
Kate Petrovich 856-833-0010 kpetrovich@lgarch.com http://www.smpsnerc.org

The SMPS Northeast Regional Conference (NERC), aka “The ÜBER Conference,” will connect the nation’s savviest marketers from the A/E/C industry for three days of remarkable presentations, workshops, and networking. This conference is expected to draw between 350 and 500 executives and marketing professionals who are responsible for attracting new business and generating revenue for their firms in the building industry.

Why ÜBER? Nine SMPS chapters representing 1350 members have partnered to bring you the SMPS Northeast Regional Conference—Northern New England, Boston, Connecticut, Upstate New York, New York City, Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC—harnessing their strength for maximum impact to benefit the A/E/C professionals and firms in this region.

The inaugural NERC will be held in Atlantic City, NJ. As the setting for the popular board game Monopoly®, Atlantic City inspires the conference’s theme: “Opportunity Knocks!”

Community Design Collaborative: Meet & Greet
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Community Design Collaborative
Yes, Registration is required

MEET & GREET: Behind the Scenes at the Collaborative

Join us for an open house at the Community Design Collaborative! Get to know fellow enthusiasts and volunteers, check out recent projects, and get a sneak peek of what’s to come!

Plus we’ll show you how an idea progresses from application to design concept to report.

New to the Collaborative and want to figure out how you can get involved? Volunteered before but want to learn more about how we work? All are welcome!
 

 

The Community Design Collaborative is a community design center that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, offers unique volunteer opportunities for design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization. www.cdesignc.org

REVIT FUNDAMENTALS - 4 day Course at Drexel University
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 3:00pm
$750.00
Drexel University - URBN Center
Drexel University Department of Architecture and Interiors
Yes, Registration is required
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Drexel University Department of Architecture + Interiors 215-895-2409 mdt66@drexel.edu https://secure.touchnet.com/C20688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=702

MEETING TIMES: Friday – May 2 -6:00 to 9:00pm Saturday – May 3 – 12:00-3:00pm Friday – May 9 – 6:00 to 9:00pm Saturday – May 10 – 12:00 to 3:00pm This class introduces a new way of thinking about deliverable documents and the collaborative framework that a BIM virtual model is working to provide. The objective of the Revit Fundamentals course is to enable students to begin to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This training guide focuses on basic tools needed to work with the Autodesk Revit Architecture software.

http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/about/enrichment/

Building Philadelphia: Planning the Modern City
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates | Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

David Brownlee, PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, takes us through the political, aesthetic, and social movements that dramatically reshaped Philadelphia in the early 20th Century. From the careful demolition of nearly 1,000 properties to make way for the now-glamorous Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the careful preservation of Colonial homes in Society Hill, Brownlee explores where the ideas for these big projects came from and what political, economic, and financial forces it took to complete them.
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This is the eighth talk in our annual 10-part "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" lecture series, which takes place on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from March 11 - May 20. Discounted pricing is available for those who purchase the entire package. Those who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to continue training on Tuesday evenings for three additional sessions weeks after the series ends to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and/or the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - a terrific opportunity for students seeking to expand their immersion in Philadelphia's rich history, for business professionals seeking a creative outlet for their passion for Philadelphia, and for recently retired individuals (or couples!) looking for ways to stay engaged with their community and to share their knowledge with visitors.

Schedule of Talks:

MARCH 11 - Penn’s Plan and the Founding of the City
John Andrew Gallery, Former Executive Director
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

March 18 - From Colonial Capitol to the Athens of America: Georgian, Federal, & Greek Revival
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

March 25 - Romantic Philadelphia: Eclecticism of Style
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

APRIL 01 - Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Rebecca Yamin, PhD, John Milner Associates, Inc.

APRIL 08 - Immigration to the City
Caroline Golab, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

APRIL 15 - PASSOVER BREAK

APRIL 22 - The Victorian City
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College

APRIL 29 - Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 06 - Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill
David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MAY 13 - Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley
William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania

MAY 20 - Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 27 - BREAK

JUNE 03 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Building Technologies
Art Petrella, Tour Developer

JUNE 10 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Guide Techniques
Greta Greenberger, Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director

JUNE 17 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Sample Tour
David Bender, Center for Architecture Associate Director

Preservation Provocateur Rick Lowe on Art Making and the Future of Preservation
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
African American Museum In Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
GRAY AREA
Yes, Registration is required

Last  in GRAY AREA's Preservation Provocateur speaker series is Rick Lowe on "Art Making and the Future of Preservation."

Lowe is a Houston, Texas-based artist, community activist and founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community located in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston.

Houston's definition of a "row house" is different from ours in Philly, referring to the small, freestanding "shotgun-style" houses, which Lowe recognized as "the perfect opportunity to pursue the creation of a new form of art." Since 1993, Project Row Houses campus has grown to 40 properties; including 12 artist exhibition and/or residency spaces, seven houses for young mothers, artist residencies, office spaces, a community gallery, a park, low-income residential and commercial spaces.

