Archinect - News 2016-05-04T00:18:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943254/monu-25-is-seeking-submissions-for-independent-urbanism MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbxpysmrsenotdmd.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T19:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qnaxm5cv12ivc7.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Yale students:] Why do you think architecture is important, and who do you think it serves, other than the golf players? (laughter) [Stern:] Architecture is everything about the man made environment. Some of it achieves the level of high art, some of it is good solid meat and potatoes, which is very important after all. You don&rsquo;t want to sit down to a dinner of foie gras every day in the week. Sometimes you want to have bangers and mash. [...] Architecture is an art&mdash;high and low.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title='"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li><li><a title="Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71485649/robert-stern-refuses-to-sign-petition-for-pritzker-to-grant-joint-prize-to-denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown</a></li><li><a title="The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T17:15:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941748/woodbury-dean-norman-millar-has-passed-away Woodbury Dean Norman Millar has passed away Julia Ingalls 2016-04-21T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T13:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gw/gw2y48su5v2i42cw.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>School of Architecture Dean <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury/release/woodbury-school-of-architecture-s-norman-millar-elected-acsa-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Millar</a>, who previously taught at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>, Pasadena Art Center and was active on both the San Diego and Los Angeles campuses of <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury</a>, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on April 14. He was 62 years old. Named "Educator of the Year" in 2014 by the&nbsp;AIA|LA and elected as President of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;in 2012, Millar's legacy extended not only to his pragmatic pedagogy, but his dedication to fostering a culture of warmth and joy among his students. According to a statement released by Woodbury, he once said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I exited architecture school with the intention of making good buildings, and discovered that teaching expanded my passion by fostering it in students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50fbsd00v890wcmu.jpg"></p><p>The head of the Woodbury architecture program since 1999, Dean Millar saw enrollment in the program triple during his watch. According to a 2013 discussion with Scott Johnson, as a child Millar initially wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon, bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941622/finnish-university-receives-grant-to-explore-industrial-applications-for-hemp Finnish University receives grant to explore industrial applications for hemp Nicholas Korody 2016-04-20T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T17:32:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkyhmuuq4s481p30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Turku University of Applied Sciences has received a grant of 70,417 euros to see if hemp could be used more in construction projects. The research will involve investigating the soundproofing and fireproof properties of the substance. Researchers will also look at how hemp decomposes and to see how it could be used as fertilizer - in order to determine how eco-friendly hemp's waste materials are.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article is careful to note that hemp has far less THC than marijuana and is therefore not a psychoactive substance (<em>obviously</em>) &ndash; but the news still feels <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">topical</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Hemp has been used for centuries for ropes, oils and textiles. But marijuana criminalization efforts in the 20th centuries seriously hurt hemp's brand (among other things). Now that marijuana is beginning to become destigmatized, there's been a renewed interest in hemp and its many potential uses.</p><p>"Hemp-based concrete is already marketed with names like Hempcrete and Canosmose, and is made up of a mixture of hemp fibres, lime and other materials," the authors note. "The mixture is not as strong as conventional concrete however and is used in conjunction with extra framing support."</p><p>Here's some other 4/20-related articles from the archives:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91553/from-kfc-to-thc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From KFC to THC</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16347/pot-clinics-grow-like-weed-in-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pot Clinics Grow Like Weed in SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42789484/house-of-hemp-pushing-cannabis-as-a-construction-material" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House of hemp? Pushing cannabis as a construction material</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58690/when-in-rome-breathe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When in Rome, breathe.</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941415/monu-24-on-domestic-urbanism-released MONU #24 ON DOMESTIC URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T19:11:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlu0hvg2no7pcjpa.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2016</p></em><br /><br /><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what <em><strong>Andr&eacute;s Jaque</strong></em> argues in our interview entitled <strong>"The Home as Political Arena"</strong> for this new issue of <strong>MONU</strong>. This issue, <strong>"Domestic Urbanism"</strong>, deals with the domestic aspects of cities, and everything that is related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, people's own universe, things that are usually hidden and private. According to <em><strong>Jaque</strong></em>, a great number of the processes by which our societies are shaped take place in domestic interiors, the domestic realm, and in relation to very domestic elements such as the table setting, the Christmas tree, or the TV remote control. <em><strong>Justinien Tribillon</strong></em> - in his contribution <strong>"The Fridge, the City and the Critique of Everyday Life: a Tale of Domestic Urbanism"</strong> - describes, for example, to what extent a domestic element such as the refrigerator has changed radically the way we consume the city. Because the domestic infiltrates the urb...