Archinect - News 2016-12-11T03:10:00-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149982035/robert-a-m-stern-wins-2017-aia-acsa-topaz-medallion Robert A.M. Stern wins 2017 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion Justine Testado 2016-12-08T17:39:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T06:54:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p8/p8i9mqk9161tdhla.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) deemed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern</a>&nbsp;the 2017 laureate of the Topaz Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed to an architecture educator. The yearly award distinguishes an individual for their significant involvement in architecture education for at least a decade, and also for their widespread influential teaching.</p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o0/o0x4w14t3vp4s7zn.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Yale School of Architecture</em><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Robert A.M. Stern was acknowledged for his dedication to architecture education throughout his 50-year career &mdash; from his buildings, his teaching at <a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a> and deanship at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>, to his numerous books such as &ldquo;New Directions in American Architecture&rdquo;, his New York City architectural heritage series, and&nbsp;the recent &ldquo;Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale&rdquo;. The Partners at Robert A.M. Stern Architects also promote emerging talent in awarding the $10,000 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/246341/ramsa-travel-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAMSA Travel Fellowship</a> every year.</p><p>Previous Topaz laureates include ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981801/the-weiss-manfredi-designed-kent-state-center-for-architecture-and-environmental-design-opens The WEISS/MANFREDI-designed Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design opens Nicholas Korody 2016-12-07T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T12:42:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4dafcmjljseadbxm.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design has just opened. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42675/weiss-manfredi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEISS/MANFREDI</a>, the 117,000 square foot building was the winner of an international competition. The soon-to-be LEED Platinum certified structure is intended to link the Kent State campus with the recently revitalized city of Kent through a continuous gallery and new esplanade. Additionally, the Center features a cafe, a gallery, a 200-seat lecture hall, classrooms and a library. On the top of the building is a 650-seat space dubbed the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo;. On the roof, an 8,400 square foot green roof manages storm water and connects the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo; to the surrounding area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2iyen373ulh1tjl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0ookegn4ls16gx3.jpg"></p><p>The building includes regional materials, specifically an iron-spot brick fa&ccedil;ade that was fired at a local kiln. On the north side, the building has a large glazed curtain wall that lets natural light into studio spaces. The south fa&ccedil;ade has a cantilevering staircase with views of the rest of the campus. Other parts of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981699/riba-announces-2016-president-s-awards-for-research-winners RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b44qyyk4tr5cfaef.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning research projects this year are:</p><p><strong>History and Theory:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage&nbsp;Project, Eritrea<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Asmara &ndash; Africa&rsquo;s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2j1xbjnxymn5md1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cities and Community:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;The Common Camp: Temporary Settlements as a Spatio-political Instrument in Israel-Palestine&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrfb5mugxrmu184e.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design and Technical:</strong>&nbsp;Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK;&nbsp;Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK;&nbsp;Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, UK&nbsp;<br><strong>Project:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nosjio87yw66wdf2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Learning from Projects:</strong>&nbsp;David Roberts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s Balfron Tower&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulnzasoun8sxujm0.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5347/winners-of-the-2016-riba-president-s-awards-for-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149981629/sci-arc-announces-full-tuition-scholarship-for-lausd-students SCI-Arc announces full-tuition scholarship for LAUSD students Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T16:52:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/lj08lrf4mhwkmve0.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you a LAUSD student who loves architecture and would like to attend SCI-Arc free of charge starting in the fall of 2017? Well, you're in luck: if you apply online by January 15, 2017, you'll be in the running for the recently announced merit-based, full-tuition scholarship for first-year freshmen originating from the metropolitan school district which, if you stay in the top 10% of your class, could last all five collegiate years.