Archinect - News 2015-04-28T06:27:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126279040/winifred-e-newman-selected-to-head-ua-fay-jones-school-s-department-of-architecture Winifred E. Newman selected to head UA Fay Jones School's Department of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f53f9e45a1438c90654da2420ab1c2a.jpg" width="375" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winifred E. Newman will be the next head of the Department of Architecture for the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1. Newman is an associate professor, director of advanced studies and director of the I-CAVE Lab for Applied Visualization in the College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:43:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125907998/njit-coad-announces-new-director-for-school-of-architecture NJIT CoAD Announces New Director for School of Architecture CoAD_NJIT 2015-04-22T18:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T10:51:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qen0zdv8irmpryeg.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Garber is the author of &ldquo;BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling&rdquo; (Wiley, 2014). He is an award-winning architect and partner at GRO Architects. In addition to large-scale planning, Garber is an internationally recognized expert in the application of parametric design and building information modeling.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately.</p><p>Garber is the author of &ldquo;BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling,&rdquo; published by Wiley in 2014. He also was the editor of &ldquo;Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice,&rdquo; published by Wiley in 2009. He is an award-winning architect and partner at GRO Architects. In addition to large-scale planning, Garber is an internationally recognized expert in the application of parametric design and building information modeling.</p><p>In 2009, Garber and his architecture students were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. In 2011, as part of a worldwide competition, they designed and built a prototype of a solar house, which was exhibited in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Two years later, Garber and his students entered the China Solar Decathlon ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125909615/book-review-designed-for-the-future-80-practical-ideas-for-a-sustainable-future Book review: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable Future Nicholas Korody 2015-04-22T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lspw0ezv0s5tj87z.jpg" width="514" height="582" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have to admit to a degree of wariness when I first opened <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616893002" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World</em></a>, a new book edited by Jared Green and published by Princeton Architectural Press. The introduction makes some bold claims for a rather slim book with little text. &ldquo;We have the answers. We are both the cause of the problems and the solution to them,&rdquo; Green writes with supreme optimism. The book is a collection of eighty projects that leading architects, urban planners, artists, critics and thinkers chose as a response to the question: &ldquo;What gives you hope for the future?&rdquo; The criteria for their responses stipulated that they must discuss a project they admire, not their own. And the results are as varied as one might imagine for a question that is both vague and expansive.&nbsp;</p><p>More than anything else, the responses highlighted the mutability of the term &ldquo;sustainable&rdquo; within contemporary architecture discourse. &nbsp;Some of the responses, such as that of Katrin Kling...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125900751/ktismajournal-issue-5-lick-your-buildings-released KTISMAjournal Issue #5: Lick Your Buildings Released! Stephen Maher 2015-04-22T15:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T13:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adu8e6qzlen0fvol.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>KTISMA</strong>journal</em> is proud to release its fifth issue, <em>Lick Your Buildings</em>.</p><p><em><strong>KTISMA</strong>journal</em>&nbsp;is an annual, double blind peer-reviewed publication produced entirely by students at the&nbsp;<a href="http://aaa.uoregon.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.<br><br><em>KTISMA</em>&rsquo;s objective is to provoke: to awaken a community of peers, colleagues, advisers, administrators, architects, designers, artists, and the myriad thinkers, innovators, and dreamers who inhabit the tangible and metaphysical spaces of our profession.<br><br>Embracing a discourse that encourages the exchange of pragmatic and theoretical ideas, we endeavor to facilitate a larger rhetoric.&nbsp;<em>KTISMA</em>&nbsp;provides a focused forum about environments; how they are imagined, created, presented, interpreted and inhabited.</p><p><em>ktis&rsquo;-mah: (n.) thing founded; thing created</em></p><p>&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;</p><p><strong>THE CALL</strong></p><p><em>The tactile sense connects us with time and tradition: through&nbsp;impressions of touch we shake the hands of countless&nbsp;generations. A pebble polished by waves is pleasurable to the&nbsp;hand, not only becaus...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T13:02:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125772968/editor-s-picks-412 Editor's Picks #412 Nam Henderson 2015-04-21T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3na4tpamshhrxgvj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List</strong>; <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Speaks, the Dean at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sa25ejmbxlk0qn1.