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Thu 05.01.2014

Exhibition Open House: Considering the Quake - cancelled

Join us for a guided tour of the Center for Architecture's exhibition, Considering the Quake.

When: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM THURSDAY, MAY 1

Where: At The Center   

Join the Center for Architecture Foundation's educator for a gallery tour and conversation on the Center for Architecture's exhibition: 

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tours will be led by Center for Architecture Foundation educators and will include refreshments.

Price: $10 / person

This program has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Please feel free to stop by the Center for Architecture during regular hours for a self-guided tour of the exhibition.

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Programs take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets in Greenwich Village, unless otherwise noted.


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About the Exhibition:

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge explores the elegant, and oftentimes elusive intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design, through the lens of earthquake engineering. Curated by Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and Dr. Effie Bouras, of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, this exhibition emerged from their research on the resiliency of emergency shelters and civil protection buildings, such as schools and hospitals, in earthquake zones throughout the world.

The exhibition will be complimented by a series of programs organized by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the AIANY and is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’ 

Considering the Quake was originally presented at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. At the Center for Architecture in New York, it includes an installation by SOFTLab in consultation with engineers from Arup.

Exhibition Curator: Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng
Exhibition Designer: SOFTLab and Pentagram



Exhibition Opening
Thursday, February 13, 2014,  6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Are We on Shaky Ground? Earthquakes and New York City
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Earthquakes – How well are we prepared?
Monday, March 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hands-On Workshop: Understanding Earthquakes and Seismic Design
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FamilyDay@theCenter: Earthquakes vs. Buildings
Saturday, April 26, 2014, Two sessions 11 am -1 pm and 2 - 4 pm

Exhibition Open House
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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