Archinect - News 2014-09-01T19:31:22-04:00 Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T16:49:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The North Korean government has approved plans by two Norwegian artists to open an art academy in the country. Henrik Placht and Morten Traavik travelled to North Korea together for the first time in August to flesh out the proposal and to look for potential sponsors. So far they have received financial support from the Prince Claus Fund. [...] &ldquo;One of the reasons for us going to North Korea is that we don&rsquo;t believe in sanctions and the boycott of art,&rdquo; Placht tells The Art Newspaper.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T14:38:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation&rsquo;s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation. Last week, the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it would lose its accreditation in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment</a></p> IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE: Win a scholarship & much more! Sponsor 2014-08-26T10:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T10:20:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop or learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. <strong>IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize</strong> is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.</p><p>If you are interested in being a part of the challenge, you are still in time. The registration period is open until the 27th of October, 2014. Note that registrations should be made individually. Proposals are to be presented in a digital story board (A1 horizontal format- PDF or JPG; &lt; 10megas).</p><p><strong>HIGHLIGHTS</strong></p><p>Winners will be awarded admittance to <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mdwrle_reminder_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments </a> from IE School of Architecture &amp; Design, for the 2015-2016 academic year, and 30% scholarship over the tuition fees plus full-time paid professional internships in top tier companies and design firms such as <strong>UNStu...</strong></p> Jason Young Appointed as New Director of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture Archinect 2014-08-19T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:29-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jason Young has been named the new director of the School of Architecture of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He becomes acting director on August 1. Young, a researcher specializing in contemporary conditions of American urbanism, brings over twenty years of teaching experience to the College of Architecture and Design. He comes to Knoxville from the University of Michigan, where he was an associate professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Career insights from the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Sponsor 2014-08-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T13:56:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mde_editorial_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>:</em></p><p>In today&acute;s competitive environment, a mastery of soft-skills coupled with an understanding of the broader picture of business realities and trends, plays a key role in the success of professionals working in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). The <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master in Architectural Management &amp; Design</a>, from <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>, was launched in 2011 with the overriding aim to train professionals that wish to acquire and apply business expertise in the AEC field. Heading in its fourth edition and amid challenging economic times, the program&rsquo;s alumni report a great professional outlook. They hold positions in companies like Arup, Foster &amp; Partners, OMA &amp; Gensler, in diverse locations such as Azerbaijan, Qatar, Canada, Switzerland and Colombia. 37% of them are entrepreneurs and 75% where already working before graduating from the program. <a href=";utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=mamd_career_post_display" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to find out more about the Career Report f...</p> Build it and they will come: Princeton architecture at the Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:03:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Venice Architecture Biennale, an international showcase of trends and research, showcases the work of a number of Princeton faculty and students. It marks the greatest number of invitations Princeton has received to participate in the Biennale, reflecting the University's strength in pioneering research. "Much like other art biennales, its purpose is to present the current panorama of the discipline," said Alejandro Zaera-Polo, dean of Princeton's School of Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-07-18T19:27:00-04:00 >2014-07-26T09:54:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="428" 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">Toxic Garden</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kadri Kerge</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Polarity Prison</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Arnold</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Last Gate of Aleppo</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joudi Zeido</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fort Lee D'habitation</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heeyun Kim </a>with Sam Yul Huh</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parametric Office</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Suyoto</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flexagon: Transformative Kinetics (Thesis Project)</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Burton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stripscape</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hon Wong</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master Stadium</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryssa Marquez</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wetland Urbanism</a> by a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tulane School of Architecture</a> research team consisting of Natan Diacon-Furtado, Rebecca Fitzgerald, Jessica O'Dell, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antonio Pacheco</a>, Jonathan Tate, Neena Verma, Ann Yoachim</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bathing Ritual</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tigran Kostandyan</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 B...</p> Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T20:51:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an active no...