Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, To Speak at ArchEx

AIA Virginia is thrilled to announce that Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, will speak at this year’s Architecture Exchange East!

Born and raised in Detroit, Ford is the designer of The Universal Hip Hop Museum. He has dedicated his professional career to stimulating cross-disciplinary discourse on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants. Focusing on the intersection of the built environment and hip hop culture, through three interconnected realms; academia, media and practice, Ford’s national Hip Hop Architecture lecture tour has included keynotes at The American Institute of Architects National Convention, South by Southwest Eco Conference and academic lectures at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, and his alma mater the University of Detroit Mercy, where he received his master’s degree in architecture.

We couldn’t be more excited. Register today for seminars, tours and events before they sell out!

We look forward to seeing you in November!

ArchEx Discount Registration Ends Oct 5

The Discount Registration deadline for Architecture Exchange East is October 5, 2018. Register by then to save big on tours, seminars and parties!

Register here today>>

This year’s conference features countless educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 60+ vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall. Francis Kéré, Hon. FAIA, is this year’s Keynote Speaker. You won’t want to miss it.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

 

ArchEx Early Bird Deadline Extended

The Architecture Exchange East Early Bird registration deadline has been extended until Wednesday, September 19 to accommodate those who have been under mandatory evacuation orders or have been caught up in hurricane prep or response.

We still encourage attendees to sign up before popular tours, dinners and seminars fill up, but we wanted to make sure that everyone has a chance to save the most money on their ticket.

This year’s conference features countless educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 60+ vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall. Francis Kéré, Hon. FAIA, is this year’s Keynote Speaker. You won’t want to miss it.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

ArchEx Registration is Now Open!

The wait is over. Registration is now open for Architecture Exchange East 2018, one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the mid-Atlantic.

This year’s conference features countless educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 60+ vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall. Francis Kéré, Hon. FAIA, is this year’s Keynote Speaker.

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Register today for seminars, tours and events before they sell out!

Early Bird registration rates run through Sept. 14, 2018.

For more information visit ArchEx.net.

Francis Kéré to Keynote ArchEx in November

AIA Virginia is excited to announce that Francis Kere, Hon. FAIA, will be our 2018 Architecture Exchange East Keynote Speaker. Known for deftly balancing the tension between traditional building practices and innovation,Kere is an award-winning architect based in Berlin. He’s a well-known TED presenter and was a keynote speaker at the national convention in 2017, earning rave reviews.

He’s founder and principal of Kéré Architecture. Born in the village of Gando in Burkina Faso, he was the first child in his village to be sent to school. Since becoming an architect, he has designed internationally recognized projects in Burkina Faso, Mali, and China, including the widely celebrated 2017 Serpentine Pavilion. He is a tenured professor at Harvard University and founder of the Kéré Foundation.

From the physical tension, to spatial tension, to the tension between creative vision and practical restrictions, design is about finding the ideal balance between opposing forces. At Architecture Exchange East 2018, we’ll be exploring how tension can make – or break – design.

Registration opens in September for ArchEx 2018, Nov. 7-9 in Richmond.