Archinect - News 2017-06-28T05:12:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150014810/ncarb-reports-architects-take-12-5-years-on-average-to-get-their-licenses-down-from-14-years-in-2013 NCARB reports architects take 12.5 years on average to get their licenses, down from 14 years in 2013 Julia Ingalls 2017-06-27T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T21:08:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q34xbcfl28kbut8k.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2013, it took an architect an average of 14 years to complete the initial education, myriad examinations and extra curricular activities neccessary to acheive licensure. In 2016, that figure dropped by 1.5 years thanks in part to an accelerated testing schedule. As <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/press/2017-time-to-architecture-license" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a press release</a> notes, "NCARB's work with licensing boards over the past decade have focused on streamlining, updating, and aligning two key pillars on the path to licensure&mdash;the Architectural Experience Program&trade; (AXP&trade;) and the Architect Registration Examination&reg; (ARE&reg;)&mdash;leading to a reduction in completion times. Plus, candidates for architecture licenses are increasingly overlapping these two programs."&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013309/17-architecture-schools-now-offer-a-faster-track-to-becoming-an-architect 17 Architecture Schools now offer a faster track to becoming an architect Sponsor 2017-06-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T15:40:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b1e8a454p27wsn9z.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3l/3lossjk33olyb4zx.png"></a></p> <p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://ppi2pass.com/are-resource-hub?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner1500x500&amp;utm_campaign=aresponsorpost032917&amp;utm_term=direct&amp;utm_content=leaderboard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/ipal/programs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seventeen US architecture schools</a> now offer their students a faster track to becoming an architect; NCARB&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/become-architect/ipal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure</a> (IPAL).&nbsp; Students in IPAL programs will document the same number of hours of work experience, pass the same exams, and earn the same architecture degree as their non-accelerated counterparts &ndash; but they will have the opportunity to accomplish all of this before they graduate from college. &nbsp;</p> <p>California leads the way, with three participating institutions (New School of Architecture and Design, University of Southern California and Woodbury University), but IPAL is making an impact in architecture schools from coast to coast, and NCARB has pledged to work with state licensing boards to increase the number of jurisdictions which will accept this alternative to the traditional sequence of school, then work, then testing.</p> <p>Typically, architectural training begins with graduation from a professional degree...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013617/yale-students-are-raising-awareness-about-homelessness-and-affordable-housing Yale students are raising awareness about homelessness and affordable housing Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-20T18:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nw/nwci2s0vhcv3qb31.jpg" width="650" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside the pavilion is a long table embedded with exhibits and audio stations telling the stories of people who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, along with excerpts from data sets, state reports, urban theory, poetry, and literature.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Working&nbsp;with New Haven-based homeless services provider <a href="http://www.columbushouse.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus House</a>,&nbsp;students from the <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;designed an interactive pavilion that will be featured at this year&rsquo;s festival together with&nbsp;an exhibition of student work in the YSoA architecture gallery showing proposals for affordable two-unit dwellings. </p> <p>&ldquo;The built environment affects us all, and it is our belief that architects and designers have an important role to play in addressing many of the most vexing issues of our time, including the shortage of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a> and making our cities more inclusive," states&nbsp;Deborah Berke, Dean of the YSoA. </p> <p>The pavilion is open to the public 10AM - 4PM through June 24, and the exhibition will be on display Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM, and Saturday, 10AM - 5PM. through Aug. 12 at the YSoA gallery, 180 York St.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013610/heather-woofter-to-lead-architecture-programs-at-washington-university-in-st-louis Heather Woofter to lead architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2017-06-20T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wz5l5dgsiz3nndzd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/heather_woofter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.axi-ome.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axi:Ome llc</a>, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> <p>Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.</p> <p>She will succeed&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/bruce_lindsey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Lindsey</a>, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bruce leaves a significant legacy,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/carmon_colangelo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &nbsp;&ldquo;His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012972/machines-don-t-care-a-conversation-about-exhibit-columbus-s-student-built-structures Machines Don't Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus's Student-Built Structures Paul Petrunia 2017-06-15T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrhntc6lxgixifvt.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today&rsquo;s show follows up on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions episode </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">83</a>, when we discussed this first year of <a href="http://exhibitcolumbus.