Be sure to put these design exhibits and industry events on your calendar:
Through September 24, Gainesville, Fla.—Traveling Exhibition: Modernism at Risk: Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks. Organized by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and sponsored by Knoll, this exhibit begins its nationwide tour of venues around the United States at the University of Florida's College of Design, Construction, and Planning, in the department's architecture building gallery in Gainesville, Fla. The exhibit, a project of WMF's Modernism at Risk Initiative, displays large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore alongside interpretive panels of five case studies that explore the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks. The University of Florida exhibit will feature Department of Interior Design student proposals to save the Paul Rudolph-designed Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., and the Rudolph-designed addition to Sarasota High School. Modernsim at Risk: Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks will next be on display at AIA New York's Center for Architecture, Jan. 21–April 10, 2010.
Through September 27, Washington, D.C.—Exhibition: "Greenhouse on the Lawn." LUMENHAUS, Virginia Tech's solar-powered house entry for the U.S. Department of Energy-organized 2009 Solar Decathlon, is currently on view on the 5th Street lawn of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Members of the university's 2009 Solar Decathlon team will lead free 30-minute tours of the solar house three times daily. For more details, visit www.nbm.org or click here.
September 30, Princeton, N.J.—Conference: AIA New Jersey Design Day 2009. The American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter will hold its annual design conference at the Princeton University Theological Seminary. Featuring a keynote by James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, senior design counsel of Polshek Partnership Architects, the conference's activities and presentations will focus on the theme of overcoming challenging economic conditions and winning work through improved presentations. For more details and to register, visit www.aia-nj.org.
October 3, New York—Preview Screening: VISUAL ACOUSTICS. An early screening of the film VISUAL ACOUSTICS, which celebrates the life and work of the late architectural photographer Julius Shulman, will be held at The Center for Architecture, 3 p.m.–5. p.m. A Q&A session with the film's director, Eric Bricker, will follow the screening. For more details and to reserve a seat, click here.
October 6–Jan. 23, 2010, New York—Exhibition: Context/Constrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967–2009. Documenting the cityscapes of five of New York's historic districts—Brooklyn Heights, the Upper East Side, SoHo, South Street Seaport, and the Queens neighborhood of Douglaston—with original photographs, this exhibition investigates how new buildings and historic districts have learned to coexist in the nation's most culturally and architecturally diverse city. Context/Contrast will be on view at the The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York.
October 6–25, New York—Exhibition: Models of Concern. The Trespa Design Centre in New York's Soho district will host the exhibition Models of Concern, recently shown at the Hong Kong Design Centre, along with related seminars and programs created to appeal to a wide range of design and art enthusiasts, as well as architectural professionls. The exhibit explores the use of scale models in the design process—techniques, materials, details, and nuances—and includes models of the newly renovated Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. For more details, click here.
October 8, Washington, D.C.—Forum: Sustainable Suburbs: Developers' Perspectives on Transportation and Compact Growth. During the Urban Land Institute's Sustainable Suburbs forum, developers will offer insights into the role of light-rail investment, pedestrian-friendly suburbs, retrofitting existing suburbs, and better coordination of land use and transportation investments. The discussion will focus on how community builders have created public/private partnerships, lessons learned from the first generation of transit-oriented development, and increasing tax revenues. Panelists will include transportation experts, leading developers and financers, and sustainability organizations. The forum runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will be held at ULI's headquarters in Washington, D.C. To register for the event, click here.
October 14–15, Chicago—Conference: GreenTown Chicago: The Future of Community. Focused on solutions for making communities more ecologically effective, this conference's presentations and discussions will feature national and local leaders in sustainable urbanism, transportation, green building, renewable energy, local food systems, green infrastructure, and more. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the conference keynote. Two pre-conference workshops also will be offered on October 14. Register at www.greentownconference.com.