</p><p>As SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso sees it, &ldquo;SCI-Arc is embedded in the fabric of Los Angeles. With this scholarship we are reaffirming our relationship to the city&rsquo;s public education system. We are proud of our well-rounded and rigorous Undergraduate program. A Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc provides a creative way to see the world not only in architectural terms, but in sociological, political and economic terms as well.&rdquo;</p><p>Get thee to an application form! &nbsp;In the meantime, check out these related posts about SCI-Arc:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978014/sci-arc-edge-launches-four-new-scholarships" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE launches four...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981476/ceren-bingol-named-head-of-the-architecture-department-at-cranbrook-academy-of-art Ceren Bingol named Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art Nicholas Korody 2016-12-05T13:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T15:52:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18i44svhqfs6omfq.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ceren Bingol has been named as the interim Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/5595/cranbrook-academy-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranbrook Academy of Art</a>, according to a statement released today by Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the school&rsquo;s Board of Governors. Starting January 6, 2017, Bingol will replace outgoing Architect-in-Residence, Bill Massie. Bingol will serve in this position for the rest of the 2017 academic year, as well as into 2018.</p><p>According to the press release, Bingol will be working alongside Dan Kinkead of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67683/smithgroupjjr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SmithGroupJJr</a> during the spring 2017 semester. Kinkead, whose work with Detroit Future City &ldquo;highlights his strong connection to Detroit&rdquo;, will be helping students with project work based in the city. Next year, he&rsquo;ll continue to work with the school in an advisory capacity.</p><p>Bingol has previously worked at <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> and, most recently, at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> New York as a Senior Architect. Originally from Istanbul...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980690/m-arch-students-at-rensselaer-architecture-specializing-in-a-professional-degree-a-discussion-on-environmental-sciences-and-technology M.Arch Students at Rensselaer Architecture: Specializing in a Professional Degree, A Discussion on Environmental Sciences and Technology Sponsor 2016-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T17:51:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/16/16u2bhvxc9xjwbh4.jpg" width="650" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ya/ya6lbs698vnq3abd.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The practice of architecture in the twenty-first century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues demanding that a greater degree of specialized knowledge be accessible in professional degrees. <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer&rsquo;s Master of Architecture program</a> responds to this challenge with the integration of cutting edge research study into its coursework and studios, where students directly confront the most relevant contemporary ecological issues. The M.Arch program also offers minors in specialized areas, and enrollment into Master of Science research programs upon completion of the Master of Architecture degree.</p><p>The Master of Architecture engages innovative building science research with a full semester residency at the <a href="http://www.case.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)</a> located within Skidmore Owings and Merrill&rsquo;s [SOM] New York City office. The residency offers M.Arch students firsthand experience in researc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980644/students-explore-structural-concrete-strategies-in-weave-x-from-aa-summer-dlab-orange Students explore structural concrete strategies in “Weave.X”, from AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE Justine Testado 2016-11-29T13:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T12:22:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/hosoyokk77indsr8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-one participants from 11 countries got to hone their skills in computational design and research during the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE</a> workshop at <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA</a>'s London campus this past July. Building upon the last two <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/447862/aa-summer-dlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> cycles, students worked side by side in researching and developing innovative architectural strategies&nbsp;to construct 3-D interwoven concrete structures. With guidance from AA Summer DLAB tutors and collaborators, students also&nbsp;applied techniques related to&nbsp;geometry rationalization, material behavior, and robotic&nbsp;fabrication.</p><p>The three-week program culminated with the creation of a full-scale, working&nbsp;prototype installation called &ldquo;Weave.X&rdquo;, which now stands on display in the midst of&nbsp;Hooke Park.</p><p>Keep reading for more about the fabrication process behind Weave.X.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qw/qw056v3gdkcrmeit.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Initial computational form-finding techniques explore the generation of a network of interwoven elements via a bundling algorithm developed in Grasshopper. The algorithm enables the user to locally different...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980106/independent-urbanism-nostalgia-and-non-places-by-amy-tibbels Independent Urbanism: Nostalgia and Non-places by Amy Tibbels MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-11-24T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T00:56:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/35/35826h4va4192duq.