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Explore AEC Industry Trends with Microsol Resources at Autodesk University 2020

Microsol Resources is exhibiting at Autodesk University (AU) 2020 on November 17-20. Join us at our virtual booth to see the latest architecture, engineering, and construction industry trends and how new digital tools are changing our approach to the built world. There is no cost to attend AU 2020, but registration is required.

There will be live sessions where attendees can join in and listen live to the presentations, ask questions, and interact with presenters. Also, Microsol Resources will be presenting two (2) break-out sessions discussing AEC trends, including:

 

Rhino.Inside.Revit

November 18, 2020 | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Ask the Experts: Optimizing Rhino.Inside Revit

To be an effective designer today, you need tools to quickly develop your designs and accurately communicate them to all project stakeholders. Join Joseph Freund of Microsol Resources and Rhino experts Scott Davidson and Ehsan Iran-Nejad from McNeel Associates to hear more about the Rhino workflow from early design and model exploration refinement and documentation using Revit. During this presentation, you will get a sneak peek into the new ability of the Rhino 7 inside Revit technology, using Grasshopper to extract the geometry of a Revit element, and tips for writing your custom scripts. Our Rhino experts will share new features under development and tips and tricks for a seamless Rhino workflow. It’s an opportunity to bring and ask your questions and learn what’s new! Register Now.

Presenters:
Joseph Freund, AEC Application Specialist | Microsol Resources
Scott Davidson, Business Development | McNeel Associates
Ehsan Iran-Nejad, Architect & Product Developer | McNeel Associates

 

Achieve Seamless Project Collaboration & Storage Using Panzura (Payette)

November 19, 2020 | 9:00am PT | 12:00pm ET

Achieve Seamless Project Collaboration & Storage Using Panzura

Need to optimize data storage management and distribution in the cloud? Join our presentation with Dan Gallivan of Payette and Greg Wesner of Panzura as we discuss innovative cloud storage solutions that combine the flexibility, security and cost benefits of centralized storage. Dan will be sharing how to enable a remote architecture studio work force and support distributed team specially during these times of working from elsewhere. It’s a chance to build your skills, expand your professional network, and get inspired by the new possibilities. Register Now.

Presenters:
Dan Gallivan, Director if Information Technology | Payette
Gregory Wesner, Senior Solutions Architect | Panzura

 

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AIA New York’s Future of Cultural Centers Series Explores New Visions for 21st-Century Museums

The fall 2020 installment of the series will feature five conversations with museum professionals, focusing on how cultural institutions can use this unprecedented moment to adapt to the changing times.

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee, in collaboration with DVDL DD, has launched the second part of the series “The Future of Cultural Centers,” which seeks to explore how arts and cultural institutions can be reimagined to adapt to our changing times. Supported by Microsol Resources, the conversation series will pair cultural forecaster and museum expert David van der Leer of DVDL DD with museum professionals from the US and beyond.

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As the world rapidly changes around us, it is becoming less certain whether old frameworks for the programs of museums will be relevant for tomorrow’s institutions. Changes in technology, along with the challenges of COVID and growing demands for racial and social justice, have forced us to reconsider how we experience and consume art and culture, and how institutions can better foster a sense of inclusion and community. In this series, Van der Leer engages in informal conversations with museum professionals to ask, “What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and programs for existing and new institutions? And ultimately, how does this impact how architects design the museums of the future?”

The first four programs in the fall series will feature critical conversations between Van der Leer and museum leadership:

  • Courtney J. Martin, Yale Center for British Art (October 20)
  • Miranda Massie, The Climate Museum (October 27)
  • Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center (November 10)
  • Estuardo Rodriguez, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (November 17).
  • The series will culminate with a December 1 panel, NextGen Reflections, which invites young museum professionals Naiomy Guerrero, formerly Perez Art Museum; Lisa Kennedy, Museum of Dissent Collective and The Science Museum; and Alice Power, Victoria & Albert Museum, to reflect on and reimagine what’s in store for cultural institutions.

“Museums are notoriously intricate institutions that today have a responsibility and opportunity that goes beyond the care, presentation, and interpretation of objects,” says Van der Leer. “Museums can help us see things differently, help us make sense of an increasingly complex world, and be a true part of everyday life. In our conversation series, we have learned that museum professionals are often stifled by the bureaucracies and frameworks they operate in, but also that so many of them care deeply and that they want to speak up about great ideas for change they have for the field. This series provides exactly that platform for dialogue and innovation.”

