Knoxville Monthly Membership Meeting
January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vines Architecture: Idea Driven Work in the Public Realm with Victor Vines and Bob Thomas
Led by Victor Vines, AIA, and design partner Robert Thomas, AIA, Vines Architecture is an 18 person studio inRaleigh, NC with a particular focus on design excellence and idea driven workin the public realm. Through discussionof their work and process , the presentation will share a methodology andtheory of practice that positions the ideas of design excellence and clientservice as never mutually exclusive. Theprogram will present not just the product or built work, but will focus onprocess and share the strategies used to tackle the unique challenges of design driven work inthe public realm- including multi-stakeholder engagement, managing fixed publicsector budgets, and the critically important role of ‘diagram’ in articulating abstract,conceptual ideas about Program and Site. By focusing on the role of thearchitect, not as a great ‘form-giver’ or aesthete , but rather a creativeinterpreter of the ideals of a community or institution, the talk willdemonstrate the way the firm’s process and model of practice has produced workthat has been recognized with over 40 design awards from the AIA, NOMA and IIDA in just the past 9 years.