This fall fundraiser is organized in collaboration with our university affiliates to help support the incredible brown bag events they host every semester. The money raised will be divided between the schools and ArchiteXX to support greater programming efforts to create opportunities for more women to present their work and help diversify each school’s lecture series. "Show Us your PiXX” will be a Pecha Kucha-style event where students and faculty present their work. This will be followed by a raffle.
You can participate in the fun and support ArchiteXX from afar! For only $20 per ticket you will be entered to win one of the many fantastic prizes donated by our generous partners and sponsors.
Sincere thanks to SCAPE, Despina Stratigakos, Poppin, Metropolis Books, The New Village Press, The University of Minnesota Press, Actar, The Syracuse University Bookstore, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Princeton Architectural Press, Beth Dunlop & Joanna Lombard, Modern Magazine, Architectural Record, Harvard Design Magazine, Front Inc., Studio SUMO, Artifice Books, and MIT Press for their support!
ArchiteXX is a New York City-based women and architecture nonprofit that works to promote women in the discipline and broaden architecture’s engagement in the world by bridging the academy and practice. Since ArchiteXX was founded in 2012, we have worked with students and faculty in architecture programs across New York State. Your support through this raffle helps sustain and expand this program.
Signed copy of Toward and Urban Ecology by Kate Orff
The recently published book of Scape's work signed by Kate Orff.
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots by Louise Sandhaus
Metropolis Books has donated 2 copies of Louise Sandhaus's book. "Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots is the first publication to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from this great state throughout most of the twentieth century. Edited and designed by graphic designer Louise Sandhaus, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design from the “Left Coast” will amaze readers with its breadth and richness."
Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures
Metropolis Books has donated 2 copies of the Marian Bantjes's book. "From a remote cabin off Canada’s Pacific coast, Marian Bantjes has created a unique visual language that combines typographical craftsmanship, illustrative flair and personal observation. Her generous approach, meticulous attention to detail and wit have made her one of the most sought-after graphic designers--among art directors, branding agencies and students--of her generation."
Awakening Creativity by Lily Yeh
New Village Press has donated 1 copy of Lily Yeh's book.
"Lily Yeh is an acclaimed visual artist who has worked with students, community leaders and teachers in Canada, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Syria, Italy and in cities and neighborhoods across the United States. Yeh is considered one of America's most innovative urban designers and social pioneers. In Awakening Creativity, Yeh facilitates the art-making process for students of The Dandelion School, the only nonprofit organization in Beijing that serves the children of poor migrant workers coming from 24 provinces."
What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
The New Village Press has donated 1 copy of this edited collection examining Jane Jacobs. "A timely revisitation of renowned urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs' lifework, What We See invites thirty pundits and practitioners across fields to refresh Jacobs' economic, social and urban planning theories for the present day. Combining personal and professional observations with meditations on Jacobs' insights, essayists bring their diverse experience to bear to sketch the blueprints for the living city."
The University of Minnesota Press has donated 1 copy of Diane Harris's Little White House. "Dianne Harris examines how postwar media representations associated the ordinary single-family house with middle-class whites to the exclusion of others, creating a powerful and invidious cultural iconography that continues to resonate today. Richly detailed and illustrated, Little White Houses adds a new dimension to our understanding of race in America and the inequalities that persist in the U.S. housing market."
The University of MInnesota Press has donated 1 copy of Gretchen Buggeln's book.
"Gretchen Buggeln shows how architects and suburban congregations joined forces to work out a vision of how modernist churches might reinvigorate Protestant worship and community. The result is a fascinating new perspective on postwar architecture, religion, and society."
The University of Minnesota Press has donated 1 copy of Annabel Jane Wharton's book.
"Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies."
Saint John's Abbey Church by Victoria M. Young
The University of Minnesota Press has donated 1 copy of Victoria M. Young's book.
"In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. This book documents the dialogue of the design process, showcasing the importance of modernism in the design of sacred space and of architect Marcel Breuer’s role in setting the standard."
Beyond Patronage by Joyce Hwang, Martha Bohm, and Gabrielle Printz
Actar has donated 2 copies of Beyond Patronage.
"This book explores contemporary architectural practices and design agendas that are being shaped or enabled by news forms of “patronage.” Essays, projects, and interviews will examine emerging forms of sponsorship, new forms of connectivity – technological or social – that produce innovative modes of collaboration, and strategies for cultivating relationships that allow us to rethink typical hierarchies between those in power and those in service."