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941413/washington-university-in-st-louis-to-phase-out-styrene-next-fall-students-express-mixed-reactions Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions Justine Testado 2016-04-19T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T15:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo75k1iejx1ts9ke.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it&rsquo;s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health. Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141279707/one-night-s-bad-sleep-equivalent-to-six-months-on-a-high-fat-diet-new-study-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939615/editor-s-picks-444 Editor's Picks #444 Nam Henderson 2016-04-13T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T09:09:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lgvllomjkxdsgprd.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/722046/coy-howard-student-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 3 part interview</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, by students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ewalenart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewa Lenart</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>Great Work and greatly inspiring teacher!</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/su/sutft9l1c779cb0i.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> explored &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work</a>&rsquo; by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a> thought it was "<em>good work...very interesting...these guys are 100% correct about scale</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Dame Zaha Hadid DBE <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed</a> on March 31st.&nbsp;Frank Gehry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remembered</a>&nbsp;"<em>she was one of the guys...[That&rsquo;s] sexist in its own way I suppose. I don&rsquo;t mean it that way...She was undaunted by all the stuff that would be against a woman coming into a field at that level. She didn&rsquo;t pay attention to it&hellip;She was very confident.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll5yh22xugifbkpj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a> criticized some of commentary "<em>She deserves to be remembered not as one of the best 'female architects' but one of THE BEST architects of our time...A visionary before her time and a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939903/maya-alam-named-syracuse-university-s-inaugural-boghosian-fellow Maya Alam named Syracuse University's inaugural Boghosian Fellow Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-12T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-12T18:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xivkw3v6laxm36p5.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fellowship ... makes it possible for junior faculty to spend a year developing a body of design research based on an area of interest while teaching [...] Maya Alam will explore new possibilities of identity and iconicity in architecture by reconsidering alternative connections between object, observer, and context. &ldquo;I hope to explore with my students new categories of form and new architectural possibilities in engagement that fall outside the disciplinary conversation&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinector Donna Sink <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/release/955/maya-alam-named-inaugural-boghosian-fellow/149938418" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commented</a> on this news:</p><p>"I just want to point out that Professor Boghosian (which is what we called him at UA) was also a Cranbrook grad; the fact that he went there piqued my curiosity about the place, because he was clearly different form my other professors. Professor Boghosian was a dreamer but a fantastic teacher and a very thoughtful critic; even when giving hard criticism, he always did so kindly and for the love of our discipline.&nbsp;Congratulations to Professor Alam!"</p><p>More news from Syracuse:</p><ul><li><a title="Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Spring '16" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147962818/get-lectured-syracuse-university-spring-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Spring '16</a></li><li><a title="Adjaye, SHoP and Sn&oslash;hetta emerge as finalists in Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex competition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146200749/adjaye-shop-and-sn-hetta-emerge-as-finalists-in-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye, SHoP and Sn&oslash;hetta emerge as finalists in Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex competition</a></li><li><a title="Five Teams Shortlisted in Syracuse&rsquo;s &ldquo;Movement on Main&rdquo; Competition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/65156803/five-teams-shortlisted-in-syracuse-s-movement-on-main-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five Teams Shortlisted in Syracuse&rsquo;s &ldquo;Movement on Main&rdquo; Competition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935984/learn-about-design-for-human-health-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Design for Human Health at The Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6ibmikwt8pzsdi8.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 Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health (<a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-design-studies/master-of-design-studies/mds-design-for-human-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MDS-DHH</a>) is the first low residency&mdash;primarily online&mdash;master&rsquo;s program dedicated to health and wellbeing within the built environment. This program is available at the <a href="http://the-bac.