Fall 2012 Seville

2012 AIA Committee on Design Fall Conference
held in cooperation with the AIA Historic Resources Committee

Seville + Granada/Cordoba + Morocco
November 11-17, 2012 with add-ons through November 21
Jose Maria Cabeza and Felipe Palomino, Honorary Co-Chairs
Gonzalo Cantos Mateos, Master of Ceremonies
Artchitectours, Executive Managers



Sunday November 11, 2012
2-3 hour reception At Metropol Parasol
With small group tours to the Roman ruins beneath the Metropol Parasol
Dinner on your own.

Monday November 12
Pablo Dianez on the Urbanistic History of Seville
Social History of Seville, speaker not yet determined
Lunch at Cabildo Restaurant near the Seville Cathedral
Tours of the Medina of Seville based on the Dianez maps.
Dinner on a boat on what used to be the Guadalcavir River

Tuesday November 13
Jose Maria Cabeza on Scientific Architecture
What I do when I practice, Felipe Palomino
Tours of the 1992 Worlds Fair Site (box lunch provided)
Dinner at Restaurant Serranito, with discussion of the day’s discoveries.

Wednesday November 14
The Future of Architectural Practice, Jose Maria Cardenas
The Significance of Italica, speaker not yet determined
Bus Trip out of Seville to Casa de Retiro Espiritual, Italica, Abengoa Solar Research Facility and
other sites to be determined.
Lunch at Venta del Alto in Ronquillo
Dinner on your own, or optional dinner with Flamenco (recommended)

Thursday November 15
What I do when I practice architecture, Antonio Ortiz
Working with History, Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra
Building tours
Lunch at Hosteleria del Prado
Building tours
Reception at Alcazar with Rafael Manzano
Dinner on your own

Friday November 16
Pecha Cucha by 10 younger Sevillan Architects
Building tours
Box Lunch in a garden
Building tours
La Panaderia give back project
Closing Banquet at El Alabardero

Optional Add Ons


Add On Option A

Saturday November 17
Bus to Cordoba and visit The Grand Mosque and other sites.
Lunch in Cordoba.
Bus to Granada
Visits to Granada and Albaicin (the old Moorish city).
Dinner in Granada
Hotel in Granada

Sunday November 18

Tour the Alhambra
Lunch in Granada
Bus back to Seville
Sunday night at Tryp Macarena
Dinner on your own.

Add On Option B

Monday November 19
Bus and Ferry to Morocco
Visits to Chefchouan and Tetouan
Dinner and Hotel in Morocco

Tuesday November 20
Bus to and tours of Fez
Dinner and Hotel in Fez

Wednesday November 21
Bus and Ferry back to Seville
Wednesday night at Tryp Macarena
Dinner on your own

Thursday November 22
Transfers to Seville Airport 


Event space is limited. Register early to guarantee your participation. 

AIA COD Registration ‐ Registration includes 6 nights hotel accommodation, airport transfers on November 11 and 17, ground transportation and most meals. (see conference program for details)   Before
August 10th
August 10th

Single occupancy
Double occupancy

Travel Insurance ‐ I would like to opt‐out of the included basic travel and health insurance.   $60 $60
Flamenco Show and Tapas Dinner (highly recommended)   $90 $90
Optional Add On A ‐ November 17‐19, 2012 Cordoba / Grenada – Registration includes 2 nights hotel accommodation, meals, and entrance fees to The Alhambra and The Grand Mosque.  This tour concludes with a night at the main hotel in Seville.      
Single occupancy
Double occupancy
Optional Add On B ‐ November 19‐22, 2012 Morocco – Registration includes bus and ferry transportation to/from and within Morocco, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Morocco, meals, and group entertainment This tour concludes with a night at the main hotel in Seville.  Visas are not required.      

Single occupancy
Double occupancy


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Metropol Parasol Seville by J. Mayer H. Architects
photo by Fernando Alda

Casa de Retiro Espiritual by Emilio Ambasz
photo by Fernando Alda

Seville Cathedral
photo by mense

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Attendee may earn up to 29 CEHs (23 HSW, 12 SD).

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