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Saturday, 6 October 7th Annual Canstruction 2012 8:00 AM
Mall of America
What is Canstruction: Canstruction®, a national charity committed to ending hunger, is using one can as a catalyst for change. Taking place in 50 cities throughout North America each year, Canstruction® events are unique design/build competitions showcasing colossal sculptures built from thousands of ordinary cans of food. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world– by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks. Donations: Benefit Second Harvest Heartland When: October 6-8, 2012 at Mall of America




Saturday, 6 October Minnesota Modern Tour Day 2012: Cerny Survey and West Cedar Lake Walking 10:00 AM
Saint Paul and the West Cedar area of Minneapolis
http://2012modernhomestour.eventbrite.com/
The Minnesota Chapter of Docomomo is proud to announce their Tour Day 2012: Cerny Survey and West Cedar Lake Walking tours. Docomomo Tour Day is a national annual event bringing together Docomomo US chapters, preservation organizations, members, students, architects, historians, and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. These tours are self guided, interior docent-lead experiences, of noteworthy modern homes in Saint Paul and the West Cedar area of Minneapolis. Attendees can start wherever and whenever they would like along the route, their ticket will include a map with each home location. The morning tour session will provide access to well-designed homes by architectural innovator Robert Cerny. Cerny earned a Master’s Degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1933.After traveling and briefly partnering with Jones, Cerny accepted a position at Long & Thorshov in 1942 and became a partner in 1951. In 1960 Cerny branched off to form his own practice. Cerny is well known for his Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel at Macalester, School of Architecture - Rapson Hall and Moos Tower at the U of M. The Saint Paul tour properties are in the process of being preserved and brought into the 21stcentury. The afternoon properties are within walking distance and will prove to highlight the remarkable modern properties of the West Cedar Minneapolis area. Architectural works by William F Rafferty of Home design Center, Babcock of HGA, Graffunder & Nagl, and Long and Thorshov (during Cerny’s tenure). WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, October 6th, 2012 Morning Survey of Cerny 10:00am – 12:00pm 110 Melbourne Avenue SE , Minneapolis 1757 Fairview Avenue N , Falcon Heights 375 Pelham Boulevard, Saint Paul Afternoon Cedar Lake Area Walkable Tour 1:00pm – 3:30pm 2224 Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis 2441 Cedar Lane, Minneapolis 2304 Drew Avenue South, Minneapolis 3531 Basswood Road, Minneapolis 1520 Kaltern, Golden Valley After Party 3:30pm-4:30pm: 3531 Basswood Road, Minneapolis RESERVATIONS: http://2012modernhomestour.eventbrite.com/ The prices for tickets are: $20 for a Docomomo Member $30 for a Non-Member $15 for a Student Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour at any of the locations. Ticket holders may pick up a tour map, which will be available at any of the homes Founded in 2009, the Minnesota Chapter of Docomomo US advocates the exploration, documentation, conservation, and sustained use of Minnesota’s manifestations of the Modern Movement and strives to strengthen public interest and understanding of these works. For more information about Docomomo MN, including membership, visit http://www.docomomo-us-mn.org/ ### If you would like more information about this event or to schedule an interview with a Docomomo MN Board Representative contact: Karen Rue at 612-916-1110 or email docomomo.us.mn@gmail.com 1520 Kaltern, Golden Valley 2441 Cedar Lane, Minneapolis 3531 Basswood




Tuesday, 9 October Amsum & Ash Natural Stone Grand Opening 4:00 AM
International Market Square Show Room 133
www.amsumash.com
Show Room Grand Opening Tuesday, October 9 4-7 RSVP to info@amsumash.com or 763-571-8400




Thursday, 11 October Kolbe Gallery in Edina Open House 4:00 PM
7545 Washington Ave. S. in Edina,
http://www.kolbegallerytwincities.com
Kolbe invites building, remodeling and design professionals to explore the creative potential of windows and doors in its newly opened Kolbe Gallery Twin Cities. Located at 7545 Washington Ave. S. in Edina, the showroom is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It also may be visited online at http://www.kolbegallerytwincities.com. To arrange an appointment for a Saturday or during the evening, please call 866-460-4403.




