Archinect - News 2015-05-30T04:30:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T18:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:26:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2ppdlne9kmqf2hcy.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cooper Union students pinned red felt squares to their graduation gowns and refused to acknowledge president&nbsp;Jamshed Bharucha, in the latest protest against <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the school's instatement of undergraduate tuition</a>.&nbsp;The protest took place at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony yesterday, and was organized&nbsp;by student activist group <a href="http://cusos.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free Cooper Union</a>,&nbsp;which <a href="http://freecooperunion.org/disorientation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has directed</a> a variety of informational and protest actions in response to the landmark tuition decision.</p><p>On May 27, the day of the Ceremony, Free Cooper Union posted the following on Facebook:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h3/h3qvfje45cwoyi72.jpg"></p><p>At the ceremony, graduates receiving their diplomas refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha, who oversaw the school's decision to begin charging undergraduate tuition. Many students in the audience turned their backs on Bharucha during his presidential address. The protest echoed similar actions staged at 2014's Commencement, the year Cooper Union officially began charging.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7zmjy4qe1a5ht1y9.jpg"></p><p>In an effort to mitigate a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587807/lawsuit-filed-over-cooper-union-tuition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lawsuit filed against the schoo</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587807/lawsuit-filed-over-cooper-union-tuition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">l</a> by a stud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128203380/editor-s-picks-417 Editor's Picks #417 Nam Henderson 2015-05-28T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T13:12:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/id/id9t45oo1ogntep0.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;spoke on the phone with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/127534748/stop-the-presses-paul-goldberger-s-take-on-critical-relevance-in-the-social-media-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger about the relevance of criticism in the social media age</a>.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> was at least somewhat pleased "<em>Its about time we start talking about this stuff. I'm not convinced that Goldberger has a good handle on it, but at least he's trying</em>". Later <strong>DWLindeman</strong> added "<em>I've always admired Paul Goldberger's support of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown...What I still don't understand, was his support of the Foster plan for the main research branch of the New York Public Library</em>".</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;reviewed the much hyped <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/127733607/one-night-stand-la-titillates-but-leaves-you-wanting-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a>.&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> wondered "<em>why does it come off to me as if this was my mom explaining sex to me?...Where are the closed circuit televisions, the oft rumored illicit video cameras, where is the risk?</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2v0d7ww2hxfwyryt.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;posted the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127537159/designs-of-the-year-2015-narrows-down-to-six-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that The Design Museum in London had selected the Category Winners for their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year</a> 2015.&nbsp;<strong>BulgarBlogger</strong>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help complaining ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128185684/monica-ponce-de-leon-appointed-as-new-dean-of-princeton-architecture Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture Justine Testado 2015-05-27T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T19:07:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpztk1442ona7d3s.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monica Ponce de Leon has been appointed as the next dean of Princeton University School of Architecture, effective January 1, 2016. Since 2008, Ponce de Leon has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor&nbsp; where she is heavily involved in The Digital Fabrication Lab, aka FABLab. In her educational approach, Ponce de Leon is a leading figure in applying robotic technology in building fabrication and is a proponent in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">strengthening studio as the central and all-pervasive educational device</a>.</p><p>Before Taubman, she served as a professor for 12 years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as Director of the Digital Lab. She co-founded the firm Office dA in 1991 and then began her own design practice, MPdL Studio, in 2011.</p><p>Throughout her career, Ponce de Leon has received several awards including the prestigious National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Mus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128186493/graham-foundation-announces-2015-individual-grants Graham Foundation Announces 2015 Individual Grants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-27T19:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T02:43:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpv3cuduuen43uvg.jpg" width="514" height="666" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/31696/olafur-eliasson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>, Charles Rice and Iwan Baan are among the artists, scholars, photographers, and other architecturally-oriented professionals who are being awarded individual grants by the Graham Foundation this evening. The awards ceremony and reception, which is being <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdrgi6z1ntk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live streamed</a> as of 6 PM CDT, is being held in The Madlener House, the foundation's headquarters since 1963.