Hosted by the ICAA Louisiana Chapter | 6 AIA CES Learning Units|HW | 6 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Building Craft)
Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter for their Fall Foray from October 6 to 8, 2023 to highlight the history and legacy of Classicism through architecture, art, and cultural heritage in Shreveport, Louisiana. This three-day foray will highlight the residential, commercial, and institutional buildings that contributed to the Classical legacy of North Louisiana, and the contribution of Edward F. Neild.
The land bounding “Shreve Town” was sold by the indigenous Caddo Indians in 1835. The founding of Shreveport in 1836 and its development over the next one hundred years set the stage for architect Edward F. Neild and the implementation of Neoclassicism in the city. Today, Shreveport’s historic Neoclassical buildings reflect the spirit of individualism of North Louisiana through music, art, architecture and cultural heritage.
October 6th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm CT: Welcome Soiree (Location TBD)
October 7th, 9:00am - 4:00pm CT: Lecture and Walking/Trolley Tour, meet at Shreveport Regional Arts Council at 8:30am, 801 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 7110.
October 8th, 10:00am - 2:00pm CT: Moving screening and lunch, Meet at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 10:00am, 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109.
Chris Elberson is the Vice President of the ICAA Louisiana Chapter, and is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Architecture from LSU in 1994. Born and raised in the field of design, he follows a family passion for art and the development of the built environment. In over 26 years of professional practice, Chris has led the design of complex projects in a wide range of building types.
As Director of Design for Somdal Associates, he oversees the design of all projects from concept to construction documents, working closely with a team of designers to ensure the consistent quality level that drives his practice. His engaging design process concentrates on first developing a detailed design program for clients including building image and brand goals, program compliance and ultimately physical design drivers.
With a range of experience on many different types of projects, he specializes in healthcare design. Elberson works with regional healthcare providers in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.
Chris is a Past-President of AIA Louisiana and AIA Shreveport and serves as an active professional mentor within the region. Elberson is also passionate about community leadership, serving on several non-profit community boards.
Guy W. Carwile has been a practicing architect in Louisiana since 1985 and is presently architect emeritus following 30 years of active practice. He has been a faculty member at Louisiana Tech University since 1994 and is currently the Ken Hollis College of Liberal Arts Endowed Professor in the School of Design.
Among his academic activities, he has led a number of student documentation teams whose Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) drawings have placed nationally in the Charles E. Peterson Prize competition of the National Park Service. He has contributed to the Society for Commercial Archeology Journal as well as CITE: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston. In March 2016, Karen Kingsley and Guy W. Carwile coauthored The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960 published by LSU Press. In 2020, he was Awarded the Leicester B. Holland Prize for his documentation of the first bus stop shelter on the L.S.U. campus. The Holland Prize, an annual competition open to both students and professionals, recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic site, structure or landscape prepared by an individual or individuals.
Guy W. Carwile began studying the vernacular architecture of Louisiana in 1980 and began studying the architecture of Shreveport (primarily its modern architecture) in 2002. He has co authored a book (with lead author Karen Kingsley) on the Wiener brothers of Shreveport.
Wendy Benscoter is the executive director of Shreveport Common, Inc. 501C3 nonprofit, working in partnership with the City of Shreveport, Louisiana and Shreveport Regional Arts Council to revitalize a blighted historic area to a creative cultural community - Shreveport Common. Wendy joined the Shreveport Common team in 2011 as community liaison and project manager for the nationally awarded Creative Placemaking Vision Plan process and implementation. In 2015, Shreveport Common was voted #1 Community Development Project in the Nation by the National Development Council (NDC). Today, Shreveport Common is considered a national model for Creative Placemaking.
Wendy is an alumna of the University of Texas. She received her Master Practitioner certification in Creative Placemaking from Rutgers University in 2013. After serving as the community liaison for the state of Louisiana Creative Communities Initiative, Wendy joined the adjunct professor team for the Creative Placemaking certificate program offered at OSU, New Hampshire Institute for Art, and most recently, Purdue University Honors College.
Gregory Kallenberg is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Shreveport. Most recently, he directed and produced the Rational Middle of Immigration, an acclaimed series of short films shining a light on immigration in America. He is also the director of The Long Game, a series documenting the massive energy development in West Texas and the impact of the energy sources on the local population and the environment. He also directed the award-winning Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future. Kallenberg is the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities’ 2019 “Champion of Culture” and is a former journalist.
Gregory Kallenger wrote and directed the film “Unexpected Modernism” which will be screened at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The documentary 45-minute film follows the career of two brothers in a story of innovation, education, exploration, modern architecture, and a love of Shreveport.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 15, 2023
Provider Number: G193
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