Conferences organized by Allan Shulman

Co-Chair with Architect’s Newspaper, Facades+ AM. J.W. Marriott, Miami, 4 October 2018

Chair, East-West Dialogues: Modern Architectures in Florida. Tampa Museum of Art, 25-26 October 2013

Chair, East-West Dialogues: Modern Architectures in Florida. University of Miami School of Architecture and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 16-17 November 2012

Organizing Directorate, Subtropical Urbanism: Beyond Climate Change, Florida Atlantic University College for Design and Social Inquiry in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology Centre for Subtropical Design, 8-11 March 2011

Preserving the Modern: Building and Landscape Preservation in Miami – A Contemporary Agenda, University of Miami School of Architecture, Coral Gables, and The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, 25 - 26 January 2008

From Miami to Metro: Mid-twentieth-century Modern Architecture, Urban Planning and Popular Culture

Panel Discussion Series

Panel 1, “Hot Spots and High Rollers: Miami - Las Vegas - Havana: Three Mid - Century Tourist Meccas,” 25 April 2005

Panel 2, “Byways to Highways: The Automobile Culture and How it Influenced the Development of Miami at Mid - Century,” 26 March 2005; Panel 3, “Women in Mid - Century Architecture and Design,” 8 January 2005: and

Panel 4, “The Roots of Modernism in Miami,” 6 November 2004, Bass Museum of Art.

Principal Adviser, Florida Humanities Council Grant (2004, $25,000.00)

Lectures | Allan Shulman 

Historic Properties Resiliency Workshop, Miami Design Preservation League at The Betsy Hotel, 27 April 2019

“Great Streets of Art Deco: Collins Avenue,” Panel, Miami Design Preservation League, 11 April 2019

Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Beyond the greenest building symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 29 March 2019

“Beauty & the Brute,” Panel, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, 19 January

Design Talk for Interni Magazine’s “Design Icons” series. Istituto Marangoni, Miami. 4 December 2019

“Shulman + Associates: Recent Work,” Keynote, AIA SW Florida (Naples), 10 November 2018

“Context, Mutation and Permutation: Climate Responsive Design in South Florida,” Keynote speaker, AIA Build Palm Beach, 18 October 2018

“Modernism in Miami,” Orchestra Miami Pre-Concert Talk, the Vagabond Hotel, Miami, 25 February 2018

“Alfred Browning Parker: Woodsong,” American Homes: The Mark Mamolen Annual Program, Wolfsonian Museum, 16 February 2018

“Recent Work of Shulman + Associates,” Art Deco Weekend, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, 14 January

“The Tropical Home,” AIA/Custom Residential Architects Network Symposium, Miami, 17 September 2017

“The Character of Neighborhoods,” Panelist, Miami United, Miami Beach, 20 April 2017

Roundtable with Hospitality Design, invited speaker, Nautilus Hotel, Miami Beach, 21 March 2017

“Building Bacardi,” Currents Lecture, University of Miami School of Architecture, 6 March 2017

“Building Bacardi,” Neushop, Miami, 15 February 2017

“Memory in the 21st Century City,” Metropolis Think Tank panel discussion, Susan Szenasy, moderator, with Alastair Gordon, Jonathan Plutzik and Alyssa Kriplen. 8 December 2016

“Parker and the Principles of Nature,” Conversation at HistoryMiami Museum, David Rifkind, moderator. 17 November 2016

“Transparency – visual and atmospheric: the tropicalist technics of the Florida home,” 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL, 2-5 November 2016

“Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity,” invited lecture as part of Design Week Mexico, Blend, Mexico City, 6 October 2016

“The Mixable One: Bacardi Buildings in the Americas,” invited lecture, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) School of Architecture, Moderators/Commentators Elena Tudela and Juan Ignacio del Cueto, 5 October2016

“The Legacy of Alfred Browning Parker,” Opening conversation at HistoryMiami Museum, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, moderator. 26 September 2016