</p> Apply now to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Archinect 2014-07-08T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T21:23:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and apply by July 30th for a chance to win the $10,000 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vectorworks Design Scholarship</a>! The program invites students across all design disciplines to submit their best work, created in any software program, and answer a few short questions to be considered for cash prizes and other awards.</p><p>Read on for more details from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call for Applications</a> on Bustler.</p><p>"The scholarship program supports promising students on two levels. First, Vectorworks Design Scholarships will be presented to multiple winners around the globe. Prize packages include $3,000 USD, Vectorworks&reg; Designer with Renderworks&reg; software for a computer lab at the winner&rsquo;s school and virtual or in-person training for faculty and students. Winners will be announced August 30, 2014.</p><p>Second, all Vectorworks Design Scholarship recipients will compete for The Richard Diehl Award, a global award named after the founder and current chairman of Nemetschek Vectorworks that recognizes the top overall submission to th...</p> 20 Scholarships for AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 Archinect 2014-07-01T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T14:54:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> is a worldwide network of design workshops and other&nbsp;programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. The event will take place in&nbsp;Bilbao&nbsp;from July 23rd to August 5th, focusing on new lectures over territorial macro and micro scales.</p><p>We have 20 scholarships for our Archinect readers interested on this activity &mdash; you just need to send your CV/portfolio and a statement explaining why you would like to participate in this event. For more details read below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the AA Bilbao/San Sebastian Visiting School description:</p><p>"The workshop will explore the question of &lsquo;place&rsquo; or &lsquo;topos&rsquo; and its radical transformation in the recent years due to the proliferation and availability of environmental parameters. Departing from the notion of &lsquo;computing,&rsquo; understood as information processing, strategies of &lsquo;data mining&rsquo; and &lsquo;indexing&rsquo; will be proposed as sensible readings of the site and the territory."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The breeding of local environmental parameters will ...</p> Daniel Friedman to serve as Dean of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-06-02T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T18:24:44-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel Friedman has been named the new UHM Dean of the School of Architecture, beginning August 1, 2014. Friedman has served as Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, and is currently a Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Prior to joining UW, he served as Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Elizabeth K. Meyer named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-05-30T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:00:44-04:00 <img src="" width="380" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon today announced the appointment of Elizabeth K. Meyer to a two-year term as dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Meyer, the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University, begins serving in the new role on July 15. [...] In 2012, President Obama appointed Meyer to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and she serves as the only landscape architect on the seven-member panel.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Only one week remaining to apply for AA Visiting School Los Angeles Summer 2014! Archinect 2014-05-27T15:54:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T13:18:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="682" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline for the first ever <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School Los Angeles</a> is inching closer and closer &mdash; applicants have until Sunday, June 1 to apply for what promises to become one of the West Coast's standout events this summer.</p><p>Read on for more information and how to apply.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>AA Visiting School Los Angele</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>&nbsp;Details:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p><p>Registration is open to students and professionals alike, who are interested in participating in a 10 day design charette focused on exploring the legacy of experimental housing in LA through the lens of contemporary design methodologies.</p><p>Expect to explore computational design strategies, implement digital fabrication processes, work with a global network of like-minded designers, researchers, and educators, and experience the iconic legacy of LA's mid-century modernist homes.</p><p>Like&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Follow&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Apply&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p><p><strong>Confirmed design instructors include:</strong></p><ul><li>Marc Fornes, TheVeryMany, Harvard GSD</li><li>Jenny Wu,&nbsp;Oyler Wu Collaborative, Sci-Arc</li><li>Adam Marcus, V...</li></ul> Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2014-05-21T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Jose M. Ahedo of Studio Ahedo from Barcelona was named as the 2014 recipient of the Wheelwright Prize. The competition pool started with nearly 200 applications from 46 countries and then to seven finalists who were announced in April. For its second year as an open international competition, the Harvard Graduate School of Design awards the $100,000 travel fellowship to an early-career architect whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a second stage of deliberation, the jury selected Ahedo and his proposal, "Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems", which focuses on the architectural and organizational models of animal farming.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Noting that livestock is a significant cause of land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, social friction, and problematic development worldwide, Ahedo proposes to research a wide range of practices, from industrial operations driven by 'techno-capitalist policies' to informal or vernacular farms that have grown out of traditions. 'These two distinct production modes coexist in both developed and developing countries,' Ahedo writes in his essay, observing that neither responds adequately to the innumerable environmental and social challenges related to animal farming today."