Archinect - News 2015-09-02T06:48:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135666655/apply-now-for-the-aa-visiting-school-greece-thessaloniki-revelations-workshop Apply now for the AA Visiting School Greece: Thessaloniki Revelations workshop Sponsor 2015-09-01T19:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w950e1hlxh9wts0f.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Greece</a> program is getting ready for their Thessaloniki "Revelations" session, starting October 30 through November 9 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of Thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.&nbsp;</p><p>All architecture and design students and professionals worldwide are invited to sign up. Be sure to apply by <strong>October 15</strong>.</p><p>The workshop will challenge participants to rethink the way Thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. Students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of Thessaloniki.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2u3jetmze05jq6q0.jpg"></p><p>During the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods thro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135650564/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-fall-15 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-01T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8owfheu554pzv5m.jpg" width="514" height="766" 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 Fall 2015</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 ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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 next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>. Their Fall '15 lecture events start this Thursday, September 3.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Sept 3</strong><br>Farshid Moussavi / Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</p><p><strong>Sept 8</strong><br>Charles Waldheim / John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture</p><p><strong>Sept 10</strong><br>DISCUSSION: Housing&mdash;What Next?<br>With Eric Bunge, Hilde Heynen, Niklas Maak, Ir&eacute;n&eacute;e Scalbert, and others<br>Moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi</p><p><strong>Sept 15</strong><br>Jonathan Olivares / Jonathan Oli...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135636799/binational-urbanism-on-the-road-to-paradise-released Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise Released BOARD 2015-09-01T10:13:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T12:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ftr3p7vj5y3qxpky.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Binational urbanism has the potential to become one of the most interesting forms of life in the twenty-first century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Amsterdam-based publishing house <a href="http://www.trancity.nl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">trancityxvaliz</a> just released Bernd Upmeyer&rsquo;s new book entitled <a href="http://www.trancity.nl/publicaties/binational-urbanism.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Binational Urbanism &ndash; On the Road to Paradise&rdquo;</a>.<br><br>&ldquo;Never before was the mobility of individuals higher than it is today. People work and live not only in different places, but often even in different countries. Binational Urbanism examines the way of life of people who start a second life in a second city in a second nation-state, without saying goodbye to their first city. They live in constant transit between two homes, between two countries.</p><p>Binational urbanists come from all strata of society, from the highly educated and cosmopolitan creative classes to the working class. Through their continuous change of location, binational urbanists appear to be living in a state that is characterized by a constant longing, or a constant homesickness, for the other city. The author interviewed people of Turkish origin currently living in Germany, who commute regularly between cities in Germany a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135570777/get-lectured-usc-fall-15 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-08-31T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:07:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.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 Fall 2015</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 ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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>Kicking off the new school year last Monday, our first featured poster comes from the University of Southern California School of Architecture for Fall 2015.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p>Sept 9<br><strong>Jose Sanchez</strong> /&nbsp;Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture</p><p>Sept 28-Oct 16&#8203;<br><strong>Midterm Presentations &amp; Reviews</strong></p><p>Oct 12<br><strong>Graduate Open House</strong></p><p>Oct 21<br><strong>Junya Ishigami Drawing Workshop</strong> / Junya Ishigami + Associates - Tokyo</p><p>&#8203;Oct 26-30<br><strong>&#8203;Architecture in Italy</strong><br>Exhibition from Global Studies Program</p><p>Nov 4<br><strong>Kelly Shannon, P...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135212787/editor-s-picks-428 Editor's Picks #428 Nam Henderson 2015-08-27T12:18:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T13:29:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6g1j0m61g484udv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed Smiljan Radi&#263;. They discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134655300/architecture-at-the-limits-of-instability-an-interview-with-smiljan-radi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture at the limits of instability</a>.