Past AIA Event: AIA 2014 Convention

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My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

AIA Chicago architect Dan Wheeler, FAIA has an eBay problem -- but he seems to have put it to exemplary use in the home he shares with his wife Julie.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 31, 2014. 

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What Tea to Buy When You're a Minimalist

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Architect Carl Sergio travels the world listening to U2, channeling George Carlin and carrying a small backpack. He suggests everyone should try the challenge of breaking all of your belongings down, and only keeping 100 things. He is very indecisive when it comes to what kind of tea to buy in the supermarket because there are just too many choices. 

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Light is the Theme

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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The Mind of the Architect

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Professor Linda Nelson Keane AIA leverages the mind of the architect and advocates for a curriculum supporting participatory design opportunities for schoolchildren.

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Design, Living and Loving

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Puerto Rican architect Miguel del Rio AIA reflects on a great deal in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, including fainting on a plane, living to the fullest, childhood, flying saucer conventions, David Byrne, rock n roll, and just generally how awesome life is.

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Bicycle Transit in the City

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Recent School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate and AIA Chicago member Kristen Moreau discusses bike transit and commuting in Chicago, making proposals for the future of bike infrastructure and urban transportation. 

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Light, Structure & Space

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

From cribs to cathedrals and sun shades to research facilities, Eric Keune AIA, architectural historian, author and Design Director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Chicago office shares his vision from the perspective of student and practitioner of architecture's Modernist idiom.

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 19, 2014. 

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Collecting Autographs

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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The Poor Brewers

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Marilee & Karl Rutherford like beer.  Following a couple of years experimentation with home brewing, it becomes clear that they are quite good at it.  Here, mid story, they tell the tale of making the transition from beer as hobby to beer as livelihood.  It has a happy ending.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 9, 2014.

Peter Exley
Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago
Carl Sergio
Architect, Cripe Architects + Engineers in Indianapolis
Petra Bachmaier
Luftwerk in Chicago
Miguel Del Rio
Architect, Jorge del Rio Arquitectos, C.S.P in San Juan
Joann Gonchar
Senior Editor, Architectural Record in New York
Linda Keane
Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Milwaukee
Kris Moreau
Architecture + Urban Design in Brooklyn
Dan Wheeler
Architect, Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago
Jonathan Parker
Director & Writer, Parker Film Company in San Rafael
Catherine di napoli
Producer & Writer, Parker Film Company in San Francisco
Eric Keune
Design Director, SOM in Chicago
Michael Pfeffer
Managing Director, SOM in Chicago