Tuesday, November 29, 2005
"Building Character - recently renamed - Rezoned begins shooting the new season immediately. We are looking for homeowners in your area that had the vision and creativity to convert a non-residence into a residence. ONLY HOMEOWNERS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE ORIGINAL CONVERSION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Previous episodes have featured homes that were once boathouses, firehouses, banks, drug stores or anything else you can imagine.
Have you seen, heard of or know someone or some property that might be a good candidate for our show? Let us know! Our research team would greatly appreciate any leads or contacts you may have.
Ideal candidates will include the following:
* Remarkable Transformations: We're looking for interesting and inspiring transformations that are COMPLETE or nearly completed. It is important that some elements from the original purpose remain or are incorporated. For example, one show featured a church that was transformed into a single family home complete with furniture constructed from the original pews.
* Enthusiastic Homeowners: Homeowners should be passionate about their home and the possibility of sharing it with our audience. We focus on their PERSONAL stories of design, renovation and life in the new home.
* Before Photos, Videos or Documents: Because the renovations we feature are complete, we would like to show the building before and hopefully during the transformation. Home videos, archival photos, simple snap shots and supporting documents are all welcome.
Our goal for this series it to tell the story of the building, the renovation, the homeowner and how they are all related.
Please take a look at our show online at: http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_bdc
Thank you for your attention to this announcement. Best regards! "
For more information: Jeff Tipton HGTV’s “REZONED” High Noon Entertainment P: 303-712-3150 firstname.lastname@example.org
They are looking for landscape designers and architects to transform unattractive backyards in the Bay Area into new inviting spaces. The designer is responsible for one backyard and the team would consist of a contracting crew, a carpenter, the homeowners, and host Paul Ghiringhelli.
The time commitment is 5 days. The designer is be responsible for meeting with the homeowners, drafting a plan, creating a material list and overseeing and helping the contractors implement the design during the on-camera days. The production crew will aide the designer throughout the process.
For more information: If you are interested, please send a resume, a picture of yourself, 1-2 a pictures of your best design and a paragraph on your landscape experience and design style to: Nikki at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The Lecturer is Craig Dykers, of the Norwegian firm Snøhetta. Snøhetta was selected to design the International Freedom Center at New York's World Trade Center site. For more information on Mr. Dykers and his practice, please refer to page four of your October ArchNews.
There is no charge to attend the lecture, however, the auditorium fills quickly. Folks who attend the reception and dinner before the lecture automatically have seats reserved for them. This year the dinner is at the historic Bancroft Hotel, beginning at 5:00pm with wine and beer. Tickets are $45 per person.
Click here to purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
This lecture could not be possible without the continued support of AIA East Bay members and firms. Through their generosity, for twenty-two years the chapter has brought acclaimed architects from all over the world to UC Berkeley. As travel expenses increase, so do our sponsorship needs. If you or your firm would like to join the ranks of firms that support the future of the profession through high-quality lectures, please contact Sidney Sweeney or Ryan Spruston, Assoc. AIA. A $120 sponsorship includes one dinner ticket, a reserved seat, recognition, and much gratitude.
Click here to purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
Sponsors of the 2005-2006 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture: Craig Dykers include: Arkin Tilt Architects
The Council on Architecture, Oakland Museum
Seals Architecture & Planning
Don Dommer Associates
E. Paul Kelly, AIA
ELS ArchitectsField Paoli
Glass & Associates
Haviland & Associates
Hardison Komatsu Ivelich & Tucker (HKIT)
Hollman Bologna Architecture & Planning
K2A Architecture Interiors
Shah Kawasaki Architects
Marvin Buchanan & Associates
Michael Coleman Architect
Muller & Caulfield Architects
Siegel & Strain Architects
The Preview Group
Click here to purchase tickets or become a sponsor.
Friday, November 18, 2005
During the recent Designing Tomorrow’s Architect: The 2005 Internship Conference, the AIA presented two studies from its ongoing research on registration trends: the AIA’s Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) Timing Study and research conducted as a result of the Institute’s Resolution 05–01, which calls for an annual study of newly licensed architects.
For more information:
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
The Committee on Architecture for Education is accepting entries for its annual Educational Facilities Design Awards. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, December 9, 2005.