&nbsp;Therein Radi&#263; explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>In Chile, it&rsquo;s better to do it really brut rather than try to do it perfectly...And here to do something brut it's cheap, but in Europe it's really expensive.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cd8rfpshyjazh07.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134433610/architecture-of-segregation/50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a> by Paul Jargowsky (a fellow at The Century Foundation) which lays out the facts and statistics of decline and poverty's impact on American cities.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan</a>&nbsp;editorialized "<em>architecture must pay much more attention to this issue and start producing solutions instead of getting shamelessly high on celebrating star architect designed luxury condominiums for the globally rich clientele and elitist minimalist lakeside homes, and teaching their renderings in schools...We are inadequate and limited with our current scope as architects.</em>" &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller&nbsp;</a>later added "<em>It's a hard road, but the ability to define what you do- or the working towards that is one of the things that defines ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135106622/oklahoma-university-architecture-dean-apologizes-for-wearing-clothing-associated-with-islam Oklahoma University Architecture Dean apologizes for wearing clothing "associated with Islam" Nicholas Korody 2015-08-25T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:53:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ssxd8gpi19fsd8gw.jpg" width="514" height="216" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dean of OU's College of Architecture issued an apology Monday for wearing clothing associated with Islam at a back-to-school meeting. A photo on the College of Architecture's Facebook page that has since been deleted showed Dean Charles Graham wearing a white thawb and a red keffiyeh on his head at the meeting on Aug. 20.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his apology (posted below), Dean Graham wrote, "I asked a number of my Muslim friends around the campus and in Norman to see if my wearing the attire would be offensive in any religious way, and the answers were all resoundingly 'no.'" Still, his sartorial choice was controversial enough to generate three or four complaints to the president's office.</p><p>The University of Oklahoma maintains a study abroad program in Dubai focusing on building design and construction. In his apology, Dean Graham states he purchased the clothing during a visit there.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6iew15cbsl7b4ht.jpg"></p><p>As Dean Graham correctly notes in his letter, the keffiyeh and thawb are not specifically religious, but&nbsp;rather everyday attire in much of&nbsp;the Middle East, particularly the Arabia peninsula and the Levant. He compares the use of this clothing to "what my Scottish ancestors and family who wear kilts currently do," and to Texans wearing cowboy boots and hats.</p><p>Dean Graham contends he "tried to use the time I wore the attire as an educational exe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134433610/architecture-of-segregation Architecture of Segregation Orhan Ayyüce 2015-08-16T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:22:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxgdgs7wj9nxrqzu.jpg" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the dramatic decline in concentrated poverty between 1990 and 2000, there was a sense that cities were &ldquo;back,&rdquo; and that the era of urban decay&mdash;marked by riots, violent crime, and abandonment&mdash;was drawing to a close. Unfortunately, despite the relative lack of public notice or awareness, poverty has re-concentrated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Century Foundation publishes a Paul Jargowsky paper laying out the facts and statistics of decline and poverty's impact on American cities.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.tcf.org/experts/detail/paul-jargowsky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Jargowsky</a></strong>&nbsp;is a fellow at The Century Foundation where he writes about inequality, the geographic concentration of poverty, and residential segregation by race and class.</p><p>This work was support by The Century Foundation and the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University&ndash;Camden. The author received helpful comments and suggestions from Marie Chevrier, Natasha Fletcher, Straso&nbsp;Jovanovich,&nbsp;Lucy Muirhead,&nbsp;Jason Renker,&nbsp;Christopher Wheeler, and&nbsp;Zachary David Wood and production support from Abigail Grimshaw.</p><p>This Archinect editor thinks architecture must pay much more attention to this issue and start producing solutions instead of getting shamelessly high on celebrating star architect designed luxury condominiums for the globally rich clientele and elitist minimalist lakeside homes, and teaching their renderings in schools.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/134188780/last-chance-to-register-for-the-chidesign-cade-competition-is-august-19 Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19 Sponsor 2015-08-13T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE), as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Late registration deadline:<strong> August 19, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134044788/another-step-towards-licensure-upon-graduation-as-ncarb-approves-schools-plans Another step towards licensure upon graduation, as NCARB approves schools' plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-11T18:13:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T18:25:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g084a1vcmyrwgtgs.