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities</a>, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today&rsquo;s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17716/ball-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball State University</a> team, and Martin Summers from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/x5/x55o9pjh1k327fl9.gif"></a></p><p>Listen to "Machines Don't Care":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-103.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012379/does-architectural-education-brainwash-students-nikos-a-salingaros-thinks-so Does architectural education "brainwash" students? Nikos A. Salingaros thinks so Julia Ingalls 2017-06-13T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qy0ixzwbm7zgom9s.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently I&rsquo;ve come to the reluctant conclusion that architectural education does some very specific things to its students, and in remarkably short order: 1.) It disconnects them from their bodies....2.) It brainwashes them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a brief article on&nbsp;<a href="http://commonedge.org/what-architectural-education-does-to-would-be-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Common Edge</a>, the University of Texas San Antonio's Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros lists five effects he's witnessed as a teacher on students, and they include disasociation from one's body, a certain brainwashing through abstraction, and an emphasis on insularity and novelty over the actual human experience of a building. As he notes:</p><p><em>Contemporary architecture is obsessed, to the point of arrogance, with &ldquo;innovation.&rdquo; But unless you&rsquo;re trained to admire and revere it for its own sake (something architecture students are routinely taught), aggressive &ldquo;novelty&rdquo; often triggers negative reactions from everyone else: alarm, anxiety, even physio-psychological pain. Remember the poor Vitra firemen, unwitting victims of &ldquo;cutting edge&rdquo; architecture? That&rsquo;s just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, as far as alienation and architecture are concerned. Once upon a time, shareable stories were embedded onto and into buildings. Today architects detach their stories and apply them inst...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011950/editor-s-picks-470 Editor's Picks #470 Nam Henderson 2017-06-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T21:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/imnajz7jqjdmjq99.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> launched Archinect&rsquo;s latest series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Each session of Cross-Talk will be oriented around one topic.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each topic will be addressed by four texts.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each text will be produced by a different author. </em></p><p><em>Each writer will have their own stance. </em></p><p><em>Each stance will be meant to agitate others.</em></p><p><em>Each agitation will produce a possible crack in reason. </em></p><p><em>Each crack will reveal a possible new position.</em></p><p>The first installment explored&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/943834/agonism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">agonism</a>. Reacting to one of the pieces <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wrote "<em>I've never, ever thought of myself as struggling against gravity as an architect...But reading this and thinking about the current project that is obsessing me - renovating a 100 year old abandoned brick building - I realize I constantly fight against decay, or entropy, or disuse.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1uu4uadgbnwpm4w5.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/hannahlucywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Woods</a> published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects of Social Responsibility</a>, in which she "<em>engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011624/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-09T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fhawt1pji7lgifa.jpg" width="650" height="540" 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/wn/wnggp0s8xx76w17y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea/project/the-d-i-y-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The D.I.Y. Building</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Burghelea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul-Andrei Burghelea</a> with Shaun Murray</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u7j6eln7iev3k5t6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec/project/gestate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gestate</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/rebec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebecca Velic</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uh/uh5bgt7vb6rfxtq7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez/project/visiting-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visiting Home</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/samanthasanchez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samantha Sanchez</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/dfe3fkedvew6dth1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/150001763/bridge-with-coffee-and-karakoe/150010342" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge With Coffee and Karakoe</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/150001763/alasdair-mott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alasdair Mott</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0gxuvft4qes4xf3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia/project/bunker-hill-lobby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bunker Hill Lobby</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/Hoomankia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hooman Kia</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/krz9nz1fjdke01ve.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mwieber/project/perceiving-sensation-louis-kahn-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PERCEIVING SENSATION: Louis Kahn Foundation</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/2q/2qu654dqbjikzr88.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata/project/music-house-of-yugoslav-rock-n-roll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Music house of Yugoslav Rock n Roll</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/miljansalata" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miljan Salata</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/aff3aqkqd6dvr5ra.