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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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Cardboard Chair Competition

Submissions due: Monday, February 15th, 2010
Exhibition starts: Wednesday, February 17th 6:00pm


Designs must comfortably seat an adult. Designs shall use corrugated cardboard only (recycling is encouraged). Design submissions deadline is on Feb 15th, 2010. Entries shall compete in one of three levels – high school, college, or professional. Participants may join as individuals, or as groups (maximum of 4 per group).

Entry Fee:
Each design shall have an entry fee of $10.

Exhibition will start 6:00pm February 17th

See Flyer – Below



• Can I use glue to bound the cardboard?
o Yes, Use of adhesives is allowed.

• Can I use materials other than cardboard?
o No, Material is limited to cardboard

• Can we work in groups?
o Yes, You may work in groups(Max 4 individuals per group)

• When is the submission deadline?
o Designs must be submitted by February 15th

• Where do I submit my design?
o Designs must be submitted to Southern Polytechnic University, Architecture Building Front office.

• How do I sign up/ pay my fee for the cardboard Seat competition?
o You may signup simply by emailing cardboardseat@gmail.com and providing us with your name and group information.
o There is an online PayPal account setup for Fee payments: link to PayPal account

• Are there any size restrictions?
o The design must fit an average adult.

• Do I have to build the design full scale or is it just model?
o The designs must be built in full scale.
o Designs will be open for visitors to try and test

• How many chairs can be entered per team?
o One

FABLAB has a laser cutter and wants to open its doors for the purpose of this competition to participants who want to add precision to their work. We are architects and designers running a multidisciplinary fabrication laboratory located here in Atlanta specializing in physical models for architecture, prototyping, product design, sculpture and art. All designs and work discussed is confidential and property of the designer, we’re just here to give a clean edge to your design.

For those not familiar with the Laser Cutter, please check out our website for demo and sample of work. Discounts up to half our usual rate are available for competition participants! Please feel free to contact us at Fablab@branchoff.net – Subject: CDC.

Facebook Event Page –  Here
YAF/AIA Competition Page – Here

Barry Bergdoll Lecture


Wed, January 13, 7pm – 8pm
Auditorium in the Central Branch Public Library
How Much
A lecture to kick off the year of 2010 with Barry Bergdoll and to say goodbye to the Marcel Breuer show. Barry Bergdoll is a Professor of architectural history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and the Phillip Johnston Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The lecture is entitled Marcel Breuer and the Invention of Heavy Lightness from the Bauhaus to Atlanta. This is a truly unique opportunity as Mr. Bergdoll has recently assembled a Bauhaus exhibition currently on display at MOMA which is getting much acclaim from the architecture and design community and critics. This lecture is open to the public so please make sure to come early to reserve your seat-first come first serve.

AIA Tour – Atlanta Marriott Marquis

marriott marquis

ATLANTA - On Saturday, December 12, 2009, the AIA Atlanta Tours committee offers a
lecture and guided tour of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  Reserve your place by clicking onAIAatlantaTours@gmail.com or through the AIA Atlanta calendar section of the AIA Atlanta website.  The lecture starts at 2 p.m., and tours run continuously from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lecture and tour are free and open to the public.

Designed by John Portman and Associates in 1985, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is one of the most recognized buildings in the city.  The building’s iconic feature is its spectacular atrium, which curves gracefully and subtly changes shape as it rises 50 stories above.  In the early 2000′s, tvsdesign (formerly Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates) was tasked with re-inventing the hotel’s public space layout and design.  Here TVS Design’s concept celebrates the atrium by locating a new glass-walled 25,000 S.F. Ballroom on its northern side, and two new restaurants on its southern side.  The project’s signature move, the Pulse Lobby Bar, is located directly in the Atrium Space.  Its sculptural form, derived from the building’s graceful arcs, creates a vibrant atmosphere.  Its central location beckons patrons to enjoy the remarkable atrium space.

About TVS Design
The philosophy at TVS Design is fundamentally rooted in the belief of design, which defines their purpose, their process, and their passion. Within this context, tvsdesign is also highly committed to collaboration, sharing a core belief that multiple insights through careful listening and genuine openness always lead to better outcomes.

TVS Design
2700 Promenade Two
1230 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
PH: 404.888.6600

Image Source: Atlanta Marriott Marquis

AIA Tour – Howard School

howardschoolATLANTA - On Saturday, November 14, 2009, the AIA Atlanta Tours committee offers a lecture and guided tour of the Howard School.  Reserve your place by clicking onAIAatlantaTours@gmail.com or through the AIA Atlanta calendar section of the AIA Atlanta website.  The lecture starts at 2 p.m., and tours run continuously from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lecture and tour are free and open to the public.

The new campus for the Howard School is located on a 13+ acre parcel adjacent to a former Mill building along a busy rail spur. It is a significant piece of the burgeoning urban redevelopment on the Westside of the city of Atlanta. In relocating its campus, from two historic houses in the established neighborhood of Druid Hills to a transitional Industrial neighborhood, the school took a leap of faith and in turn became pioneers for urban development.

The Howard School is a private K-12 school, which caters to students with auditory, learning and concentration issues. The design for the school’s new campus needed to be reflective of both the neighborhood aesthetic and the school’s unique teaching style. The design focused on five main points of emphasis to enhance learning: Flexibility, Comfort, Contextual, Sustainable and Community.

