When Machines Do Everything in Smart Cities: 21 Jobs of the Future @ GoToWebinar
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The rise of A.I. in smart cities everywhere will be fundamental to making municipalities work better for us. But even when machines “do everything,” there will still be lots of work – and jobs – for humans to do. Cognizant will share new roles and jobs that will emerge such as IoT-expert Cyber City Analysts, Tidewater Architects, and Vertical Farm Consultants. With the onset of autonomous vehicles, what new roles emerge when drivers really are hands free? Based on new research from Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, this webinar will present actionable advice and guidance on how to navigate the Age of AI, Algorithms and Automation and explore the new jobs of the (not too distant) future that are emerging in smart cities of tomorrow.

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party @ Parrish Art Museum
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm

On July 13, the Parrish Art Museum will host its annual Midsummer Party, a festive social gathering of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. In addition to cocktails, dining, and the Late Night Party, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibitions Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge; Renate Aller: The Space between Memory and Expectation; Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place; as well as the Museum’s current permanent collection installation Every Picture Tells a Story.

This year, the Midsummer Party will honor Louise and Leonard Riggio and artist Maya Lin. Past artist and philanthropist honorees have included Ross Bleckner, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Agnes Gund, Chad Leat, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Inga Maren Otto, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Clifford Ross, Barbara J. Slifka, and Keith Sonnier.

“For decades, the Midsummer Party has been the perfect recipe for bringing together artists and the community to celebrate the special relationship between the Museum and the cultural life of this unique region,” said Parrish Director Terrie Sultan.

“To a great extent the history of the Hamptons was written by the great artists who were inspired by the surrounding environs. As their art and fame flourished, the mission of the Parrish Art Museum morphed over time to reflect the dynamic evolution of their works,” said Honoree Leonard Riggio. “Our profound thanks are owed to the past and present patrons who had the wisdom to underwrite its growth, and to the succession of museum professionals who had the genius to create and expand this priceless landmark.”

Deborah F. Bancroft Preston T. Phillips

HOST COMMITTEE: Mary and Howard S. Frank, Laura Lofaro Freeman and James L. Freeman, Chad A. Leat, Denise LeFrak, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Larry Milstein, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Kathy Reilly, Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel, and Joey Wölffer.

Call for Artists – Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition @ Greater Denton Arts Council
Jul 15 – Sep 29 all-day
Call for Artists - Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition @ Greater Denton Arts Council

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The exhibition shows the top national and international artists evolving the field of contemporary craft who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Materials will be on view February 7 – May 9, 2020 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Form: https://form.jotform.com/GDAC/mhs2020application
Call page: https://dentonarts.com/mhscall

Plaza Life Revisited: Field Guide Release @ AIA New York I Center for Architecture
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Plaza Life Revisited: Field Guide Release @ AIA New York I Center for Architecture

Join us for the release of Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas.

The guide outlines a research effort focused on New York City, the primary location of urbanist William H. Whyte’s “Street Life Project,” which formed the basis for his seminal book and film The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980). The new guide seeks to understand how different types of public spaces have changed some 40 years later. What’s changed about how people use the public realm, and what makes for successful spaces?

The project looks at 10 plazas in Manhattan constructed or renovated in the last 15 years, ranging from the type of bonus spaces Whyte was observing to infrastructural leftovers, alleys, transit plazas, private campus areas, and tactical urbanist interventions. The team used new analytical tools such as a machine-learning algorithm to develop heat maps describing dwell time and pedestrian counts from video footage. The team also used some of the same techniques Whyte did—behavioral observations, site measurements, and hand tabulation to understand context, physical elements, programming, and activity.

Thomas Balsley, Hon. AIANY, Principal, SWA/Balsley
Emily Schlickman, Co-lead, SWA XL Lab

CEDIA Expo 2019 @ Colorado Convention Center
Sep 10 – Sep 14 all-day
CEDIA Expo 2019 @ Colorado Convention Center

CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors convene for the leading event in connected technology. Receive concentrated access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training in tech integration.

Harlem School of the Arts Groundbreaking Event @ Harlem School of the Arts
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am
Harlem School of the Arts Groundbreaking Event @ Harlem School of the Arts

The Harlem School of the Arts 40-year-old Brutalist style building, constructed in the early 1970s is about to undergo significant renovations to both the exterior and interior. Thanks to a substantial gift from Herb Alpert Foundation, underwriting the entire $9.5 million project, this project will turn the 37,000 square foot facility into a state of the art cultural center. This event commemorates the start of construction on the project.