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NCARB&rsquo;s &ldquo;Integrated Path&rdquo; initiative, which works with architecture schools to develop programming that fulfills licensure&rsquo;s requirements by graduation, recently approved plans from over a dozen schools hoping to get their students licensed. Schools were <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100731688/ncarb-announces-it-will-create-program-for-architecture-students-to-graduate-with-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">invited to submit their initial proposals in May of 2014</a>, when NCARB announced it would work with NAAB-accredited schools to let students complete IDP and ARE requirements while they were still in school. Now, NCARB will work with each school that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116357898/inching-closer-to-licensure-at-graduation-as-schools-show-ncarb-they-re-interested" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">submitted a proposal</a> to get closer to a viable &ldquo;licensure upon graduation&rdquo; plan.</p><p>The schools will only be announced once their program is fully accepted by NCARB. Every year, starting again in early 2016, NCARB will invite additional schools to submit proposals to the &ldquo;Integrated Path Evaluation Committee&rdquo;. You can read NCARB's full press release <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/prod_object_assets/assets/45171104182235/LTF-IntegratedPathAcceptance.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI7NUHQYARXR2GGCQ&amp;Expires=1439326935&amp;Signature=pEyLniMevMuBYW5RlEKUYzChWp8%3D#_=_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Archinectors <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101114955/ncarb-s-licensure-at-graduation-announcement-rubs-archinectors-both-ways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">weren't overwhelmingly swayed</a> by the initial announcement of NCARB's initiative to have accredited schools offer licensure upon ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133719542/after-katrina-tulane-s-architecture-school-pivots-into-a-community-builder After Katrina, Tulane's architecture school pivots into a community builder Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-07T12:53:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/503956a9312a85a84986c627df0f0dab.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Tulane's] architecture program, established in 1894, is one of the country's oldest, but before Hurricane Katrina it was a little stuffy, known, if anything, for historic preservation, and not particularly prestigious. After the storm, the school reinvented itself as a destination for students and faculty interested in building in low-income neighborhoods and fragile environments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More post-Katrina context in New Orleans:</p><ul><li><a title="New Orleans public housing 10 years after Hurricane Katrina" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130199080/new-orleans-public-housing-10-years-after-hurricane-katrina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Orleans public housing 10 years after Hurricane Katrina</a></li><li><a title="Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98671389/post-katrina-will-new-orleans-still-be-new-orleans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?</a></li><li><a title="Tulane architecture dean Kenneth Schwartz named head of Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124897382/tulane-architecture-dean-kenneth-schwartz-named-head-of-taylor-center-for-social-innovation-and-design-thinking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tulane architecture dean Kenneth Schwartz named head of Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking</a></li><li><a title="There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124830674/there-s-still-hope-blighted-new-orleans-lot-will-become-playground-that-gets-kids-excited-about-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture</a></li><li><a title="High-rise proposal in Lower 9th Ward could bring much needed development, but at what social cost?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97103111/high-rise-proposal-in-lower-9th-ward-could-bring-much-needed-development-but-at-what-social-cost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High-rise proposal in Lower 9th Ward could bring much needed development, but at what social cost?</a></li><li><a title="First Frank Gehry Home Completed by Brad Pitt&rsquo;s Make It Right Foundation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53424586/first-frank-gehry-home-completed-by-brad-pitt-s-make-it-right-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Frank Gehry Home Completed by Brad Pitt&rsquo;s Make It Right Foundation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133565264/with-1-5m-to-go-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-approaches-first-fundraising-milestone-towards-independence With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-05T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:04:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7nrrww66st5vkcz.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In December of last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that it would try to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116035941/wright-architecture-school-sets-fund-raising-goal-for-independence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fundraise $2M by the end of 2015</a>, in order to establish The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as an independent organization. The Foundation set a $1M goal to be reached by the end of August 2015, and is now half way there &ndash; but must raise the remaining funds by August 25 in order to continue fundraising as planned.