Mar
1
to May 15

Pollinator House Design/Build Competition

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For the 25th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo, Gardens Buffalo Niagara and the Buffalo Architecture Foundation have joined forces to organize and facilitate a design/build competition of Pollinator Houses. The spirit of the competition brings awareness to the wide array of pollinators in Western New York while challenging the notion of how these Pollinator Houses can or should look. Most importantly, the competition also encourages all participants to become designers and advocates for these critical animal partners. This is an Open, One-stage, Design-Build competition for functional, contemporary pollinator houses to be auctioned off to support Gardens Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Architecture Foundation programs.

This competition is free to enter. Submissions will be accepted from March 1 through May 15, 2019. Entries will be displayed starting June 15, 2019. Awards will be announced in August 2019.

For more information, visit the competition website at https://buffaloarchitecture.org/programs/pro-bono-publico-award/pollinator-house/.

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

6 Minute Building Stories

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6 Minute Building Stories, or 6Mbs, is part of a larger Building Stories dialogue. 6Mbs is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines in unique locations throughout Buffalo, NY. Speakers present their building story through 18 images. The total time allotted for each slide is 20 seconds and, as the slide changes after 20 seconds, so does the content.

There is a $5 door charge for those attending this event. Registration is not required in advance of the event.

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Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

UB Lecture Series: Symposium of Architectural History: The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. Explore this site to learn more about the specific themes, case studies and speakers that will be featured at this event. "The Whiteness of American Architecture" is organized by Charles Davis II, UB assistant professor of architecture.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Door and Window Fabrication

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This course will provide a tour of the shop where the various fabrication methods for producing windows and doors will be revealed.

This tour is open to the public, and one (1) AIA HSW credit is available for those who attend. Please meet at the rear entrance of the facility. Registration online is required and may be done by clicking here.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Sarah Lopez: Migrant Detention, Incarceration and the Spatial Imagination

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Texas has more migrant detention centers and migrant prisons than any other state in the Union. Sarah Lopez focuses the construction and design of migrant detention facilities in Texas since the 1960s in relation to immigration policy and private prison practices. Using archival and ethnographic methods that include historic newspaper articles, ICE contracts and documents, satellite imagery, field observations and interviews, this historic genealogy of the construction of detention facilities reveals the government’s abdication of design responsibilities as private prison corporations and construction companies assume authority and responsibility for making critical design decisions that impact migrants’ daily lives.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

UB Lecture Series: Staging Fascism: Contemporary Artistic Practice and Rationalist Urban Space

  • University at Buffalo, Anderson Gallery (map)
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This panel tackles the complex interrelation between artistic practices and their historically charged subjects in urban environments. Three of the participating artists, Eiko Grimberg (Berlin), Heidi Specker (Berlin), and Caterina Borelli (Rome), and UB faculty from the departments of Art (John Opera), History (Camilo Trumper), and Architecture (Charles Davis) discuss tensions and ambivalences at sites that once served as propagandistic stage sets of Fascist power. How can artists, historians, and architects address these issues as critical observers rather than accomplices?

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Now What?! is the first exhibition to examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. The exhibition content, conversations, and stories will inspire a new generation of design professionals to see themselves as agents of change by looking at the past to see new ways forward.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available for those who attend.

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jane Battersby: Malls, Markets, and Malnutrition: Food In/Sensitive Planning in African Cities

  • Uninversity at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Food security and urban systems governance are not widely acknowledged as falling within local government mandates in African cities. However, urban policies and planning profoundly shape urban food systems and the urban conditions that drive food insecurity and malnutrition. The state’s engagement with the food system is informed by historical policy and planning legacies overlaid with decontextualized imported ideals from the global north. This lecture presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available for those who attend.

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

BN360 Young Professionals Guide Launch Party

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AIA Buffalo/WNY will be featured once again in BN360’s 2019 Young Professional’s Guide.