Tuesday, 16 October Free Seminar 12:00 PM
BR



Thursday, 18 October Mpls Luncheon 11:45 AM
IMS - Ste 185



Saturday, 20 October Housing Advocacy Committee - Tour of Higher Ground Shelter 1:00 AM
165 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/housing.cfm
Higher Ground Tour Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. 165 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis SAVE THE DATE for the Housing Advocacy Committee's fall tour of Higher Ground! Saturday October 20 at 1 pm. Tourgoers will meet at the Glenwood entrance to the building, which is located at 165 Glenwood Ave N in Minneapolis – very close to the Farmer’s Market. RSVP by Friday, October 12, to Mary Larkin. This past year, two AIA Minnesota committees: the Housing Advocacy Committee and the Committee on Design, were instrumental in working the McKnight Foundation to create the annual AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award. Cermak Rhoades Architects, representing the Higher Ground – Homeless Shelter & Permanent Housing Project, located at 165 Glenwood Avenue N. in Minneapolis, was selected as the 2012 AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award Recipient. Todd Rhoades, AIA, principal at Cermak Rhoades, was recognized at the reception. The Higher Ground affordable housing project was selected from 20 award submissions made by 13 Minnesota architectural firms. Click here for more information on the award.




Wednesday, 24 October MDT - Monthly Program 5:30 PM
BR



Monday, 29 October CDes - Mentor Program Kick-off and Orientation 6:30 PM
The College of Design, University of Minnesota
www.design.umn.edu/mentor
CDes at the Univeristy of Minnesota is preparing for the upcoming 2012-13 mentor program and would like you to mentor an architecture student. This annual CDes program helps undergraduate and graduate (M.Arch) students grow professionally by matching them with a mentor in their field of study. Mentor Training workshop - Thursday, September 20, 8 - 9 p.m. at The College of Design, University of Minnesota RSVP to Lucy Reile at cdesmentor@umn.edu or visit www.design.umn.edu/mentor for more information.




Events of Interest


Friday, 5 October
MN AIGA Design Camp 2012 9:00 AM
Grand View Lodge, 23521 Nokomis Avenue Nisswa, MN 56468
http://www.aigaminnesota.org/events/design-camp-2012
Since 1980, Design Camp® has been AIGA Minnesota’s premiere event and the largest regional design conference in the country. Held annually in late September/early October at a lodge in northern Minnesota, this event sets the standard for design conferences across the country. Design Camp provides an atypical conference structure, mixing indoor and outdoor activities with both educational and social events. Design Camp lasts for three days. Campers arrive Friday morning for registration and depart Sunday afternoon. Four keynote speakers set the tone for camp, while small-group workshops and creative sessions follow each presentation. Attendees (referred to as “campers”) stay in lakefront cabins or golf-friendly condos and meet in the main lodge for events and meals. Friday and Saturday nights offer much socializing and tend to run late into the night. The conference averages 320 total attendees, including campers, speakers, presenters, sponsors, and vendors. Campers come primarily from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Canada. Most campers are graphic designers and art directors or involved in the graphic arts (photographers, illustrators, educators, copywriters, etc.)—but all are welcome. This year’s Design Camp® is being held October 5th-7th in Nisswa, Minnesota. Additional information can be found on the AIGA MN website http://www.aigaminnesota.org/, which will be continually updated as Design Camp® approaches. Come and join us!




Saturday, 6 October
DOCOMOMO US MN Tour Day 10:00 AM
Twin Cities Area
http://www.docomomo-us-mn.org/2012-modern-homes-tour/
The Minnesota Chapter of DOCOMOMO US will host a tour of Modern houses in the Twin Cities area on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tour maps may be picked up at any of the homes the day of the tour. The tour will end with a party at 3534 Basswood Road in Minneapolis. Tour cost is $20 for members of DOCOMOMO US, $30 for non-members, and $15 for students. In addition to purchasing tickets in advance online, tickets can be purchased at each property on the tour. All proceeds from the tour go to the support of the Minnesota Chapter of DOCOMOMO US.




