Archinect - News 2014-09-16T11:35:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109021171/get-lectured-kent-state-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: Kent State University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-15T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:14:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqn7izqi4l5gzrvb.jpg" width="514" height="680" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's set of posters comes from the Kent State University, College of Architecture &amp; Environmental Design and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming CAED events only. Note each event's time and location.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>"Hello to Language"</strong><br>Neil Denari / Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA); Vice Chair and Professor of&nbsp;&nbsp; Architecture, UCLA<br>at Schwartz Center Auditorium</p><p><em>Sept. 18-20</em><br><strong>AIA Ohio Convention - A Future of Practice</strong><br>Allison Anderson / Partner, Unabridged Architecture<br>Marvin Malecha / Dean, North C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108791668/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-14 Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T14:34:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7lkgyrriea6l1ou.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0w8e53hgs8cppzh4.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's set of posters comes from the Syracuse University School of Architecture in Syracuse, NY.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Note each event's location. Syracuse lectures take place at 5 pm in the Slocum Hall Auditorium. Fisher Center events take place at 19 E 31st St., Floor 2. To reserve a seat for Fisher Center events, click <a href="http://soa.syr.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. All events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Thomas Kelley </strong>/ Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Illinois-Chicago;&nbsp;Norman Kelley; Visiting Critic - Syracuse Architecture</p><p><em>Sept. 23</em> - Slocum<br><strong>Georgina Huljich </strong>/ Adj...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108654291/editor-s-picks-384 Editor's Picks #384 Nam Henderson 2014-09-11T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T18:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitgpw41zr3uii3c.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;got back in touch with Joseph Kosinski&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/732/kdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">who was first interviewed back in 2004, for Les Jumelles, the </a><a href="http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/?ref=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Ffeatures%2Farticle%2F732%2Fkdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Speed</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/732/kdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> film created for Nike as a member of </a><a href="http://www.kdlab.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KDLAB</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108112212/cutting-room-joseph-kosinski-talks-to-archinect-about-his-transition-from-architecture-to-hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This time the conversation focused on his transition from architecture to Hollywood director</a>, with&nbsp;films such as 2010's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001?ref_=nm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TRON: Legacy</a> or the visually stunning <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013?ref_=nm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oblivion</a>.&nbsp;<strong>todd</strong> was impressed "<em>Props to Joseph / &nbsp;KD Lab. &nbsp;WoW</em>".</p><p>Plus, <strong>Screen/Print #24:</strong> published an excerpt of <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space's</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107718872/screen-print-24-architectural-fantasies-from-fairy-tales-when-architecture-tells-a-story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales &mdash; When Architecture Tells A Story&#8203;</a>,&nbsp;a collection of fantastical stories written and designed by architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9czbvabwewd34b3.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108031809/is-shigeru-ban-goodwashing-in-aspen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dana Goodyear makes connections</a>,&nbsp;between Shigeru Ban&rsquo;s consistent rejection of the label of "<em>green architect</em>" and a question of "<em>greenwashing</em>" vs. "<em>what you might call goodwashing</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;points to "<em>A critical re-appraisal of Ban&rdquo; by Glen Small one &ldquo;of his SCI-Arc professors</em>". &nbsp;Yet, it is the implications regarding how an architect may control their own brand...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108661515/get-lectured-rensselaer-fall-14 Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-11T11:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T21:33:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6b9y13i11kjyr32.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture in Troy, NY.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Events begin at 6 pm at EMPAC: 110 8th Street / Troy, NY 12180. Admission is free.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 24</em><br>ANGELO BUCCI / SPBR<br>Recent Projects</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 1</em><br>NEIL SPILLER<br>"Communicating Vessels"</p><p><em>Oct. 16</em><br>GUY NORDENSON<br>"Reading Structures"</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Nov. 3</em><br>FLORENCIA PITA<br>"#ColorForming"</p><p><em>Nov. 19</em><br>THEO JANSEN<br>"Stranbeest Evolution: A New Form of Life"</p><p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arch.rpi.edu</a></p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108636616/get-lectured-sci-arc-fall-14 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-10T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T07:30:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vgt0qvg5nehdrhcq.jpg" width="514" height="835" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our midweek poster comes from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in Los Angeles. Along with SCI-Arc's notable lineup of award-winning speakers, the fall lecture series also include a SCI-Arc Gallery installation of experimental architectural drawings and a Library Gallery exhibition highlighting an architectural proposal for the future of the Nazi concentration camps in Poland.