June 24 - June 25
Steven Gatschet, AIA, died June 20, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. Gatschet served as a member of AIA Philadelphia’s Board of Directors and as Chapter President in 1991.
A practicing architect with over 40 years of experience at numerous Philadelphia-area firms, Mr. Gatschet was most recently a private consultant and an adjunct professor of architecture at Drexel University, where he had been teaching since 1982. In addition, he was a member of the boards of the Foundation for Architecture, the Washington Square Development District, as well as the zoning committee of the Center City Residents Association, and the advisory board of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia.
Mr. Gatschet received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Architecture at Arizona State University, and was an author of numerous published articles and lectured widely to both professional and non-professional audiences.
The focus of Mr. Gatschet’s research was the history and construction materials and techniques, and the history of Dock Creek and the pre-settlement topography of the city. His hobbies included designing engineered paper constructions, drawing, jazz and classical music, and pipe smoking.
He is survived by his wife, Abbie Kinzler, and two children from a previous marriage, Stephanie and Andrew.
A memorial service is planned for September. An exact date will be announced in the near future.
An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the E'cole Nationale des Ponts et Chausse'es in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has been confirmed as one of four keynote presenters at the 10th annual Design on the Delaware conference, November 14-16 in Philadelphia.
Carlo holds several patents and has co-authored over 200 publications. As well as being a regular contributor to the archtitecture magazine Domus and the Italian newspaper II Sole 24 Ore, he has written for the BBC, La Stampa, Scientific American, and the New York Times. His works has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum of Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, GAFTA in San Francisco, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the "Best Inventions of the Year."
Learn more about Carlo Ratti and other Design on the Delaware speakers at http://www.designonthedelaware.com/speakers.
Alan Berger, Landscape Architect, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, and founding director of MIT’s P-REX Lab will give a keynote presentation at the Design on the Delaware Conference on November 15th. Berger’s work emphasizes the link between our consumption of natural resources and the waste and destruction of landscape, to help us better understand how to redesign around our wasteful lifestyles for more intelligent outcomes. He coined the term “Systemic Design” to describe the reintegration of disvalued landscapes into our urbanized territories and regional ecologies. Prior to MIT he was an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard-GSD, 2002-2008. He is a Prince Charitable Trusts Fellow of The American Academy in Rome and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1990). The Project for Reclamation Excellence (P-REX) is a multi-disciplinary research effort at MIT focusing on the design and reuse of waste landscapes worldwide. Learn more at www.designonthedelaware.com
The real estate investment firm of Grosvenor has selected Eimer Design to provide a new corporate image along with unique and effective work place design strategies for their Philadelphia offices.
Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects is proud to announce that their team, led by Tim Kiser, AIA and Michael McCloskey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, received Second Prize in the 2012 Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) Sustainable Design Competition. Kiser and McCloskey participated in the Emerging Professionals category and received the award at the Best of Greenbuild event held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Their submission, “Mantua RE-Wright”, adaptively re-used the existing Mantua Wright Recreation Center in the Mantua section of Philadelphia. The design is intended to “RE-Wright” the community’s understanding of what their neighborhood is and how it can flourish to foster a sustainable way of living. The Mantua RE-Wright complex is situated within a dense urban context, so a vertical addition to the existing building became a way to introduce much needed program space onto a constrained site with a minimal footprint. The striking image of the tower lends a contemporary face to Mantua’s already established identity. Views afforded from the new addition enable residents to perceive their urban environment in a way that reinforces a sense of scale between their block, their neighborhood and their city.
The tower also becomes a highly visible beacon within the community and presents a constant reminder of the communication health, and educational opportunities the center provides. The building itself acts as a tool for learning and presents visitors with sustainable ways of living within a community, which includes taking advantage of existing unused roof space to allow for the production of natural crops amongst the paved city context and providing a building analytics display to help people engage with responsible building and energy use practices.
The Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects competition team is proud of their role in helping to set the tone for neighborhood environmental responsibility within the City of Philadelphia with this re-imagined community center concept.
EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that it has won three awards from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE). The projects honored by DVASE are the Outpatient Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA; the New Headquarters for the United Therapeutics Corporation in Silver Spring, MD; and the Pedestrian Connector for the United Therapeutics Corporation.
“EwingCole’s engineers are focused on delivering collaborative solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective, and address the long term needs of a building,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. ”We are honored that our creative solutions to these structural challenges have been recognized by our peers.”
The winning projects were announced on May 16th at the Excellence in Structural Engineering design awards program held at the Top of the Tower at 3 Logan Square, Philadelphia.
The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center of Pocono Medical Center won the “2012 Outstanding Project Award.” Completed this past spring, the 65,000 square-foot cancer center consists of composite slab on metal deck construction with a lateral system composed of ordinary steel concentrically braced frames. Drilled piers make up the structure’s foundation. The building was designed for future expansion up to six additional stories. A skywalk footbridge of steel trusses connects the Cancer Center to the main hospital.
United Therapeutics’ New Headquarters project won an “Award of Merit.” This eight-story office tower with two below-grade parking levels beneath an elliptical auditorium structure presented structural challenges. Support of the auditorium shape, the limited floor heights below the auditorium and the limited locations of columns due to parking clearances required many 6’-0”x3’-0” transfer beams to carry both the vertical and lateral load of the structure.
United Therapeutics’ Pedestrian Connector project also won a “2012 Outstanding Project Award.” The Connector spans 90 feet between buildings, allowing employees to traverse the street at the 6th floor level. The full cross section of the connector is a truss, comprised of exposed 7-inch high-strength-steel rings that follow the extended circular cross section of the connector and are spaced at 9-foot centers. The rings are composed of two half circular sections (top and bottom) with a 10-foot radius separated by straight sections of varying length that match the slope of the floor slab.
EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that its project for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has won both local and national awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). The Medical Surgical Unit of Katz Women’s Hospital won the 2012 Section Award from the Philadelphia Section of IES and also a 2012 Illuminations Award of Merit from the continental organization.
“EwingCole’s team of lighting designers are brilliant engineers who are dedicated to conserving energy while providing beautiful, functional design,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. ”A major part of every LEED designation is due to their creativity and commitment.”
Judges were impressed that the Surgical Unit earned LEED credits from 15% lighting energy savings and low mercury lighting, while successfully meeting the client’s expectations and budget. The warm and inviting lobby uses a combination of LED slot lights and LED accent lights. For nursing stations, LED downlights provide general lighting, while LED tape is integrated into the desks. Corridor lights are 1x2 fluorescent for bright daytime illumination, while patient room lighting is very flexible, giving the patient control over the lighting scenes from the pillow speaker. The project is expected to earn LEED Silver.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently selected Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA as one of 17 members of the Governor’s new Asian American Affairs Advisory Commission. The importance of this committee presented itself through the vast population of more than 300,000 Asian Pacific American citizens in the state of Pennsylvania. According to Governor Corbett, “The Asian Pacific American community represents a vital dimension of our commonwealth’s diverse ethnic and social community.” Corbett also recently proclaimed the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.
Hailing from Korea, and now residing in Montgomery County, PA, Tim is President/CEO of Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs), an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of parking and mixed-use structures. He has become a visionary in his industry, building a firm that has set the standard for what constitutes a contemporary parking structure, while simultaneously giving back to his community. He has also dedicated himself to implementing sustainable planning strategies that reduce traffic and carbon emissions.
Active in his industry, as well as in the community, Tim was named 2012 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year by Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, and 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. He was also appointed Distinguished Advisory Professor of Architecture by the Inje University in South Korea, one of the highest honors in the Korean community. In 2006, Tim was recognized as Entrepreneur of Year by Ernst & Young in the Real Estate and Construction category, for the Philadelphia region. In 2010, Tim was recognized by ZweigWhite as the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award recipient.
