Good. I bring forth great news.
South Quad 2009 is coming October 22nd - 24th, held in Savannah, Georgia, and hosted by SCAD.
Theme: Making and Breaking the Grid.
What is South Quad? Awesome. That's what.
But for you "details" people I will elaborate.
South Quad is an annual AIAS event, each hosted by a different architecture/design college, that brings together architecture students to focus on local, regional and national issues involving architecture and design. Its a chance to connect with other students from different cities and regions and also lets you discover a city that perhaps you've never visited before.
These quad conferences also introduce you to quite a few familiar and unfamiliar faces of the professional world. www.snyderarchitect.com;
SCAD has invited Daniel Snyder, a local Savannah architect, at Ted Landsmark, President of Boston Architectural College, at www.the-bac.edu; and Michael Rotundi, principal at RoTo Architects and founding partner of Morphosis, at www.rotoark.com.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you don't want to miss!
There will also be social events, a design charrette competition, various service projects, Historic District and SCAD Walking Tours, Firm Crawl (including Cowart Coleman Group and Dalu Design Group), Ghost Tour, and plenty of free time to do what you wish.
We will be staying at SpringHill Suites by Marriott located in Historic District/Downtown. $129 per night. AIAS will be working to help fund this cost.
Registration is now open at southquad2009.com for October 22-24.
AIAS members: $45.00
Friday studio will be missed but absence should be excused (check with your professors).
Again, this is a fantastic opportunity for architecture students both academically and socially. You don't have to be a member of AIAS to go but it would give you a sweet discount. *hint* *nudge* *wink*.
So if you have any questions you can visit southquad2009.com or ask any AIAS officer for information.
Come to this week's AIAS meeting on Friday, October 2, 5:45 in the gallery downstairs.
Hope to see you all there!