Wednesday, 10 October
Nancy Schultz, Isabella Eco-Home – An Experiment Station 5:00 PM
TE Studio/ Integrated Planning Office: 212 2nd St. SE #222, Minneapolis, MN 55414
http://www.phaus.org/community-resources/national-events-calendar
Wednesday, October 10, 5pm – Nancy Schultz, Isabella Eco-Home – An Experiment Station A case study and homeowner perspective on owning a cutting-edge building, which also serves as a lab. Location – TE Studio/ Integrated Planning Office: 212 2nd St. SE #222, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Parking is available in the surface parking lot off of 2nd St. SE for $1.75 flat fee, or in the St. Anthony Main ramp for $2.50 Metro Transit bus lines to Central Ave & 2nd St. SE: 10, 17, 25, 59, 260, 261, 270, 825 Bike racks available Enter the historic St. Anthony Main Building on the left of the two entrances off of 2nd St. SE, take the stairs one flight down. Suite 222 is located just to the right of the stairs. Time(s) 5pm - 5:15pm - Sign In 5:15pm - 5:45pm - Intro to PHAMSP and PH Principles 5:45pm - 6:30pm - Lecture 6:30pm – 7:30pm - Q&A/Networking Light snacks and beverages will be provided, $10 suggested donation at the door. Please register through the National Event Calendar - http://www.phaus.org/community-resources/national-events-calendar .




Thursday, 18 October
AIA Northern Chapter Annual Meeting 6:00 PM
North Shore Scenic Railroad
stacy@architectureadvantage.com
The 2012 AIA Northern Minnesota Chapter Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18th. Please join us on the North Shore Scenic Railroad for a social train ride followed by an evening at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, featuring tours and dinner catered by the Duluth Grill. Our guest speaker will be Ken Buhler, presenting “The History of the Depot and Stories of the Railroads That Built Northern Minnesota.” RSVP to stacey@architectureadvantage.com by noon October 15.




Monday, 22 October
Global Practices in Architecture: Makram el-Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine 6:00 PM
100 Rapson Hall
https://events.umn.edu/021534
The 2012 Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series invites expert educators and practitioners from around the world to the Twin Cities to share unique perspectives and insights about the Architecture profession. L.E.FT is a New York-based architecture collective dedicated to examining the intersections of cultural and political production as they relate to the built environment. Established by architects Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine in 2001, the ?rm has been recognized internationally with numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design. The partners combine their architectural practice with research projects conducted in studios at several universities in the U.S., including Yale, MIT, UPenn, Cornell, and Columbia. About the speakers: Makram el-Kadi received his B.Arch from the American University of Beirut in 1997 and his M.Arch from Parsons School of Design in 1999. After working at the offices of Fumihiko Maki in Japan, he joined Steven Holl Architects where he was project designer on numerous international projects, including the World Trade Center proposal with Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman, and Charles Gwathmey. He teaches Graduate Studio at Yale University. Ziad Jamaleddine received his B.Arch from the American University of Beirut in 1995, where he won the Areen Award for excellence in design. He received his M.Arch from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard in 1999. The same year, Jamaleddine joined Steven Holl Architects, where he was the assistant to the project designer for Simmons Hall dormitory at M.I.T., winner of the National AIA Design award in 2003, and the New York AIA award in 2002. He teaches Third-Year Graduate Advanced Architectural Design Studio at PennDesign. Their firm, L.E.FT, was selected as the 2010 Design Vanguard by the Architectural Record Magazine. L.E.FT is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 Young Architects Award, 2010 Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York, and was a finalist for MoMA's 2009 Young Architects Program.




