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Tuesday, 1 April Young Architect Award Informational Program 4:00 PM
BR
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/awards.cfm
The AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award is given to individuals who in an early stage of their architectural career have shown exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning, and/or education. Members of the AIA Minnesota, licensed to practice architecture less than 10 years, are eligible for nomination. Informational Open House event April 1, 2014, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (plan to attend the entire Open House program) held in the AIA Minnesota Board Room. RSVP by March 28 to Mary Larkin Nomination letters due by Thursday, April 17 Submissions due by May 2




Thursday, 3 April AIA Minneapolis “STAMMTISCH” 5:30 PM
Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://www.aia-mn.org/ext_about/local-chapters/minneapolis/
STAMMTISCH DATE: Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. LOCATION: Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 TOPIC: "Why is public infrastructure in America so UGLY?" (This will be viewed from several different viewpoints - no preparation is needed.) Join the AIA Minneapolis' Evolving Practice Forum (EPF) for our second EPF Stammtisch. A Stammtisch is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis to provide a forum for a friendly get together, centered around discussion of a topic provided by the facilitator to get the conversational juices flowing. RSVP appreciated at ksheehan@archalliance.com but not required.




Friday, 4 April AIAS MIDWEST SPRING QUAD CONFERENCE 8:00 AM
Marriott City Center, Minneapolis
http://www.midwestquad.com/#!bridging/c1pw3
AIAS MIDWEST SPRING QUAD CONFERENCE April 4-6 Marriott City Center, Minneapolis Themed BRIDGING, this conference will have four focus areas: bridging students & professionals (PROFESSION), bridging public interest & design (COMMUNITY), bridging the natural world & urban fabric (URBAN ENVIRONMENT), and bridging transit & development (TRANSPORTATION) HOST CHAPTER AIAS Minnesota - UMN GOLD SPONSORS AIA Minnesota College of Design - UMN School of Architecture - UMN SILVER SPONSORS AIA Minneapolis Cuningham Group DLR Group BRONZE SPONSORS AIA Saint Paul AIA Northern Minnesota Elness Swenson Graham Architects MacDonald & Mack Architects




Thursday, 10 April AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards Special Event 5:30 PM
American Academy of Neurology, 201 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis
http://www.aia-mn.org/ext_about/local-chapters/minneapolis/merit-awards.cfm
Help celebrate the AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards at its first annual reception being held at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)—a 2013 Merit Award recipient. Visitors will enjoy informal tours of this pristine facility, designed by Elness Swenson Graham, Inc. along with 20 Below, and hear first-hand stories of the designer’s parti anatomically—relating to the “spine” and the “head”, which were essential in the Academy’s design. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres provided. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. RSVP by Tuesday, April 8 to Amber Allardyce.




Thursday, 17 April AIA Minneapolis Luncheon 11:45 AM
Greater MN Outing - Cambria USA, Belle Plaine, MN
https://www.mplslunchapr2014.eventbrite.com
AIA Minneapolis April Luncheon Thursday, April 17 from 10:00am Cambria USA in Belle Plaine, Minnesota We're taking the free lunch program on the road! At 10 a.m. we will hold our AIA Minneapolis monthly board meeting in conjunction with our greater Minnesota membership to discuss relevant issues. Lunch follows at noon, with tours of Cambria's fab shop & store and the LeSeuer plant. The afternoon will conclude with a social hour at the LeSeuer plant. Register by Monday, April 14 at https://www.mplslunchapr2014.eventbrite.com




Thursday, 24 April Right at Home: 2014 Home of the Month event 5:30 PM
International Market Square, Suite 185
Join us as the 12 next 'Home of the Month' projects are revealed! Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. RSVP to Angie at mckinley@aia-mn.org. Home of the Month is a partnership between AIA Minnesota and the Star Tribune.




Thursday, 24 April Frank Lloyd Wright: Impact and Influence - a Wright on the Park lecture series 7:00 PM
Architectural Interpretive Center; 520 1st St. NE, Mason City, IA 50401
www.wotp.eventbrite.com
Frank Lloyd Wright: Impact and Influence - a Wright on the Park lecture series “Unlocking the Secrets of the First Taliesin” presented by Ron McCrea Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Architectural Interpretive Center; 520 1st St. NE, Mason City, IA 50401 Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents and a stunning assemblage of photographs - many of which have never before been published - Ron McCrea will tell the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, which was the architect's principal residence for the rest of his life. He will also discuss Wright's love and loss of his 'kindred spirit' she for whom Taliesin had first taken form, Mamah Borthwick. This presentation is accredited for 1 Continuing Education Unit through the AIA Iowa. This is a free event, but due to limited seating we ask that you register online at www.wotp.eventbrite.com The lecture series is sponsored by the River City Society for Historic Preservation (RCSHP), Ann MacGregor, US Bancorp Foundation, Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Pat Schultz, Bergland+Cram Architects, Skott & Anderson Architects, Accord Architecture, AIA Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.




