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Music + Architecture: Private Collection Poster Show, Music Venue Design Discussion Panel


Join the American Institute of Architects Birmingham chapter (AIA Birmingham) and the Alabama Center for Architecture (ACFA) as we start 2016 off with a song by celebrating the connection between architecture and music. Through partnerships with Davis Architects, Create Birmingham, Hunter’s Cleaners, Weld for Birmingham, Saturn and Dave’s Pizza, we are excited to bring you two events this January that will explore the relationship between the rhythm, harmony, proportion and acoustics found in both architecture and music.

Music Poster Show Exhibit

On Thursday, January 14 from 6-8 p.m., the ACFA will host an opening reception for the Music Poster Show Exhibit. Hand-selected by local music-lovers, these show posters are curated from private collections spanning from a 1969 Rolling Stones Poster to more recent Grateful Dead, Phish, Wide Spread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Ben Harper, MOE, BB King, Galactic, Jefferson Airplane, The Black Keys, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, Bob Dylan, Lumineers, Keller Williams and so many more. Music venue projects designed by Davis Architects will be on exhibit as well. The reception will be held at the ACFA (109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South), and there is a $5 suggested donation for beer and appetizers. The Music Poster Show Exhibit will be on display at the ACFA through February 19.

Owner/Artist Discussion Panel

On Tuesday, January 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., AIA Birmingham will host a panel discussion at Saturn (200 41st St. South) featuring venue design rock stars— some of Birmingham’s best known designers, musicians and venue owners. Designers want to hear what musicians, artist hospitality representatives, venue owners and the users want in a venue because good design is the key to a profitable venue. Other topics will include client concept of various music venues, acoustics, safety & security, musician and performer experience and form/function. The cost for the event is $15 and includes lunch. RSVP to Kathryn Moore at kathryn@aiabham.orgor 205-322-4386 by January 15.

Neil Davis, AIA, President of Davis Architecture

A 1976 Auburn University graduate, Davis serves as the President of Davis Architects. He has designed numerous music venues and concert halls, such as Samford Brock Recital Hall, Samford Wright Center, Samford Harrison Theatre, Alys Stephens Center, WorkPlay, Auburn University Telfair Peet Black Box Theater, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Montevallo University Parnell Library Theatre, the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., and numerous high school auditoriums, choral rooms and band rooms.


Brian Teasley, Owner of Saturn and Satellite

Teasley is a musician, writer, record dealer, concert promoter and currently the owner of Saturn and The Satellite in Avondale. He studied communications at Auburn University, has owned recording studios across the southeast and has been a member of several bands, including Man or Astro-Man?, The Boster and Servotron, Japancakes, St. Vincent, Tyro, Watts, The Mono Men, Har Mar Superstar, the Vue and The Polyphonic Spree. He helped open Bottletree Café in 2006 and opened the Saturn venue and The Satellite coffee shop in nearby Avondale in 2014.

Sean Price, Guitarist for ERRA

Sean Price, a Birmingham native, is a professional touring musician with rock band ERRA, signed to Sumerian Records and managed by Royal Division. He is endorsed by companies such as Ibanez Guitars and EMG Pickups. He played music all throughout his younger years including marching band and jazz band at Homewood High School. He played in various projects growing up such as Romagna and Alserene. Price joined ERRA in 2013 and has since been touring full time across the US, Canada and Japan.

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