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are the most current event listings. Unless noted, events begin at 7 pm in W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. <strong>Lectures will be broadcast at <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/live" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.scia...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108636614/last-reminder-application-deadline-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force-is-sept-15 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108561072/get-lectured-ohio-state-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: Ohio State University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-09T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txy50t06h0npjavx.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Fall 2014 Baumer Lecture Series: "TWIST" at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m in the Gui Auditorium (Knowlton Hall 250). Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 17</em>&nbsp;<br>Jim Diers / Asset-Based Community Development</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 1</em><br>John Peterson / Public Architecture</p><p><em>Oct. 8</em><br>Elena Manferdini / Atelier Manferdini</p><p><em>Oct. 17</em><br>Peter Eisenman / Eisenman Architects</p><p><em>Oct. 29</em><br>Ashley Schafer / The Ohio State University, Architecture</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>N...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108560269/a-new-concept-for-shape-shifting-architecture-that-responds-to-heat A New Concept for Shape-Shifting Architecture That Responds to Heat Alexander Walter 2014-09-09T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:42:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70717b1227877d8482d4f4c163de7fd0.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A project from three students at Barcelona&rsquo;s Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya continues that exploration by looking at how physical spaces could someday morph based on various environmental inputs. The project, Translated Geometries, tackles the idea by developing a new use for Shape Memory Polymers, a composite material that can deform and return to its original state when activated by cues like heat, humidity and light.</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/108178084/join-the-online-master-class-the-versatile-workplace-hosted-by-primo-orpilla-and-verda-alexander-studio-o-a Join the Online Master Class “The Versatile Workplace”, hosted by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander (Studio O+A) Sponsor 2014-09-08T21:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T21:32:26-04:00 <p><a href="http://info.ie.edu/Request/event/5e662b59-cf2d-e411-a72c-06dc7e179538/?idioma=eng&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yl4yxwq0ho9rm5qh.jpg"></a></p><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p><strong>Online Master Class</strong><br>The Versatile Workplace<br>Date: September 25th, 2014 at 7 PM Madrid time.<br>Speakers: Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander, Founders Studio O+A<br><strong>Registration: click <a href="http://info.ie.edu/Request/event/5e662b59-cf2d-e411-a72c-06dc7e179538/?idioma=eng&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=vmc_25092014_mde_news_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to register to the event.</strong><br>Brought to you by: <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=vmc_25092014_mde_news_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a></p><p>Founders of O+A, Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander will discuss emerging changes in the workplace through the lens of the firm's most recent design projects, including Uber and Yelp. &nbsp;They will challenge current trends and notions on collaboration, the open office, and technology as a major catalyst for change in office design and will demonstrate a new way of working that offers "complete customization" of a workspace. &nbsp;</p><p>This Online Master Class focuses in one of the areas developed in the <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=vmc_25092014_mde_news_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments</a> at IE, an innovative, post-professional program that addresses the shifts that are occurring within the realm of busines...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108481531/get-lectured-university-of-arkansas-fay-jones-school-of-architecture-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Arkansas - Fay Jones School of Architecture, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T13:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t7q3r171e292ugft.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Starting off the week, today's poster features the "Foreign" lecture series from the University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are lectures only. Unless noted**, lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 8</em><br>Chris Downey / Chris Downey Architect</p><p><em>Sept. 22</em><br>Andrew Freear / Rural Studio<br>Cromwell Architects Engineers: Charles Thompson Memorial Lecture</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 4</em>**<br>11 am<br>Merideth Boswell / Production and Interior Designer<br>Keynote speaker, IDEC Southwe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure NCARB revises "Intern Architect" title for architects pursuing licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T21:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T18:10:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uve6ik1o2nlecebq.