Archinect - News 2015-01-30T10:42:55-05:00 The PLAY LOUNGE - UK/CoD students transform Lexington's 2013 Beaux Arts Ball Archinect 2013-09-19T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-09-25T09:32:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.)</a>, has shared with us the project <em>The PLAY LOUNGE</em>&mdash;the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Kentucky College of Design</a>, School of Architecture.</p> <p> The resulting objects were then part of Lexington's annual Beaux Arts Ball (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a>).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>The PLAY LOUNGE is the result of a graduate elective course entitled Tectonics, Typology, and Distribution taught by UK/CoD Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin (DOTS) in Spring 2013 that investigates participatory design and interactive manufactured objects.&nbsp; The class is treated as a laboratory for exploring these issues through research, discussion, and fabrication.&nbsp; An analysis of simple toys set up the discussion and acts as the motivating driver for a series of material constructs that consider new relationships between digital design and assembly processes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm.&nbsp; ...</em></p> Michael Speaks has been appointed as the new Dean of Syracuse's School of Architecture Paul Petrunia 2013-03-19T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T02:48:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was announced to the faculty and students today that our new dean is going to be Michael Speaks. I'm pretty excited to see what he can bring to our program as far as a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial endeavors.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect member and current Syracuse student, Nathan Geller, shared the news that was distributed to the Syracuse community earlier today. Michael Speaks will be leaving his position of Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Design to take on the position of Dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.</p> <p> Official release...</p> <p> <strong>Michael A. Speaks Named Dean of School of Architecture</strong></p> <p> Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina today announced the appointment of Michael A. Speaks to the position of dean of the School of Architecture. Speaks is the current dean of the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a professor of architecture. The appointment concludes a national search to replace former Dean Mark Robbins, who stepped down last spring. Speaks will assume his position on July 1.</p> <p> The former director of the graduate program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, Speaks has taught in...</p> The Amsterdam Summer Travel Studio Alexander Walter 2011-08-17T15:15:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T16:13:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of Kentucky College of Design Assistant Professor Kyle Miller led an eight-week design program in Amsterdam for twelve undergraduate students. The students participated in two courses: a six-credit design studio and a three-credit seminar that comprised a series of intensive design workshops. The primary objective of the design studio was to prototype design and program solutions for large, recently abandoned buildings in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>