Society of Architectural Historians to Honor Architectural Excellence at Gala

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 24, 2015

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will present four Awards for Architectural Excellence during its annual SAH Awards Gala on Saturday, November 9, 2015, at The Casino in Chicago. The awards will be bestowed on individuals and organizations in the categories of planning and sustainability, media, criticism and stewardship. Representing a unique coming together of architectural practice and academic study, the awards honor the contributions of those who shape and interpret our built environment. The theme of the gala is A Century of Progress: 19132013, recognizing the changes in the urban landscape over the past 100 years. The gala benefits SAH and supports its mission to promote the study, interpretation and conservation of the built environment worldwide.

The awards are as follows:


Honoring Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture for its innovative zero-energy skyscraper designs and publications on sustainability, including Toward Zero Carbon: The Chicago Central Area DeCarbonization Plan (2011).


Honoring Judith Paine McBrien, director of The Archimedia Workshop, for a lifetime of documentary and interpretive filmmaking, including her film, Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City.


Honoring Blair Kamin for his 21-year-role as the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune. In addition to thousands of print and online columns, Kamin has written books including Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age (2010) and Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago (2003).


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Tickets On Sale Now for the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse on Daniel Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

The tour dates and ticket details have been announced for the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse, a showcase of coastal home innovation, decor and construction located on a deepwater homesite overlooking the Wando River on Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. The newly constructed home from Max Crosby Construction will be open to the public for touring June 28 through October 20. Tickets are $ 15 per person with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets are available for purchase on-site during regular tour hours and online at

From June 28 through August 18, the home will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am – 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. From August 23 through October 20, the home will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.

This popular annual home design project from Coastal Living magazine typically draws thousands of visitors from across the nation who come to see the latest innovations and ideas in coastal design and construction. The all-star design team behind the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse on Daniel Island includes Builder Jamison Howard of Max G. Crosby Construction Co. Inc; Interior Designer Ginger Brewton of Ginger Brewton Interiors; Our Town Plans, provider of the architectural design; and Jeff Elliott of the Daniel Island Company, provider of the landscape architecture design.

Sponsors of the showhouse include AZEK Building Products, Belgard Hardscapes, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, Circa Lighting, First Federal, Home Telecom, Laura Ashley, LEE Industries, Lloyd/Flanders, Marvin Windows & Doors, Metal Roofing Alliance, Moen and Sunbrella.

The 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse on Daniel Island will be included in a special editorial section in the October 2013 issue of Coastal Living. For further information about the project, directions and to purchase tickets, visit

About Coastal Living

A national magazine brand that celebrates life along the coast, Coastal Living ( is the source of inspiration and information for people who live or dream of living a coastal lifestyle. Celebrating 15 years of publication in 2012, Coastal Living serves a total audience of 3.9 million. Coastal Living is available on all tablets and is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.

About Daniel Island

Located within the City of Charleston, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, outstanding private golf, professional tennis and soccer facilities and a growing collection of amenities in a self-contained island town setting. The island’s downtown is home to schools, churches, medical offices, boutiques, restaurants and many other conveniences. Hundreds of acres of parks, 23 miles of rivers and creeks, leisure trails and a private country club provide residents with endless recreational options, and the community’s central location within Charleston puts it within a 20 minute drive of the city’s famous downtown historic district, area beaches and airport. A highly-desirable destination for Charleston real estate, Daniel Island has been honored with numerous accolades including a prestigious Award for Excellence by the Urban Land Institute.

About Max Crosby Construction

Max Crosby Construction ( has been a major contributor to the Charleston, SC area housing market since 1977 as a leading custom home builder placing tremendous emphasis on quality, attention to craftsmanship, and diligent dedication to customer service. Named as one of Charlestons Most Influential Builders by Charleston Home and Design Magazine, Max Crosby Construction was the exclusive builder of the 2006 Southern Living Idea House and has the distinct honor of being selected the custom builder of the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse.

