The first film in the “Look Up” documentary series, “An Architect’s Story: Chris Downey,” features an inspiring architect in San Francisco who is pioneering design for the blind. The film premiered during the AIA Conference in May.
We are thrilled to announce the “Look Up Film Challenge,” a timed filmmaking competition, which aims to bring together filmmakers, AIA Emerging Professionals, and architects to create short films that inspire the world to “look up” and experience a whole new level of appreciation for architects and their positive impact on our society.
Learn more about Chris Downey, an inspiring architect in San Francisco who is pioneering design for the blind.
“The resulting workplace has been wildly successful for Square, as it reflects their simple, yet effective core value—‘make commerce easy.’ Our design also reflects the company’s brand, with crisp, clean, and bright interiors accomplished on a modest start-up budget.” – Gregory Mottola, FAIA
“How do you reinvent an existing elementary school? When we first visited the site, Cherry Crest Elementary School in Bellevue, Washington, was a hidden recluse, tucked into a heavily wooded site surrounded by a long established residential community.” – Boris Srdar, FAIA
“I have completed over 130 projects both new construction and renovation within the village core of Edgartown over the last 20 years. All of this served the greater public realm honoring the rich history and traditional New England vernacular of Martha’s Vineyard, yet in a way people want to celebrate island life today. ” – Patrick Ahearn, FAIA
“The public design review process requires the balancing of many values—including aesthetics, the quality of materials, functional needs, the preservation of cultural resources, environmental stewardship—and they may or may not be in conflict with each other.” – Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
“I think Jefferson intuitively understood [the Architect’s voice in public decision making], which might explain why he listed creation of the University of Virginia along with the Declaration of Independence on his three-point public service resume on his tombstone.” – Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA
Introduced as a bill into the 110th Congress of the United States, National Architecture Week was established in April 2007, the week of President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday.
Tweet with the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen Ayers, FAIA, as he takes over @uscapitol Wednesday, April 15th at 2pmEDT for #ArchWeek15 #AIAchat.