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) convened its new Future Title Task Force, which is comprised of interns and architects from across the country, to discuss the profession&rsquo;s title debate. The task force is charged with discussing the terminology used for those who are candidates for licensure and those who are architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The word "intern" contains a minefield of professional connotations. The job-title is <a href="http://archinect.com/search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">often associated</a> with a position that is unpaid, undervalued, or disposable, flying in the face of employment laws and professional ethics. And in some ways, it's no different in the architecture industry: it's deplorably and repeatedly the case that unpaid internships play an integral role in professional practice. It seems strange then, that the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) uses the title "Intern Architect" as the official term for those educated enough to pursue licensure. Under this definition, the babe in the woods can have the same title as a seasoned vet.</p><p>This disconcerting overlap of meanings has led NCARB to reconsider the term used to describe practicing professionals seeking licensure. NCARB's newly formed Future Title Task Force met late last August to outline the issues of this sticky naming-debate, eventually to determine what architects, before and aft...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108174060/get-lectured-california-college-of-the-arts-fall-14 Get Lectured: California College of the Arts, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-04T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T14:02:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3cne8auizyxw41b.jpg" width="514" height="791" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Speakers include Neeraj Bhatia, Elena Manferdini, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and David Benjamin of The Living -- who designed the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hy-Fi Tower</a> at MoMA PS1.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted**, lectures begin at 7 pm in Timken Lecture Hall at the CCA San Francisco campus. All events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 3</em><br>Chip Lord &amp; Curtis Schreier / Ant Farm; UC Santa Cruz</p><p><em>Sept. 15</em><br>Neeraj Bhatia / InfraNet Lab; The Open Workshop; CCA Urban Works Agency San Francisco</p><p><em>Sept. 22</em><br>Frida Escobedo / Taller Frida Escobedo - Mexico City</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 6</em><br>Interior ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108096093/get-lectured-harvard-gsd-fall-14 Get Lectured: Harvard GSD, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-03T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T01:03:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9iipmfrrrvazxru.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Wednesday&rsquo;s poster comes from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, whose Fall '14 lecture series is packed with popular speakers, conferences, symposia, talks, and a film screening.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are Evening Programs only. Unless indicated, Evening Programs take place at Piper Auditorium. Find times and additional details in the PDF or the thumbnail below.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Bjarke Ingels / Bjarke Ingels Group, NY, Copenhagen, Beijing</p><p><em>Sept. 12-13</em><br>GSD Design Weekend + Campaign Launch<br>Grounded Visionaries with Jeanne Gang, Rem Koolhaas, Lars Le...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108017305/sharpen-your-skills-with-archinect-black-spectacles-live-digital-design-workshops-start-on-september-27th Sharpen your skills with Archinect & Black Spectacles. Live digital design workshops start on September 27th. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T00:32:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3e3c7junkpabat1.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Keeping up with new design and rendering softwares is a never-ending job. Industry standards change, plug-ins multiply, and technology simply improves. And more often than not, the onus of learning these updates falls on the individual architect or designer &mdash; school programming moves at too glacial of a pace, and employers can&rsquo;t lose the time spent teaching.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/c7/c74kf2rcqhhjec5f.jpg"></p><p>To better equip individuals with the tools to educate themselves, Archinect has partnered with <strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Spectacles</a></strong>, an online library for live, digital design workshops and courses specific to architecture and design. As part of our collaboration, Archinect is offering discounted access to five of Black Spectacles' live workshops, to attend either in-person or online.</p><p><strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/blog/level-1-digital-design-workshops#.VAYHeWR4blt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register for Black Spectacles workshop here.</a> Archinectors can get $100 off a workshop by registering with the code "Archinect100".</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uocapqrm12dlz9wt.jpg"></p><p>Founded in 2010 by architect and educator Marc Teer, Black Spectacles works with architects at top-notch firms to create road-tested worksho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108022140/get-lectured-penndesign-fall-14 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-02T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T00:59:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqx9iramyel4zh0b.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Speakers include BIG's Bjarke Ingels, Neil Denari of NMDA, Frank Barkow of Barkow &amp; Leibinger, and Young &amp; Ayata.