Archinect - News 2017-06-29T12:06:47-04:00 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/149941413/washington-university-in-st-louis-to-phase-out-styrene-next-fall-students-express-mixed-reactions Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions Justine Testado 2016-04-19T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T15:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qo/qo75k1iejx1ts9ke.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it&rsquo;s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health. Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141279707/one-night-s-bad-sleep-equivalent-to-six-months-on-a-high-fat-diet-new-study-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106337230/drawing-ambience-alvin-boyarsky-and-the-architectural-association ‘Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association’ Liam Otten 2014-08-12T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjb5wewi7i86m78b.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is architecture a trade or an art?</p><p>For Alvin Boyarsky, the answer was clear. As longtime chair of the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a> (AA) in London, and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education, Boyarsky argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture &mdash; an open, wide-ranging practice that comprises drawing and publication as much as it engages design and construction.</p><p>This fall, the <a href="http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum</a> at Washington University in St. Louis will present <a href="http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/exhibitions/9926" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association,&rdquo;</a> the first public museum exhibition of drawings from Boyarsky&rsquo;s private collection.</p><p>Featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects &mdash; including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi &mdash; &ldquo;Drawing Ambience&rdquo; explores Boyarsky&rsquo;s role as a collector of drawings and also, metaphorically speaking, of the ideas and people that have come to defin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72186785/sunflowers-pocket-parks-and-other-ideas-aim-to-beautify-vacant-lots Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots Alexander Walter 2013-04-29T14:44:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T07:41:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/aca6336c51ca23bddbfe4bc8796505b7.jpg" width="610" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you live in any large &lsquo;rustbelt&rsquo; city in the Midwest, and St. Louis in particular, you&rsquo;re probably all too familiar with the site of vacant lots. Empty land where homes and businesses used to be present a tough challenge for cities. This weekend, ground will be broken on several projects which aim to change the way neighborhoods and cities deal with vacant property. The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition chose five winning designs from 48 design submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>