Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monthly Program: New and Old - Architecture Fusion

The quest for sustainability will increasingly concentrate development in cities, generating a greater fusion of old and new styles of architecture, especially as policy incentives are implemented that encourage major additions to existing buildings. This panelists are Charles Bloszies, AIA, architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer, and real estate broker, Mary Smitheram-Sheldon. The moderator is Tim Culvahouse, FAIA.

A wine and cheese networking reception follows the program.

Charles F. (Chuck) Bloszies,
AIA is an architect and structural engineer with masters degrees in both disciplines from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught design studios, theory seminars and technology courses at U. Penn, UC San Diego and California College of Arts. Chuck is the 2010 recipient of the Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize from the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco for his 1 Kearny Street project. The project image is above left.

Mitchell Schwarzer is an architectural historian who writes on the urban and suburban built environment with attention to issues of mobility, perception, media, consumerism and memory. His current project involve Jewish architecture/space, and American real estate. Mitchell's books include Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Area: History and Guide, (William Stout Publishers, 2007), Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), Architecture + Design: SF (Understanding the Business, 1998) and German Architectural Theory and the Search for Modern Identity (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Mary Smitheram-Sheldon, a Senior Managing Director with CBRE Consulting, has been providing real estate consulting services to corporations, financial institutions, developers, pension funds, law firms, property owners, and governmental entities for nearly 20 years. Her industry experience includes investment analysis, development feasibility, highest and best use analysis, litigation support, partnership valuation, and appraisal review. Ms. Smitheram-Sheldon has particular expertise in real estate valuation, market analysis, and strategy.


Monthly Program: New and Old - Architecture Fusion

Time: 5:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: $15.75 for AIA Members; $21 for non-members. Registration required. Click here to register.

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For more information: 510/464-3600

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