Archinect - News 2017-05-28T22:15:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009001/editor-s-picks-469 Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1ytrbsr4thb6w2ji.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv1kkb9298rmj7rg.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149986821/mackenzie-goldberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008978/maximum-sustainability-in-harvard-gsd-and-sn-hetta-s-housezero Maximum sustainability in Harvard GSD and Snøhetta's "HouseZero" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T19:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can you transform a not particularly sustainable 1940s building into a leading example of pioneering environmental design? First, hire Sn&oslash;hetta, and secondly, get the Harvard GSD team focused on green building techniques. The result? This press release from Harvard says it all:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqcmg8zp7oxboj12.jpg"></p><p>The Harvard Center for Green Buildings (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Sn&oslash;hetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC&rsquo;s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world&rsquo;s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a2vxn0y1qlc2xpk.jpg"></p><p>HouseZero attempts to address the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on existing buildings, which account for en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008730/ramsa-awards-2017-travel-fellowship-to-kyle-schumann RAMSA awards 2017 Travel Fellowship to Kyle Schumann Justine Testado 2017-05-22T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T19:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3a6ur7f3rbhgb0o.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a> announced last week that they granted their 2017 RAMSA Traveling Fellowship to Kyle Schumann, a master's candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, for his submission &ldquo;Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking&rdquo;.</p><p>The prize will fund Schumann's travels to&nbsp;Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, where he will study the work of architects Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik, Otto Wagner, Edoardo Gellner, and Edvard Ravnikar. He argues in his submission that these specific architects engaged with &ldquo;complex and often conflicting cultural histories, coupled with the challenging geography and climate of the Alpine region,&rdquo; and therefore &ldquo;necessitated an architecture intricately sensitive to material, cultural, and programmatic contexts.&rdquo;</p><p>The jury &mdash; RAMSA Partners Melissa DelVecchio, Daniel Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani &mdash; was &ldquo;intrigued&rdquo; by Schumann's clear intent &ldquo;to investigate Alpine architecture that mediates modernism and regional tradition,&rdquo; they wrote. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008740/2017-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-awarded-to-chloe-loader-of-the-university-of-lincoln 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09f6osa4sybikjl0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008430/deadline-to-apply-for-aa-athens-visiting-school-is-approaching Deadline to apply for AA Athens Visiting School is approaching! Sponsor 2017-05-22T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:19:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2j/2j6gzcw4fvdbpni8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/athens/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Athens Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>AA Athens Visiting Schools will be hosting their workshop,&nbsp;<em>Symmetry Sentience, </em>&nbsp;from June 12th through the 22nd and the deadline is approaching&mdash;you have until May 29th to submit your <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=467" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online application</a> form and fees!</p><p>Our world has been enriched by numerous interactive means that connect us across the different continents. These amplifications take place through various media that in turn estrange people from their surroundings. Our built environment continues to evolve, into an interconnected hyperspace where architecture can be fluid, flexible and vivid. In 2017, AA Athens Visiting School, will address architectural themes involving active engagement and participatory design through prototypes that are characterized by action.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qsqpn138mxmgn64l.jpg"></p><p>Action-designed structures enabled by technology today, begin to timidly move beyond the utopian proposals of the 20th century&rsquo;s manifestos and hold a place in the world of realized designs. The AA Athen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008441/deadline-to-apply-for-aa-istanbul-visiting-school-is-approaching Deadline to apply for AA Istanbul Visiting School is approaching Sponsor 2017-05-22T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:19:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7y/7yw3gvt7nxu8it1p.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS</em><br>Wednesday, June 28th-Friday, July 7th, 2017</p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School will investigate the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication will be coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by-experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008238/riba-responds-to-liberal-democrats-manifesto RIBA responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T09:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytop872fq3h9yook.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I am pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have recognized the key role of the built environment sector in tackling issues such as energy demand, climate change and urban flooding through their plans for infrastructure and housing. &ldquo;Proposals for new housebuilding should be balanced with ambitions to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable homes across the country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I warmly welcome the commitment from the Liberal Democrats to protect the rights of existing EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU. Our members need to see this issue resolved as a matter of urgency. The party&rsquo;s desire to open up access to university courses also chimes with RIBA&rsquo;s target to achieve greater diversity in the architecture profession through apprenticeships, with varied and affordable new routes to qualification.