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>he SU Architecture program stands in stark contrast to what is happening, and has recently occurred at NJIT. Credible, steady leadership at Syracuse, instability in the leadership at NJIT.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Jolanda_Morkel/status/587905337564520448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolanda Morkel</a>&nbsp;felt the piece was "<em>Wwll worth a read</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg171x48u82h5mdf.jpg"></p><p>The roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was announced</a>.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> proposed "<em>Archinect field trip anyone</em>"? Meanwhile <strong>Lightperson</strong> tried not to get his hopes up "<em>I'm excited to see the new crop of architecture ideas but also get the feeling this will be another Tactical Urbanism show from the usual suspects, the cool European curators</em>".</p><p>Denver Post Fine Arts Critic, Ray Mark Rinaldi <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27843517/great-city-bad-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> why locals should listen to Jeffrey Sheppard&rsquo;s (co-founder and design principal for Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125795460/monu-22-on-transnational-urbanism-released MONU #22 on Transnational Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-04-21T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T12:12:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1yqou9pv7fiuvou.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, emphasized in an exclusive interview with MONU entitled &ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo; on the topic of &ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, <em><strong>Jean-Louis Missika</strong></em>, emphasized in an exclusive interview with <strong>MONU</strong> entitled <strong>&ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo;</strong> on the topic of <strong>&ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;</strong>. This new issue of <strong>MONU</strong> focuses on the impact of <strong>transnational processes</strong> on cities in general and the consequences of <strong>transnational relations</strong> between individuals, groups, firms, or institutions for cities in particular. We deemed it necessary to dedicate an entire issue to the phenomenon of <strong>transnationalism</strong> in relation to the city, to architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economical, and cultural terms, as these days, more than ever before, and due to the development of technologies that have made transportation and communication infinitely more accessib...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125432358/umsoa-to-propel-neighborhood-revitalization-with-650-000-from-knight-foundation UMSoA to Propel Neighborhood Revitalization with $650,000 from Knight Foundation Joachim Perez 2015-04-16T12:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbi0q80b6gm66wwv.jpg" width="255" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The School of Architecture has a long history of helping to reshape and revitalize the South Florida community,&rdquo; said Rodolphe el-Khoury, dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. &ldquo;We are pleased that Knight Foundation has chosen to support this unique project that will have a lasting impact on communities in need of assistance.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miami.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami</a>&nbsp;School of Architecture today announced a plan to bring &ldquo;third places&rdquo; &ndash; community spaces, marketplaces, incubators and training centers &ndash; into two underserved Miami neighborhoods with $650,000 from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knightfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John S. and James L. Knight Foundation</a>.</p><p>The Third Place Project will create spaces that provide resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders in these neighborhoods, as a way to foster their ideas and break down barriers. It will also help transform these neighborhoods and create opportunities for local businesses, by establishing inexpensive spaces for startups and hubs for arts, culture and entertainment. The grant will support&nbsp;<a href="http://www6.miami.edu/momentum2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;A major challenge in the Miami metro area is the disconnect between extraordinarily wealthy neighborhoods and boom areas and long-struggling urban neighborhoods such as Allapatah, Little Haiti and Opa-locka,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://arc.miami.edu/people/faculty/charles-c-bohl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Bohl</a>, associate professor an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:41:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyeg7t7xauuojjc3.jpg" width="514" height="589" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On April 15, 2015, University of Michigan's President Mark &#8203;Schlissel and Taubman College Architecture and Urban Planning Dean Monica Ponce de Leon broke ground with donor, A. Alfred Taubman on the new wing of the Art &amp; Architecture building. [...] The ceremonial shoveling of the ground was performed by Taubman College's Kuka robot, normally used for architectural digital fabrication research, painted maize and blue for the occasion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95947337/university-of-michigan-revives-plan-for-architecture-school-addition-and-doubles-budget-to-28m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Michigan revives plan for architecture school addition and doubles budget to $28M</a></p><p>Also, don't miss our recent <em>Dean's List </em>feature with&nbsp;<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>, the Dean at UM's Taubman College.