Newsletter | August 2016
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AAO News: Miami Rising

Porsche Design Tower in Miami
Registration is now open for the 2016 Design Matters Conference: Miami Rising (November 2-4, Miami, FL). The impact of sea level rise is one conference theme, and we've been seeing that issue in the news quite a bit:
Resilience Panelists
During the Conference, don't miss the evening program "Resilience and Citizen Action" with Tom Dallessio, CEO of Next City, Otis Rolley, Regional Director (North America) of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities, and Susanne Torriente, the Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Miami Beach (pictured, left to right).

On the next day, experience first-hand examples of these issues and solutions during the Miami Beach Resiliency and Preservation Tour. View the full conference schedule and register now.

New AAO Members

AAO welcomes new organizational member Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design and new individual member Daryl Harvey (Detroit, MI).

Member News Round Up

Urban Housing Unit prototype
  • The Urban Housing Unit (uhü), presented by the BSA, is a 385 SF fully furnished apartment prototype, currently touring Boston's farmers markets, train stations, and community events. After the roadshow it will be part of the BSA Space exhibition One Room Mansion.
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is planning a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth for 2017, collaborating with other organizations on programming.
  • The Graham Foundation awarded grants to three AAO member organizations: the Society of Architectural Historians, LA Forum, and the National Building Museum.
  • Historic Denver releases Principles for an Enduring City, based on its 2015-2016 Re:Denver program series.

General News

Shapes of Cities
  • Shapes of Cities is a beautiful, entertaining game based on artist Yoni Alter's prints that tests the user's knowledge and memory of city skylines. Download the free iOS app for a quick diversion from your work.
  • In other app news, Skyscrapers by Tinybop encourages kids to design a building then imagine how it would be inhabited. With playful scenarios like seeing how the building becomes lopsided when you load it with elephants, it's sure to be a hit.
  • Planning a film series? Find inspiration in Architect Magazine's favorites from the 2016 Architecture and Design Film Festival.
  • Filmmaker Koganda is currently shooting a movie inspired by Columbus, Indiana's modern architecture, starring Parker Posey and John Cho.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago is planning a new gallery to showcase the Architecture and Design collection. Curator Zoë Ryan plans to publish As Seen: Exhibitions That Made Architecture and Design History to coincide with the gallery opening.

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