2014 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.

Thank You for Joining Us in 2014 for Architecture Month: Livable Cities

Learn more about our 2014 slate of Architecture Month events! In September, Architecture Month celebrated AIA Memphis’ 61st anniversary with a full calendar of fun events focusing on Livable Cities.

Friday, September 5 . 2014 | 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.

Thursday, September 11 . 2014 | Conversation+Cocktails with Beth Edwards

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 and muralist Beth Edwards.

Sunday, September 14 . 2014 | Architect’s Bike Tour: Downtown

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 18 . 2014 | Third Thursday: Overton Park

AIA Memphis hosts the Third Thursday: Lectures on Local Design series on the third Thursday of each month. Open to the public, Third Thursdays are hosted by local architects and designers as they share their knowledge and experience with projects in the Mid-South and beyond.

ANF Architects presents an overview of work at Overton Park, including the new East Parkway Bike Gate, Rainbow Lake Playground, Overton Bark dog park, and new pathing and signage, as well as continuing park improvements.

Friday, September 19 . 2014 | Brian Phillips Lecture at The University of Memphis

Focus On Design invites creative leaders from around the country to explore design concepts with the Memphis community. A part of the AIA Memphis celebration of September’s Architecture Month.

Friday, September 20 . 2014 | Architecture Tour: The Riverfront

Join AIA Memphis for a special Architecture Month Riverfront Walking Tour! Led by Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle,  the tour will begin at The University of Memphis Law School and lead to Beale Street Landing. Learn more about the architectural history and recent developments along the Mississippi River in this hour-long exploration of one of the city’s most active sites of urban renewal. The tour will explore the recent renovation of the Law School and new walking paths, discuss recent Pyramid changes, and learn more about Mud Island and the cobblestone wharf. From the Law School, visitors will walk to the new grass-roofed Beale Street Landing, examining the new facility and the Harahan Greenline.

Friday, September 26 . 2014 | Livable Cities: Sustainable Design by Memphis Architects

Join AIA Memphis for an exhibit of design work by local architects. Learn more about how Memphis designers are improving our built environment. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. Presented in conjunction with South Main Trolley Night and Architecture Month: Livable Cities.