About Ginger Brewton Interiors

After studying at the distinguished New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan, Ginger founded her studio in 2005. Ginger Brewton Interiors is a full service, high-end, residential and commercial design studio. The firm combines classic design philosophies, international style and color, and expert architectural collaboration to best implement your aesthetic choices. It is the GBI mantra to design interior solutions that fulfill your desire to live well. Named one of 2010s Top 20 Next Wave of Interior Designers to Watch, Ginger is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

About Our Town Plans

Our Town Plans offers high quality, pre-designed home plans based on Americas rich architectural heritage that reflect familiar architectural themes. Suitable for a variety of settings, these plans capture the charm and sense of place found in historic towns and neighborhoods throughout the country. Our comprehensive set of architectural drawings gives the builder all of the information and details required to build a structure of exceptional quality.

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OrangeScape CEO Suresh Sambandam to Speak at DeployCon 2012 at Future of PaaS Panel

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

OrangeScape, a Global 10 Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, announced today that CEO & Founder Suresh Sambandam will be speaking on a panel called Future of PaaS, at DeployCon2012 – a focused Enterprise PaaS Summit. This event is happening along side of the CloudExpo gala event on June 13th, 2012 at New York Javits Convention Center.

DeployCon 2012 – Enterprise PaaS Summit, features keynotes by industry heavyweights including Jonathan Murray, CTO, Warner Music Group, A. D. ‘Bud’ Albers, President, Interactive Technology Strategies, Former Executive Vice President and CTO of Disney along with industry thought leaders like Mike Hoskins, GM Big Data and CTO, Pervasive Software and Zorowar Biri Singh, SVP & GM Cloud Services, HP.

The panel Future of PaaS will be held between 4:15 PM and 4:55 PM. The focus of this panel is to think beyond application runtimes when it comes to PaaS. During this panel discussion, Suresh will enumerate his view about PaaS landscape and talk about how and why PaaS will matter most in the future, especially when the industry is going through a Master Architecture change.

Krishnan Subramanian, Principal Analyst, Rishidot Research said “I covered OrangeScape in my PaaS is the Future of Cloud Services where I talked about OrangeScape providing an abstraction much higher level than the PaaS solutions like Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure or Heroku or EngineYard and it will be very interesting to get Sureshs view on the Future of PaaS panel.”

OrangeScape is offering Free VIP Passes for qualifying enterprise IT leaders and managers. Please sign up here if you are interested.

About OrangeScape

OrangeScape is a rare breed of Technology Company founded in 2003 with customers and partners in the US, India, UK & Europe. OrangeScape is one of the Global 10 Cloud Platform-as-a-Service providers featured in PaaS reports of Gartner and Forrester.

OrangeScape provides a model driven visual development environment for creating business applications that can be deployed on major public cloud platforms, like Google App Engine or Microsoft Azure, or on private cloud environments. OrangeScape has a marquee customer list including United Biscuits, India Infoline, Unilever, Citibank, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sterlite, Fullerton, Geojit and other large enterprises.

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Rishidot Research LLC is a next-gen analyst firm focusing on the great computing convergence of cloud computing, social, mobile and big data. Rishidot Research offers industry insights through research reports, advisory services, speaking engagements and conferences.

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2012 Historical Walking Tours of Morristown, NJ

(PRWEB) May 21, 2012

The Morris County Tourism Bureau (MCTB) announces their perennial walking tour series for 2012. Experience the rich history Morris County has to offer with a knowledgeable guide. Tours are offered during June, July and the early part of August on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $ 12 each. Call 973-631-5151 to make a reservation today. All tours except Dover and the Seeing Eye begin at 6 Court Street, Morristown NJ.

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Award-Winning Architect and Educator Marvin Malecha to Deliver Commencement Address at NewSchool of Architecture and Design Graduation

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) announced that award-winning architect Marvin Malecha, dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University, will deliver the keynote address at NSADs commencement ceremony. About 140 students will receive degrees at the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

In addition to graduates receiving their Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees, several members of the first graduating class of students in the schools Master of Construction Management program and Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts program will participate in the ceremony. Students in these programs are scheduled to complete their studies in the summer. The Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts program was established in 2009, and the Master of Construction Management program, which is offered entirely online, started in 2011.