Effective June 2012, Carl M. Dress AIA is the new Co-Chair of AIA Philadelphia's Historic Preservation Committee. Mr. Dress is a Principal at Heritage Design Collaborative and has practiced at several notable firms in New York City and Philadelphia over the last 22 years. He is currently leading HDC’s work on the restoration of the East Park Canoe House on Boat House Row. Dress has a BArch from Pratt Institute and an MArch from Cornell University and is a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia where he lives with his architect wife and two sons.
Heckendorn Shiles Architects is proud to announce that Greg Mastalerz has received his architectural license registration. Greg is a 2012 Drexel University Architecture graduate and has served as an integral team member on a variety of projects at HSA since first joining the firm in October 2011. Greg’s design successes at Heckendorn Shiles Architects encompass a variety of project types including a series of Ice Rinks for Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, the Team Store addition to the Wells Fargo Center, as well as several corporate office fit-outs and group homes/therapeutic facilities for children and adults with disabilities.
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., has announced that a new preserve management center designed for the Natural Lands Trust is under construction. The Lenfest Center, located on the 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve in Newlin Township, Pennsylvania, will be the home of the Trust’s conservation work and provide public accommodations for orientation and education of community and environmental groups.
“We share with Natural Lands Trust a commitment to sustainability and land preservation,” said architect Daniel Russoniello, AIA, LEED AP. “Like our education center at the Scott Arboretum and adaptive reuse of the historic water works structures at the Anson B. Nixon Park, we are helping these organizations to manage the natural resources under their care and to educate future generations in environmental stewardship.”
Expected to be complete in early 2013, the 9300 sf Lenfest Center will be a two-story structure that includes space for the storage and maintenance of land management equipment and preserve staff, as well as meeting and support spaces. Across a grassy court will be an open air pavilion that will support outdoor programs and provide shelter and shade. Visitors to the Preserve typically enjoy passive recreational activities, such as birding, nature trail walks and star gazing.
“The building was designed in a Chester County agrarian style with exposed timber frame structure, metal seamed roof, and stone exterior,” said Russoniello. “It is nestled into the side of a slope and incorporates many sustainable design features like ground-coupled geothermal heating and cooling, high-efficiency lighting, low flow and waterless plumbing fixtures, rain gardens and recycled materials reclaimed from the site.”
The ChesLen Preserve was established in 2007 as a result of a land donation by philanthropists Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Lenfests have also donated the funds for the construction of the new facility. Formerly mushroom fields, the preserve includes dense woods, wild plant meadows, and several miles of the Brandywine Creek.
The project was led by the design team of Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. with m/e/p engineering firm Bruce E. Brooks & Associates; Keast & Hood Co. structural engineer; SITE Engineering Concepts civil engineers; and Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects.
Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs) has been named #13 on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2012 Top 50 Minority-Owned Business Award list. President/CEO, Timothy Haahs, AIA, PE, hails from Korea and now resides in Lower Gwenydd, PA. Haahs is founder of the organization, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of parking and mixed-use structures.
The list honors outstanding minority-owned businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area based on 2011 statistics. This honor expands Haahs’ already lengthy list of accolades, including his recent appointment as one of 17 commission members for Governor Tom Corbett’s Asian American Affairs Advisory Commission announced in May, as well as his designation as the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association.
The organization is honored to be recognized among some of the nation’s leading innovators for the 6th consecutive year.
Cairone and Kaupp, Inc.(CKI) is proud to announce the completion and successful reception of the Cooper River Park Vision Plan. Building upon its rich history of sailing and rowing regattas, in addition to traditional park recreation, CKI worked with county officials to create a masterplan that will improve the park over many years. Honoring current uses and introducing new programs and activities, the plan focusing on reorienting the park towards the river, protecting the precious ecological systems in place, and integrating a series of riverfront boardwalks and decks along the 350 acres of the park.