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent - and more specifically the cities within these countries. by Amy Tibbels</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3m3p6bt77yztobp.jpg"></p><p>In 2010 we became familiar with instagram and along with it a new way to represent ourselves. In the same year, the Republic of Macedonia&rsquo;s capital city Skopje decided to completely cover itself with false neo-classical facades, embodied with hundred year old representation. The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent- and more specifically the cities within these countries. The magazine&rsquo;s photo essays have an indispensable heaviness within this particular issue of MONU, in it&rsquo;s twelve years it has never featured as many as three. Of this we can be appreciative in largest part because these intimate images bring authenticity to some inconceivable realities. But further, what I find integral to each of these photo essays is a nostalgia, which becomes a binding agent of most articles as if being the authors&rsquo; communal grand answer to the question; what happened to thes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978910/new-notre-dame-school-of-architecture-building-breaks-ground New Notre Dame School of Architecture building breaks ground Alexander Walter 2016-11-16T18:48:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:50:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j1xyjpzdxk8q6vb.jpg" width="650" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., has broken ground on a new home for the university's architecture school. [...] The new building will enable the university&rsquo;s School of Architecture to add two graduate programs: historic preservation and real estate development. Walsh Family Hall will be the second element of a planned arts quadrangle. [...] The hall is designed by John Simpson Architects of London; Stantec is the architect of record.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the new building&mdash;&nbsp;a prime example of New Classicism&mdash;&nbsp;on the School of Architecture's <a href="http://architecture.nd.edu/news-and-events/news/70239-architectural-renderings-of-walsh-family-hall/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99015840/london-architect-john-simpson-to-design-new-architecture-building-at-notre-dame" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Architect John Simpson to Design New Architecture Building at Notre Dame</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978462/geofutures-master-of-science-in-architecture-program-at-rensselaer-architecture-student-project-wins-second-place-in-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture Program at Rensselaer Architecture: Student Project Wins Second Place in Archinect’s Dry Futures Competition Sponsor 2016-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:45:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d5/d5r0q2zfmng8jyuf.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bb/bbs2n0l9dxq9myyb.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A Rensselaer student project from the <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture</a> program at <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a> was selected as the second-place winner in the speculative category of the <a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition, sponsored by Archinect in 2015. The competition was designed to address the unfolding drought crisis in California. Archinect launched the competition in the summer of 2015, the fourth year of California&rsquo;s ongoing drought, asking for bold design proposals that could mitigate the over-consumption of water.</p><p>The competition was divided into two categories: one for speculative projects and the other for pragmatic responses. The Geofutures <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804920/urban-swales-subterranean-reservoir-network-for-los-angeles-2nd-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Urban Swales&rdquo;</a> project received second place in the speculative category. The project was conceived by Muhammad Ahmad Khan, a graduate student in the Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture program at Rensselaer Architecture as part of an advanced design studio conducted by <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/2011/10/perry-chris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978587/diana-balmori-revered-landscape-architect-has-died-at-age-84 Diana Balmori, revered landscape architect, has died at age 84 Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T21:56:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpg" width="640" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Landscape architect and innovative urbanist Diana Balmori has died at age 84, as announced by her&nbsp;<a href="http://www.balmori.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm's website</a>. The Spanish-born&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lian/live-blog-diana-balmori-and-joel-sanders-on-landscape-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balmori</a>, who founded her own firm in New York City at age 58, was known for her site-defining and inventive landscape architecture works, including the Abandoibarra District in Bilbao, Spain, the Prairie Waterway Stormwater Park in Minnesota, and numerous green roofs in Manhattan. In addition to their striking aesthetic beauty, Balmori's projects integrated sustainable practices, resulting in a holistic pairing of nature and architecture.</p><p><em>Abandoibarra</em><em> Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2074xrnddj50r6l.jpg"></p><p>Balmori, who graduated from high school at age 16, started her career in academia, taking a teaching position at the State University of New York shortly after receiving her Ph.D in urban history from <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>. Eventually, she became a partner at Cesar Pelli Associates (now known as Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, Architects), creating the firm's in-house Landscape Architecture department. Her dea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978374/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:47:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyajiyjyqgx94m47.