Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

ARCHITECTURE DAY Panel Discussion: Sustaining Creativity

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As part of ARCHITECTURE DAY 2019, a panel of experts will share their work in the world of sustainability, and discuss how the shape of architecture in Pittsburgh has been changing through the pursuit of more sustainable design.

Panelists include:

Aurora Sharrard, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, LFA

Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh

Mike Gable

Executive Director, Construction Junction

Lucy de Barbaro

Manager of Marketing Initiatives, Conservation Consultants, Inc.

Ann Ranttila, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Architect, Bostwick Design Partnership

Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture

PhD Candidate, Building Performance and Diagnostics

Christine Mondor, FAIA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP

Principal, evolve environment::architecture

Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

ARCHITECTURE DAY 2019 - SUSTAINING CREATIVITY

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The Architecture Learning Network is proud to present a unique opportunity for Architecture enthusiasts of all ages to explore, learn, and build together at ARCHITECTURE DAY 2019. The ALN partners will be hosting events, videos, walking tours, building activities, competitions, and more at the Frick Fine Arts Building at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday October 12th, 2019. The day will close with a panel discussion on sustainability featuring a diverse group of policy makers, designers, and non-profits all working towards a more sustainable Pittsburgh.

This event is free and open to the public. Families and individuals of all ages are welcome to learn and explore.

  • Resources will be available for parents and high school students interested in pursuing architecture as a career, through the generosity of the ALN partners at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, University of Pittsburgh Architectural Studies Program, and Chatham University Interior Architecture Program. [10:00-11:00am in the Frick Fine Arts Building classrooms]

  • Our youngest architecture explorers can build architecture and urban landscapes with the Center for Architecture Explorations and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. They can build and draw, inspired by nature with the educators from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. [9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:00 - 4:00pm in the Frick Fine Arts Building cloister, with a short break for lunch and exploring the area]

  • Hands-on activities based in art, technology, and sustainability will be ongoing throughout the day for all participants, brought to you by Assemble, a community space for arts and technology. [morning and afternoon activities, 9:00-11:00am & 1:00-4:00pm in the Frick Fine Arts Building cloister]

  • Middle and high school students can take on design and building challenges facilitated by the Chatham and Pitt architecture educators. [building challenge in the Frick Fine Arts Building classrooms, 11:00am - 12:30pm]

  • Ongoing tours of the architecture in the Oakland neighborhood will be open to all, provided by Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. [tours every 20 minutes, 11:00am - 12:30pm]

  • Film and video on the subject of architecture, sustainability, and the work that the ALN does within our community will be playing throughout the morning in the Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium

  • The afternoon will feature a panel discussion in the auditorium, touching on sustainability in architecture at the public policy, institutional, neighborhood, and personal scales. It should not be missed! [from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, in the Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium See more on this event HERE]



Thank you to our ALN partners for their continued commitment to architecture education in our communities: The ACE High School Mentorship Program, Assemble, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture & the Center for Architecture Explorations, Carnegie Museum of Art, Fallingwater, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Chatham University Interior Architecture, University of Pittsburgh Architectural Studies, and Young Preservationists Association.

Many thanks to our event partners for supporting ARCHITECTURE DAY 2019: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Preservation Pittsburgh, and Conservation Consultants Inc.

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Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Studio 2
Jul
20
to Jul 27

Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Studio 2

  • Fallingwater - Western PA Conservancy (map)
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High school students preparing to enter architecture or design school are encouraged to apply to this week-long intensive design program.

High School Residency:

Studio 2 is designed to assist students aged 17 years or older in their preparation for admission to an architecture or design school. During the seven-day intensive skill building program, students will develop a strong portfolio of creative work. This course is led by a licensed architect and educator who will guide studio explorations that are comparable to a first-year studio foundation class, which is a typical requirement in undergraduate programs in architecture, design, and visual art. Students will enjoy expanded access to Fallingwater and opportunities for reflective writing and sketching from observation. In the studio, students will be challenged to reflect and respond further, using both 2-D and 3-D media. Students will create up to three portfolio-worthy pieces during this week-long intensive. They will develop a foundation of studio skills and be challenged to respond critically and collaboratively with peers and professional architects.

Students applying to this program will need to communicate through their application materials an existing base of skills in one or more artistic media. Tuition is $1,500 and applications are due by June 1, 2019.

Eligibility:High school grades 11-12

Contact: 724-329-7826

Email: mwoof@paconserve.org

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Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Drawing Intensive
Jul
15
to Jul 18

Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Drawing Intensive

  • Fallingwater - Western PA Conservancy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

High school students interested in improving their drawing skills are encouraged to apply for this four-day program.