&nbsp;This year, the foundation is awarding $490,000 in grants for 63 projects to individuals who "advance new scholarship in the field&nbsp;of architecture, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society."&nbsp;The list of presenters at the ceremony includes&nbsp;Noritaka Minami,&nbsp;Candace Taylor, Lluis Ortega, and Tiffany Lambert, all of whom are 2015 grant winners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmphhotvf737r0rl.jpg"></p><p>There are five principal categories in which the awards have been granted: Exhibition, Film/Video/New Media, Public Program, Publication, and Research. Some of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127659689/sci-arc-offering-graduate-degree-and-summer-program-for-participants-with-non-architectural-background SCI-Arc offering graduate degree and summer program for participants with non-architectural background Sponsor 2015-05-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T11:09:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufbys3z2hzyl74cc.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a></em></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) well known for its progressive curriculum, and singular focus on architecture is accepting applications from prospective students of all non-architectural backgrounds. The degree program, M.Arch 1, and summer program, Making + Meaning, specialize in providing architectural education to students entering the profession for the first time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdh6wg7xp23m8v9u.jpg"></p><p>M.Arch 1 is a three-year professional, Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and open to applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field of study. The program prepares students for the professional practice of architecture through emphasis on learning through making and implementation of digital technologies. By linking each semester&rsquo;s architecture design studio with courses in visual, cultural and applied studies, students are offered instr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639133/new-parsons-led-collaborative-aims-to-make-affordable-housing-healthier New Parsons-led collaborative aims to make affordable housing healthier Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-20T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:48:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jv1wk4tnm4llip1y.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our work creates actionable strategies, integrating healthy building protocols, healthy products and green science with design research to directly impact the health of our building materials,&rdquo; said Alison Mears, dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons and director of the [Healthy Materials Lab].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Co-founded by The New School's Parsons School of Design, Healthy Building Network, Green Science Policy Institute and Health Product Declaration Collaborative, the Healthy Materials Lab (HML) is focused on reducing the amount of toxic substances found in building materials, while also encouraging the adoption of new, less toxic materials. The HML sits at Parsons Design Lab, and will actively influence how building practice is taught to designers. Of particular focus to the Lab is affordable housing's construction methods.</p><p>The press release issued by Parsons quotes&nbsp;Bill Walsh, founder and executive director of Healthy Building Network:&nbsp;&ldquo;This partnership, with its focus on designing building products to improve human health, is unprecedented in the building materials industry".</p><p>For more about the partners involved, as listed in the press release:</p><p><a href="http://healthybuilding.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Healthy Building Network</strong></a>&nbsp;was founded in 2000 to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in building products as a means of improving human he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T13:32:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4g7mr3l3qw2u1hy6.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of a larger communications outreach campaign, <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a> has launched a new online sharing portal called <a href="http://www.imadethat.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IMadeThat.com</a>. A kind of HootSuite for architectural students and faculty, the portal collects all Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts tagged #imadethat about academic architectural projects into one place.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10m786nj1oxr7l46.jpg"></p><p>The campaign hopes to form connections between existing and potential students, as well as provide a more detailed understanding of what, exactly, constitutes the study of architecture. Like the vast majority of social media undertakings, the scope of the project would not have been feasible or at least easily accomplished without the aid of technology. The real-time, public postings will enable commentary on sketches, works-in-progress, and completed thesis projects from a much larger community than an in-room crit panel or roving professor. While still in its formative stages, the site also has launched a blog secti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127348063/aa-summer-dlab-red-is-now-accepting-applications-until-july-20 AA Summer DLAB :: RED is now accepting applications until July 20 Sponsor 2015-05-15T13:03:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T13:03:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/89/89unwrmie93y2zt2.