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and communities:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;The promise to devolve powers around housing, transport and skills, backed with resources for infrastructure projects is a welcome step to help local communities create better places to live, work and play. Meaningful devolution opportunities in areas such as housing can help to boost skills in the construction sector across the country.</p><p>&ldquo;The Liberal Democrats also wish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008253/riba-responds-to-conservatives-manifesto RIBA responds to Conservatives Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T11:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooyw65ycpw512eyr.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Conservative Party&rsquo;s manifesto outlines its vision to further empower communities. Whoever forms the next government should ensure that plans to build high quality housing and infrastructure are linked with industrial and devolution strategies to encourage more jobs and a better quality of life for people across the country.&#8203;"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Conservatives manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p><em>"The RIBA welcomes the Conservatives&rsquo; acknowledgment that the UK&rsquo;s architects are the finest in the world. This is recognition of the vital role that good design has on improving quality of life, sustainability and social integration; and acknowledgement that architects are the design professionals that make this happen."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit: </strong></p><p>&ldquo;The RIBA has long been calling for the rights of non-UK EU nationals to be confirmed. I&rsquo;m happy to see it is included in the Conservative manifesto. Skilled architects come to the UK from across the world, giving us the edge in creativity and innovation; we need to ensure this continues into the future.</p><p>&ldquo;British architects have been clear about our key asks from Brexit through RIBA&rsquo;s &lsquo;<a href="https://followup.cc/l/10011105/e8ae1d906c355748b1eb6445b453b794/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.architecture.com%2Fknowledge-and-resources%2Fresources-landing-page%2Fglobal-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global By Design&rsquo;</a> report. The RIBA will continue to be a strong voice for the sector in the coming weeks and months.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and co...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008318/jonathan-massey-to-serve-as-dean-at-the-taubman-college-of-architecture-and-urban-planning-at-u-michigan Jonathan Massey to serve as dean at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at U Michigan Nicholas Korody 2017-05-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T15:05:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p60to952figvdlgc.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning</a> has announced that <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980717/deans-list-special-how-architecture-school-leaders-are-responding-to-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jonathan Massey</a> will assume the role of dean starting on August 1, following in the footsteps of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a> who left in 2015 to become the dean of Princeton. His deanship will run through 2022.</p><p>Massey previously served as dean of architecture and professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/californiacollegeofthearts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of the Arts</a>. Before that, he worked for several significant architecture firms including Frank O. Gehry and Associates (now known as <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a>). From 1994-2001 he taught at Princeton, Barnard, Parsons and Pratt at various times.</p><p>Throughout his career, Massey has pioneered transdisciplinary architectural scholarship, perhaps most notably through the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group of scholars who investigate how buildings inform socioeconomic and political changes. He co-edits the online journal, the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=4&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjtt5bu2PrTAhVL1mMKHavXAVsQFgg4MAM&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.we-aggregate.org%2Fpeople%2Fjonathan-massey&amp;usg=AFQjCNFseD60TTzKpLo_6_I5nz7mNgR9Yg&amp;sig2=WF1YbBJW0QzsKkZlmqm1gg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aggregate Website</a>.</p><p>Massey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton</a>, a Master ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008085/som-foundation-awards-2017-china-prize-to-three-grad-students SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2z6gvg6go8isj5nu.jpg" width="650" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/yue-wu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/zhaoyang-luo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/hanxue-wei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008024/richard-blythe-appointed-as-dean-of-virginia-tech-college-of-architecture-and-urban-studies Richard Blythe appointed as dean of Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Justine Testado 2017-05-17T15:07:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T15:07:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36ux4ydbdfd9a1mi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Richard Blythe will join the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/764/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university-virginia-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies</a> (CAUS) as its new dean starting October 10. Blythe will replace A.J. (Jack) Davis, who served as the College's dean for 11 years. Davis will <a href="https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/09/caus-davis.