Archinect - News 2017-01-20T15:03:27-05:00 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-20T13:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-20T13:43:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="894" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>See who's speaking at the&nbsp;University of Oregon Department of Architecture in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugene</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland</a>&nbsp;for Winter '17.</p><p>EUG = Eugene campus, Lawrence Hall (LA)<br>PDX = Portland campus, White Stag Block (WSB)</p><p><strong>Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group - Shanghai, China</strong><br>Eugene: Jan 20, 11:30 am LA 206<br>Portland: Jan 23, 5:30 pm WSB 451</p><p><strong>Claire Agre</strong> / West 8, Principal + Senior Landscape Architect - New York, NY<br>Eugene: Jan 23, 5:30 pm Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center</p><p><strong>Margaret Crawford</strong>, Professor of Architectu...</p> Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-18T17:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-20T12:48:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1004" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University&nbsp;Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a>&nbsp;kicks off their Spring 2017 events with lectures, exhibitions, a symposium, book launches, and discussions &mdash; including&nbsp;a timely series called &ldquo;The First 100 Days&rdquo;. Starting January 20, the series will provide opportunities for students and faculty to discuss, organize, and plan for the changes to come during the Trump administration.</p><p>Unless noted*, lectures take place on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall.</p><p><strong>Jan 20*</strong>, 1 p.m. at Ware Lounge, Avery Hall<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The First 100 Days: ...</a></p> Norman Foster and RIBA announce 2017 "survival of cities" traveling scholarship Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T13:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T19:42:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the tenth year in a row, RIBA and Norman Foster are offering a traveling scholarship in the form of &euro;7,000 (an increase over last year's &euro;6,000) to the destination of the winning student's choice. Students can't enter directly: RIBA and CAA validated schools are allowed to submit only one application each for one student by April 28th, whose merits will then be judged by a panel consisting of both financial backer Norman Foster and RIBA members. In a quasi-apocalyptic vein, the student's proposed research topic should "relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>learning from the past to inform the future</li><li>the future of society</li><li>density of settlements</li><li>sustainability</li><li>use of resources</li><li>quality of urban life</li><li>transport"</li></ul><p>The full details of the application can be found <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-01-13T15:34:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:31:14-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="996" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bondi Beach Houses</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Seung Hwan Kim</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reconstruction Of MET Museum</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cong Fang</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In-Tense</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gilberto Villalobos</a> with R. Kiesler</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood and Vine: Architecture of the Internet Celebrity</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Maxey</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edge Island</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lu Liu</a> with Mingyue Hu, Katie Ann</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLAYING WITH TIDE - Tidal Park Design</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jing Li</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyderabad Housing</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Elizabeth Arezio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Last Performance</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judy Hussein</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chromatopia</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corliss Ng</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN-Accessible</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ke Li</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your...</p> Sam Fox students design a First Class Meal Liam Otten 2017-01-11T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:26:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;First Class Meal&nbsp;does what the best sharing opportunities do &mdash; it identifies excess capacity from one person or organization and makes it available to another one in need, creating a symbiotic relationship that improves the success and efficiency of both partners,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda C. Samuels</a>, associate professor of urban design, who served as faculty advisor. &ldquo;That symbiosis results in more profitable organizations and, ideally, a more equitable distribution of resources.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The first phase of renovations would prioritize storage and pickup areas as well as space for classes.</em></p><p>Urban SOS is sponsored by multinational engineering company AECOM and the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>&nbsp;in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 Resilient Cities</a>. Other finalists &mdash; working to solve challenges in Athens as well as Durban, South Africa and Quito, Ecuador &mdash; include: Monash University, Harvard, California at Berkeley, Oxford, Columbia, The New School and Universidad Polit&eacute;cnica de Madrid.</p><p>For more information, visit or follo...</p> Re-use, Re-Design & Re-think: RISD’s Interior Architecture department Sponsor 2016-12-28T17:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T19:09:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="615" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Department of Interior Architecture RISD</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD&rsquo;s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, interior architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from the inside out.</p><p>In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. Studios focus on a wide range of approaches, from domestic to retail design to theater/production design to issues of preservation and conservation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Students in our department are engaged in a rich and expansive discipline focusing on the reuse and transformation of existing str...