Lowe will discuss how Project Row Houses has incorporated the preservation of its distinctive buildings and the character of the historic 3rd Ward into its community-building work. 

The event is FREE; registration is appreciated!

Rick Lowe's appearance is a partnership between GRAY AREA and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. GRAY AREA is an experiment and public dialogue to encourage new ways of thinking about older buildings in Philadelphia and beyond. It is a project of the University of the Arts and DesignPhiladelphia of the Center for Architecture and is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

 

 

 

"Construction Trends" Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
$ 20 PCBE members/$ 25 Non-Members/$ 15 full time students w/ valid ID
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 10 Independence Mall, Sixth & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Council for Business Economics
Yes, Registration is required

The Philadelphia Council for Business Economics (A Chapter of NABE)

is pleased to present

Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist
Reed Construction Data

Presentation: "Construction Trends"

Bernie Markstein is US Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data. He is a Senior Business Economist with extensive experience analyzing, interpreting and forecasting macroeconomic and regional data. His primary experience in analysis and research in housing and financial markets. He was previously the Vice President, Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the National Association of Home Builders.

11:45 am for Federal Reserve Security clearance

12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Presentation

Student - $15.00 (with Valid Full Time College ID)

Please Note: Reservations are required and must be made or canceled no later than 12:00 p.m. on day before the meeting. "No-shows" will be billed.

CANstruction Philadelphia 2014
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 9:30am - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 7:00pm
Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
CANstruction Philadelphia
No, Registration is not required

2014 marks the 8th Anniversary of the CANSTRUCTION® Philadelphia event to benefit Philabundance and help drive hunger from our communities. We hope to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever! With over 100 cities across the United States, Canada and Australia participating in CANSTRUCTION®, we are proud to host such a prominent event within our Philadelphia Community.

Each year, the AIA Philadelphia Associate Committee invites Philadelphia’s
leading architects, engineers, contractors, design firms and design schools to
participate in this unique effort. CANSTRUCTION® offers our design community the opportunity to publicly exhibit our imagination and creativity while also demonstrating our concern for the less fortunate members of our community. CANSTRUCTION® is organized by young aspiring architects, designers and philanthropists, and through this event the Philadelphia design community can be a catalyst for positive change in our own backyard.
 

Since its humble beginning in 1992, CANSTRUCTION® has donated over 15 million pounds of canned food to community food banks demonstrating that we can have a positive impact on the alleviation of hunger and malnutrition. As an event, CANSTRUCTION® has grown to become one of the largest contributors to food banks in the world. In the last 2 years, CANSTRUCTION® Philadelphia has provided over 100,000 lbs of food to those in need across the Delaware Valley through Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization.

 

Wherever a CANSTRUCTION® competition is held, thousands of hungry
people are fed, an awareness of the issues surrounding hunger are highlighted publicly, and a spotlight is placed on the design and construction industry as we give back to the communities with whom we are inextricably entwined.
 

CANSTRUCTION® is one competition where everyone wins.
We hope that you will rise to meet our challenge to “CANstruct a World without Hunger.” One CAN: make a difference.

Designing a Sustainable Splashpad & Selecting Sustainable Commercial Playground Equipment
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:15am - 2:00pm
Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
George Ely Associates, Inc.
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES CEH and 1 AIA/CES CEH pending
Zach Dowell 800-262-8448 ely@pa.net

George Ely Associates, Vortex Aquatic Structures, & Playworld Systems, cordially invite you to attend a seminar on Designing a Sustainable Splashpad & Selecting Sustainable Commercial Playground Equipment. You will learn about design features, water management, responsible manufacturing, and cost estimates.

This event will take place at Valley Forge Resort & Casino in Valley Forge, PA, on Tuesday May 13th, starting at 10:15am. These (2) 75-minute seminars are geared for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Park & Recreation professionals and are eligible for CEU’s. Don’t delay and RSVP today as space is limited.

Vortex is the worldwide leader in Splashpad parks and they offer everything from a small splashpad to a 5000+ sq ft project including the water management system.

Playworld Systems is a family owned business and is centrally located in Lewisburg, PA.

George Ely Associates is the local representative for Vortex splashpads and Playworld Systems playground equipment. They are an annual sponsor of PRPS and PA/DE ASLA activities. Since 1976 GEA has been representing several excellent manufacturers of athletic, park, and playground equipment.

Don’t delay and respond today to reserve your spot. The seminars will be followed by an open question and answer period. Lunch will be offered in the meeting room after the Sustainable Playground CES & before the Sustainable Splashpad CES. Take advantage of this no cost opportunity to learn the biggest trend in recreation and make it a great day out of the office to network with colleagues.

