February 2013

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February 2013

Conference & Stage Expo

Architecture Activities Geared Toward Conference

Scott Georgeson Architecture Commission

The Architecture Commission has been busy with activities that will culminate at the Milwaukee 2013 Conference & Stage Expo.

Three finalists for the "Ideal Theatre" Student Design Competition were selected January 15 by a jury made up of Rose Steel of Landry & Bogan, Kurt Schindler of ELS Architects, and Thomas Hall of Albert Hall & Associates. The finalists will be presented to the USITT membership Saturday, March 23, and all the submitted designs will be exhibited at the Architecture Awards Exhibit at Stage Expo. The membership votes to determine the winner.

The Commission is looking for candidates to become Commissioner and Vice-Commissioners.  Anyone interested in serving is welcome. These positions help set the direction of the Architecture Commission and, consequently, the Institute. Members can nominate candidates (or themselves) by contacting Commissioner Scott F. Georgeson, FAIA at sfg@workshoparchitects.com. The deadline to submit nominations is February 28. The goal is to review the individuals interested in the positions at the Annual Conference.

Student groups throughout the Midwest region have sent in "Notices of Interest" to compete in the 2013 USITT Architecture Commission's Architecture Exhibit Design Competition, an opportunity for young designers to show their talents to the world.

The competition is open to college and university art, theatre, architecture, and other creative students. A professional jury will select the winning entry and award the winning team the contract to build and install the exhibit. E-mailed submissions of the design proposal are due   11:59 p.m. February 21. The winning team will be selected and notified by February 28.

The challenge is to create and install an innovative exhibit that displays the Architecture Award Winning Projects at the Milwaukee 2013 Conference & Stage Expo.  Because it is a temporary installation, it allows the designer to challenge traditional concepts of how to display flatwork.

The exhibit can be passive or interactive. The designer can construct the exhibit of any material which meeting the budget. The approach can be a stage set, a graphic display, a sculpture, an architectural or environment. The designer can push the limits to make the exhibit stand out.

The exhibit is limited to a 20- by 20-foot footprint and is limited to 12 feet in height. For more information, contact competition chair Scott Georgeson, FAIA, at sfg@workshoparchitects.com.