</p> Free School of Architecture update: open for applications in January 2017 Alexander Walter 2016-12-27T21:07:00-05:00 >2016-12-28T13:51:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, architect Peter Zellner <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> his plans of a new educational institution dubbed the Free School of Architecture. The news was hotly debated on Archinect when it first broke in September and has since grown to become one of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most popular academia-themed posts of the year</a>.</p><p>The FSA appears to be taking shape in the mean time and started posting first announcements on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its school profile</a> on Archinect, including detailed information about the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">application process</a> for the 2017&nbsp;&mdash; and the school's commencement &mdash; academic year.</p><p>More updates here as they emerge.</p> Top Features: Our Favorite Feature Articles of 2016 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-26T10:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-27T16:44:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>These are the articles that made big waves in 2016 &ndash; not just in traffic, but in defining the discussions architects were having. From professional practice issues to academia to interviews and showcases, we present to you our favorite original editorial of the year:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</em></a></p><p>There are more refugees in the world right now than since World War II&mdash;and the world is woefully unable to shelter them. This student imagines a refugee camp that would be both livable and high functioning.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Frank Gehry, Liz Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Others Share Crucial Moments in Their Education</em></a></p><p>Ever wonder how some of the biggest names in the industry&mdash;the 'starchitects'&mdash;got to where they are? Julia Ingalls gathers snippets of big name architects' memories of their halcyon (or not) years spent in the academy.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students</em></a></p><p>Architecture school is a costly enterprise. It's also really hard. So...</p> Researchers discover 'glue' that makes plant cell walls strong — foreseeing brighter future for wooden skyscrapers Alexander Walter 2016-12-22T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T23:26:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today in the journal Nature Communications. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But just as this could improve how easily materials can be broken down, the discovery may also help them create stronger materials, he says. There are already plans to build houses in the UK more sustainably using wood, and Paul Dupree is involved in the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, which is looking at whether buildings as tall as skyscrapers could be built using modified wood."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn: The future of glue in architecture is bright</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scientists are developing a 'digestive' building material that cleans wastewater and produces electricity</a></li></ul> Step inside The Bartlett's new central London HQ, designed by Hawkins\Brown Justine Testado 2016-12-16T20:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After calling the Wates House their home since the 1970s, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL</a> Bartlett School of Architecture celebrated&nbsp;the official opening of its newly refurbished headquarters today on 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury. Collaborating with the Bartlett and UCL Estates, architect&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawkins\Brown</a>&nbsp;doubled the size of the existing building to 8,500 square meters.</p><p>Preserving some of the original fabric of the old Wates House and using the&nbsp;existing structural concrete frame,&nbsp;the new &ldquo;flexible and robust&rdquo; building now includes a public gallery and provides more open working space for the school's&nbsp;1,000 students and staff.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hawkins\Brown added a fifth and sixth floor, and a main spiraling stairway within a full-height atrium. The renovation also includes double-height glazing at ground level and a new prominent entrance to create a more inviting building in its city-center location.</p><p>&ldquo;A large number of the Hawkins\Brown team are alumni of the Bartlett and have fond memories of the old Wates House,&rdquo; Hawkins\B...</p> Which news stories defined architecture education in 2016? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-15T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:08:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In education and academia news, 2016 had its fair share of architecture's everlasting debate over Theory v. Practice, while also making a big move towards improving students' rights. Check out our most significant News stories from the world of architecture school in 2016:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zellner to launch the Free School of Architecture, a tuition-free, experimental architecture school</a></em></p><p>The FSA is a tuition-free post-graduate school in Los Angeles, to be launched in 2017. While free, the school won't be accredited, nor based in a static location, and also be capped at 48 students by 2020 &ndash; characteristics that commentators were critical of, for concern it could turn into a pure ideas salon. Zellner aligned the school with the radical pedagogical departures taken by Ray Kappe at SCI-Arc and Peter Eisenman at the IAUS.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following a landmark decision, graduate students will now be able to unionize</a></em></p><p>The decision overturned a 2004 precedent set by the&nbsp;National Labor Relations Board, that determined stud...</p> Investigating the literary and sociopolitical implications of the skyscraper Julia Ingalls 2016-12-14T20:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:18:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So I&rsquo;d argue that the birth of the middle class, or the managerial middle class, is in some ways tied to the invention of the skyscraper.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Before the skyscraper, looking down at people from great heights was more of a figurative state of mind than an actual experience. But afterwards, the notion of people as dots on a landscape went beyond just a slangy Georges Seurat reference and became a Thing. But what were the ramifications of this change? How did novelists respond to the new structures, and what did those responses say about society and the influence of the skyscraper?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"[Henry James] tried to give the skyscraper a chance; he imagined seeing it and falling in love with it, but he really kind of ultimately dismissed it again&nbsp;as ugly, unaesthetic, a horrible structure that&rsquo;s also destroying the ways that we tell stories and destroying the intimacy that his kinds of stories require," says Adrienne Brown, an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago whose forthcoming book, "The Black Skyscraper" explores just about every cultural ramification of the skyscraper one can imagine.