Tuesday, April 1st
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30 Days of Design Kickoff

Kick-off Celebration - All Offices

Kick-off Celebration - All Offices


Tuesday, April 1st
4:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM PDT
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30 Days of Design Kick-Off:
The JCJ Selfie

Photos: Wherever You Are

Photos: Wherever You Are

We’re a diverse bunch spread out over an entire continent and it’s hard to get a sense of what we’re all up to each day. On Tuesday we’ll fix that using the pop-culture phenomenon du jour, the selfie. Sometime Tuesday snap a pic of yourself, your colleagues, your project,  and post it via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #designJCJ. We want to grab a snapshot of JCJ Architecture on April 1 2014 wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Post as many as you’d like! If you don’t have an account, open one or find a friend who does. It will be April Fool’s Day so some creative license is encouraged; just remember that your Mother may see these on-line! We’ll share them all when we gather at 4 pm EDT, 1 pm PDT to have some refreshments and kick of our 30 Days of Design.

Refreshments: Balboa Room; Media Room; Atheneum Room; Phoenix Media Room

Tuesday, April 1st
5:00 - 7:00 PM Local Time
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Tuesday: Movie Night
Rem Koolhaus: A Kind of Architect

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"Rem Koolhaus: A Kind of Architect"
 
Plot Summary
Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations - such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library and the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto - are working examples of the Dutchman's visionary theories about architecture and urban society. But Koolhaas' work is as much about ideas as it is about constructing buildings; he is equally celebrated as a writer and social commentator.


Wednesday, April 2nd
Noon - 1:00 PM Local Time
All Offices

"Architectural Conversations" Video: Steven Holl's Sifang Art Museum

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

The new museum is sited at the gateway to the Contemporary International Practical Exhibition of Architecture in the lush green landscape of the Pearl Spring near Nanjing, China. The museum explores the shifting viewpoints, layers of space, expanses of mist and water, which characterize the deep alternating spatial mysteries of the composition of Chinese painting. The museum is formed by a "field" of parallel perspective spaces and garden walls in black bamboo-formed concrete over which a light "figure" hovers. The straight passages on the ground level gradually turn into the winding passage of the figure above. The upper gallery, suspended high in the air, unwraps in a clockwise turning sequence and culminates at "in-position" viewing of the city of Nanjing in the distance. This visual axis creates a linkage back to the great Ming Dynasty capital city.

more info about the project...


Thursday, April 3rd
4:30 - 6:30 PM
San Diego Office

Where: 5225 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92180

Where: 5225 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92180

SDSU Student Union Building Tour

5225 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92180

Named after Conrad Prebys who gifted $20 million to San Diego State University for student scholarships, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union serves as the campus living room for student life. Designed as a LEED Platinum building and has several energy conservation features. Amenities and services include dining, retail, lounges, meeting rooms, a multi-purpose Montezuma Hall, 300-seat Theatre, outdoor courtyards, bowling and a fitness center. Funding for the $104 million student union comes entirely from SDSU student-approved fees.

more info about the project...


Friday, April 4th
12:00 - 1:00 PM Local Time
All Offices

Friday Lunchtime Lecture:
On the Boards

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Let’s talk design! Specifically design that’s currently on the boards at JCJ. Send your recommendation for a project to present (yours or another one) to Chris Desrosiers. One per office would be perfect, if we have more than one we’ll put it to a vote!


Saturday, April 5th
2:30 PM
Scottsdale, AZ

Documentary Film Premier:
Citizen of the Planet: Paolo Soleri

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Price: $7

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Price: $7

Paolo Soleri, architect, philosopher and a citizen of the planet. Fans have gone as far as to compare him to DaVinci and Gandhi, but critics believed him to be an ego driven eccentric with a failed experiment out in the desert A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo's Utopian vision has been steadfast, urban sprawl is destroying the planet and the answer is to build mega-structure cities a hundred times the size of the Empire State Building. Explore the artist, the dreamer, the philosopher, the architect Paolo Soleri as he tries to build his new world filled with futuristic ideas and controversy.

more info here...

Saturday, April 5th
4:30 PM
Scottsdale, AZ

Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism: Alan Hess Lecture

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Price: Free

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Price: Free

ABOUT ALAN HESS

Architect and historian Alan Hess is the architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News. He has written nineteen books on Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-twentieth century. His latest book, Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design, Organic Architecture was published in October 2012.

He has written monographs on architects Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Lloyd Wright, and John Lautner, as well as architectural histories of Las Vegas and Palm Springs. Hess’ other books include Googie: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture, Forgotten Modern, and The Ranch House. He is currently researching the architecture of Irvine, California, one of the United States’ largest master-planned communities of the 1960s and 1970s. 