Malecha received the prestigious Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) in 2003. He is a former president of the AIA and a former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Malechas many honors include the 2007 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award for Architectural Research from the board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and the national William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning in 2008 from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and is a member of the NSAD Board of Directors.

Marvin Malechas career as a leader in the academic world, along with his involvement in professional practice and organizations, serves as a role model to our students professional development, said NSAD President Steve Altman. We are honored to have him be part of this celebration of the achievements of this years NSAD graduates.

Malecha has served on the National Architectural Accrediting Board and the California Council of Architectural Education. Prior to becoming dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University in 1994, Malecha was dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSADs Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NSAD also offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture, a Master of Construction Management and a Master of Science in Architecture. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the DesignIntelligence report Americas Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012. For more information, visit

Global Engineering Services Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

The global market for engineering services consists of the work performed by consultant engineering firms along with the in-house services undertaken by construction contractors, manufacturers, government agencies and utility owners. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, the industry’s performance is principally driven by the trends into construction, manufacturing and mining developments (particularly in the large industrial economies) and increasingly from work in the fields of technological development and the sustainable environment. Over the past decade the industry has expanded its operations by broadening across a wider range of multidisciplinary services, by the trend towards globalization and through the outsourcing of services by public authorities and major corporations.

The Global Engineering Services industry is one of the largest professional service industries, generating revenue of about $ 530 billion in 2012 (up 3.0% on the previous year), and employing 2.9 million people. Industry value added currently totals $ 318 billion, or 0.6% of the world’s GDP, two-thirds of which represents payments to employees and the balance the industry’s operating profit. The industry’s performance deteriorated during the late 2000s with the onset of recession in several of the largest developed economies and the subsequent decline in construction and industrial production. Despite the current improvement, industry revenue is estimated to average subdued growth by 0.5% per annum over the five years through 2012.

International trade represents a significant share of industry activity (10.6% of revenue in 2012) and is mainly confined to relatively few large-scale consulting engineering firms that are capable of operating outside national boundaries, said Kelly. A feature of the industry that has accompanied globalization has been the amalgamation of the larger players to achieve scale economies, broaden the market and strengthen the human and financial resources (consistent with the trend evident in other knowledge-based industries such as accounting, law, advertising and architecture).

The Global Engineering Services industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest companies accounting for about 6.0% of annual industry revenue. The largest players in the global market for engineering services include URS Corporation, SNC-Lavalin Group, Bechtel Group, Jacobs Engineering Group, Fluor Corporation, AECOM Technology Corporation, CH2M HILL Companies, WS Atkins plc, and Altran Technologies. Despite this low concentration, there has been a trend over the past decade for the consolidation of the operations of many of the world’s leading consulting engineering firms, through mergers or strategic alliances. These large-scale, multidisciplined, multinational companies are well placed to win contracts in most markets. For more information, visit IBISWorlds Global Engineering Services in the US industry report page.

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Second Annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair Announces Signature Programs and Special Events

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2012

The second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair opens next week (October 18 21) at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will feature over 70 leading galleries from across the country.

Underscoring the Fairs commitment to the visitor experience, this years line-up of programs will again feature an extensive series of discussions, special events and tours, large-scale installations and the inaugural MRKTworks auction. These on- and off-site special events provide visitors with the opportunity to engage with art in an immersive and impactful way and to delver deeper into the innovation and experimentation of the contemporary market.


Texas Contemporary Art Fair celebrates the burgeoning growth of Houstons cultural landscape with an extensive range of tours and events in some of the Citys newest venues.