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe&nbsp;this week, with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival's&nbsp;10th anniversary.</p><p>Other events this week look into the idea of change and uncertainty (quite timely, considering recent events). Whether this is looking at the concept of 'what could have been', or hearing the stories of those who have migrated to London, this week will challenge any status quo we have left.&nbsp;</p><p>If you are at a loose end this evening, why not go to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8610/aia-uk-armstrong-pub-quiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA quiz</a>?&nbsp;They will be making teams as they arrive, so no need to convince anyone to join.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8614/what-if-counterfactual-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if&hellip;? Counterfactual Architectural History | 21 November</a></strong></p><p><em>See cover image</em></p><p>From films to philosophy, the question of 'what if?' can be the most haunting, yet&nbsp;enticing concept. Key mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977924/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-11-11T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8uuxqbtl19ixckbs.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/or/oroum94d3kvc7102.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945296/morphobia/149945300" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphobia</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945296/ryosuke-imaeda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1svxspfi30zqhpkj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pavelzeldovich/project/amphitheater-garden-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amphitheater Garden Moscow</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/pavelzeldovich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pavel Zeldovich</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/ji307qbe33795syg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/albertoalazar/project/new-york-vs-new-jersey-structuring-fluid-territories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEW YORK vs NEW JERSEY - Structuring Fluid Territories</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/albertoalazar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Martinez Garcia</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hdi8rx9e7te6dqzg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber/project/constructed-narrative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Constructed Narrative</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Wieber</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5urjtgmp8ql4r51.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149977160/shifting-arctic-boundaries/149977176" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shifting Arctic Boundaries</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149977160/nataly-nemkova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nataly Nemkova</a> &amp;&nbsp;Penny Fyta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zx/zxoo53fwh5e6ico7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rexfordcrafts/project/conceal-reveal-a-historical-society" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conceal Reveal- A Historical Society</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/rexfordcrafts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rexford Crafts</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09s3eg9yw5i3yrij.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/carolinereverman/project/stickstack-system" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">StickStack System</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/carolinereverman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline Reverman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/48/48jkrdsgjewiy7ry.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149967117/shell/149967122" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shell</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149967117/aleksandra-sliwinska" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleksandra Sliwinska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5lbv1tvgtxit99j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/michaelpenzel/project/vertical-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Neighborhood</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/michaelpenzel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Penzel</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/kimsh/project/wind-urbanism-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wind Urbanism - Manhattan</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/kimsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Seung Hwan Kim</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978014/sci-arc-edge-launches-four-new-scholarships SCI-Arc EDGE launches four new scholarships Nicholas Korody 2016-11-11T14:03:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:46:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cc4462u8tmm11zt1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Almost exactly a year ago, the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=8&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwj2qa7_sKHQAhWJwiYKHVz2DxwQFghHMAc&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fnews%2Ftag%2F4656%2Fsci-arc&amp;usg=AFQjCNH2blWhuw75Sgv-ymuwbczLpvKFsg&amp;sig2=oa89tIWGXk_1zkeL-fMlFQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> (SCI-Arc) launched <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE</a>, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, a postgraduate degree program. Now, the school has just announced the launch of four new scholarships for the program, amounting to the full tuition. The scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on merit. A scholarship will be available for each program: Master of Science in Architectural Technologies, Master of Science in the Design of Cities, Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment, and Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m extremely proud to announce these new scholarships,&rdquo; said <a href="https://sciarc.edu/news/2016/sci-arc-appoints-david-ruy-as-postgraduate-programs-chair-for-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ruy</a>, Chair of Postgraduate Programs. &ldquo;It represents SCI-Arc EDGE&rsquo;s complete commitment to forward-thinking scholarship and research during what has now become clear as an uncertain moment in history.