The Center for Architecture and Design announces Design Week Sept. 29-Oct. 5
The Center for Architecture and Design in collaboration with AIA Columbus (American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter) will celebrate local design during Design Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2012, a first-of-its kind series of events to create an awareness of and foster appreciation for design and its importance to Columbus' economy and livability.
"Our goal also is to connect the public, architects and designers to celebrate Columbus' rich architectural and design heritage and future," said Mike Bongiorno, Design Week chair, a board member of The Center, and a principal at DesignGroup. "These new networks of cooperation and knowledge-sharing among diverse communities that we hope to create will elevate our community aspirations for future creative achievements."
Design Week 2012 is being planned in conjunction with idUS, the fall signature event for Columbus' bicentennial celebration. The kickoff event is a free reception for the Ideabook exhibit at the OSU Urban Arts Space, Lazarus building, Town and High streets, Sept. 29, 2012, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Earlier this year, 500 Ideabooks were printed and distributed to central Ohio community and business leaders, designers, architects, artists, educators and others. Recipients were charged with revealing their views about Columbus today and in the future. There were no limits regarding how they wanted to express their interpretations.
The 4-inch by 6-inch books revealing central Ohioans' vision's about Columbus' future will be on display at the reception. After a tour throughout the city, the Ideabooks will be donated to the Columbus Historical Society.
Remaining Design Week 2012 events, which include free and ticketed events, include:
September 29 – October 5, 2012
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Join us for design: ROLLS, an 8-mile architectural bike tour in and around downtown Columbus starting at Columbus Commons and looping through the Short North, Arena District, East Franklinton, Bicentennial Park and Whittier Peninsula from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We’ll make a brief stop at each location and then “roll” to the next to discuss the following topics along the way: re-inhabiting the city, large intervention buildings and their role in a cityscape, infill development, master planning, activating public space, green design, brownfield re-development, and preservation. [ticketed event]
CBUS Film Screening
Following Design Rolls, from 3pm to 6pm, The Center hosts the CBUS Film Screening, a compilation of film shorts created by local filmmakers exploring unique perspectives of Columbus’ built environment. Unlike drawing or photography, the medium of film allows individuals to engage multiple senses using the dimensions of time and sound to portray Columbus’ physical environments in a fresh and unique way. [ticketed event]
This program is a joint collaboration with the Columbus Moving Image Art Review and The Gateway Film Center.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Fueling the Creative Economy: Columbus as a Design Incubator
NBBJ in collaboration with The Center for Architecture and Design will host Fueling the Creative Economy: Columbus as a Design Incubator, an event focused on future collaborations between the city’s business, art and design communities. A panel discussion led by Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis magazine, will consider how to fuel the physical and social infrastructure necessary to sustain these industries. Simultaneously, area talent in the fields of architecture, interior, graphic, fashion, and product design will be invited to exhibit their work in the NBBJ office. [ticketed event]
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
KSA Lecture Featuring Julie Snow, Julie Snow Architects
AIA Columbus and the OSU Knowlton School of Architecture will host the free KSA Lecture Featuring Julie Snow, Julie Snow Architects at The Wexner Center for the Arts. The KSA Lecture Series invites prominent researchers and practitioners of architecture to present their work. These lectures offer a technical, cultural and theoretical understanding of the contemporary built environment. Julie Snow, FAIA, leads a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been recognized with numerous awards including a 2011 AIA Honor Award for Architecture. (open to the public)
AIA Columbus 2012 Design Awards Ceremony
Following the lecture, AIA Columbus will host the 2012 AIA Columbus Design Awards. This annual awards program recognizes achievement and excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. Julie Snow, FAIA, will offer her critique of submitted projects, provide jury comments, and announce winners of 2012 AIA Columbus Design Awards. [ticketed event]
This lecture is a joint collaboration between AIA Columbus, the Knowlton School of Architecture and The Wexner Center for the Arts.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
Built in Cbus Virtual Tours: Launch Party
Built In CBUS Live, the team behind Built by Cbus, wants to meet YOU! Join them for a public happy hour. In addition to the happy hour they will also be screening a few short films that are virtual tours behind the scenes of some of the most creative industries in Columbus. Doors open at 4pm and the screening begins at 5pm. Location to be determined. (open to the public)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Center for Architecture and Design Celebration
The Center for Architecture and Design Annual Celebration runs from 7pm to 11pm on the English Terrace at COSI and celebrates Ohio’s rich built environment and design with a breath-taking evening view of the Columbus skyline as its backdrop. Themed around vintage carnival, activities will include hair and makeup; photo booth; ice cream or dessert; upscale carnival games; caricature drawings and more. The event will feature Hoo Doo Soul Band which returns for their second engagement for this event. (ticketed event)
Design Week sponsors are AIA/Hanley Wood, AIA Trust, AIA Ohio, DesignGroup, Igloo Letterpress, R.W. Setterlin, IMAGINiT, DIRTT, OMWorkspace, and FirstMerit Bank.
“It is our hope that Design Week becomes an annual event for The Center,” Bongiorno said.
For more information about Design Week and The Center for Architecture and Design, visit http://www.columbuscfad.org <http://www.columbuscfad.org> ; for tickets for the individual Design Week events visit http://columbusdesignweek2012.eventbrite.com/ <http://columbusdesignweek2012.eventbrite.com/> .
The Center for Architecture and Design
The Center for Architecture and Design is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance public appreciation of architecture and design through lecture, exhibitions, tours, film series and collaborative programs with other organizations. The Center celebrates the richness of the built environment and design, explores creative possibilities for the future of our community, and highlights the contributions of architecture and design in central Ohio. For more information, vist http://www.columbuscfad.org <http://www.columbuscfad.org> .
The AIA was founded in 1857; the Columbus chapter was founded in 1929. Through education, government advocacy, community redevelopment and public outreach activities, the AIA and its 80,000 members work to achieve a more humane built environment and a higher standard of professionalism for architects. AIA Columbus has 650 members, serving a 32-county area from Mansfield to Marietta. For more information, visit http://www.aiacolumbus.org <http://www.aiacolumbus.org> .