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> (BAC) to international and domestic students who have an accredited undergraduate degree and have met the program&rsquo;s admissions requirements.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rz/rz6r78bthbc1vefs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Body mapping exercise during Intensives week.</p><p>The low residency MDS-DHH program made a splash in the design world in September 2014 because it was the first program to offer designers and supporting professions the opportunity to specialize in the rapidly growing area of design for health. With baby boomers aging, chronic diseases becoming more prevalent, and our ever increasing time spent inside of the built environment the demand for specialized knowledge related to design and human health has never been higher.</p><p>The MDS-DHH program exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939180/ila-berman-named-dean-of-university-of-virginia-school-of-architecture Ila Berman named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-04-08T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T16:32:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a5da1502c2809def8cc08b6654df47f.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The University of Virginia announced today that Ila Berman has been appointed the dean of the School of Architecture. Currently a tenured full professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, as well as a principal of SCALESHIFT design in Toronto, she will assume the role Aug. 15. [...] Berman succeeds Dean Elizabeth K. Meyer, who will return to the faculty at the end of a two-year term.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100704265/elizabeth-k-meyer-named-dean-of-university-of-virginia-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth K. Meyer named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture</a></p><p>More dean-ish 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/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><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128185684/monica-ponce-de-leon-appointed-as-new-dean-of-princeton-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars? Alexander Walter 2016-04-07T19:51:00-04:00 >2016-04-16T10:09:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyukdszdbxi3i53q.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everything from sidewalks and curbs to streets, building designs, urban layouts, and living patterns will change as computers take the wheel. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking at the broader urban effects&mdash;and urban opportunities&mdash;of this technology,&rdquo; says Illinois Tech architect Marshall Brown, one of the team members in the Chicago school&rsquo;s Driverless Cities Project. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s in the news a lot, but nobody&rsquo;s been discussing what it will actually do to cities.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "Impossible" Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149351656/google-s-self-driving-car-hits-bus-and-causes-its-first-crash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938962/steven-holl-working-on-master-plan-study-for-williams-college Steven Holl working on master plan study for Williams College Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Who better to master plan the campus of the&nbsp;The Williams College Department of Art and Museum of Art than <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">daily watercolorist</a> (and architect) <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>? In addition to expanding <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21002913/williams-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William College</a>'s art presence in the region, the study's goals include shaping the campus space to connect interior to exterior as well as making "architecture in complementary relation to the picturesque campus" according to a press release.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk4x3baddebchbe0.jpg"><br>Steven Holl Architects has interviewed museum staff, students, and faculty members to get an idea of how they interact with the current campus, and what they'd like to see in a new plan. The stakeholder-intensive process has already apparently inspired notions for possible new building sites on the college's 223-year-old grounds. Holl is no stranger to academic design, having already completed projects for&nbsp;Columbia University, MIT, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Glasgow School of Art (pictured below in its 19th-century setting),&nbsp;among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2hwsutt7lca746j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j38v5hyr20due7k.jpg"></p><p>As Steven Holl noted, "Historically one of the mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938935/the-yale-architecture-studio-where-students-must-pitch-to-an-actual-client The Yale architecture studio where students must pitch to "an actual client" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-07T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cubpdv0fb6ujhq2p.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This kind of pedagogical approach, where students are engaged with a &lsquo;real&rsquo; client, has the potential to be very informative for the design process ... Usually people view constraints as detrimentally restrictive, but I think in this case it allows students to always have parameters by which to judge their work.&rdquo; [...] [Yanbo Li &rsquo;16] said that the studio is a &ldquo;perennial favorite&rdquo; among senior architecture majors from year to year, and said his own experience was not an exception.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/131807184/the-client-side-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The client side of architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140406904/in-anticipation-of-centennial-yale-school-of-architecture-preps-pedagogy-and-place-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In anticipation of centennial, Yale School of Architecture preps "Pedagogy and Place" exhibition</a></li><li><a title="Breaking CAD: from meth house to Ball State studio project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938788/breaking-cad-from-meth-house-to-ball-state-studio-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breaking CAD: from meth house to Ball State studio project</a></li><li><a title='"How does one teach urban planning to pre-schoolers?"