&rdquo;</p><p>The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.</p><p></p><p>More news from SCI-Arc:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149975077/student-works-ensemblespiel-makes-uncanny-architecture-from-everyday-objects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: 'Ensemblespiel' Makes Uncanny Arc...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977567/immersion-in-robotic-design-keeps-acadia-workshops-true-to-posthuman-frontiers-theme Immersion in robotic design keeps ACADIA workshops true to 'Posthuman Frontiers' theme Viola Ago 2016-11-10T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T20:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/er/er74xng9au6nhxmj.jpg" width="650" height="174" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA</a> (The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) conference is a yearly, highly anticipated event for many architecture practitioners, researchers, educators, and inventers around the world. It is a chance for architects to come together and reach into the work that they have been starting or contributing to over the last year. This year ACADIA was hosted at <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan</a>, chaired and organized by accomplished and celebrated faculty members from Taubman College. The theme for the ACADIA 2016 conference is &ldquo;Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines&rdquo;; an elusive title meant to question certain fundamental conventional methods in architecture.</p><p><strong>The workshop series: immersive, full-service learning</strong></p><p>Every year, the workshop series is an integral part of a successful ACADIA conference. This year, there was a total of seven workshops that spanned across three intensive days in intim...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977527/acadia-s-robotic-softness-workshop-experiments-with-xbox-kinect-and-robo-weaving ACADIA's 'Robotic Softness' workshop experiments with Xbox Kinect and robo-weaving Drishti Haria 2016-11-08T20:07:00-05:00 >2016-11-17T12:37:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsn8y7qbb1ixr9kl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The<a href="http://acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture</a> (ACADIA) conference 2016, hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban planning at the University of Michigan, is a preeminent platform to discuss design philosophies and acknowledge new realms of work done by individuals or organizations among the architectural community. The Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart's contribution to the field of computational design and architecture has been immense, and the workshop gave us valuable insight into the technology and know-how being developed at the there.</p><p>Through the seven ACADIA&rsquo;s workshops, we participated in &ldquo;Robotic Softness: Behavioral Fabrication Process of Woven Structures,&rdquo; led by Lauren Vasey, a Research Associate from the ICD and Giulio Brugnaro, a graduate of the ITECH Master&rsquo;s Program at the University of Stuttgart who is currently also pursuing his PHD at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The three day workshop was structured...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976877/harvard-gsd-launches-new-fellowship-in-partnership-with-perkins-will-to-support-students-of-color Harvard GSD launches new fellowship in partnership with Perkins+Will to support students of color Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-04T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T00:09:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifzggsunmjraiaoz.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture is often criticized for its lack of diversity, and many feel that education is a key way to address the issue for the future. In that vein, Harvard's GSD announced yesterday the establishment of the Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund, designed to "provide expanded academic opportunities to African American and other under-represented architecture and design students at the GSD."</p><p>At the announcement, Philip Freelon of <a href="http://archinect.com/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will</a> noted the significance of such fellowships in encouraging (and attracting) diversity at the GSD: &ldquo;As the design profession continues to attract a more diverse talent base, this gift will provide students of color with financial assistance that could make pursuing an advanced degree at the GSD possible. It&rsquo;s an important step in broadening the GSD&rsquo;s reach.&rdquo;</p><p>GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi thanked Perkins+Will and Phil Freelon, referring to how&nbsp;&ldquo;the creativity, dynamism, and success of our GSD community are enriched by and even contingent on an increasingly&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976752/acadia-s-floating-megalith-workshop-challenges-architecture-s-obsession-with-surface-over-volume ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume Isabelle Leysens 2016-11-04T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T17:21:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kh5mmj1nz8pwu41.