An Invitation To The Committee on Historic Resources To Visit Japan With COD

You are all invited to attend the Committee on Design Conference in Japan this November.  If Japan has been on your bucket list, this is a great way to see the best-of-the-best architecture in a short time.  The conference has been planned by our colleagues in the Pacific Northwest along with their extensive contacts in Japan.

The conference registration is open and the information for the event can be accessed through

Specific highlights of the conference you might be interested in include:

  1. 10.5 AIA CES (10.5HSW)NWPR Portion,  21.5 AIA CES (9.5HSW, 3SD) COD Portion
  2. A keynote talk by 2011 AIA Gold Medal recipient, Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA
  3. A visit to the Meiji Village, an open air museum highlighting Japanese architecture of the Meiji period (1868-1912)
  4. A visit to the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum of 30 farmhouses illustrating traditional architectural styles.
  5. A visit to Kenrokuen, one of the three best gardens in Japan.

Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA

Meiji Village

Hida Folk Village

Kenrokuen Garden

Speaking from experience, these conferences are extremely well organized and full of constant inspiration.  Your batteries will be recharged and you’ll come home with some extraordinary memories.

(One way to help limit the cost of travel is to make use of direct flights from cities on the West Coast to Tokyo. Check the Registration page for more travel tips.)


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