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In this extended interview with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JSto...</a></p> Brett Steele, current director of the AA, appointed Dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture Nicholas Korody 2016-12-14T12:44:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:55:34-05:00 <img src="" width="615" height="543" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Brett Steele, current director of <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiS35ennvTQAhVB4WMKHa0PAu4QFggaMAA&amp;;usg=AFQjCNFT8dIIwD-8cPKPcDWi7zjpDgitKw&amp;sig2=aaaOQniIIka6ULoiAhxAeg&amp;bvm=bv.141320020,d.cGc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Architectural Association of Architecture</a> (AA) will soon be heading to sunnier shores. Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;sqi=2&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiQ0tqtnvTQAhVJ3WMKHT3bDAcQFggaMAA&amp;;usg=AFQjCNFyYfO_u2DcFtVy0Vw8DtH70M7qyw&amp;sig2=GOhJDvjMjTB8gedhsNLEPw&amp;bvm=bv.141320020,d.cGc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of California School of Arts and Architecture</a> (UCLA), has just announced that Steele has been appointed dean. In that role, Steel will oversee the school&rsquo;s program in architecture, as well as its programs in urban design, visual arts, design, media arts, world arts and cultures, and dance. Moreover, he will be in charge of the school&rsquo;s two prominent museums, the Fowler and the Hammer.</p><p>&ldquo;Chancellor [Gene] Block and I are confident that Brett will provide outstanding leadership as dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture,&rdquo; said Waugh in a press statement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Steele has served as the chief executive and academic leader of the AA since 2005. He will start his new job at UCLA in August of next year, succeeding interim dean David Rouss&egrave;ve. While at the AA, Steele launched a visiting school in...</p> British Home Office may cut number of students visas issued for international students in half Nicholas Korody 2016-12-14T12:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T10:38:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Home Office is considering cutting international student numbers at UK universities by nearly half, Education Guardian can reveal. The threat is being greeted with dismay by university heads, who say some good overseas applicants are already being refused visas on spurious grounds. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, pledged a crackdown on international student numbers at the Conservative party conference in October, to include tougher visa rules for &ldquo;lower quality&rdquo; universities and courses.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>But senior university sources are warning that the cutbacks could be far more severe than expected. They say they have seen Home Office plans that model slashing overseas student numbers, with one option to cut the current 300,000 to 170,000 a year.</em></p><p>For more on the culture of post-Brexit UK, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." &ndash; op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity &ndash; op-ed by Patrik Schumacher</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" &ndash; op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns</a></li></ul> Architecture students at 17 schools will get licensed quicker with help from NCARB's new licensure program, IPAL Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T19:36:00-05:00 >2016-12-15T13:39:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently introduced IPAL</a>, or Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, promises to streamline the architectural licensure process for students at 17 universities and colleges by incorporating the Architectural Experience Program into the curriculum. Licensure, which is required by a majority of the fifty states and governing agencies in Canada, usually takes a few years of intense study and rigorous examinations after one's initial formal education is complete to attain. Initiated by NCARB, the in-school program will enable students to also take the ARE. Here's a full transcript of the press release:</p><p><em>Friends,The road to licensure for architects is getting shorter and shorter, thanks to a recent initiative spearheaded by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).</em></p><p><em>The Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for licensure while they are still earning their degree. Through the initiative, sc...</em></p> Urban Land Institute hosts urban planning Lego workshop for students Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:03:25-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What better way to teach high school-age students how to tackle the problems of urban planning than with Legos? This was the thought of the Urban Land Institute, which according to this article in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metro News</a> put on a workshop for an 11th grade class in Toronto to help them plan a city that, while fictional, took many of its challenges from Toronto's current urbanity. As the article notes:</p><p><em>The students were divided into teams and given the task of designing a new, mixed-use development while balancing competing demands like affordable housing, business interests and environmental standards.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>For example, Yutiga&rsquo;s team had to think on their feet when they realized they &ldquo;couldn&rsquo;t create underground parking due to soil conditions.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>And like Toronto, the fictional city their development was in also grapples with problems like food deserts, homelessness and, of course, parking.</em></p><p><em>&#8203;</em>For more in Lego-related news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Brief and Wondrous Life of Modulex, Lego's Building System for Architects</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See Down...</a></li></ul> Architecture education in the (even more) automated (near) future Nicholas Korody 2016-12-13T12:29:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:03:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a robot-&#8203;&#8203;proof edu&shy;ca&shy;tion, we have to focus on what humans do that robots cannot do: think cre&shy;atively, work with others, think about ethics. For instance, sup&shy;pose a sce&shy;nario where a self-&#8203;&#8203;driving car can either hit three people and hurt the pas&shy;sen&shy;gers, or save the pas&shy;sen&shy;gers but hit 10 people. What is it going to do? Who&rsquo;s going to pro&shy;gram that? Who&rsquo;s going to decide?&nbsp;You.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a Q&amp;A between Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun and George Thrush, founding director of the School of Architecture, the two educators touched on the implications of automation for architectural education, among other things. "Cre&shy;ative thinking and inno&shy;va&shy;tion, entre&shy;pre&shy;neur&shy;ship, crit&shy;ical thinking, thinking in a diver&shy;gent way, ethics&mdash;that&rsquo;s the purview of the human being," Aoun states.