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147729727/how-does-one-teach-urban-planning-to-pre-schoolers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"How does one teach urban planning to pre-schoolers?"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938788/breaking-cad-from-meth-house-to-ball-state-studio-project Breaking CAD: from meth house to Ball State studio project Julia Ingalls 2016-04-06T18:17:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:34:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p162bglvrjxr8txi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of fourth-year Ball State architecture students are refurbishing a former meth house in the Thomas Park-Avondale neighborhood in Muncie as a studio project. The studio class is working with ecoREHAB, a local nonprofit that provides sustainable rehabilitation of housing and neighborhoods. &ldquo;The whole goal is to revitalize the community more so than to earn money,&rdquo; said Taylor Sheppard, a senior architecture major.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on drugs in architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59901119/narquitectura-inside-the-fortified-palaces-of-mexico-s-drug-lords" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Narquitectura: Inside the Fortified Palaces of Mexico's Drug Lords</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/tacos/a-new-memorial-to-the-victims-of-drug-war-violence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new memorial to the victims of [drug war] violence</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mr/mrmqucmx1fyprvox.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938475/mit-named-1-architecture-school-in-the-world MIT named #1 architecture school in the world Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-06T12:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gw/gw363l81y9tosfys.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the second year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for architecture/built environment in the latest subject rankings from QS World University Rankings. In art and design, the Institute ranked No. 2 globally, a jump from fourth position in 2015. Ten other subject areas at MIT were ranked No.&nbsp;1. &ldquo;This ranking is testament to the success of the MIT model of research and teaching and its global commitment to address complex societal problems,&rdquo; says [Dean] Hashim Sarkis</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148731671/get-lectured-mit-spring-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured: MIT, Spring '16</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677946/stanford-anderson-head-of-mit-s-department-of-architecture-from-1991-2004-has-died" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford Anderson, head of MIT's Department of Architecture from 1991-2004, has died</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938425/get-lectured-east-los-angeles-college-spring-16 Get Lectured: East Los Angeles College, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-04-05T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:15:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciaeq9erhq790cy2.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&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>Next up, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;(ELAC), Department of Architecture has a few lectures coming up in their Spring '16.</p><p><strong><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></strong></p><p>Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Architecture Department, Bldg E-7 Room 114, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Apr 22</strong><br>Bill Ferehawk</p><p><strong>May 6</strong><br>Ilaria Mazzoleni</p><p><strong>May 20</strong><br>Behn Samareh</p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937490/newschool-president-marvin-malecha-about-his-big-plans-for-the-school-and-san-diego Newschool President Marvin Malecha about his big plans for the school and San Diego Alexander Walter 2016-03-31T17:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:48:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af166d9b92366ee89b356b49a6376294.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;San Diego is no longer a backwater to Los Angeles and San Francisco,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;San Diego is becoming its own thing, its own place... a thought leader on its own, an innovation community.&rdquo; Malecha, the former dean at Cal Poly Pomona and North Carolina State University&rsquo;s design schools, has big plans for Newschool, starting with more than doubling the 500-student enrollment by 2025 and taking over more space at the current location at Park Boulevard and F Street.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937223/university-of-waterloo-school-of-architecture-s-former-gm-on-trial-for-fraud University of Waterloo School of Architecture's former GM on trial for fraud Julia Ingalls 2016-03-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T18:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01rcdqg8ruovvypt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A University of Waterloo employee secretly arranged for his mother to be paid $148,000 from the school&rsquo;s coffers, his fraud trial heard Tuesday. Jeffrey Lederer is charged with fraud, theft and uttering forged documents. He was employed by Waterloo until 2011, when he was asked to leave his position as general manager of the university&rsquo;s architectural school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although he's no Bernie Madoff, just how does the former General Manager's illegal fund finagling rank in the annals of architectural rip-offs?</p><p>Here's a tour of recent questionable architectural appropriations:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101782/sean-john-rips-off-pentagram-s-poster-for-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean John rips off Pentagram's poster for Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/18452/getting-ripped-off-as-foreign-architect-in-shanghai-help" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting ripped off as Foreign Architect in Shanghai? HELP.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115976543/architect-eli-attia-sues-google-for-stealing-invention-that-streamlines-design-and-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73576471/why-is-china-stealing-cities-towns-and-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is China Stealing Cities, Towns, and Buildings?