Our company is excited to move into the first phase of site design for the park which will include a renovation of the highly used Jack Curtis Stadium area. The work at Cooper supports our mission to contribute to the development of high quality, public, waterfront areas within the urban context.
CKI is proud of the positive press and feedback we’ve received and look forward to assisting Camden County in thrusting Cooper River Park into the future.
Schnabel Engineering announced that Sharon Krock, PWS, was recently elected President of the Philadelphia Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). Sharon has served on the Board of Directors of SAME’s Philly Post for over nine years, and has been involved in numerous committees including Scholarship, Communications, and the Signature Event Committees. Last year Sharon served as First Vice President where she was responsible for setting up the programs that are presented at the monthly meetings. Her term as Post President will last one year.
David C. Gosse has joined Duffield Associates as a Senior Project Scientist. He will provide technical support and project management in the Water and Natural Resources Section. Mr. Gosse has fifteen years of experience in natural resource conservation and habitat management, environmental planning and project management, and stream and terrestrial restoration. He has worked on diverse natural systems such as coastal wetlands and riverine systems, primary headwater habitat, savannahs, pine, and upland ecosystems.
Mr. Gosse has a Master of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from The University of Virginia and a Bachelors degree from Drew University. He is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Society for Ecological Restoration, and the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Skanska USA, a leading provider of construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services, announced today that its Philadelphia Metro office moved to a newly designed, highly energy-efficient space located at 518 East Township Line Road in Blue Bell, PA.
The new 19,100-square-foot office was built by Skanska’s Special Projects Group and is expected to achieve LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Sustainability is a core value embedded in Skanska’s culture so it’s imperative for us to practice what we preach to our clients and partners,” said Ed Szwarc, general manager and executive vice president of Skanska USA’s Pennsylvania and Delaware offices. “We’ve built a strong reputation as an industry leader in green building, and are excited to utilize the same highly sustainable features in our own office that we’ve become widely known for, so we can reap the benefits that our clients do.”
In keeping with Skanska’s commitment to being green, the new office features numerous innovative, environmentally-sound elements. For example, all counter tops, carpet tiles, and stone tile flooring contain 40 percent recycled content. In addition, Skanska utilized renewable materials for finishes, such as Lumicor accent panels (which are R4 recycled resins made from crushed recycled glass) throughout the office.
The office’s layout also allows for a natural daylight-based lighting scheme. Combined with the use of ENERGY STAR-rated computers and appliances and new energy-efficient lighting throughout the office, the new space is expected to significantly reduce energy costs in the first year. The optimal design also provides Skanska’s employees with an open atmosphere, allowing for more collaboration, interaction and communication amongst coworkers.
The project was completed on schedule in just four months. The architect was KlingStubbins.
Skanska USA is dedicated to green practices and has completed many LEED-certified projects throughout the U.S. as well as for its own offices. In 2008, Skanska renovated its flagship office in the Empire State Building in New York City to achieve LEED-CI Platinum certification – becoming the first office in the iconic building to be LEED certified. So far, that office has achieved a 57 percent reduction in electricity costs compared to its prior office, and is projected to save approximately $680,000 in energy costs over the life of Skanska’s 15-year lease. This equates to a carbon footprint reduction of nearly 80 tons per year or removing 53 standard size cars from the road.
Waverley Heights Retirement Community (Gladwyne, PA) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new theater. Waverley Heights is an award-winning continuing care retirement community located on a 63-acre former Philadelphia Main Line Estate in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.
With the help of KDA Architects who designed the project, C. Raymond Davis and Sons was able to construct a 5,813 square foot two story theater addition. The project includes a state of the art 65 seat movie theater on the upper level and a resident run retail shop on the lower level.
