February @ the AIA

See What's New This Month

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on February 1, 2017

heart leafLove in is the air.  Love, that is, for interesting lectures, mentorship opportunities, and tours of iconic buildings.

This month, architecture, art, and fashion intersect at the CMOA in a new exhibit featuring fashion designer Iris van Herpen.  Later in the month 25 lucky members will get to go on the ultimate “date,” a tour of The Tower at PNC Plaza as part of Target 2030: Meeting Goals and Verifying 2030 Strategies.

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion opens February 4 at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). Fashion designer Iris van Herpen marries precision and meticulous handcraft, inventive technological solutions, and a striking, futuristic aesthetic. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, this exhibit gathers seven years of van Herpen’s original haute couture for this exhibition: her first North American tour.

Couture Architecture with Philip Beesley will also take place on February 4th at 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at the CMOA Theater.  Philip Beesley is a practicing visual artist, architect, and Professor in Architecture at the University of Waterloo and Professor of Digital Design and Architecture & Urbanism at the European Graduate School. Beesley’s work is widely cited in contemporary art and architecture, focused in the rapidly expanding technology and culture of responsive and interactive systems.

cmoa bricksBuilding Optimism: Public Space in South America closes February 13th at the Heinz Architectural Center.  Read Columns review and then check out this exhibit before it closes.  Bonus — it’s definitely kid-friendly! (see left).

February 13 at 6:30 p.m. CMU SoA Lecture Series: Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.  In collaboration with the Heinz Architectural Center.  Immediately following the lecture AIAS students from CMU and PITT will be holding a mixer with YAF.

February 20 at 6:30 p.m. CMU SoA Lecture Series: Vanessa Keith from StudioTEKA Design will take place in Kresge Auditorium.

Target 2030: Meeting Goals and Verifying 2030 Strategies will take place at The Tower at PNC Plaza on February 21 from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The so-called “greenest skyscraper in the world,” PNC Tower will be described by the architect and engineer involved from its outset, as well as the actual client.  See and learn what makes this project exemplary, what is pioneering and what the team would do differently next time. Join us for this unique and highly sought tour of a noteworthy project and international destination.

February 27 at 6:30 p.m. CMU SoA Lecture Series: Annabelle Selldorf from Selldorf Architects will take place in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Also on the Calendar This Month:

February 1: ACE Mentor Program: Conceptual Design Session

February 1: IIDA Diversity Roundtable

February 2: 2017 Landis Lecture

February 7: ARE Review Series – Session 5 (MEP Part I)
The content presented in this session will be relevant to candidates who are planning to take the Building Systems division under ARE 4.0, or the Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation division under ARE 5.0.

February 7: AIA Pittsburgh Board Meeting

February 9: PLI Community Forum
The topic will be focused on trade licenses such as general contractors, Electricians, HVAC technicians, Sign Contractors, and Stationary Engineers.

February 9: NOMA Pittsburgh Chat’N Chew
“Don’t Wait for Opportunity, Create it!” Indulge in a gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar as we discuss ways to engage and support minority businesses, non-profits, working professionals, and initiatives in the Pittsburgh region.

February 14: MBAYC Hands-On Courses – Drywall

February 15: ACE Mentor Program: Schematic Design Session

February 16: YAF Steering Committee Meeting

February 21: ARE Review Series – Session 6 (MEP Part II)
The content presented in this session will be relevant to candidates who are planning to take the Building Systems division under ARE 4.0, or the Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation division under ARE 5.0.

February 28: MBAYC Hands-On Courses – Drywall Bulkheads/Soffits

Save-the-Date!  Pecha Kucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 26 will take place March 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Alloy 26.

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