Events of Interest


Tuesday, 8 April
ARE Review: Bldg Design/Const Systems - Rapson Hall 6:30 PM
Rapson Hall



Friday, 25 April
Got EBD? The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design Demystified 8:00 AM
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
http://www.designartsseminars.com/courses/Course.cfm?CourseID=254
8 HSW CE Credits (AIA # DAS0254 - IDCEC # 103034) What validates good design? How do we know a design makes good business sense? The answer Evidence! Evidence Based Design is a field of design practices which uses creditable evidence to influence the design process. Evidence is an enabler that offers the ability to prove your good ideas have merit and value. EBD can improve outcome in all areas of practice and specialties. Got EBD? Evidence Based Design Demystified provides a “deep dive into EBD that promises to demystify the term of "research" and expand your view with real useable design tools. It will help integrate sensible decisions that can prove your design. Demystifying EBD will be decoded through interactive discussions, videos, case studies and practical applications that assist attendees integrate these principles into their own practice. Case studies will investigate how Biophilia is sustainable, how universal design is good for all and how design interventions can improve outcomes.




Tuesday, 29 April
Architect of Distinction/Emerging Talent Awards Reception 5:30 PM
Admit One Home Cinema (7513 Washington Ave S, Edina 55439)
Join us as we recognize this year's Architect of Distinction Award and Emerging Talent of the Year Award recipients.




Tuesday, 29 April
Mathematics in Modern Architecture 7:00 PM
Coffman Theater 2-650 Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SE, University of Minnesota
https://www.ima.umn.edu/public-lecture/
Mathematics in Modern Architecture Helmut Pottmann, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and the Vienna University of Technology Many of today’s most striking buildings are nontraditional freeform shapes. While using current modeling tools to digitally design freeform geometry is well understood, fabrication on the architectural scale is a big challenge, providing a rich source of research topics in geometry and geometric computing. Pottman will provide an overview of recent progress in the emerging field of architectural geometry, discuss contemporary research in geometry and computer graphics, and illustrate the shift of mathematical research into architectural practice. Helmut Pottmann is a professor of applied mathematics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia and a professor of geometry at Vienna University of Technology. His research interests are in applied geometry and visual computing with a recent focus on geometric computing for architecture and manufacturing.




AIA Continuing Education


Tuesday, 1 April
ARE Review: Bldg Design/Const Systems - Rapson Hall 6:30 PM
Rapson Hall
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_continuing-ed/opportunities.cfm
This program is a 2-evening review class (April 1 and 8) for those preparing to take the Architecture Registration Examination. U of M, Rapson Hall, Room 43 Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Check-in: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Program: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM




AIA Committee Meetings


Tuesday, 1 April
Housing Advocacy Committee 12:00 PM
CR Residential Committee 12:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 1 April
AIA Mpls Evolving Practice 4:00 PM
CR


Wednesday, 2 April
EPC 7:30 AM
BR


Thursday, 3 April
Convention Programs 8:00 AM
BR MDT Appleton Minnesota Visit 8:00 AM
Appleton Minnesota
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/mdt.cfm
To volunteer to participate as a Team Member for this three day MDT Visit, contact Mary Larkin at larkin@aia-mn.org



Friday, 4 April
Executive Committee 8:00 AM
BR


Monday, 7 April
Mpls Recognition & Programs 12:00 PM
BR


Monday, 7 April
Government Affairs 4:30 PM
BR


Tuesday, 8 April
Leadership Forum 8:00 AM
HGA


Tuesday, 8 April
BEC 4:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 9 April
Women in Architecture 7:30 AM
BR
AIA Minnesota members are evaluating the creation of an AIA Minnesota Women in Architecture Committee to develop and promote women leaders within the architecture profession. Join Maureen Colburn, AIA, and Amy Kalar, AIA, co-founders of Women in Architecture and Design – Twin Cities, in an engaging discussion to gauge member interest in creating this committee. RSVP by April 2, to Amber Allardyce at allardyce@aia-mn.org



Wednesday, 9 April
Building Codes 12:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 9 April
Mpls Urban Design 4:30 PM
BR


Wednesday, 9 April
Wednesday Night Draughting Club 5:00 PM
Chatterbox Pub (St. Paul location)
http://www.chatterboxpub.net
800 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul. Organized by the Emerging Professionals Committee.



Wednesday, 9 April
MDT Membership Meeting 5:30 PM
BR


Thursday, 10 April
Convention Programs 8:00 AM
BR Architecture in the Schools 8:00 AM
CR


Thursday, 10 April
Committee on Design 12:00 PM
BR IDP 12:00 PM
CR


Friday, 11 April
Board of Directors 8:00 AM
BR


Friday, 11 April
Rapson Jury 1 4:00 PM
Gallery & BR


Monday, 14 April
CE Commitee 11:30 AM
CR


Tuesday, 15 April
BIM Breakfast Club 7:30 AM
BR


Tuesday, 15 April
AIA Saint Paul Board 8:00 AM
TBA


Tuesday, 15 April
FREE Seminar 5:00 PM
BR Mpls HPC Jury 5:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 16 April
Architecture MN 12:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 17 April
COTE 7:30 AM
BR


Thursday, 17 April
Convention Programs 8:00 AM
BR


Thursday, 17 April
AIA Northern Minnesota BOD 3:00 PM
Duluth


Monday, 21 April
LSDR 11:30 AM
BR


Wednesday, 23 April
HBA Tour Committee 12:00 PM
BR