</p><p>From a press release issued by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation yesterday, the Chair of the School's Board of Governors, Jacalyn Lynn, asked those who wish to see the school continue operating to donate to the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Dqodqg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Campaign for Independence"</a> cause:</p><p>&ldquo;Without significant and immediate support, there will no longer be a stand-alone accredited Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. This campaign is the only opportunity to save the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as we know it &ndash; and to ensure its success and impact for decades to come."</p><p>Past news from Taliesin's rocky hi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133370895/dean-george-ranalli-in-sexual-harassment-probe Dean George Ranalli in Sexual Harassment Probe Terreform 2015-08-03T00:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T12:10:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhnxlmkzx38af8as.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Ranalli, 68, who has helmed the Spitzer School of Architecture since 1999, offered Ariella Campisi a ride home after the faculty holiday party at the Smoke Jazz &amp; Supper Club in December 2013, Campisi claims in a Manhattan federal-court lawsuit. Campisi, now 23, was there because she worked part-time as an office assistant for the architecture school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sad day for CUNY Architecture.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:20:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sirzr88kprqnzj8u.jpg" width="485" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...] Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14744391/university-of-nebraska-lincoln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNL</a> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125203192/proposed-merger-of-university-of-nebraska-lincoln-architecture-arts-colleges-met-with-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism</a></li><li><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></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132966837/how-university-presses-influence-our-understanding-of-urbanism-then-now-and-for-the-future How university presses influence our understanding of urbanism — then, now, and for the future Justine Testado 2015-07-28T18:52:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T20:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36i2iw8hy5fjfka9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many [university presses] have a storied history of amplifying voices that were long ignored...The litany is endless, underscoring the audacity of university presses in believing that every city deserves the best ideas possible. We need that. As we make choices about our modern cities, as policymakers, advocates or citizens, we need these books to ground our vision, to help us imagine what is possible. And that&rsquo;s why the tenuous future of university presses is so alarming.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131426011/pump-out-the-volumes-50-000-free-books-form-1-art-installation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation</a></p><p><a title="Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128177632/bradley-garrett-on-the-importance-of-gonzo-journalism-for-understanding-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities</a></p><p><a title="Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123814576/wilkinson-eyre-renovated-weston-library-at-oxford-now-reopened" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Screen/Print series</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132588869/bartlett-students-collaborate-with-mobile-urban-garden-project-in-london Bartlett students collaborate with mobile urban garden project in London Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-24T12:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-26T20:38:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z01tyz2c1rfjyfly.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kings Cross, a northern-London borough with an industrial history, has been undergoing massive redevelopment efforts since the turn of the millennium. Since then, the area has been referred to as an ongoing construction site, as a university, schools, affordable housing, and a public swimming facility have cropped up. And on July 22nd, undergraduate students at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture unveiled seven structures built into a new public garden in the area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/ig6mr7rvnjft82zf.jpg"></p><p>The structures were built in collaboration with an urban community garden project called <a href="http://www.globalgeneration.org.uk/skip-garden-and-kitchen-1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skip Gardens</a> &ndash; referring to the &ldquo;skips&rdquo; or &ldquo;dumpsters&rdquo; (as they&rsquo;re known in the US) where the flora was planted, making the Gardens mobile. Now, the students&rsquo; projects have been installed in the midst of Skip Gardens, and are open to the public, offering new facilities for educational vents, cooking, farming and dining.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/ob5j2a45gowrs27s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tstmaosws9o7f59w.jpg"></p><p>The structures are varied, but often feature reclaimed materials. There&rsquo;s a chicken coop made from bamboo, a hydro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132584053/syracuse-university-student-and-faculty-work-a-review-of-trans-inter-ference Syracuse University student and faculty work: a review of Trans(inter)ference Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:29:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpau4ma7q96dmhh8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/351727/iconic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iconic</a> in architecture? It's a debate that will never be settled precisely because the definition of "icon" is perennially changing to reflect the culture from which it derives. An icon, after all, is not necessarily a classic, and this inherent tension is partly what fuels Trans(inter)ference, an installation designed by Maya Alam in collaboration with Daniele Profeta and three <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a> students:&nbsp;Emily Greer, Waralee Kaewkoon and Thomas Byung H. Kim.