Learn to draw or refine your drawing skills in the context of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, one of America's most significant works of architecture. High School Residency: Drawing Intensive is for students entering grades 10 through 12 who are curious about a career in the visual arts, design or architecture who want to improve their drawing skills. This four-day program emphasizes sharpening observational and creative skills, learning and improving drawing abilities, and developing a body of work through a variety of drawing techniques, styles and media. All skill levels are welcome to apply. Led by teaching artist Ivan Chow, this program provides an opportunity for students to examine and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, while living and studying at this remarkable site. Situated in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, Fallingwater serves as a catalyst for the investigation of the building, its history, construction and its relationship to the natural world. Tuition is $650 and applications are due by May 15, 2019.

Eligibility: High school grades 10-12

Contact: 724-329-7826

Email: mwoof@paconserve.org

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Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Studio 1
Jun
22
to Jun 29

Fallingwater Institute's High School Residency: Studio 1

  • 1491 Mill Run Road Mill Run, PA, 15464 United States (map)
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High School Residency: Studio 1 is designed for high school students curious about a career in design, architecture or the visual arts. This week-long program is focused on architecture, and design in the context of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, one of America's most significant works of architecture. Led by a registered architect and educator, this program provides an opportunity for students to examine and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, while living and studying at this remarkable site. Program activities include individual and collaborative projects, drawing, model-making exercises, and daily working sessions in and around Fallingwater. Tuition is $1,500 and applications are due May 1, 2019.

Opportunity available for: Students of High School grades 10-12

Contact: mwoof@paconserve.org

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Doors Open Pittsburgh
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Doors Open Pittsburgh

Doors Open Pittsburgh is an annual two-day event that provides unique access to explore and experience a collection of iconic, and newly designed buildings in select neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

This year, Doors Open Pittsburgh will be showcasing Downtown and the North Side.

Returning this year will be the Insider Tours – thematic, traditional tour experiences with a unique twist.

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2018 DiscoverDesign Competition
Aug
1
to Nov 30

2018 DiscoverDesign Competition

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is proud to announce the official timeline for the 2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition!

Competition timeline

August 1: Challenge announced
September 4: Registration opens
October 31: Registration closes
November 30: Project submission deadline
December 12: Jury Day
December 17: Winners announced

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s challenge for the DiscoverDesign competition! All winners will receive certificates and cash prizes.

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M3: Cardboard (Ages 5-10)
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

M3: Cardboard (Ages 5-10)

Register here 

Become a cardboard architect at this week's M3 workshop! Join Guest Expert Samantha Weaver of the Architecture Learning Network as she shows us how to to design, prototype, and build the structures of our wildest dreams. Learn about cardboard as you bend it, break it, fasten it, and fashion it into a magical feat of environmentally-friendly engineering!

M3 (Materials, Media, and Me) is Assemble’s summertime Saturday program, running from 1pm-3pm. It’s a free workshop for kids ages 5-10 to get to know the material world around them! M3 uses an educational approach known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). STEAM-based learning explores the similar ways that scientists, makers and artists approach projects. At M3, students learn through experience as local experts guide them through the design process. Each week, a different artist or technologist will introduce a material, show students how they use the material, and lead them through a project.

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PROJECT PIPELINE
Jul
7
to Jul 8

PROJECT PIPELINE

The National Organization of Minority Architects has created a summer STEM program entitled, Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. Project Pipeline serves, in part, as NOMA’s solution to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in architecture. This year, NOMA PGH will host the first Project Pipeline Architecture Camp in Pittsburgh for 6th – 8th graders. Students entering the 9th grade in the Fall of 2018 are also welcome to attend.

 

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Landmarks + Row House Cinema Film Series
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Landmarks + Row House Cinema Film Series

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation is pleased to partner with Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville in screening architecture and urban design films. This is in addition to PHLF's ongoing education programs like city and neighborhood walking tours, and events offered at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center.

A documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is a renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city – a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future.

Tickets and more information

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PHLF- Special Tours
Jun
7
to Aug 30

PHLF- Special Tours

Downtown’s Best: special places and spaces in a 21/2-hour walk
Thursdays, June through August
9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Advance paid reservations are required: $20 per person, including guidebook
Tour the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh to see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spaces. Hear how Pittsburgh developed from a military outpost in the 18th century to a beautiful, walk-able, and livable 21st-century city.
Meeting Location: 9:45 a.m., Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, outdoor plaza at One Oxford Centre
Contact: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527
This tour can also be offered by appointment.

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Free Guided Walking Tours in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland
May
4
to Oct 26

Free Guided Walking Tours in Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland

Fridays: May through October
Two different free guided walking tours are offered each month: one from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and another from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Join us for one, or both. The tours feature seven different areas in Downtown Pittsburgh and two areas in the city’s Oakland neighborhood. Advance reservations are appreciated:marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

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Pittsburgh-Area Neighborhood Walking Tours
Apr
21
to Oct 20

Pittsburgh-Area Neighborhood Walking Tours

Explore seven different city and county neighborhoods with docents from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Each tour is offered on several dates. For meeting locations and details, visit www.phlf.org; click on Tours & Events. Tour fees: PHLF members $10 per person; non-members $35 per person (includes a one-year complimentary membership). Advance paid reservations are required: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

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