WHAT: AIA Tennessee Convention –Tennesseeing

WHO: Members of the American Institute of Architects, Tennessee Society convening in Knoxville

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, July 31, 2015

WHERE: Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN

WHY: Our convention theme this year; Tennesseeing ties into AIA‘s national campaign, ILookUp, while regionalizing it to our state. Contextually, the idea of SEEING can be interpreted to mean the way architecture is seen, the perception of architects by the public, the way architects see the world and our work, and the idea that seeing is a way through which designers develop an understanding in their work.

This is AIA Tennessee’s primary membership meeting and design conference. This year’s meeting will include robust continuing education, lectures from national and world renown architects and the Annual Lifetime Achievement & Design Awards.


Wednesday, July 29 / 3 – 4:30 pm / Lecture Hall
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA – Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Los Angeles, CA, presents "Incremental Urbanism" - Since LOHA’s inception in 1990, founder and principal Lorcan O’Herlihy has sought opportunities to engage the ever changing complexities of the urban landscape while embracing architecture as a catalyst of change. In 2009, Lorcan was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Thursday, July 30 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Lecture Hall
Julie Eizenberg, FAIA – KoningEizenberg, Santa Monica, CA, presents "Welcome Home"-
As the founding principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Julie brings design vision, leadership, and expertise in working with cities, non-profit agencies, institutions and private developers to generate inventive master plans and public places. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor's Institute on City Design and Design Peer for the US General Services Administration's Design Excellence Program.

Thursday, July 30 / 1:30 – 3:30 pm / Lecture Hall
Craig Dykers, AIA – SNØHETTA, New York, NY, presents "The Architecture of Engagement"
As one of the Founding Partners of Snøhetta, Craig has led many of SNØHETTA’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, and the recently completed Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada. Craig is currently leading the design of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion in San Francisco, the new Times Square Reconstruction in New York City, both of which are currently under construction, as well as the Calgary Public Library, in Alberta, Canada.

Thursday, July 30 / 7:15 pm / The Standard – 416 W. Jackson Avenue
Lifetime Achievement & Design Awards 2015 William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award & Samuel Morgan Lifetime Achievement Award are the highest honors AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual. 2015 recipients are Dr. Joe Johnson and Seab Tuck, FAIA.
2015 Design Awards honors built works of distinction designed by AIA Tennessee members. The program brings public attention to outstanding examples of architecture.

Friday, July 31 / 8:30 – 10 am / Lecture Hall
Eric Bunge, AIA – nARCHITECTS, Brooklyn, NY, presents "Micro-Macro"
Eric Bunge, AIA is a co-founder and Principal of Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. The practice’s ongoing work includes a winning design for the groundbreaking adAPT NYC competition to design Manhattan’s first micro unit apartment building (in construction), Pierscape at Chicago’s Navy Pier, a competition-winning project led by James Corner Field Operations (in construction), and the Wyckoff House Museum in Brooklyn.

Friday, July 31 / 10:15 – 11:15 am / Lecture Hall
UT Governor's Chair Philip Enquist, FAIA along with Keith Boswell, FAIA & Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor James Richard Rose will present "Energy and Urbanism Towards a Sustainable Society"

ONLINE Schedule of Events: http://tennesseeing.aiatn.org/schedule/
Registration Information: http://tennesseeing.aiatn.org/registration/
High Profile Designers/Speakers: http://tennesseeing.aiatn.org/seminars/

MEDIA REGISTRATION AIA Tennessee asks that all media check in at our registration desk and obtain a name badge. For items of interest, please contact Ashley Cates:
• 615-255-3860; on-site cell/text: 615-476-8943
• ashley@aiatn.org

Callback interviews can be arranged in advance on topics to be addressed at the meeting or on design/architecture/built environment topics in general.