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2bfpigd3etuch4c.jpg"></p><p>Made up from repurposed VHS tape strung over a frame system that has a rectangular series of partitions and a curved awning-like flourish, the work seems to never quite come into focus due to the fluttering of the tape. This constant subtle motion means that there is no one "right" way to perceive it: each observer's experience is free from a predetermined context. In this sense, Trans(inter)ference achieves its stated goal of being "an in-between object that weaves subject, object, and context into one."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vgmzqh06ac59wl1f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e3qus96vyhkcef1.jpg"></p><p>Mounted in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411153/fiu-professor-marilys-r-nepomechie-starts-term-as-acsa-president FIU Professor Marilys R. Nepomechie starts term as ACSA President Alexander Walter 2015-07-21T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrfulzpljxf4dnk3.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce that Marilys Nepomechie, Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University (FIU), has begun her term as ACSA President for 2015-2016 academic year. [...] Bruce Lindsey, teacher and administrator at Washington University in St. Louis, is also starting his term as Vice President this month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The ACSA announcement goes on to say: <em>"As president of ACSA, Nepomechie has vowed to address the challenges facing ACSA schools, including diminishing institutional funding to support faculty and student work; a need to increase student and faculty diversity; the imperative to facilitate broad accessibility and affordability to our programs; the challenges of reframing the possibilities offered by online education; and in response to the breadth and rapid pace of change in the academy and the profession, the need to reassess, and perhaps recalibrate, our curricular structures."</em></p><p>Related Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132354802/a-student-architect-s-plan-to-repurpose-grain-elevators-into-community-spaces A student architect's plan to repurpose grain elevators into community spaces Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-21T10:52:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:31:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/992ce0c9096ccc31b6b82f32fb82dcbe.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Ali] Piwowar, who studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, wrote her masters thesis in architecture on preserving the heritage of grain elevators by transforming them into community spaces. Saskatchewan once had over 3,000 wooden grain elevators. One by one, however, the structures have been disappearing from the skyline, victims of changing economic and transportation conditions. Today, Piwowar estimates there are around 400 such elevators remaining with only 80 in working order.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the world of grain elevators and their reuse potentials:</p><ul><li><a title="The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30687960/the-evil-evil-grain-elevator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator:&nbsp;<em>Places Journal</em>&nbsp;studies how grain elevators can seem both friendly and terrifying.</a></li><li><a title="Stored Potential launches" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97773/stored-potential-launches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stored Potential launches: a 2010 competition for an "iconic vacant grain elevator near downtown Omaha".</a></li><li><a title="The Wassaic Project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90761/the-wassaic-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wassaic Project: combining art gallery and grain elevator</a></li><li><a title="Grain Elevators" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45870/grain-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grain Elevators: on reuse potentials of grain elevators</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena named architecture director of 2016 Venice Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T16:03:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:37:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as54302p263wruux.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named architecture director of the 2016 Venice Biennale, in a decision made by Biennale's Board on July 18. Known for award-winning architectural work under his own Santiao-based firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10625115/ale-jan-dro-ar-ave-na-ar-chi-tects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena Architects</a>, Aravena also serves as the executive director for <a href="http://www.elementalchile.cl/en/projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELEMENTAL</a>, an &ldquo;Urban Do Tank&rdquo; focused on social housing, which he founded in collaboration with his architecture alma mater, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/692/pontifica-universidad-catolica-de-chile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile</a>, and the&nbsp;Chilean Oil Company (COPEC). His work has previously been featured both in the 2008 and 2012 Venice Biennales, winning the Silver Lion in 2008. He was a visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (2000 - 2005), and has served on the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in4fj62v5b0t90b4.jpg"></p><p>Regarding the theme of the 2016 Biennale, Aravena has proposed a focus on inspiring, vanguard work in architecture, and to exhibit &ldquo;success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132333013/with-modern-charleston-building-off-the-table-clemson-looking-to-lease-space-for-its-architecture-center With modern Charleston building off the table, Clemson looking to lease space for its architecture center Alexander Walter 2015-07-20T13:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T14:43:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cc45d60ab24231e077246140d45830b.