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, all lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at PennDesign's Meyerson Hall: 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Note each event's time.</p><p>Below is a selection of upcoming lectures:</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 3</em><br>6:30 pm<br>Bjarke Ingels / Founding Partner - BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) NYC, CPH, BEJ<br>"Recent Work"</p><p><em>Sept. 11</em><br>6:00 pm<br>Matthij...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107710030/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y4clhv5nrf6r1gw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall, Room 3.120. Exhibitions are located in Goldsmith Mebane Gallery, open M-F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless noted.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept 3</em><br>Lance Hosey / RTKL - Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct 1</em><br>Joeb Moore / Joeb Moore + Partners - Greenwich, CT</p><p><em>Oct 8</em><br>Alice Kimm &amp; John Friedman / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects - Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Oct 15</em><br>Lisa Heschong / Heschong Mahone Group - Sacramento, CA</p><p><em>Oct 22</em><br>Wendell Burnette / Wendell Bur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T16:49:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d50368d32ac7d0b10491dbf11eb21a8.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The North Korean government has approved plans by two Norwegian artists to open an art academy in the country. Henrik Placht and Morten Traavik travelled to North Korea together for the first time in August to flesh out the proposal and to look for potential sponsors. So far they have received financial support from the Prince Claus Fund. [...] &ldquo;One of the reasons for us going to North Korea is that we don&rsquo;t believe in sanctions and the boycott of art,&rdquo; Placht tells The Art Newspaper.</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/107633720/get-lectured-south-dakota-state-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: South Dakota State University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-28T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T13:32:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n4c7ftzntzgi1fxy.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Department of Architecture with their <em>Convention</em> lecture series, curated by SDSU architecture instructor <a href="http://www.lablab.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sara Lum</a>.</p><p>A quick summary about <em>Convention:</em><br>"<em>Convention</em> investigates the established protocols related to notions of representation, geographical location, modes of practice, building techniques, and the return of history currently in question...While architectural projects both professional and academic respond to given criteria in multiple ways, agreed upon conventions serve as a way to communicate and validate intellectual production across a broad spectrum of projects."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107571089/spiralling-tensions-at-frank-lloyd-wright-architecture-school Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-07T22:33:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tt3uuszb2xben2st.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation&rsquo;s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation. Last week, the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it would lose its accreditation in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82141819/taliesin-faces-loss-of-accreditation-suspends-fall-enrollment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107556580/get-lectured-yale-university-fall-14 Get Lectured: Yale University, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-27T16:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T19:11:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj29srs2ge1vwpa9.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the new school year approaches, Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is back! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Designed by <a href="http://www.pentagram.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, our first poster comes from the Yale School of Architecture with their Fall 2014 Lectures and Exhibitions. Lecturers include FAT Architecture, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Gray Organschi Architecture, SHoP Architects, and Patkau Architects.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are lectures only. Lectures begin 6:30 PM in Hastings Hall (basement floor). Doors open to the public at 6:15 PM.</p><p><strong>AUGUST</strong></p><p><em>Aug. 28</em><br>Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob / Eero Saarinen Visiting Professors<br>&ldquo;Once More with Feeling&rdquo;</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 4</em><br>Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi / Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107189395/ie-spaces-for-innovation-prize-win-a-scholarship-much-more IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE: Win a scholarship & much more! Sponsor 2014-08-26T10:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T10:20:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znbyygg2h4a3ayba.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop or learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize</strong> is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.</p><p>If you are interested in being a part of the challenge, you are still in time. The registration period is open until the 27th of October, 2014. Note that registrations should be made individually. Proposals are to be presented in a digital story board (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong></p><p>Winners will be awarded admittance to <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-design-work-retail-learning-environments?