Archinect - Features 2015-04-28T01:36:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-13T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T22:26:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp0n6ixwyxuzyyvb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Michael Speaks</strong>, the Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-01T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T20:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1bfvsq6sa7moabg.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walking into the enormous Hercules building on UCLA&rsquo;s IDEAS campus, in the tech-infused suburb of Playa Vista, feels a bit like a traveling through a rip in space-time. The Hercules building is a giant airplane hangar &ndash; now, it&rsquo;s neighbor to YouTube&rsquo;s offices and a twin hangar where film studios stage scenes for steroidal Hollywood blockbusters like Transformers and Avatar, and formerly, it housed Howard Hughes&rsquo; Spruce Goose. And since last fall, the hangar has played host to another audacious promise of transportation technology: the Hyperloop.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123359279/an-open-letter-to-guest-lecture-series An open letter to Guest Lecture series Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-20T15:32:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T20:01:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u38jggq5ge31f7ik.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/features/article/120144801/screen-print-28-place-holder-s-interview-with-greg-lynn-for-issue-1-2-afterschool Screen/Print #28: PLACE-HOLDER's interview with Greg Lynn for Issue 1/2, "Afterschool" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-23T10:26:00-05:00 >2015-03-08T16:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nw447wj97tqeqbv.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s foolish to think of process as a straight-line; tangents, detours, dead-ends and roundabouts are the foundation of architecture's process, however immaculate its presentation. <a href="http://place-holder.net/" target="_blank"><strong>PLACE-HOLDER</strong></a>, a publication out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" target="_blank">Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto</a>, focuses on the messy preamble and sequels to architecture, publishing those fringes of architectural practice and study that otherwise might be sheared away.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college Deans List: Monica Ponce de Leon of University of Michigan's Taubman College Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T13:12:00-05:00 >2015-04-15T18:56:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/479n7mag2gp36zfq.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Monica Ponce de Leon</strong>, the Dean at University of Michigan's <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">Taubman College</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117185429/student-works-cellular-tessellation-pavilion-lights-the-way-in-sydney Student Works: Cellular Tessellation pavilion lights the way in Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-30T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-03-19T09:22:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wc1muuune32nc8wu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part of an 18-day arts festival in Sydney, Australia, the Vivid Lights pavilion explores the pedestrian dynamic in touch and light. A collaborative research effort led by the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, the Vivid pavilion <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" target="_blank"><strong>Student Works</strong></a> puts a human scaled experience in conversation with local architectural icons.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/116348258/student-works-townization-a-new-chinese-urbanization-paradigm-from-the-gsd Student Works: "Townization", a new Chinese urbanization paradigm from the GSD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-26T10:43:00-05:00 >2014-12-30T21:33:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggh48rrvecsxgbn.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It would be something of an understatement to say the last thirty years of urbanization in China have been rough. Rapid and often unsustainable growth made newly transitioned cities difficult to maintain and economically fraught, burdened by their own heft. So when the Chinese government revised its strategy in 2013, it focused on more subtle and adaptive goals. Dingliang Yang, an urban planning student at the GSD, has a plan to make sure that happens.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-16T10:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T18:46:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yde51azmxk58vaxv.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>David Mohney</strong>, the Acting Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3572250/kean-university" target="_blank">Kean University</a>'s upcoming Michael Graves School of Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113051065/the-wandering-architect-one-student-s-lessons-learned-from-working-abroad The Wandering Architect: One Student’s Lessons Learned from Working Abroad Paul Keskeys 2014-11-07T11:10:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i64qtj4m4ifk66o1.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many people possess itchy feet, but surely none more so than my 21-year-old self, an aspiring architect from the UK with a perpetual hankering for travel and exploration. The combination of a na&iuml;ve but inquisitive mind, and a growing appreciation for urban environments different from my own, meant that when I reached my interning year I was open to anything &ndash; at home or abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2014-11-03T10:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T09:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3scyx4yprxjoikp.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the United States, around <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">40 million people</a> currently hold student debt. This is a population that is greater than that of many countries. While, over the last 14 years, the average salary for young people has decreased by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">10%</a>, student debt has increased by nearly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">500%</a>. &nbsp;For most Americans, to become educated means to take on a relationship with banks that will last for years. But for young American architects the situation is even worse; the amount of schooling required to be able to practice professionally means taking on debt that you may be paying off for the rest of your life.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc The Deans List: Hernan Diaz Alonso of SCI-Arc Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-12-31T15:21:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nw2dk4meo0ytzbim.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso</strong>, upcoming Director at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1 Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1 Nicholas Korody 2014-09-29T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T17:26:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqhxxx6lffkx9qnl.