Archinect - News 2016-07-23T05:14:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-20T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T23:14:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mj3blywy2byzsv4c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Melania Trump&rsquo;s much-anticipated address at the Republican National Convention on Monday provoked outrage for <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/755803537653764096" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarizing Michelle Obama&rsquo;s speech</a> at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the typically demure member of Trump&rsquo;s campaign suddenly became the center of a lot of negative press.</p><p>The ensuing wave of critical attention towards Melania Trump dug up other questionable details about her position in the campaign&mdash;among them, its claim that she obtained &ldquo;a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia&rdquo;, according to her bio in the <a href="http://convention.gop/post/147558746375/2016-gop-convention-program-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GOP Convention&rsquo;s program</a>. The same information appears on Melania Trump&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.melaniatrump.com/my-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official website</a>.</p><p>An obvious red flag, pointed out by <a href="http://www.snopes.com/melania-trump-architecture-degree/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">snopes.com</a>, is that &ldquo;There is no &lsquo;University in Slovenia,&rsquo; nor is there a &lsquo;University of Slovenia.&rsquo;&rdquo; Previous to the RNC, multiple profiles of Melania Trump (including those for <a href="http://www.gq.com/story/melania-trump-gq-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GQ</a> and <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/09/who-is-melania-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Yorker</a>) had looked into her academic background and reported that she did indeed attend the school of architecture a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957352/reflections-on-binational-urbanism-by-ryan-dewey Reflections on Binational Urbanism by Ryan Dewey BOARD 2016-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T17:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9upgubpoxeana0iz.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier in my career I was based in Chicago but I was working in Nigeria and also doing some graduate work in the summer in England.<br><br>The longest trip I packed for was 60 days in the same suitcase and it covered a month in England and a month in Nigeria.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nb/nbwpzsythli6o4vr.jpg"><br><br>It was a tough time in my life, but it was also kind of utopian as well because there are certain advantages to being highly mobile.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcyv63jnbls3zrzq.jpg"><br><br>In Germany today there are 1.8 million Turks. Every year 93.5% of those people travel from Germany to Turkey at least one time, that is nearly 1.7 million Turks across all strata of society who regularly travel between cities in Germany and cities in Turkey.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3hilsndnuw1a7qmq.jpg"><br><br>Looking at the lifestyle of this population, Bernd Upmeyer develops a theory of a new form of urbanism in his book <em>Binational Urbanism</em>. A binational urbanist is someone who because of the practical matters of their lives spend their time living in oscillation between two different countries. This is a thoughtful book with an interesting approach to rese...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957918/is-psychedelia-the-new-black-in-student-architectural-work Is psychedelia the new black in student architectural work? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T04:24:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbulz717rhhh1ym4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects might be known for wearing black, as if in permanent mourning for the lives they once had, and for spending months searching for the perfect shade of grey. But judging by this year&rsquo;s student shows, that monochromatic hegemony is under threat: the next generation appears to be plotting a psychedelic revolution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Incorporating influences drawn from popular media and gaming, architecture is increasingly reflecting the multi-faceted world in which we live, at least if you take a look at this new UK-based student work. Students from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139458468/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bartlett</a> at the University College London, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/34763280/royal-college-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Royal College of Art</a>, and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a>&nbsp;have created unusually vibrant and occasionally pop-culture referential drawings:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wttnhluc9bbehg5j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2wjxieups8fw4she.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2csfev06i386fdub.jpg"></p><p>In the mood for more trippy-ness? Here's a sampling:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512542/famous-architecture-as-rendered-through-google-s-creepy-deepdream" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Famous Architecture as Rendered Through Google's Creepy "DeepDream"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53759034/powering-mumbai-with-magic-mushrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powering Mumbai with Magic Mushrooms</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long and weirding road: a tour through Los Angeles urbanism in "Sidewalking"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957671/what-drives-creativity-among-architects What drives creativity among architects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-13T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:41:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8x/8xnplmhz2bpo8c89.