Eames: the architect and the painter
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
About Architecture Center Houston
The mission of Architecture Center Houston (ArCH) is to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the ways in which architecture, design and urban planning influence and enhance the quality of life in our community. Architecture Center Houston is the only dedicated venue in the city for the public, both Houston residents and tourists, to learn about architecture and design in general and the built environment of greater Houston. ArCH provides education on the benefits of good design and advocates for communities’ engagement in creating well-designed environments that support their needs and aspirations.
The Houston Architecture Foundation was originally founded in 1986 by members of AIA Houston and the Houston design community to raise money and award grants to local projects that meet our mission. In 2007, AIA Houston and the Foundation opened Architecture Center Houston as the only public venue in Houston dedicated to the appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment.
About Pier & Beam
Pier & Beam is a group of next-generation preservationists who share a passion for Houston’s architecture, art, history and culture. We believe in preserving and giving new life to significant buildings and landscapes, promoting sustainability and smart growth, and fostering vibrant, livable neighborhoods. Pier & Beam is an initiative of Preservation Houston, Houston’s only citywide non-profit preservation advocacy organization.
Pier & Beam welcomes members from any field to join us in celebrating Houston’s built environment through community and cultural events, personal development opportunities and partnerships designed to engage a new generation in the appreciation and redevelopment of the city’s irreplaceable architectural and cultural heritage.