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">step down</a> on June 30 at the end of his second term.</p><p>Prior to Virginia Tech, Richard Blythe was a professor and the dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne since 2012. Under his leadership, the RMIT School of Architecture Design acquired $6.8 million to support multi-university research alliances, particularly a grant from the Australian government to lead a&nbsp;15-university Design and Architecture Practice project.&nbsp;</p><p>Blythe also lectured at&nbsp;the University of Tasmania for 14 years, while he was deputy head of the School of Architecture as well as the vice chancellor&rsquo;s representative on the Tasmanian government&rsquo;s Building and Construction Industries Council. He continues to work as a founding director to the architecture practice <a href="http://www.terroir.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TERROIR</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006610/university-of-arizona-appoints-nancy-pollock-ellwand-as-new-dean-of-college-of-architecture University of Arizona appoints Nancy Pollock-Ellwand as new Dean of College of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T12:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T12:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31cbv1f05dn2mw2s.jpg" width="600" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Formerly a professor and Dean of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary,&nbsp;<a href="http://azbigmedia.com/az-business-leaders/university-arizona-college-architecture-appoints-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nancy Pollock-Ellwand</a> will become the Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona starting July 31st. As University of Arizona Senior Vice President for academic affairs and provost Andrew Cormie explained to AZBigMedia, &nbsp;&ldquo;Nancy brings a breadth of international expertise and insight to the UA, in her scholarly and professional work as well as in her extensive administrative experience at one of the top research universities in Canada. With a multidisciplinary approach to urban reform and heritage conservation, Nancy offers a collaborative perspective in the field of design, and she is known as a smart, thoughtful and engaging leader.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006461/small-details-matter-archinect-sessions-101-discusses-the-2017-aia-national-conference Small Details Matter; Archinect Sessions #101 Discusses the 2017 AIA National Conference Paul Petrunia 2017-05-08T15:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T23:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2r/2rht5c7brz7sqgwd.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this latest episode of Archinect Sessions, Ken and Donna&nbsp;share their experiences and thoughts on the 2017&nbsp;AIA National Conference. We discuss the conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150000578/michelle-obama-to-join-the-2017-aia-conference-on-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michelle Obama</a> and the keynotes by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/79859021/francis-kere-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> (awesome), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106488/mass-design-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Murphy</a> (political), and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Diller</a> (meh). &nbsp;We also address the positive changes displayed by the AIA this year, along with signs of complete lack of evolution by the Institute. Ken and Donna also share their excellent run-in and conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149995005/an-american-story-a-conversation-with-phil-freelon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phil Freelon</a> and his wife <a href="http://nnenna.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nnenna</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to "Small Details Matter":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-101.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ij/ij9g0m21yzlqu37k.jpg">Ken and Donna waiting eagerly for Michelle Obama</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zhbzvrmblgvwjkh.jpg"><br>The power couple, Phil &amp; Nnenna Freelon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkovva3dr0xqmtmc.jpg"><br>Karen E. Hudson, gran...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005958/christopher-hawthorne-la-times-architecture-critic-reviews-harvard-s-first-online-architecture-course Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times architecture critic, reviews Harvard's first online architecture course Julia Ingalls 2017-05-04T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-13T18:52:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3s/3sy2e2z9zqdv2oi9.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[K. Michael Hays] represents an approach to teaching architecture and architectural theory that has held sway in the American academy for at least a generation. This approach doesn&rsquo;t simply treat architecture as a discipline separate from the rest of the world, with its own passwords and protocols. It guards that separation with its life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A spirited Christopher Hawthorne reviews Harvard GSD's first online course as taught by K. Michael Hays, who appears to prize obfuscation and condescension as teaching methods (Hawthorne does explain the history behind this autonomous pedagogy, which resulted from architects of the 1970s needing to break away from corporate/political control). Still, the question of whether online courses are actually any different than the level of instruction you would receive in a classroom appears to be trending toward no, at least in substantive terms. The medium isn't the message, especially if you're taking instruction from a lecturer who thinks speaking at you, rather than engaging with you, is the way to go.