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is gearing up for its 2015 cycle. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the process of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p>More details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/mlszdw19pxjntixv.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127308287/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-15T08:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T15:20:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xy248a7q2li9u8.jpg" width="514" height="321" 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/514x/vf/vfnx3vqbzk8ra0hl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/powertomake/project/articulated-timber-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Articulated Timber Ground</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3322347/the-university-of-melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Melbourne</a> MArch students Norhasnani Azman, Farheen Dossa, Jack Hinkson, Rachel Low, Siavash Malek, Amanda Ngieng, Ridho Prawiro, On On Tam, William Varrenti, Bo Woon Wong, Bingquan Zhang, Qingyue Zhang, Jia Jia Zheng, Shaobo Zhu under the guidance of Paul Loh and David Leggett (<a href="http://archinect.com/powertomake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Power to Make</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h4fq1hhikq0de76t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/alanroo/project/sarajevo-highrise-ii-sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Highrise II - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/alanroo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Rodr&iacute;guez Carrillo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3lvb9793bqdf2g9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/serhat/project/eyup-hill-culture-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyup Hill Culture Center</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/serhat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serhat Yildiz</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8uacusnkquebgks.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/124907041/flint-exhibition-center-of-industrial-park/124911063" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flint--Exhibition Center of Industrial Park</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/124907041/xingzhe-yang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xingzhe Yang</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q79gzspxglyhgi7d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mhstory/project/leaks-and-accumulations-a-report-on-decatur-illinois" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaks and Accumulations: A Report on Decatur, Illinois (Thesis)</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mhstory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Story</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5j9f10tvlbtolyqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/pratt-gaud-exhibition-2015/125504724" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127306481/ut-arlington-approves-school-merger-to-create-new-college-of-architecture-planning-and-public-affairs UT Arlington approves school merger to create new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:45:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5a951a9f39a4931597d56dcbdfd8d89d.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UT Arlington&rsquo;s longstanding schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. [...] The College will incorporate six professional degree programs &ndash; urban planning, public administration, public policy, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.</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/127173703/welcome-to-the-jungle-sou-fujimoto-lectures-on-applying-natural-infrastructure-to-urban-design Welcome to the jungle: Sou Fujimoto lectures on applying natural infrastructure to urban design Julia Ingalls 2015-05-12T17:39:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T17:56:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96qus826b1js2yyw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When an architect talks about &ldquo;transparency,&rdquo; as Sou Fujimoto did during his well-attended lecture at UCLA&rsquo;s Decafe at Perloff Hall on Friday, it&rsquo;s always a relief when it refers to more than a literal degree of opacity. Presenting nine of his projects in a lecture than ran ten minutes over time, Fujimoto framed his practice in terms of applying the complex organizational structure of nature to urban environments. Fujimoto grew up in relatively bucolic Hokkaido and later moved to Tokyo, where he perceived the mess of urban density with its skyscrapers and street-level food stalls as a kind of steel and glass forest, replete with pockets of intimacy and inspiring vistas. This central concept of the forest and its alternating layers of transparency and density neatly encapsulates the bulk of Fujimoto&rsquo;s work. But the &ldquo;transparency&rdquo; in Fujimoto&rsquo;s work extends far beyond the stagger of windows and literal glass houses: here is an architecture that seems to embody the 21st notion of priva...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126944062/ubc-student-writes-52-438-word-architecture-dissertation-with-no-punctuation UBC student writes 52,438 word architecture dissertation with no punctuation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-08T13:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T03:44:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23fffd8c717d5341d05fbdafb39ca968.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stewart&rsquo;s dissertation, titled Indigenous Architecture through Indigenous Knowledge, eschews almost all punctuation. [...] And so what? &ldquo;There&rsquo;s nothing in the (UBC dissertation) rules about formats or punctuation,&rdquo; he insists. A 61-year-old architect from the Nisga&rsquo;a First Nation, Stewart explains that he &ldquo;wanted to make a point&rdquo; about aboriginal culture, colonialism, and &ldquo;the blind acceptance of English language conventions in academia.