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125232179/editor-s-picks-411 Editor's Picks #411 Nam Henderson 2015-04-13T23:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0125eqsxdf8e7k7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank.</p><p>&nbsp;Therein he signed off with this hopeful statement "<em>I would say we are, now in the 21st century, in the </em><strong><em><em>expanded field of architecture.</em></em></strong><em> We are challenged, but we believe that this is one of the most exciting times in history to be an architect</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Architecture School</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> will begin offering a master&rsquo;s program in "Urban Placemaking and Management"</a>,&nbsp;led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lightperson</strong> let it be known "<em>I'm all for placemaking in urban space if it is local (^) and isn't just high-line-washing or bike washing. Unfortunately this doesn't sound like a complete system of thought, but a trendy commodification and repackaging of what's hip</em>".</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifufls6gnscua7c.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest updates</a> on plans for the Mecanoo led redesign of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125203192/proposed-merger-of-university-of-nebraska-lincoln-architecture-arts-colleges-met-with-criticism Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism Alexander Walter 2015-04-13T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:00:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/og8n2b4gm4flwn51.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Merging the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture with another college is a disaster waiting to happen, a handful of architects said Friday. They were attending the NU Board of Regents meeting to protest plans to merge the architecture program with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. A merger could water down the quality of the architecture program and diminish the respect it commands, the architects told the board.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93815353/university-of-nebraska-lincoln-proposes-merger-of-architecture-arts-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124972074/visionary-cities-project-applies-urbanist-archetypes-to-damien-hirst-s-blank-development-site "Visionary Cities Project" applies urbanist archetypes to Damien Hirst's blank development site Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-10T14:58:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:38:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tihzaezgzexrylr0.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Students in UIC&rsquo;s &ldquo;Visionary Cities Project&rdquo; have pitted a selection of urbanist theories against one another, to see how historical visions of urbanism compare on a common ground. The studio, run by <a href="http://aeisenschmidt.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Eisenschmidt</a> at the University of Illinois at Chicago, takes urbanist models and schemes from the likes of Piranesis, Le Corbusier, and Hilberseimer, and reinterprets them on the blank slate of an upcoming development for the city of Ilfracombe, on the UK&rsquo;s southern coast. In reality, Ilfracombe&rsquo;s new district is being <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developed by the artist Damien Hirst</a>, with a plan for suburban subdivisions. But the UIC studio is interpreting the expansion as a &ldquo;cultural instigator&rdquo;; producing a collection of drawings that Eisenschmidt calls&nbsp;&ldquo;HiDef Cities of Architectural Urbanism.&rdquo;</p><p>Eisenschmidt provided the following "Historical Context" for the studio:</p><p><em>Architectural urbanism has a long history, which only by the mid-20th century was questioned as the urbanisms of modernism were unable to re...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124969651/get-lectured-abedian-school-of-architecture-15 Get Lectured: Abedian School of Architecture '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-10T12:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/722ycu0pvi0bovna.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</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.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Abedian School of Architecture at the Bond University in Australia with their 2015 lecture series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public. Refreshments at 6:15 pm; lectures take place at 6:30 pm in the Abedian School of Architecture Building.</p><p><em>Apr 13</em><br><strong>Juhani Pallasmaa</strong> - Helsinki, Finland</p><p><em>May 28</em><br><strong>Neil Durbach</strong> / Durbach Block Jaggers - Sydney, NSW</p><p><em>July 16</em><br><strong>Adrian Carter</strong> / Abedian School of Architecture</p><p><em>Aug 13</em><br><strong>David Erdman</strong> / davidclovers - Hong Kong</p><p><em>Sept 10</em><br><strong>Rachel Neeson</strong> / Neeson Murcutt - Sydney, NSW<br>Present...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124897382/tulane-architecture-dean-kenneth-schwartz-named-head-of-taylor-center-for-social-innovation-and-design-thinking Tulane architecture dean Kenneth Schwartz named head of Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking Alexander Walter 2015-04-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:29:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y465xllev80baabi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture Dean Kenneth Schwartz will serve as the founding director of the newly established Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. [...] The center, established with a $15 million award from Tulane Board member Phyllis Taylor, will expand the university&rsquo;s social innovation program and offer a space for faculty and students to collaborate on innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to issues in areas such as the environment, education and health care.