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos/project/portfolio-sample" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portfolio Sample</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/petermarkos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Markos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/uxszdpyhf5h2g9sc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz/project/rescued-architectural-concept-models" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rescued Architectural Concept Models</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/glennmunoz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glenn Munoz</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee/project/big-er-apple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big [er] Apple</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/ellialaee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elli Alaee</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 your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your Ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011375/2017-mad-travel-fellowship-granted-to-10-architecture-students-worldwide 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship granted to 10 architecture students worldwide Justine Testado 2017-06-07T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T19:14:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uc/ucfq9pevxvin46g6.jpg" width="650" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today, MAD Architects announced the 10 architecture students who won the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 MAD Travel Fellowship</a> in its first global edition. Without a doubt, competition ran high. Out of 500 hopeful applicants, MAD selected the architecture research proposals of&nbsp;five international students who will get to travel to China, as well as&nbsp;five Chinese students who will use the fellowship funds to travel outside of China. Here are the 2017 recipients:</p><p><strong>Overseas student recipients&nbsp;traveling to China:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i1/i1ptferlr8e78rgg.jpg"><strong>Hossein Goudarzi</strong>, from Iran, 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fn/fnefrqpysm1unbov.jpg"><strong>Kyriaki Goti</strong>, from Greece, 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8y/8yju41kmqeiq6kzy.jpg"><strong>Roberto Vargas Calvo</strong>, from Costa Rica, 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/99/99wdb01e4quanvpr.jpg"><strong>Shaun McCallum</strong>, Scotland, 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oy/oywazwxeekkgqj2p.jpg"><strong>Federico Fauli</strong>, from Italy, 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK</p><p><strong>Chinese student recipients&nbsp;traveling overseas:</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ho/ho4yyqguy446vbpx.jpg"><strong>Qiwei Li...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011141/first-year-students-in-zurich-build-a-240-square-meter-installation-in-less-than-10-days First-year students in Zurich build a 240 square meter installation in less than 10 days Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-06T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T17:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3ya9nm8dwzlgzk6.jpg" width="650" height="465" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located under a freeway overpass in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6226/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, next to the Toni-Areal which houses the University of Arts and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is a new 240 square meter public architectural installation. The project has been carried out by <a href="http://alice.epfl.ch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l&rsquo;Espace) laboratory</a>, an active unit of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14027592/cole-polytechnique-f-d-rale-de-lausanne-epfl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EPFL-ENAC</a> (School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering) that pursues research activities at the intersection of architecture, urban thinking and social sciences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42d70pd7n1blpjn7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e0jpbpwpj9jsumtu.jpg"></p><p>The installation was carried out by 200 first-year students and was erected in under 10 days. The students prefabricated all the built elements in Lausanne, where ENAC is located, and transported them in shipping containers to Zurich, where ALICE has been partnering with the Zurich University of Arts. The full-size, ephemeral structure, is comprised of 12 various contributions from the students and reflects numerous voices and spatial approaches. The project is meant to question the qualit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011089/harvard-withdraws-acceptance-offers-from-students-who-created-offensive-memes Harvard withdraws acceptance offers from students who created offensive memes Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T12:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T18:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g869piz7yqddg65q.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child &ldquo;pi&ntilde;ata time.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ten students who managed to beat out nearly 38,000 others to gain admission to Harvard lost their chance to attend the university after sharing offensive online memes in a private Facebook chat. After discovering the memes, which ironically were traded over a platform designed by a former alumnus over a decade ago, the College withdrew the students' offers of admission, upholding the institution's strong commitment to ethics. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010601/dr-michelangelo-sabatino-to-serve-as-interim-dean-of-the-iit-college-of-architecture Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino to serve as interim dean of the IIT College of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-06-02T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T14:14:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wz70owt3zyva56i.jpg" width="650" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Illinois Institute of Technology</a>, College of Architecture has announced that Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino has been appointed the Interim Dean for a one-year term. He will succeed <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a>, who finished his tenure on May 31.