Tuesday, Feb 27 at 7:15pm
Presented with AIA of Hampton Roads
BIG TIME The film follows young Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, one of architecture’s biggest stars, during the course of five years, while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too. Bjarke Ingels’ company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers that will replace the Twin Towers. The film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a young genius. (93 mins) big time trailer and website
Introduction by Thom White and Jacob Combee of Work Program Architects in Norfolk.
“Somewhat incredibly, the buildings come to life: Kaspar Astrup Schröder puts Ingels’s remarkable communication skills to work through a series of sketches and chats, and then shows us the finished products.” – Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail
“Director Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s gorgeous film is informed by that same charm and intelligence the way a sailboat is informed by 7 knots of westerly breeze.” – Chris Packham, Village Voice
Mel attended the national AIA Small Firm Roundtable last week in Los Angeles. The meeting was held in the legendary West Hollywood Andaz hotel, and the group worked on preparation for the AIA National convention in Chicago and the development of an AIA app to serve as a resource for small and large firms alike.
Following the AIAHR Hardhat Tour at NSU, the first Young Architects Forum (YAF) social event in Hampton Roads was held in our office. Congratulations to the steering committee led by Corrie Machado of PF&A Design for a successful night with an impressive turnout. The purpose of YAF is to be the voice of recently licensed (up to ten years) Architects and architectural interns and to be a catalyst for progress and action within the AIA. It promotes leadership, mentorship, and fellowship for the future of the profession. WPA is proud to be a supporter of this vital organization, and we’re excited to see it be getting off the ground.
Great turnout last night at the AIA Meet the Architects event. WPA would like to thank all those in attendance and your compliments on our recently expanded studio.