Residential Design

VOL4 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Summer Camp for Residential Architects BY MARY CERRONE, AIA CRAN CHAIR The end of summer means different things to different people. For many, it is a farewell to extra daylight, porch time, and family trips. For some, it is relief from 24/7 kids. But for AIA CRAN, it means our annual symposium. I like to think of the symposium as summer camp for residential architects— four days shared with familiar and new friends, packed with educational sessions, home tours, product and service show- case booths, cocktail receptions, dinners, and everything in between. As this year's CRAN Chair (head camp counselor), I am thrilled to invite you to join us Sept. 11-15 at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Valley Ho is a 1956 midcen- tury modern hotel, located in "Old Scottsdale." Both historic and modern, this hotel and spa is a classic example of the desert oasis midcentury vibe. Pre-symposium activities commence Wednesday evening with a welcome reception centered on a screen presentation of CRAN component news, activities, and images of members' work. This is a great opportunity for component leaders to learn what other groups are up to, exchange best practices, and compare notes on "what I learned in school last year." Pre-symposium activities resume first thing Thursday morning with a tour of nearby Arcosanti. Here we will explore the concept of "arcology," architecture + ecology, as envisioned by its creator, Paolo Soleri. In addition to touring the community, we will visit the planning office, see current construction, and learn about future design development with models and drawings. Established in 1970, Arcosanti remains relevant as it grapples with the real-world issues of pedestrian-scaled urban design, resource management, and consumption. Campers should remember to bring their sun- screen and to hydrate! The official symposium kickoff takes place Thursday after- noon. After we settle down into our seats, we will open with Scottsdale architect Thamarit Suchart, AIA, of Chen+Suchart Studio, whose residential work has won several AIA Arizona awards. He will be followed by Arizona State University's senior sustainability scientist, architect, and urban designer Duke Reiter, FAIA. He will discuss how his studio is using the challenging environment of the Southwest as a laboratory for resilience strategies. Thursday's sessions conclude with a presentation by Brian Gaudio, Assoc. AIA, a documentary filmmaker, architect, scholar, and CEO of Module, a startup that designs and builds adaptable, modular housing solutions. Then, we are free to play. Friday's sessions include an equally diverse array of presentations. We will begin with landscape architect and founding director of the University of New Mexico Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, Chris Wilson, who will discuss "Landscape/Grounding Residential Design in the Southwest: Vernacular, Revival, and Modern." Cade Hayes, AIA, and Jesus Robles, Assoc. AIA, of the multidisciplinary firm DUST will present their work, followed by Lake/Flato's sustainability director Heather Holdridge, Assoc. AIA, who will discuss "Toward 2030: Integrating High Performance With Design." Mark LaLiberte will then lead a panel discus- sion among three pairs of architects and builders who have Photo: Courtesy Westroc Hospitality This year's Custom Residential Architects Network Symposium takes places at the swanky, restored 1956 Hotel Valley Ho. 27 VOL. 4, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM AIA CRAN

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