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SAVE THE DATE! Modesto Architecture & Design (MAD) Week 2018

For the last ten years, since 2008, Modesto has been host to the Modesto Architecture Festival. Co-organized by the American Institute of Architects Sierra Valley Chapter (AIASV) and the Modesto Art Museum, the award-winning Festival has attracted as many as 5,000 people annually to our city.

The Festival celebrates architecture and architectural design as both an art and a science, and has heightened public awareness of architecture, landscape, and urban design, and the value of architects and designers in creating more livable and beautiful communities. The event has included tours, exhibits, films, workshops, speakers, installations, interventions, kid’s activities, and special events with a variety of community partners.

As the Festival enters its second decade, MO.DE is excited to collaborate with AIASV and the Modesto Art Museum to build on and broaden the content of the Festival beyond architecture to include content and participation of the broader design community.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the Modesto Architecture & Design (MAD) Week, September 16-23, 2018!

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6:00 PM18:00

Design à la MO.DE

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Join us for our the first Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) monthly, first-Tuesdays "Design à la MO.DE" social gathering for architects and designers!


Meet other architects and designers in the Modesto area for professional networking and for, well, just for chillin' and chattin' with fellow creatives.


The Bauhaus school of design in Germany was THE most iconic and influential design school and movement of the 20th century. We therefore can't think of a better place to gather as designers in Modesto - the Bauhaus. Owner and chef Tye Bauer will welcome us and share the story and vision of Bauhaus (Modesto). Tye is whipping up a true Bauhaus (Germany)-inspired menu for the MO.DE community: from German beer sausage to sauerkraut and pickled items, cheese, pickled herring, pastrami pretzels, and for sure German-style beer on tap!

Willkommen Designer und Architekten am Neuen Bauhaus!

Open to the public. No cover charge. Cash bar.


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6:30 PM18:30

Architecture & Design Film Night

The Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) is delighted to collaborate with AIA Sierra Valley and the Modesto Art Museum to co-host the Architecture & Design Film Night as a part of the 10th Modesto Architecture Festival.

Join us at the State Theatre for a fun evening with a remarkable selection of short films on architecture, design, landscape, and urban design (and for a welcome reception and after party in the lobby of the theatre immediately before and after the program of films).



6:30pm Theatre opens & welcome reception (in lobby of State Theatre) - light appetizers & refreshments (cash bar)

7:30pm Architecture & Design Film Night program begins (State Theatre)

9:30pm Architecture & Design Film Night - After Party (in lobby of State Theatre) - light dessert & refreshments (cash bar)


This event is FREE and open to the public but please RSVP (by Sept 19th) here:

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5:30 PM17:30

AIA Sierra Valley Design Awards

Lee Davis, Founder of the Modesto Design Collective (MODE) and design curator at the Modesto Art Museum, will deliver the keynote address at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sierra Valley Chapter Design Awards Gala. 


Private event for AIA Sierra Valley Chapter members only. 

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6:00 PM18:00

Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE)

  • E. & J. Gallo Winery, Dry Creek Building (map)
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Join us for a fun evening of food, wine, music and networking with fellow Modesto-area designers of all creative disciplines!

We'll also share (and ask for your ideas) about our collective efforts to:

  • build a vibrant, local design community in Modesto;
  • document the rich history & heritage of design in Modesto; and
  • launch the Modesto Design School to support local creative talent and to demonstrate the value of design in business, education, government and social sector innovation.

This event is FREE and open to all designers and design allies but please RSVP here:

The first gathering of the Modesto Design Collective is generously hosted by the E. & J. Gallo Winery.

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