Join your fellow design professionals in New Orleans at the AIA 2011 National Convention, where we'll explore the theme Regional Design REVOLUTION: ecology matters. New challenges and insights are guaranteed.
The advanced registration deadline for both AIA members and non-members is April 11, 2011! Take advantage by registering at Convention Web Site at http://registration2.experient-inc.com/ShowAIA111/Default.aspx?SingleSignOn=false.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
WE110 Evolutionary or Revolutionary: The Role of Traditional Building and Lessons Learned in the Recovery of post-Katrina New Orleans
Wednesday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM, $310 | 7.5 HSW/SD/LU Hours
The recovery and rebuilding of residential neighborhoods in New Orleans offers a unique learning experience for those who preserve, rehabilitate, and build residential architecture. The extraordinary destruction from the Katrina event to the New Orleans housing stock was massive. Even today, thousands of homes continue to deteriorate and remain vacant as a result of economic conditions, lack of insurance, and other factors.
This AIA pre-convention Workshop will focus on the application of design advocacy (design, practice, leadership, sustainability, technology, and collaboration) that has occurred when and where infill residential structures have been built or restored in New Orleans neighborhoods.
Workshop presenters shall examine how preservation, new residential construction, and the relocation of housing units have responded to the conditions of place and restored neighborhood vitality. Residential projects demonstrating traditional housing designs have been built based upon an evolutionary local vocabulary of established forms, at the same time, new revolutionary and innovative residential design solutions have been constructed since Katrina. Issues concerning the successes of an evolutionary or revolutionary typology of infill residential architecture in responding to storm durability, affordability and sustainable practice without sacrificing either innovation or a connection to heritage shall be presented. Speakers and panelists will learn of completed and ongoing project work in New Orleans neighborhoods to discover lessons learned and learn from project outcomes in the recovering residential neighborhoods. A closing panel of architectural critics, authors, and educators will lead a session designed to provoke and inform participants who will have an opportunity to discuss success and failure at the intersections of urban design, sustainability, storm durability, and sense of community in New Orleans neighborhoods. Go to: http://connect.aia.org/connect/public/SessionDetails.aspx?SessionID=6161&maxSessions=19.Speaker(s): Robert J. Berkebile, FAIA, Steven B. Bingler, AIA, REFP, NCARB, Tom Darden III, Andres M. Duany, FAIA, Patricia Gay, Lindsay Jonker, Clem Labine, Ann M. Masson, Byron J. Mouton, AIA, Steve Mouzon, AIA, CNU, LEED, Casius Pealer Assoc. AIA, Daniela Rivero, Steven Semes
EV306 AIA Historic Resources Committee Luncheon
Sponsored by Heritage Cast Iron USA
booth #3260 and Rocky Mountain Hardware booth #765
Friday, 11:30AM - 1:30PM, $65
The AIA Historic Resources Committee Luncheon is an annual event for convention participants who work or are interested in the historic preservation and rehabilitation fields of practice. Experience James Beard Award-winning Chef Donald Link's cuisine in a new private event facility at the Higgins's Room at Calcasieu's in an original New Orleans warehouse. The 2011 HRC Luncheon is conveniently located just two blocks from the Convention Center above Cochon's Restaurant. This event promises both an excellent way to enjoy contemporary Louisiana cuisine and to network with your preservation colleagues. Following our meal, Scott Bernhard, AIA, Director of the Tulane City Center and Mintz Professor of Architecture at the Tulane School of Architecture will share his insights into the history of the development of New Orleans’ unique architectural heritage and his analysis of the city's recovery and the future of its cultural legacy. Go To: http://connect.aia.org/connect/public/SessionDetails.aspx?SessionID=6302&maxSessions=1.