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What is the role of art in architecture?
We know that art is essential to producing high quality design, but what is its role in the wider practice of architecture? This year’s symposium will explore the larger role art plays in achieving not only high quality residential design, but high quality practice - from running a profitable business, to using technologies at every stage of the creative process, to making the most of social media in our marketing efforts.
Sunday: Home Tour
AIA Minneapolis “Homes by Architects” Tour features 7 Twin Cities homes that range in size, style and site. Several capture views of the region’s many lakes or look out on the Mississippi River.
Monday: Design Day
Keynote speaker, Minnesota AIA gold medal winner Julie Snow, FAIA, will share her work and thoughtful pre-design process in Prior to Design.
Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, LEED AP, will present her carefully crafted, minimalist designs in Inflections and Innuendo.
John DeFazio, AIA, architect and educator, will explore the meaning of House.
Dean Thomas Fisher, Assoc AIA, of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, will present Custom Houses and the Collaborative Economy.
Dean Thomas Fisher, Assoc AIA, will lead a discussion with Timothy A. Alt, AIA, CID and Christine Albertsson, AIA, CID, about the strengths and limitations of modern and traditional approaches to residential design, moderated by CRAN AG member Stuart Narofsky, AIA, LEED AP.
Tuesday: Technology, Thought, and Best Practice
Michael Anschel and Carl Seville, AKA “the Green Police”, present A Review of Green Building Products and Systems: Green Washers Beware!
Jared Banks, AIA, CRAN AG member, will talk about the Art of BIM for Residential Design and Practice.
Mark LePage, AIA, will challenge us to reverse our business model and think, Profit….Then Art.
The day concludes with our first CRAN film presentation: Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle, winner of the 1958 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
John DeFazio, AIA, will then discuss this visual satire and critique of the modern city. Popcorn provided!
Wednesday: Wrap Up
Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA, LEED AP, of Barley| Pfeiffer Architecture, Austin, Texas. Peter, a recognized expert on green architecture, will present a provocative talk challenging the established best practice for green residential design in As "Green" Matures into "High Performance Building.
Enoch Sears, AIA, LEED AP, author of Social Media for Architects and host of the web podcast The Business of Architecture, will talk about how social media is leveling the marketing playing field for small architecture firms.