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005591/diane-lewis-architect-and-eminent-cooper-union-professor-has-died Diane Lewis, architect and eminent Cooper Union professor, has died Justine Testado 2017-05-02T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T13:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e1wb263mrrzcw2f.jpg" width="565" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York architect and professor Diane Lewis has passed away, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union</a> announced in a statement today. She was the first woman appointed to the school's full-time architecture faculty and tenured in 1993. Since then, she was a &ldquo;beloved and influential voice&rdquo; in the community, wrote Nader Tehrani, dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.</p><p>Lewis won the 1976 Rome Prize in Architecture, being one of the youngest recipients of the award. In addition to her experience at the American Academy in Rome, she spent her formative years working at Richard Meier's office from 1977-78, followed by six years at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150003981/the-element-of-time-celebrating-a-century-of-i-m-pei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a> and Partners from 1978-83, while launching her teaching career.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2zazai6nl7nxz3q.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Rob Mattson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, via Asia Contemporary Art Week.</em></p><p>Then in&nbsp;1983, she established her eponymous firm, <a href="http://dianelewisarchitect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diane Lewis Architects</a>. She fiercely dedicated her practice to&nbsp;studio teaching and critical writing on architecture, and she integrated the approach of &ldquo;the architecture of the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005052/get-lectured-abedian-school-of-architecture-17 Get Lectured: Abedian School of Architecture '17 Justine Testado 2017-04-28T13:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T18:36:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cp/cpdpswaru2az522z.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Check out what upcoming lectures the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/abedian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bond University Abedian School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;has in store throughout 2017.</p><p><strong>May 18</strong><br>Lance Herbst / Herbst Architects, New Zealand</p><p><strong>July 27</strong><br>Creative Practice Seminar: Bob Sheil / Director, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL</p><p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br>Andrew Maynard / AIA QLD Chapter, Soutbank; Austin Maynard Architects, Melbourne</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br>Queensland Housing Seminar<br>Poole / Andresen / Clare</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Hannah Tribe / Tribe Studio Architects, Sydney</p><p>All talks are free admission and open to the public. To r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004902/new-usc-dean-milton-curry-shifts-pedagogical-focus-toward-theory New USC Dean Milton Curry shifts pedagogical focus toward theory Julia Ingalls 2017-04-27T15:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T14:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r3al3lj00px2o7io.jpg" width="650" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When you think about diversity and globalization and urbanization, you can&rsquo;t do it without a theoretical underpinning. You just can&rsquo;t. And I think that what we&rsquo;re seeing in the discipline at large is the limit conditions of thinking a-theoretically about urbanism, about inequality, about what we should do about environmental challenges and sustainability. We&rsquo;ve got to address it through a theoretical lens. - Milton Curry</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this interview conducted by Christopher Hawthorne as part of his pithy Building Type column, the soon-to-be-Dean of USC's School of Architecture Milton Curry talks about reintroducing a theoretical emphasis to the school's programs. Curry, who in his time at University of Michigan experienced <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982006/when-you-cut-funding-and-abandon-people-surprises-happen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's imploding urbanity</a> first-hand, also wants to build greater connections between underserved students in Los Angeles and the university. "Los Angeles metro region is huge in its economic footprint, its land footprint," Curry explains. "I believe cities to some degree have more influence than merely being one of a combination of cities within one nation. They execute trade deals on their own, in some cases. They execute climate policies, other kinds of policing policies on their own. I think that some of those lessons will apply to Los Angeles."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004473/after-a-tough-couple-years-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-has-a-new-lease-on-life-and-a-new-name After a tough couple years, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has a new lease on life—and a new name Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:52:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7d/7dkp908ydibnrtn8.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T</a><a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;has had a rough go of things the last few years. The school, which is located at the historic winter home of Wright, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494156/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin West</a>, almost lost its accreditation because it wasn&rsquo;t financially independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Things got so bad that they temporarily suspended new enrollment.</p><p>Then, the critic Aaron Betsky took over the deanship and was able to fundraise enough to keep the school accredited. Now, to mark their new, more-removed relationship to the Foundation, the school has been renamed the School of Architecture at Taliesin.