</p><p>Trained at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3680390/universit-iuav-di-venezia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University IUAV di Venezia</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>, Sabatino has previously taught at multiple institutions including <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14912773/university-of-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Houston</a>. Previously, he served as Professor and Director at IIT&rsquo;S PhD Program in Architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010441/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-sean-ahlquist-detroit-based-architect-educator-and-researcher Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Detroit-Based Architect, Educator and Researcher Paul Petrunia 2017-06-01T16:46:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T16:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a07y16762kak14h9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. I talk with him about architectural education and his work merging new technologies with innovative applications of architecture and material research in his Lab for Material Architectures.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Den...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010380/off-centred-considerations-in-the-urban-age-review-of-monu-26-by-federico-ortiz Off-centred Considerations in the Urban Age: Review of MONU #26 by Federico Ortiz MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-06-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:02:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hh32w32djcsch5pd.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization. By Federico Ortiz</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a world undergoing a process of constant urbanization, which appears to cover the entirety of our planet&rsquo;s surface, we have become familiar with the idea of living in the &ldquo;Urban Age&rdquo; and with statistics that predict, for example, that by 2030 60% of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization.<br><br>With as many diverse perspectives as collaborators, MONU #26 DECENTRALISED URBANISM probably originated in a triggering question: Are cities like London, New York and Paris, with their centralizing power, the ones to blame for Brexit, Trump, and Marine Le Pen? These elections revealed the power of the underestimated peripheral (suburban, <em>rurban</em> and rural) populations, as well as expos...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Call for Entries: Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-06-01T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T06:23:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/n4/n4kna859soek8pd3.gif" width="1028" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect UK is launching a nationwide portfolio competition for 2017. This award aims to celebrate and promote the exceptional talent, vision and innovation of UK Architects, Interior Architects, Landscape and Urban designers.</p><p>The competition will be managed online via <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s unique community profiles section</a>, with the winners invited to exhibit at <a href="https://interioreducators.co.uk/free-range-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors Educators Freerange show</a>, the largest exhibition of architecture and interior design graduates in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>There will be a range of categories and a prestigious judging panel of professionals from the architecture &amp; design industry whom we will be introducing here on Archinect shortly. Winners will be announced in conjunction with the IE awards on the evening of July 14th , with events and talks throughout the rest of the show.</p><p><strong>Awards</strong></p><ul><li>Best Overall Portfolio Design</li><li>Best Imagery&nbsp;</li><li>Best Typography</li><li>Judges Favourites</li><li>Most Creative</li><li>Best Archinect Profile&nbsp;</li></ul><p><strong>To enter:</strong></p><ul><li>Upload your portfolio to your Archinect profile or register and set up a pro...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010211/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-academic-andrew-zago Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Architect/Academic Andrew Zago Paul Petrunia 2017-05-31T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T13:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/adr9jo625aofzf42.gif" width="2000" height="2000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4055/zago-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Zago</a>, LA-based architect and educator. We talk about growing up in Detroit, early inspirations, working on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne&rsquo;s iconic Sixth Street House</a>, his so-called unusual early work in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111277679/vertical-studio-at-sci-arc-proposes-a-hybrid-brothel-child-care-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Kipnis</a>, and his approach and thoughts on the current state of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/89/academia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural education</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Denson,&nbsp;Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy, and Eileen Lee.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150010185/ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-appointed-as-dean-of-woodbury-university-s-school-of-architecture Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter appointed as Dean of Woodbury University's School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2017-05-31T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T13:49:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ti/tiy4lvldc4nhxeuv.jpg" width="650" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Woodbury University has named&nbsp;Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA, Dean of the School of Architecture. Her appointment is effective June 1st, 2017. [...] Prior to Woodbury, Wahlroos-Ritter taught at Yale University, Cornell University, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, and SCI-Arc. Wahlroos-Ritter is also Director of WUHO, a venue for exhibitions, installations, and public dialogue. She [...] is now serving as Director on the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Advisory Board</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Our school is a role model for the direction in which the profession is heading &ndash; improving economic, gender, and ethnic diversity among its members, and reaffirming the importance of ethical conduct and social responsibility,&rdquo; Wahlroos-Ritter said in a statement, &ldquo;and I am inspired every day by our students, by my colleagues who are a splendid collection of critical thinkers and distinguished practitioners, by the optimism that infuses our School, and by our shared belief in the power of design to address urgent, contemporary issues. I look forward to working with faculty to cultivate and strengthen our student&rsquo;s unique design voice that is equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity, and to formal and technological inquiry.