What: The Axis (an under construction mixed use building in downtown Indianapolis. For those familiar with the area it has the new Marsh supermarket on the first floor)
When: Thursday, September 25th, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
To Bring/Wear: Must wear shoes with closed toes. Bring a hard hat if you have one (some will be provided).
With project leaders form both CSO Architects and Flaherty & Collins, YAF will be taking an exclusive construction tour of the Axis, one of the highest profile developments currently under construction in downtown Indy. Not far from completion, this tour will focus on how this mixed use development was built over a prominent city block and provides unique amenities to residents; including a parking garage, swimming pool, and a full Marsh Supermarket.
In detail we plan to meet in the leasing center to hear about design decisions before we begin our tour. We will then go on a guided tour with the developer and architectural representative. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
What: Design Film Night
When: Monday, December 2nd, 2013, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Where: Herron School of Art and Design, Room 101. 735 W New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
The YAF is hosting an architectural movie night at the Herron School of Art and Design. We will be watching two films about architecture, design, and the urban environment. Anyone and everyone is invited, we hope it will change the way you see and understand public spaces. Stay around afterwards for discussions.
“This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.”
Film Two: Vertical Expectations – The Shard
“The Shard, is a skyscraper under construction in London Bridge, London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. Vertical Expectations is a 26 minutes documentary that explores the nexus between architecture, development and society through an ethnographic analysis of the current building of the Shard.
This documentary highlights some of the questions that can inform a more nuanced understanding of architecture’s social ramifications and the relevance space art and technology have on local people and the city as a whole. It raises questions about how architecture and space reflect social needs, the role of urban planning in the construction of public areas and the impact it will have on the community.”
What: Artistry apartment building tour (mid-construction)
When: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Where: 451 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Meet at the leasing center.
Led by Greg McHenry from Milhaus development and Nick Alexander from CSO, YAF will be taking an exclusive construction tour of the Artistry, one of the highest profile developments in downtown Indy. Not far from completion, this tour will focus on how this mixed use development was able to build up and out of an existing concrete structure.
In detail we plan to meet in the leasing center before making our way across the first floor to the new commercial space. We will then go up to the second floor to explore the interface between new and existing construction. Then we go one more floor up to the all new wood-frame construction and check out the elevated pool deck and courtyards. If time allows we will end with a tour of the basement, another interesting project component.
On Saturday October 5th, the Young Architects Forum of Indianapolis is hosting an all expenses paid trip to tour The Miller House by Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley in Columbus Indiana. This event offers the chance to visit one of the most prolific architectural icons in our state while bonding with members of the architectural community. The event is open to members of the AIAS, YAF, AIA, or FAIA. If you’re interested and available, head to The Miller House Tour for current info.