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126887317/pei-cobb-freed-faces-lawsuit-from-cornell-over-faulty-johnson-museum-expansion-scheme Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme Justine Testado 2015-05-07T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T00:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cornell alleges that the firm Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners committed 'architectural malpractice' in its plans for the new wing of the museum, leading to structural deficiencies, cavities in the roof, cracks in the ceiling and other problems. The university says it has suffered 'at least' $1.1 million in damages as a result of the flawed designs. Pei, who also designed the original museum in 1968, was hired by the university to build the addition in 2006.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris</a></li><li><a title='Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210734/cornell-professor-declares-oma-designed-milstein-hall-a-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"</a></li><li><a title="Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107113105/architects-can-now-be-held-liable-for-building-defects-rules-california-supreme-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/126848127/the-final-review-negaters-gonna-negate 'The Final Review: Negaters Gonna Negate' Archinect 2015-05-06T21:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:04:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59a5e0a554fa9bf1feccb726005e7f9c.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The review is about speculation as much as evaluation. Critics are not enemies, and they don&rsquo;t know everything. Admitting a level of uncertainty that necessarily occurs within design education completely changes how one imagines the review moment.</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/126830013/are-english-universities-picking-up-american-habits-as-campus-construction-booms Are English universities picking up "American habits" as campus construction booms? Justine Testado 2015-05-06T14:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:01:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cranes are going up all over universities. A new student village here, an extension to the business school there, airy atria everywhere, even a scattering of 'iconic' or 'signature' buildings aspiring to be on shortlists for architectural awards. Higher education is investing unprecedented amounts in infrastructure &ndash; for good and necessary reasons but maybe for bad ones too.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UCL Institute of Education professor Peter Scott comments on the <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21647327-it-biggest-construction-boom-middle-ages-dreaming-cranes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rising trend</a> of English universities leaning toward what he describes as "American habits" at a time when universities are investing greatly in campus construction. Scott lists promising reasons like the upgrading and preservation of historic buildings but also the questionable prestige- and business-driven motives that are already familiar in U.S. institutions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro Justine Testado 2015-05-04T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T06:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p5/p524td3vpx47ps7c.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With final crits creeping up for many architecture students, there's no doubt that the agenda includes sleepless nights in the studio and personal health becomes second priority. Sad but true. In recent years, some students turned to social media sites like Tumblr to post snapshots of their peers seizing the chance to catch up on some ZZZs -- whether as a way to share their woes with fellow architecture students, poke a little fun at their friends, to procrastinate, or maybe even as a cry for help. The widespread social-media trend is nothing new (neither is sleep deprivation among aspiring architects), but what it reflects of architectural education and studio culture is certainly still <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126539522/aias-launches-survey-to-reassess-studio-culture-s-broken-status-quo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">up for debate</a>.</p><p>As anyone who has gone through architecture school may already know, the studio provides plenty of room&nbsp;&mdash; and materials&nbsp;&mdash; to get <em>some</em> form of shut-eye while working on big presentations:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7acglu0ho13sbk8n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q33wiginj3gx9wln.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2trrgofjlr37e9em.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15vf3jorex2hlj31.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/oro03j5tsh2wgcpf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rjd0bx9acxw5tqpx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91j0oaf4dbn2480a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3xt1otxnp7lz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywkyfb3aog65popt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahhwbqq43ugrs0e4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jj5i4wbczmoulamp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24k4qc2jsahj5b3b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5o6x4uv6ee4gkd7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n77jmyxzry41e4bv.jpg"></p><p>To any students going through this at the moment: Hang in there.</p><p>More photos <a href="http://realstarchitectssleeparound.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, <a href="http://gsappsleep.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and <a href="http://architectssleepinginstudio.