SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 4, 2014—Exceptional architecture in the Springfield area, as recognized by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will be featured Nov. 7 through 22 at the Drury on C-Street Gallery, 233 E. Commercial St.
The exhibit is titled “Design Matters SGF” and it will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. The reception will include live music by the Drury Jazz Combo, a cash bar and food by Café Cusco. Viewing hours at the gallery after the opening reception will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 8 and 22.
Every two years the Springfield Chapter of the AIA holds a reception and design awards program to recognize exceptional architecture in the community. Promoting the role and value of exceptional architecture to the public is part of AIA Springfield’s mission. A jury of architectural professionals and a separate public jury choose the honorees.
The 2014 professional jury was headed by Carlos Jiménez, a distinguished Architect and Professor at Rice University. The public jury consisted of Nancy Chickaraishi, Drury Hammons School of Architecture; Jonathan Gano, City of Springfield Public Works; Nick Nelson, Springfield Art Museum Director; Chris Rozier, Chamber of Commerce; Ryan Allison, Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Jason Graf, Crowdit, Inc.
A closing reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, and will feature a Creative Conversation focusing on advancing design in the Springfield area. The facilitator will be Robert Weddle, Professor and Interim Director at Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture.
The exhibition is presented by AIA Springfield, the Hammons School of Architecture and the Drury on C-Street Gallery. For more information, call (417) 873-6359 or visit Drury on C-Street’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DruryCStreet.
Photo Credit: Dewey Short Visitor Center in Branson, Mo., by Mike Hughes Architects
About Drury on C-Street
The Drury on C-Street Project is an initiative by Drury University, in partnership with other local organizations, to establish a Drury Center on Commercial Street. This center includes an art gallery, a business resource center, space for weaving looms, architecture classroom, and a multi-use area for additional classes and seminars. The Drury on C-Street Gallery is a professional, student-run gallery featuring emerging and established artists. The Gallery aims to inspire and enrich the community through a diverse, quality experience; and strives to create and maintain strong local partnerships.