BN360 is a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership specifically geared towards young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara Region. Their Young Professional’s Guide is a free, comprehensive guide of groups and organizations in the region. The Launch Party is the ultimate gathering of young professionals in the region.

Mark your calendars to join the Emerging Professionals Committee for this excellent networking opportunity. Event details will be made available closer to the event.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Andrew Berman: Just Enough

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Andrew Berman Principal of Andrew Berman Architect, will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Hardscape Design Trends and Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls

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Join us for a look at the newest hardscaping materials available today as well as a presentation on Engineering Segmental Retaining Walls. This will earn you 1 CEU for AIA, ASLA, HSW. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm and presentation will begin at 6pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will also be served before and after this event.

This event is free, and registration is required by emailing Bob DeRosa at Bob.DeRosa@unilock.com or Steve Simon at steve.simon@unilock.com. Please RSVP early to ensure your spot for this seminar.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Mustafa Faruki: IF

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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Mustafa will speak about some of the projects currently installed in the lobby of Hayes Hall. This exhibition also includes UB architecture student work that has emerged from his seminar in connection with the 2018-19 Reyner Banham Fellowship.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available for those who attend.

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Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

UB Lecture Series: Architecture for, by, and with Deafness

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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This symposium will explore the intersection of architecture and deafness including the architectural of schools for the deaf (the past), “Deaf Space” (the present) and the impact of evolving technology and cultural attitudes toward deafness (the future).

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Table Talks: A Local Networking Event and Panel Discussion

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall, Room 403 (map)
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With the support of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning the Senenmut Alumni Association is hosting our annual professional networking event: Table Talks. The theme of this year’s event is “Architecture as a Tool for Community Transformation” and will feature a professional networking session in conjunction with an AIA continuing education credited panel discussion.  The networking portion of the evening is set up career fair style and will feature a series of Tables decked out by our many sponsoring firms. Attendees are encouraged to mingle about and converse with the participants about their ongoing work, including opportunities for employment and partnerships.

The panel discussion will be about the community transformation taking place through the Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project: Northland Central and the Northland Workforce Training Center. Panelists representing the architect, owner, construction manager, and end user will share their experiences throughout the project and their roll in transforming a community. The purpose of this event is to foster relationships within the A&E community between students and industry leaders working locally in the profession. Our goal is to give students a better idea of what opportunities are available to them here in Western New York, and to build up our city and our workforce.  

This event is free and open to the public. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available for those who attend. Online registration is required and may be done by clicking here. A buffet of light refreshments and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

For those firms interested in participating as a sponsor, please call Margaret Scaglione at (716) 704-7218 or email at margarets@youngandwright.com

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Feb
19
8:45 AM08:45

Dynamic Tour of Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Materials Manufacturing Facility

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This event is a guided tour of Kemper System America’s West Seneca, NY Manufacturing Facility. The tour includes a review of plant safety criteria; QC & R&D labs introduction into various equipment used for ASTM and product testing; warehouse tour including discussion of building design for containing potential spills to protect surrounding wildlife area; distribution center discussions including QC process for incoming raw materials and outgoing products; and a manufacturing overview showing machinery and processes for creating various liquid resins, primer, topcoats and coating. Additionally, there will be a presentation on the history of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes, system components, application process, performance benefits, and range of applications.  Project examples will be provided, including detailing and various assemblies. The tour also includes a demonstration on fully reinforced roofing and waterproofing installation.

There are four (4) AIA CEU credits available for this event. There is no fee to attend this event, although registration is required. There are a limited number of spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register online by clicking here.