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clemson University plans to lease space in downtown Charleston to house all of its locally based architecture and historic preservation programs until it decides on a permanent location. The decision comes about eight months after the university scrubbed plans for a contemporary architecture center at George and Meeting streets. The proposed building&rsquo;s sleek design sparked a lawsuit by neighborhoods and preservation groups.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131877039/reminder-the-2015-aa-summer-dlab-red-application-deadline-is-july-20 REMINDER: The 2015 AA Summer DLAB :: RED application deadline is July 20! Sponsor 2015-07-14T17:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w3y94rqmlrlshfd.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's still time to apply for the AA School of Architecture 2015 Summer DLAB :: RED workshop. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer program emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the phenomenon of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96890esc28t0ko3d.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by the use ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131581016/get-a-peek-inside-pratt-s-new-film-video-department-building-by-wasa-studio-a Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A Justine Testado 2015-07-10T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T21:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1et05irpmdl6oect.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After occupying a lower-level space in one of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>'s athletic buildings, prospects are looking bright and shiny for Pratt's <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/school-of-art/undergraduate-school-of-art/film-video-department/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Film/Video Department</a> as it settles into its new home on 550 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. The 15,000 square-foot facility was fully gutted and redesigned by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/43020582/wasa-studio-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WASA/Studio A</a>, whose project team happens to include Pratt alumni like Jack Esterson as lead architect; senior associate Sebastian Touzet as partner-in-charge for design; and project architect Brian Dobrolsky. The $4.5 million renovation began last July.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99hdpqd93gsgjsj5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9ude4rndts7l32t.jpg"></p><p>Built using free-span trusses, the new space has 23-foot ceiling heights and no internal columns. Pratt Architecture Professor and artist Haresh Lalvani created a series of perforated metal panels that wrap around the entrance lobby and cover the walls of the first and second floors. The customized panels display Lalvani's signature eye-popping patterns that are typically seen in his <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_haresh_lalvanis_metal_sculptures_now_on_display_in_white_plains_ny/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sculptural works</a>.</p><p>Formerly known as the Prattstore building, the ne...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131272620/what-s-trending-at-architecture-student-shows-this-summer What's trending at architecture student shows this summer? Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:07:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0ddcfqw7zn7u1qm6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At best, the work in the student shows is committed, hard-worked, brave, skilled, thoughtful and/or imaginative. At worst, the exhibitions offer bad sci-fi, lazy politics (&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s all hate America&rdquo;) and cod poetry. There are cliches that have been going round the schools for decades, such as the idea that the student&rsquo;s work is a quasi-science (a &ldquo;surgical operation&rdquo;, a &ldquo;laboratory&rdquo;). Certain buzzwords float around (there&rsquo;s a lot of &ldquo;liminal&rdquo;).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture critic Rowan Moore goes on to ask: "At root is the central question of architectural education: is it about preparing students for the realities of practice or is it about taking a freedom they will never have again, to dream and speculate?"</p><p>This has been discussed on Archinect before, but what's your personal take in light of the latest student shows architecture schools around the world presented to the public this summer? Any highlights everybody still HAS to go and see? What disappointed you?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975 SALT releases "Global Tools 1973-1975" Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-03T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T14:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6iy2yxm3iagz5m72.