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mdwrle_reminder_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments </a> from IE School of Architecture &amp; Design, for the 2015-2016 academic year, and 30% scholarship over the tuition fees plus full-time paid professional internships in top tier companies and design firms such as <strong>UNStu...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107040762/lawsuits-legos-and-landmarks-weekly-news-round-up-for-august-18-2014 Lawsuits, Legos and landmarks: Weekly News Round-Up for August 18, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-25T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T13:15:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9vl7n242h9ujwrt.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 22:</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a title="Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a></strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid</a> is responding to allegedly defamatory comments made by Filler regarding her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/134029/2022-world-cup-in-qatar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar</a>.</li><li><strong><a title="The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun</a></strong>: The "Graffiti Mecca" was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311570/5-pointz-graffiti-mecca-in-long-island-city-faces-imminent-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slated for demolition last November</a>, when the property owners' "broken window" theory justification beat out the artists' protests. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two residential towers will be built in 5 Pointz's place</a>.</li><li><strong><a title="Study confirms LA is least affordable city for rentals in US" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107185375/study-confirms-la-is-least-affordable-city-for-rentals-in-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study confirms LA is least affordable city for rentals in US</a></strong>: Depressing <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a> study confirms that in the city with the highest proportion of renters in the country, the average renter spends nearly 47% of their income on rent. The news is part of&nbsp;a nearly fifty year old trend in the renting market.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 21:</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a title="Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick&ndash;shaped foundation stones" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick&ndash;shaped foundation stones</a></strong>: Even if <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> hadn't designed it, Bjarke would have laid the first brick.</li><li><strong><a title="Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after...</a></strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106949959/hunger-crisis-in-american-universities Hunger Crisis in American Universities Nicholas Korody 2014-08-20T14:12:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T14:10:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/ges1iod5t3sqjfci.jpg" width="514" height="956" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As low-income populations have gone to college and food insecurity has risen up to swallow the lower rungs of the middle class, hunger has spread across America&rsquo;s university campuses like never before. In some places, it&rsquo;s practically a pandemic: At Western Oregon University, 59% of the student body is food insecure [...] 39.2% of the [CUNY's] quarter of a million undergraduates had experienced food insecurity at some time in the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lack of adequate and steady food is a rampant problem both domestically and internationally. A recent&nbsp;<em>National Geographic&nbsp;</em><a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140716-hunger-america-food-poverty-nutrition-diet/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a>&nbsp;analyzed the problem of food scarcity in the US across the last fifty years. Traditionally concerned with "hunger," since 2006 researchers at the USDA have shifted focus to "food insecurity," a term that refers more to a generalized state of precarity. This is to say, in recent years, the issue has less to do with people being hungry all the time and more with people who can't count on&nbsp;<em>not</em>&nbsp;going hungry in the future. That this condition encompasses such a large percentage of college students is a frightening indictment of both the values and mechanics of the US economic system and its social programs.</p><p>A "food desert" is an area where consistent access to nutritious food is difficult to obtain. Many architects and socially-concerned individuals and groups are working towards ameliorating conditions in such places.&nbsp;<a href="http://inhabitat.com/mogro-mobile-food-truck-fills-food-deserts-with-healthy-eats/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mogro</a> &ndash; or mobile grocery &ndash; is a project th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106964423/zaha-hadid-joins-keynote-speaker-lineup-at-acadia-2014-design-agency-registration-now-open Zaha Hadid joins keynote speaker lineup at ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY – Registration now open Archinect 2014-08-19T20:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T17:28:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're in the Los Angeles area this fall, make sure not to miss this top notch event: the <a href="http://2014.acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference</a>, to be held at the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a> October 23-25, just confirmed that Pritzker Prize winner <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> will join the roster of high profile keynote speakers, including game designer Will Wright (creator of SimCity), programmer Casey Reas (creator of Processing), computational architect Marc Fornes (Principal of TheVeryMany) and structural engineer Greg Otto (Principal of Walter P. Moore).</p><p>Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to be media partners of ACADIA 2014, so be sure to learn more right here.