“As technology providers, we have supported the design and maintenance backbone of cultural centers for over 30 years; as denizens of the world, we have benefited immeasurably from what they offer to us and our families for even longer,” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “How could Microsol Resources pass up on the incredible opportunity to support these invaluable institutions? We are delighted to be able to be sponsors of such a worthwhile series.”

“The events of the last several months have brought into stark light the shifts and ruptures that our world is undergoing,” says Mercedes Armillas, AIA, Program Director of the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee. “Our cultural centers can play a vital role in helping our communities heal and rebuild. These conversations offer architects the opportunity to hear directly from professionals from a variety of museums and cultural centers about their visions for reframing relationships with communities.”

The fall installment of the series will be followed up by a spring 2021 installment, with themes, speakers, and dates to be announced in the new year. Videos recordings of the complete summer 2020 session are available on the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee page.

To register for the fall 2020 upcoming sessions, you can go here.

 

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The Future of Cultural Centers | Dialogue Series

As the world rapidly changes around us, old frameworks for the development of cultural centers look less and less relevant.

During the Summer and Fall of 2020, AIA New York will look specifically at museums, questioning what would happen if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (spatial) programs for existing and new museums.

 

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What will 21st-century museums be like? Join us for this Fall line-up of conversations as a cultural forecaster and museum expert David van der Leer, Principal of DVDL DD, speaks with museum professionals from around the US and beyond.

Organized by the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and DVDL DD, and sponsored by Microsol Resources.

Argenis Apolinario Photography 2019
Argenis Apolinario Photography 2019

Courtney J. Martin, Yale Center for British Art

Tuesday, 10/20, 12-1pm

The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, encompassing works in a range of media from the fifteenth century to the present. 

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Courtney J. Martin, Director of Yale Center for British ArtThe Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, encompassing works in a range of media from the fifteenth century to the present. It offers exhibitions and programs year-round, including lectures, concerts, films, symposia, tours, and family events.

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Photo: Sari Goodfriend.

Miranda Massie, The Climate Museum

Tuesday, 10/27, 12-1pm

The Climate Museum seeks to inspire action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions. 

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Miranda Massie, Director of The Climate MuseumThe climate crisis is the defining challenge of our time. The Climate Museums seeks to inspire action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions. The Climate Museum is creating a culture for action on climate, inviting people from all walks of life into the conversation, and building a community around just solutions.  

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Uzodinma Iweala, Chief Excecutive Officer, The Africa Center. Photo by Caroline Cuse
Photo by Caroline Cuse

Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center

Tuesday, 11/10, 12-1pm

Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective and shared futures.

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Uzodinma IwealaChief Executive Officer, The Africa Center. The Africa Center provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa. The center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora, and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration and engagement with individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective and shared futures.

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Estuardo Rodriguez, President & CEO, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Estuardo Rodriguez, Museum of the American Latino

Tuesday, 11/17, 12-1pm

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino strives to create a museum in Washington, DC, to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories.

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by Estuardo Rodriguez, Executive Director, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino. The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino strives to create a museum in Washington DC. to educate, inspire, and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories. By highlighting the contributions made by Latino icons, pioneers, and communities to the American way of life we are all better able to truly understand what makes our nation great. The campaign to create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum has been active since 2004. As the largest ethnic group in the nation with arguably the oldest ties to the founding of this nation, we have a compelling case for moving onto the iconic National Mall and joining the many prestigious institutions that welcome the over 30 million tourists and residents each year to present our American story.

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NextGen Reflections

Tuesday, 12/1, 12-1pm

In this week’s installment, Van der Leer will be joined in conversation by young museum professionals from the US and beyond: Naiomy GuerreroIndependent Curator; Lisa KennedyCurator Team Leader, The Science Museum in London; Alice PowerAssistant Curator, V&A Museum, London

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Previous Series Videos

Watch, or re-watch, dialogues from the Summer 2020 installment of the Future of Museums Dialogue Series.

Nico Wheadon, NXTHVN

Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Margriet Schavemaker, Amsterdam Museum

Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Cooper Hewitt

Scott Cooper, Academy of Natural Sciences

Damion L. Thomas, National Museum of African American History and Culture

 

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