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that potential? These were driving questions behind&nbsp;a 1958-59 study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, which attempted to divine the elements of creativity by analyzing and interviewing several prominent architects of the time, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943911/completing-the-mies-van-der-rohe-brick-country-house-an-odyssey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Eames</a>, Gregory Ain, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79619807/a-quincy-jones-la-retrospective-at-the-hammer-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quincy Jones</a>. The architects were also encouraged to rate each other. Bottom line? Richard Neutra "has intellect" while Mies Van Der Rohe was considered to be "a great sculptor"&nbsp;although "human comfort is disregarded."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/927b4xwijfbsoxy6.jpg"></p><p>The study languished in obscurity until this&nbsp;year&nbsp;when <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierluigi Serraino published <em>The Creative Architect</em> (and spoke about it on Archinect's 1:1 podcast)</a>.&nbsp;On reading the book, Steven Holl commented:&nbsp;&ldquo;We now know that childlike wonder, an absence of fear, and strong intuition are key aspects of creativity.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>&nbsp;is a thought-provoking and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957163/coop-himmelb-l-au-compares-campus-redesign-of-the-university-of-applied-arts-vienna-to-a-prison-courtyard Coop Himmelb(l)au compares campus redesign of the University of Applied Arts Vienna to a "prison courtyard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-11T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5amkm2crcsa6mm09.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the University of Applied Arts Vienna chose a winner for its campus redesign competition in 2012, the proposal is just now being made a reality&mdash;much to the disappointment of another prominent Viennese institution, Coop Himmelb(l)au.</p><p>The University selected Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architecktur&rsquo;s design for a major renovation and expansion of its current buildings, totaling 9,500 square meters of new space. On July 6, the University broke ground on the project, and on July 8, Coop Himmelb(l)au&rsquo;s communications office sent out an email decrying the design, comparing it to a &ldquo;prison courtyard&rdquo; and asking &ldquo;does it necessarily have to be the worst project which will now be realized?&rdquo;:</p><p><em>Commonly, Architecture is understood to be a three-dimensional imprint of content. Following this view, the rendering &ndash; boastfully called &ldquo;inwards facing campus&rdquo; &ndash; looks rather like a prison courtyard. If that image was a reflection of the University of Applied Arts&rsquo; curricula, one should definitely be con...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956241/arcsoc-university-of-cambridge-summer-exhibition ArcSoc (University of Cambridge) Summer Exhibition Anna Jenkin 2016-07-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:28:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jou3u3zs6art40m9.jpg" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>The University of Cambridge Department of Architecture (ArcSoc) is proud to host their annual exhibition at the Bargehouse (SE1 9PH) from the 14th-17th July (Press preview, 6pm, Thursday 14th July). The Summer Show is the culmination of a year&rsquo;s design work in the studios and is entirely student curated, designed and run. From the initial explorations of first years to the final schemes of their graduates, the ethos of their work is grounded in context and collaboration across the school.</em></strong></p><p>The exhibition will run until the 17th July, including&nbsp;lectures from alumni and on the 16th July, prospective students will be invited to attend talks by current students and studio tutors. Alongside the drawings and models, there will be pavilions and extracurricular artwork to showcase our students&rsquo; many talents.</p><p>ArcSoc is an entirely student-run society. We raise funds for the exhibition by hosting a variety of events in Cambridge throughout the year, from drawing classes that support the universi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956391/columbia-gsapp-names-weiping-wu-director-of-urban-planning-program Columbia GSAPP names Weiping Wu Director of Urban Planning Program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-06T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:56:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtqkk8k3omib3px0.jpg" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Effective July 1, Wu became the new Director of the Master of Science in the Urban Planning program at Columbia's GSAPP, as announced by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current dean, Amale Andraos</a>. In a press release issued by GSAPP, Wu is referred to as one of the "top scholarly experts on Chinese urbanization", focusing on issues of migration, housing and infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><p>Andraos described Wu as "that rare scholar who has the ability to bridge theory and practice and is committed&nbsp;to advancing the field towards the bettering of our built environment.&rdquo; Previously, Wu was the Chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department at Tufts University, and editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research. She will continue in her role as&nbsp;President and&nbsp;President-Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).</p><p>More from GSAPP:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943271/dismantled-models-amale-andraos-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dismantled Models: Amale Andraos on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #21</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142514600/easing-from-school-into-practice-gsapp-launches-incubator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Easing from sc...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956114/digital-elytrons-latest-architecture-technology-at-the-v-a-museum Digital Elytrons. Latest Architecture Technology at the V & A Museum. kplatzgummer 2016-07-06T04:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T04:26:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bzz2pm9j7sfqj3g.