Stillman & Birn Sketchbook with drafting pencil
The Syracuse University Bookstore has donated Stillman & Birn 7X10 Sketchbook with a Pentel .7mm Graphgear 1000 Drafting Pencil.
ArchiteXX is donating 5 tshirts in size medium - they do run small.
Prismacolor Art Maker (Brush&Fine Point) 48pcs Set
The Syracuse University Bookstore has donated one Prismacolor Art Maker (Brush&Fine Point) 48pcs Set.
Pentallic Sketchbook and drafting pencil
The Syracuse University Bookstore has donated one Pentallic sketchbook with a Pentel. 7mm Graphgear 1000 Drafting Pencil.
Pentallic Sketchbook and charcoal drawing set
The Syracuse University Bookstore has donated one Pentallic sketchbook with a General Pencil Charcoal drawing set.
Strathmore Writing set
The Syracuse University Bookstore has donated one Strathmore Writing sample set, including 8.5x11 Hardbound Journal & Panel Cards w/Envelopes.
Rafael Vinoly Architects monograph
Rafael Vinoly Architects has donated two copies of their monograph.
Office tour + presentation, Rafael Vinoly Architects
Rafael Vinoly Architects has donated an office tour with a presentation about their recent work.
Twenty Over Eighty by Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith
Princeton Architectural Press has donated 2 copies of Twenty Over Eighty by Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith.
"Twenty Over Eighty features profiles and interviews with twenty creative professionals over the age of eighty who have dedicated their lifetimes to design. In revealing conversations with creative minds from a broad variety of fields--from architecture and advertising to furniture, product, industrial, and graphic design, design-writers Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith spotlight makers and thinkers who continue to experiment, innovate, and make vital contributions to their disciplines well into their eighth decade."
Edifices de Rome Moderne by Paul Letarouilly
Princeton Architectural Press has donated one copy of Paul Letarovilly's Edifices de Rome Moderne.
"Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as 'the most beautiful book on Renaissance architecture ever published. Letarouilly (1795--1855) devoted thirty-five years to drawing the plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and large-scale details of gardens, convents, palaces, and churches of Renaissance Rome. His keen observational ability and immaculate drawing skills make this work an indispensable sourcebook"
Signed copy of Great Houses of Florida by Beth Dunlop and Joanna Lombard
Beth Dunlop and Joanna Lombard have donated one signed copy of their book, Great Houses of Florida. "In the manner of Rizzoli’s acclaimed Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, Great Houses of Florida presents the greatest and most intriguing houses of the state. Including John and Mabel Ringling’s fabulous Venetian Palazzo Ca d’Zan, James Deering’s spectacular Italianate Villa Vizcaya in Miami, and the Audubon and Hemingway houses in Key West."
5 subscriptions to Modern Magazine
Modern Magazine has donated 5 one-year subscriptions to their magazine.
"Modern Magazine takes a fresh and intelligent approach as it examines buildings and interiors, furniture and objects, craft and art—delving into the creative process and offering sage advice for both the seasoned and novice collector or connoisseur."
4 subscriptions to Architectural Record
Architectural Record has donated 4 one-year subscriptions.
3 subscriptions to Harvard Design Magazine
Harvard Design Magazine has donated 3 one-year subscriptions.
Group Tour of Front
Front has donated a tour of their office for a group of up to 18. "Front is a design consulting firm comprising over fifty professionals with backgrounds in architecture and structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Hong Kong. Front is a collective of creative individuals who bring specialist facade system design expertise to project owners, architects, designers, consultants, and contractors. By engaging fully with our partners in the design and construction industry, we provide strategic advice and intensive collaboration to realize innovative solutions in building design across the world. Through a customized approach to the design and the project process, our firm aims to create, develop, and adapt different ways of thinking and making in a forward-thinking mode of practice."
Surprise item from Studio SUMO
Partner Yolande Daniels has donated a surprise item for the raffle!
"Studio SUMO is focused on innovative design involving extensive research, formal exploration, and material invention...Studio SUMO embraces physical, social, and cultural contexts as forces that shape design."
2 copies of CoDesigning Space: TILT by Dermot Egan
Artifice has donated two copies of CoDesigning Space: TILT by Dermot Egan.