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Rel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126521452/new-call-for-submissions-for-monu-23-participatory-urbanism New Call for Submissions for MONU #23 - Participatory Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-05-01T11:24:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T14:52:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kd1ws1d7xaal1rgc.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We need to talk! We at MONU think that the time has come to talk with you about "participation" in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>We need to talk! We at <strong>MONU </strong>think that the time has come to talk with you about <strong><em>"participation"</em></strong> in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. Our 11th issue on the topic of <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em>, around 6 years ago, instigated a similar day of judgement when we asked how <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em> might become more than just a brand label for a city, or how we could smarten up existing cities and transform them into truly clean cities. This time we would like to initiate a critical discussion on what is currently happening in cities with regard to <strong>"Participatory Urbanism"</strong>.</p><p>These days, most urban designers and architects would agree that involving the public in planning processes and city building is a good thing or that - at least - a mix of bottom-up and top-down planning mechanisms need to be achieved. We at <strong>MONU</strong> are also strong believers and supporters of <em><strong>participatory decision-making</strong></em> and collaborative k...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126531688/the-new-york-times-reviews-moma-exhibit-latin-america-in-construction-architecture-1955-1980 The New York Times reviews MoMA exhibit, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 Joachim Perez 2015-05-01T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T14:52:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hoy3qew0b7kfhkgr.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition recalls an earlier era when architects there believed that social challenges should be tackled by design, that humane societies deserved beautiful new forms, and progressive development put faith in art, nature and the resilience of ordinary people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times wrote a review on the recent MoMA exhibit,<em>&nbsp;&lsquo;Latin America in Construction: Architecture&nbsp;1955-1980&rsquo;</em>. The exhibit highlights the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi,&nbsp;Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona and others who helped define Latin American modern architecture. &nbsp;On display are photographs, videos, drawings, blueprints and models. &nbsp;Some models shown in Kimmelman's article feature the work of University of Miami students who collaborated with MoMA on this exhibit.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126389943/editor-s-picks-413 Editor's Picks #413 Nam Henderson 2015-04-29T00:18:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T12:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffmlnpf7w9hs5aaj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Senior editor <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published the first in a series of mini-interviews for a new feature <strong>Touching Base</strong>: In which he profiled <a href="http://www.alkanoglu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/125518443/touching-base-with-volkan-alkanoglu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, founding principal of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/125517637/volkan-alkanoglu-design-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC</a>. It was a reminder for&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;how small the world is, as her "<em>husband's company</em><em><a href="http://indianapolisfabrications.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Indianapolis Fabrications </a>made and installed Volkan's piece <a href="http://www.alkanoglu.com/Memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Memorial</a></em><em>&rdquo;. Plus, she did some &ldquo;shop drawing work on it!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkob6tp22j462kha.jpg"><br><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two new books claim</a> Le Corbusier was a 'militant fascist'.&nbsp;<strong>Lightperson</strong> thought it was "<em>a leap to say he was a nazi because of a sort of anti-Semitic note to mom</em>". Yet, <strong>Jayness</strong> wanted to stand against false idols who aligned themself "<em>with those in power (Vichy, France), and which by default is the act of a coward. No amount of design or expressive talent can overcome this shortcoming</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgf8q09hty95bqtg.jpg"></p><p>Over at The Los Angeles Review of Books, Joseph Giovannini <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examined</a> plans for the new Peter Zumthor at LACMA.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;only wished "<em>Giovannini had given more hi-end decision-making board of truste...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126279040/winifred-e-newman-selected-to-head-ua-fay-jones-school-s-department-of-architecture Winifred E. Newman selected to head UA Fay Jones School's Department of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f53f9e45a1438c90654da2420ab1c2a.jpg" width="375" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winifred E. Newman will be the next head of the Department of Architecture for the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1. Newman is an associate professor, director of advanced studies and director of the I-CAVE Lab for Applied Visualization in the College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:41:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125907998/njit-coad-announces-new-director-for-school-of-architecture NJIT CoAD Announces New Director for School of Architecture CoAD_NJIT 2015-04-22T18:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:26:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qen0zdv8irmpryeg.