Thank You!

A+D Film Series THANK YOU

Thanks to all of our sponsors, collaborators, and attendees for your continued support of Season 2 of the Architecture and Design Film Series. Your energy and commitment is instrumental in bringing life to this fun and engaging community event! We welcome any suggestions you may have as we plan Season 3 this summer and look forward to seeing you at the first film this September.

All the best,

Karen Frost
Lynda McIntyre
Andrew Chardain


IMAG2566Thanks to everyone who came out to the screening of Microtopia and lecture by guest speaker Keith Moskow. This was a very popular event and are appreciative to all for accommodating the over sized crowd! We look forward to the second half of season two kicking off with First Person Singular: I.M. Pei in January. Also, thank you to Seven Days and Amy Lilly for their publication preceding the event. Click the image below to link to the article.

Microtopia 7Days post

GUEST | Keith Moskow, FAIA

Ice Chimes 2

We are excited to announce that architect Keith Moskow, FAIA, of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, MA will be a guest speaker at the upcoming screening of Microtopia on Tuesday December 16th. Keith creates finely detailed buildings attuned to their environment, envisions small scale urban interventions for better city living and writes books on architectural design to educate the profession and public at large.

Keith’s talk titled “Swamp Hut, Ice Chime and Rural Interventions” will focus on rural projects built as part of his Studio North program in Norwich, VT, as well as an 800 square foot home entirely heated and cooled by passive solar means and a two story tower built in downtown Boston for the sole purpose of making enormous icicles.

The reception will begin at 6:00, lecture at 6:30, and screening at 7:00.


CompiiledA big thanks to Patrick Branstetter from us and all who attended Tuesday night’s screening of Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037. Patrick shared interesting information about the history of the Steinway while exhibiting some old parts and tools from his practice at the Village Piano Shop. Guests were able to see first hand some of the intricately detailed and beautifully crafted pieces that were featured in the film.

GUEST | Patrick Branstetter

The Village Piano ShopWe are excited to announce that Patrick Branstetter will be a guest at next weeks upcoming screening of Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037. Patrick studied Piano Technology at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, the oldest trade school in the United States, and has restored seven Steinway Pianos ranging in age from 1887 to 1946. He is the proprietor of The Village Piano Shop in White River Junction, VT.

According to Patrick, “The Steinway Piano is under about 40,000 pounds of tension and has around 10,000 moving parts.” In addition to the screening, he will bring some parts of the piano to share during the reception such as tuning pins, bass strings, and moving action parts, and will share his knowledge of these complex instruments that continue to be built in Astoria, Queens, NY to this day.

LECTURE | Michael Wisniewski, AIA

2014_Roland Batten PosterWe’re excited to spread the word about the 15th annual Roland Batten Lecture on Architecture and Design. This event is sponsored by the Roland Batten Memorial Fund, TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, the UVM Visiting Artists Lecture Series and hosted by UVM.

A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE: Our Adventures In Architecture For The Not So Priveleged will be presented by local architect Michael Wisniewski, AIA, of Duncan Wisniewski Architecture in Burlington, VT.  About the lecture:

Page through the history of architecture and you will be thrilled and dazzled by public structures and spaces as well as palatial mansions for the privileged and powerful but you won’t find much about housing for regular people.

After a brief look at multifamily housing in recent history, we will tour a series of exceedingly modest buildings and neighborhoods completed or on the drawing boards. We will explore the economic and permitting forces that shape and constrain design in the non-profit world. We have slowly learned some things but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of angst over not being able to do more.

The title is taken from a short story by Ernest Hemingway.