"TILT are a London-based design and architecture practice that actively engages communities in designing and making their spaces. Founded by designer Oliver Marlow and social entrepreneur Dermot Egan, TILT has created a unique codesign methodology that transforms the way people interact with each other and the spaces around them. Participants are encouraged to explore the role of objects and furniture within their space and understand their impact on culture and behaviour."
2 copies of X Agendas
Artifice has donated two copies of X Agendas.
"In 2011 the Delft University of Technology architecture research group Borders & Territories organised a symposium and lecture series entitled X Agendas for Architecture in which architects, theoreticians and scholars gave presentations of their work. The lecture series focused on four themes that were considered relevant for current architectural and scholarly practices, “Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture”, “Territories of Drawing, History”, “Collective Memory and Politics” and “Experimentation in Architectural Design”."
4 copies of People, Place, Purpose: The World According to Mecanoo Architects
Artifice has donated four copies of People, Place, Purpose: The World According to Mecanoo Architects.
"Since 1984 mecanoo has been committed to creating architecture that contributes to a better world. From an office that started out designing social housing, the practice has developed into an international firm with projects all over the world. Mecanoo has 30 years of experience in the design of buildings, urban plans, landscapes and interiors in which public space always plays a key role. People, Place, Purpose describes the specific architecture Mecanoo explores, illustrating the way they seek identity in a globalised world, via the texture of a local stone, colours of fruit trees or rituals of inhabitants. Mecanoo is driven to design buildings with “strength to earth”."
Architecture School edited by Joan Ockman
MIT Press has donated one copy of Architecture School Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America.
"Rooted in the British apprenticeship system, the French Beaux-Arts, and the German polytechnical schools, architecture education in North America has had a unique history spanning almost three hundred years. Although architects in the United States and Canada began to identify themselves as professionals by the late eighteenth century, it was not until nearly a century later that North American universities began to offer formal architectural training; the first program was established at MIT in 1865. Today most architects receive their training within an academic setting that draws on the humanities, fine arts, applied science, and public service for its philosophy and methodology. This book, published in conjunction with the centennial of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), provides the first comprehensive history of North American architecture education."
Close Up at a Distance by Laura Kurgan
MIT Press has donated one copy of Laura Kurgan's Close Up at a Distance.
"The maps in this book are drawn with satellites, assembled with pixels radioed from outer space, and constructed from statistics; they record situations of intense conflict and express fundamental transformations in our ways of seeing and of experiencing space. These maps are built with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing satellites, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS): digital spatial hardware and software designed for such military and governmental uses as reconnaissance, secrecy, monitoring, ballistics, the census, and national security. Rather than shying away from the politics and complexities of their intended uses, in Close Up at a Distance Laura Kurgan attempts to illuminate them. "
Building the Dream by Gwendolyn Wright
MIT Press has donated one copy of Building the Dream A Social History of Housing in American by Gwendolyn Wright.
“"Gwendolyn Wright is an architectural historian. In this volume she ignores the stately public buildings that generally capture the attention of her profession and concentrates entirely on the relatively neglected field of domestic architecture. She traces the design and styling of American homes and their relationship to contemporary ideas, technology, and society...." Roger Starr , New York Times book Review”
Outlaw Territories by Felicity D. Scott
MIT Press has donated one copy of Outlaw Territories Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency by Felicity D. Scott
"Revisiting an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations."
The Architecture of Error by Francesca Hughes
MIT Press has donated one copy of The Architecture of Error Matter, Measure, and the Misadventures of Precision Francesca Hughes.
"In The Architecture of Error Francesca Hughes argues that behind the architect’s acute fetishization of redundant precision lies a special fear of physical error. What if we were to consider the pivotal cultural and technological transformations of modernism to have been driven not so much by the causes its narratives declare, she asks, as by an unspoken horror of loss of control over error, material life, and everything that matter stands for? Hughes traces the rising intolerance of material vagaries—from the removal of ornament to digitalized fabrication—that produced the blind rejection of organic materials, the proliferation of material testing, and the rhetorical obstacles that blighted cybernetics. Why is it, she asks, that the more we cornered physical error, the more we feared it?"
The Architect by Francesa Hughes
MIT Press has donated one copy of The Architect Reconstructing Her Practice by Francesca Hughes.
