In conjunction with Utah Valley University, the ICAA Utah Chapter has organized an exciting line-up of speakers this fall. All lectures are free for members and the public! The lectures will be broadcast live at 6:00pm from the campus of Utah Valley University.

Bradford Houston

October 14
“Contemporary Classical Design: Lessons Learned in Professional Practice”

The artistic refinement of the classical tradition has no single author, but rather represents the cumulative wisdom of many civilizations and times. The study of the classical orders and precedent buildings holds critical lessons for contemporary architectural practice. It is through practice applying the lessons from this rich history that an architect becomes fluent in aesthetic forms and mature compositions.

Brad Houston received his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He worked for many years for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah where his projects included the Tijuana, Mexico Temple, the Philadelphia, PA Temple, and the Hartford, CT Temple. He now owns and operates his own design studio in Utah

AIA Objectives:
-Understand how to analyze and learn from precedent buildings
-Learn how history applies to contemporary architectural practice
-Discover ways to make new designs feel timeless and consistent with client expectations
-Improve the success of contemporary architecture firms doing residential and commercial buildings

Bobby McApline

November 11th, 2020
“Poetry of Place”

Theories about beauty – it’s attributes and golden proportions – often seem different from what our hearts know, which is a more complex mix of attractions filled with flaws and contradictions. In architectural practice we wrestle with a tension between authenticity and correctness, between emotional connection and rigid doctrine, and between myth and reality, in order to tell a beautiful story. This is the poetry of place.

Bobby McApline has been designing homes since he was a young child. He believes home is a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place. He founded his firm 1983 and has built beloved, traditional homes all across the country. Bobby has also written three books and has his own furniture line.

AIA Objectives:
-Understand the tension between rules and invention in design
-Learn how to emulate and adapt historic architecture with authenticity
-Explore the narrative qualities of architecture – how design is like telling a complex story
-Understand how modern building technology can be used to create timeless beauty

Dr. Aliki Milioti

December 9th, 2020
Ancient Fortifications: The Ancient Fortress of Aigosthena and the Restoration of the SE Tower

Military architecture is one of the most important categories of urban and spatial planning of the ancient world, as well as a field of outstanding technological achievements.  The ancient fortress of Aigosthena (343 B.C.) is considered one of the best and most fully preserved fortress ensembles of the late classical period throughout the ancient Greek world. Extensive research on the fortress revealed the original form of significant parts of it, mostly due to the in-situ discovery of valuable ancient blocks and the observation of details and traces related to the original construction. The full restoration of the great tower of the fortress in its original form, applied innovative methods in the field of design and execution of the project.

Dr. Aliki Milioti, MSc, PhD is an architect – engineer of the National Technical University of Athens. She has been particularly involved in constructions of steel and wood load bearing systems of particular anti-seismic behavior. Her research focuses on restoration and strengthening of traditional buildings and historic monuments, architectural design under the seismic factor, and ancient military architecture. She was a faculty member at the Architectural School of the Democritus University of Thrace and a long-standing scientific collaborator of the Greek Ministry of Culture. Currently she is a faculty member at the Comparative Arts & Letters, Brigham Young University.

AIA Objectives:
-Explore the origins of ancient fortifications through documentation and research.
-Understand the ancient structural systems and building rules.
-Study the basic scientific and ethical principles relevant to the treatment of historic monuments.
-Learn about innovative methods for interventions on historic monuments in terms of design and execution.

How to join the Virtual Lecture Series on Zoom:

– You will need to create a Zoom account in order to participate in the webcast
– Click on the appropriate Zoom link below for each of the respective lectures.
– Please sign in to the Zoom meeting 15 minutes prior to the start in order to give yourself adequate time to fix any technical issues you may have

October 14, 2020 at 6:00PM Mountain Time
Brad Houston – “Contemporary Classical Design”
Meeting ID: 950 5417 1361
Passcode: 124512

November 11, 2020 at 6:00PM Mountain Time
Bobby McAlpine – “Poetry of Place”
Meeting ID: 986 7786 3084
Passcode: 501503

December 9, 2020 at 6:00PM Mountain Time
Dr. Aliki Milioti – “Ancient Fortifications”
Meeting ID: 928 5144 7642
Passcode: 767344

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