Detailed Schedule

Thursday, May 26:

5:30PM-6:45PM Room GOL 3.120

CHSA MEMBERS MEETING (ALL ARE WELCOME!)

6:45PM-8:00PM GOLDSMITH HALL COURTYARD

RECEPTION AT COURTYARD SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE


Tom Peters delivering keynote lecture

Tom Peters delivering keynote lecture

Friday, May 27:

9:00AM-9:15AM  ROOM GOL 3.120

OPENING REMARKS BY DEAN FRITZ STEINER

9:15AM-10:00AM  ROOM GOL 3.120 

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE "AUSTIN: GROWING CITY LIMITS" BY DR. RICHARD CLEARY

Richard Cleary delivering keynote lecture

Richard Cleary delivering keynote lecture


10:00AM-10:15AM  GOLDMSITH LOBBY 

COFFEE BREAK


10:15AM-12:15PM  PAPER SESSIONS:

1 – Prefabrication in North America I

ROOM sut 2.112   CHAIR: Steve Buonopane

  1. “Federalized Prefabrication” Southeast Missouri Farms brings panelization to the public. By Michael O'Brien
  2. Knowledge Transfer: Single Wall Construction and Modern Quest for a one-Component Structure and Enclosure. ByMichael O'Brien and Ahmed K. Ali
  3. Prefab Pipedreams? Selling the Factory-Made House in Postwar America. By Marisa Gomez
  4. San Francisco’s Sunset District: A pre-WWII example of mass-produced light wood framed housing. By Corey Griffin
  5. From Airplanes to Homes: Origin of Plywood Panel Construction in the U.S. By Michele Chiuini

2 – Shells & Spatial Structures I

Room GOL 3.120   CHAIR: Tyler Sprague

  1. “The Key to the Problem is the Section:” Nervi’s Architectura Navale. By Thomas Leslie, Kyle Vansice, Benjamin Kruse
  2. Reinforced concrete shells: maximum constructive expression of the process of technological consolidation of 1900 to 1970 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. By Manuel Roman
  3. Building Technology from Europe to America in Mid-20th. Century: Straight Edge Shells by Félix Candela in Mexico. By Juan Ignacio Del Cueto

3 – Code Theory & Management

ROOM GOL 2.110   CHAIR: Brian Bowen

  1. A Post-Modern Tectonic: Charles Moore's Early Designs with Post and Beam Construction. By Richard Hayes
  2. Arbitrating the Arbitrary: Architects, Contractors, and Their Contractual Relations in the Early 20th Century. By George Johnston
  3. From Architecture came Structural Engineers: Structural Engineering Licensure in Illinois. By Marci Uihlein

12:30PM-1:15PM  LUNCH BREAK


1:15PM-3:30PM  PAPER SESSIONS:

4 – The 19th Century

Room Gol 2.110   CHAIR: Marci Uihlein

  1. Detailing the System: Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge Transfer in Constructing the Crystal Palace. By Eric Bellin
  2. Old Cocoa Plantation Houses built in the lower Guayas river basin during the second cocoa boom. (1880 - 1920). By Claudia Peralta González
  3. A riveting story: development of the hot-riveting technique in iron and steel construction (1840-1940). By Quentin Collete, Ine Wouters 
  4. Technology Transfer from Railway Engineering to Skyscrapers of the Chicago School. By Michele Chiuini
  5. Constructing the New York Tribune Building 1873-1875. By Lee Gray

5 – Spanish Colonial (16th – 18th Centuries)

Room Gol 3.120   CHAIR: Angela Lombardi

  1. The Franciscan Colegio de San Andrés in Quito and the Inter-American Transference of Architectural Forms in the Early Colonial Period. By Susan Webster
  2. The Eighteenth-Century San Antonio Missions: Metrology and Proportions in Spanish Colonial Land Survey and Building Construction. By Shelley Roff
  3. Of Reeds and Clays: Transforming the Walls of Santa Cruz de Lancha, an Eighteenth-Century Jesuit Farm. By Lisa DeLeonardis
  4. Spanish Moorish Ceilings in the New World. By E. Logan Wagner
  5. Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry, 16th Century Ribbed Vaults in Mexico. By Benjamin Ibarra 

