There is lots going on with AIA Birmingham and the Alabama Center for Architecture this month! Mark your calendars for the events below.
MINI DESIGN WEEK EVENTS
Graphic Means Screening – Design Week Birmingham + AIGA
Tuesday, March 7th
Alumni Theater in UAB’s Hill Student Center
1400 University Blvd.
$5 admission | Free for students & UAB ID holders
AIGA Birmingham, Design Week Birmingham, and the Department of Art and Art History at UAB present a preview screening of Graphic Means, A History of Graphic Design Production. Following the film, Production Director and producer Briar Levit will speak about the project and take questions.
It’s been 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized graphic design. Graphic Means documents production from the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photo composition, from paste-up to PDF. To learn more about the film, click here.
Lecture – 1 HSW
Thursday, March 9
11:30-1:00 p.m. at Iron City
Housing is one of the most pressing challenges our country faces as more people move into cities and adopt an urban lifestyle. LIVING SMALL endeavors to instigate a thoughtful conversation about how to house the growing urban population while retaining the character and quality of life in our cities.
Architect Garrett Reynolds, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Seattle, will present a lecture about the design of micro living spaces from his research in New York City, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo. The discussion seeks to provide a dialogue between his research and the changing housing climate in Seattle, Birmingham, and around the world.
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The intent of Birmingham’s Living Small exhibition is to explore what urban living means in Birmingham as people return to the city core. The exhibit will add local projects and development typologies to the original Living Small exhibition to catalyze a dialogue about potential opportunities and best practices for Birmingham as it rediscovers its historic density.
There will be an open house during the opening reception in one of the Tiny Homes designed by Jeff Dungan in the lot behind the ACFA office.
Exhibit sponsored by Alagasco, Birmingham Realtors and Clayton Homes.
Can’t make the Opening Reception?
Hours for the Indoor portion of the exhibit are M-F from 10a-4p through March 31.
Hours for the Tiny Home Tours are as follows:
Friday, March 10, 10a-4p
Saturday, March 11, 10a-3p
Monday, March 13, 11a-1p
Tuesday, March 14, 11a-1p
Wednesday, March 15, 11a-1p
Thursday, March 16, 11a-1p
Friday, March 17, 11a-1p
Or by appointment (call 205-322-4386 to schedule)
Rapid Fire x Design Week Birmingham
Friday, March 10
6 pm (Doors/Refreshments)
7pm – 9pm (Presentations)
MAKEbhm, 4000 3rd Ave South
This special Rapid Fire event brought to you by Design Week Birmingham is not to be missed! Join us as we bring together 6 creatives from the Birmingham art and design community to share their inspiration, talents and ideas.
Winslet and Rhys
NCARB & You: AXP, ARE and Certification – 1.5 LU
Tuesday, March 28
Alabama Center for Architecture (109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd South)
Free with registration
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outreach-event-in-birmingham-al-registration-32502051511
NCARB’s Director of Examination, Jared Zurn, AIA, NCARB, will be speaking on licensure-related topics in Birmingham, AL.
Topics will include:
- The entities involved in the licensure process
- How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™)
- What to expect with the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
- Recent changes to NCARB programs
- The value of the NCARB Certificate
Following the presentation, Jared will remain on-site to address questions on an individual basis.
Vulcan Park & Museum’s Drink & Drop: Inaugural Egg Drop Competition
Thursday, April 6 (rain date April 13)
$250 for a team of 5, $20 to attend
Includes 2 drink tickets
In conjunction with the 28th Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop, Vulcan® Park and Museum will host its inaugural Drink and Drop adult egg drop competition and cocktail reception. Science minded teams and individuals, over 21 that is, can try your hand at the classic elementary student competition by keeping an egg protected after dropping it from the top of Vulcan’s 124-foot pedestal. The goal: to keep your egg from landing sunny side up! Join us for this fun, inaugural event, including a cocktail reception on Vulcan’s Plaza.
2017 Sponsorships Still Available! Renew TODAY!
All chapter sponsorships expired at the end of December, so please renew today if you haven’t already! Check out the 2017 sponsorship brochure here.
THANK YOU to all our sponsors who PAID in FEBRUARY 2017! (A full list of sponsors is listed on the right column of this page.)
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Sponsor Luncheon: YANMAR America
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Mix and mingle with one of our newest platinum sponsors, Yanmar America! More info about this event is coming soon.
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