Archinect - News 2016-08-27T16:50:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149958855/yeah-so-about-melania-trump-s-architecture-degree Yeah, so about Melania Trump's architecture degree... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-20T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T23:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mj3blywy2byzsv4c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Melania Trump&rsquo;s much-anticipated address at the Republican National Convention on Monday provoked outrage for <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/755803537653764096" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plagiarizing Michelle Obama&rsquo;s speech</a> at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the typically demure member of Trump&rsquo;s campaign suddenly became the center of a lot of negative press.</p><p>The ensuing wave of critical attention towards Melania Trump dug up other questionable details about her position in the campaign&mdash;among them, its claim that she obtained &ldquo;a degree in design and architecture at University in Slovenia&rdquo;, according to her bio in the <a href="http://convention.gop/post/147558746375/2016-gop-convention-program-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GOP Convention&rsquo;s program</a>. The same information appears on Melania Trump&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.melaniatrump.com/my-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official website</a>.</p><p>An obvious red flag, pointed out by <a href="http://www.snopes.com/melania-trump-architecture-degree/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">snopes.com</a>, is that &ldquo;There is no &lsquo;University in Slovenia,&rsquo; nor is there a &lsquo;University of Slovenia.&rsquo;&rdquo; Previous to the RNC, multiple profiles of Melania Trump (including those for <a href="http://www.gq.com/story/melania-trump-gq-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GQ</a> and <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/09/who-is-melania-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Yorker</a>) had looked into her academic background and reported that she did indeed attend the school of architecture a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945014/uk-school-buildings-are-damaging-pupils-health-and-performance UK school buildings are damaging pupils’ health and performance Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buildings in the UK are of such poor quality that children are underperforming and teachers are quitting the classroom, experts have warned. A new study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found that one in five teachers have considered leaving their school as a result of stressful, overcrowded working environments caused by the poorly designed buildings they have to teach in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating UK articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943503/learn-about-interior-architecture-at-the-boston-architectural-college Learn About Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College Sponsor 2016-05-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5r/5rdj7l7ieacgmuzq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs?utm_campaign=Architecture&amp;utm_medium=Editorial_Programs&amp;utm_source=Archinects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Boston Architectural College&rsquo;s <a href="http://the-bac.edu/education-programs/school-of-interior-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Interior Architecture</a> offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degree programs. Both degrees help students prepare to become NCIDQ-certified interior designers within a framework of mentored work in the field. Evening class scheduling after the first year allows students to gain real-world practical knowledge and build their network, while exploring creative scholarship in their academic work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lm2av27lfzgwhetp.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Interior Architecture is the design of human experience,&rdquo; said Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture. &ldquo;Good design makes health and well-being a priority, and achieves its aims sustainably in balance with nature. We ask our students to base their decisions on a proven body of knowledge, and to draw and apply ideas taken from their own practical experience.&rdquo;</p><p>Both the Bachelor and Master of Interior Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940787/call-for-applications-2016-17-master-interior-architecture-and-retail-design-miard ­­Call for Applications 2016-17: Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design (MIARD) Sponsor 2016-05-09T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlg406z2doidwjnx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://www.pzwart.nl/master-interior-architecture-retail-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>Final Deadline: May 15 2016 </strong><br>EU and Dutch applicants</p><p>The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in a vibrant learning environment.</p><p><strong>About the program:</strong></p><p>The Master of Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design [MIARD] at the Piet Zwart Institute is a two-year, English Language postgraduate program.</p><p>Our international course situates itself in applied-research, experimentation, critical thinking and the professional field of interior architecture and developing spatial practice(s). We provide an educational platform to train and support designers to be critical and progressive in the field of interiors and to expand the bound...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:05:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934102/explore-architecture-and-design-at-ucla-this-summer Explore architecture and design at UCLA this Summer Sponsor 2016-03-11T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-11T12:28:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jyg8opzahl91lel.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/programs/ucla_a_ud_summer_2016_11.