“Design is a tool, a resource, a power for the creation of beautiful, more sustainable, safe, healthy, and livable communities. Not for a privileged few but for everyone.”
George H. Miller, FAIA, AIA President
National Architecture Week has come again. This is a celebration supported by the American Institute of Architects. Last year, we went on a blogging marathon. This year, AIA San Joaquin is hosting a full slate of engaging events related to architecture. Please check out the schedule and map below. And get ready for an architecture overdose. Also AIA National has a facebook page and will host a twitter chat on 4/14
Archi-Brunch meets Designer Breakfast
Location – Iron Bird Cafe
Time – 10:30-noon
Details – Informal discussion between Fresno’s leading graphic designers of the Fresno Design Alliance and architects of AIA San Joaquin.
Pecha Kucha Night Fresno Vol 7
Location – Starline
Time – 7:00 door, 7:30 presentations
Details – In conjunction with Creative Fresno
Theme is Fringe.
Location – All neighborhoods
Time – All Day
Details – Make a point to talk to your neighbor, friend, or coworker not in the architecture field about the importance of architecture. Maybe just tell everyone to read www.archop.org
Film – Visual Acoustics
Location – Revue Cafe
Time – 7pm screening
Details: Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.
City Council Proclamation of Architecture Week
Location – Fresno City Hall
Time – 8-9am
Details – A proclamation of Architecture Week will be presented from City Council to AIA San Joaquin
Locations – 1724 Broadway, Tho Loft Gallery (852 Divisadero St. #102)
Time – 5:30-9pm
Details – curated exhibit to raise awareness about emergency housing, the 2nd exhibit will showcase the recent winners of the AIASJ design awards.
Panel Discussion – Decade in Review: Top Ten of Fresno Architecture
Location – Unitarian Church
Time – 6:30 social 7-8 panel
Details – A collection of architects of the Top Ten buildings from last decade, will discuss the design of the buildings, their process and design philosophies.
Walking Tour – Mid-century Downtown
Location – Starts at Fulton Mall & Mariposa Mall, meet at the Clock Tower
Time – 2pm
Details – Highlight prominent and/or well design mid-century modern architecture in Fresno’s downtown.
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