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Promoting Architecture

  • 1.  Promoting Architecture

    Posted 06-14-2019 16:37
    My wife and I were on a trip recently that included Porto, Portugal.  We visited with the Concierge of our hotel and told him about our interest in Architecture. He shared with us hard copies of several brochures about Porto Architecture.  What I found interesting was that these were prepared and promoted by the city and a hotel concierge was giving them to us.  I have attached the websites where these can be found.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could get cities and hotels in the US to do something like this?


    David Brotman FAIA
    Past AIA Regional Director
    Scottsdale AZ

  • 2.  RE: Promoting Architecture

    Posted 06-18-2019 06:39
    Dear David,
    What a terrific idea to promote architecture through concierges! Is this what your local or state AIA Component or Public Leadership Committee could share with Chambers of Commerce and Hotel Associations in cities and towns? Or is there something  AIA National could promote to National  Concierge Association, Chambers of Commerce or US Conference of Mayors to connect tourism with architecture and public education?

    Thanks for sharing these links to Porto, we hope to go there next year. 
    Happy travels, Susan

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  • 3.  RE: Promoting Architecture

    Posted 06-18-2019 09:37

    Porto and environs is  fascinating.  You'll love the trip.  As far as how this promotion could  work.  It could be done both locally and nationally.  It would probably have more effect if it was organized and coordinated nationally and than reinforced locally.  It's a fascinating idea that I think has legs.  I find it very interesting how Portugal and Spain revere architecture.  Everybody in the Canary Islands knows and is proud of César Manrique.

    David J. Brotman, FAIA

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