"At a moment when the architectural profession is beginning to shift from its traditionally male domination, The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice examines how the introduction of women to the main body of architecture might bring about a reconstruction of the orders that pervade architectural production and consumption.In a collection of autobiographical essays in which practice is both the site and the vehicle for change, twelve American and European architects reflect on the nature of critical practice and its relation to architecture."
The City of Collective Memory by Christine Boyer
MIT Press has donated one copy of The City of Collective Memory Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments by Christine Boyer.
"Christine Boyer faces head-on the crisis of the city in the late twentieth century, taking us on a fascinating journey through theaters and museums, panoramas and maps, buildings and institutions that are used to construct a new reading of the city as a system of representation, a complex cultural entity. Boyer brings together elements and concepts from geography, critical theory, architecture, literature, and painting in a synthetic and readable work that is broad in its reach and original in its insights. What finally emerges is a sense of the city reinvigorated with richness and potential."
Achtung Architektur! by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
MIT Press has donated one copy of Achtung Architektur! mage and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture by Eva-Lilsa Pelkonen.
""Beware Architecture!" Architecture that entails surprise, even danger, is the subject of this exciting discourse on a body of work that has gained increasing international attention since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Graz and Vienna came to represent the radical edge of European architecture. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen looks at how this architecture tests the limits of the modern tradition, bringing to light work that is little known yet extremely consequential for contemporary theoretical discourse.Forged in a rarified architectural climate dominated by postwar Marxist-Freudian trends, the Austrian avant-garde challenges the traditional paradigms of objecthood, compositional form, programmic functionality, and spatial closure, emphasizing the fictional and the fantastic embodied in the more peripheral notions within the modern tradition: glass, ornament, machine mysticism, and the organic gestural line."
Maintenance Architecture by Hilary Sample
MIT Press has donated one copy of Maintenance Architecture by Hilary Sample.
"Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with indifference. The discipline of architecture values the image of the new over the lived-in, the photogenic empty and stark building over a messy and labored one. But the fact is: homes need to be cleaned and buildings and cities need to be maintained, and architecture no matter its form cannot escape from such realities. In Maintenance Architecture, Hilary Sample offers an inventive examination of the architectural significance of maintenance through a series of short texts and images about specific buildings, materials, and projects."
Toward a Minor Architecture by Jill Stoner
MIT Press has donated Toward a Minor Architecture by Jill Stoner.
"Architecture can no longer limit itself to the art of making buildings; it must also invent the politics of taking them apart. This is Jill Stoner’s premise for a minor architecture. Her architect’s eye tracks differently from most, drawn not to the lauded and iconic but to what she calls “the landscape of our constructed mistakes”—metropolitan hinterlands rife with failed and foreclosed developments, undersubscribed office parks, chain hotels, and abandoned malls. These graveyards of capital, Stoner asserts, may be stripped of their excess and become sites of strategic spatial operations. But first we must dissect and dismantle prevalent architectural mythologies that brought them into being—western obsessions with interiority, with the autonomy of the building-object, with the architect’s mantle of celebrity, and with the idea of nature as that which is “other” than the built metropolis. These four myths form the warp of the book."
Thermal Delight in Architecture by Lisa Heschong
MIT Press has donated one copy of Thermal Delight in Architecture.
"Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, acoustic, olfactory, and tactile environments. This book explores the potential for using thermal qualities as an expressive element in building design.Until quite recently, building technology and design has favored high-energy-consuming mechanical methods of neutralizing the thermal environment. It has not responded to the various ways that people use, remember, and care about the thermal environment and how they associate their thermal sense with their other senses."
Le Corbusier in America by Mardges Bacon
MIT Press has donated one copy of Le Corbusier in America by Mardges Bacon.
"In this first major study of Le Corbusier's American tour, Mardges Bacon reconstructs his encounter with America in all its fascinating detail. Through extensive archival research and interviews, she presents a critical history of the tour as well as a nuanced and intimate portrait of the architect. Drawing on the methods of microhistory, she also considers how small ordinary events affect larger biographical, architectural, and cultural developments. Bacon notes that Le Corbusier's dialogue with America was drafted within a spirited European discourse on Américanisme. She contends that the trip validated his concept of a "second machine age" that would unite standardized industrial methods with a new humanism. "