Architecture Matters Design Forum: “The Art of Detail”

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

The devil is in the details as they say or, as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe stated, “God is in the details.” Either way, great architecture is often distinctly defined by the quality of detail contained within the structure. Mies, Kahn, Piano and Kundig all could be considered examples of “Masters of Modern Detail” and will be the focus of our exploration.

Do buildings need a singularity of detail to be a successful design? Does modern detail replace ornamentation as a humanizing element of architecture? Our open forum discussion is intended to explore these questions and others in our continuing Architecture Matters series.
When: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: AIACV Gallery, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento
Cost: $10 per person + small service fee at BPT (price includes dinner and drink)
Students may attend for free, however dinner will not be included.

AIA Credits: 1.5 LUs

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Click here for a poster to hand in your office or share via e-mail!

Register at: http://archmatters-moderndetails.bpt.me/

For reasonable accommodations or alternate formats, please
contact AIA Central Valley at least 72 hours prior to the event:
info@aiacv.org or 916-444-3658.

AIACV Architecture Matters Design Forum: “Lessons from Aalto”

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Join hosts Arturo Levenfeld, AIA, Saxon Sigerson, AIA and Kris Barkley, AIA for a slightly different evening of discussion with architect Etienne Louw on the legacy of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

Many of us spent time in school pouring over the works of Le Corbusier, Wright and all the contemporaries such as Gehry, Meier and Koolhaas. Alvar Aalto may have been one who did not get much of our page turning time but he deserves a much closer look. Join this event with an architect who recently visited Aalto’s works in Finland. We will thoughtfully catch up on this missing homework and discuss the relevance of Aalto’s ideas for our ongoing work.

We will have a presentation followed by an open discussion led by Saxon Sigerson, AIA.

Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 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 dinner and beverages)

Students with valid ID can attend program for free (space is limited)

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Please register at: 2013archmatters.bpt.me

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

Architecture Matters Design Forum: “Context: Fitting In”

120410-Modern-Historic_AIACVweb_420x80

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

Click here for flyer

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

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

Participate in LAUNCH’S Architecture Exhibit

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Launch is seeking architectural design submissions for the upcoming Launch Design + Music Festival held on July 23rd, 2011 at the Greens Hotel.

Theme

“What does the Sacramento vernacular look like?”

Sketch your visions of what local Sacramento design style(s) should/could look like. We want to to see what Sacramento’s style could be and discover what’s missing in the architectural landscape. Draw your idea of the ideal Sacramento building/dwelling/home or other architectural concept in a style that is uniquely tied to local climate, landscape and resources.

Submissions can be conceptual, residential or commercial in nature of any scale or material and location. Submissions will be evaluated for presentation purposes only by the Launch team and not judged on style, content or ability. Anyone is eligible for submission, no licensure or architectural experience required.

Timeline

June 1st, 2011 — Notice of participation due

July 1st, 2011— Submission deadline

July 8th 2011— Final artwork due

July 15th 2011— Submission review

July 22nd 2011 — Exhibition setup

July 23rd 2011 — Event

July 24th 2011 — Event teardown

Submission Criteria

Output: Black/white pen and ink or b/w digital sketches.

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches finished size.

Media: White paper stock. No weight restrictions.

Quantity: Unlimited submissions per artist/designer.

Email

Send artwork submissions in pdf or jpeg images to Jake@rompcreative.com (10MB max).

All entries must be received by 5pm on July 8th, 2011. Go to www.5432launch.wordpress.com for event information.

Reminder: Architecture Matters Design Forum

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Join hosts Kris Barkley, AIA, Saxon Sigerson, AIA and Arturo Levenfeld, AIA for a casual evening of discussion centered around the topic of “Anonymous Buildings we Should Love.”

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Last Chance to Register! Architecture Matters Design Forum Series: Negative Space

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Join hosts Saxon Sigerson, AIA, Arturo Levenfeld, AIA and Kris Barkley, AIA for a casual evening of design presentations and discussion centered around three examples of negative space: The Piazza San Marco in Venice; the open plaza at the Salk Institute; and Pershing Square in Los Angeles.

This topic is relevant as the City of Sacramento will soon be issuing an open design competition for recreating Capitol Mall. As the mall is the most prominent “negative” space in Sacramento it is important to achieve success with whatever solution is finally implemented.

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