Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Charlotte: Modernism + Film | Precise Poetry of Lina Bo Bardi

Spoken in protégées with English subtitles, Precise Poetry of Lina Bo Bardi is based on the famous Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and how she created poetry through architecture.

Attendees will earn 2 AIA LUs.

An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members, and $5 for students

Find complete details and buy tickets on the Bechtler Museum website.

To view the other films offered this season, click here.

Location:  Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Wells Fargo Auditorium
420 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte 28202
United States

Cost: $10

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Activate Asheville: Masterpieces: The Most Extraordinary Buildings Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Date: April 25 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Grail Movie House
45 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville
Cost: $10

Ask any American to name an architect and chances are they will say “Frank Lloyd Wright”.  Countless books have been written about this prolific designer who saw more than 530 of his buildings constructed.  His ground breaking styles are recognizable to every student of architecture. If you have visited Falling Water, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, or other Wright buildings, you have experienced the genius of the work of American’s most celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright.   On Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm, The Asheville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a screening of Masterpieces:  The Most Extraordinary Buildings Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at The Grail Movie House, 45 South French Broad Avenue in Downtown Asheville.  This is the fourth movie on Wright’s work produced by Michael Miner.  Miner will be at the screening and a question and answer time will follow the movie.   AIA Asheville has screened two other of Miner’s films, Child of The Sun and Romanza. More about the film maker and his other work may be found at:  http://designedbyfranklloydwright.com/  Masterpieces is 95-minute film and contains sequences of the following buildings: Dana-Thomas House, Springfield, IL Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA Johnson Wax Administration building and Research Tower, Racine, WI Wingspread, Racine, WI Rosenbaum House, Florence, AL Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee, SC Cedar Rock, Quasqueton, IA Price Tower,  Bartlesville, OK   Tickets to the film screening are $10 and are available at The Grail Movie House box office, or on line at:  http://www.grailmoviehouse.com/special-events//masterpieces-the-most-extraordinary-buildings-designed-by-frank-lloyd-wright

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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Activate Charlotte: Rail Trail Presentation by David Furman, FAIA

Location: JE Dunn
1616 Camden Road
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28203

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost: Free for AIA Members and students; non-members pay $15.

The 4.5 mile trail along the Blue Line is Charlotte’s Rail Trail, connecting neighborhoods from Sedgefield, Southside Park, Brookhill, Dilworth, Wilmore, and South End to Uptown. The idea of developing the Rail Trail into a linear park was part of the 2020 Center City Vision Plan adopted by City Council in 2011. Commissioned by Center City Partners, the Trail Design Collaborative of David Furman, FAIA (Centro CityWorks), Terry Shook, FAIA (President of Shook Kelly Inc.), and Richard Petersheim (Partner, LandDesign) have developed a vision of the Rail Trail park that is already taking shape as a network of gardens, public art, unique spaces and activities, and an endless string of places to sit, eat and play.

Join us to learn how the Rail Trail was initiated and has developed. The evening begins with a one hour reception, followed by Furman’s presentation and a Q&A session.

Members and students attend free; non-members pay $15. 

Special thanks to JE Dunn for hosting us and to ACTIVATE Charlotte for financial support.

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Charlotte: Architecture Month Social

Location:David Furman's Penthouse at Trademark
333 West Trade Street, Charlotte
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:AIA Charlotte Members: Free
Non-Members: $40

To celebrate Architecture Month in style, join your peers and colleagues for a Social at David Furman's Trademark Building penthouse on April 19. Food and drink will be served, CANstruction winners will be awarded, and all will enjoy a beautiful view of the Queen City on a spring evening. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online. Members attend free and non-members pay $40.

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Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Triangle: 2nd Friday Firm Crawl Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Celebrate Architecture Month - 2nd Friday Firm Crawl in Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Visit the following firms participating on Friday, April 14th:


Location: Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free

Szostak Design, Inc.- 310 1/2 W Franklin Street | Chapel Hill, NC

Jim Spencer Architects103 Lloyd Street, Main Floor | Carrboro, NC

Tise-Kiester Architects119 E. Franklin Street #300 | Chapel Hill, NC

 

 

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Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Triangle: Raleigh 1st Friday Firm Crawl

Location: Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free

Celebrate Architecture Month  - 1st Friday Firm Crawl in Raleigh!