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Zhu Pei: Root + Contemporaneity

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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The work of the notable Chinese architect Zhu Pei, founder of Studio Zhu Pei, reflects a deep understanding and particular awareness of societal traditions, history and the tectonics of building in China. His recent design for the new Museum at the Imperial Kiln in Jingdezhen presents a sensitive addition on a site of national significance yet one that simultaneously explores materiality and constructional innovation. In his lecture at UB's School of Architecture and Planning the architect Zhu Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

Trends in Hardscaping and Segmental Retaining Walls

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Join Unilock at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Ballroom for an educational event focusing on new trends in Hardscaping and Segmental retaining walls. This program will be of particular interest to AIA, ASLA, PE's and others in the specifier community. Come out and reconnect with other professionals in your industry. There will be a presentation on Engineering and design of retaining walls from Risi Stone Systems and CEU credits will be given. Cocktails start at 5:30 PM and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served all evening. Do not miss this first of it's kind event!

This event is free, and one (1) AIA learning unit is available. Registration is required and may be done by emailing Steve Simon at steve.simon@unilock.com.

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Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

UB Lecture Series: In Practice: Sydney Gross Alumni Symposium

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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The event brings together alumni from architecture, urban planning and real estate development, to discuss different forms of practice that they are engaging in. The speakers have all graduated from one of the programs offered at the School of Architecture and Planning in the past 10 years, and each has taken a distinctive path since.    The symposium offers current students and other members of the School and community an opportunity to consider modes of practice within the realms of architecture and planning and at the intersection with other disciplines.   Individual presentations by each of the speakers will be followed by a general Q+A session as well as smaller group conversations directed by current students.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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In his most recent text Edge of Order , Daniel Libeskind Founder of Studio Daniel Libeskind, "opens the door to his unique creative process, guiding us through a selection of his projects never before collected–both built and unrealized, major commissions and unexpected favorites–and revealing how he arrived at their designs through text and a rich array of visuals, including drawings, plans, and photographs. With a voracious appetite for culture and history, and an encyclopedic memory, Libeskind draws on everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers to explain the way he thinks about buildings and cities."

This event is is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA leaning unit available for those who attend.

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Service Awards

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The Annual Service Awards are presented as a partnership between the AIA Buffalo/WNY chapter and the Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF). They were established to recognize dedicated individuals and firms from the local chapter. It is the goal of AIA Buffalo/WNY and the BAF to promote the Chapter and each firm through the recognition of dedicated service to the profession of architecture in the WNY region.

For more information on this event, please visit http://www.aiadesignawards.org/2018/. There is a $25 registration fee for this event. Registration may be accomplished online by clicking here.

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Dec
3
to Dec 19

Holiday Food Drive

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Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for our 6th Annual Holiday Food Drive! If you would like to make a donation, bring your non-perishable items or monetary contributions to one of our Collection Points or to the AIA Buffalo/WNY Holiday Party. To become a Collection Point, email Christina Weber to be added to the 2018 Collection Route. Donations will be picked up at the Collection Points on Wednesday, Dec 19 by the Young + Wright Party Bus.

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Nov
29
1:00 PM13:00

The Devil's in the Details: Construction Detailing for Emerging Professionals + Overcoming Communication Challenges During Design & Construction

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The AIA Buffalo/WNY Emerging Professionals Committee and the AIA NYS Emerging Professionals Future Practice + Community Task Force are hosting two events on construction detailing and communication. Join us to discuss construction detailing with three local industry leaders in the afternoon then stay for dinner and a panel discussion moderated by Kirk Narburgh, AIA NYS President in Albany with industry leaders in the Northeast.


Schedule

1:00 pm     Registration + Opening Remarks
1:30 pm    Masonry Envelopes
2:45 pm     Vapor Barriers
4:00 pm     Concrete Technologies
5:00 pm     Dinner + Happy Hour
6:00 pm     AIA NYS EP Panel Discussion: Overcoming Communication Challenges During Design & Construction

There are four (4) AIA learning units available for this event.