Jury members who have been invited to serve on the review committee include:
Tim Dufault Chair, CAE Awards Committee and Principal, Cuningham Group, Minneapolis, MN
Sheldon H. Berman, Ed.D., Superintendent, Hudson Public Schools Hudson, MA
Greg Papay, Principal, Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX
John Weekes, Principal, Dull Olson Weekes Architects, Inc., Portland, OR
Ronald E. Bogle, President, American Architectural Foundation, Washington, DC
More information about the awards and the entry forms to be used when submitting your project can be found on this page of the CAE website:
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
San Francisco, 2005. While Maybeck's architectural career has been firmly established, little writing has discussed and analyzed his ideas about landscape: here taken to include his garden designs-by which he integrated house and land-as well as his grand landscape schemes for sites such as Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Maybeck produced stunning-and at times gigantic-pastel drawings, many of which are reproduced here in color.
This beautiful book is available at 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information: call 510/464-3600
For Green Construction 2006, speakers are invited to submit session proposals on all aspects of environmentally friendly and sustainable building and construction. (A listing of suggested topics is available at www.greenconstruction2006.com). Speakers are also invited to submit abstracts for the co-located Construction 2006 conference at www.construction2006.com. All speakers are expected to provide knowledgeable presentations that include the latest trends, technology, and ideas. Presentations should be non-commercial and not promote a particular product or company unless appropriate. The abstract submission deadline is November 31, 2005.
You can review speakers session descriptions that have already been accepted at www.ConstructionEvents.com.
For more information: www.greenconstruction2006.com or www.construction2006.com
Monday, November 07, 2005
Consumer desires, cutting-edge products and technologies, improved construction processes, and innovative design meet in the PATH Concept Home.
We want architects to tell us what they think in a 1-minute online survey. Visit http://www.buildingsurvey.org and enter to win an iPod®.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 17, 2005
First Baptist Church, Chapel
534 22nd Street Oakland, CA 94612
The City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency is holding another informational meeting to provide an update on the streetscape improvement projects currently underway in downtown Oakland.
- Latham Square Redesign Project
- Telegraph Ave Streetscape Improvement Project
- Updates on Other Downtown Projects
The streetscape improvements are intended to improve pedestrian movement and safety by widening sidewalks, narrowing the roadway and calming traffic through construction of corner bulb-outs. New historic street lights, street trees, benches, and other landscape furnishings are planned.
DIRECTIONS: The First Baptist Church is located at 534 22nd St, Oakland, cross-street Telegraph. The meeting will be held in the Chapel room. Head west on 22nd from Telegraph and enter through the door. NO NEED TO RSVP. Complimentary snacks will be provided. Sponsored by: The City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency
For more information: Sunny Nguyen at (510) 238-6705, email@example.com
From Builders Booksource: "When The Not So Big House was released in the summer of 1998 we were immediately on board with Susanka's whole program of building smaller, "better" houses. Her ideas apparently resonated well around the country and she is now a media star promoting her ideas and slowly making headway with the big corporate developers. Sarah will speak briefly on her new book, Inside the Not So Big House, answer questions, and sign books. Come early. We will be giving priority positions in the booksigning line and reserved seating to the first 35 customers who purchase Inside on Monday the 7th. (We open at 8:30am!)$34.95, hardcover, Taunton Press. September 2005
For more information: Builders Booksource 1817 Fourth StreetBerkeley, CA 94710 ph 510 845 6874
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Bay Area Revit User’s Group
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm, with dinner at 5:30pm (Provided by California CAD Solutions)
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street , Oakland
Contact: John Fitzsimmons firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Email to above contact. Cost: None
Topic: Implementing Revit Building in your office
Presenters: Ken Marcus from RFI Consultants and Jeffery McGrew, a presenter at this year’s Autodesk University.
"Ken Marcus will start the evening out with suggestions and best practices for implementing Revit Building in your office. He will showcase some active projects he is working on, and show both the successes and challenges in starting them.
For the advanced section of the meeting, Jeffery McGrew will review the new significant changes to Worksets and Worksharing that came with Revit Building 8.1’s release. The new 'borrow as you go' as well as the new way Revit communicates with the central file has vastly increased the efficiency of working with Worksets, as well as made for a new way of working with Revit in general. If you're currently using Worksets, or are planning too, you really want to hear about this!
We will wrap up the meeting with an open forum and discus next months topic(s)."
For More Information: John Fitzsimmons email@example.com