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-30T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T12:43:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i37xfdpwqiaspifa.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Students are the advanced guard of creating that activity, that buzz. They help make it easier to persuade other businesses and investors there is something going on here.&rdquo; Not everyone is convinced. [...] &ldquo;Universities are now aping the private sector by building this top-end stuff, so a lot of students feel priced out. You can&rsquo;t blame private companies, but universities have a got a different role. They should try to provide affordable options and not act like property developers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139461710/viennese-student-dorms-may-passively-house-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees</a></li><li><a title="Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27359669/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California</a></li><li><a title="New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339683/new-philadelphians-and-the-end-of-gentrification-guilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt</a></li><li><a title="Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130260144/those-hipster-millennials-might-not-be-the-true-gentrifiers-of-u-s-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant Justine Testado 2016-03-28T20:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T02:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3kxaew8arc4lmyu.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the Harvard Graduate School of Design will soon award their next Wheelwright Prize recipient. First established by the school in 1935, the prestigious prize is a $100,000 travel architectural research grant awarded to one lucky early-career architect. Out of nearly 200 applicants from 45 countries for 2016, the jury selected four finalists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>They are:</p><p><strong>Samuel Bravo</strong>, Samuel Bravo Arquitecto | Santiago, Chile</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6puo338t160j6hw2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Matilde Cassani</strong> | Milan, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nslrk8y16tuvgcnd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Anna Puigjaner</strong>, MAIO | Barcelona, Spain</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cg5u4pew25lboi9c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Pier Paolo Tamburelli</strong>, baukuh architects | Milan and Genoa, Italy</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eu2x2x2i932c5cho.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4787/four-2016-wheelwright-prize-finalists-from-chile-italy-and-spain-to-compete-for-100k-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about them.</p><p>Previous Wheelwright Prize coverage on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126385121/2015-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-erik-l-heureux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L&rsquo;Heureux</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124454865/harvard-gsd-announces-2015-wheelwright-prize-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD announces 2015 Wheelwright Prize finalists</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935490/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-03-25T17:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T18:25:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryjk2fuzx5jbcgv4.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/ar/armk9i6k8kmml2h8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/2655402/times-square-re-imagined/63479253" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square Re-Imagined</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2655402/toshiki-hirano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiki Hirano</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quer54r0oqac9ok9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pabloperezdemiguel/project/final-thesis-project-etsam-upm-universidad-polit-cnica-de-madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Final thesis project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/pabloperezdemiguel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pablo P&eacute;rez de Miguel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xx/xx3khhwnnerjis2g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lenore/project/combined-final-9-lines" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Combined Final 9 Lines</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/lenore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lenore Roberts</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mh/mh00m53bvbfrlong.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/elliottfreeman/project/california-roll-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Roll House</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/elliottfreeman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott Freeman</a> in collaboration with Noni Pettinger and Louie Boufill</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h0/h0kb9nldca135yvc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/148965471/weave-around/148967092" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weave Around</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/148965471/hyunseon-jeon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyunseon Jeon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/467idt5lp2uxfhss.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/YoungwonChi/project/desire-emplifier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desire emplifier</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/YoungwonChi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Youngwon Chi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g6/g6942mzflicx8t0z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16/project/informatic-arteries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Informatic Arteries</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/u1/u1i2r83c6s2rfmag.