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009553/sign-up-now-for-aa-summer-dlab-2017 Sign up now for AA Summer DLAB 2017 Sponsor 2017-05-30T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T12:24:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lmex6u8oullyc8r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AA Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of advanced computational design, analysis, and large scale prototyping techniques. In its 12th year, Summer DLAB continues to build on its expertise on complex architectural design and fabrication processes, relying heavily on materiality and performance. The programme brings together a range of experts &ndash; tutors and lecturers &ndash; from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others. The research generated at Summer DLAB has been published in international media and peer-reviewed conference papers, including SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design), eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe).</p><p><img title="AA Summer DLAB 2017" alt="AA Summer DLAB 2017" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3ya9zozmmlpzfmk.jpg"><em>AA Summer DLAB 2017</em></p><p>AA Summer DLAB investigates on the correlations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication, coupled with analog...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009001/editor-s-picks-469 Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1ytrbsr4thb6w2ji.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv1kkb9298rmj7rg.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149986821/mackenzie-goldberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008978/maximum-sustainability-in-harvard-gsd-and-sn-hetta-s-housezero Maximum sustainability in Harvard GSD and Snøhetta's "HouseZero" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T12:37:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can you transform a not particularly sustainable 1940s building into a leading example of pioneering environmental design? First, get the Harvard GSD Center for Green Building and Cities&nbsp;team focused on green building techniques, and secondly,&nbsp;hire Sn&oslash;hetta. The result? This press release from Harvard says it all:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqcmg8zp7oxboj12.jpg"></p><p>The Harvard Center for Green Buildings (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Sn&oslash;hetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC&rsquo;s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world&rsquo;s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a2vxn0y1qlc2xpk.jpg"></p><p>HouseZero attempts to address the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on exi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008730/ramsa-awards-2017-travel-fellowship-to-kyle-schumann RAMSA awards 2017 Travel Fellowship to Kyle Schumann Justine Testado 2017-05-22T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T19:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3a6ur7f3rbhgb0o.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern Architects</a> announced last week that they granted their 2017 RAMSA Traveling Fellowship to Kyle Schumann, a master's candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, for his submission &ldquo;Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking&rdquo;.</p><p>The prize will fund Schumann's travels to&nbsp;Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, where he will study the work of architects Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik, Otto Wagner, Edoardo Gellner, and Edvard Ravnikar. He argues in his submission that these specific architects engaged with &ldquo;complex and often conflicting cultural histories, coupled with the challenging geography and climate of the Alpine region,&rdquo; and therefore &ldquo;necessitated an architecture intricately sensitive to material, cultural, and programmatic contexts.&rdquo;</p><p>The jury &mdash; RAMSA Partners Melissa DelVecchio, Daniel Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani &mdash; was &ldquo;intrigued&rdquo; by Schumann's clear intent &ldquo;to investigate Alpine architecture that mediates modernism and regional tradition,&rdquo; they wrote. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008740/2017-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-awarded-to-chloe-loader-of-the-university-of-lincoln 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship awarded to Chloe Loader of the University of Lincoln Justine Testado 2017-05-22T15:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T12:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09f6osa4sybikjl0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Foster + Partners announced today that University of Lincoln student Chloe Loader was awarded the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship</a>, a yearly &pound;7,000 student scholarship that gives the recipient an opportunity to travel internationally and &ldquo;research the future survival of our cities and communities&rdquo;.</p><p>In her submission &ldquo;Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South&rdquo;, Loader will examine how the cities of Curitiba, Mumbai, and Jakarta have each handled rapid urbanization to identify how other cities with similar economics and demographics can potentially evolve.</p><p>She'll begin her travels in Curitiba, Brazil, where she will study how the city has developed a successful urban model while handling large influxes of rural migrants. She will then travel to Mumbai and Jakarta to compare and contrast them with her Curitiba findings. Loader will conclude her project by exploring potential design strategies for urban development to engage communities.