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All You Can Eat: Event Opening and Panel Discussion

October 23, 2009
What is Cleveland’s recommended daily intake of architecture? Let’s exceed it…
All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Architectural Ideas for Cleveland
For immediate release – Cleveland Ohio
The organizers of an upcoming exhibition at the Sculpture Center, titled All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Architectural
Ideas, are pleased to announce the show’s opening event, to be held Friday, October 30th from 5-10PM and
Saturday, October 31st from Noon-5PM. All You Can Eat is a collective exhibition of architectural ideas for
vacant sites in Cleveland, Ohio. If Cleveland has a surplus of anything it’s vacant land, and the organizers have
faith that others, like them, have favorite sites around the city upon which they’d love to unleash their new (or
old) tricks. This exhibition hopes to provide the impetus and opportunity for many to unleash said tricks in a
publicly visible way. Friday’s event will feature a buffet of tasty treats for both your stomach and your intellect. As
well, DJ Jose Alberto Luna will be providing audio treats for your ears of his own creation throughout the
evening.
All You Can Eat is not intended to generate “shovel-ready” proposals but to instigate dialogue; it is a forum to
encourage the development of new concepts both aesthetic and programmatic. The organizers charge
participants with being as outlandish and uncompromising as they can be.
The organizers would also like to announce the lineup for a panel discussion to be held Saturday at 3PM,
moderated by Michael Abrahamson of POST, including
Julia Christensen is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Big Box Reuse (MIT Press), which is about the
reuse of abandoned big box buildings in the United States. She is the Henry Luce Visiting Professor of the
Emerging Arts at Oberlin College. Ms. Christensen lectures widely about urban design, the future of the built
environment, and the impact of vacated commercial real estate. She is invited to speak by universities, real
estate corporations, city councils, community groups, and more; she is also asked to consult on reuse projects
across the country. Ms. Christensen is the founder and leader of The Big Box Reuse Group, LLC, a consulting
firm that draws on her experience documenting and analyzing dozens of reclaimed commercial real estate sites
nationwide. Her photography, video, architectural installation, and new media art work has shown internationally,
at venues such as the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lincoln Center.
Piet Van Dijk, FAIA is an immigrant from the Netherlands. He served two years in the US Army and has a
Masters Degree from MIT. He also was a Fulbright scholar to Italy. Van Dijk worked for four years with Eero
Saarinen and Associates in Michigan. He came to Cleveland in 1961 to design the Celebreeze Federal Building
and became a partner in the Cleveland firm that is now Westlake Reed Leskosky.
Van Dijk has been responsible for the design of dozens of buildings including hospitals, offices, and universities.
He has especially enjoyed designing projects for the performing arts such as Blossom Music Center, The Denver
Arts Center, and the CSU Music building. He also designed CSU’s physical education building featuring an
Olympic sized pool. A world champion Masters Swimmer, Piet has also received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal and
the Cleveland Arts Prize.
Marc Ciccarelli, AIA serves as a principal partner for studioTECHNE|architects, responsible for project and firm
management, planning, design, project research and client development. He works directly with clients during
Programming and Design, providing innovative solutions in a collaborative approach to preserve the unique
goals and characteristics of each client. He believes the best design solutions arrive from an interactive dialog of
ideas and information, which allows for rational design solutions and effective decisions relating to budget and
schedule. The firm’s dedication to exceptionally designed environments is rooted in the belief that the buildings
constructed for our clients exist in a context and must positively effect the environment in which they exist.
Additionally, the built environment has an enormous impact on the social and physical places we inhabit. Owing
to this, Marc leads the office research efforts on sustainability, education and the built environment, and lectures
to groups and boards across the country on human interaction in built and perceptual space.
Sally L. Levine, AIA, principal of Levine Architecture & Design, Ltd., is an architect, educator and artist. When
she moved back to Cleveland in 2001, Sally brought her practice to Cleveland as Levine Architecture & Design,
Ltd., a multi-disciplinary architecture studio that approaches its work from a human-centered perspective.
Currently, Sally is a lecturer teaching a two-semester architectural studio sequence at Case Western Reserve
University, and she is a visiting faculty associate in the University’s Center for Health and Aging. In addition, she
is a lecturer at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin School of Planning Master’s Program teaching the urban design
seminar. With colleague David Ellison, AIA, Sally has organized three architecture exhibits for Cleveland’s
Ingenuity Festivals, and she has created a nationally traveling exhibit called Palladio’s Sister. Sally’s own
artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits from San Francisco to Milan, Italy. She has lectured
throughout the US and in France and Spain.
Marc Manack is an Architect born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Since 2001, Manack has been an Architect with
Robert Maschke Architects in Cleveland, Ohio where he has been responsible for the design and realization of
numerous award winning projects. In 2006, Manack co-founded SILO AR+D (pronounced R+D) to explore
architectural projects with an approach that is experimental without being ostentatious. Manack has taught
design studios at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design and currently teaches
at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.
Matthew Setzekorn, PE, CBCP, LEED® AP, is Director of Sustainable Engineering at Integrated Engineering
Consultants, Inc. He is a member of the Northeast Ohio USGBC High Performance Building Committee and an
active participant in multiple LEED projects as the Engineer of Record and also the Commissioning Authority.
Matthew is also a lecturer in Environmental Technology at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
of Kent State University.
Panel moderator Michael Abrahamson is a designer and critic currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the
very first graduate in architectural criticism from the Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and
received a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Kent State University. He has published criticism
in trace and Log in addition to maintaining a polytropic web log, Critic Under the Influence. His collaborative
design work has been exhibited at 1point618 gallery in Cleveland, and, with Theodore Ferringer and Jeremy
Smith, has organized the All You Can Eat exhibition.
***
Thank you for your interest and participation. We are excited by the enthusiasm generated in response to the
call for entries and hope to see all of you at the opening of All You Can Eat, A Buffet of Architectural Ideas
for Cleveland, Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st at The Sculpture Center’s Euclid Avenue Gallery.
Post would like to offer our sincere thanks to the event’s sponsors, Colliers Ostendorf-Morris, Studio|Techne
Architects, Pabst Brewery, and The Sculpture Center for their help in making this event possible.
Sincerely,
POST