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Hurricane Kyle is tracking way off shore, but still Miami South Beach is underwater,&rdquo; reports Sam Champion of the Weather Channel beneath a shifting, computer-generated dome. On the ground, storm tracker Jim Cantore, with the aid of a hovering drone, analyzes the surging tides that have inundated the coastal town despite the distance of the hurricane. In Chicago, a deadly heat wave forces the Cubs to play their games at night and in 90 degree weather. Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams documents cities endangered by the megadrought in the Southwest. &ldquo;And it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103711909/student-works-this-house-made-of-trash-teaches-a-lesson-in-green-housekeeping Student Works: This house made of trash teaches a lesson in green housekeeping Justine Testado 2014-08-04T10:10:00-04:00 >2015-01-20T09:17:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji3dwyrpbryyfm5h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Waste House at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/6434534/university-of-brighton" target="_blank">University of Brighton</a>'s Faculty of Arts is stated to be the UK's first permanently built home made of over 85% discarded materials, including 20,000 toothbrushes, 2,000 carpet tiles, and 4,000 plastic DVD cases. But its focus on student involvement in realizing the house is also worth noting. The project leader, <a href="http://www.bbm-architects.co.uk/" target="_blank">BBM Architects</a>' Director and University of Brighton Senior Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, collaborated with a total of 253 undergraduate students, apprentices, and volunteers in the designing and constructing of the Waste House. As students experimented with new applications for these everyday materials, they also learned that it doesn't just have to end up in a landfill.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105250588/book-review-the-city-in-the-city-berlin-a-green-archipelago-a-manifesto Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto" Karen Lohrmann 2014-07-31T09:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T07:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l17e36jvorn9dyys.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When its first seeds were presented in 1977, <a href="http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/die-stadt-in-der-stadt" target="_blank"><em>Berlin: A Green Archipelago</em></a> was a quiet, prescient manifesto. Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of colleagues at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell University</a> deviated from the intellectual tenets of current reconstruction efforts, seen in the post-war development of European cities, to propose a new model for the "shrinking city". The text's&nbsp;idea of a polycentric urban system really took hold in the 1990s, as urban planning discourse turned towards socioeconomic considerations of ebbing and flowing growth.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105345412/student-works-fantasy-and-reconstructed-realities-in-miard-s-interior-atmospheres Student Works: Fantasy and reconstructed realities in MIARD's "Interior Atmospheres" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T18:05:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odop2azf3sqn16mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometimes, 3D models and sectional diagrams aren&rsquo;t the best means for an architect to communicate their design. Sometimes fantasy and memoir take the reins, motivating a different approach run by personalized narrative, exhibited solely through images. A couple of standout theses from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/103700/master-of-interior-architecture-piet-zwart-institute" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a> took this route, creating studies of interior spaces steeped in memory and new possibilities.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103884029/koolhaas-wreaks-havoc-at-a-d-museum-s-s-m-l-xla-exhibition Koolhaas wreaks havoc at A+D Museum's "S,M,L,XLA" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-14T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eho4v2hfgxo570.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the 1958 classic film "The Blob", a globular alien terrorizes a small Pennsylvanian town, ravenously absorbing everything and everyone in its path. It's formidable but silly looking at the same time, and the more it takes in the bigger and angrier it gets. Walking through the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a> at the opening of their <em><strong>S,M,L,XLA</strong></em> exhibition, at times it felt like The Blob had overtaken curation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp The Deans List: Mark Wigley of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-07T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T19:24:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Mark Wigley</strong>, former Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a> in New York City.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture Justine Testado 2014-05-23T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edl8pbxkx206c89g.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tucked in at the edge of USC&rsquo;s campus, along downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, stands Southern California's first accredited architecture program, which has spent the past year celebrating its centennial class of students with a variety of school events. At the resolution of the academic year is USC School of Architecture's Blue Tape, a two-day climactic event showcasing work from throughout the year, across all disciplines and student levels.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99718581/student-works-3d-printing-the-new-millenial-domicile-with-ucla-and-hud Student Works: 3D printing the new millenial domicile with UCLA and HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-16T11:20:00-04:00 >2014-05-30T16:52:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qeixp3fd981kguq0.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking a minimalist approach to both design and production, students in <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s <a href="http://futurelabstudio.org/" target="_blank">3M futureLAB</a> studio condensed micro-housing to an even smaller scale, with their 3D-printed, one-person, transportable housing unit. Conceived for the ideals of a fiercely mobile young professional, the full-scale model measures a lilliputian 4.84sq meters, and manages to include a multi-media interface in addition to a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99264230/the-deans-list-chris-knapp-of-abedian-school-of-architecture The Deans List: Chris Knapp of Abedian School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-12T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T19:36:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itges7bnwjtqzpdq.