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Todays, pavilions are an omnipresent type of building. Unburdened to a certain degree from constraints of conventional architectures, such as program or function, pavilion designs offer architects a reign of technological and formal possibilities. Architects are commissioned for designs, in which speculation, provocation and experimentation is allowed, or even more, it is requested. Currently, visitors of Victoria &amp; Albert Museum, run in the courtyard into an exemplary architecture experiment, posing a radical statement for contemporary digital architecture technology.</p><p>The Elytra Filament Pavilion, designed by a team of architects and engineers around Achim Menges from the Universities of Stuttgart and Munich, demonstrates a visionary for a yet to be determined digital future in the building industry. Within the context of the exhibition "Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design", the museum's courtyard has been turned into a test ground for the latest emerg...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956053/robert-durst-s-favorite-spot-in-la-sci-arc Robert Durst's favorite spot in LA? SCI-Arc! Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T15:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/1112twir9ggv8d83.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an exchange with The Times following his sentencing Wednesday, real estate heir Robert Durst reflected on his health, politics in America and the 16-year-old murder case that&rsquo;s expected to bring him back to Los Angeles this summer. [...] Were there places in L.A. that he liked best? &ldquo;SCI-Arc,&rdquo; he replied.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Of course.</p><p>For more news from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939712/modern-scientist-sci-arc-founder-ray-kappe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Scientist: SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #18</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149823829/a-liberal-education-tom-wiscombe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Liberal Education: Tom Wiscombe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #14</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148831348/philosopher-graham-harman-to-join-sci-arc-faculty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philosopher Graham Harman to join SCI-Arc faculty</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147447991/sci-arc-launches-meat-a-curatorial-summer-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955940/thomas-heatherwick-awarded-honorary-fellowship-by-goldsmiths-university-of-london Thomas Heatherwick awarded Honorary Fellowship by Goldsmiths, University of London Ellen Hancock 2016-07-05T10:47:00-04:00 >2016-07-05T10:47:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85tcou9g5d3k9dpd.jpg" width="514" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heatherwick who founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 has been recognised for his 'innovative' contribution to the architecture and design field.&nbsp;</p><p>Writer and Goldsmiths lecturer Adam Mars-Jones, who will introduce Goldsmiths&rsquo; new Honorands to the stage over four graduation ceremonies this July, says:<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Thomas Heatherwick has a multi-disciplinary approach, a practice of looking<br>at things afresh and moving in unexpected directions, so that the resulting objects are both elegant design solutions and examples of lateral thinking made visible.&rdquo;</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p>His best known projects include the Olympic Cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the New Bus for London. In 2013 he was awarded a CBE for his services to design.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T01:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954664/after-being-rejected-by-princeton-three-michael-graves-properties-slated-for-purchase-by-kean-university After being rejected by Princeton, three Michael Graves properties slated for purchase by Kean University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T18:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20l6mcuehhhom8bq.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through his will, he donated the properties to Princeton University, his neighbor and longtime employer. [...] &ldquo;We were grateful to be able to consider the possibility of accepting Michael Graves&rsquo;s properties, but concluded that we could not meet the terms and conditions associated with the gift,&rdquo; [Princeton] said in a statement. Among those &ldquo;terms and conditions&rdquo; were preserving the houses and making them fit for education &mdash; a cost that Kean said it was willing to take on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Estimates by Kean's president, Dawood Farahi, place annual maintenance costs for the three Princeton, NJ properties (including The Warehouse, Graves' home and studio) at $30,000 to $40,000 per year, and "retrofitting the buildings for student use would cost about $300,000. The three properties were appraised for a total value of nearly $3.2 million."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title="NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Fast Forward, Look Back&quot;: Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123222752/fast-forward-look-back-archinect-sessions-episode-21-featuring-craig-hodgetts-of-ucla-s-hyperloop-studio-and-remembering-michael-graves-with-colleague-patrick-burke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke</a></li><li><a title="Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954304/holistic-design-tool-homekit-takes-on-issues-of-resilient-community-and-sustainability-in-rural-colombia Holistic design tool HOMEKIT takes on issues of resilient community and sustainability in rural Colombia Sponsor 2016-06-28T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T11:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmg1wo9h810m4qf4.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Population growth and lack of shelter are the main indicators of increased poverty in developing countries. Every year, millions of people in rural communities in tropical climates migrate to cities in search of a better life. Informal settlements proliferate on the cities&rsquo; peripheries. However, what often awaits them is misfortune: few employment opportunities, lack of clean water, crowded housing spaces, crime, and other threats to their family traditions and lifestyle.