"We should embrace collaboration in architecture because it is the truth of architecture."
-Denise Scott Brown
Current architectural practice engages in many kinds of confluence as practitioners, industries, and educational institutions redefine their roles and extend the limits of the profession. The architect operates as a critical player, a point of “confluence,” in these connections. This conference explores these networks, examining collaborative efforts between related professions, organizations, communities, businesses, and the world of academia and research.
This event will provide opportunities to learn about and share ideas on the potential of this united engagement. It will include international and national architects, as well as experts from various industries and institutions. Whether an experienced practitioner, an emerging professional, or an architecture student, this conference will offer an inspiring look at how our practices can develop through connections and collaborations, while expanding our understanding of the role of design.
Also at this event, the AIA Central States Region Annual Student Design Competition will be held. Visit their website to find out more about it.
In collaboration with the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University
DATES & LOCATION
The University Plaza Hotel provides upscale accommodations in downtown Springfield. The area offers a fantastic array of local dining, shopping and entertainment ranging from theatres to an interactive hands-on museum. Art galleries, great coffee shops and the Jordan Valley Park with its ice skating facility are only a short walk from the hotel. The original Bass Pro Shop and the Dickerson Park Zoo are no further than a 10-minute drive from downtown, while many attractions—from Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield and Fantastic Caverns to Tablerock Lake and Branson—are less than an hour away. So whether you only explore downtown or venture throughout the region, there is something for everyone!
Pursuing excellence in design through an investigation of construction methods, materials, landscape and culture, Brian MacKay-Lyons developed the Ghost Architectural Laboratory, a collaborative design/build workshop for architects.
David Lewis defines LTL Architects as a practice that embraces difficult projects by reinterpreting the issues. The firm’s noteworthy endeavors demonstrates their penchant for collaborations that push the profession in new directions.
MX_SI Architectural Studio is a practice that explores a dialogue between geometry, landscape, structure and space. Awarded the International Spanish Architecture Prize in 2013, these young designers are a rising talent to watch.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Designed by Moshe Safdie in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The tour includes roundtrip motorcoach,
free museum admission, guided architectural tour,
$15 gift card to on-site restaurant "Eleven" or gift shop.
9:00am - 5:00pm
This tour is complimentary of H.E. Williams, Inc. There is no cost to the participants. H.E. Williams, Inc. will provide transportation from University Plaza Hotel lobby – at 1:00 pm - to the H.E. Williams, Inc. factory and backFree
10:00am - 5:00pm
Hammons School of Architecture-Drury University
Tour the School, meet faculty and students,
view student projects,
professional networking, and free
food and beverage provided.
Join us at a beautiful downtown loft and roof garden in the renovated Marquette Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The evening includes food, beverage, and starlight views across Springfield's Center City. 8:00pm-11:00pmHost Chapter Party (Free - Conference Registrants)
A full day of highly regarded keynote speakers, in-depth continuing education seminars, expansive EXPO floor with over 60 vendors, professional networking, and free admission to the Design Awards Ceremony
Celebrate the Central States Region's best designs at the
historic Gillioz Theatre, Downtown Springfield
heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.
6:00pm-7:00pm Social Hour
7:00pm-9:00pm Ceremony and Keynote
No refunds after September 15, 2014