The theater provides an elegant and safe multi-media experience for the residents of the retirement community to enjoy movies, presentations, lectures and televised events. It was designed with full access for the handicapped with wide aisles, handrails, and a wheelchair accessible ramp down the one side. The addition blends seamlessly with the interior and exterior architecture of the existing campus. It is a masonry structure with extensive internal acoustic paneling, a full state of the art sound system and cherry stained wood throughout.
Davis is also completing the final phase of the new healthcare facility set to open at the end of the summer.
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. In this lecture, we'll 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.
The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania will host members of the architecture, engineering, and construction communities Wednesday, May 29 for an annual recognition of industry leaders and announcement of scholarships to regional students.
The ACE 12th Annual Scholarship Breakfast honorees are local individuals and a project that have positively impacted our community. This year, we are proud to honor:
John Grady, President
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
Community Leader of the Year
Located at Five Crescent Drive in the Navy Yard
Project of the Year
Gerald M. Cope, FAIA, RIBA, Founding Partner
Cope Linder Architects
Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumous)
Join us for our main fundraising event of the year to benefit our scholarship program.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS are $125 and may be purchased online at http://easternpa-eorg.eventbrite.com/#
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE - Please contact Heidi van Steenburgh by telephone (215-806-4817) or email (email@example.com).
In recent years, designers in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) community have embraced a new methodology using building information models as the basis for a collaborative design process to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex and demanding project requirements.
This event is tailored to look into the multi-disciplinary project team and their best practices for using building information modeling (BIM) as a basis for a collaborative design and construction process. We will hear from leading practitioners from architectural, engineering and construction perspective.
Have you adopted BIM in your firm yet? Do you need BIM standards? Intrigued in the use of BIM in Facilities Management? Whatever your level of experience or inexperience, join us at BIM Perspectives as we explore the new technology innovations and integrations in design and construction. Learn the latest from industry leaders and hear about the advanced modeling and production techniques.
For more information and registration, please click here: http://bit.ly/13vfHRG
New developments and redevelopments are rapidly transforming Philadelphia’s North Broad Street corridor. Join ULI Philadelphia in conjunction with AIA Philadelphia on this walking tour where you will see amazing revitalization taking place, tour projects with representatives of the development teams, and share your thoughts over Happy Hour at Marc Vetri’s Alla Spina.
We’ll start from the iconic Divine Lorraine at the corner of Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue where Eric Blumenfeld plans to redevelop the 10-story building dating from 1898- – one of the first high-rise apartment buildings in Philadelphia – back to its original use as apartments. Next we’ll visit the 19-story former State office building at Broad and Spring Garden, Tower Place, by Bart Blatstein’s Tower Investments -- 204 luxury apartments with hotel-like amenities and unobstructed City views. Our last “content before cocktails” stop will be JBJ Soul Homes, a $20 million mixed-use development including retail, offices, and 55 apartments for qualified homeless/low-income/special needs residents, located at the intersection of Broad Street, Fairmount and Ridge Avenues.
Join us on May 30th beginning at 4:00pm for the tour, followed by Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30pm at Alla Spina, 1410 Mt. Vernon Street, where you’ll enjoy great appetizers and cash bar at this unique venue. Tour limited to 40 persons.
Buildings are faced each day by the constant challenges of comfort, convenience, cost, productivity, performance and sustainability. Owners, designers and builders face a continuous onslaught of new processes, technologies and offerings to help them achieve a building that is ready for future needs. We've been hearing buzz words like virtualization, BIM, the cloud, analytics, interoperability and demand response. Join us for the Bright Green buildings event where you'll learn about the proliferation of these technology based solutions and how they address the sustainability and technology needs of your buildings. Bright Green Buildings provide a dynamic environment in which converged technologies improve responsiveness, efficiency, performance and user management.
- Joe Phillips, Director, Smarter Buildings / Smarter Cities, IBM Global Business Services
- Matt Mortimore, Director, Technical Services, Einstein Healthcare Network
- Frank Nicosia, Program Director, Demand Response Services, Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Jim Barrett, National Director of Integrated Building Solutions, Turner Construction
This two-evening course has been updated to include sample test questions. The evaluation, selection, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and specialty systems in building design and construction. Content Areas: Codes & Regulations; Environmental Issues; Plumbing; HVAC; Electrical; Lighting; Specialties. Vignette: Mechanical & Electrical Plan.