“In Situ: The Work of Shulman + Associates,” Invited lecture sponsored by FAU School of Architecture, Fort Lauderdale, 1 March 2016

“South Florida’s modernist architects: the tropicalists vs the epicureans,” A Public Symposium: Modern Architecture as Placemaking in Florida, Vandana Bawdeja, Chair, Gainesville, FL, 7 February 2016

“Art & Architecture: Where the Two Intersect,” Panelist, Art Deco Weekend, 16 January 2016

“In Situ: Working in the Continuous City,” Art Design Miami/ Invited Design Talk, INTERNI (Italy), Bisazza Building, Miami, FL, 2 December 2015

“In Situ: Shulman + Associates,” University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design, Lecture Series, Tampa, FL, 17 November 2015

“100 Years of Miami Architecture,” Miami Design Preservation League/Art Deco Welcome Center, Miami, FL, 16 October 2015

“Strategic Parameters,” Keynote Speaker, AIA Gulf Coast Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, 15 October 2015

“Creative Facade Solutions: Responses to Local Zoning,” Panelist, ULI National Facades Plus Conference, Miami, FL, 10 September 2015

“From Mediterranean Revival to Mid Century Modern: Boom Architecture,” St. Petersburg Preservation Society, Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL, 19 March
Funded by the Florida Humanities Council 2015

Driven by Design/Architectural Digest, Keynote presentation, Perez Art Museum Miami, 10 November 2014

“Who Owns Historical Artifacts?” Panelist. Part of series Issues on Urbanism, Patrimony, Ownership, and Culture in Florida. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 6 November 2014

Hotels Innovate forum, Speaker (invited), London, 17 October 2014

Hotels Innovate forum, Speaker, New York, NY, 12 September 2014

“MiMo Magic: Back to the 50s,” MiMo Biscayne Association, Lecturer, Eden Roc Hotel, 7 April 2014

“Miami Architecture Comes of Age,” Beth Dunlop, Moderator. Panelist, Coral Gables Museum, 3 April 2014

Conversation with Allan Shulman,” Togather Books & Beer series, Sean McCaughan, moderator, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, 13 December 2013

“Little Boxes: The West Laboratory School at the University of Miami,” Speaker, East-West Dialogues conference, Tampa, 25 October 2013

“The Mixable One: Two Projects for Bacardi,” Speaker, X DOCOMOMO Brazil conference. Curitiba, Brazil, 16-19 October 2013

“Recent Works: S+A,” Presenter, AIA Puerto Rico Convention, September 2013

“Building Bacardi: Architecture, Art & Identity,” Speaker, Exhibit Opening Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL, 16 November 2012

“Beyond Style: The City Beautiful at Midcentury,” Speaker, Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, 11 September 2011

“Inside the Vault: Arquitectonica,” Speaker, HistoryMiami, 2 April 2011

“Preservation and Development in Miami Beach,” Walking lecture, Subtropical Cities conference, Miami Beach, FL, 12 March 2011

“Miami Mid-Century Modern: Challenges and Triumphs,” Panelist, Meet Mimo conference, Miami Beach, FL, 11 March 2011

“The Florida Tropical Home,” Speaker, AIA Miami Design + Technology Expo, Miami, FL, 12 February 2011

“From the Ground Up: The Making of An Architecture Guide,” Speaker, Miami Beach Historical Society, 26 January 2011

“Work of Shulman + Associates,” Speaker, Edens & Avants Dealmakers Retreat Miami Beach, FL, 4 January 2011

“From the Ground Up: The Making of An Architecture Guide,” Speaker, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, 14 December 2010

“From the Ground Up: The Making of An Architecture Guide,” Speaker, Miami International Book Fair, 21 November 2010

“Deco Delights and Miami Modern Buzz: Packaging Miami's Modern Architecture,” Panelist, 2010 National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 27 October 2010

“From the Ground Up: The Making of An Architecture Guide,” Speaker, Miami Design Preservation League, 21 October 2010