AIA Tour – Cannon Chapel

chapelATLANTA - On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the AIA Atlanta Tours committee offers bonus lecture and guided tour of the Cannon Chapel at Emory University by Kemp Mooney, AIA.   Reserve your place by clicking onAIAatlantaTours@gmail.com or through the AIA Atlantacalendar section of the AIA Atlanta website.  The lecture starts at 2 p.m., and tours run continuously from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lecture and tour are free and open to the public.

Cannon Chapel, named for William R. Cannon, who was dean of Candler School of Theology and later a bishop of the United Methodist Church, was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Paul Rudolph, son of one of Candler School of Theology’s first graduates. Ground was broken for the chapel on August 30, 1979, by President Jimmy Carter. The building was consecrated on September 30, 1981.

Robert Gatje Speaks About Marcel Breuer

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Reception starts at 6 PM
Lecture starts at 7 PM

Central Branch Public Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Square NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-1022
Phone (404) 730-1700

How Much:

Mr. Gatje was a partner in the architecture firm of Marcel Breuer and worked along side Marcel Breuer for 23 years, in three new York offices and established the Paris office in 1964. Mr. Gatje’s lecture is in conjunction with the opening of the Marcel Breuer Exhibition also located at the Central Branch Public Library.

AIA Atlanta Tours Visits 1010 Midtown

ATLANTA - On Saturday, October 17, 2009, the AIA Atlanta Tours committee continues the 2009 tour season with a dramatic tour of a high-rise structure on the Peachtree corridor.  Reserve your place by clicking onAIAatlantaTours@gmail.com or through the AIA Atlanta calendar section of the AIA Atlanta website.  The lecture starts at 2 p.m., and tours run continuously from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lecture and tour are free and open to the public.

1010 Midtown1010 Midtown is a 35-story, 639,000 square foot mixed use development featuring 443 high-rise condominiums and 38,000 square feet of retail and dining space. Here, form follows context, specifically, the prominent curve along this segment of Peachtree between 11th & 12th Streets. The mass of 1010 Midtown gracefully evolves out of, and reflects this bustling vehicular and pedestrian artery from the base of the building to its apex. The building creates a uniquely organic but formal gesture when viewed from the exterior, and a panoramic living environment when viewed from the interior. Moving away from doggedly rectilinear floor plates are an interesting approach resulting in more naturally set forms as opposed to less considerate footprints within the urban landscape. Come see how these formal strategies are reflected upon the design process, execution, and aesthetics.

About Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio:
The mission of RJT+R is to create and nurture a work environment and culture that consistently exceeds the need, and expectations of their clients, associates, and principals.
Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio
300 Galleria Parkway, Suite 740
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770.661.1492

Emerging Voices 2009


Friday, September 25, 2009
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Museum of Design Atlanta
285 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis II Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1229
Phone: 404-979-6455

How Much:
$10.00 donation AIA members and non-members
$0.00 donation Recently unemployed
Early registration ends September 18th: (Includes YAF t-shirt)


Simply click on the link above that says “RSVP Here” and then enter your information. Feel free to submit your donation with your RSVP if you wish.

“Emerging Voices” is a program developed in 2001 by YAF Atlanta. This program provides a forum to highlight architectural practices in the Metro Atlanta area that might not otherwise be presented to the public and architectural community. Following the AIA definition of a ‘Young Architect’, the competition is open to architects who have been registered for 10 years or less, intern architects, and firms whose principal owners meet the above criteria.

A special thanks goes out to the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) who will showcase the Emerging Voices 2009. The opening show will be September 25th at 7pm. On display will be the masterful design work from the winning entries of bldgs, Rutledge Alcock Architects and Nodus.

Emerging Voices has established a record of accomplishment among architects in Atlanta as the singular, local competition that identifies a bright new spot on the metropolitan design scene. We hope you’ll join us for this year’s event at MODA! See more info on our website.

RSVP here: http://aiaatlanta.org/cde.cfm?event=273448

YAF says thank you to their sponsors with the addition of Gallet Associates, 3Forum, Siematic, SCIC and Rutledge Alcock.


YAF 48HRS Competition 2009 – Register by 5PM


Project Purpose:
This is the 2nd Annual 48hr Design Competition. The purpose of this competition is to provide a venue for designers and architects to showcase their ability by responding in a brief time period to pertinent and pressing design issues facing our city, and to illustrate the value of good design to the Greater Public. All participants’ entries will be displayed for public viewing in a separate gallery space at Museum of Design Atlanta. MODA, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is the only museum in the southeast solely devoted to design.

This years 48 Hour Design Competition hopes to continue giving many young designers their first experience in designing for a greater audience. These exhibitions promise to attract a wide audience of especially architects, urban planners, developers, and interior designers.

Process of Selection:
The Review and Selection process will be in one phase. The judges will select one entry to designate as the competition winner. Judges may select other entries for special recognition if they feel it is appropriate. The Judges for the 48hr design Competition are T.B.D.

Registration Deadline:
September 11th, 2009, 5:00pm
Entry fee: $35

Register here.
The program will be announced September 10th, 2009 at 5:00pm. All entries should be one 24×36 (@300dpi) digital presentation in Adobe PDF format.

All entries should be submitted no later than 11:59pm September 13.

Winners & Prizes:
An official announcement will be made on September 25th at the EV09 / 48HR Exhibition. First prize will receive an Eames Rocker.


AIA Atlanta Networking Event

AIA Atlanta and ULI along with their sponsors are putting on a networking event. Connect with colleagues and meet new professionals to exchange ideas and build relationships. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Hors d’oeuvres and beverages included in the ticket price.

Thursday, July 16, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

1000 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-3232

How Much:
RSVP online by July 14 – $20
At the door (starting July 15) – $35

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