The week will begin with a pre-show reception hosted by the Asia Society Houston, Julie Kinzelman and Texas Contemporary at the newly unveiled Asia Society designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi. Throughout the Fair, visitors will be invited to attend a special ribbon cutting ceremony of The Andy Monument with artist Rob Pruitt at CAMH, and Claudia Schmuckli, chief curator and director of the Blaffer Art Museum will host a private lunch as part of a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly-renovated museum.

As well, for the second year, the Opening Night Preview on October 18 will benefit the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) and is anticipated to raise over $ 20,000 to support the museums free admission policy and extended hours.

Discussions & Guided Tours

Texas Contemporary will host a series of discussions throughout the duration of the Fair. Speakers include artists Rob Pruitt and Eric Beltz as well as CAMH Director Bill Arning and a panel of photo and video artists will be organized and moderated by FotoFest International.

Fair visitors are invited to tour of several of the citys leading museums, private collections, the new Midtown Arts District, and the conservation studio, Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation and Houston Collector Lester Marks, Museum of Fine Arts Curator Dena Woodhall, and Galveston Arts Center Curator and photography collector Clint Willour, will be among those giving guided tours of the fair. Curatorial Assistant Susan Sutton of the Menil Collection will also conduct a tour the critically-acclaimed exhibition, Silence, which looks at a century of art considering silence. For more information, visit:


The artists whose works will be presented at this years Texas Contemporary Fair include Eric Beltz, Colby Bird, Dan Douke, Gina Phillips, OKAY MOUNTAIN, Travis Somerville and many others.

Eric Beltz, Revival Wall presented by Morgan Lehman

Beltzs site-specific 9 x 12 wall drawing for Texas Contemporary is derived from the sampler patterns of his Elementary Forces series. Beltz uses the cross-stitch grid-map to create eye-popping illusions in his signature grayscale palette. This installation marks the first time the artist will bring these drawings out of the frame and into this monumental scale.

Gina Phillips, A Sentimental Tree Reminisces presented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

The installation will be constructed of textiles the largest of which will be a custom-made tree that will envelope a structural column. Interspersed among the spaces of the branches and the spaces between the ground and the branches will be various sized thought bubbles, representing nostalgic scenes from the trees past history. The installation will include cutout forms of animals, clouds and teeth; these three components are meant to represent the trees past, present and future.

OKAY MOUNTAIN, Roadside Attractions presented by Mark Moore Gallery

The artist collective, OKAY MOUNTAIN, was commissioned to create Roadside Attractions, 2011 for the Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga as part of the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series. The sculpture draws upon the mythology and quirkiness of different categories of roadside attractions with the purpose of delighting and confounding the expectations of the browser and would-be tourist. The brochures themselves mimic the discordant imagery and incongruous information often found in a typical visiting center brochure rack. This is a place where do-it-yourself and professional design are typically forced to cohabitate. All one hundred brochures are uniquely designed by the members of the collective. The printed works -like the brochures upon which they are drawn–are free to take by the viewing public, giving Roadside Attractions of a performative life outside the institutional setting where it originated.

Travis Somerville, Well Division presented by Catharine Clark Gallery

Inspired by the famous photograph showing a refrigerated drinking fountain designated for WHITES sharing the same pluming with a porcelain fountain for COLOREDS, Somerville has created his own set of water fountains loosely based on the 2000 census and anticipation of changes for the 2010 census. Above each fountain is a label and inside each basin is a stereotypical image associated with that group.

Kim Beck, The Sky Is the Limit presented by Mixed Greens

This installation of light boxes of backlit prints captures a series of messages taken from advertisingSpace Available, All Sales Final, Everything Must Go–as they were drawn in the sky over Pittsburgh. The phrases, both exciting and portentous, indicate fantastic sales and business closings. The available space advertised is, of course, the most potent symbol of longing in the landscape: the sky. When loosed from paper signs and billboards, the texts evoke open-ended poetic phrases that, as evanescent marks in the sky, gradually fade back into air.