</p><p>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> University of Miami names new School of Architecture Dean Alexander Walter 2014-05-21T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:02:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A distinguished leader in contemporary architecture and urbanism has been named the new dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Rodolphe el-Khoury, who currently serves as director of urban design at the University of Toronto&rsquo;s Daniels Faculty and is a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong, will join the University of Miami beginning July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Watch el-Khoury's recent TEDxToronto talk on &ldquo;Designing for the Internet of Things&rdquo; below.</p> PhilaU Offers First MOOC with Course in Sustainable Design Sponsor 2014-05-21T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-05-22T12:13:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia University</a>:</em></p><p>Philadelphia University is offering its first massive open online course, or MOOC, based on the university&rsquo;s innovative M.S. in Sustainable Design program, starting June 1.</p><p>With this course, Sustainable Design: Principles and Methodologies, PhilaU is entering the innovative new world of higher education course delivery, taking advantage of the latest technology to reach students worldwide. The course, which is free, offers three levels of rigor to meet the individualized needs of all participants.</p><p>&ldquo;Philadelphia University's master&rsquo;s program in sustainable design was one of the first of its kind and is still a leader in the field of sustainability education," said Rob Fleming, director of PhilaU&rsquo;s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, who teaches the MOOC. "This new online course&mdash;open to anyone, anywhere&mdash;is pushing the boundaries of where sustainability is heading, and will help professionals and others achieve more progressive aspects of sustain...</p> 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship awarded to McGill University grad student Justine Testado 2014-04-29T21:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T12:58:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects recently announced Anna Antropova, a master's degree candidate at the McGill University School of Architecture, as the recipient of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowship will fund Antropova's trip to Japan, where she will study ancient wood joinery techniques. Her research focuses on the potential transformation and reintroduction of applying ancient timber techniques to modern construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"'This elegant and efficient mode of construction could meaningfully inform our western building industry, an industry addicted to toxic adhesives and an indiscriminate application of metal fasteners. Wood stands to be for our generation what steel and concrete were for the previous two or three, and Japanese joinery offers us a sustainable mode of assembly for a sustainable material with far less embodied energy.' Ms. Antropova aims to reintroduce these techniques, ultimately uniting 'old and new, east and west, tradition and modernity.'&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Antropova was selected from a field of 20 applicants preselected by their educational institutions.</p><p>This year's jury consisted of RAMSA partners Melissa DelVecchio, Dan Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani. Margaret Marsh facilitated the discussion and process.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 2014 BERKELEY PRIZE Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 16th annual international BERKELEY PRIZE competition were just announced. The 2014 challenge revolved around the topic: 'The Architect and the Healthful Environment.' 141 undergraduate architecture students from 28 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s call to describe examples of healthful and unhealthful environments in their respective cities and to compare them analytically.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UPDATE: ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline extended to April 22 Justine Testado 2014-04-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:56:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Due to popular demand, the final deadline to submit papers for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> has been<strong> updated to</strong> <strong>April 22 at 12 a.m. PDT</strong>.</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference -- including workshops and tour -- will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles this October.</p><p>Conference: October 23-25, 2014<br>Workshops and Tour: October 20-22 &amp; 26, 2014.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submission details</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit a paper</a></strong><br><a href="http://;id=af21a3606d&amp;e=21d689acf4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ACADIA 2014 Consent to Publish form</strong></a></p><p>You can find more details about the conference <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> University of Utah names new architecture dean Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T17:49:43-04:00 <img src="" width="464" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of Kansas faculty member Keith Diaz Moore has been selected as the next dean of the the University of Utah's College of Architecture and Planning, university officials announced Monday. Diaz Moore's term as dean is expected to begin Aug. 1, pending final approval by U. President David Pershing and the university's board of trustees.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> Peter MacKeith Named Dean of UA's Fay Jones School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T17:06:32-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architecture professor at a Missouri university has been named the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Peter MacKeith, a professor at the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, is set to become the UA school's dean, effective July 1.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New Dual Master's Degree in Design and Computation at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2014-03-26T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:23:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <em>Ripple Wall- The Ripple wall installation, is composed of entirely friction components, exemplifying the use of digital tectonics made available through digital fabrication equipment.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline, it has expanded its focus to include the physical and virtual settings in which users interact with the machine.&nbsp; Specialties like human computer inte...</p> Mental Health Survey at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture Reveals Worrisome Results joelleond 2014-03-23T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-03-26T13:16:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this month, the Graduate Architecture, Landscape, and Design Student Union (GALDSU), released the results of its first mental health survey conducted in the month of December 2013. The survey asked students to reflect on their experience at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, with questions ranging from sleeping habits to issues of physical and mental comfort. The survey forms part of GALDSU&rsquo;s Mental Health Initiative and was developed in collaboration with a doctoral candidate of the Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto.