Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions. Of course, kids today are on to cooler things. As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities. In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings. He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.
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Florida Bay, My Muse
BY LARRY KEARNS
@ VOL 12
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Design, Living and Loving
BY MIGUEL DEL RIO
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION
ON JUN 26, 2014
Puerto Rican architect Miguel del Rio AIA reflects on a great deal in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, including fainting on a plane, living to the fullest, childhood, flying saucer conventions, David Byrne, rock n roll, and just generally how awesome life is.
Design For Recycling
BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 25, 2007
Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park. Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!
Gene Burr and Suzanne Wedekind describe their project to teach critical thinking skills to grade school and high school students using the local built environment and the design process. In 2013, the American Institute of Architects provided them with a grant for the project.
Swamp Thing: Collecting for a World Record
BY JOHN E BOYLAN
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 06, 2015
John Boylan is an illustrator and graphic designer at Fresh Produce. He is a lifelong comic book enthusiast and has been a collector for most of his life. John finds great pleasure in researching, hunting and cataloging his findings. His collection and catalog of all things Swamp Thing is recognized as a valuable reference tool. Over the past year, Swamp Thing fans from around the world have reached out to John regarding his online catalog at RootsOfTheSwampThing.com
Boylan’s entire collection of over 800 items—books, memorabilia, toys, and more—will be on display from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Sioux Falls Design Center in Downtown Sioux Falls. The collection will be authenticated by legendary comic book artist and creator Phil Hester (Marvel, DC, and more), local purveyor of all things collectible John Nordstrom (Rainbow Sports Cards and Comics) and Sioux Falls business owner and comic enthusiast Andy Howes (Howes Oil, Local Zip). Boylan promises the event will be “a celebration of fandom, fanaticism, and all things Swampy.”
Pavilions of Dreams
BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island.
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.