AIACV Architecture Week

Back Oct 10, 2014

This annual Chapter event is designed to show the public how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.

You can look forward to the following events:

10/10 – Experience Architecture Week Launch Event featuring 
10/10 – Architectura Obscura Photography Exhibition 8 am – 6 pm
10/11 – Tour d’ Architecture Bike Tour 9:30 am – 1 pm
10/11 – Residential Architecture Showcase 6 – 9 pm
10/12 – Drawing Safari 9am – 1pm
10/13 – Film Screening of “The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the 
Desert” + Experience the Del Paso Design District: In Progress

6 – 9 pm
10/14 – “Design Thinking” featuring IDEO’s Scott Paterson 6 – 9 pm
10/15 – Architecture Matters Design Forum: “Design Thinking” 5 – 8:30 pm
10/16 – VISIONARY: Arlene Blum, Ph.D. 6:30 – 8:30 pm
10/17 – Top of the City and Beyond Tour 12 – 3 pm
10/18 – Tour d’ Architecture Bike Tour 1:30 – 4:30 pm
10/18 – Pecha Kucha Presentation & Event Leaders Appreciation Event
5 – 9 pm
10/19 – Valley Home Tour: Flight House, hosted by the Custom Residental Architect’s Network (CRAN) 10 am – 1 pm 

Guests must register for events ahead of time. For more information:

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