National Architecture Week 2015: Events

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AIA Iowa

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days

Monday, April 13th – Saturday, 18th

IAF “Talk & Tour” Series

Monday, April 13th

BSAFE Training

Tuesday, April 14th

Spring Conference and Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 15th

Iowa State University’s Scheman Building

The 2015 Spring Conference: Exposed: Design Process brings architects and design professionals from across the state to Ames, IA for keynotes, workshops, and connecting students and professionals. This year’s theme Exposed: Design Process focuses on the unique methodology architects use to solve design problems. Approximately 200 attendees will gather to hear from keynote speakers EB Min, AIA, of Min | Day Architecture, Takashi Yanai, AIA, of Ehrlich Architects, and Snohetta Design.

IAF Eat.Drink.Architecture

Saturday, April 18th

IAF Spring DMPS Class: “Architectural Photography”

Saturday, April 18th

Corridor Canstruction

Saturday, April 18th


Boston Society of Architects


Saturday, April 11th & Sunday April 12th

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

KidsBuild! will be held at BSA Space on Saturday, April 11th & Sunday April 12th. Guided by professional architects, families will choose a construction site from a fictional city grid, design and build a building, and be awarded a certificate of occupancy from the city building inspectors. Geared for children age 5 -13, KidsBuild! lets children understand and formulate ideas about architecture and design as they build a city from the ground up.


AIA Springfield

Design in the Middle: Making Place in the American Small Town Symposium

Friday, April 10th

3:00 – 5:00pm

Hammons School of Architecture Auditorium, Drury University

Self-Guided/Virtual Tour

AIA Springfield virtual tour NAW 2015

Sunday, April 12th – Saturday, April 18th

AIA Springfield Design Awards Exhibit

Sunday, April 12th – Saturday, April 18th

The Library Center

4653 S. Campbell Ave.

Young Architects Forum presents Drury Career Fair Social

Thursday, April 16th

5:30 – 7:00pm

Springfield Brewing Company

305 S Market Ave.

Drury University Hammons School of Architecture Design Expo (Career Fair)

Friday, April 17th

1:00pm – 5:00pm

HSA Auditorium

21st Annual Beaux Arts Ball & Charity Auction supporting Harmony House

Friday, April 17th

6:00 – 11:00pm

The Farmers Park Pavilion

2144 East Republic Road

Hosted by Hammons School of Architecture’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Chapter

AIA St. Louis

Mid-Century Modern Structures Materials and Preservation 2015 Symposium

Monday, April 13th – Thursday, April 16th

Drury Plaza Hotel

The Friends of NCPTT, the World Monument Fund, the American Institute for Architects St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are partnering for a jointly organized symposium on the preservation of Mid-Century Modern Structures.  A public lecture will precede the meeting on Monday evening, April 13 at Washington University in St. Louis.

 New York

AIA New York

Four Freedoms/AIA Roosevelt Island Circumnavigation Boat Tour

Saturday, April 18th

1:30 – 3:30pm

Chelsea Pier



AIA Hampton Roads

“Before You Press the Render Button…”

Tuesday, April 14th


Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company

120 Atlantic Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Everyone is a renderer these days! The tools for digital 3-D illustration are literally on everyone’s desktop. So why, with the same software and similar execution, do some renderings hit the mark and some just miss? Don’t always blame the software! Regardless of media – pixels, paint, or even a stick in the wet sand – understanding a few timeless core concepts can provide the foundation for a more successful rendering.

AIA Northern Virginia

Dress for Success Clothing Drive

April 6-17th at various drop-off locations

Our Women in Architecture Committee is holding a clothing drive to collect professional attire to donate to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women. In the past few years WIA has collected over 1,000 donations including suits, skirts, jackets, slacks, dresses and shoes to help local women successfully enter the workforce.

Walking Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria

Sunday, April 12th


Led by members of our Historic Resources Committee, the tour covers the history of Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design, highlighting examples from Georgian to Art Deco. 2 AIA HSW LUs offered for architects. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance reservations are required.