Visit the following firms participating on Friday, April 7th


Clark Nexsen333 Fayetteville Street #1000 | Raleigh, NC

Clearscapes311 W. Martin Street | Raleigh, NC

Cline Design Associates- 125 N. Harrington Street | Raleigh, NC

Gensler530 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

in situ studio704 N Person Street | Raleigh, NC

Integrated Design 1111 Oberlin Road, 2nd Floor | Raleigh, NC

J Davis Architects - 510 S Wilmington Street | Raleigh, NC

New City Design- 1304 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

Osterlund Architects, PLLC- 5 W Hargett Street #502 | Raleigh, NC

RATIO- 227 Fayetteville Street #301 | Raleigh, NC

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Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Activate Charlotte: CANstruction (on view through April 6)

CANstruction is a national competition that engages the AEC community to help feed hungry people. Competing teams will design sculptures made entirely out of canned foods to build at the Charlotte Convention Center on April 1. A jury will select and award teams for the following categories: Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, and People's Choice. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Team registration is $150, which includes team t-shirts and refreshments on build day. An informational kickoff meeting for those interested in participating will be held in early February.

Build Day: April 1, Charlotte Convention Center, 8:00 am - noon
Demo Day: April 6, Charlotte Convention Center

Location: Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
28202

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Triangle: Streets for People

Avent Ferry Road is a unique and important connector road in our city. Stretching from Tryon Road, just south of I-40, all the way to Western Boulevard, it passes Lake Johnson Park, single family residential neighborhoods, student housing, small scale commercial and retail, NCSU centennial campus, and NCSU main campus. 

 

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Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

Activate Eastern: 13th Annual Golf Tournament

The Eastern Section of AIA NC is hosting their 13th Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, April 21 to support ongoing Architect Scholarship Campaigns at North Carolina State University and UNC Charlotte. As a result of the Tournament, a student at each institution will receive a $1,500 scholarship for tuition reimbursement. To date, the tournament has raised a total of $30,000 in Scholarship funds.

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Apr
16
9:00 AM09:00

Activate Charlotte: CANstruction Build Day

CANstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Competing teams, led by architects, showcase their talents by designing sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Charlotte: Bechtler Modernism + Film: Design & Thinking

“When the government came to us and asked us to redesign the ballot, we said we wouldn’t redesign the ballot,” says a designer in this 2012 documentary by filmmaker Mu-Ming Tsai, “but what we would do is redesign the election experience.” That exchange serves as the basis for Design & Thinking — how modern technological changes and design thinking are being applied to society and business.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Activate Asheville: REGIONALISM Sustained living through site and community specific contemporary home design

Activate Asheville is excited to bring you IN SITU STUDIO, a Raleigh based design firm, to share their philosophy on contemporary home design in North Carolina. Join us Tuesday night at 6pm in the Lord Auditorium and welcome principals Erin Lewis and Matt Griffith as they articulate details of their mindful design practice as it pertains to home design inspired by many things including regionalism, context and culture. 

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Activate Eastern: Revitalization- Changing the Landscape of Downtown Lumberton

As the City of Lumberton continues to work diligently to spur downtown revitalization in its historic central business district; property owners and interested citizens seek to find a balane between needed investment in the dilapidated istoric properties and the potential economic gains. Learn how property owners have been successful at historic renovation, building revitalization and infill development in historic downtown neighborhoods in other parts of the state. 

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Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Activate Triangle: CANstruction

AIA Triangle has raised over 40,000 cans of food this year for the food bank.  At least 33,000 meals to local families. All of those cans are on display in ‘Hero’ themed designs for all to see.

Scavenger Hunt
5 to 8:30pm
Get your scavenger hunt card stamped at each location!  
That's your admission to the party.  All sites are walking / rickshaw distance to one another.  
You can pick up a scavenger hunt card at any location

Locations
Red Hat | Capital Bank Plaza | Alfred Williams | Contemporary Art Museum | Citrix | Lucky B’s

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