What is Cleveland’s recommended daily intake of architecture? Let’s exceed it…

All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Architectural Ideas for Cleveland

For immediate release – Cleveland Ohio

Friday, October 30, 5-10 PM
Saturday, October 31, noon – 5 PM
Roundtable Conversation on Saturday at 3 PM

ONE WEEKEND EUCLID AVENUE GALLERY ONLY

The organizers of an upcoming exhibition at the Sculpture Center, titled All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Architectural Ideas, are pleased to announce the show’s opening event, to be held Friday, October 30th from 5-10PM and Saturday, October 31st from Noon-5PM. All You Can Eat is a collective exhibition of architectural ideas for vacant sites in Cleveland, Ohio. If Cleveland has a surplus of anything it’s vacant land, and the organizers have faith that others, like them, have favorite sites around the city upon which they’d love to unleash their new (or old) tricks. This exhibition hopes to provide the impetus and opportunity for many to unleash said tricks in a publicly visible way. Friday’s event will feature a buffet of tasty treats for both your stomach and your intellect. As well, DJ Jose Alberto Luna will be providing audio treats for your ears of his own creation throughout Friday evening.

All You Can Eat is not intended to generate “shovel-ready” proposals but to instigate dialogue; it is a forum to encourage the development of new concepts both aesthetic and programmatic. The organizers charge participants with being as outlandish and uncompromising as they can be.

