January 17, 2015 through February 26, 2015 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit
The Huron Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrates its 50th anniversary with this exhibit of 50 buildings that helped shape our community and 50 ideas for the future.
“50 Ideas for the Future,” showcases community-inspired designs for the future. The Chapter members have been conducting a year-long program of gathering public input about what people would like to see in various public open spaces like the Kerrytown lot and Liberty Plaza. This was inspired by the public work of Candy Chang and her "I wish this was a..." series. The exhibition displays some of the cards that captured the public's thoughts and ideas for these spaces. In addition, the Chapter followed up with a public charrette that consolidated some of these thoughts. Architects led a number of groups to help teams give forms and shapes to the ideas. The exhibition also displays the results of the charrette.
“50 buildings that helped shape our community” showcases 50 significant buildings throughout the five county membership region: Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties. These buildings and a list of their architects, history, and significant notes about the buildings have been placed in an app called "Field Trip". This app alerts you to the fact that you are in proximity to one of the buildings and you can stop, look and read a brief paragraph.