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am so pleased to announce that Global Tools is now out. Edited by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, contributions by Manola Antonioli, Valerio Borgonuovo, Alison J. Clarke, Beatriz Colomina, Silvia Franceschini, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, and Alessandro Vicari. If Graham Foundation wants to "like" it, there is a facebook page -Vasif Kortun, SALT</p></em><br /><br /><p>GLOBAL TOOLS &nbsp;1973-1975</p><p>In January 1973, a gathering took place in Milan at the editorial office of the magazine &lsquo;Casabella,&rsquo; involving, among others, the architects and designers Ettore Sottsass Jr., Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo&nbsp;Dalisi, Remo Buti, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Raggi, Davide Mosconi, and members of the groups Archizoom, 9999, Superstudio, UFO and&nbsp;Zziggurat. Together with the conceptual artists and intellectuals Franco Vaccari, Giuseppe Chiari, Luciano Fabro and Germano Celant, they founded Global Tools - a system of workshops that would last until 1975.</p><p>For the first time in the forty years that have passed since its formation, the experience of the Global Tools counter-school has been brought together in book form by <a href="http://saltonline.org/en/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SALT</a>, uniting the images and archive documents that were produced over the few short years of its existence. This volume is compiled to chronicle and evaluate the three years of seminar activity that took place between Florence, Milan and Naples i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131012683/employers-have-greater-leeway-on-unpaid-internships-court-rules Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules b3tadine[sutures] 2015-07-03T11:37:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T14:04:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rd9br2hca9hwg5m1.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Employers have considerable leeway to use unpaid interns legally when the work serves an educational purpose...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Writing for a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge John M. Walker Jr. held that the Labor Department&rsquo;s criteria were both out of date and not binding on federal courts.</em></p><p><em>He argued that the proper way to determine workers&rsquo; status was to apply a &ldquo;primary beneficiary test&rdquo; &mdash; a concept proposed by Fox in which the worker can be considered an employee only if the employer benefits more from the relationship than the intern.</em></p><p><em>Judge Walker wrote that he and his fellow judges on the panel &ldquo;agree with defendants that the proper question is whether the intern or the employer is the primary beneficiary of the relationship.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>He further argued that the test should hinge largely on the internship&rsquo;s educational benefits: for example, whether the internship was tied to the intern&rsquo;s formal schooling and whether it occurred in an educational setting.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130893085/back-to-business-nader-tehrani-appointed-dean-of-cooper-union-s-school-of-architecture Back to business: Nader Tehrani appointed Dean of Cooper Union's School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T20:54:00-04:00 >2015-07-06T14:39:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2l7sbhdmzs9oc79.jpg" width="514" height="532" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a nearly two-year search, the Cooper Union has selected Nader Tehrani as the new Dean of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture</a>, effective immediately. Following Dean Anthony Vidler&rsquo;s resignation in 2013, Elizabeth O&rsquo;Donnell took over as acting dean while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79387323/the-cooper-union-announces-a-search-for-a-new-dean-for-the-the-irwin-s-chanin-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the search committee</a> scoured the globe for a permanent replacement. Tehrani looks to be a prime choice, with a very impressive set of exhibitions, lectures and awards that has <a href="https://architecture.mit.edu/faculty/nader-tehrani" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already been extensively detailed elsewhere</a>. He is also the founding principal of both <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23862/office-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office dA</a>&nbsp;(along with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/450520/rodolphe-el-khoury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roldolphe El Khoury</a>,)&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14669697/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a>, and previously served as an architecture professor and the head of <a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w1bzdu9a501toem.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Model Home Gallery in Seoul, South Korea by NADAAA</em></p><p>Tehrani&rsquo;s deanship begins at a difficult period in Cooper Union&rsquo;s history, in the still very shaky aftermath of the school&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 decision to begin charging tuition</a> for the first time since its founding 156 years ago. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ongoing student protests</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123751145/new-york-attorney-general-is-investigating-cooper-union-s-finances" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">legal investig...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130731623/boston-architectural-college-announces-glen-s-leroy-as-new-president Boston Architectural College announces Glen S. LeRoy as new president Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:58:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvjwrmcqnxwuphdq.jpg" width="360" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dean of a Michigan architectural school has been tapped to head the financially struggling Boston Architectural College, after a year-long search that started with the dismissal of longtime BAC president Theodore Landsmark. Glen S. LeRoy, 64, who oversees Lawrence Technological University&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Design in Southfield, Mich., will become president of Boston Architectural College Sept. 