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    November 29, 2017

    Center Presents: Orchestrated Urbanism: The Race-Built City

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    We invite you to attend an important discussion hosted by Center for Architecture & Design. Orchestrated Urbanism:  The Race-Built City is a timely topic that both impacts and resonates with the design community. This is a passion project for an architect and urban designer named Tyler Cukar—a Parkville, MO native who currently works in NYC at FXFOWLE. He has researched Kansas City and the damaging role that racial covenants, red-lining, school desegregation and finally, urban renewal played in shaping not only our cities but our social understandings of the communities. Tyler will be joined by Kate Collignon, a partner at HR&A Advisors in New York, and Gwendolyn Grant, president & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. This topic is challenging, but we believe our audience will bring thoughtful approaches to this difficult context. We envision a high-caliber discussion and impactful experience for our audience.


    Open to the public and registration is required:  $10 for Center members and students; $20 for nonmembers.

    Continuing Education:
     This event has been submitted for 1.5 AICP CM credits and approved for 1.5 HSW.

    Start: November 29, 2017 6:00 pm
    End: November 29, 2017 8:00 pm
    Venue: Center for Architecture & Design
    1801 McGee, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    December 1, 2017

    Ugly Sweater Party | Wichita


    Please join us for a Holiday Networking Event as we eat, drink, and get tacky in support of ICT SOS!

    AIA, ASHRAE, CLC, DBIA, IIDA, NAWIC, USGBC, and SEAKM invite you to attend a Tacky Sweater Design Crawl. We’ll crawl between three locations and network with other professionals in the architectural industry along the way. Each stop will have food and drinks!

    A $20 donation to benefit ICT SOS gets you in the door to three design industry locations with food, drinks, raffle items, and reindeer games.

    Tacky holiday sweaters, are strongly encouraged!

    Start: December 1, 2017 5:00 pm
    End: December 1, 2017 9:30 pm
    Venue: GLMV
    1525 Douglad Ave, WIchita, KS, 67211, United States

    December 2, 2017

    IIDA Kansas City: Maker Mart

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    We are excited to kick-off this year’s holiday season by hosting our second annual Maker Mart – a curated market featuring local artists, craftspeople, designers, and more. Market-goers will be able to purchase a wide variety of Kansas City made artwork and goods while enjoying local snacks and beverages.
    Ticket proceeds will be donated to the IIDA Foundation, which offers grants and financial assistance to students pursuing a design degree.
    Questions? Please contact Brittany Kelly or Katie Allen

    December 2, 2017 | 11:00am – 3:30pm
    Encompas | 1512 Grand Blvd, KCMO
    Start: December 2, 2017 11:00 am
    End: December 2, 2017 3:30 pm
    Venue: Encompas
    1512 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    December 12, 2017

    Center Presents: Designing with Urban Wood: A Practical Guide to Help Your Client Tell a Story & Save the Planet


    Incorporating “urban” wood into a design project can help set your client apart from the crowd by telling a unique story with ecological significance. At this event, learn more about what urban wood is and where to get it, how it can tell a powerful story for your client, and how to successfully spec it into your next indoor or outdoor design project. Watch firsthand how a tree goes from log to lumber with on-site sawmill demonstrations by the Kansas Forest Service and Missouri Department of Conservation.

    Event Speakers
    No Wasted Wood | Tim O’Neil – Urban Lumber Company
    The Power of An Urban Story | Brian Alferman – Burns & McDonnell
    From Log To Lumber | Tom Hogard – Sawyer
    Using Urban Wood In Practice | Dwayne Sperber – Wudeward Urban Forest Products/Wisconsin Urban Wood
    Where’s The Wood | Ryan Armbrust – Kansas Forest Service

    Start: December 12, 2017 8:30 am
    End: December 12, 2017 10:30 am
    Venue: Discovery Center
    4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO, 64110, United States

    December 21, 2017

    Monthly Member Coffee Date


    Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of the month… It’s an IIDA Coffee Date!!


    IIDA Mid America would like to invite you to join us every month for a bit of coffee and IIDA camaraderie!

    Pick the brains of your IIDA board members… find out how to get more involved in all things IIDA throughout the year… chat about the latest and greatest cat meme… whatever’s on your mind, we want to hear it!


    Date:   Thursday, December 21

    Time:  8 am – 9am

    Location:  Upstairs at Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (419 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108)

    No registration required, admission is the cost of coffee.  (New IIDA Members:  Coffee is on IIDA!)


    Questions?? Please contact Amy Wright (membership@iidamidamerica.org).

    Start: December 21, 2017 8:00 am
    End: December 21, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States