2018 AIA NC Design Conference: Creative Community

Durham, North Carolina
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018  

Membership Meeting  (details)

Join your fellow AIA members and loyal sponsors to celebrate the design profession at the AIA North Carolina Annual Membership Meeting.  We will have food and beverage and networking overlooking the historic Durham Bulls Baseball Field. 

You will not want to miss your colleague, Frank Harmon, FAIA as he debuts his new book, Native Places.  Autographed copies will be available for sale this evening!

Add to calendarThursday, October 18, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Rickhouse

Keynote- Neighborhood Design Partnership: Housing
1 LU/HSW  (details)
The Neighborhood Design Partnership is work between AIA Charlotte, UNC Charlotte’s College of Architecture City Building Lab and Charlotte’s West Side Community Land Trust. The partnership was born of the AIA NC ACTIVATE Grant program that sought to fund a statewide Housing Design Charrette.  The Housing Workshop 1.0 served as the kickoff event of this partnership, featuring study of single family residential lots (large and small scale) that are in the process of being land banked in the West Side Community Land Trust. Neighborhood Design Partnership presenters will share the workshop deliverables and continue the conversation on how architects leading with design can have an impact in our communities.
Add to calendarThursday, October 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Rickhouse

Friday Oct. 19, 2018  

Add to calendarFriday, October 19, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: 21c Museum and Hotel

Keynote Speaker  (details)
Urban communities faces a series of social, physical and economic challenges at a scale that requires the commitment and attention of some key individuals who care enough to be a part of creating innovative solutions. Unfortunately, there are no easy or quick solutions to deal with the complexities that exist within urban areas across this country. As designers and architects, these challenges present unique opportunities for us to utilize our skills and talents to help play a role in developing more comprehensive and sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable areas of urban communities.
Add to calendarFriday, October 19, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: 21c Museum and Hotel

Concurrent Tours  

Duke Brodhead Center & Rubenstein Arts Center  (details)
Come and tour two of Duke campus’s gems! Learn about the unique building systems and materials used, the preservation of the historic fabric and the response to campus context on these projects.

Durham County Human Services Complex  (details)

Constructed in 2003, this complex was designed to consolidate public services scattered around Durham into one facility.  It is a true catalyst for redevelopment in downtown Durham.  

Sketching Workshop with Frank Harmon, FAIA  (details)

See how you can engage and reconnect with your community and clients by using hand drawings in familiar and new media.  


Lunch  (details)
Grab a quick lunch on the go! Sponsored by Perkins + Will. 
Add to calendarFriday, October 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Concurrent Tours
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   

Durham Bites Food Tour  (details)

Join your fellow architects on a West Loop tour of The Cookery, Cocoa Cinnamon, Grub and possible other unique restaurants.  Discover different interiors and how the food scene is adapting to higher rents and new concepts. 

Durham City Center Tower Tour  (details)

Come see the best views of downtown Durham at the City Center project.  This mixed use tower designed by Little and partnering with Austin Lawrence Partners will provide you with a true transformation of the area. 

Tour of Durham.ID
1.5 HSW (pending)  (details)

This two-building complex marks an important first phase for the award-winning Durham.ID, a 15-acre research hub and live-work-play campus that connects dynamic neighborhoods on the west side of the Bull City’s thriving downtown.  The modern architecture blends brick references from Durham’s past, with faceted metal panels and electrochromic glass to create a forward-looking aesthetic. This‘gateway’ project has helped diversify the area’s economic development and attract innovation-oriented companies. A courtyard plaza between the two buildings has evolved into a central public space featuring local public art. Together with a pocket park across the street, the project’s ground-level retail and restaurant space extends the vitality of downtown north into the warehouse district.  Custom metal panels screen the 8-story deck which provides public parking for the community as well. 


Fast facts:

●     The buildings – focused primarily on office and technology use, but also includes retail and restaurants – will be located on Morris Street between Hunt and Roney in what was a large surface parking lot. 

●     Each building reaches seven stories, totaling nearly 350,000 square feet. 

●     The new eight-story screened parking deck accommodates approximately 1,200 vehicles. The deck will offer supplemental public parking for community events and the adjacent downtown farmer’s market. 

Design Awards  
Add to calendarFriday, October 19, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)


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