This two part event is free and attendees are asked to register online by clicking here. Registration by end of business on Monday, November 26 is required.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Man in the Glass House

  • Martin House Greatbatch Pavilion (map)
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In a major new biography, The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century, Mark Lamster sheds light on one of 20th century architecture's most celebrated and powerful figures. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

This event is free for Martin House members, or $10 for non-members. If interested, more information and registration may be found at www.martinhouse.org, or by calling (716) 856-3858 ext. 200.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Theodore S. Jojla: Indigenous Planning

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Professor Theodore S. Jojola, of UNM School of Architecture and Planning, shares a planning approach that uses cultural identity to inform community development.  The process for meaningful community engagement uses a 7 Generations model. He will present examples from the work of the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi), University of New Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Small Firm Symposium

  • Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown (map)
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The 2018 Small Firm Symposium is a one-day event focused specifically on the challenges faced by architects working in or managing a small architectural firm. If you have been waiting for a training opportunity to offer something that will help your business, the Small Firm Symposium is your chance to hear from your fellow practitioners who have faced the same issues.  Earn up to 5 LUs in sessions that will provide insights on gaining clients, marketing, talent management, office culture, growing your firm, and avoiding litigation.

There is a registration fee for this event. Online registration is required and may be completed by clicking here.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

2018 AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Awards Gala

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The annual architecture awards were established to encourage and recognize excellence in architectural design, to increase public awareness of the potential of the built environment and to honor the architects, owners, and builders of significant local architectural projects.

Registration for this event is required. Please register by clicking here.

 

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

CSI Half Day Seminar

This half-day seminar consists of four individual presentations:

12:00 - Brad Farris, with Tremco: “Maintaining Building Envelope Integrity”  is a review of water entry points in the building envelope and provides a basic review of often overlooked area including coping joints, porous/deteriorated masonry walls, thru-wall construction, wall louvers, window & door openings and HVAC entry points.

 1:00 – Dawn Joy, with Thor Performance Products, Inc.: “Sports Floor Construction”.

 2:00 – Sherry Hartel, with International Masonry Institute: “New Ideas in Masonry”

 3:00 – Melanie Stachowiak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CMVP, with M/E Engineering: “Energy Modeling Overview” is a presentation on the use and benefits of energy modeling and how modeling may assist with holistic sustainable design. Various energy conservation measures, methods of modeling, and life cycle cost analysis for master energy plans will be discussed.

Each presentation offers one AIA learning unit. There is a $10 registration fee for those who wish to attend. Registration is required and may be done by emailing Brad Vaillancourt or calling (716) 883-4400

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Meejin Yoon: Signal To Noise

  • University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning (map)
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Architecture is a broadcast medium; a low definition form of communication, and a faint signal surrounded by an blizzard of noise. This condition of information overload, distraction and a superabundance of channels is the cultural backdrop of our lives. How can architecture communicate, create space and focus attention in the age of accelerated signals? In this talk, Meejin Yoon shares recent projects from memorials to submersibles to buildings that explore these questions.

This event is free and open to the public.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available to those who attend.

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Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Michael Smith-Masis, "1:1"

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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Michael Smith-Masis, recently named the 2019 LOEB Fellow at Harvard GSD, in his lecture "1:1," underpins a humanistic social design agenda within community empowerment, environmental awareness, sustainability and hands-on experiences based on inclusive design processes mostly developed upon low income environments in Costa Rica.

There is one (1) AIA learning unit for those who attend. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

AIA Buffalo/WNY Annual Meeting

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall, Room 403 (map)
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Our annual chapter meeting will be held on October 25, 2018, in Room 403 of Hayes Hall on UB’s south campus. The Board of Directors will present information on our chapter’s activities and initiatives. This year, we also have proposed changes to chapter bylaws and will be voting to approve these changes. This meeting is open to all members of our chapter, and is free of charge. Attendance by all chapter members is encouraged. Register by clicking here.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Molly Wright Steenson: AI and Stories of Autonomous Landscapes

