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Celebrate Architecture 2016
March 11, 2016
The 17th Annual Celebrate Architecture is just around the corner … so circle Friday, March 11th on your calendar. Early registration deadline is Thursday, March 3rd.
We’ve assembled a compelling group of speakers, so join over 250 of your fellow architects and students from across the state at the Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. Our five speakers will begin the morning session by presenting an overview of each of their firm’s work. The afternoon session follows, and allows each speaker to delve deep into a single project; describing the inception, design process, and resolution. It promises to be a day of architectural inspiration, a chance to interact with colleagues, and have a little fun in the process at a great venue.
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Our 2016 speakers:
Marion Weiss, FAIA & Michael Manfredi, FAIA
WEISS/MANFREDI, New York
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are co-founders of WEISS/MANFREDI, a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Their firm is known for the dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. WEISS/MANFREDI has been the recipient of six National AIA Honor Awards, the Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor. Their most recent book, PUBLIC NATURES: Evolutionary Infrastructures, exemplifies the potential of architecture to transform public space and redefine the campus experience, and was just released by Princeton Architectural Press in September. Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1991. Michael Manfredi is currently a board member for the Storefront for Art and Architecture and is a Senior Design Critic at Harvard University. They are currently the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professors at Yale University.
article: Marion Weiss Aims to Collapse the ‘Hero Architect’ Trope
Brigitte Shim, Hon. FAIA, FRAIC
Shim•Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
Shim•Sutcliffe’s built work explores the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and furniture and fittings. Brigitte, along with partner Howard Sutcliffe, have led Shim•Sutcliffe Architects in receiving 13 Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a National AIA Honor Award, along with many other professional accolades for their built work ranging from projects for non-profit groups to public and private clients. Brigitte is also a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. In January 2013, Brigitte and Howard were both awarded the Order of Canada, “for their contributions as architects designing sophisticated structures that represent the best of Canadian design to the world.”
article: Integral House’s Next Life
Order of Canada: Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe named Members of the Order of Canada
Joshua Aidlin, AIA & David Darling, AIA
Aidlin Darling Design, San Francisco
With a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines, partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling started Aidlin Darling Design around a woodshop in 1997. They recently earned their first AIA National Honor Award for the Windhover Contemplative Center on the Stanford campus. Additionally, the firm has garnered over 100 regional, national, and international awards including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award for their body of work, a James Beard Award, and five American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum. Recent work includes projects as far away as Doha Qatar and Hong Kong, and as diverse as a high school in Santa Rosa, a Cultural Arts Center in San Francisco, and several wineries that push the boundaries of sustainability in agriculture and building.