The organizers would also like to announce the lineup for a panel discussion to be held Saturday at 3PM, moderated by Michael Abrahamson of POST, including:

Julia Christensen is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Big Box Reuse (MIT Press), which is about the reuse of abandoned big box buildings in the United States. She is the Henry Luce Visiting Professor of the Emerging Arts at Oberlin College. Ms. Christensen lectures widely about urban design, the future of the built environment, and the impact of vacated commercial real estate. She is invited to speak by universities, real estate corporations, city councils, community groups, and more; she is also asked to consult on reuse projects across the country. Ms. Christensen is the founder and leader of The Big Box Reuse Group, LLC, a consulting firm that draws on her experience documenting and analyzing dozens of reclaimed commercial real estate sites nationwide. Her photography, video, architectural installation, and new media art work has shown internationally, at venues such as the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lincoln Center.

Piet Van Dijk, FAIA, is an immigrant from the Netherlands. He served two years in the US Army and has a Masters Degree from MIT. He also was a Fulbright scholar to Italy. Van Dijk worked for four years with Eero Saarinen and Associates in Michigan. He came to Cleveland in 1961 to design the Celebreeze Federal Building and became a partner in the Cleveland firm that is now Westlake Reed Leskosky. Van Dijk has been responsible for the design of dozens of buildings including hospitals, offices, and universities. He has especially enjoyed designing projects for the performing arts such as Blossom Music Center, The Denver Arts Center, and the CSU Music building. He also designed CSU’s physical education building featuring an Olympic sized pool. A world champion Masters Swimmer, Piet has also received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal and the Cleveland Arts Prize.

Marc Ciccarelli, AIA serves as a principal partner for studioTECHNE|architects, responsible for project and firm management, planning, design, project research and client development. He works directly with clients during Programming and Design, providing innovative solutions in a collaborative approach to preserve the unique goals and characteristics of each client. He believes the best design solutions arrive from an interactive dialog of ideas and information, which allows for rational design solutions and effective decisions relating to budget and schedule. The firm’s dedication to exceptionally designed environments is rooted in the belief that the buildings constructed for our clients exist in a context and must positively effect the environment in which they exist. Additionally, the built environment has an enormous impact on the social and physical places we inhabit. Owing to this, Marc leads the office research efforts on sustainability, education and the built environment, and lectures to groups and boards across the country on human interaction in built and perceptual space.

Sally L. Levine, AIA, principal of Levine Architecture & Design, Ltd., is an architect, educator and artist. When she moved back to Cleveland in 2001, Sally brought her practice to Cleveland as Levine Architecture & Design, Ltd., a multi-disciplinary architecture studio that approaches its work from a human-centered perspective. Currently, Sally is a lecturer teaching a two-semester architectural studio sequence at Case Western Reserve University, and she is a visiting faculty associate in the University’s Center for Health and Aging.  In addition, she is a lecturer at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin School of Planning Master’s Program teaching the urban design seminar.   With colleague David Ellison, AIA, Sally has organized three architecture exhibits for Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festivals, and she has created a nationally traveling exhibit called Palladio’s Sister.  Sally’s own artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits from San Francisco to Milan, Italy.  She has lectured throughout the US and in France and Spain.

Marc Manack is an Architect born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Since 2001, Manack has been an Architect with Robert Maschke Architects in Cleveland, Ohio where he has been responsible for the design and realization of numerous award winning projects. In 2006, Manack co-founded SILO AR+D (pronounced R+D) to explore architectural projects with an approach that is experimental without being ostentatious. Manack has taught design studios at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design and currently teaches at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.

Matthew Setzekorn, PE, CBCP, LEED® AP, is Director of Sustainable Engineering at Integrated Engineering Consultants, Inc. He is a member of the Northeast Ohio USGBC High Performance Building Committee and an active participant in multiple LEED projects as the Engineer of Record and also the Commissioning Authority. Matthew is also a lecturer in Environmental Technology at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design of Kent State University.

Panel moderator Michael Abrahamson is a designer and critic currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the very first graduate in architectural criticism from the Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and received a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Kent State University. He has published criticism in trace and Log in addition to maintaining a polytropic web log, Critic Under the Influence. His collaborative design work has been exhibited at 1point618 gallery in Cleveland, and, with Theodore Ferringer and Jeremy Smith, has organized the All You Can Eat exhibition.

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