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Wednesday afternoon, traffic briefly stopped at the main entrance to the University of Michigan&rsquo;s North Campus as 12 of us hauled a stark white blob the size of a jet ski up hills and across intersections. Curious and confused onlookers watched us as we carried what must have seemed like an unidentifiable object towards the small pond located behind the School of Music. Despite the cold and the rain, the workshop group prepared the form for its maiden voyage, and watched as its water ballast was filled, allowing the foam blob to slowly position itself into a floating megalith. Throughout this trek the workshop&rsquo;s leader, MIT Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford, walked alongside answering questions. For Brandon, this procession towards the water was not just a familiar aspect of his research in megalithic constructions, but instead an essential element of the history and significance of volumetric design.</p><p>Two days earlier, Brandon began his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA workshop session</a> by telling the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976257/are-5-0-officially-launches-today ARE 5.0 officially launches today Julia Ingalls 2016-11-01T19:32:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T07:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9njce3svigjeq1je.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The ARE 5.0 is finally here, and it's eight hours and one division shorter than its predecessor. Additionally, new testing methods, including the soothing sounding drag-and-place, have been added to the exam. As a press release pithily explains:&nbsp;</p><p>"ARE 5.0 features the latest graphic testing methods, replacing vignettes with two new question types: hot spots and drag-and-place. ARE 5.0 also includes case studies, which provide candidates with multiple pieces of information and require them to assess and solve the types of problems architects face on a daily basis."</p><p>Archinect will be featuring an in-depth series of feature articles on the ARE; for now though, here's more on the exam:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102578040/ncarb-reveals-major-reinventions-for-the-idp-and-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB reveals major reinventions for the IDP and ARE</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121117990/ncarb-launches-are-4-0-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB Launches ARE 4.0 Community</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137340307/becoming-an-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Becoming an Architect</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976145/a-new-foster-partners-designed-university-campus-opens-in-shenzhen A new Foster + Partners-designed university campus opens in Shenzhen Nicholas Korody 2016-11-01T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:10:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xj/xjjirh9pz3vrmkx2.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the eastern edge of Shenzhen, a new university campus designed by Foster + Partners just opened. The China Resources University, a 55,000 sq. meter project, is part of a larger mixed-used development headed by the London-headquartered firm.</p><p>According the press release, the campus sits on a hill with sweeping views of the South China Sea. Five teaching buildings and an &ldquo;innovation centre&rdquo; line a central boulevard leading to a main auditorium building that contains a large lecture hall. The campus also includes a library, more auditoria, a bar, gym, and student residences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vy/vyjn0x1x3x6pyzmj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f3/f3c6lip5ximp9gjo.jpg">&ldquo;The idea was to create a cascading complex of buildings and spaces - a series of teaching and living spaces, terraces and informal streets that encourage interaction and a sense of wellbeing,&rdquo; states Chris Bubb, a partner at Foster + Partners.</p><p>The buildings share a palette of materials: fair-faced concrete, bronze-colored cladding, and clay brick. The clay bricks are one of the signature design elements of the proj...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975387/get-lectured-rensselaer-fall-16 Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-26T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:08:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wutj7dfc1r9y3i9t.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Have a look at these upcoming lectures at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/rensselaerarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;for Fall '16.</p><p><strong>Oct 27</strong><br>Marc Fornes + Will Laufs<br>&ldquo;Ouvrage d'Art: The Art of Prototypica&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Kate Orff<br>&ldquo;Toward an Urban Ecology&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nov 8</strong><br>Contemporary Design Conference:<br>Dirk Vander Kooij<br>Tomas Libertiny<br>Tuomas Markunpoika<br>Jolan van der Wiel<br>&ldquo;Dark Matter and the Secret Lives of Objects&ldquo;</p><p><strong>Nov 14</strong><br>Marlon Blackwell<br>&ldquo;Figures and Types&rdquo;</p><p>Unless otherwise noted, all lectures start at 6 p.m. in EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center. Contemporary Design Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974999/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-24T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T23:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nv/nvfl86cruqra7ji2.jpg" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spend this week exploring exhibitions; whether the work is that&nbsp;of an artist at their prime, a concept drawing from a student, or appreciating the forgotten modern dwellings in historical Highgate, this week is a celebration of hard work and&nbsp;creative pursuits. And, as we move into the end of October, don't miss the opportunity to give yourself a fright with a Halloween tour of historic London.