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Calendar | 2017

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017
12:30 pm

Forensic Architecture: Kriss Raupauch

What’s a Forensic Architect?
. . . is the typical response Kristina receives when she tells people what she does, so she has decided to give a talk about it. This will not be an advice session, rather it will cover the practice of forensic architecture within the larger context of construction consulting and expertise specialization. This includes not only litigation work, but investigation, testing, insurance property loss, and more.
However, it is a field dominated by men and Kristina's professional mission this year is to encourage women to consider entering this field. She will provide some information on organizations, firms, and certifications for those interested in pursuing this aspect of the profession.
Join us for what should be a fascinating and informative talk!

When: Saturday March 25 2017, 12:30 PM
Where: Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., 100 Pringle Avenue,
Suite 340, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(7 min walk from the Walnut Creek BART station)

Refreshments and snacks provided

Mon, Apr 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture: Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima is a principal of SANAA, a Tokyo-based architecture and design firm she co-founded with Ryue Nishizawa in 1995.

SANAA’s architects and designers work on projects ranging in scale from residential and interior design to large complex buildings and urban planning schemes, as well as product and furniture design. SANAA “approaches each project with a fresh perspective,” believing that designs “arise from conditions particular to the site and program.”

Recent work includes the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, the Rolex Learning Center in Switzerland, and the Louvre-Lens in France. In the United States, SANAA designed the recently opened Grace Farms in Connecticut as well as the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio.

Kazuyo Sejima studied at the Japan Women’s University where she received a master’s degree in architecture in 1981. Shortly thereafter she worked in the office of architect Toyo Ito. Kazuyo Sejima has taught at Princeton University and Tama Art University among other institutions, and with her partner Ryue Nishizawa curated the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial in 2010. She and Ryue Nishizawa were named Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates that same year.

This lecture is presented with the Center for Japanese Studies and the UC Regents Lectures Program.

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AIA SF Mentorship Speedmatch

The mentorship program is a unique architecture community that promotes diversity in experience and ideas and offers a platform for individuals to learn from each other in a fun and welcoming environment.

During this event you will have the opportunity to meet this year’s mentorship participants through a series of lightning fast introductions. (Seriously, it’s super fun, and super fast paced). All levels of experience are welcome to participate! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, click here.

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