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Garber is the author of &ldquo;BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling&rdquo; (Wiley, 2014). He is an award-winning architect and partner at GRO Architects. In addition to large-scale planning, Garber is an internationally recognized expert in the application of parametric design and building information modeling.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately.</p><p>Garber is the author of &ldquo;BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling,&rdquo; published by Wiley in 2014. He also was the editor of &ldquo;Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice,&rdquo; published by Wiley in 2009. He is an award-winning architect and partner at GRO Architects. In addition to large-scale planning, Garber is an internationally recognized expert in the application of parametric design and building information modeling.</p><p>In 2009, Garber and his architecture students were selected as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. In 2011, as part of a worldwide competition, they designed and built a prototype of a solar house, which was exhibited in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Two years later, Garber and his students entered the China Solar Decathlon ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125909615/book-review-designed-for-the-future-80-practical-ideas-for-a-sustainable-future Book review: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable Future Nicholas Korody 2015-04-22T18:40:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:35:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lspw0ezv0s5tj87z.jpg" width="514" height="582" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have to admit to a degree of wariness when I first opened <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616893002" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World</em></a>, a new book edited by Jared Green and published by Princeton Architectural Press. The introduction makes some bold claims for a rather slim book with little text. &ldquo;We have the answers. We are both the cause of the problems and the solution to them,&rdquo; Green writes with supreme optimism. The book is a collection of eighty projects that leading architects, urban planners, artists, critics and thinkers chose as a response to the question: &ldquo;What gives you hope for the future?&rdquo; The criteria for their responses stipulated that they must discuss a project they admire, not their own. And the results are as varied as one might imagine for a question that is both vague and expansive.&nbsp;</p><p>More than anything else, the responses highlighted the mutability of the term &ldquo;sustainable&rdquo; within contemporary architecture discourse. &nbsp;Some of the responses, such as that of Katrin Kling...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125900751/ktismajournal-issue-5-lick-your-buildings-released KTISMAjournal Issue #5: Lick Your Buildings Released! Stephen Maher 2015-04-22T15:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T13:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adu8e6qzlen0fvol.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>KTISMA</strong>journal</em> is proud to release its fifth issue, <em>Lick Your Buildings</em>.</p><p><em><strong>KTISMA</strong>journal</em>&nbsp;is an annual, double blind peer-reviewed publication produced entirely by students at the&nbsp;<a href="http://aaa.uoregon.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.<br><br><em>KTISMA</em>&rsquo;s objective is to provoke: to awaken a community of peers, colleagues, advisers, administrators, architects, designers, artists, and the myriad thinkers, innovators, and dreamers who inhabit the tangible and metaphysical spaces of our profession.<br><br>Embracing a discourse that encourages the exchange of pragmatic and theoretical ideas, we endeavor to facilitate a larger rhetoric.&nbsp;<em>KTISMA</em>&nbsp;provides a focused forum about environments; how they are imagined, created, presented, interpreted and inhabited.</p><p><em>ktis&rsquo;-mah: (n.) thing founded; thing created</em></p><p>&ndash;&ndash;&ndash;</p><p><strong>THE CALL</strong></p><p><em>The tactile sense connects us with time and tradition: through&nbsp;impressions of touch we shake the hands of countless&nbsp;generations. A pebble polished by waves is pleasurable to the&nbsp;hand, not only becaus...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125772968/editor-s-picks-412 Editor's Picks #412 Nam Henderson 2015-04-21T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3na4tpamshhrxgvj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List</strong>; <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Speaks, the Dean at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sa25ejmbxlk0qn1.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>he SU Architecture program stands in stark contrast to what is happening, and has recently occurred at NJIT. Credible, steady leadership at Syracuse, instability in the leadership at NJIT.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Jolanda_Morkel/status/587905337564520448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolanda Morkel</a>&nbsp;felt the piece was "<em>Wwll worth a read</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg171x48u82h5mdf.jpg"></p><p>The roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was announced</a>.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> proposed "<em>Archinect field trip anyone</em>"? Meanwhile <strong>Lightperson</strong> tried not to get his hopes up "<em>I'm excited to see the new crop of architecture ideas but also get the feeling this will be another Tactical Urbanism show from the usual suspects, the cool European curators</em>".