Please respond to George Ely or Zach Dowell at George Ely Associates (800-262-8448 and/or ely@pa.net). We hope to see you there!

George Ely, President
 

Building Philadelphia: Modernism in the Delaware Vallery
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates | Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

William Whitaker, Curator at the University of Pennsylvania's Architectural Archives, presents the remaining examples of modernist architecture scattered around the Greater Philadelphia area. These buildings are only now beginning to be appreciated for their architectural achievements just as many of them have been or are being demolished. Come explore the buildings we grew up with before they are gone forever.
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This is the ninth talk in our annual 10-part "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" lecture series, which takes place on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from March 11 - May 20. Discounted pricing is available for those who purchase the entire package. Those who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to continue training on Tuesday evenings for three additional sessions weeks after the series ends to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and/or the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - a terrific opportunity for students seeking to expand their immersion in Philadelphia's rich history, for business professionals seeking a creative outlet for their passion for Philadelphia, and for recently retired individuals (or couples!) looking for ways to stay engaged with their community and to share their knowledge with visitors.

Schedule of Talks:

MARCH 11 - Penn’s Plan and the Founding of the City
John Andrew Gallery, Former Executive Director
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

March 18 - From Colonial Capitol to the Athens of America: Georgian, Federal, & Greek Revival
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

March 25 - Romantic Philadelphia: Eclecticism of Style
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

APRIL 01 - Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Rebecca Yamin, PhD, John Milner Associates, Inc.

APRIL 08 - Immigration to the City
Caroline Golab, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

APRIL 15 - PASSOVER BREAK

APRIL 22 - The Victorian City
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College

APRIL 29 - Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 06 - Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill
David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MAY 13 - Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley
William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania

MAY 20 - Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 27 - BREAK

JUNE 03 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Building Technologies
Art Petrella, Tour Developer

JUNE 10 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Guide Techniques
Greta Greenberger, Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director

JUNE 17 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Sample Tour
David Bender, Center for Architecture Associate Director

13th Annual ACE Mentor Scholarship Breakfast
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:30am - 9:30am
$125 Sponsorships are available
Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA
ACE Mentor Program
Yes, Registration is required
215-806-4817 easternpa@acementor.org

Join the Board of Directors and the ACE Mentors for the 13th Annual Scholarship Breakfast to benefit the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania. This year, it is with great pleasure that we honor:

Person of the Year: Emily Bittenbender, President, Bittenbender Construction, L.P.

Project of the Year: Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall, Temple University, 1601 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Community Leader of the Year: Howard M. Neukrug, P.E., Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department.

Join over 400 A/C/E industry colleagues for networking, breakfast, and awards to raise money and support for the ACE Mentor Program.

Contact easternpa@acementor.org or call 215-806-4817 to register.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

2 Day SketchUp Class
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:00am - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:00pm
$595
1701 Walnut Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
db3D
Yes, Registration is required

Learn SketchUp at the right pace for you in the 2 Day SketchUp Class. Save $95 by purchasing the Beginner and Advanced Class together. Students will also receive a free copy of “Learning SketchUp 2013” (a $50 value).

Hands-on exercises throughout this course will demonstrate techniques for utilizing the following skills:

- Drawing and modification tools, with tips for speed and efficiency

- Making specific selections, using groups or components and the proper use of the move tool
- Measurements, precision and guides

- Creating sections and modifying styles

- An introduction to LayOut

- Import your own materials and line drawings (dwg)

- Workflow for creating interior and exterior models

- Creating scenes, styles and animations

- Creating photorealistic renderings with SU Podium

ARE Study Course Session 4: Construction Documents & Services
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$35 AIA Associate Members/$55 non-members
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required

This course covers the application of project management, professional practice knowledge and skills, and the preparation of contract documents and contract administration. Content Areas: Codes & Regulations; Environmental Issues; Construction Drawings & Project Manual; Project & Practice Management. Vignette: Building Section.

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You can register for this session and other remaining sessions from the above website link. Course costs vary. There is a significant discount for AIA Associate members (any chapter). All courses unless otherwise noted take place at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia

PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WALK IN REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE

Class Schedule

May 14: Construction Documents & Services

June 4 & 5: Building Systems

September 20 & 27: Structural Systems

October 25: Schematic Design and Building Design & Construction Systems

 

For information, contact Pat at 215-569-3186 x 105 or pat@aiaphila.org

2014 CANstruction Philadelphia A'CAN'emy Awards
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 for Non-Members, $25 for Members (Please email canstructionphiladelphia@gmail.com for discount code)
Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
CANstruction Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required

Please join us on the night of Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's teams in the CANstruction Philadelphia 2014 event, benefiting Philabundance.

This is a unique opportunity to see this year's structures close up, while networking and enjoying a wonderful event brought to you by the AIA Philadelphia Associate Committee in conjunction with the Center For Architecture.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the event go directly to Philabundance.  We hope you CAN make it!