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/124891751/get-lectured-cal-poly-la-metro-15 Get Lectured: Cal Poly LA Metro '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-09T13:23:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T14:24:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/atezilog8tg6hqu6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</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.</p><p>Today's poster comes from The Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design, an off-campus multidisciplinary program of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2668666/california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly San Luis Obispo</a>.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.<br>Lecture / reception / discussion: 6:30-8:30 pm</p><p><em>Apr 9</em><br><strong>Marcelyn Gow</strong> / Servo Los Angeles<br>at Helms Bakery District Event Space: 8745 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90232</p><p><em>May 1</em><br><strong>South Gate + HMC Charette</strong> / South Gate High School + HMC Architects</p><p><em>May 7</em><br><strong>Erick C&aacute;rcamo</strong> / X|A<br>at Helms Bakery</p><p><em>May 14</em><br><strong>Stanley Saitowitz</strong> / Natoma Architects In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124816981/could-scientists-engineer-synthetic-organisms-to-stop-climate-change Could scientists engineer synthetic organisms to stop climate change? Nicholas Korody 2015-04-08T14:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c69151b1b9262c3fc825b720f16e952.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scientists and politicians the world over are looking for ways to halt or reverse [climate changes], a task that is fraught with difficulties in a world hooked on fossil fuels. One option increasingly discussed is terraforming&mdash;deliberately altering the environment in a way that cools the planet... Instead of creating global engineering projects, why not create life forms that do a similar job instead...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ricard Sole and his associates at the ICREA-Complex Systems Lab in Barcelona are experimenting with the potentials of using synthetic organisms to terraform the planet. One advantage to such a project &ndash; as opposed to other terraforming ideas that would require engineering feats of unprecedented scale &ndash; is that the landscape could be changed with minimal human input, using "the growth and colonizing potential that life offers."</p><p>Of course, as the article notes, the potential problems are also massive, like, for example, unintentionally triggering feedback mechanisms that accelerate global warming, or devastate global food supplies. Looking back at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/114117296/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-2-haunted-houses-living-buildings-and-other-horror-stories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other historical attempts to engineer biology</a>&nbsp;to suit human interests, this seems a more likely outcome than not. But Sole and his team are trying to develop preventative measures against such runaway growth. And as the article notes, one day this may be an urgent necessity: "if and when that day comes, let&rsquo;s hope we&rsquo;ll be glad of the researc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124665037/kate-orff-to-emphasize-climate-dynamics-as-new-director-of-columbia-gsapp-s-urban-design-program Kate Orff to emphasize "climate dynamics" as new Director of Columbia GSAPP's Urban Design Program Justine Testado 2015-04-06T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cebwed0qvx3hxw9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE</a> founder and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Associate Professor Katherine Orff will succeed leading urban housing authority Professor Richard Plunz as the new GSAPP Director of the Urban Design Program starting this June. As a longtime GSAPP and Urban Design Program faculty member and landscape architect, Orff is best known for her eco-sensitive and resilient approach in her projects that integrate urban design, landscape design, and architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61i80v3by4b3cntw.jpg"></p><p>Strongly reflecting SCAPE's design philosophy, Orff plans to expand the Program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and engagement in dealing with timely issues of climate change and social topics. "My goal is to magnify the social and humanitarian ethos that the Program is well known for, and bring it together with themes of infrastructure, urbanism and climate dynamics," Orff said in a statement.&nbsp;</p><p>Evidently, Orff's work throughout her time in Columbia is heavy in collaboration. In the past, she has led various multi-disciplinary collaborat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management Pratt Institute to offer masters in "Placemaking and Management" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-06T14:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tq2iwrj70wmdrowk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 40-credit, four-semester master of science degree program &mdash; which purports to be the first of its kind in the United States focused on creating successful public spaces based on community planning [...] &ldquo;Rather than allowing these spaces to be formed as an afterthought of building design, placemaking sees the creation of successful public spaces as the starting point, which in turn dictates the siting and design of other components of the urban fabric.