Calendar

Dec
20
Wed
2017
AIA/IIDA Happy Hour @ Chapman and Kirby
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Let’s all get together and toast the New Year and celebrate the friendship of the IIDA Houston City Center and the AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee! Please join us at Chapman and Kirby for some Holiday fun, light bites, and libations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fast TrackGeigerHarvey BuildersHerman MillerTandus/Centiva, and The KipCO/CS Gulf Coast for making this event possible!

 

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Dec
21
Thu
2017
Small Firm Roundtable @ Wooster's Garden
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

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End of the year celebration!  Join us!

The Small Firm Roundtable meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM.  This group provides a closed forum for dialogue among peers and a venue to support architects who have recently branched out on their own, have a growing firm, or are considering starting their own businesses.  Meetings consist of focused conversation and invaluable insights on important issues and practices.

No reservation is necessary.

Dec
30
Sat
2017
AIA’s Montrose Walking Tour @ Menil Collection Bookstore
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am

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Montrose is one of the most diverse and interesting neighborhoods in Houston with some of the city’s best architecture including spectacular mansions, charming bungalows, the campus of the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil Collection. ArCH tour guides will present an overview of the architectural and social history of the area and offer guests a look inside of the Fondren Mansion (now La Colombe d’Or), Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chapel of St. Basil, Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, and the Menil Collection. On this 2-hour walking tour you will get a flavor of this special district and be encouraged to widen your path after the tour is over.


Reservations recommended.

December 2017 Reservations
February 2018 Reservations

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meets outside the Menil Collection Bookstore across from Bistro Menil, 1520 Sul Ross, 77006. Street and lot parking available.

 

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Jan
6
Sat
2018
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Jan 6 @ 4:00 am – 10:00 am
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center | Webster | Texas | United States

The City of Houston Solid Waste Department and CompuCycle are providing monthly one day E-Recyclable collection events on the first Saturday of the month at the Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center.  This is primarily for City of Houston residents, but CompuCycle says no one will be turned away.

CompuCycle – Houston’s first R2 certified electronic solutions provider – guarantees that all data will be permanently destroyed and that electronic items will not end up in our landfills. If parts of the equipment can be reused, they will make sure that this is accomplished, and no parts will be sent to Asia or Africa.
Since the program began last year, collections have averaged about 15,000 pounds per month. Thank you for caring, recycling, and keeping these hazardous substances from the landfill! Compucycle is able to salvage for reuse or sell almost all materials turned in at these events. That is a win win for everyone!

Items accepted:
TVs, PCs, servers, keyboards, mice, laptops, game consoles, monitors, switches, small kitchen appliances, memory chips, hubs and routers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, projectors, rechargeable batteries, cable boxes, car batteries, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, tape drives, hard drives, cords, cables, cameras, toner cartridges, stereo equipment, CD’s, floppy drives, VHS tapes, hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners, alarm clocks, irons, radios, and electric fans.   Any small appliance with a plug can be donated!

Also, CompuCycle has a mobile hard drive shredder to shred hard drives on-site for residents.
You can also recycle these items at the CompuCycle warehouse.  Check their web site for details: www.compucycle.net
Keep Kingwood Green will send a monthly reminder to our mailing list and Facebook page

AIA’s Rice University Walking Tour – Quads, Courts & Axes @ Lovett Hall, Rice University
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am

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Rice University and Rice School of Architecture both celebrate their Centennial in 2012. A treasure trove of great architecture, the timeless campus features designs by Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson; John Staub; William Ward Watkin; Michael Graves; Kieren Timberlake; Ricardo Bofill; Cesar Pelli; Lake/Flato Architects; and many other local and internationally renowned architects. Also on the tour are large-scale artworks by James Turrell and Michael Heizer. From Lovett Hall to Brochstein Pavilion, this tour will look at some of the more unique, hidden, important and historical features of Rice University’s Campus. In addition to the architecture, we will explore the context surrounding each building, the quads, courts, and axes, how these elements work together to shape collegiate space.


Reservations recommended.

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meet on the front lawn of Lovett Hall, building 48 on the Rice University map, 6100 Main. Recommended parking in Rice University Visitor Parking Lot L or Founder’s Court Visitor’s Lot. A credit card is required to access parking.

 

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Jan
13
Sat
2018
AIA’s UH Art & Architecture Tour @ University of Houston - Moores School of Music Building
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join Architecture Center Houston for an exploration of art, architecture and campus design on the University of Houston’s main campus. Works by Frank Stella, Jim Love, William King and The Art Guys are found within the context of a campus and buildings designed by notable architects such as Phillip Johnson, Alfred C. Finn, Gensler, Lake|FLato, BNIM and Cesar Pelli.


