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December events at the VA Center for Architecture


Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Tour
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 2-3 p.m.
Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Virginia Center for Architecture. Visit the Center?s most magnificent rooms, including the rarely-opened second and third floors of this Monument Avenue historic site. Learn about the Tudor Revival design and how the Branch family, the original owners who commissioned the house, spent their Christmases in this architectural wonder. $10; $8 VCA members and students (children under 10 are free). Pre-registration required by calling (804) 644-3041, ext. 105, or register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vgjdpeeab&oeidk=a07e5cvvcdfe4ded240

Ultimate Gingerbread Construction
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 2-4 p.m.
Spice up your holidays! Join Chef Tammy Brawley, ownerof The Green Kitchen and Culinary Manager of Sur la table, for an exploration of holiday gingerbread. Indulge in things sweet and gingery and discover tips for using ginger in your holiday concoctions. Kids of all ages can design their own gingerbread house to take home ($5 materials fee). Build the ultimate gingerbread house with a Sur la table Gingerhaus? Ultimate Gingerbread House Kit ($20 materials fee). Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email to aliguori@aiava.org or by calling (804) 644-3041, ext. 100, or register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5cvyv9n2339f2cb&llr=vgjdpeeab

Design Bites: Thomas Jefferson: American Architect
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 noon-1 p.m.
Join us for our monthly brown-bag lunch lecture series. Take a look at Jefferson’s architectural environment during his early years growing up in Colonial Virginia. Explore his other “revolution” to develop a new architectural style befitting the new Republic. Particular attention is paid to Jefferson’s first and last great public architectural projects ? the Virginia State Capitol and the Central Grounds at the University of Virginia. Free. Space is limited. RSVP to aliguori@aiava.org or (804) 644-3041, ext. 100 to secure your space today, or register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5cwapse2e259ab3&llr=vgjdpeeab
Speaker: James E. Wootton, Executive Director, Capitol Square Preservation Council

Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Tour
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 2-3 p.m.
Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Virginia Center for Architecture. Visit the Center?s most magnificent rooms, including the rarely-opened second and third floors of this Monument Avenue historic site. Learn about the Tudor Revival design and how the Branch family, the original owners who commissioned the house, spent their Christmases in this architectural wonder. $10; $8 VCA members and students (children under 10 are free). Pre-registration required by calling (804) 644-3041, ext. 105, or register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vgjdpeeab&oeidk=a07e5cvvcf667593477

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