How We Spent Our Summer Vacation
AiP volunteers scraped, painted, puttied, and plastered and, oh yeah, met new friends, explored historic sites, and even learned something. Some of them ended up on the evening news! What did you do?
The Obergh family from Long Island showed up for the fun in New Castle, Delaware to help restore the Bellanca Air Service Hangar. In the Bronx, repeat volunteers Bob Pietropaoli and his wife, who had helped document a vineyard cottage in Slovenia, tackled wood shutters at the Bartow-Pell Mansion. And in Gloucester, Virginia, volunteers celebrated with a pool party and bottle of champagne after leaving their initials on the putty of newly glazed windows at the Edge Hill Service Station.
Tell us how you spent your summer vacation - essay format not required! - on our Facebook page. We’d love to know!
With wonderful AiP prizes at stake, our inbox was graced with a number of beautiful images and well-told stories… Decisions, decisions! Though we sure do know our architecture, we’re no experts in photography. Luckily, Raul J. Garcia offered us his time and talent.
With his keen eye, Raul is reviewing and selecting our top three photographers and prize winners! Stay tuned to see the results and for a closer look at buildings that have captured hearts around the world. Winners will be announced on our blog and via Facebook and Twitter September 20. Stay tuned!Meet Our Esteemed Contest Judge
Raul J. Garcia, a Colorado-based architectural photographer, studied photography and painting at the California College of the Arts & Northern Arizona University. Originally a painter/printmaker, his obsession with the art of photography began in the darkroom, while watching his photographs take shape.
A few years later, Garcia’s passion for architectural photography was born. “For me photography is a vehicle, to explore and appreciate the relationships between light, elements of nature, and the human interaction with the built environment and the world.” Bio courtesy Kelly RushConference Calendar
Frank Lloyd Wright And The East Coast - September 21-25, 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools - October 5, 2011 - Baker City, Oregon, USA
Heritage on the Edge: Sustaining Buildings, Landscapes and Communities - October 11-16, 2011 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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