How do we construct homes in today’s worldwide hotspots which are facing the challenges of climate change, globalization and migration? This documentary, in a sentient and playful way, explores our idea of the concept of “home.” Tickets Required
During his time in Southern California in the 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L.A. architecture that might be experimental but also responsive to the city’s history, culture and landscape. Writer/Director Christopher Hawthorne explores the five Maya-inspired houses the legendary architect built in Los Angeles in that period. Tickets Required
This free event features a presentation by Architect Tom Kubala, AIA, that looks at how undertaking a spiritual life underpins the practice of what might be called ‘the leading edge of sustainability’.
Leaning Out is the story of Leslie Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center, a man who oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet at the time, and is haunted by its collapse and the events of 9/11. Tickets required
The Conference content facilitates in-depth discussion in Diversity, Resilience, Leadership and the Next Practice. Through presentations, panel discussions, and an expanded offering of interactive sessions, the Conference is a forum to explore and obtain insight and additional tools to help design and construction industry professionals to manage today’s most pressing practice challenges. In addition to exciting keynote speakers we are pleased to present breakout sessions each day with compelling speakers. Visit with over 120 vendors in the Expo Hall presenting the latest technology, application, product and service information for architects and other design and construction industry leaders to implement in current and future projects.
The 2019 AIA Wisconsin Conference on Architecture will feature the CHEEP DIGS Birdhouse Design Competition. The competition is open to any AIA or IIDA member. There is no limit on the number of entries, which can be submitted individually, as part of a team, or representing a firm. All entries as well as time and materials to construct, are to be considered donations and will be part of a silent auction held during the Conference.
The goal of the competition is to challenge the imagination of our members to design and craft an original birdhouse that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The proceeds from the silent auction will help support The Wisconsin Architects Foundation with a primary mission to enhance the public's awareness of architecture through a commitment to architectural education.
Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP, founding principal of Johnsen Schmaling and the Fitzhugh Scott Professor at UWM’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning, will review recent projects as case studies to discuss his firm’s elaborate design process, one in which the reading of context and cultural memory translates into an abstract architectural narrative that informs the entire evolution of a project – from initial conceptual ideas to the development of intricate construction details.
Architect Moreno is an award winning architect and President/Founder of JGMA in Chicago.
Tuesday ~ Friday 10 am-2 pm
and during performances
> Reception - SUNDAY, December 9th 1~3 pm<
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Saiki Design, entering its 30th year, is an ongoing experiment in the practice of landscape architecture. Ken will speak to the firm’s business model and guiding principles; and how they have created a platform for an award-winning design practice.
This lecture is cosponsored with the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
For those struggling to determine what to do in the current social, political and environmental climate – smaller acts of design can engage and create lasting social and environmental change with rippling effects. Anne Schopf, FAIA, will share the success her practice has had using discreet, local interventions to tackle the issues that face us on a national scale. From the creation of the shelter design toolbox, Building Dignity, for Washington State survivors of domestic violence, to the design of a traditional smokehouse to support the re-emerging Seowyn faith of the Muckleshoot Tribe, this lecture will explore the social imperative of architecture and our role in questioning the status quo.
Watch a special screening of the film.
"Masterpieces" is a magnificent journey to 8 of frank Lloyd Wright's finest buildings, including such famed structures as Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax Administration building, plus lesser known gems.
Formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture, Mark has long seen those two disciplines as inseparable. He founded Rios Associates in 1985 with a singular vision: to imagine, design, and build complete environments. Under his leadership, the firm, now called Rios Clementi Hale Studios, has an international reputation for its groundbreaking multidisciplinary approach to all its commissions.
As Dean of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Reed Kroloff shepherded the school through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and co-chaired the commission charged with developing the initial master plan for rebuilding the city in the wake of the storm and subsequent flooding.
Discovery World Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and additions to the Milwaukee Art Museum . . . all three are waterfront projects designed by award-winning architect Jim Shields, FAIA. Hear from Architect Shields at this free evening event.
This free lecture is presented by Michael Lilek, Curator Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Homes, Milwaukee [Please register to reserve a seat]