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marc Pelletier, <a href="http://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> board of trustees president, published this written statement on the <a href="http://www.the-bac.edu/experience-the-bac/news-and-events/news/presidential-announcement-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school's website</a> today:</p><p><em>Dear BAC Community,</em></p><p><em>We are tremendously pleased to share with you the news that after a national search, Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College as our next president. Mr. LeRoy currently serves as the dean and a professor at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit. Mr. LeRoy stood out from a field of talented individuals for his commitment to practice-based learning, his great success at leading an urban design college during challenging times, and his creativity and ability to attract investment. He is also a well-known architect who has practical knowledge about the profession and the market our students will enter.</em></p><p><em>We have the utmost confidence that he is the right person to lead the BAC and to build on the solid foundation that exists while preserving o...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects Alexander Walter 2015-06-25T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:38:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this first year of Build Your Own Pavilion, young people aged 8 to&nbsp;14 are invited to submit their Pavilion designs online and at workshops&nbsp;across the UK during the summer of 2015. The platform and workshops&nbsp;give an insight to the basic principles of architectural design and&nbsp;workshop students will be given the Pavilion brief and a toolkit that&nbsp;begins with sketching by hand, working with simple modeling materials&nbsp;and progressing to 3D design and print technologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this week, London's Serpentine Galleries launched the much anticipated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 summer pavilion</a> &mdash; a vibrant and playful space slug designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>.</p><p>To celebrate fifteen years of pavilions (and continuing the theme of "playfulness"), the Galleries also launched <em><a href="http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge</a>, </em>an initiative that "enables young people to upload their own designs&nbsp;for a Pavilion to an online gallery, gain insight and learn about the&nbsp;architectural process from the world&rsquo;s leading architects, download&nbsp;tools for designing and building their own Pavilions."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/rea0rye4wu7x6gbo.jpg"></p><p>Besides the website, <em>Build Your Own Pavilion </em>also offers design &amp; engineering workshops for children throughout the UK, organized in partnership with Kidesign. See some images and a video of previous workshops below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jt/jtfatdtvqo67voul.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0d6bkyneeme161z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130277835/editor-s-picks-421 Editor's Picks #421 Nam Henderson 2015-06-24T09:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T12:07:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/452nj382f50v1px1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What makes an artless museum?</a>,&nbsp;which reviewed the February Sky-lit event/preview of the new Broad Museum.&nbsp;Therein she argues that it provided "<em>an opportunity for the architecture to be treated as a relational art object, but not so it could be handled with velvet gloves</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>great article, it's worth 2 or 3 reads&hellip;</em>" <a href="https://twitter.com/DonnaSinkArch/status/610831652332310528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;wrote "<em>A meaty essay...on the Broad Museum (meat, contraceptive sponges, art, raw spectacle: it's a big topic</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/midmkk31l72rwc51.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838477/don-t-be-a-tool-role-of-software-vs-vision-in-architectural-employment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Role of Software vs. Vision in Architectural Employment</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13473220/derek-kaplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Kaplan</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Great article on a topic that needs more discussion.</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yv5xsrmd2c8di1q9.jpg"></p><p>Charles Correa, named "<em>India&rsquo;s Greatest Architect</em>"&nbsp;by RIBA, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791024/charles-correa-legendary-indian-architect-dies-at-84" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">died</a> at 84.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> eulogized "<em>He was pretty great. &nbsp;I studied his residential developments extensively as a student...He will be missed</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/sm7co71paw68qmzs.jpg"></p><p>Despite recovering from several major surgeries for cancer, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando spoke with </a><a href="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsroomtokyo/aired/20150611.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NHK World</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> about</a>; recent projects, the durability of...</p>