</p><p>The HOMEKIT training program educates people in rural areas to sustainably cultivate bamboo and empower their villages to be self-reliant and to meet their own shelter needs. The system reduces forest depletion and contributes to the socioeconomic infrastructure of the villages. It provides safe, dignified, highly functional homes that respond to the local environment and natural disasters, connects people with the natural systems that support them, and he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953947/katherine-ankerson-named-dean-of-unl-college-of-architecture Katherine Ankerson named dean of UNL College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T19:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T19:42:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/642xo6pehwq33vp2.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Katherine Ankerson, professor and head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University, has accepted appointment as dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. [...] Ankerson, who was a professor and associate dean in the UNL architecture college from 1996 to 2011 before her tenure at Kansas State, will assume the dean's post July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950267/university-of-calgary-pays-16k-to-recover-data-held-hostage-by-ransomware-attackers University of Calgary pays $16K to recover data held hostage by ransomware attackers Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T13:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T13:05:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99wbtxycd0bk16vd.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canada's University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian, ~&pound;10,800) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by crypto ransomware attackers. The ransom was disclosed on Wednesday morning in a statement issued by University of Calgary officials. It said university IT personnel had made progress in isolating the unnamed ransomware infection and restoring affected parts of the university network.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"It went on to warn that there's no guarantee paying the controversial ransom will lead to the lost data being recovered."</em></p><p>Attacks with ransomware have become increasingly frequent. As the name suggests, ransomware allows hackers to take computers hostage until the user pays up. The increasing prevalence of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has facilitated the rise in such attacks.</p><p>As the University of Calgary's Vice President stated, ""We are conducting world class research daily and we don&rsquo;t know what we don&rsquo;t know in terms of who&rsquo;s been impacted and the last thing we want to do is lose someone&rsquo;s life&rsquo;s work."</p><p>For more on that state of privacy in our digital era, check out these links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" target="_blank">If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949640/casing-the-joint-geoff-manaugh-discusses-his-latest-book-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-on-one-to-one-26" target="_blank">Casing the joint: Geoff Manaugh discusses his latest book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City" on One-to-One #26</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946045/goodbye-to-public-anonymity-this-new-russian-face-recognition-app-may-spell-its-end" target="_blank">Goodbye to public anonymity? This new Russian face-recognition app may spell its end</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 201...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949449/editor-s-picks-447 Editor's Picks #447 Nam Henderson 2016-06-05T16:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T23:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lf062tsdkfr91d48.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> wrote about architectural solutions, four major U.S. cities have used, to address homelessness.&nbsp;<strong>no_form</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">quipped</a>&nbsp;"<em>Giving homeless people housing solves homelessness. Wow, fucking brilliant. Took long enough to recognize the obvious.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0h/0hkv4pcsr0pn8rf4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;previewed Anupama Kundoo's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947194/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-anupama-kundoo-s-building-knowledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Knowledge</a>"&nbsp;and examined "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947453/examining-the-2016-venice-biennale-sarajevo-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Now</a>" as part of Archinect&rsquo;s 2016 Venice Biennale coverage.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The Guardian provided <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a First look</a>: inside the Switch House. The new "<em>arresting brick ziggurat</em>"&nbsp;for Tate Modern's.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>, commented "<em>Those stairs are beautiful.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0i/0ibj4f98b6zslp8v.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947167/david-chipperfield-selects-simon-kretz-as-his-2016-17-rolex-arts-prot-g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that Swiss architect Simon Kretz is the lucky prot&eacute;g&eacute; who will get to work with David Chipperfield in a year-long architecture mentorship (from the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative), kickstarted a discussion about diversity, "<em>white male shit....</em>"&nbsp;and mentoring vs patronage. <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a>&nbsp;paused to put things in perspective, via an amazing podcast with<a href="http://the-archipelago.net/2016/05/26/mabel-o-wilson-design-racism-2-can-the-masters-tools-dismantle-the-masters-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Mabel Wilson</a> from Columbia. "<em>The were some crazy points brought up, like the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949043/penn-state-announces-new-endowment-for-student-study-abroad Penn State announces new endowment for student study abroad Julia Ingalls 2016-06-02T15:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T15:38:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxtigkim83l93k2e.