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer is almost here and UCLA Architecture and Urban Design are looking forward to an exciting four weeks packed with design, architecture and exploration! Individuals in the A.UD Summer Program spend their days investigating the world of Los Angeles architecture and design through two unique summer programs in architecture, design, and related fields: <strong>JumpStart</strong> (July 5-29) and <strong>Teen Arch Studio </strong>(July 11-22, with PLUS extension from July 24- July 29).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/ii7lok8oejjr0s3o.jpg"></p><p>Learning from the brightest of A.UD design instructors, individuals enrolled in JumpStart and TeenArch programs acquire new skills in digital software and 3D modeling while building up their own portfolio for future endeavors. Studio time is typically composed of lectures on conceptual themes related to assigned coursework, and technical tutorials in digital modeling and drawing. Students are divided into small sections of 9-12 students, and assigned to individual instructors and TA&rsquo;s for tutori...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148516707/these-super-rich-parents-are-building-bespoke-houses-to-homeschool-their-children These super-rich parents are building bespoke houses to homeschool their children Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-19T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-22T07:03:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/8492de2741abeadb4de8eef140e0f799.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Taylor] family is part of a small subset of affluent homeowners who home-school their kids&mdash;but not for typical reasons of wanting to provide religious instruction or because they don&rsquo;t like the public schools nearby. Instead, they say they can create their own optimal learning environments by buying or building homes in which almost every room is a classroom. [...] &ldquo;When you do a house from the ground up, you do it for how your family lives. Home schooling for us is a lifestyle&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More at the intersection of space and education:</p><ul><li><a title='Are English universities picking up "American habits" as campus construction booms?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126830013/are-english-universities-picking-up-american-habits-as-campus-construction-booms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are English universities picking up "American habits" as campus construction booms?</a></li><li><a title="Building Design from the Inside Out: RISD&rsquo;s Interior Architecture department" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114422977/building-design-from-the-inside-out-risd-s-interior-architecture-department" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Design from the Inside Out: RISD&rsquo;s Interior Architecture department</a></li><li><a title="Chinese Colleges Are Trying to Look Like the Ivy League" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109113660/chinese-colleges-are-trying-to-look-like-the-ivy-league" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Colleges Are Trying to Look Like the Ivy League</a></li><li><a title="Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design UC Santa Cruz's new Institute of the Arts and Sciences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101263033/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-to-design-uc-santa-cruz-s-new-institute-of-the-arts-and-sciences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design UC Santa Cruz's new Institute of the Arts and Sciences</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147729727/how-does-one-teach-urban-planning-to-pre-schoolers "How does one teach urban planning to pre-schoolers?" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T14:14:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d622a58df3a69e47bea5495a2b1be997.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young children read books and watch videos about doctors, builders, chefs, mechanics, pilots, and businesspeople. But not urban planners. Why? [...] why is urban planning so under-celebrated, and why doesn&rsquo;t it emerge as a field of study prior to the college level?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pete Sullivan, a planner in Chapel Hill, NC, shares his experience explaining his job to his son's preschool class. Initially worried about communicating a profession as abstract and complex as planning to an audience of squirming five year-olds, Sullivan finds a simple engagement strategy &ndash; kids like stuff that moves, and Legos.</p><p>More on early education efforts for our future planners and architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</a></li><li><a title="Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects</a></li><li><a title="Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126073578/primary-school-kids-could-design-australia-s-next-national-park-via-minecraft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft</a></li><li><a title='"Designing Our World" summercamp: Middle-schoolers get lessons in architecture, urban design' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80375825/designing-our-world-summercamp-middle-schoolers-get-lessons-in-architecture-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Designing Our World" summercamp: Middle-schoolers get lessons in architecture, urban design</a></li><li><a title="Architecture as Child's Play" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72308546/architecture-as-child-s-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture as Child's Play</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143514015/a-look-into-ie-school-of-architecture-design-excellence-in-design-innovation-and-entrepreneurship A Look into IE School of Architecture & Design, Excellence in Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Sponsor 2015-12-19T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-21T12:17:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a68b1y44ff3rfov.