Reservations recommended.

January 2018 Reservations
March 2018 Reservations

 

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Tour will meet in the courtyard in front of the Moores School of Music by the Winged Woman sculpture. Parking available in adjacent campus visitor’s lot. Parking fees not included in tour registration.

 

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Jan
20
Sat
2018
AIA’s Houston Heights Bicycle Tour @ Heights Branch of the Houston Public Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

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This tour explores the original footprint of the Heights, Texas’ and Houston’s first mixed-use community and home to 120 of the 215 National Register of Historic Places listed in Houston. We will look at a wide variety of building types that are historic and original to the area as well as more recent contemporary architecture and discuss how these fit into the context of the neighborhood.

Attendees need to bring their own bicycle. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent a bike from Houston B-Cycle. The closest B-Cycle station is in Stude Park.


Reservations required.

January 2018 Reservations
March 2018 Reservations

Bicycles and helmets are not included with registration.

 

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Tour will meet at the Heights Branch of the Houston Public Library, 1302 Heights Boulevard. If you drive, we ask that you park on the street and not the library parking lot, it is reserved for library patrons.

 

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Jan
27
Sat
2018
AIA’s Museum District Walking Tour @ MFAH Cullen Sculpture Garden
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

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The Houston Museum District is one of the few areas in the country with such a dense population of museums, public art, contemporary architecture, and landscape design. On this 2-hour walking tour, you will experience the quintessential Modernism of Mies van der Rohe, the structuralist viewpoint of Gunnar Birkerts, the simplicity and craft of Isamu Noguchi, and the first free-standing American structure designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. Come explore these and other world-class examples of design with ArCH tour guides and trace the chronology of significant cultural shifts from the early twentieth century through today.


Reservations recommended.

January 2018 Reservations
April 2018 Reservations

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meets by the entrance to the Cullen Sculpture Garden on Bissonnet Street (across from Cullen Hall). Street, garage and lot parking available.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Feb 3 @ 4:00 am – 10:00 am
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center | Webster | Texas | United States

The City of Houston Solid Waste Department and CompuCycle are providing monthly one day E-Recyclable collection events on the first Saturday of the month at the Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center.  This is primarily for City of Houston residents, but CompuCycle says no one will be turned away.

CompuCycle – Houston’s first R2 certified electronic solutions provider – guarantees that all data will be permanently destroyed and that electronic items will not end up in our landfills. If parts of the equipment can be reused, they will make sure that this is accomplished, and no parts will be sent to Asia or Africa.
Since the program began last year, collections have averaged about 15,000 pounds per month. Thank you for caring, recycling, and keeping these hazardous substances from the landfill! Compucycle is able to salvage for reuse or sell almost all materials turned in at these events. That is a win win for everyone!

Items accepted:
TVs, PCs, servers, keyboards, mice, laptops, game consoles, monitors, switches, small kitchen appliances, memory chips, hubs and routers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, projectors, rechargeable batteries, cable boxes, car batteries, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, tape drives, hard drives, cords, cables, cameras, toner cartridges, stereo equipment, CD’s, floppy drives, VHS tapes, hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners, alarm clocks, irons, radios, and electric fans.   Any small appliance with a plug can be donated!

Also, CompuCycle has a mobile hard drive shredder to shred hard drives on-site for residents.
You can also recycle these items at the CompuCycle warehouse.  Check their web site for details: www.compucycle.net
Keep Kingwood Green will send a monthly reminder to our mailing list and Facebook page

AIA’s Texas Medical Center Walking Tour @ John P McGovern Commons Building
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am

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The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world. Equivalent to the 12th largest business district in the United States, TMC has over 33.8 million square feet of patient care, education, and research space. 160,000+ individuals visit the Texas Medical Center each day with more than 6 million patients treated annually. The 1000+ acres is approximately the size of Chicago inside the “Loop” with over 160 buildings on the main campus alone. Join our ArCH docents on this introductory architectural tour of Houston’s own modern marvel of medicine. Sites on our tour will include Baylor College of Medicine, the new Texas Children’s Hospital Maternity Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Methodist Research Center, and a short ride on Houston’s Metro Rail.


Reservations recommended.

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meet in the ground floor lobby of the John P McGovern Commons Building, 6550 Bertner Ave, 77030. Texas Medical Center Entrance 4. $10 parking available in the TMC Commons parking garage.

 

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