Over 20,000 Expected for National AIA Convention in Miami Beach

From Jun 9th through 12th, 2010.

altThe great architecture of Miami is the centerpiece for the American Institute of Architects 2010 Annual Convention to be held in Miami Beach June 9th through 12th, 2010. Over 20,000 members are expected to flood the area – bringing with them an understanding of our diverse architectural history and contemporary landmarks.

Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) Board member John Forbes is a driving force in the planning and execution of this monumental convention. Like an Army general, John has been hard at work planning the details for months.

MDPL’s team of crack tour guides will be working extra hard with special 2 hour tours of the Art Deco District, the Collins Park/Collins Avenue and the MiMo North Beach area. It is both exciting and an honor for MDPL to be able to share our wonderful tours with such an appreciative audience.

For their hard work on this important project, special thanks to tour manager Jack Johnson and tour guides John Bachay, Jeff Donnelly, Kenn Finkel, Kent Hamrick, Tom Mooney, Marty Mueller, Steve Pynes, Veronika Pozmentier, Lois Randall, Linda Roehrig, and Scott Timm.

To get a full understanding of the scope of the AIA convention, check out their special website at: http://www.aiaconvention.com/AIA2010/public/enter.aspx

Special MDPL/AIA Lecture: “Re-Inventing Miami Beach… Again”

Among the special AIA related events, MDPL will host a photographic talk by noted architect, photographer and MDPL Board member Arthur Marcus. According to Arthur, “Re-Inventing Miami Beach… Again” will focus on “contemporary architecture in Miami Beach and how the tradition of the whimsical beach town aesthetic continues to be re-interpreted anew today.” The talk will be illustrated with dramatic photography from Arthur’s collection.

The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8th at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. An accompanying exhibit of Arthur’s photography, “City Light,” will be open to the public from June 1st through 30th at the Art Deco Welcome Center. Entrance is free to the public.

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