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the early 1960s, [Penn State's] international studies were confined mainly to books and photos &mdash; until George Ehringer and his classmates organized a semester in London, the department&rsquo;s first official study abroad trip. Ehringer, who earned his bachelor of science in architecture from Penn State in 1964, recently made a $25,000 gift to create the George D. Ehringer, Class of 1964, Award for Study Abroad in the Department Architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to this warmhearted account, from unwittingly meeting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127787413/buckminster-fuller-s-fbi-file-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>&nbsp;("He was never introduced. It was only later we learned it was Buckminster Fuller!&rdquo;)&nbsp;to developing relationships that lasted for decades, studying abroad in London ultimately benefitted the 1964 Penn State architecture students in ways they could not have anticipated. Anyone who wants to donate to the newly created endowment can do so either via snail mail (Penn State to the A&amp;A Development office, 107 Borland Building, University Park, PA 16802) or <a href="https://secure.ddar.psu.edu/s/1218/2014/index.aspx?sid=1218&amp;gid=1&amp;pgid=658&amp;cid=2321&amp;dids=2607&amp;bledit=1&amp;appealcode=AD6EJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xyjd1n1vesz2n5s.jpg"></p><p>For more on the benefits of travel in architectural education:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142454438/sci-arc-expands-to-shanghai-with-more-global-programs-on-the-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc expands to Shanghai, with more global programs on the way</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104958157/rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-publishes-yearlong-research-on-european-performing-arts-based-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949044/battle-rages-over-a-public-sculpture-in-mexico-city Battle rages over a public sculpture in Mexico City Nicholas Korody 2016-06-02T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:36:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kesetg1nx44nm4sv.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a simple sculpture: 64 concrete pyramids that stand in a perfect circle around two-and-a-half acres of rippling, black volcanic rock. Known as &ldquo;Espacio Escult&oacute;rico&rdquo; (&ldquo;Sculptural Space&rdquo;), the sculpture was inaugurated in 1979 here on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. It is considered one of the most important pieces of land art in Mexico, a tranquil oasis in a chaotic city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But the recent construction of a white eight-story building nearby has prompted a furious protest that pits the university&rsquo;s needs against Mexico&rsquo;s cultural heritage."</em></p><p>For more news from the <em>Distrito Federal</em>, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936224/how-one-architect-is-working-to-fix-mexico-city-s-faulty-water-supply-infrastructure" target="_blank">How one architect is working to fix Mexico City's faulty water supply infrastructure</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141169645/a-return-to-mexico-city-s-lacustrine-origins" target="_blank">A return to Mexico City's lacustrine origins</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139400639/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-tatiana-bilbao-s-solution-to-mexico-s-housing-shortage" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Tatiana Bilbao's solution to Mexico's housing shortage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134815269/fr-ee-frente-and-rvdg-to-redevelop-mexico-city-s-historic-avenida-chapultepec" target="_blank">FR-EE, Frente and RVDG to redevelop Mexico City's historic Avenida Chapultepec</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948835/ds-r-vs-tod-williams-billie-tsien DS+R vs. Tod Williams Billie Tsien? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-01T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:06:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjv4scecqz5huoa8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not the first time, though, that a design like this has been pitched for the university. However inadvertently, the DS+R design resembles another proposal for the campus&mdash;a draft project that was eventually revised. While the resemblance between two draft renderings is hardly consequential, this one comes as a surprise, given the nature of the projects and the history between the firms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Raking only the choicest aesthetic muck, in this piece Kriston Capps wonders at the passing similarities between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>' initial proposed design for the University of Chicago's David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio, and Renfro</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently unveiled plans for the Rubenstein Forum</a>, before bringing up the destruction of TWBTA's Folk Art Museum Building, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">destroyed to make way for DS+R's MoMA expansion</a>. As Capps writes, "The tortured history between these firms suggests that a resemblance is something that these firms would rather avoid."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ol/olpw6z8zfjkua97f.jpg"></p><p>The latest on TWBTA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937017/it-s-almost-as-if-they-were-getting-revenge-for-what-moma-did-to-their-folk-art-museum-twbta-take-on-charles-moore-s-hood-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It&rsquo;s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum" &mdash; TWBTA take on Charles Moore's Hood Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams &amp; Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0b8e599fecb435ada89590dc3614871.