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8502/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uniqlo Tate Lates | 28 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/lyvfv17xjuq4qqym.jpg"></p><p><em>'Hackoustic', image: Axel bluhme</em></p><p>Opening up the gallery to the post-work crowd, the Tate Modern's new monthly event will bring art, talks, music, workshops, and food to Friday evenings. This month, take the opportunity to see something different, from film and music to iconic artists, there is so much to see. To honour this new series,&nbsp;the Tate has even created a new cocktail, which will be served on&nbsp;the viewing level of the new extension, the Switch House, bringi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974707/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-learning-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Learning Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-10-21T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T23:10:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3m4sr2b07ccwr9x.jpg" width="650" height="847" 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 projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <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 brand new board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/learning-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Learning Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6k9zuiyl4v525bbw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/energy-positive-relocatable-classroom/115271133" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g5/g5t5ojlosb3msuxw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington/project/khabele-elementary-expansion2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khabele Elementary Expansion</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derrington Building Studio</a>; Photo: Peter Molick Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0h8ooieg171bg85.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk/project/eemhuis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eemhuis</a> in Amersfoort, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: Scagliola/Brakkee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sw/sw2dpuor9vub8jwg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/julianparkinson/project/florida-polytechnic-university-florida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida Polytechnic University</a> in Lakeland, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a>; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/julianparkinson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julian Parkinson</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2k/2koadh5hwct5hji0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/academy-of-art-architecture/15511454" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Art &amp; Architecture</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10196497/wiel-arets-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38bozl7shpizm8l8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/flad-ngskolan/75568862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flad&auml;ngskolan</a> in Lomma, Sweden by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitekt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974414/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-building-wins-latest-mchap SANAA's Grace Farms “River” building wins latest MCHAP Justine Testado 2016-10-19T23:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T23:34:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2fiarg85ox4pasrk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The verdict is out! <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45203/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s meandering Grace Farms &ldquo;River&rdquo; project has won the second Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, as announced by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIT College of Architecture</a> Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison during a ceremony tonight at the S.R. Crown Hall in Chicago. First awarded <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111976723/lvaro-siza-and-herzog-de-meuron-win-first-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, the biennial MCHAP is IIT's way of illuminating the most distinguished architectural projects built in the Americas. Projects for the second edition had to be completed between January 2014 and December 2015.</p><p>As part of their prize package, SANAA founders Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa will be appointed as MCHAP Chair at IIT Architecture Chicago for the following academic year and will receive up to $50,000 to fund research and a collaborative publication with the school.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vx/vxl2wlmnpwczno8z.jpg"></p><p>SANAA won over an international group of finalists that included Michael Maltzan, Grafton Architects, and Patkau Architects + Kearns Mancini Architects, to name a few (projects pictured in photo gallery below).</p><p>The River has co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974206/get-lectured-east-los-angeles-college-fall-16 Get Lectured: East Los Angeles College, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-18T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:28:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9n9f97itrmdm13o.jpg" width="650" height="1005" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a> has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District. Check out the featured speakers in their Fall '16 lecture series starting in November.</p><p><strong>Nov 4</strong><br>Yasushi Ishida</p><p><strong>Nov 18</strong><br>Katrin Terstegen</p><p><strong>Dec 2</strong><br>Rob Berry</p><p>Lectures begin at&nbsp;7:30 p.m.