Latinos in Architecture Symposium

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Architecture, Art, Cuisine, Music, and Language

This year's symposium honors the beautiful architecture, culture, food and wine of Argentina.

Online registration for Noche Argentina is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
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September 30, 2021
5:30 PM
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Latinos in Architecture

This year's symposium honors the beautiful architecture, culture, food and wine of Argentina. Speakers include Fernando Brave, FAIA (Brave/Architecture, Houston); Victoria Goldstein, AIA (VG Studio, Houston), Marcela González Veloz (Oficio Taller, Mexico City); Gabriela Etchegaray (Ambrosi Etchegaray, Mexico City); María Inés Sicardi (Sicardi|Ayers|Bacino Gallery, Houston); Sebastian Abraham (Patagonia Grill); Sergio and Carolina Weitzman (SERCA wines); and Mauro Marcone (Tango Dancer). A portion of the sympoisum benfit the Latinos in Architecture Collegiate Scholarship and Mentorship Program

September 29 - October 1, 2021
Registration opens Friday, August 27 . Online registration closes Monday, September 27. 

Symposium Ticket (includes all events) - $50.00 General Admission / $25 Student 
Argentinian Soirée  - $10.00 General Admission / $5 Student
Noche Argentina - $50 in advance / $60 at the door / $25 Student in advance
A New Generation of Latin Women Architects - $10.00 General Admission / $5 Student

Sponsorship Opportunties:
A portion from the symposium benfit the Latinos in Architecture Collegiate Scholarship and Mentorship Program.
Information about becoming a sponsor can be found here.

Symposium Schedule:

Wednesday, September 29, 5:30pm
Argentinian Soirée with María Inés Sicardi and Victoria Goldstein, AIA
Sicardi Ayers Bacino, 1506 W. Alabama St, 77006

María Inés Sicardi, founding partner and director, will give a gallery overview and present the work of Gustavo Díaz, an Argentine artist who lives and works in Texas.  Díaz’s drawings investigate the behavior of complex systems and explore connections between disparate but related theories, seeking a balance between scientific concepts and poetic vision.

Victoria Goldstein, AIA will discuss her journey and practice, VG Studio based in Houston. VG Studio is a highly collaborative firm, working with architects, designers, and engineers internationally on projects ranging from parks to ‘petit residential architecture’. Selected projects include spectator and art spaces for the Downtown Jamail Skatepark in the Eleanor Tinsley Park, the “Tiny House” just outside of Downtown, and the Werner Center Art Gate in Los Angeles. Victoria is currently teaching at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston.

Thursday, September 30, 5:30pm
Noche Argentina
Architecture Center Houston, 902 Commerce St, 77002

Latinos in Architecture invites you to Noche Argentina, an evening celebrating the history and culture of this wonderful country. Fernando Brave, FAIA, architect and University of Houston professor, will take us on an Argentinean journey ranging from its geography to its history, and from its diverse culture to its rich architecture. Fernando Brave will introduce us to his native country of Argentina. Sebastian Abraham, executive Chef and owner of Patagonia Grill will present traditional dishes of the regions of the country, from Buenos Aires and Catamarca to Patagonia and Mendoza. Sergio and Carolina Weitzman, president of SERCA wines, will take us to a journey of wine making in Argentina and share his secrets of making a great Malbec wine. Finally, we will end the evening with Tango, Mauro Marcone and his partner will delight us with their sensual dance and magically synchronized movements. Join us and taste a sample menu from Patagonia Grill, enjoy wines from Serca wines and learn about the Argentinean culture.
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Friday, October 1, noon
A New Generation of Latin Women Architects:
in conversation with Gabriela Etchegaray and Marcela González Veloz
via Zoom