Thanks to all who completed AAO’s Re-Opening Readiness Survey this past April. Twenty percent architecture centers and cultural organizations responded to this questionnaire assessing the state of our members’ near-future planning, and concerns around preparing for re-opening to staff, the public, and the eventual arrival of in-person and hybrid programming. Click through for a summary of the results.
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Beyond the Build Environment recently launched SAY IT WITH MEdia, a challenge for publications to feature BIPOC and women in at least 15% of their content.
Ten architects from six countries selected for two-week creative residency at Art Omi in Ghent, New York.
A newly designed, open-access edition of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that tells the history of the U.S. through its structures and places, is now freely available to the public.
We are pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Lubenau, Director of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), to the AAO Board of Directors. The RBA is a national design award that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to America’s cities. Anne-Marie is an architect, educator and advocate for excellence in urban design and planning. She focuses on expanding the role of architects in shaping cities by engaging people in the process of design and increasing understanding about the built environment and its impact on our lives. Read more about her work and vision for AAO below.
We are pleased to welcome Pauline Herrera Serianni, Executive Director of the Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF), to the AAO Board of Directors. Pauline joined DAF in early 2015 to provide strategic guidance to the organization and build upon the successes of its long-standing events and programs. She brings expertise in cultural administration, nonprofit management and communications, and is passionate about expanding access to arts and philanthropy for underserved communities. Read more about her work and vision for AAO below.
Walking around the three glass mushrooms levitating in the centre of Prague just minutes from the Charles Square leaves one with a distinctly dystopian feel. The Karel Prager designed buildings from the early 1970s don’t exactly emanate a modern feel. But walk through the bright white neon that spell the letters C A M P and you will find yourself in a parallel universe.
The storied 50-year history of the Chicago Architecture Foundation—long regarded as a global leader in architectural tours, design education, and, more recently, as successful participants in the Open House Worldwide movement—started a new chapter on August 31 when the Chicago Architecture Center officially opened to public visitors.