"Mapping the Urban/Suburban Divide: Revelations in a Miami Nolli," Speaker, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2010 Northeast Fall Conference: Urban/Suburban Identity, University of Hartford, CT, 8-10 October 2010

“Miami Modern Metropolis: A 21st Century Preservation Agenda,” Panel Chair, American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition, Miami, FL, 10 June 2010

“Miami Beach and the Resurgence of the Boutique Hotel,” Speaker, AIA 2010 National Convention, Miami, FL, 11 June 2010

“Making Community in Florida,” Panel Chair (invited), AIA 2010 National Convention, Miami, FL, 11 June 2010

“Miami Modern Metropolis,” Speaker, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL 2009

“Modern Architecture as a Community Resource,” Speaker, Wolfsonian Museum/FIU Lecture Series, Miami Beach, FL 2009

“Miami Modern Metropolis,” Panel Chair, University of Miami School of Architecture, 19 November 2009

“Paradise to Palimpsest,” Speaker, Atlantic Coast Conference Urban and Regional Transformations Conference 2009, Koç University, Istanbul

“The Importance of Green Development, Design, & Management,” Panelist, U.S. Green Building Council Miami-Dade/Keys Monthly Meeting, 20 May 2009

“Engaging the Urban” Roundtable, Florida International University School of Architecture, 3 March 2009

“The Nolli Plan,” Lunchtime Lecture Series, University of Miami School of Architecture, 25 February 2009

“Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream,” Speaker, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 22 January 2009

“Preserving the Recent Past” Public Workshop, Keynote Speaker & Session Facilitator, University of Florida and The Harn Museum, Gainesville, 2008

“Miami’s Tomorrow”, Symposium Speaker, University of Miami School of Architecture, 2008

“Miami’s Modern Masters”, Lecturer at Breakfast at MAM Lecture Series, Miami Art Museum, 2008

« Definición de tipologías de vivienda moderna », Lecturer, Modern Typologies Conference, Bogota, Colombia, 2007

“Modernism in the Sun: Introducing DoCoMoMo Florida”, Speaker and Panelist, Miami Art Museum, 2007

“Miami Modern: Building and Rebuilding”, 7th DoCoMoMo Conference Brazil ,o moderno já passado | o passado no moderno (“the modern already past | the past within the modern”), Speaker, Porto Alegre, 2007

“The Anglers Hotel: Urban Assemblage”, Journalist Roundtable, China Grill, Miami Beach, September 2007

"Rejuvenation of American Cities on the Water", AIA Conference Walking tour and roundtable discussion, The Wolfsonian/FIU, 2007

“The Preservation and Development of Miami Beach Architectural Districts: Unique Influences and Extraordinary Impacts”, Panelist, Jewish Museum of Florida, February 2007

“The Tropical Home: Radical Precursor to Green Design”, Speaker. Under the Sun / Sustainable Innovations + Traditions Conference. University of Miami School of Architecture, January 2007

“Building & Rebuilding: Investigations in Regional Architecture”, Speaker, University of Miami School of Architecture, November 2006

“Planning for Global Cities”, Panelist, Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH), 11th National Conference on Planning History, Miami, October 2005

“Going, Going, Gone?”, Panelist, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, July 2005

“The Florida Home: Modern Living 1945-1965”, Curators’ presentation at the Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, June 2005

“Byways to Highways: The Automobile Culture and How It Influenced the Development of Miami at Mid-Century”, Organizer & Panelist, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, March 2005

“Architecture = Form + Function / Miami Beach”, Panelist, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Miami Beach, October 2004

“Igor Polevitzky: Miami Architect in Search of a Modern Vernacular,” The Search for a Modern Vernacular, Modern Havana and Miami: The Politics of Design, Representation, Preservation and Tourism”, Conference Speaker & Panelist, Cornell University, Ithaca, September 2004