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/686eaba95e147d598bb86a75427516c1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9ea9174667de37b0aebd73f8f13bf00.jpg">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948679/a-girls-only-summer-camp-for-aspiring-architects-and-engineers A girls-only summer camp for aspiring architects and engineers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-31T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqsuoyzqify20vb2.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Girls Inc. was looking for ways to get their girls interested in fast-paced, high-paying jobs where women traditionally have been left out. Architecture and engineering certainly fit the bill. [...] the girls will travel to various construction sites and talk to professionals in the field. Girls Inc. also is looking to build a new, bigger facility, and the summer camp girls will play a large part in the initial design, even being given a chance to pitch their project</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the gender gap in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li><li><a title="Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" 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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947732/alejandro-zaera-polo-sues-princeton-university-for-libel Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University for libel Justine Testado 2016-05-26T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T17:30:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4cveq6savj3s1vu.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Former Princeton architecture dean <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66433523/azpa-alejandro-zaera-polo-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Zaera-Polo</a> filed a lawsuit to the Superior Court of Mercer County&nbsp;earlier this week against Princeton University, claiming that the school is guilty of libel and breach of contract. Zaera-Polo was asked <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to resign</a>&nbsp;from his position by President Christopher L. Eisgruber in October 2014 due to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarism allegations</a> in texts that were used in the Exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Biennale.</p><p>In an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official response last March</a>, Zaera-Polo&nbsp;wrote that his purpose of removing the academic citations in the texts was to create a more casual narrative for the general public, and that he &ldquo;explicitly [states] the non-academic nature of the document, its speculative and polemic intent, and its non-suitability as a source.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither the Superior Court of Mercer County's records department nor Zaera-Polo's attorneys have provided a copy of his complaint, reports say. Princeton University issued this statement regarding Zaera-Polo's pend...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947711/a-stack-of-neighborhoods-ds-r-s-design-for-rubenstein-forum-revealed "A stack of neighborhoods": DS+R's design for Rubenstein Forum revealed Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmqoh1lrypii9m6r.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/4069531/the-university-of-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, weary of holding large events off-campus, hired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller, Scofidio and Renfro</a> to design a 90,000 square foot, multi-faceted meeting place. The result is the Rubenstein Forum, which will&nbsp;be placed next to the Harris School of Public Policy&rsquo;s future Keller Center and across the Midway from Rockefeller Chapel.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m5/m5z9efjgianzgv7l.jpg"></p><p>In terms of the design concept, Liz Diller stated that "we composed the tower as a stack of &lsquo;neighborhoods&rsquo; with meeting and communal spaces of all sizes&mdash;both formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse. The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another where possible to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.&rdquo;</p><p>What else is DS+R up to these ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946426/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T09:22:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48zip9l1z760guwn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8ntq9p2zjmgh147x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945513/abstraction-explicated/149945553" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstraction Explicated</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945513/beth-carliner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Carliner</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8re7vhakroujsybt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149301059/masters-in-architecture-portfolio-south-dakota-state-university/149301862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters in Architecture Portfolio - South Dakota State University</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149301059/brian-skrovig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Skrovig</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1wbnz99c29o1noo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16/project/net-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Net Work</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Birger Meekins</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fyt2xtzqtzb990c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley/project/the-shell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Shell</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edward Whitley</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsrndpm5yrfm4x0t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon/project/arch101" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA River Housing Project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Yoon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkeq3vkk7ho0expt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna/project/lehi-green-link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehi Green</a> Link by <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Chen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbug7o5xchf88kjo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna/project/alexander-mcqueen-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander McQueen Showroom</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joanna Gronowska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8do3rwwdyt78o7su.