Fall 2015 Providence

 

 

Overview | Letter from the Chair | Member Slideshow

Conference Overview

Providence is experiencing a rebirth, culturally and economically.   This smaller city provides one of the best examples anywhere of how good design, innovative small-scale architecture, creative use of old infrastructure, and an urban planning vision can help smaller cities thrive.   

We will open the conference on Thursday, October 1st with a dinner and our traditional Member Slide Show held in the recently-renovated Providence Public Library.

On Friday, we will learn about how the city has evolved and where future planning and development is going.  We will then visit specific projects downtown and on the ‘East Side’ at the Rhode Island School of Design and around Brown University.  These projects illustrate ways to integrate new architecture into existing contexts; creating new places that make more of what already exists.  We’ll host a cocktail party/petcha kutcha with local architects and craftspeople. Friday dinner is on your own allowing you to explore Providence’s terrific array of restaurants. 

On Saturday we will hear from two very talented local architects about the opportunities and challenges in making a difference in a smaller city. We will then explore highlights surrounding Providence, including a talk by Peter Bohlin, FAIA on "Locally Grown" design and a visit to a house he designed nearby. Our closing dinner will be held in the RISD Museum. On Saturday night we'll enjoy Providence WaterFire - an urban event not to miss! Sunday morning's breakfast will include the annual meeting of COD--open to everyone. Please join us!

A Letter from the Chair

Providence is experiencing a rebirth, culturally and economically. This smaller city provides one of the best examples anywhere of how good design, innovative small-scale architecture, creative use of old infrastructure, and an urban planning vision can help smaller cities thrive.
We will open the conference on Thursday, October 1st with a dinner and our traditional Member Slide Show (see details below) held in the recently-renovated Providence Public Library.

On Friday, we will learn about how the city has evolved and where future planning and development is going. We will then visit specific projects downtown and on the ‘East Side’ at the Rhode Island School of Design and around Brown University. These projects illustrate ways to integrate new architecture into existing contexts; creating new places that make more of what already exists. We’ll host a cocktail party/petcha kutcha with local architects and craftspeople. Friday dinner is on your own allowing you to explore Providence’s terrific array of restaurants.

On Saturday we will hear from two very talented local architects about the opportunities and challenges in making a difference in a smaller city. We will then explore highlights surrounding Providence, including visiting a house with Peter Bohlin - who will talk about “Locally Grown” design. Our closing dinner will be held in the RISD Museum. Also Saturday is Providence WaterFire - an urban event not to miss!!  Registration opened August 7. We hope you will join us.

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Member Slideshow

Overview
The annual Member Slide Show is always an enjoyable event held at our national conference. This year it will be held at the opening dinner on Thursday, October 1, in Providence. It is intended to foster a dialogue among committee members about their recent projects.

All COD members are welcome to submit. Those in attendance at the conference will present their recent work in six images-sixty seconds, as described below.

With your permission, we will also post your work on the COD blog throughout the year. If you would like your work included you will need to return the attached permission form – for photo copyright purposes. If you are unable to attend the conference you are still welcome to submit your work in the same format, along with the permission form, and we will post it on the blog as well.

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Deadlines
Friday, September 4th: Deadline for Submission
Thursday, October 1st: Member Slide Show, Providence Public Library

The format is an informal Power Point slide presentation, moderated by Andy King, our Slide Show Coordinator. Each participant will be given one minute to briefly describe their work as their six images are projected.

To participate please submit the following by Friday, August 28:

  1. One Title slide labeled with your firm name and including a photograph of you or your firm.
  2. Six (6) slides, labeled with firm name, project name, project location, and photo credit if required.
Specifications for submitting digital slides:
  • Resolution: 96 ppi (pixels per inch) or higher
  • File Format: JPEG, Optimized (please do not send power point slides)
  • Document Size: maximum 960x720 pixels
  • File Size: maximum 2 MB
Please send 7 total slides (including the title slide) by email to aiacommitteeondesign@gmail.com

Or mail on CD to:
Jim Childress, FAIA
Centerbrook Architects
PO Box 955
Centerbrook, CT 06409-0955

Also, if you would like your work posted on the COD blog site please include with your slides the permission form--completed in a digital or printed format.

 


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Registration Rates

Early registration ends September 4, 2015
Registration closes September 23, 2015

 
Fee
AIA Members
$800
Accompanying guest
$800
Non-Member Professional $900

 


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