AIACV Architecture Matters Design Forum ~ Architectural Order: Evolution of Principles

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Join hosts Arturo Levenfeld, AIA, Saxon Sigerson, AIA and Kris Barkley, AIA for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of design as it relates to architectural order.

Classical architecture often used symmetry to create a sense of balance, strength and serenity. Modern architecture challenged that notion by expressing the use or function of the structure in plan and aesthetic often resulting in asymmetry and organic form. Today, many buildings are being designed in a more free-form manner that is akin to sculpture.

Do buildings need a defined order to be valid design responses? Does the modernist principle of Form Follows Function override all other concerns? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: AIA Central Valley Chapter Office
1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento

AIA/CES: 1.5 Learning Units

Cost: $10 per person (+ service fee at Brown Paper Tickets; includes food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages)
Students with valid ID can attend for free (space is limited)

RSVP: Brown Paper Tickets at: http://bpt.me/352337

Architecture Matters Design Forum: Design Guidelines

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Design Guidelines: Does Creativity Have a Place in the World of Formula?

Please join hosts Saxon Sigerson, AIA; Kris Barkley, AIA; and Arturo Levenfeld, AIA; for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of design guidelines.

Codes have a long history of shaping the built landscape, going all the way back to the Greeks and beyond. We accept their existence and for the most part, work within their limits. But when the word design is added to their title, the ego antennae of architects start to wiggle . . . a lot. We do not like some “document” intruding onto the gorgeously expressive, soft lead diagram of our latest creation. Can we find examples of design guidelines that span the range of successful results to less than stellar outcomes? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.

Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: AIA Central Valley Chapter Office, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento

AIA/CES: 1.5 Learning Units

Cost: $10 per person, free for students (+ service fee at Brown Paper Tickets; includes pizza, salad and beverages)

RSVP: Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255566

Questions: Please contact the chapter office at 916-444-3658 or e-mail info@aiacv.org

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Last Chance! Architecture Matters Design Forum: “Context: Fitting In”

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Join hosts Arturo Levenfeld, AIA; Saxon Sigerson, AIA; and Kris Barkley, AIA, for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of design within a contextual environment. Often, context is defined as simply that which has been historically created and thus “fitting in” becomes an exercise in replication. This definition often ignores the broader and perhaps more important implications of technology, socioeconomic and cultural conditions, expression of purpose and environmental concerns.

Do buildings or additions need to look like their neighbors to fit in? Is fitting in really even necessary on any level and if not, is there a point where differences become too extreme? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Where: The AIACV Gallery, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Midtown Sacramento
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $10, Students may join us for Free

Homemade Tortilla Soup, Salad, Dessert and Beverages will be served.

AIA Credits: 1.5 AIA LU’s

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Please register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234480

Questions? Please call the AIACV office at 916-444-3658

Reminder: Architecture Matters Design Forum: “Context: Fitting In”

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Join hosts Arturo Levenfeld, AIA; Saxon Sigerson, AIA; and Kris Barkley, AIA, for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of design within a contextual environment. Often, context is defined as simply that which has been historically created and thus “fitting in” becomes an exercise in replication. This definition often ignores the broader and perhaps more important implications of technology, socioeconomic and cultural conditions, expression of purpose and environmental concerns.

Do buildings or additions need to look like their neighbors to fit in? Is fitting in really even necessary on any level and if not, is there a point where differences become too extreme? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Where: The AIACV Gallery, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Midtown Sacramento
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $10, Students may join us for Free

Pizza Salad and Beverages will be served.

AIA Credits: 1.5 AIA LU’s

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Please register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234480

Questions? Please call the AIACV office at 916-444-3658

Architecture Matters Design Forum: The Aesthetics of Green Design

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AIACV Presents The Architecture Matters Design Forum: “The Aesthetics of Green Design”

Join hosts Arturo Levenfeld, AIA; Kristopher Barkley, AIA; and Saxon Sigerson, AIA, for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of the Aesthetics of Green Design.

Sustainability and “green” design are at the forefront of current architectural trends and thought. Many designs respond to this movement with an aesthetic that speaks directly to an expression of sustainability while others achieve the goals of green design without bowing to the fashion of green.

Do all green buildings need to be expressive of their sustainability to be considered successful green designs or are they inherently less aesthetic if they look green? Are the goals of sustainability and aesthetic success mutually exclusive? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.

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When: December 6, 2011
Where: AIACV Gallery; 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Midtown Sacramento
Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm
Cost: $10 per person, Students with valid student ID are welcome to attend for FREE
AIA/CES: 1.5 LU’s

Pizza, Salad and drinks will be served

Please RSVP at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213405

Questions? Please contact the AIACV office at 916-444-3658 or info@aiacv.org

 

 

Vertical vs. Horizontal: A Consideration of Appropriate Form

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Architecture Matters Design Forum / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join hosts Saxon Sigerson, AIA, Kris Barkley, AIA and Arturo Levenfeld, AIA for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of vertical vs. horizonal architecture. Pizza, salad and beer provided! All for just $10.

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