Sunday, April 6th
All Offices

 

Sunday Reading

No scheduled events on Sunday but a chance for all of us to share interesting design related items. Tweet links to articles using the #JCJSundayReading hashtag and it will be automatically posted on the 30 Days of Design website. Browse the feed to see what we’re all reading and recommending; we’ll have a virtual library of great design content created by the JCJ community.


Monday, April 7th
Noon - 1:00 PM Local Time
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Monday: Recent Work - K-12

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Spend your lunchtime learning about our recent work from Market Sector Leaders. Recently completed projects as well as significant work in progress will be shared and discussed.

Monday, April 7th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
New York City

Oculus Book Talk: Charles Montgomery, Happy City

Where: At The Center Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - $10 for non-members-

Where: At The Center
Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID -
$10 for non-members-

Charles Montgomery will present his new book Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl?

register here

more info here...


Tuesday, April 8th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
(location)

Where: All Offices  

Where: All Offices
 

Tuesday Movie Night: Eames:
The Architect and The Painter

Eames: The Architect and the Painter is a 2011 documentary film about American designers Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office. It was produced and written by Jason Cohn, and coproduced by Bill Jersey.

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times. 

more info here...

Tuesday, April 8th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.


Wednesday, April 9th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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"Architectural Conversations" Video: Bjarke Ingels: TED Talks

Where: All Offices  

Where: All Offices
 

Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas' OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar approach: experimenting with pure space, but never losing sight of the building as a solution to a real-world problem. His manifesto "Yes Is More" takes the form of a giant cartoon strip, 130 meters long, that reminds people to keep thinking big -- to see all our modern problems as challenges that inspire us. (The manifesto is now available in comic-book form.)

His deeply-thought-out and often rather large works -- including several skyscrapers and mixed-use projects in a developing section of Copenhagen, plus a project for a new commercial harbor-island --  work to bring coherence to the urban fabric and to help their occupants and users lead better lives. His most famous works include: the Stavanger Concert House, Tallinn’s city hall and the VM Houses. He recently won a competition to design Copenhagen’s waste-to-energy plant with a design that will place a ski slope on top of the structure.

more info here...

Wednesday, April 9th
6:00 PM
Tempe, AZ

Conversations & Allusions Lecture Series: Peter Buchanan

Where: The Design School; Arizona State University; Design North Room 60E

Where: The Design School; Arizona State University; Design North Room 60E

Peter Buchanan (born 1942 in Malawi) is an architect, urbanist, writer, critic, lecturer and exhibition curator.

He is best known for his series of critical essays for The Big Rethink published by The Architectural Review and for his books on architecture.


Thursday, April 10th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Thursday, April 10th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
All Offices

 

Pecha Kucha Night

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PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).

Thursday, April 10th
6:30 PM
New Haven, CT

Back to the Roots: Topology and Phenomenology in Landscape Architecture: Annette Freytag

Yale School of Architecture; Hastings Hall (Basement of Rudolph Hall)

Yale School of Architecture; Hastings Hall (Basement of Rudolph Hall)

Thursday, April 10th
7:30 PM
La Jolla, CA

Renewable Energy and Positive Impact Buildings: Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian

Athanaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

Athanaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

Robert Ferry, RA, LEED AP BD+C, is the Co-Founder of the Land Art Generator Initiative and Studied Impact. His focus is on designing buildings that go above and beyond current popular notions of sustainability to achieve complete harmony with their local and global environments and with the people that use them. His designs of “positive-impact” buildings that double as renewable energy power-plants have been featured in “Superlative Emirates” (Daab Publishing), several Popular Science Magazine articles, and have been shown at international exhibits. The Land Art Generator Initiative has been in feature articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times and Dwell Magazine. While based in the UAE, he has consulted on such projects as Masdar City and ADNOC HQ.  

Elizabeth Monoian is an interdisciplinary artist and designer who is currently working on large-scale international public art projects that both address and expose models of environmental sustainability. Her work has been screened and exhibited in venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.


Friday, April 11th
12:00 - 1:00 Local Time
All Offices

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Contemporary Hospitality Design in Today's Information Age:
Craig Nealy

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices


Saturday, April 12th
Time: TBD
New Haven, CT

Modern Architecture at Yale

Yale School of Architecture New Haven, CT

Yale School of Architecture
New Haven, CT

A walking tour of modern architecture at Yale.


Sunday, April 13th
All Offices

Sunday Reading

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No scheduled events on Sunday but a chance for all of us to share interesting design related items. Tweet links to articles using the #JCJSundayReading hashtag and it will be automatically posted on the 30 Days of Design website. Browse the feed to see what we’re all reading and recommending; we’ll have a virtual library of great design content created by the JCJ community.