</p><p>More on automation:</p><ul><li><a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=5&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwj6qdCd2PHQAhVhslQKHWAuAjQQFggyMAQ&amp;;usg=AFQjCNGtFL3-eVTWSXs4hrQPu2r0csx9tw&amp;sig2=ajgueO7f6qv8_bInaKelOQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLP Architecture conceives of automated, underground "CarTube" for London</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon's newest venture promises to shake up retail design&mdash;and eliminate the need for cashiers altogether</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driverless cars hit the streets of Milton Keynes</a></li></ul> Steven Holl Architects-designed library in Malawi approved Nicholas Korody 2016-12-12T17:01:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T21:54:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Miracle for Africa Foundation has given the go-ahead for a new library designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> in Malawi. The first building for a new campus plan, also designed by Steven Holl Architects, the 66,000 sq. ft. library will be built, in part, with local materials like bamboo and stone, as well as use local labor for the construction.</p><p>One of the most distinctive features of the project, a curved pre-fabricated roof will be made with Ductile concrete. The forms will bounce light towards photovoltaic panels and into the interior of the building. A free plan, the library will include meeting rooms as well as glass-enclosed archives (the enclosure to maintain appropriate humidity levels). The circulation desk will stand next to a rain collecting pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">The project is considered significant for Malawi, one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of 16.7 million. It is one of the least developed countries in the world and one of the poorest.</p><p>&ldquo;This project is historic,...</p> Studio Gang to design new, unified campus for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2016-12-12T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:23:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Studio Gang has beat out Allied Works and Michael Maltzan to win a commission to design an expanded art and design campus for the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. The decision follows a two-year search and planning process.</p><p>Currently, the CCA campus is split between two sites in San Francisco and Oakland. The new unified campus, which will extend on to a 2.4 acre site adjacent to the existing San Francisco campus, will house all of the school&rsquo;s programs. &ldquo;We are excited to discover with CCA the possibilities that a unified campus in San Francisco presents for the future of art teaching, learning, and making,&rdquo; said founding principal Jeanne Gang in a press statement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Major components of the plan include continuing the school&rsquo;s tradition of sustainable building practices as well as creating affordable student housing. In recent years, rent in San Francisco has become increasingly unaffordable for most young people. CCA plans to add twice the amount of beds it curre...</p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-12T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:40:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many in London, this is their last full week at work, meaning that there will be a lot of last minute meetings and numerous&nbsp;parties to attend in the run up to Christmas. Why not take an evening for yourself in what is (not-so-fondly) dubbed the 'silly season'? This week is a chance to visit&nbsp;some&nbsp;thought-provoking,&nbsp;future-facing exhibitions, attend a lecture, or get a glimpse of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City</a>&nbsp;while you can (the exhibition&nbsp;closes its sticky sweet doors on the 22nd).</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Above and Below the Line: A Digital Artist&rsquo;s View of Crossrail | Open now until 22 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Illustration: Julie Leonard</em></p><p>Julie Leonard is a multi-media artist, who is known for her&nbsp;storytelling of the everyday through digital means. Drawing upon her&nbsp;extensive understanding of the built environment and the effect of infrastructure on users,&nbsp;this exhibition records&nbsp;the human&nbsp;moments and everyday situations occurring ...</p> 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="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) deemed&nbsp;<a href="" 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=""><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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a> and deanship at&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAMSA Travel Fellowship</a> every year.</p><p>Previous Topaz laureates include ...</p> The WEISS/MANFREDI-designed Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design opens Nicholas Korody 2016-12-07T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:25:12-05:00 <img src="" 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="" 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=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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> RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:24:53-05:00 <img src="" 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=""></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=""></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=""></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=""></p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... SCI-Arc announces full-tuition scholarship for LAUSD students Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:22:36-05:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE launches four...</a></li></ul> Ceren Bingol named Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art Nicholas Korody 2016-12-05T13:22:00-05:00 >2017-01-07T12:27:11-05:00 <img src="" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> and, most recently, at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> New York as a Senior Architect. Originally from Istanbul...</p> 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 >2016-12-11T22:53:00-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE</a> workshop at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA</a>'s London campus this past July. Building upon the last two <a href="" 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=""></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> 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="" 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=""></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> 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="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></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> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Architect John Simpson to Design New Architecture Building at Notre Dame</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a></li></ul>