The 2016 Architect Home tour is quickly approaching. On Sunday, September 18 from 1-4:30 you will be able to tour five homes designed or redesigned by an architect. We are excited to present two new homes, and three that have been remodeled, showcasing the potential that all homes have to be imagined or transformed with the help of an architect.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, sold at any of the tour homes on tour day (cash or check) or online in advance. You can view the website here and purchase advance tickets: http://aialincoln.org/home-tour/
Tell your friends and family. We hope to see you there!
1934 Portrait of Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA
In 1920 an architectural competition was held in Nebraska to commission an architect to design and oversee construction of a new State Capitol. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue of NYC was ultimately selected from a very distinguished field of competitors, including McKim Mead & White, Paul Phillippe Cret, John Russell Pope and others whose works line the National Mall in Washington DC. This incredible field of local and nationally known architects were in the competition because of the very skillful, “behind the scenes,” guidance of one of Nebraska’s first nationally prominent architects, Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA of Omaha.
Doug Scott was very gracious and shared quite a few images with us, many of which you will find with the post outlining Doug Scott’s career (view post here).
Here are a few additional images from Doug Scott’s portfolio.
Image courtesy of Doug Scott
Image courtesy of Doug Scott
One would often assume that a UNL College of Architecture graduate would pursue a career in architecture, but we recently discovered a graduate from 1971, whose career took an interesting and notable turn. After graduation, Douglass Scott started in the traditional practice of architecture, but quickly saw his gift in graphic design. Through his 45-year career as a graphic artist, creative director and esteemed educator at numerous east coast universities, he’s developed an incredible portfolio. We asked him to share his distinguished resume with us. Continue reading
College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park. Photo copyright HDR.
Full of life; at the moment of its happening
Architecture creates space for people to interact.
Even as we move to a virtual society, one thing that will never be replaced is the “live” experience. A unique connection occurs between people when they interact in real life; it gives rise to an energy that is life, that cannot be replicated.
A live performance is special because it fosters a shared energy and connection between the performer(s) and the patrons, also between the patrons themselves. Architecture shapes the experience by making it more intimate or more engaging. Whether the performance is music, theater, or a sporting event, the design can enhance the experience. Continue reading