</p><p>As the global n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008430/deadline-to-apply-for-aa-athens-visiting-school-is-approaching Deadline to apply for AA Athens Visiting School is approaching! Sponsor 2017-05-22T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:19:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2j/2j6gzcw4fvdbpni8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/athens/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Athens Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>AA Athens Visiting Schools will be hosting their workshop,&nbsp;<em>Symmetry Sentience, </em>&nbsp;from June 12th through the 22nd and the deadline is approaching&mdash;you have until May 29th to submit your <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=467" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online application</a> form and fees!</p><p>Our world has been enriched by numerous interactive means that connect us across the different continents. These amplifications take place through various media that in turn estrange people from their surroundings. Our built environment continues to evolve, into an interconnected hyperspace where architecture can be fluid, flexible and vivid. In 2017, AA Athens Visiting School, will address architectural themes involving active engagement and participatory design through prototypes that are characterized by action.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qsqpn138mxmgn64l.jpg"></p><p>Action-designed structures enabled by technology today, begin to timidly move beyond the utopian proposals of the 20th century&rsquo;s manifestos and hold a place in the world of realized designs. The AA Athen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008441/deadline-to-apply-for-aa-istanbul-visiting-school-is-approaching Deadline to apply for AA Istanbul Visiting School is approaching Sponsor 2017-05-22T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:19:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7y/7yw3gvt7nxu8it1p.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://ai.aaschool.ac.uk/istanbul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS</em><br>Wednesday, June 28th-Friday, July 7th, 2017</p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p><p>AA Istanbul Visiting School will investigate the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication will be coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by-experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and fabrication processes, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008238/riba-responds-to-liberal-democrats-manifesto RIBA responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T09:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytop872fq3h9yook.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I am pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have recognized the key role of the built environment sector in tackling issues such as energy demand, climate change and urban flooding through their plans for infrastructure and housing. &ldquo;Proposals for new housebuilding should be balanced with ambitions to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable homes across the country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I warmly welcome the commitment from the Liberal Democrats to protect the rights of existing EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU. Our members need to see this issue resolved as a matter of urgency. The party&rsquo;s desire to open up access to university courses also chimes with RIBA&rsquo;s target to achieve greater diversity in the architecture profession through apprenticeships, with varied and affordable new routes to qualification.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and communities:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;The promise to devolve powers around housing, transport and skills, backed with resources for infrastructure projects is a welcome step to help local communities create better places to live, work and play. Meaningful devolution opportunities in areas such as housing can help to boost skills in the construction sector across the country.</p><p>&ldquo;The Liberal Democrats also wish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008253/riba-responds-to-conservatives-manifesto RIBA responds to Conservatives Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T11:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooyw65ycpw512eyr.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Conservative Party&rsquo;s manifesto outlines its vision to further empower communities. Whoever forms the next government should ensure that plans to build high quality housing and infrastructure are linked with industrial and devolution strategies to encourage more jobs and a better quality of life for people across the country.&#8203;"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Conservatives manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p><em>"The RIBA welcomes the Conservatives&rsquo; acknowledgment that the UK&rsquo;s architects are the finest in the world. This is recognition of the vital role that good design has on improving quality of life, sustainability and social integration; and acknowledgement that architects are the design professionals that make this happen."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit: </strong></p><p>&ldquo;The RIBA has long been calling for the rights of non-UK EU nationals to be confirmed. I&rsquo;m happy to see it is included in the Conservative manifesto. Skilled architects come to the UK from across the world, giving us the edge in creativity and innovation; we need to ensure this continues into the future.</p><p>&ldquo;British architects have been clear about our key asks from Brexit through RIBA&rsquo;s &lsquo;<a href="https://followup.cc/l/10011105/e8ae1d906c355748b1eb6445b453b794/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.architecture.com%2Fknowledge-and-resources%2Fresources-landing-page%2Fglobal-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global By Design&rsquo;</a> report. The RIBA will continue to be a strong voice for the sector in the coming weeks and months.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and co...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008318/jonathan-massey-to-serve-as-dean-at-the-taubman-college-of-architecture-and-urban-planning-at-u-michigan Jonathan Massey to serve as dean at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at U Michigan Nicholas Korody 2017-05-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T15:05:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p60to952figvdlgc.