Cersaie @ Bologna Exhibition Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Cersaie @ Bologna Exhibition Center

The 2019 edition of Cersaie – the world’s premier exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – is returning to Bologna, Italy from September 23-27. With a robust program that includes lectures by Pritzker-winning architects, CEU-accredited seminars for architects and designers, and training courses for tile industry professionals, Cersaie will serve as an important venue for education, conversation and community. More than 800 exhibitors from 40 countries will showcase the latest trends, designs, and innovations in the ceramic tile industry. Cersaie is organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with BolognaFiere.

Design Within Beach! 2019 Monterey Design Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Design Within Beach! 2019 Monterey Design Conference @ Asilomar Conference Grounds

The biennial Monterey Design Conference (MDC 2019) celebrates its 25th gathering of leading global design figures along the Northern California coast, October 25-27, 2019. Organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) California, this confab differs from most conferences because attendees can engage in casual conversations with presenters in a relaxed, oceanside setting—mingling over meals, at receptions, or along the beach. The weekend event is held at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA, the wooded retreat that was designed by 2014 AIA Gold Medal winner Julia Morgan, FAIA.

Among the presenters at MDC 2019 are international architects, who rarely speak in the U.S.
• Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Amsterdam
• Yvonne Farrell, Grafton Architects, Dublin
• Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon. FAIA, and Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas, Studio Fuksas, Rome
• Alberto Kalach, Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX), Mexico City
• Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai

North American architects will discuss their multi-faceted work.
• Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, Cavagnero Associates Architects, San Francisco
• Bob Harris, FAIA, Lake|Flato, Austin/San Antonio
• Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, and Richard Whitaker, Sea Ranch, in conversation with Pierluigi Serraino, AIA
• Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Nova Scotia

Emerging California talents are given the opportunity to shine.
• Ed Ogosta, AIA, Edward Ogosta Architecture, Los Angeles
• Dan Spiegel, AIA, and Megumi Aihara, ASLA, SAW//Spiegel Aihara Workshop, San Francisco
• Chris Warren, AIA, WORD, Los Angeles
• Dan Weber, AIA, ANACAPA, Santa Barbara

Rounding out the busy weekend are special events, including receptions commemorating the 25th occurrence of MDC and the 75th anniversary of AIA California, book signings, AIA Academy for Emerging Professionals mixer, and post-conference tours of modern Monterey homes and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (EHDD, 1984).

Noted journalist, educator, and curator Reed Kroloff—recently named Dean of IIT School of Architecture—will emcee MDC 2019, which is open to architecture and design practitioners, educators, students, and enthusiasts.

The Monterey Design Conference was originated by Richard Saul Wurman, who went on to co-found TED Talks. The first gathering, in 1980, was so informal that speakers wore t-shirts with a number signifying their speaker order. In the 50 years since, MDC has grown into a must-return-to event for architects and designers seeking its unusual mix of inspiration and relaxation. Its speaker list has also provided a glimpse into the inner working of men and women who have won the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest global honor, including Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA; Frank O. Gehry, FAIA; Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA; Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA; Thom Mayne, FAIA; and Kazuyo Sejima.

Attendees can gain up to 18 Continuing Education points for MDC programs—including Accessibility/HSW credits—by attending main lectures as well as CES offerings. Topics of CE sessions include materials, codes, construction, accessibility, technology, and security, among others.

MDC 19 is organized by AIA California staff, led by executive vice president Nikki Dennis Stephens, Hon. AIA CA, with a volunteer committee comprising Anne Fougeron, FAIA; Andrew Goodwin, AIA; David Hecht, AIA (Chair); Mark Jensen, FAIA; Ben Kasdan, AIA (AIA CA President); Owen Kennerly, AIA; Alice Kimm, FAIA; Karen Lesney, Assoc. AIA; Leanna Libourel, AIA; Jennifer Luce, FAIA; David Meckel, FAIA; Josephine Minutillo; Michael Porter, AIA; and Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA.

Registration is open, but spaces are filling up quickly. Go to www.montereydesignconference.org to register.

A Modern Affair at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice @ Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Modern Affair at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice @ Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

A special night to support DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State, honor the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice for the renovation of its landmark building, and celebrate the legacies of Kevin Roche and Dan Kiley.

Tuesday November 12, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Conversation, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres will take place in the Ford Foundation Center For Social Justice garden. Eamon Roche, Gus Kiley, and Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Vice President John Bernstein will provide remarks. A limited number of spaces for tours of the building are available at a special ticket price. These tickets will go fast, early registration is encouraged.

For more information, email info@docomomo-nytri.org.

GRAY Awards @ National Nordic Museum
Nov 20 all-day
GRAY Awards @ National Nordic Museum


Turning the traditional awards party on its head, this black-tie event is filled with surprises and merriment for the ultimate celebration of Pacific Northwest design.

And it’s for a good cause! 50% of net ticket proceeds will benefit our charity partner, The BLOCK Project—an alternative approach to alleviating homelessness.