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The "Urban Placemaking and Management" masters program will be led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture. The program will be part of Pratt's Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development.</p><p>Pratt's full description of the program is available <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/urban-placemaking-and-management/urban-placemaking-and-management-m.s/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124614456/editor-s-picks-410 Editor's Picks #410 Nam Henderson 2015-04-06T10:10:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:30:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/lt4q0gppm7v42l5d.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a> Archinect talked with <a href="http://abrahamburickson.com/?page_id=130" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abraham Burickson</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/123744704/working-out-of-the-box-abraham-burickson-poet-conceptual-artist-and-founder-of-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, founder of </a><a href="http://www.odysseyworks.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odyssey Works</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;He explained "<em>Architecture school required total commitment, and in Odyssey Works that&rsquo;s the case as well &ndash; absolute, total commitment. Because otherwise nothing new is possible, and it&rsquo;s almost not worth it, that was the other thing I walked out of architecture with, that it&rsquo;s not really worth it to go into any project without a total commitment.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6w46b6qjj34etas.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>his was a great read, and I really appreciate the very close links to architecture and daily experience that somehow moves you out of a set mindframe and into a new one. &nbsp;Mr. Burickson is an excellent example of how it can be beneficial to get degrees in (or learn a lot about) other disciplines and apply a more general knowledge to our experience of living in a built world</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqwczn9g0gxdxcxs.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest iteration of Peter Zumthor's desig</a>n for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;criticized "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T20:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T14:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhx6hcj9h4dr02q.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three finalists have been announced for the 2015 Wheelwright Prize today: Erik L&rsquo;Heureux &mdash; Pencil Office, Singapore Malkit Shoshan &mdash; FAST, Amsterdam Quynh Vantu &mdash; Studio Quynh Vantu, London The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) &mdash; hosting the prestigious prize since 1935 &mdash; made the selection from a pool of nearly 200 applicants from 51 countries this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/124437163/njit-appoints-richard-garber-new-director-for-school-of-architecture NJIT appoints Richard Garber new director for School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T15:14:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T11:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85f830f207fe4c2bce41d91dc237eaaa.jpg" width="400" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. [...] In his new role, Garber will focus on restructuring the School of Architecture to make full use of the extraordinary talent represented by his colleagues. He intends to work closely with his fellow faculty members to orchestrate this transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/124360782/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-02T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:28:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umi4v7fu5nlxv52b.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</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.</p><p>Our latest featured poster comes from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Eugene and Portland for their upcoming Spring '15 lecture events. The school also announced Tine Hegli of Sn&oslash;hetta as the 2015 Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>EUG: Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, Oregon<br>PDX: White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, Oregon</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>Judy Yung </strong>/ Emeritus Professor of American Studies, University of California Santa Cruz<br>"Angel Island: Immigrant Gat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124361601/stanford-now-offers-free-tuition-for-families-making-less-than-125-000-per-year Stanford now offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000 per year Alexander Walter 2015-04-02T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:29:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5s/5sujkpm2pfoe2i9y.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If a student's parents make less than $125,000 per year, and if they have assets of less than $300,000, excluding retirement accounts, the parents won't be expected to pay anything toward their children's Stanford tuition. Families with incomes lower than $65,000 won't have to contribute to room and board, either. [...] there's something that every college could emulate about Stanford's policy: it's incredibly simple and straightforward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related (among a gazillion other references here on Archinect):&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture, Part 1</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117986587/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124274797/get-lectured-cal-poly-pomona-spring-15 Get Lectured: Cal Poly Pomona, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-01T12:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-11T17:18:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/06lfkzhybych8zli.