AIA Committee Meetings


Monday, 1 October
CE Committee 12:00 PM
CR


Monday, 1 October
Government Affairs 4:30 PM
BR


Tuesday, 2 October
Membership Committee 8:30 AM
BR


Tuesday, 2 October
Housing Advocacy Committee 12:00 PM
CR Residential Steering Committee 12:00 PM
CR


Wednesday, 3 October
EPC 7:30 AM
BR


Wednesday, 3 October
Mpls Urban Design 5:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 4 October
Convention Communications Subcommittee Meeting 8:00 AM
CR


Thursday, 4 October
IDP 12:00 PM
CR


Friday, 5 October
Executive Committee 8:00 AM
BR


Monday, 8 October
CE Committee 12:00 PM
CR Mpls Recognition & Programs 12:00 PM
BR


Monday, 8 October
Convention Committee Meeting 4:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 9 October
Membership Committee 8:30 AM
CR


Tuesday, 9 October
BEC 4:00 PM
BR Fellows Reception 4:00 PM
HGA


Wednesday, 10 October
AIA Minnesota Board Retreat 11:00 AM
Minikahda Club


Wednesday, 10 October
Draughting Club 5:00 PM
Artists' Quarter


Thursday, 11 October
Architecture in the Schools 8:00 AM
CR


Thursday, 11 October
Committee on Design 12:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 11 October
Members in Transition 4:00 PM
BR


Friday, 12 October
Board of Directors 8:00 AM
BR


Monday, 15 October
LSDR 11:30 AM
BR


Monday, 15 October
New Member Reception 5:00 PM
AIA Minnesota office


Tuesday, 16 October
BIM Breakfast Club 7:30 AM
BR


Tuesday, 16 October
Mpls Evolving Practice 8:00 AM
BR


Tuesday, 16 October
AIA St. Paul Annual Meeting 12:00 PM
Minnesota Boat Club, Raspberry Island, Downtown Saint Paul
allardyce@aia-mn.org
Join us on Tuesday, October 16 at Noon at the Join us on Tuesday, October 16 at Noon at the Minnesota Boat Club, Raspberry Island, Downtown Saint Paul (http://www.boatclub.org/) Come witness a year in review, enjoy lunch with your friends, and hear Lorrie Louder, Director of Business at the Saint Paul Port Authority, speak about an in-depth study compiled by Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School. The study drills down into the strengths and opportunities of industrial development in Saint Paul and the greater Metro. A question and answer session will follow her presentation, allowing attendees to discover how they can play a key role to ensure the fiscal health of our city. The annual luncheon is free to AIA members. RSVP by Tuesday, October 9, to Amber Allardyce at allardyce@aia-mn.org



Tuesday, 16 October
COTE 5:30 PM
BR


Wednesday, 17 October
Architecture MN 12:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 18 October
AICI 8:00 AM
BR


Saturday, 20 October
AIA Northern Chapter Board Meeting 12:00 PM
TBD


Saturday, 20 October
HAC - Learn Event - Tour of Higher Ground 1:00 PM
Higher Ground Shelter 165 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis
larkin@aia-mn.org
Join the Housing Advocacy Committee's fall tour of Higher Ground on Saturday October 20 at 1 pm. This Tour will be limited to 15, so register early! Tourgoers will meet at the Glenwood building entrance located at 165 Glenwood Ave N in Minneapolis – very close to the Farmer’s Market. RSVP by Friday, October 12, to Mary Larkin.



Monday, 22 October
Convention Committee Meeting 4:00 PM
BR


Monday, 22 October
Council of Firms 4:30 PM
BR


Tuesday, 23 October
BIM Breakfast Club 7:30 AM
BR


Tuesday, 23 October
Mpls Evolving Practice 8:00 AM
BR


Tuesday, 23 October
Small Firms 12:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 23 October
MAF 4:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 24 October
MDT Executive Committee Meeting 4:00 PM
CR


Wednesday, 24 October
EPC Bookclub 6:00 PM
Dunn Bros Longfellow


Thursday, 25 October
AIA Mpls Board Meeting 8:00 AM
BR


Thursday, 25 October
MIT Happy Hour 4:00 PM
TBD