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=school_arquitecture_sponsored_content_19122015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture &amp; Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.ie.edu/school-architecture-design/?utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=school_arquitecture_sponsored_content_19122015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IE School of Architecture and Design</a> surpasses the boundaries of conventional programs by combining design, innovation and management. Their Master Programs allow their students to acquire the skills needed in the world of architecture in order to develop successful careers. Moreover, all this is combined with direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals in architecture and design that confer to each of their programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.</p><p>Diversity among our students and faculty, who come to us from all over the world, creates a rich blend of cultures and a broad learning experience. Three locations give IE unique possibilities: the Madrid campus, a metropolitan setting for post-graduate discussion, the campus in historic Segovia, the venue for the bachelor's degree program, and finally, the virtual campus, a planet-wide space for online ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142298689/rensselaer-architecture-graduate-programs Rensselaer Architecture: Graduate Programs Sponsor 2015-12-10T12:48:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T12:53:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1kguishcdnkki0n.jpg" width="514" height="47" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></em></strong><p><br><em>Here in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer, we take pride in preparing our students to become future leaders in the profession. Beyond offering a comprehensive education that leads towards licensure within our two NAAB accredited professional programs we aspire to create an environment and culture throughout the School that rewards the nobility of ideas, the roots of theoretical inquiry, the merits of social responsibility, the resounding effects of innovative design and the impressive achievement of realizable proposals that are thoughtfully conceived as benevolent gifts to the world at large. </em></p><p>Evan Douglis - Dean<br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://march1.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wgig9muhv7pbgvqc.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE I</strong><br><em>Professional Program </em></p><p>The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier program offers a&nbsp; comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142922472/sci-arc-leaders-of-change SCI-Arc: Leaders of Change Sponsor 2015-12-09T11:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T12:06:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71h07eo36tifxuvr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://viewbook.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>If you know architecture, or think you know architecture, you know SCI-Arc. You know SCI-Arc is a place for leaders &ndash; the leaders of change, the leaders of a new vision, the leaders of new technologies, the leaders of our rapidly-expanding field.<br><strong>SCI-Arc is architecture now.</strong></p><p><strong>Now,</strong> under the directorship of visionary architect, Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc is entering its most exciting era to date. SCI-Arc has always been on the cutting edge of architecture &ndash; the passion for design/build in the 1970s, the era of public works in the 1980s, the critical period of the 1990s, and the coming of the digital in the early 2000s &ndash; but today, SCI-Arc is setting the edge. With the largest advanced fabrication lab on the West Coast &ndash; replete with an army of 3D printers, powder printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and casting equipment, at the ready for any enrolled student &ndash; students are encouraged to use materials...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137431134/mass-design-group-to-propose-bauhaus-of-africa-at-u-n-summit MASS Design Group to propose "Bauhaus of Africa" at U.N. Summit Julia Ingalls 2015-09-24T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-10-14T13:32:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgkynesw9mruhook.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 27th, the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106488/mass-design-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Design Group</a> will officially present their idea for a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99881734/a-renaissance-for-bauhaus-as-germany-grapples-with-its-past" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bauhaus-type</a> school for Sub-Saharan Africa at the United Nations Solutions Summit. The proposed program would be based in Kigali, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52891109/mass-design-group-wins-zumtobel-award-for-butaro-hospital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rwanda</a> and would purposefully "incubate local innovation towards tackling the biggest building boom of the next quarter century" according to a press release issued by MASS.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6o/6o7nfuz811rhdvft.jpg"></p><p>This building boom refers to the estimated addition of one billion Africans over the next two decades, while the project's name refers to the infamous 20th century Bauhaus school, which encouraged not only theory, but actual practice, resulting in a widespread adoption of modernism. This practice element will be crucial in a nation which will require massive amounts of new (and hopefully, artfully designed) infrastructure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gsu8h0bros8jcrn1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135809815/submit-your-chidesign-cade-entries-by-september-9 Submit your ChiDesign CADE entries by September 9! Justine Testado 2015-09-03T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T14:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrf5bkhv1pt78bja.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their first ChiDesign CADE competition earlier this summer seeking design ideas for a different type of educational facility called the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Now that registration is closed, be sure to submit your entries by&nbsp;<strong>September 9</strong>.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented,&nbsp;the competition is a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.