6 – Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Room Sut 2.112   CHAIR:  Juan I. del Cueto

  1. Saarinen's War Memorial in Milwaukee: A Case Study. By Royce Earnest
  2. Judith Chafee: Building Culture. By Christopher Domin
  3. Shipshapes:  Structural Plastics and the 1964 New York World’s Fai. By Andrew Cruse

3:30PM-4:00PM  COFFEE BREAK


4:00PM-5:00PM  PAPER SESSIONS:

7 – Pre-Colonial Latin America

Room Gol 3.120  CHAIR:  Benjamin Ibarra

  1. Engineering the Inka Road in the High Andean Mountains. By Cliff Schexnayder
  2. Monolithic construction in Mesoamerica. By María Fernanda López

8 – Community Based Projects

Room Gol 2.110  CHAIR: Kent Diebolt

  1. Do-It-Ourselves: Ikea Hackers and Participatory Building Communities. By Samuel Dodd
  2. sukkah:shalom Building culture through architectural artifice. By Peter Raab

9 – Bridges

Room Sut 2.112   CHAIR: Richard Cleary

  1. Links to a Legacy: Rediscovering Lewis Wernwag’s 1823 Nashville Toll Bridge. By Christopher Marston
  2. Wilhelm Hildenbrand’s Innovative Engineering Works at La Ojuela, Mexico. By William D. Panczner and Stephen G. Buonopane

5:00PM-6:00PM room gol 3.120

KEYNOTE LECTURE "EIFFEL OF PARIS; JENNEY OF CHICAGO; AND THEIR FRENCH ENGINEERING EDUCATION" BY DR. TOM F. PETERS


6:00PM-7:30PM FREEDSMeN's lounge (2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX)

CHSA MEMBERS HAPPY HOUR (ALL ARE WELCOME!)

7:30PM  DINNER (SMALL GROUPS)


Saturday, May 28:

9:00AM-10:00AM ROOM gOL 3.120

KEYNOTE LECTURE "Knowledge transference in the birth of a Colonial Mexican architecture in the 16th century: The monastic temples and the aqueduct of Padre Tembleque." BY DR. ROBERTO MELI


10:00AM-10:15AM  COFFEE BREAK


10:15AM-12:15PM  PAPER SESSIONS:

10 – Shells & Spatial Structures II

Room Gol 3.120   CHAIR:  Tom Leslie

  1. Saarinen’s Seating and Sculptural Shells: The Enduring Influences of Early Furniture Designs. By Rob Whitehead
  2. Typology and construction of lamella systems 1925-1935: an international cross-fertilization. By Michele Chiuini
  3. Restricted Creativity: Jack Christiansen’s Cylindrical Shells (1953-1958). By Tyler Sprague
  4. The Industrial Revolution & Masorny Vaulting: the Decline of the Guastavino Company & the Rise of Eladio Dieste. By Jessica Garcia Fritz and Federico Garcia Lammers

11 – Skin and Guts: Envelope and Mechanical Systems

Room Gol 2.110   CHAIR:  Peter Hilger

  1. Air Conditioning the United Nations Secretariat, New York City, 1947–1950. By Joseph Siry
  2. Collaboration and Competition: Postwar Aluminum Producers and the Spread of Aluminum Cladding Technology. By Tait Johnson
  3. Air Conditioning in Place. By Betsy Frederick-Rothwell
  4. Double Window || Double Wall: Trajectories of Double Skin Construction in North America. By Mary Ben Bonham

12 – Construction Units: Terracotta; Glass & Earth

Room Sut 2.112   CHAIR:  Jeff Beard

  1. The Development of the Architectural Terra Cotta Industry in Chicago: The Letters of William H. Junge, 1876-1920. By Elyse McBride
  2. The Decline of Terra Cotta Building Cladding in the United States during the Early Twentieth Century. By Clifton Fordham
  3. Glass Block as a “Sustainable” Building Material for Building Retail Stores: “Benson & Rixon” Store in Chicago, 1937. By Mehdi Ashayeri Jahan Khanemloo
  4. Culture and Tradition; Transfer of Knowledge in Earthen Architecture in New Mexico.  By Francisco Uvina