Monday, April 14th
12:00 - 1:00 PM Local Time
All Offices

Recent JCJ Work: Hospitality

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Spend your lunchtime learning about our recent work from Market Sector Leaders. Recently completed projects as well as significant work in progress will be shared and discussed.


Tuesday, April 15th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

CROWD SOURCE THIS!

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Tuesday, April 15th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
All Offices

Tuesday Movie Night: Helvetica

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. 

more info. here...


Wednesday, April 16th
Time: 7:00 PM
San Diego, CA

In and Out: Brigitte Shim

Where: New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

Where: New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

Wednesday, April 16th
Time: 6:00 PM
Boston, MA

Light in the Public Realm:
James Carpenter

Where: Boston Architectural College

Where: Boston Architectural College

Wednesday, April 16th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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"Architectural Conversations" Video: Thom Mayne on Cooper Union

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In September 2009, The Cooper Union opened 41 Cooper Square, a major new institutional facility. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis, and features state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and studios along with conference rooms, lounges, 41 Cooper Gallery and the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium. It houses the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Louis and Jeannette Brooks Computer Center, The Herb Lubalin Study Center, The Saturday Outreach Program and provides student and teaching studios. In the fall of 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded 41 Cooper Square the LEED Platinum rating, its most rigorous level of certification that acknowledges the building's array of green features which reduce energy use and enhance the environment. 41 Cooper Square is the first academic building in New York City to achieve the LEED Platinum status.


Thursday, April 17th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Thursday, April 17th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
All Offices

Pecha Kucha Night

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).


Friday, April 18th
12:00 - 1:00 Local Time
All Offices

Lunchtime Lecture: Integrating Tribal Culture in Building Design: Kristina Ennis

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices


Saturday, April 19th
On-Line

JCJ/WWB: A Design Legacy

Where: On-Line

Where: On-Line

An On-Line exhibit.

Saturday, April 19th
9:30 AM
San Diego, CA

The Landscape Architecture of the Exposition, 1914: The Panama-California Exposition Centennial Lectures: Vicki Estrada

Where: New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

Where: New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

The Panama–California Exposition was an exposition held in San DiegoCalifornia. The exposition celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, and was meant to tout San Diego as the first U.S. port of call for ships traveling north after passing westward through the canal. The fair was held in San Diego's large urban Balboa Park.


Sunday, April 20th
All Offices

Sunday Reading

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No scheduled events on Sunday but a chance for all of us to share interesting design related items. Tweet links to articles using the #JCJSundayReading hashtag and it will be automatically posted on the 30 Days of Design website. Browse the feed to see what we’re all reading and recommending; we’ll have a virtual library of great design content created by the JCJ community.


Monday, April 21st
12:00 - 1:00 Local
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Recent JCJ Work: Colleges & Universities

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Spend your lunchtime learning about our recent work from Market Sector Leaders. Recently completed projects as well as significant work in progress will be shared and discussed.

Monday, April 21st
6:00 PM
East Hartford, CT

Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar: Snohetta Architects

Where: University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium, East Hartford, CT

Where: University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium, East Hartford, CT


Tuesday, April 22nd
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Tuesday, April 22nd
5:00 - 7:00 PM
All Offices

Movie Night: Visual Acoustics

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

For years, journalists have pontificated at length on the importance of modernist architecture in contemporary society, even dissecting its angles, proportions, and overall aesthetics. But what of the visual artists responsible for bringing views of this architecture to the mass public? Time and again, architecture photographer Julius Shulman perfected this unusual and highly specialized art form, defining not modernist architecture per se (he left that up to the designers) but how the overallpublic perceives modernist architecture. Utilizing a pronounced visual style, this program joins Shulman on a cross-country journey to many of the structures he immortalized with his camera, complemented by the artist's rich and detailed recollections of his work. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


Wednesday, April 23rd
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

"Architectural Conversations" Video: The Golden Ratio Fibonnaci Sequence

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

A series of whole numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Beginning with 0 and 1, the sequence of Fibonacci numbers would be 0,1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, etc. using the formula n = n(-1) + n(-2), where the n(-1) means "the last number before n in the series" and n(-2) refers to "the second last one before n in the series."

 

Wednesday, April 23rd
6:00 PM
Tempe, AZ

Nathan Shedroff Lecture

Where: Arizona State University, The Design School, Room 60

Where: Arizona State University, The Design School, Room 60

Searching for Truth in Beauty

I believe that all experiences share particular characteristics that make them successful--whether these are online experiences, such as websites, or real, physical ones, such as theater, meetings, parties, products, environments, buildings, etc. In order to build successful, engaging, and meaningful experiences we must understand what makes experiences wonderful in all media. Certainly, most online experiences are pale and unsatisfying in comparison to those in the rest of our life.