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning</a> has announced that <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980717/deans-list-special-how-architecture-school-leaders-are-responding-to-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jonathan Massey</a> will assume the role of dean starting on August 1, following in the footsteps of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a> who left in 2015 to become the dean of Princeton. His deanship will run through 2022.</p><p>Massey previously served as dean of architecture and professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/californiacollegeofthearts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of the Arts</a>. Before that, he worked for several significant architecture firms including Frank O. Gehry and Associates (now known as <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a>). From 1994-2001 he taught at Princeton, Barnard, Parsons and Pratt at various times.</p><p>Throughout his career, Massey has pioneered transdisciplinary architectural scholarship, perhaps most notably through the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group of scholars who investigate how buildings inform socioeconomic and political changes. He co-edits the online journal, the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=4&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjtt5bu2PrTAhVL1mMKHavXAVsQFgg4MAM&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.we-aggregate.org%2Fpeople%2Fjonathan-massey&amp;usg=AFQjCNFseD60TTzKpLo_6_I5nz7mNgR9Yg&amp;sig2=WF1YbBJW0QzsKkZlmqm1gg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aggregate Website</a>.</p><p>Massey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/309/princeton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton</a>, a Master ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008085/som-foundation-awards-2017-china-prize-to-three-grad-students SOM Foundation awards 2017 China Prize to three grad students Justine Testado 2017-05-17T20:08:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T20:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2z6gvg6go8isj5nu.jpg" width="650" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;Foundation recently awarded the 2017 China Prize to three graduate students, who each received a $5,000&nbsp;fellowship for travel and research outside of China.&nbsp;</p><p>The recipients are (click their names to see their portfolio submissions):</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/yue-wu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yue Wu</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/zhaoyang-luo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zhaoyang Luo</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Harbin Institute of Technology, Graduate Student</p><p><a href="http://www.somfoundation.som.com/fellow/hanxue-wei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanxue Wei</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Tongji University, Graduate Student</p><p>The winners were chosen among a competitive&nbsp;group of applicants,&nbsp;who must currently be&nbsp;enrolled in the last two years of an&nbsp;undergraduate or graduate degree program in architecture or urban design in China. Entrants had to submit a portfolio, research proposal, and travel itinerary.</p><p>The&nbsp;SOM Foundation's reputable Travel and Research Fellowships have offered over 200&nbsp;student recipients an opportunity to travel outside of their home country to conduct research on&nbsp;architecture, history, culture, and design. First offered in the U.S., the program has expanded to include students...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008024/richard-blythe-appointed-as-dean-of-virginia-tech-college-of-architecture-and-urban-studies Richard Blythe appointed as dean of Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Justine Testado 2017-05-17T15:07:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T15:07:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36ux4ydbdfd9a1mi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Richard Blythe will join the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/764/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university-virginia-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies</a> (CAUS) as its new dean starting October 10. Blythe will replace A.J. (Jack) Davis, who served as the College's dean for 11 years. Davis will <a href="https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/09/caus-davis.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">step down</a> on June 30 at the end of his second term.</p><p>Prior to Virginia Tech, Richard Blythe was a professor and the dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne since 2012. Under his leadership, the RMIT School of Architecture Design acquired $6.8 million to support multi-university research alliances, particularly a grant from the Australian government to lead a&nbsp;15-university Design and Architecture Practice project.&nbsp;</p><p>Blythe also lectured at&nbsp;the University of Tasmania for 14 years, while he was deputy head of the School of Architecture as well as the vice chancellor&rsquo;s representative on the Tasmanian government&rsquo;s Building and Construction Industries Council. He continues to work as a founding director to the architecture practice <a href="http://www.terroir.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TERROIR</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006610/university-of-arizona-appoints-nancy-pollock-ellwand-as-new-dean-of-college-of-architecture University of Arizona appoints Nancy Pollock-Ellwand as new Dean of College of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T12:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T12:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31cbv1f05dn2mw2s.jpg" width="600" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Formerly a professor and Dean of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary,&nbsp;<a href="http://azbigmedia.com/az-business-leaders/university-arizona-college-architecture-appoints-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nancy Pollock-Ellwand</a> will become the Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona starting July 31st. As University of Arizona Senior Vice President for academic affairs and provost Andrew Cormie explained to AZBigMedia, &nbsp;&ldquo;Nancy brings a breadth of international expertise and insight to the UA, in her scholarly and professional work as well as in her extensive administrative experience at one of the top research universities in Canada. With a multidisciplinary approach to urban reform and heritage conservation, Nancy offers a collaborative perspective in the field of design, and she is known as a smart, thoughtful and engaging leader.&rdquo;</p>