</p><p>Read on for more details from the organizers.</p><p>"Co-chaired by Dr. David Jason Gerber (USC School of Architecture), Alvin Huang, AIA (Synthesis Design + Architecture/USC School of Architecture) and Jose Sanchez (Plethora Project/USC School of Architecture), this highly anticipated event will bring an international audience of innovative design e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106961208/editor-s-picks-381 Editor's Picks #381 Nam Henderson 2014-08-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5lff5ykdnxgxtpnj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106114990/shitting-architecture-the-dirty-practice-of-waste-removal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal</a>.&nbsp;Therein drawing lessons; from Slavoj Zizek on the toilet and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Morton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Timothy Morton</a> (of Object-Oriented Ontology [OOO]) on sustainability as the preservation of the status quo, he argues that "<em>Under the weight of the ecological crisis, the world has been flattened. There is no exit</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0fcle6sz9qdc5cu.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;In response, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;offered up an image of the sublimely absurd, "<em>I am always baffled by big houses that are marketed with +5.5 bathrooms (very common in wealthy neighborhoods) and so on. And of course these host extremely hi end living styles. It is kind of funny to think all these people do all day is shit and shit and shit everywhere in the house</em>".</p><p><br>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai, of </a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francis-Tsai-Illustration-and-Concept-Design/367692304491?ref_type=bookmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai Illustration and Concept Design</a>,&nbsp;who received a Master's degree in 1993 from <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas in Austin</a>.</p><p><strong>Xenaxis</strong>&nbsp;"<em>worked with Francis Tsai at Rockstar games and he was one of t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106947537/jason-young-appointed-as-new-director-of-the-university-of-tennessee-school-of-architecture Jason Young Appointed as New Director of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Archinect 2014-08-19T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fe95765e1fe48709bebf37facd37067.jpg" width="200" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jason Young has been named the new director of the School of Architecture of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He becomes acting director on August 1. Young, a researcher specializing in contemporary conditions of American urbanism, brings over twenty years of teaching experience to the College of Architecture and Design. He comes to Knoxville from the University of Michigan, where he was an associate professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</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/106499497/career-insights-from-the-field-of-architecture-engineering-and-construction-aec Career insights from the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Sponsor 2014-08-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T13:56:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw1zgbkgnbhp8dod.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>In today&acute;s competitive environment, a mastery of soft-skills coupled with an understanding of the broader picture of business realities and trends, plays a key role in the success of professionals working in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). The <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/degrees/postgraduate/master-architectural-management-design?utm_source=achinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Architectural Management &amp; Design</a>, from <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=achinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>, was launched in 2011 with the overriding aim to train professionals that wish to acquire and apply business expertise in the AEC field. Heading in its fourth edition and amid challenging economic times, the program&rsquo;s alumni report a great professional outlook. They hold positions in companies like Arup, Foster &amp; Partners, OMA &amp; Gensler, in diverse locations such as Azerbaijan, Qatar, Canada, Switzerland and Colombia. 37% of them are entrepreneurs and 75% where already working before graduating from the program. <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/sites/default/files/placement_report_mamd_3.pdf?utm_source=achinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to find out more about the Career Report f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106499498/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-11-2014-monumental-politics-smart-homes-and-gsapp-s-new-dean Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-18T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T02:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfty4bt05v45oeby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 15</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Farewell to the Old Okura" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a>: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.</p></li><li><p><a title="Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup</a>: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million &mdash;chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 14</strong></p><ul><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a>: Ridescout aggregates hundreds of ridesharing services to compare trips, and will now include "carpool" options that can help users share trips. The announcement comes after last week's news that Uber and Lyft are now both offering carpooling services.</li><li><a title="Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics</a>: A thoughtful and diplomatic look at AFAM's histo...</li></ul>