12:15PM-12:45PM  CLOSING REMARKS AND CONCLUSIONS


12:45PM-1:30PM  LUNCH


1:30PM-7:00PM  TOURS (CHECK REGISTRATION DESK FOR MEET UP LOCATION):

- Walking Tour of Austin

- Bridges: Transportation; Austin and Immediate Surroundings

- San Antonio Franciscan Missions

- Painted Churches of Texas

- 7:30pm Dinner (Small Groups)


Sunday, May 29:

OPTIONAL TOUR: HILL COUNTRY BRIDGES

Please contact us for more details on this tour


 

Saturday Afternoon Tours

WALKING TOUR OF AUSTIN (included in registration fee)

Join Dr. Richard Cleary on a walking tour exploring Austin’s history through the architecture of The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas State Capitol, and an introduction to the city’s main street, Congress Avenue. This tour will visit the Capitol’s areas closed to regular tours, and we’ll be able to have an inside-out tour of the building from the foundations up to areas of the dome. Tour members will have to be able to handle some fairly tight stairs and catwalks and be able to duck around some low structural features. Almost all of the visit will be in conditioned space. The group will find the building of great interest. It is a transitional structure in many ways: a combination of load-bearing masonry construction (limestone, granite, brick) and iron (cast and wrought), thoughtful strategies for ventilation, a lighting scheme that hedged the bet on gas vs electricity. In this walking tour of Austin you also will hear about the history and legends of this great American city. Visit Austin’s National Landmarks: Texas State Capitol (an Italian Renaissance Revival begun in the 1870s) and the Governors Mansion. Travel down Austin’s main street (Congress Avenue) and get recommendations from locals on where to eat great BBQ and hear the best music!


SAN ANTONIO FRANCISCAN MISSIONS (included in registration fee)

This afternoon tour will offer a visit to the National Park of the Franciscan Missions at San Antonio Texas. These historic landmarks built during the 18th Century have been designated as World Heritage Site within UNESCO’s list. The outstanding craft and elaborate stone carving makes this historic buildings unique in NorthAmerica. The tour will be guided by specialists involved in the restoration and preparation of the nomination dossier submitted to UNESCO. 


PAINTED CHURCHES OF TEXAS (included in registration fee)

This afternoon tour will offer a visit to Central Texas countryside visiting the historic churches also know as The Painted Churches. These buildings near Schulenburg TX reveal the delicate artistry of Czech and German immigrants to this Texan region. Exuberant decorations characterize this historic structures as an example of the cultural transference that took place during the 19th-century. The tour will be guided by local historians.   


Austin BRIDGES (INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)

Transportation, Austin and immediate surroundings  (included in registration fee)
This tour will offer an afternoon visit to three innovative wire-supported structures. These bridges are Central Texas transportation landmarks: a multilevel Post-Modernist interchange, a suspended-deck arch bridge, and a fin-back bridge. Co-lead by a retired TxDOT senior bridge engineer and a TxDOT bridge historian.


Hill Country Tour (optional and not included in registration fee)

This day-long tour is scheduled for Sunday May 29th. The tour attendees will visit several notable bridges including an extremely rare concrete truss, a rehabilitated suspension bridge constructed by an important Texas builder, and a fin-back. Along the way we will see a sweeping landscape made legendary by Chester Nimitz, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert E Lee. Tour includes Texas-style BBQ for lunch and dinner at a microbrewery specializing in German food (at attendee expense). Please notice that this tour is not included within the registration fee and although is offered for the Meeting attendees, the CHSA is not involved in the organization. If you are interested in this tour please send us an inquiry here we will contact you directly and provide more information about this tour 

 


Registration for tours will be first come first serve at the meeting registration table. Register now and save your spot on the tour of your preference!