June 5 & 6, 2013, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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You can register for this sessions 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
June 5 & 6: Building Systems
September 21 & 28: Structural Systems
October 26: Schematic Design and Building Design & Construction Systems
November 9: Site Planning & Design (Wallace Roberts & Todd, 17th & Market Sts., Philadelphia)
For information contact Pat Gourley at 215-569-3186 x 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The collaboration process between architects, contractors and owners has never been better and the stakes have never been higher. With prices and demand going up, the building & design community has had to adopt new processes and most of them revolve around team collaboration.
On Tuesday, June 11, the AIA-GBCA Joint Committee is holding a live presentation featuring the use of Building Information Technology (BIM) and Web-based Project Management Systems. Participants will include BIM and Project Management Staff from Torcon, Design Professionals from The Ballinger Company and you, the audience, at the Center for Architecture.
BIM and web-based management tools help architects, contractors and engineers make informed decisions throughout the design and construction process. A BIM model becomes a repository of building information critical to the long term use by the building owner. Web-based tools keep the project information flow moving quickly and efficiently. You’ll see for yourself how collaboration is key to the continued success of the building & design community and how these tools support the process.
This program will be helpful for anyone in the building and design industry who wants to get a better understanding of the collaboration process, especially those new to the architecture, engineering and construction fields.
3:30 – 4:00 Registration
4:00 – 5:30 Presentation and Q & A
5:30 – 6:30 Reception
The June ARE Study Session will focus on the vignette of the Structural Systems exam (SS) for the first hour. The second hour will be the multiple choice section of the Building Systems exam (BS). If you would like to connect with us online, please RSVP to email@example.com for the login info. If you have a Structural Systems 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.
Learn how to prepare your entry to the 2013 AIA Philadephia Awards for Design Excellence. This program will review entry requirements, show samples of award winning entries and offers some tips on how to put it all together. Instructors will review changes to the 2013 submission process.
This program is open to AIA Philadelphia members and staff of AIA Philadelphia member firms only.
Registration is not required but is requested.
Click here to download Design Awards Call for Entries and documents.
Awards for Design Excellence important dates:
Thursday, August 1, 2013: CD with entry forms & publication due for submissions including exhibit only submissions
Friday, August 23, 2013: Competition Entry CD due
Friday, September 27, 2013: Exhibit boards due
Monday, October 14, 2013: Awards Banquet at Loews Hotel
October 7 to 20, 2013: Exhibition, Rotunda, The Shops at Liberty Place
Join our friends from the Community Design Collaborative at Erie Lanes in June for their annual FUNdraiser! All proceeds from this freewheeling event support the Collaborative's programs to strengthen neighborhoods through design. Contact Chris Mohr (firstname.lastname@example.org) about sponsor opportunities. Sign up your team now and take advantage of our early bird rates!
Get ready for the 17th annual BOWLING BALL, the Community Design Collaborative's outrageous bowling competition and fun(d)raiser!
Join us at Erie Lanes June 15, 2013, for a mixer at six and tenpins at seven. Food, beverage, shoes, and bowling balls included! You can also try for fabulous raffle prizes.
All proceeds from the Bowling Ball support the Collaborative's programs to strengthen neighborhoods through design. Prizes will be given to best and worst bowlers, and for team spirit – so have your team dress in a creative, themed costume for a chance to win!
Register online: http://bowlingball2013.eventbrite.com
Urban Land Institute's Place Making 2013 will convene the diverse players necessary to make mixed-use and transit-oriented develpment work. You will find partners for new porjects, practical examples of what is working in today's economic climate, and the cutting-edge research on demographic and financing trends for which ULI is known.