2013 Architecture Month

Architecture Month, founded in 2004, offers the Memphis community an exciting and educational series of tours, lectures, exhibits, and events that explore historic and contemporary architecture and design in Memphis and beyond every September.

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Friday, September 6 . 2013 | AIA Memphis Golf Open

Featuring a 4-person scramble format, the AIA Memphis Golf Open open included prizes, participation gifts, green fees, carts, beverages, lunch and dinner. All AIA members and non-members, design professionals, engineers, contractors, product representatives, community leaders, and guests were welcome to participate.


Friday, September 13 . 2013 | ’A Walk Through History’ by the Memphis Camera Club

The Memphis Camera Club presented “Memphis Architecture: A Walk Through History” at ANF Architects, in conjunction with Architecture Month.


Sunday, September 15 . 2013 | Architect’s Bike Tour: Midtown

Our sold-out Bike Tours featured a variety of midtown landmarks on the first of AIA Memphis’ two Architecture Month Sunday morning bike tours. Riders enjoyed design commentary provided by experienced Memphis architects and designers.


Thursday, September 19 . 2013 | Bauhaus+Memphis

The AIA Memphis Third Thursday lecture series offered lunchtime examination of the role of Bauhaus architecture and influence on Memphis’ landscape with local architect and historian Keith Kays, AIA.


Thursday, September 19 . 2013 | AIA Memphis Private Member Reception: Bauhaus twenty-21

AIA Memphis and the Art Museum at The University of Memphis hosted a private reception for AIA Memphis members for the Bauhaus twenty-21 exhibit. The reception featured photography by Gordon Watkinson, architectural models by The University of Memphis School of Architecture students, and more.


Friday & Saturday, September 20-21 . 2013 | Bauhaus twenty-21 Photography Workshop

Gordon Watkinson, artist/photographer for the Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy exhibit, hosted a two-day architectural photography workshop for architecture/photography professionals and students. This workshop was presented in conjunction with the Art Museum at The University of Memphis.


Saturday, September 21 . 2013 | Architect Walking Tours

Open to the public, guests visited variety of Memphis residences and public spaces in the annual Architect’s Tour, enjoying in-depth analysis of each site by Memphis architects and historians. Free tours included:
Keith Kays, AIA – Madison to Third Street | Bill Ferguson, AIA – Overton Park | Jimmy Ogle – Court Square


September 21, 2013 – January, 2014 | Ongoing Exhibit: Bauhaus twenty-21

Conceived as a multidisciplinary project encompassing architecture, design, and photography, Bauhaus twenty-21 not only conveys the architectural history, but also illustrates the enduring philosophies of the Bauhaus. The exhibition, by creating a visual as well as theoretical dialogue between the timeless modernism of Bauhaus architecture and the visions of contemporary practitioners, offers a unique perspective on Bauhaus design philosophy as it relates to architecture and its relevance in today’s society.


Wednesday, September 25 . 2013 | Conversation+Cocktails: Carol Buchman

AIA Memphis hosted our Converstion+Cocktails event at ANF Architects, a series of informal talks over wine with local artists discussing the influence of the built environment on their work. Our Architecture Month Conversation+Cocktails featured Memphis artist Carol Buchman.


Friday, September 27 . 2013 | Focus On Design Lecture & Party

Focus On Design invites creative leaders from around the country to explore design concepts with the Memphis community. Our 2013 Focus On Design lecturer, Matthew Hufft of Hufft Projects | Kansas City, MO, maintains a Digital Studio, Wood Studio, and Metal Studio in addition to his studio’s work in architecture, interior design, object design, custom fabrication, environmental rating, visualization, and graphic design.


Sunday, September 29 . 2013 | Architect’s Bike Tour: Downtown

AIA Memphis guests visited a variety of downtown landmarks on the second of AIA Memphis’ two Architecture Month Sunday morning bike tours. Riders enjoedy design commentary provided by experienced Memphis architects and designers.


Throughout September . 2013 | Name That Architect Contest

Facebook and Twitter friends joined in a weekly online building identification challenge, with exclusive AIA Memphis prizes for each week’s challenge winner. Congratulations to all of our winners!