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun/project/silent-sound" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[silent] SOUND</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridgette Van Sloun</a> with Kara Simard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/ybmmm4fdjiyrxuwd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/drawn-in-place-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawn-In-Place Pavilion</a>, a joint thesis project by <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a> with Anders Rod</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945296/haute-couture/149945299" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haute Couture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945296/ryosuke-imaeda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945596/uk-college-of-design-welcomes-new-school-of-architecture-director UK College of Design Welcomes New School Of Architecture Director jweditor 2016-05-16T15:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk0dpcx8458xin4j.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The University of Kentucky College of Design announces the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson, AIA, the new Director of the School of Architecture. Johnson joins the faculty from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. &ldquo;In addition to his balance of practice and academia, Professor Johnson is a promising leader in the School and College because of his experimentation at a range of scales from interiors to urban design,&rdquo; said Dean Mitzi Vernon.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The University College of Design is proud to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson as the new School of Architecture Director.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945083/jim-williamson-named-dean-of-texas-tech-college-of-architecture Jim Williamson named Dean of Texas Tech College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-05-13T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6.jpg" width="200" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jim Williamson, an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, has been named the new Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. Williamson will assume his new position on Aug.1. Williamson, who earned his bachelor&rsquo;s degree in architecture design at Texas Tech, has been at Cornell since 2001.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149042568/dean-frederick-steiner-leaves-ut-austin-for-penn-design-due-to-new-campus-carry-gun-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean Frederick Steiner leaves UT Austin for Penn Design due to new "campus carry" gun law</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939180/ila-berman-named-dean-of-university-of-virginia-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ila Berman named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945014/uk-school-buildings-are-damaging-pupils-health-and-performance UK school buildings are damaging pupils’ health and performance Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buildings in the UK are of such poor quality that children are underperforming and teachers are quitting the classroom, experts have warned. A new study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found that one in five teachers have considered leaving their school as a result of stressful, overcrowded working environments caused by the poorly designed buildings they have to teach in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating UK articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943503/learn-about-interior-architecture-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-05-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rdj7l7ieacgmuzq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Boston Architectural College&rsquo;s <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-interior-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Interior Architecture</a> offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degree programs. Both degrees help students prepare to become NCIDQ-certified interior designers within a framework of mentored work in the field. Evening class scheduling after the first year allows students to gain real-world practical knowledge and build their network, while exploring creative scholarship in their academic work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lm2av27lfzgwhetp.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Interior Architecture is the design of human experience,&rdquo; said Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture. &ldquo;Good design makes health and well-being a priority, and achieves its aims sustainably in balance with nature. We ask our students to base their decisions on a proven body of knowledge, and to draw and apply ideas taken from their own practical experience.&rdquo;</p><p>Both the Bachelor and Master of Interior Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944703/an-architectural-twin-study An architectural twin study Liam Otten 2016-05-11T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8oivs7r9hbur3phc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19% &mdash; and carbon emissions by 34% &mdash;&nbsp;in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels and those numbers drop to 39% and 65%.</p><p>These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by students, faculty and staff at Washington University in St. Louis. The architectural equivalent of a twin study, the project centered on the gut-renovation and subsequent energy monitoring of two university-owned, World&rsquo;s Fair-era apartment buildings.</p><p>&ldquo;This was a rare opportunity,&rdquo; says Phil Valko, assistant vice chancellor for sustainability, who led the project with Don Koster, senior lecturer in architecture in the university&rsquo;s Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts.</p><p>&ldquo;Both buildings have the same square footage, the same number of apartments, the same floor plans and the same sun exposure,&rdquo; Valko explains. &ldquo;That gave us a unique opportunity to design, implement and test real-world strategies for energy-efficient rehab.&rdquo;</p><p>Tho...</p>