&nbsp;at the Main Auditorium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. Free and open to the public.</p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>P...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974029/get-lectured-cal-poly-pomona-fall-16 Get Lectured: Cal Poly Pomona, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-17T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T01:00:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3a/3ash8me15cnrldrj.jpg" width="650" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>See what lectures are taking place at the <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture</a>. Don't miss the special&nbsp;2016 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence lecture&nbsp;by&nbsp;Carme Pin&oacute;s!</p><p><strong>Oct 21</strong><br>Hadrian Predock / Hadrian Predock Architecture + USC</p><p><strong>Nov 4</strong><br>Erin Besler / Besler and Sons/UCLA</p><p><strong>Nov 18</strong><br>Hunter Knight / Weather Projects</p><p><strong>Nov 14: 2016 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence</strong><br>Carme Pin&oacute;s /&nbsp;Estudio Carme Pin&oacute;s<br>at University Theatre, 6:30 p.m.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vv/vvt57jw5jxwd9dpm.jpg"></p><p>All other lectures will take place in the IDC (building A9a). Free + open to the public.<br>For mor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973974/monu-25-looks-at-independent-urbanism MONU #25 looks at Independent Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-10-17T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T01:19:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g9/g95qo1fza6wupxl4.jpg" width="520" height="700" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A city in a country that recently gained independence is likely to undergo processes of radical transformation and massive restructuring and re-imagining that are not only societal, political, and economic in nature, but can also impact the planning system of a city and influence its built-up environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A city in a country that recently gained independence is likely to undergo processes of radical transformation and massive restructuring and re-imagining that are not only societal, political, and economic in nature, but can also impact the planning system of a city and influence its built-up environment. <em> <strong>Jasna Mariotti</strong></em> makes this quite clear in her contribution to<strong> MONU</strong>, entitled <strong>"What Ever Happened to Skopje?"</strong>. This new issue of our magazine deals with various phenomena impacting cities of countries that became newly<em><strong> independent</strong></em> which we call <strong>"Independent Urbanism"</strong>. She shows how the centre of Skopje in Macedonia has been remodeled according to an image of the city that never existed as such. Obviously, many<em><strong> "independent" cities</strong></em> are facing major struggles and difficulties in finding their new identity that usually have a lot to do with the fact that the<em> "birth of a country"</em> is a contested process often involving political turmoil, institutional instability, and economic turbulence...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973036/digital-demands-in-architecture-kennesaw-state-remedies-digital-expansion-for-students Digital Demands in Architecture: Kennesaw State remedies digital expansion for students Sponsor 2016-10-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-12T17:58:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s60a2dsnhafuxoc8.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cd/cddbxhas365oxhhs.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture&rsquo;s relationship to technology is as old as the primitive hut. Material and construction technologies have shaped design and detailing throughout history. But with the dawn of the information age came a new category of technologies that have shaped architecture in fresh new ways. Initially, these digital programs were treated as an extension of Representation theory. For architects, the debut of AutoCAD and form<strong>&middot;</strong>Z would prove transformative similarly to the way the plan and section impacted architectural theory and practice during the Renaissance. Prospects of virtual reality in the 1990s had architectural theorists musing on the possible obsolescence of brick and mortar buildings.</p><p>By the late 1990s, computer-aided design products like AutoCAD had become a standard tool in architectural offices. In response, the academy speculated on the elimination of the traditional art studio concept with its drafting tables, opt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973774/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-16 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-14T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-10-16T23:01:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6s/6sddk00egcql66lo.jpg" width="650" height="757" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Have a look at some of the events that are coming up at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bartlett School of Architecture</a>'s 2016-17 International Lecture Series.</p><p><strong>Oct 19</strong><br>Jonathan Hill / The Bartlett</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>Thom Mayne / Morphosis</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Peggy Deamer / Yale University</p><p><strong>Nov 10</strong><br>Nicholas de Monchaux / UC Berkeley</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Charles Holland / Ordinary Architecture</p><p><strong>Nov 23</strong><br>Murray Fraser / The Bartlett</p><p><strong>Nov 30</strong><br>Nigel Coates</p><p><strong>Dec 8</strong><br>Dan Hill + Joseph Grima / City of Sound &amp; Space Caviar</p><p><strong>Dec 14</strong><br>Felicity Scott / Columbia University</p><p>Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. For further event info and updates, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bartle...</a></p>