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Adopting this new name, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, helps us to secure our identity as an experimental, forward-looking architecture program that is deeply rooted in the Taliesin Fellowship,&rdquo; Betsky <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/04/24/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-changing.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">states</a>. &ldquo;The process in which we developed our new relationship with the Foundation and our accreditors has been an opportunity to closely examine who we are as a school and ho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004397/future-use-architecture-a-project-by-faculty-members-at-northeastern-wins-100k-latrobe-prize "Future-Use Architecture", a project by faculty members at Northeastern, wins $100K Latrobe Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jmshdecfnvjt95h.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Awarded every other year by the AIA College of Fellows, the Latrobe Prize is a major award&mdash;$100,000&mdash;granted to a two-year project that leads &ldquo;to significant advances in the architectural profession.&rdquo; This year, the award, which is named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was given to a team of three faculty members of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18077/northeastern-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory.</p><p>Their project is titled &ldquo;Future-Use Architecture&rdquo;, and focuses on &ldquo;the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable contingencies while conserving the essential architectural design and performance.&rdquo; In other words, the project seeks to study how to design for unknown futures, with a focus on adaptive reuse and regeneration. The researchers are examining the tectonic and performative attributes of a building within the purview of its future use in the long-term, acknowledging persistent change as fundamental. According to the press release, the jury ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003976/jennifer-ly-wins-2017-rotch-travelling-scholarship Jennifer Ly wins 2017 Rotch Travelling Scholarship Justine Testado 2017-04-20T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:51:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2j0m57u05pdjz9w.jpg" width="650" height="543" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jennifer Ly, a designer at <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster +&nbsp;Partners</a>, was recently announced as the lucky winner&nbsp;of the 2016-17 <a href="http://rotch.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a>. Founded in 1883 in honor of Benjamin Smith Rotch,&nbsp;it allows the&nbsp;recipient to travel for at least 6 months studying architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>Starting with 110 entrants in stage one, only five finalists advanced to present their projects to the jury in Boston.&nbsp;Jennifer Ly ultimately&nbsp;won the jury's favor with her project &ldquo;New Common&rdquo;. Based in Silicon Valley, Ly &mdash; who received her master's in architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> in 2014 &mdash;&nbsp;will receive&nbsp;$38,500 to fund at least six months of travel in the coming year.</p><p><strong>New Common</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/q6/q62q9ya5hvac6qq5.jpg"></p><p>Project text: &ldquo;Situated in Boston&rsquo;s City Hall Plaza, the Forum is a contemporary civic place that promotes information, dialogue and collaboration. It fosters education and social interaction through the spatial intersections, ranging from intimate encounters to larger, urban spectacle.&rdquo;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zy/zyyit29by0kqvy2t.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The public auditorium serves as the center of the Forum, and opera...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students MAD announces the 2017 Architecture Travel Fellowship for students Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T16:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T16:59:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8oox4ccuzvnl0gw8.jpg" width="650" height="1156" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2009, Ma Yansong of MAD started a fellowship for young architects. Dubbed the MAD Architecture Travel Fellowship, it sends five international students to China, and five Chinese students out of the country. It's an incredibly simple application process: just submit a letter explaining your interests in architecture alongside a CV and a portfolio to <a href="mailto:travel@i-mad.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">travel@i-mad.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002960/editor-s-picks-467 Editor's Picks #467 Nam Henderson 2017-04-14T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T21:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20fopsabzc0eutef.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> started publishing excerpts from Archinect&rsquo;s fourth live podcasting event, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/908986/floating-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: Floating Worlds</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Looking at potential roles for architecture in the contemporary neoliberal economy, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender and identity, the event featured lectures/interviews with; Jack Self, <a href="http://www.christinebjerke.