&nbsp;If you need a refresher, CADE designs must include the following:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals and select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL St...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134188780/last-chance-to-register-for-the-chidesign-cade-competition-is-august-19 Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19 Sponsor 2015-08-13T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T15:02:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.</p><p>As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE), as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Late registration deadline:<strong> August 19, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133494604/start-em-young-teenaged-son-picks-architect-for-family-s-house Start 'em young: teenaged son picks architect for family's house Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-04T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:10:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6ldeesdhft0ccw1z.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The family hadn&rsquo;t been in New Jersey long ... and they still missed their previous home, a modernist design that Ms. Wong, in particular, had loved. So Andrew, who was then in eighth grade, suggested commissioning an architect to build a modern house. [...] &ldquo;being type-A parents ... we thought maybe it would be an experience for him to work with architects and be intrinsically involved in building a house.&rdquo; [...] "He was interested in design, and they empowered him.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More teenaged architecture dreams:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/18810722/teenager-builds-tiny-home-to-avoid-mortgage-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teenager builds tiny home to avoid mortgage trap</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132048886/work-life-balance-how-one-architect-collaborates-with-his-teenage-son" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411152/chicago-architecture-foundation-launches-first-chidesign-cade-competition Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition Justine Testado 2015-07-21T14:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyt0x4puci59mni8.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p>Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to register by<strong> August 7, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>September 9, 2015</strong>.</p><p>Starting this October, CAF will host a major exhibition featuring a selection of submissions during the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. The exhibition will run from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The exhibition aims to spark dialogue on the design of a Center for Architecture, Design and Education in Chicago, as well as highlight the city&rsquo;s legacy of arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects Alexander Walter 2015-06-25T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:38:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this first year of Build Your Own Pavilion, young people aged 8 to&nbsp;14 are invited to submit their Pavilion designs online and at workshops&nbsp;across the UK during the summer of 2015. The platform and workshops&nbsp;give an insight to the basic principles of architectural design and&nbsp;workshop students will be given the Pavilion brief and a toolkit that&nbsp;begins with sketching by hand, working with simple modeling materials&nbsp;and progressing to 3D design and print technologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this week, London's Serpentine Galleries launched the much anticipated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 summer pavilion</a> &mdash; a vibrant and playful space slug designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>.</p><p>To celebrate fifteen years of pavilions (and continuing the theme of "playfulness"), the Galleries also launched <em><a href="http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge</a>, </em>an initiative that "enables young people to upload their own designs&nbsp;for a Pavilion to an online gallery, gain insight and learn about the&nbsp;architectural process from the world&rsquo;s leading architects, download&nbsp;tools for designing and building their own Pavilions."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/rea0rye4wu7x6gbo.jpg"></p><p>Besides the website, <em>Build Your Own Pavilion </em>also offers design &amp; engineering workshops for children throughout the UK, organized in partnership with Kidesign. See some images and a video of previous workshops below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jt/jtfatdtvqo67voul.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0d6bkyneeme161z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126830013/are-english-universities-picking-up-american-habits-as-campus-construction-booms Are English universities picking up "American habits" as campus construction booms? Justine Testado 2015-05-06T14:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:01:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wm5iusexcikxcj53.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cranes are going up all over universities. A new student village here, an extension to the business school there, airy atria everywhere, even a scattering of 'iconic' or 'signature' buildings aspiring to be on shortlists for architectural awards. Higher education is investing unprecedented amounts in infrastructure &ndash; for good and necessary reasons but maybe for bad ones too.