“Early Skyscrapers of Downtown Miami”, The Seymour Building, Miami Beach, July 2004

“From DoCoMoMo to MiMo”, Panel Chair, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Tech / Regional Conference, Miami Beach, March 2004

“The Florida Tropical Home”, University of Maryland School of Architecture, College Park, MD, March 2004

“Remembering the Modern Houses of Postwar South Florida”, Co-Panelist (with Jean-Francois Lejeune), Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, September 2004

“Postwar Influences on Contemporary House Design”, Panelist, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, November 2004

“The Roots of Modernism in Miami”, Panel Moderator, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, November 2004

“The Florida Tropical Home”, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation Educational Program, The Seymour Building, Miami Beach 2004

“Symposium: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Hollywood”, Panelist & Speaker, City of Hollywood, Florida 2004

“Robert Law Weed: Miami Architect”, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation Educational Program, The Seymour Building, Miami Beach 2003

“Architecture and Urbanism in Las Americas (AULA): Miami Tropical”, Panelist,Books & Books, Coral Gables, October 2002

“The Making of Miami Beach”, (with Jean-Francois Lejeune), Books & Books, Coral Gables , October 2002

“The Making of Miami Beach”, (with Jean-Francois Lejeune), The Wolfsonian / FIU, Miami Beach, October 2002

“Revitalizing South Florida: Case Studies of the New Urbanism”, Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) World Congress, Berlin, July 2002

“Lessons of Miami Beach”, Panel Moderator, CNU X, Miami Beach, June 2002

“Miami Architecture: Downtown Skyscrapers”, Speaker, Miami Beach Community Development Corp. and the Urban Arts Committee, The Seymour Building, Miami Beach, May 2002

“Dreaming into the Grid: Entrepreneurial Traditions of Space Making in Miami”, International Seminar on Urban Form, Cincinnati, OH, September 2001

“The Making of Miami Beach” (with Jean-Francois Lejeune), Books & Books, Miami Beach 2001

“The Making of Miami Beach” The Tides Hotel, Sponsored by the City of Miami Beach, August 2001

“Igor Polevitzky: from Miami to the Caribbean”, Schinkel in the Caribbean Conference, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU),, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 2001

“The Making of Miami Beach”, Architecture and Urban Design as Placemaking Conference, Cormorant Club, Christensted, St. Croix, V.I., November 2001

“Biscayne Boulevard”, Design & Architecture Day 2000, October 2000

“A Tale of Two Neighborhoods: Miami Beach Case Studies in Redevelopment”, Regional Redevelopment Conference, Sachsen - Anhalt, Piesteritz (Lutherstadt-Wittenburg), September 2000

“An Urban Phenomenon: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, USA”, University of Miami (with Jean-Francois LeJeune & Jose Gelabert-Navia), September 2000

“Paul Philippe Cret: Modern Classicism and Civic Art”, University of Miami School of Architecture, Coral Gables, April 2000

“A Conversation with Norman Giller”,Host, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, August 1999

“The Residential Architecture of Igor Polevitzky”, Tour and presentation, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach December 1999

“The Atmospheric Envelope: Igor Polevitzky Vision of a Modern Florida”, The Wolfsonian/FIU and Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach, December 1997

“Igor Polevitzky / The Urbane Sophisticate”, Miami Design Preservation League, Speaker 1997

“Lincoln Road: In the Heart of Miami Beach”, Miami Design Alliance 1997

“From Boulevard to Mall - Lincoln Road 1960”, Special Lecture Series - Lincoln Road: The Road that Divides / The Road that Unites, Florida International University School of Design, Miami 1995

“Miami Beach: Defining the Significance and Integrity of the Historic Architectural District”, Panel Moderator, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach 1994

“Miami Beach: A Case Study of Modern Housing”, International Style Architecture, Tel Aviv, Israel Conference, May 1994

“Bauhaus on the Beach: A Typology of Miami Beach Housing”, Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach, December 1994