The development of all experiences must create solutions to problems of information creation, interaction, and, of course, sensorial media (the visual, audible, tactile, and other sensory displays that form the solution that people experience. Issues of understanding and meaning (information) and usability and appropriateness (interaction) are cerebral solutions that are only expressible with very sensory components. However, the real problems--and the most interesting solutions--lie in these cognitive processes and not in the beauty of the finished experience. This isn't to say that beautiful experiences aren't important, but beauty without purpose is, ultimately, meaningless.


Thursday, April 24th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Thursday, April 24th
New York, NY

Center for Architecture: Opening 2014 Design Awards Exhibit

AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

Thursday, April 24th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
All Offices

Pecha Kucha Night

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Details TBD
PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).


Friday, April 25th
12:00 - 1:00 Local Time
All

Rethinking Libraries: Emily Czarnecki, NCIDQ and Peter Bachmann

Where: The Dwight-Englwwood School, Englewood, NJ 

Where: The Dwight-Englwwood School, Englewood, NJ 

Schools are thinking of libraries in different ways.  How much space should there be, if any, for book storage?  Should books be digitalized?  Are libraries intellectual hubs and community centers?  What about a Learning Commons or a Makerspace, or both?  How are research skills being taught?  During this session, we will explore how contemporary school libraries are being transformed, and how they and librarians can best serve schools.


Saturday, April 26th
On-Line Exhibit

Winning Architectural Competitions: On-Line Exhibit

Where: On-Line

Where: On-Line

The winning team of the Eco-Village Student Design Competition will be named at an exhibition and reception on Saturday, April 26, 5-7 p.m., at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit.

The competition is intended to promote green design in Detroit and to make architecture students more aware of green design principles and standards. Three monetary prizes will be awarded by a jury panel of judges comprised of Jacob Corvidae from WARM Training Center; Mike Corby, AIA from Grand Rapids; Mark Nickita, AIA from Detroit; Lori Singleton, ASLA from Detroit; and chair Teddy Cruz, AIA from San Diego, CA.

The three accredited schools of architecture in southeastern Michigan "the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design, and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture" sponsored the student design competition to design an eco-village on a five-acre site in Detroit's Woodbridge Neighborhood. UDM"s Master of Community Development Program, WARM Training Center, the Woodbridge Community Development Corporation and the City of Detroit also helped sponsor the competition. Approximately 12-15 student teams submitted competition entries.


Sunday, April 27th
All Offices

Sunday Reading

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No scheduled events on Sunday but a chance for all of us to share interesting design related items. Tweet links to articles using the #JCJSundayReading hashtag and it will be automatically posted on the 30 Days of Design website. Browse the feed to see what we’re all reading and recommending; we’ll have a virtual library of great design content created by the JCJ community.


Monday, April 28th
12:00 - 1:00 Local Time
All Offices

Recent JCJ Work: Civic

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Spend your lunchtime learning about our recent work from Market Sector Leaders. Recently completed projects as well as significant work in progress will be shared and discussed.


Tuesday, April 29th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

CROWD SOURCE THIS!

All Offices

All Offices

Something missing from Design Month?  Well here’s the chance to fix it! Suggest an event, lecture, tour, or whatever and we’ll add it to the schedule. Send your idea to Jay Hoelle or Chris Desrosiers. If we have too many great programs we’ll send a Survey Monkey to sort it out.

Tuesday, April 29th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
All Offices

Tuesday Movie Night: Charles and Ray Eames

Where: All Offices

Where: All Offices

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker - with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.

Powers of Ten is a 1968 American documentary short film written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames, rereleased in 1977. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten (see also logarithmic scale and order of magnitude). The film is an adaptation of the 1957 book Cosmic View by Kees Boeke, and more recently is the basis of a new book version. Both adaptations, film and book, follow the form of the Boeke original, adding color and photography to the black and white drawings employed by Boeke in his seminal work.

In 1998, "Powers of Ten" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 6:00 PM
San Diego

Kenneth Frampton Lecture

Where: NSAD Auditorium, New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

Where: NSAD Auditorium, New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA

Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, and has served as a member of its faculty since 1973. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and graduated as an architect from the Architectural Association, London, in 1956. Before migrating to the United States in 1965 to teach at Princeton University he was an associate in the practice of Douglas Stephen & Partners, London, while simultaneously serving as technical editor of the magazineArchitectural Design. From 1976 to 1980 he was a Fellow of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, New York, where he also served as a founding editor of the magazine Oppositions. Among his publications is the studyModern Architecture: A Critical History, first published in 1980. Since coming to the U.S., he has been primarily involved in teaching and writing.

Wednesday, April 30th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Offices

"Architectural Conversations" Video: Pick a Movie for Lunch!

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All Offices

Pick a movie for lunch.