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Part myth, part imaginary, part reality, there are numerous visions of how AI is changing the landscape around us. Yet these ideas have a longer history—one that directly implicates architects and architecture back to the 1960s. In this talk, Molly Wright Steenson traces the history of AI in architecture and looks ahead to its contemporary and future implications.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Best Practices for Building a Diverse Workforce

  • Northland Workforce Training Center (map)
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Join us as we explore diversity in the workplace and best practices for your business followed by a tour of the new Northland Workforce Training Center

The Evening’s Panelist include:

-Marc L. Rummenie - Program Director, NFJC of WNY, Inc

-Despina Stratigakos - Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, University at Buffalo, and author, Where are the Women Architects?

-Edward Watts, Jr, AIA - President, Watts Architecture & Engineering

-Kelly Hayes McAlonie - Director, Campus Planning, University at Buffalo

-Charlene Miraglia - Senior Vice President & Director of Human Resources, CannonDesign

There are 2.5 AIA learning units available for those who attend. There is a $10 registration fee, and online registration is required. Please RSVP by October 10th. Register by clicking here.

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Oct
16
11:30 AM11:30

AV Technology Impacting Architectural Design & Fall Technology Showcase

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Attend one of the two lunch seminars being offered on emerging A/V technology trends and how they impact building design. Attendees will gain knowledge on topics such as wireless presentation (or Bring Your Own Device), digital connections, Collaborative spaces, 4K applications, and content streaming.  Architects and Design Professionals will better understand technology trends emerging in the AV market, how clients use learning spaces differently, and how collaboration with technology / wireless models will affect design considerations. Learn more about 4 K resolution on displays and viewing distances while discussing examples of where and how these devices will be used.  

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while earning 1 AIA learning unit (HSW /SD) followed by a technology showcase of Commercial AV vendors from Crestron, ClearOne, Mersive, Sharp, and many more.  To RSVP for one of the CEU lunch seminars, please contact Joanne Rand at jrand@prentice.us by October 10th.    Additionally, a technology open house will be hosted by Prentice Office Environments and Creston from 11:00 to 4:00. Lunch seminars and the open house are free of charge.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Michelle M. Thompson

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Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, associate professor at UNO PLUS, shows her financial inclusion project which is focused on evaluating the public and private financial policies, tools, and practices (FPTP) that impact the ability for people to increase their personal and family wealth. The New Orleans case study focuses on introducing p3GIS (public and private participation geographic information systems) in a dynamic study of the Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) First-time Homebuyer (32 years) and Financial Fitness (12 years) graduates who have purchased homes. The results of this study provided both a spatial map and financial impact analysis of home investments from 1986-2017.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Oct
6
5:45 PM17:45

Buffalo Architecture Foundation - Meat Raffle

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Support the Buffalo Architecture Foundation in a unique WNY way! Meat raffle, basket raffles, 50/50 split will support BAF's many public programs to build appreciation of the profession and our regions prolific architecture!

$5 admission fee includes beer and soft drinks. $30 for table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets may also be purchased from any BAF board member or at the event.

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Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

Strategies of Empowerment: A Survey of Emerging Urban Practices in Weak Market Cities

  • University At Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners of urban design and planning to address this question, and take stock of emerging alternative spatial practices. Conventional urban activist organizations (community development corporations, community land trusts, and local design centers, etc.) are gaining more visibility, while the practices rendered by a range of advocacy groups (resettlement agencies, artist collectives, LGBTQ and post-incarceration support programs, etc.) are becoming increasingly more spatial in nature. Strategies of Empowerment seeks to foster a debate on the viability of these provocations to provide the basis for an operational design theory, capable of exerting real and systemic change on the ground.

The symposium will feature talks by (left to right): Daniel D'Oca, Interboro Partners and Harvard Graduate School of Design; Marc Norman, Ideas and Action + University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Jennifer Goold, The Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore; and Patty Heyda,Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. For those who attend, three (3) AIA continuing education credits are available. Registration is not required.

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