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wangbrandon/project/741-dexter-street-plaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">741 Dexter Street Plaza</a> in Central Falls, RI by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/wangbrandon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brandon Wang</a>, Liili Dean Hermann, Daniel Feldman, Martin Anzellini, DESINE-Lab RISD, PEI-Pontificia Javeriana</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tbwisn114sx7oqow.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kelly.bohun/project/ephemory-one-place-one-moment-one-memory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ephemory: One Place, One Moment, One Memory</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/kelly.bohun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelly Bohun</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/145544607/the-bands/145546212" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bands</a> in&nbsp;Kleivan, Lofoten, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/145544607/the-scarcity-and-creativity-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Scarcity and Creati...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936417/mark-mistur-named-kent-state-university-college-of-architecture-dean Mark Mistur named Kent State University College of Architecture dean Julia Ingalls 2016-03-24T19:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:46:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jc1qame7xzyury0.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Professionally, [Mistur's] experience includes his firm, the Troy-based Mark Mistur Architect, from 1993 to present, as well as time with Mistur Riebe Architects in New York City and Glynn, Spillane, Griffing Architects PC and Crozier Associates PC, both of Albany, N.Y. Mistur said in the release that he was honored to be chosen and said the college was &ldquo;by all indicators a vibrant learning community.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Formerly an associate dean at&nbsp;the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Mistur hasn't announced what direction he plans to take the school in, although he did praise the university's new building (designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91454066/plans-reworked-for-new-kent-state-architecture-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weiss/Manfredi</a>,)&nbsp;as evidence of pre-existing institutional excellence.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7q/7qp77la0jqboejql.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Opening an extraordinary new facility demonstrates a strong commitment to the college and to design excellence on the part of the university leadership and its alumni," Mistur commented. "Launching an architectural competition that attracted exceptional design firms from across the nation speaks volumes for the outstanding leadership and direction of the college.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Curious about what's what in pedagogy? You'll undoubtedly enjoy these:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137360403/deans-list-kenneth-schwartz-of-tulane-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Deans List: Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935716/editor-s-picks-443 Editor's Picks #443 Nam Henderson 2016-03-21T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T15:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v453mxm5n6m1conu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> of Brazilian designer Guto Requena,&nbsp;who is interested in "<em>digital interactive technologies</em>" and the concept of "<em>affective sustainability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0s6ajc98f5aq7uc.jpg"></p><p>Later he <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chatted</a>&nbsp;with Zoe Fisher, founder and curator of the Brooklyn design shop-cum-gallery <a href="http://www.h-j-g-s.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hand Job Gallery Store</a> (HJGS), "<em>on the occasion of the HJGS&rsquo; Lamp Show opening</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> felt compelled to offer up some praise "<em>really enjoying Nicholas's posts</em>" and others agreed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r67huvbd6ov0n455.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Christopher Hawthorne <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considered</a> ambitious plans for two new public parks, in downtown LA. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">j</a>la-x</strong><strong> </strong>observed <em>"The ones done by the landscape archs for the Pershing redo are really good...the arch firms doing the other are too form driven and clunky...poor urban design</em>". <strong>Justavisual</strong> felt "<em>Architects should stop being invited to Landscape competitions. LA's don't sit around designing buildings and don't pretend to know anything about them...There are several practitioners who ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935782/get-lectured-aiany-new-practices-new-york-2016 Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rqte3gv4tyrec38.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934823/american-universities-are-drawing-less-and-less-foreign-students American universities are drawing less and less foreign students Nicholas Korody 2016-03-15T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T09:27:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8wi3ygh1j1ge3eu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not so long ago, American universities had a virtually unrivalled appeal. Students from around the globe aspired to study in the U.S. as the pinnacle of higher education excellence. But now it seems they are losing their luster, as the world is falling out of love with American universities. Research from the U.K. Higher Education International Unit reveals a sharp slump in the U.S.&rsquo;s share of international students over the last decade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the report, a primary reason for this trend is that universities abroad are improving. But it's hard not to wonder if there's more than just irony at play here, considering the huge bets many American universities have placed over the last few years on foreign "satellite" campuses and other initiatives aimed at attracting international students.