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a>, the Feminist Architecture Collaborative, one-third of Support.fm (and perhaps?) more&hellip;</p><p>Responding to some critics,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;offered <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150000055/working-through-architecture-and-its-refusal-an-interview-with-f-architecture-from-next-up-floating-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perspective</a> "<em>I've been publicly humbled several times recently for doing what I think a lot of commenters here are doing: reading/hearing something that makes me uncomfortable, so I get defensive about it and start delegitimizing it. I'm learning to just listen sometimes: to consider that the speaker has a platform for a reason (f-architecture is certainly doing stuff), and maybe I should listen *without commenting* and try to figure out why what they're saying makes me uncomfortable and examine what long-held beliefs I have t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002387/frank-gehry-to-design-new-krakow-academy-of-music-complex Frank Gehry to design new Krakow Academy of Music complex Justine Testado 2017-04-11T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:51:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Krakow Academy of Music recently announced <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> as the winner of a competition to design the school's new complex of educational facilities and main concert hall, which will be built on a former military site in the southern part of Krakow's Grzego&#769;rzki district.</p><p>When the Krakow Academy of Music, a Polish higher-ed institution, launched the two-stage competition last year, they sought a &ldquo;lively&rdquo; design that presented the most fitting architectural, functional, and acoustic solutions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/spu3iqmmighk1feu.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zw0zu0lvatxmtjtx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mykzbea9lzny6ki.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xpbo7hbiewv4h5in.jpg"><br><em>Images via afasiaarchzine.com.</em></p><p>The initial renderings depict a campus of silver cubic buildings with slightly skewed edges, and it looks pretty typical of the Gehry brand to anyone already familiar with his work. In explaining their decision, the jury noted how the winning proposal has &ldquo;good integration&rdquo; with the site and realizes its full potential, allowing room for future developments. &ldquo;The composition of the designed buildings of the Academy is created with a complex of pavilions respectf...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002483/milton-curry-named-usc-s-new-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture Milton Curry named USC's new Dean of the School of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpg" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After serving two influential five-year terms, USC's&nbsp;<a href="http://Curry%20arrives%20from%20the%20University%20of%20Michigan%20Taubman%20College%20of%20Architecture%20and%20Urban%20Planning,%20where%20he%20is%20associate%20dean%20for%20academic%20affairs%20and%20strategic%20initiatives.%20He%20was%20chosen%20for%20the%20post%20at%20USC%20based%20upon%20his%20expertise%20%E2%80%9Cat%20the%20forefront%20of%20disciplinary%20areas%20on%20race,%20architecture%20and%20urbanism%20that%20engages%20cultural%20theory%20and%20humanities%20research,%E2%80%9D%20the%20announcement%20said.%20%20Curry%20founded%20the%20CriticalProductive%20Journal,%20which%20examined%20scholarship%20and%20creative%20pursuits%20in%20architecture,%20urbanism%20and%20cultural%20theory.%20He%20also%20co-founded%20Appendix%20Journal%20in%20the%20early%201990s,%20which%20helped%20to%20catalyze%20debate%20on%20architecture%20and%20race,%20among%20other%20subjects." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a> will remain on the faculty but step down as the Dean of The School of Architecture on July 1st, when he will be replaced by Milton Curry. According to the L.A. Times:</p><p><em>Curry arrives from the University of Michigan&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. He was chosen for the post at USC based upon his expertise &ldquo;at the forefront of disciplinary areas on race, architecture and urbanism that engages cultural theory and humanities research,&rdquo; the announcement said.</em></p><p><em>Curry founded the CriticalProductive Journal, which examined scholarship and creative pursuits in architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He also co-founded Appendix Journal in the early 1990s, which helped to catalyze debate on architecture and race, among other subjects.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002487/new-york-becomes-the-first-state-to-make-college-tuition-free New York becomes the first state to make college tuition-free Nicholas Korody 2017-04-11T12:16:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/lay4m3m4n3a50jyl.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a historic move, New York has become the first state to make tuition free at four-year public colleges. A measure introduced by Governor Cuomo in January, the legislation was approved by lawmakers this weekend. Middle-class families could save up to $25,880 for a four-year degree at a State University or City University of New York.</p><p>The scholarship, dubbed the Excelsior Scholarship, is available for undergraduates enrolled at a SUNY or CUNY school whose families earn less than $100,000 per year. Each year until 2019, the income cap will lift until it reaches $125,000.&nbsp;</p><p>The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, currently $6,470 per year at four-year schools and $4,350 at community colleges. It doesn&rsquo;t cover fees and other expenses, like the costs of books or room and board. That being said, the budget for the bill includes $8 million to help students gain access to educational resources like e-books.</p><p>In order to stay on the scholarship, students have to maintain the GPA necess...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002374/apply-now-for-the-aa-athens-visiting-school-symmetry-sentience-workshop Apply now for the AA Athens Visiting School: Symmetry Sentience workshop Sponsor 2017-04-11T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:04:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5c6es5ts0o646ppk.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/athens/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Athens Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>Symmetry Sentience</em><br>Monday 12 - Thursday 22 June 2017</p><p>Our world has been enriched by numerous interactive means that connect us across the different continents. These amplifications take place through various media that in turn estrange people from their surroundings. Our built environment continues to evolve, into an interconnected hyperspace where architecture can be fluid, flexible and vivid. In 2017, AA Athens Visiting School, will address architectural themes involving active engagement and participatory design through prototypes that are characterized by action.