Building Philadelphia: Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Series: $150 General Public, $100 Members, $50 Students / AIA Associates | Individual Lectures: $20 General Public, $15 Members, $10 Students / AIA Associates
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

Since the mid-20th century, Philadelphia has faced the same challenges as most post-industrial cities in the world, namely loss of manufacturing jobs, residents, and taxes. Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, will explore how Philadelphia has faced these challenges, in what ways it has succeeded, where we still need to make progress, and what the future holds for our fair city. Current and future public and private development projects will round out our lecture series.
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This is the tenth talk in our annual 10-part "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" lecture series, which takes place on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from March 11 - May 20. Discounted pricing is available for those who purchase the entire package. Those who attend at least eight of the lectures are invited to continue training on Tuesday evenings for three additional sessions weeks after the series ends to become certified as a volunteer tour guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and/or the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - a terrific opportunity for students seeking to expand their immersion in Philadelphia's rich history, for business professionals seeking a creative outlet for their passion for Philadelphia, and for recently retired individuals (or couples!) looking for ways to stay engaged with their community and to share their knowledge with visitors.

Schedule of Talks:

MARCH 11 - Penn’s Plan and the Founding of the City
John Andrew Gallery, Former Executive Director
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

March 18 - From Colonial Capitol to the Athens of America: Georgian, Federal, & Greek Revival
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

March 25 - Romantic Philadelphia: Eclecticism of Style
Richard Webster, PhD, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University

APRIL 01 - Digging in the City of Brotherly Love
Rebecca Yamin, PhD, John Milner Associates, Inc.

APRIL 08 - Immigration to the City
Caroline Golab, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

APRIL 15 - PASSOVER BREAK

APRIL 22 - The Victorian City
Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, Bryn Mawr College

APRIL 29 - Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th c. Philadelphia
Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 06 - Planning the Modern City: The Parkway and Society Hill
David Brownlee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MAY 13 - Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley
William Whitaker, Curator, Architectural Archives
University of Pennsylvania

MAY 20 - Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Drexel University

MAY 27 - BREAK

JUNE 03 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Building Technologies
Art Petrella, Tour Developer

JUNE 10 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Guide Techniques
Greta Greenberger, Philadelphia City Hall Tour Director

JUNE 17 - TOUR GUIDE TRAINING - Sample Tour
David Bender, Center for Architecture Associate Director

ARE Study Session - PPP/SP
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Free
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Young Architects Forum
Yes, Registration is required

The next ARE Study Session is upon us. We will be finishing our discussion regarding Programming Planning + Practice (PPP) vignettes and then proceeding into Site Planning (SP) multiple-choice questions.

If you would like to connect with us online, please RSVP to AREstudysessions.philly@gmail.com for the login info. If you have a PPP Vignette attempt, please email it to us before hand. We would like to use real examples of vignettes to help others study. Still have questions or need more information? Please use the same email.

ARE Study Sessions are held the third Tuesday of the month through October. Each month the group focuses on a specific section or sections. The program is presented and led by AIA Philadelphia's Young Architects Forum.

2014 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture featuring Steven Holl, FAIA
Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
$15 - $65
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Yes, Registration is required

Join the Philadelphia Center for Architecture for our 29th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture, featuring Steven Holl, FAIA. This annual charitable event raises funds to help support the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, a legacy project of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1999.

Steven Holl, winner of the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, established Steven Holl Architects in New York City in 1976 and is well regarded for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design. Holl's most well-known projects include Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003), the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri (2007), and the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009).

Learn more about Steven Holl at his website: www.stevenholl.com

Constructing Net Zero
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00am - 5:30pm
$75 (members), $125 (non-members on or before May 8)
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Building Enclosure Council
Yes, Registration is required
5 AIA/CES CEHs pending

Constructing Net Zero
Presented by Philadelphia Enclosure Council and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute.   

Seminar Sessions/ Topics + Speakers

What do We Mean by "Net Zero"
Speakers: Dan Rew, Design Principal, HDR; Engineer TBD, EwingCole; and Joshua T Lessard, Architectural Designer; Strada Architecture LLC.
Constructing Net Zero: Brock Environmental Center

Speakers: William Wright, President and Vincent Lopez, Director of Commissioning Services, Brooks+Wright Commissioning, Owners Representative and additional Project Team Members.

Know Your Impact: Making LCA Accessible to Designers
Speaker: Roderick Bates, Associate and Senior Researcher with Kieran Timberlake.

Modular Approaches to Net Zero Objectives
Speaker: Howard Steinberg, Principal, Onion Flats / Plumbob / JIG / G.R.A.S.S.

Panel Discussion: Net Zero into the Mainstream
Speakers will include selected Seminar Presenters and invited guests.

Box Lunch will be provided 

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