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9th Annual CRAN Symposium

Thank you to those that attended the symposium or viewed the live-stream!  Join us again next year in Miami, September 16-19, 2017.

Please join the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, California, for our annual symposium, Wine & Design: Regionalism, Modernity, and the Residential Context, in the heart of Sonoma County—Wine Country—from September 18 - 22, 2016.

Our event begins with a welcome reception hosted by the local AIA chapter, AIA Redwood Empire, on Sunday night, followed by a day and a half of education sessions. The CRAN home tour takes place on Tuesday from late morning through afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday morning continue a day and a half of education sessions.

Our CRAN home tour will feature contemporary and traditional houses by Wendy Evans Joseph, Obie Bowman, Ralf Konietzko, and Anderson Architecture. Wendy Evans Joseph presented her guest house and remodeled main residence in her talk at last year’s symposium in Minneapolis.

Educational sessions will allow participants to explore regional architecture including work by Julia Morgan and Joseph Eichler, wine country architecture and the process of wine-making, and building in the natural landscape. Other educational sessions will explore designing for your climate with the Green Police, as well as best business practices, including how to manage your clients, a behind-the-scenes look at three projects with Mark LePage, and Jeremiah Eck discussing why art matters.

Cocktail receptions each evening will offer an opportunity to explore the sponsor showcase and interact with other attendees. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to dine with sponsors and other attendees at fine restaurants in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and surrounding communities.

A highlight of the symposium will be a Winemaker’s dinner in the Knights Valley Garden, a lovely setting in the vineyards behind the hotel. This optional dinner will feature a 30-minute wine and hors d’oeuvres reception (with a cash bar for people wanting a non-wine option), followed by a perfectly-paired four course meal with wines from Dutton-Goldfield Winery.

In addition, AIA Redwood Empire has organized additional events the weekend before and the weekend after for participants who want to stay longer, as well as a “Squeeze Tour” for guests during the symposium.

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