Colby Bird, Cord presented by Lora Reynolds Gallery

Colby Birds sculptures are minimal and precarious exercises in balance. The works are comprised of commercially abundant materials, such as chair parts, fruit, and lumber. While his work may appear to be elegant and effortless, he goes to painstaking lengths to create this illusion. Birds work carves out a space between high art and youthful insouciance.

Herbert Mehler, WV 745 & WV 716 presented by Lausberg Contemporary

The inspiration for Mehlers artwork comes from organic and natural matter, such as fruits and seeds. The sculptures serve as a play between light fluid shapes and the seemingly insurmountable weight of the material. Simultaneously, the rhythmic fan-like structure strongly suggests architectural and man-made forms- the rhythm of the corten-steel forms evoke the serene undulating forms of the changing tides or mountain landscapes. It is this ambivalence between the natural and the man-made that makes Mehlers works so captivating. These sculptures are from Mehlers KAVEX series (2003- 2009).

Agnes Denes, Pyramids of Conscience presented by Ballroom Marfa

These powerful monuments metaphorically and theoretically encapsulate our world’s most precious resource, water. Pyramid I is filled with tap water from Marfa, Pyramid II is filled with polluted water from the Rio Grande River. Pyramid III is filled with recycled motor oil, which symbolically references water as a commodity. Pyramid IV is constructed of mirrors, which reflect ourselves.

Dan Douke, Kingdom Come, presented by Peter Mendenhall Gallery

At first glance, Kingdom Come appears to be two large shipping crates on top of one another. In actuality, the five-sided work is composed of sixteen separate stretched canvases and is completely hand-crafted. The labels are hand-lettered, the wood texture, scrapes and smudges are all hand-painted, highlighting the artist

Rachel Inmon Joins East Village-based Design Firm, LPA Inc.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Project Director Rachel Inmon brings nearly 20 years of experience to her new role and opportunity at East Village-based design firm, LPA Inc. According to Inmon, she opted to join the firm because of the integrity, openness, honesty, high ethical standards, and value placed on executing details and design well. As someone who will be involved with projects and clients from initial meetings through construction, and follow-up business opportunities, this was important. Her leadership skills pair nicely with the leadership demonstrated by LPA in the green building and design realmaccentuated recently by the recognition of California Design Firm of the Year by industry magnate, Engineering News-Record.

Known throughout the region for its noteworthy buildings in the K-12 and Higher Education sectors, the company offers services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. Earlier this year, the LPA office in the historic Wonder Bread building earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Not only was the space an opportunity for LPA designers to exercise their design chopsit also serves as proof of their commitment to creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, using less water, less energy, and other resources wisely.

LPA is a leader in thoughtful, creative, sustainable design, says Project Director Rachel Inmon. Being part of a well-established, forward-thinking firm with a desire to establish deep roots and continue growing in this community is a benefit to this ever-growing region and to all who call San Diego home.

Prior to joining LPA, Inmon led the business development and project management efforts of several San Diego companies, focusing her efforts on the commercial, technology, and defense markets. She graduated in 1991 from Ball State University, with BS degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design from the School of Architecture and Planning. Inmon lives in San Diego with her husband, a Marine Corps Reserve Colonel. She is active in her community through charitable organizations and enjoys traveling, creating art, and anything to do with welding.

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Founded in 1965, LPA has nearly 200 employees with offices in San Diego, Irvine, and Roseville, Calif. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering, and graphics. There is no Sustainability Director, at LPA. Instead, more than 80% of the professionals are LEED accredited, including the Human Resources Director, CFO, and several other support staff. With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities, to corporate and civic establishments. More than 500 major design awards attest to LPA’s commitment to design excellence.

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Cables To Go Leads the Next Evolution in Connectivity Solutions

(PRWEB) June 06, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (InfoComm 2012, Booth C9144) June 6, 2012 Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, supports the cabling and connectivity needs of todays corporate, education, and commercial settings by combining existing architecture with the latest technologies. Continuing the momentum to provide the latest advances in connectivity, Cables To Go announces the availability of RapidRun