</p><p>Denver Post Fine Arts Critic, Ray Mark Rinaldi <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27843517/great-city-bad-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> why locals should listen to Jeffrey Sheppard&rsquo;s (co-founder and design principal for Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125795460/monu-22-on-transnational-urbanism-released MONU #22 on Transnational Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-04-21T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T20:47:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1yqou9pv7fiuvou.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, emphasized in an exclusive interview with MONU entitled &ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo; on the topic of &ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, <em><strong>Jean-Louis Missika</strong></em>, emphasized in an exclusive interview with <strong>MONU</strong> entitled <strong>&ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo;</strong> on the topic of <strong>&ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;</strong>. This new issue of <strong>MONU</strong> focuses on the impact of <strong>transnational processes</strong> on cities in general and the consequences of <strong>transnational relations</strong> between individuals, groups, firms, or institutions for cities in particular. We deemed it necessary to dedicate an entire issue to the phenomenon of <strong>transnationalism</strong> in relation to the city, to architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economical, and cultural terms, as these days, more than ever before, and due to the development of technologies that have made transportation and communication infinitely more accessib...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125432358/umsoa-to-propel-neighborhood-revitalization-with-650-000-from-knight-foundation UMSoA to Propel Neighborhood Revitalization with $650,000 from Knight Foundation Joachim Perez 2015-04-16T12:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbi0q80b6gm66wwv.jpg" width="255" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The School of Architecture has a long history of helping to reshape and revitalize the South Florida community,&rdquo; said Rodolphe el-Khoury, dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. &ldquo;We are pleased that Knight Foundation has chosen to support this unique project that will have a lasting impact on communities in need of assistance.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miami.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Miami</a>&nbsp;School of Architecture today announced a plan to bring &ldquo;third places&rdquo; &ndash; community spaces, marketplaces, incubators and training centers &ndash; into two underserved Miami neighborhoods with $650,000 from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knightfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John S. and James L. Knight Foundation</a>.</p><p>The Third Place Project will create spaces that provide resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders in these neighborhoods, as a way to foster their ideas and break down barriers. It will also help transform these neighborhoods and create opportunities for local businesses, by establishing inexpensive spaces for startups and hubs for arts, culture and entertainment. The grant will support&nbsp;<a href="http://www6.miami.edu/momentum2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;A major challenge in the Miami metro area is the disconnect between extraordinarily wealthy neighborhoods and boom areas and long-struggling urban neighborhoods such as Allapatah, Little Haiti and Opa-locka,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://arc.miami.edu/people/faculty/charles-c-bohl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Bohl</a>, associate professor an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:41:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyeg7t7xauuojjc3.jpg" width="514" height="589" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On April 15, 2015, University of Michigan's President Mark &#8203;Schlissel and Taubman College Architecture and Urban Planning Dean Monica Ponce de Leon broke ground with donor, A. Alfred Taubman on the new wing of the Art &amp; Architecture building. [...] The ceremonial shoveling of the ground was performed by Taubman College's Kuka robot, normally used for architectural digital fabrication research, painted maize and blue for the occasion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95947337/university-of-michigan-revives-plan-for-architecture-school-addition-and-doubles-budget-to-28m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Michigan revives plan for architecture school addition and doubles budget to $28M</a></p><p>Also, don't miss our recent <em>Dean's List </em>feature with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a>, the Dean at UM's Taubman College.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125232179/editor-s-picks-411 Editor's Picks #411 Nam Henderson 2015-04-13T23:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0125eqsxdf8e7k7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank.</p><p>&nbsp;Therein he signed off with this hopeful statement "<em>I would say we are, now in the 21st century, in the </em><strong><em><em>expanded field of architecture.</em></em></strong><em> We are challenged, but we believe that this is one of the most exciting times in history to be an architect</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Architecture School</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> will begin offering a master&rsquo;s program in "Urban Placemaking and Management"</a>,&nbsp;led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lightperson</strong> let it be known "<em>I'm all for placemaking in urban space if it is local (^) and isn't just high-line-washing or bike washing. Unfortunately this doesn't sound like a complete system of thought, but a trendy commodification and repackaging of what's hip</em>".</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifufls6gnscua7c.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest updates</a> on plans for the Mecanoo led redesign of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (...</p>