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Chris Knapp</strong>, Discipline Leader of Bond University's <a href="http://architecture.bond.edu.au/" target="_blank">Abedian School of Architecture</a> in Queensland, Australia.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute Student Works: "[X]City: Making Interior Cities" from the Piet Zwart Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-20T16:59:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T18:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrimklod8ezci1og.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Focusing on a defunct submarine wharf in the Port of Rotterdam, students in the <a href="http://pzwart.nl/nl/courses/miard" target="_blank">Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a> program at the Piet Zwart Institute explored whether interior design can give way to urban redevelopment. As part of last fall's [X]City studio, students proposed a spectrum of redevelopment strategies for the wharf, varying from commercial to artistic to recreational.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92247936/student-works-tectonic-studio-from-tsinghua-university Student Works: Tectonic Studio from Tsinghua University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-07T11:03:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T20:28:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5q5cah7u09ck2a4s.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;pop-up&rdquo; shop has long been a steadfast option for small-scale enterprises to sell their wares, creating a flexible and relatively cheap venue for businesses. The challenge is to build space that is not only efficient, but mobile and expressive of that business&rsquo; personality.&nbsp;Students at Tsinghua University in Beijing were tasked with just that, designing and building three distinct pop-up storefronts on a tight budget, over the 8-week &ldquo;Tectonic Studio&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/91390401/student-works-eidos-housing-project-gsapp Student Works: "Eidos" Housing Project - GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-23T21:56:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T18:58:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85b9iib4qxm95nvb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;Eidos&rdquo; housing complex collapses communal and individual extremes into a ruthlessly mathematical structure, that somehow manages to be both homogenized and personalized at once. The building structure is equipped with its own means of production, enabling new spaces to be grafted into the old, all at the whim of the inhabitants, but in the restricted formal algorithm of the building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92247934/student-works-martin-mcsherry-s-vertical-graveyards Student Works: Martin McSherry's "Vertical Graveyards" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T10:06:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T21:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4adx3ivhzsyp2ea9.jpg" width="514" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Martin McSherry&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Vertical Graveyards&rdquo; is a speculative proposal for a new infrastructure of death, mimicking the skyscraper as a symbol of expanding and densifying urban systems. Currently an MArch student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, McSherry initially drafted the project as a proposal to the Nordic Association for Graveyards and Crematoria&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Graveyards of the Future&rdquo; competition. Imagining the cemetery as vertical and central, rather than horizontal and suburban, the project focuses less on design specifics and more on provoking a change in societal attitudes towards death.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92861538/the-deans-list-jack-davis-of-virginia-tech The Deans List: Jack Davis of Virginia Tech Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-11T10:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T21:58:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3rvaw0wkzgfdlmq.jpg" width="514" height="547" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Jack Davis</strong>, Dean of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies in Blacksburg, Virginia.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92535295/student-works-foundhouse-by-patrick-beseda-and-lacy-williams Student Works: FOUNDhouse by Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams Nam Henderson 2014-02-05T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-04-20T04:04:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vs/vso6478t6bm17bds.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams began realizing their ambition to build a micro-dwelling, they began with a Wikihouse design. The <a href="http://www.wikihouse.cc/" target="_blank">WikiHouse project</a> is an open-source library of construction sets for houses, where anyone can submit, edit, and use the designs. The design's components can all be "printed" from plywood using a CNC machine, and are simple enough to assemble with minimal training. Lacy and Patrick, both MArch students at the University of Colorado, Denver, set out to build their own micro-Wikihouse last summer, personalizing the template along their way.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/89831244/the-deans-list-sarah-whiting-of-rice-university The Deans List: Sarah Whiting of Rice University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-03T15:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:10:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ur/ur3iitxjq4d4mq0r.jpg" width="514" height="509" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a> is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p> <p> For this issue, we spoke with <strong>Sarah Whiting</strong>, Dean of the Rice School of Architecture in Houston, Texas.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/85539617/student-works-rub-a-dub-s-space-oddity Student Works: rub-a-dub's "Space Oddity" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T11:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T23:49:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh3o7n1zcudrlvwa.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &ldquo;Space Oddity&rdquo; meditates on what architecture can be in deep space. In such an indifferent and inhospitable vacuum, architecture as static form loses meaning, and must instead rely on a self-sustaining momentum of adaptable materials.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts The Deans List: David Gissen of California College of the Arts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-21T13:27:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T16:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gy/gy649aofov9830yk.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <strong>Deans List</strong> is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p> <p> For our first installment, we spoke with <strong><a href="https://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/dgissen" target="_blank">David Gissen</a></strong>, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.</p>