</p><p>Architecture schools have a long standing reputation as pressure cookers, where constant deadlines and a drive for innovation have created an environment where all-nighters are glorified and isolation from the outside world is prevalent. The report, now <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available online</a>, reaffirms that many aspects of this reputation are well deserved. A majority of students reported irregular slee...</p> Architects Laud Introduction of Bipartisan National Design Services Act As Way to Cut Spiraling Student Loan Debt Alexander Walter 2014-03-12T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:37:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="192" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today committed to timely passage of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt, which is already granted young lawyers, doctors and others &ndash; in return for community service.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Indeed, enthusiasm for such legislation knows no bounds on the campuses of architecture schools and elsewhere among the emerging professionals community. One young architect, Evan Litvin of Philadelphia, has launched an online petition that enlists the support of architects nationwide for speedy passage of the NDSA. The link to that petition can be found <a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=supporter_message" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em>"</p> Irish students flock back to engineering and architecture Alexander Walter 2014-03-10T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:23:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Demand for courses in agriculture, engineering and architecture have risen sharply, latest figures in third-level education show, indicating renewed confidence in the building and construction sector. Student interest in science and business continues to grow but demand for subjects related to the built environment has rocketed, based on preliminary information on student first preferences put together by the Central Applications Office (CAO).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-03-07T14:11:00-05:00 >2014-03-08T14:17:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" 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">William S. Burroughs Foundation</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marco Scandroglio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Center in Embajadores, Madrid</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sara de Miguel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Urban Brewery</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Brantley</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Analogue Barcelona</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gianmaria Quarta</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA Museum of Steel</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Reitz</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old City Public Library</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nikos Nasis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Complex</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Bivone</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DYO Houses - 8th Semester</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maria Mujica</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hydraulics</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gibrann Ruiz</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevalin</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royd Zhang</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" features.</p> University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools Alexander Walter 2014-02-18T16:50:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One college on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus focuses on designing space through research and critical thinking. The other offers space for artists to expand their creativity in visual and performing arts and communications. Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the UNL College of Architecture and the Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts could merge under a proposal announced by university administrators last week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Bartlett wins ALL three top honors at 2013 RIBA President’s Medals student awards Alexander Walter 2013-12-04T20:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:23:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's The Bartlett School of Architecture scored big times at today's presentation of the 2013 RIBA President&rsquo;s Medals Student Awards taking home all of the three top prizes. [...] Dating back to 1836, the prestigious President's Medals are awarded annually to students nominated by schools of architecture worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The project "Kizhi Island" by Ben Hayes received the RIBA Silver Medal for this year's best post-graduate design work. Ness Lafoy was awarded the Bronze Medal for the best undergraduate design project with the project "Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall". The Dissertation Medal went to Tamsin Hanke's research project "Magnitogorsk: Utopian Vision Of Spatial Socialism".</em></p> Winners of Re-Thinking the Future’s International Architectural Thesis Award 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-22T19:53:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T13:45:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Re-Thinking the Future's International Architecture Thesis Award 2013 recently concluded with the announcement of this year's winners. The exclusive international design competition recognizes the best in student thesis projects. Starting with 525 registrations, 265 entries were shortlisted for the first round of screening. The competition pool was then narrowed down to 80 submissions that advanced to the next level of grading.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Public/Institutional, First place: Center for Musical Experimentation | Victor Diaz Ortega, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Residential/Housing, First place: (Re)Interpretations of Nature | Nathan Fisher, Lawrence Technological University, Canada</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Sustainable Design, First place: Urban Renewal | Riccardo Torresi, University of Ferrara, Italy</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Transport Terminal, First place: Nicosia International Airport | Charoula Lambrou, Newcastle University, United Kingdom</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of IATA 2013.</em></p>