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/il/iljgf3019h29wqas.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v3/v3iw29audy8rcxym.jpg"></p><p>Action-designed structures enabled by technology today, begin to timidly move beyond the utopian proposals of the 20th century&rsquo;s manifestos and hold a place in the world of realized designs. The AA Athens Visiting School incorporates in the design process, materials and scientific devices as vital parts of the end-creations. The research aims at bringing closer the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002383/apply-now-for-the-aa-istanbul-visiting-school-robotic-mediations-workshop Apply now for the AA Istanbul Visiting School: Robotic Mediations workshop Sponsor 2017-04-11T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:12:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9meqxpb6uawhp4uy.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>Robotic Mediations</em><br>Wednesday 28 June &ndash; Friday 7 July 2017</p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The programme continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/ow06ytmi36676j4j.jpg"></p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School will investigate the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication will be coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by-experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001526/meet-dr-sumaya-bint-sulaiman-al-sulaiman-saudi-arabia-s-first-female-dean-of-a-design-college Meet Dr. Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman, Saudi Arabia's first female dean of a design college Justine Testado 2017-04-05T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T14:57:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gck3eaqbmhk13se3.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dr Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman has become the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed dean of a design college. Al Sulaiman now heads the College of Design at the Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faysal University ...the highest administrative position for a Saudi woman at a public college or university was vice-dean, except at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, an exclusively for women university in the capital Riyadh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dr. Al Sulaiman's appointment at the University of Dammam College of Design last month is one of two groundbreaking university dean appointments in Saudi Arabia. She was appointed days after&nbsp;Dr. Dalal Namnaqani, who became the first woman to become dean at the&nbsp;Taif University College of Medicine.</p><p>Al Sulaiman has a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Newcastle (UK), a master's in architecture from King Faisal University, and has executive certificates in management, leadership, strategy and innovation from the <a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>.&nbsp;Before becoming dean of&nbsp;the University of Dammam's design college, she was the Vice Dean for Quality, Development and Academic Accreditation and Chair of the Graphic Design and Multimedia program.</p><p>Al Sulaiman was the&nbsp;<a href="http://ibk.mit.edu/past-fellows/dr-sumayah-al-solaiman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recipient of the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship</a>&nbsp;at MIT in 2013-14. &ldquo;Her research interests include areas of intersection between architecture and politics such as the mediation of power in space and place; ideologies and nation...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001360/thom-mayne-to-serve-as-critic-at-large-at-pratt-graduate-school Thom Mayne to serve as Critic-at-Large at Pratt Graduate School Nicholas Korody 2017-04-04T17:45:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T17:46:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tp/tph3zy2uafvopwil.jpg" width="650" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a newly released <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/news/view/renowned-architect-thom-mayne-named-graduate-architecture-and-urban-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press statement,</a> Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne has been named the first &ldquo;Critic at Large&rdquo; at Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design program (GAUD). The position was created &ldquo;to expand discourse across the GAUD curriculum and build connections between the pedagogical and professional aspects of the program.&rdquo;</p><p>Mayne is expected to work directly with students from each year and each program on projects on &ldquo;several key days&rdquo;. The press release states that these days will manifest as both intimate, one-on-one discussions and public events.</p><p>In honor of the appointment, Mayne will deliver a lecture on Thursday, April 13 at 6 PM, reflecting on his work as a pedagogue and architect.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001028/get-lectured-east-la-college-spring-17 Get Lectured: East LA College, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-04-03T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T13:45:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7z6t398sgtooy7x.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District.&nbsp;Don't miss their Spring '17 lecture series, which kicks off later this month.</p><p><strong>Apr 21</strong><br>Rene Peralta / <a href="http://generica.com.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Generica</a></p><p><strong>Apr 28</strong><br>Irma Ramirez / Professor, <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a></p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>Heather Flood / <a href="http://f-lab.squarespace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F-LAB</a></p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture <a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Want another way to share yo...</em></strong></p>