Resources

This section contains premium content for AAO Members to share organizational Resources, from suggested readings to sample agreements. Summaries are accessible to the public, but Member log-in is required to view or download specific Resources.

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Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we look closely at the major areas of work by A+DEN and consider what more can be done to reach students and teachers of color, and to further diversity our own organizations, including a close look at NOMA’s Project Pipeline initiative.

Organization: 
Kimberly Dowdell, National Organization of Minority Architects
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:57am

Sensing Architecture in Chicago: Developing Tours for Visually Impaired Visitors (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we discuss the beautiful and surprising challenges of interpreting architecture for the visually impaired, as well as many mistaken assumptions we had in welcoming these visitors.

Organization: 
Jen Masengarb, Danish Architecture Centre and Former Director of Research and Interpretation, Chicago Architecture Center; Robin Simon, Chicago Architecture Center Docent
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:55am

Sensing Architecture in Chicago: Developing Tours for Visually Impaired Visitors (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we discuss the beautiful and surprising challenges of interpreting architecture for the visually impaired, as well as many mistaken assumptions we had in welcoming these visitors.

Organization: 
Jen Masengarb, Danish Architecture Centre and Former Director of Research and Interpretation, Chicago Architecture Center; Robin Simon, Chicago Architecture Center Docent
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:55am

Sensing Architecture at Fallingwater: Rethinking the House Museum (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

When the iconic Fallingwater residence was converted to a museum in 1963, Edgar Kaufmann jr. [sic] was enjoying professional success as Curator of Industrial Design at MoMA. Rather than presenting Fallingwater as a traditional house museum employing passive passive forms of interpretation rich in biographical and historical information, Kaufmann jr. preferred the house to be considered as an aesthetic object with an overall goal of helping visitors to gain an understanding of design that is in harmony with nature.

Organization: 
Ashley Andrykovitch, Fallingwater
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:53am

In Search of Sustainable Partnerships (2019 Design Matters Conference)

A pair of case studies from AAO members looks at the formidable challenges connected to partnership development, and establishing terms favorable to your own organization.

Organization: 
Heidi Segall Levy, Community Design Collaborative; Matt Quinn, New London Architecture
Category: 
Public Programs
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:48am

Finding Your Fundraising Style (2019 Design Matters Conference)

Through this case study, participants will discover some useful approaches that can help new and emerging non-profits enter into the fundraising game by using readily-available resources geared toward long-term success with prospective donors.

Organization: 
Jessica A.S. Letaw, Building Matters Ann Arbor; Patricia Berry, Fundraising Consultant
Category: 
Fundraising
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:45am

Changing Climate Communications (2019 Design Matters Conference)

This session unpacks a strategy for uniting disparate cultural organizations, spurring them to action, and sharing data and guidance about climate messaging strategies that cut through to general audiences.

Organization: 
Amy Longsworth, Boston Green Ribbon Commission; William Spitzer, New England Aquarium
Category: 
Governance/Agreements
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:42am

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