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</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.</p><p>Our latest poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California State&nbsp;Polytechnic University, Pomona</a> Department of Architecture. Their Spring '15 Architecture Lecture Series starts this Friday, April 3.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures to take place @ the IDC,&nbsp;Building 89A at 12:00 p.m., unless&nbsp;otherwise noted.* Lectures may take place at an alternate location TBD. Open to the public.</p><p>April 3<br>David Freeland / Freeland Buck</p><p>April 10<br>Andrew Kovacs / UCLA AUD</p><p>April 17<br>Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena / Escher GuneWardena Architecture</p><p>April 24<br>Leo Marmol / Marmol Radziner Architects*</p><p>May 8<br>Dwayne Oyler...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124213753/ucla-professor-and-parking-guru-donald-shoup-to-retire UCLA professor and "parking guru" Donald Shoup to retire Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T17:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:30:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/28/28419c3d6fb3eae1477e867602130429.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 41 years of teaching at UCLA, Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will retire on June 30. [...] Shoup is widely known as the &ldquo;parking guru&rdquo; whose ideas on parking policies have been implemented in cities around the world. His influential book, "The High Cost of Free Parking" ... has led a growing number of cities to adapt new policies for parking requirements and to charge fair market prices for curb parking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Parking is a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15120/parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gigantic factor</a> in determining how cities in the U.S. look and function, and no one knows that better than Donald Shoup. Any parking study worth its salt is indebted to Shoup's research.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124136580/mark-boyer-selected-to-head-lsu-school-of-landscape-architecture Mark Boyer selected to head LSU School of Landscape Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-03-30T17:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:17:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fc3092db44e10c460ee020526e5cc7e.jpg" width="400" height="613" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark E. Boyer, professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the Fay Jones School of Architecture, plans to leave the University of Arkansas this summer after 17 years to become the director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. [...] Pending approval from the LSU System Board of Supervisors, Boyer will assume directorship of the school effective July 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/124126906/mixed-response-to-the-new-university-of-miami-soa-design-studio-building Mixed response to the new University of Miami SoA design studio building Alexander Walter 2015-03-30T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T21:12:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1527e29116bb47276458566a1c12840.jpg" width="454" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new design studio building for the School of Architecture (SoA) is expected to be completed by spring 2017. While some say the addition is long overdue, other architecture students are concerned with the building&rsquo;s look. [...] Underwood says he was also disappointed in the absence of input from students and faculty in the design process.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related announcement on the&nbsp;Archinect school profile page of the&nbsp;University of Miami School of Architecture:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/release/5208403/coastal-construction-funds-design-studio-at-the-university-of-miami-school-of-architecture/121590045" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coastal Construction Funds Design Studio at the University of Miami School of Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123743091/marlon-blackwell-and-rick-joy-in-conversation Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dd5f6914d86d5d2bd202f506762eddf.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!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/news/article/123751145/new-york-attorney-general-is-investigating-cooper-union-s-finances New York Attorney General is investigating Cooper Union’s finances Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-25T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:41:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f05fe9b9135bc737bf7acb6ff106e2eb.jpg" width="514" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When CU&rsquo;s board of trustees decided last year to start charging tuition, its chair Richard S. Lincer claimed that to do so was &ldquo;the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.&rdquo; The Attorney General&rsquo;s office will be looking into the decisions that left the university in such a precarious financial situation [...] It will also investigate the decision to start charging tuition itself, which was the subject of protests, demonstrations, multiple occupations, and, currently, a lawsuit</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>