</p><p>For more on the current state of affairs in academia, take a look at these related articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934246/the-hedge-fundification-of-american-universities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The hedge fundification of American universities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148349624/is-architecture-shifting-from-a-profession-to-a-lifestyle-choice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is architecture shifting from a profession to a lifestyle choice?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143360600/teaching-to-the-city-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-6-with-will-hunter-founder-of-the-brand-new-london-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teaching to the City: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #6 with Will Hunter, founder of the brand new London School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #37: "S,M,L,XL" from the Journal of Architectural Education</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934787/denver-selected-to-host-the-2017-solar-decathlon Denver selected to host the 2017 Solar Decathlon Alexander Walter 2016-03-15T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:49:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/714e023ycf30tzh6.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dr. Orr revealed that Denver won the bid to host this biennial event, in which student teams compete to design, build, and operate cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered houses. [...] The competition is planned to be staged near a new development close to Denver International Airport. The area around the 61st and Pe&ntilde;a Commuter Rail Station is positioned to become a national model for sustainable, transit-oriented, greenfield development [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect coverage of previous Solar Decathlons:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139315335/2015-solar-decathlon-winner-stevens-institute-of-technology-addresses-post-sandy-resiliency-with-the-sure-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Solar Decathlon winner Stevens Institute of Technology addresses post-Sandy resiliency with the SURE HOUSE</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139121978/students-endure-the-final-home-stretch-at-the-u-s-solar-decathlon-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Students endure the final home stretch at the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84161736/archinect-field-trip-solar-decathlon-2013-basking-in-arrays-of-energy-efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Field Trip: Solar Decathlon 2013, Basking in Arrays of Energy Efficiency</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934246/the-hedge-fundification-of-american-universities The hedge fundification of American universities Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T14:27:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T01:59:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/1108fkflpo495eo6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Have you heard the latest wisecrack about Harvard? People are calling it a hedge fund with a university attached [...] Though the exact figure is hard to determine, experts I consulted estimate that over $100 billion of educational endowment money nationwide is invested in hedge funds, costing them approximately $2.5 billion in fees in 2015 alone. The problems with hedge funds managing college endowments are manifold, going well beyond the exorbitant...fees they charge for their services.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The time has come for students to connect the dots between ballooning student debt, the poor treatment of campus workers, and the obscene wealth of hedge fund oligarchs."</em></p><p>A rallying cry for a divestment movement to oppose hedge funds and their involvement with academia, the article discusses the relatively new relationship between universities and high risk investing. Not only are money managers &ndash; and often university trustees &ndash; making off with obscene profits, the finance industry has actively lobbied against policies "designed to curb inequality."</p><p>For more on the implications and ramifications of academia's historically-unprecedented flirtations with finance, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140480916/reinier-de-graaf-the-western-architectural-ivory-tower-has-become-a-theatre-of-the-absurd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reinier de Graaf: "The western architectural ivory tower has become a theatre of the absurd"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116347455/can-the-new-college-ratings-system-help-improve-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can the new College Ratings System help improve architectural education?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109714151/student-loan-default-rates-don-t-tell-the-whole-story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117986587/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The State of Debt and the Price of Archite...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934102/explore-architecture-and-design-at-ucla-this-summer Explore architecture and design at UCLA this Summer Sponsor 2016-03-11T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-11T12:28:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jyg8opzahl91lel.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/programs/ucla_a_ud_summer_2016_11.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer is almost here and UCLA Architecture and Urban Design are looking forward to an exciting four weeks packed with design, architecture and exploration! Individuals in the A.UD Summer Program spend their days investigating the world of Los Angeles architecture and design through two unique summer programs in architecture, design, and related fields: <strong>JumpStart</strong> (July 5-29) and <strong>Teen Arch Studio </strong>(July 11-22, with PLUS extension from July 24- July 29).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/ii7lok8oejjr0s3o.jpg"></p><p>Learning from the brightest of A.UD design instructors, individuals enrolled in JumpStart and TeenArch programs acquire new skills in digital software and 3D modeling while building up their own portfolio for future endeavors. Studio time is typically composed of lectures on conceptual themes related to assigned coursework, and technical tutorials in digital modeling and drawing. Students are divided into small sections of 9-12 students, and assigned to individual instructors and TA&rsquo;s for tutori...</p>