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107th ACSA Annual Meeting  |  BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era
March 28-30, 2019  |  Pittsburgh, PA
Co-chairs:    Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University
                     Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design
                     Grace La, Harvard University
Host School: Carnegie Mellon University
  
 
   
Below are tours being offered in Pittsburgh. Advanced registration is required & space is limited.

  SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019
 CARRIE FURNACES INDUSTRIAL TOUR  



12:30pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, March 30, 2019  CARRIE FURNACES INDUSTRIAL TOUR $75

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006, Carrie, as it is affectionately known, entices visitors to marvel at the scale and legacy of its industrial might. The guided Industrial Tour highlights the drama of the iron-making process - from the movement of raw materials to the tapping of the furnaces producing fiery molten iron - while sharing the stories of the site's technology, its workers and their culture. Carrie Furnace is typically closed Oct.-May, but Rivers of Steel are opening for ACSA attendees. Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Tour Itinerary
12:30pm    Bus board at Westin Pittsburgh
                  Boxed Lunch (included), Jimmy Johns
1:00pm      Arrive at Carrie Furnaces
                  Guided Tour of Carrie Furnaces
2:00pm      Return to Westin Pittsburgh

            * Travelers should dress for the weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. 

Private Bus & Walking, Lunch Included | Advanced registration is required & space is limited. 
 


  SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019  WRIGHT THIS WAY TOUR  


9:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday, March 31, 2019  WRIGHT THIS WAY TOUR  $175

“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, 1957 

Frank Lloyd Wright created some of the most innovative spaces in the United States during his 70-year career. There are three of his iconic homes in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region – including Fallingwater, which the American Institute of Architects calls the “best all-time work of American architecture.” Set in surroundings of raw natural beauty with mountain ranges, river gorges and diverse flora, this collection of Wright homes inspire a sense of wonder and exploration. 

Polymath Park, where Frank Lloyd Wright’s Duncan House is a demonstration of his Usonian tenets of compression and release. Polymath Park’s natural surroundings are also home to two homes designed by apprentices of Wright, the Balter House and Blum House, both organic to the site. Duncan House, one of FLY's Usonian prefab homes owned by Elizabeth & Donald Duncan in Wisconsin. The house became derelict after the death of Mr. Duncan, and in 2004 it was dismantled and moved to and reconstructed on the 125-acre tract of woodland called Polymath Park. 

Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and Wright’s crowning achievement in organic architecture. Once the summer home of the Kaufmann family, prominent Pittsburgh department store owners, Fallingwater is truly a country hideaway. Anchored into rock formations and built over a stream, the home appears to float over a waterfall, at one with nature. Travelers will have time to explore the grounds, Visitor Center exhibits, and impressively-curated Museum Store before tours begin. 

Tour Itinerary
9:00am    Bus board at Westin Pittsburgh & travel to Polymath Park
10:30am  Arrive at Polymath Park
11:00am  Tour Duncan House
12:00pm  Lunch (included) at Tree Tops Restaurant
1:00pm    Travel to Fallingwater
2:00pm    Visitor Center, Exhibits & Store
2:30pm    Fallingwater Tours
4:30pm    Return Travel
6:00pm    Arrive back at Westin Pittsburgh
* Travelers should dress for the weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. 

Private Bus & Walking, Lunch Included | Advanced registration is required & space is limited. 

 


  
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing, no later than March 6, 2019 to qualify for a refund, less a processing fee of $50 USD. This fee also applies to PayPal purchases. Unpaid purchase orders will be billed at the full rate specified in the order unless cancelled before the deadline; Standard cancellation fees will apply.



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