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UCL Institute of Education professor Peter Scott comments on the <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21647327-it-biggest-construction-boom-middle-ages-dreaming-cranes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rising trend</a> of English universities leaning toward what he describes as "American habits" at a time when universities are investing greatly in campus construction. Scott lists promising reasons like the upgrading and preservation of historic buildings but also the questionable prestige- and business-driven motives that are already familiar in U.S. institutions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124830674/there-s-still-hope-blighted-new-orleans-lot-will-become-playground-that-gets-kids-excited-about-architecture There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg" width="500" height="889" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students at several Central City schools soon will have a permanent place to learn about architecture, design and city planning after officials from PlayBuild, a nonprofit focused on architecture education, broke ground Tuesday on a &ldquo;design playground&rdquo; in New Orleans. The 2-year-old organization, along with Palmisano Contractors, is converting a vacant lot at Thalia and Willow streets into a space for children to play and learn.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about&nbsp;Playbuild NOLA (or find ways to get involved) <a href="http://www.playbuild.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124677931/aia-ala-library-building-award-winners-bolster-the-value-in-caring-for-community-libraries AIA/ALA Library Building Award winners bolster the value in caring for community libraries Justine Testado 2015-04-06T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:44:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8n5yt7g5us43uze.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The arched ceilings, stained glass windows, and other embellished details of some of the world's oldest university libraries or contemporary hotspots like, say, OMA's glass-clad Seattle Public Library get enough attention when it comes to the "best" library designs. While those libraries are impressive in their own regard, smaller and local community libraries are equally valuable. They can be that much-needed catalyst to revive a neighborhood or that comfortable quiet haven to get work done or temporarily escape from it all (including napping). Even as library archives become increasingly digital, libraries are evolving facilities that shouldn't be taken for granted.</p><p>In this spirit, the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) like to recognize and promote local libraries that are considered to be exemplary models of stellar library design in their Library Building Awards program. The awards jury (listed at the bottom) selected six projects for 2015:</p><p><a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/library-awards/cedar-rapids-public-library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Rapids Public Library...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management Pratt Institute to offer masters in "Placemaking and Management" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-06T14:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tq2iwrj70wmdrowk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 40-credit, four-semester master of science degree program &mdash; which purports to be the first of its kind in the United States focused on creating successful public spaces based on community planning [...] &ldquo;Rather than allowing these spaces to be formed as an afterthought of building design, placemaking sees the creation of successful public spaces as the starting point, which in turn dictates the siting and design of other components of the urban fabric.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The "Urban Placemaking and Management" masters program will be led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture. The program will be part of Pratt's Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development.</p><p>Pratt's full description of the program is available <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/urban-placemaking-and-management/urban-placemaking-and-management-m.s/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122754938/look-inside-heatherwick-studio-s-newly-opened-learning-hub-at-ntu-singapore Look inside Heatherwick Studio's newly opened Learning Hub at NTU Singapore Justine Testado 2015-03-12T20:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obz8qmquri6zx24a.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After Heatherwick Studio won the competition to design the Learning Hub at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the cocoon-like building finally opened its doors this week. Alongside Heatherwick Studio, CPG Consultants worked as the Lead Architect and Sustainability Consultant for the Learning Hub. The 8-story building is NTU Singapore's first redevelopment in 20 years, and is also part of the university's larger &pound;360 million ($536.3 million) redevelopment plan for the campus.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82qc5nf8hof9zl6r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9hzuo12tyknblml.jpg"></p><p>Although the building looks enclosed from the outside, the mixed-use Hub forgoes the traditional box-shaped layout of university buildings to encourage instead an open learning environment for the school's 33,000 students and faculty. Tapering toward a central public atrium, the building's 12 concrete towers provide a total of 56 cornerless smart classrooms that NTU designed to reflect their new pedagogy that promotes small-group teaching and active in-person learning, an important method to uphol...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122528092/philadelphia-university-offering-free-sustainable-design-online-course-once-again Philadelphia University offering free Sustainable Design online course once again Justine Testado 2015-03-09T20:38:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bktagyf7mz1xw2tm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a successful first run last June, Philadelphia University is inviting students, industry professionals, and all who are interested to enroll in the free massive open online course (MOOC), Principles of Sustainable Design. The graduate-level course, which starts today until April 24, 2015, focuses on topics like demand for resources, energy systems, self-interest and altruism. The course also allow students to learn about new methods of sustainable practices that work towards "authentic sustainability" instead of "superficial greening."</p><p>Taught by Robert Fleming, co-creator and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program at Philadelphia University, the course will be taught via HD videos, narrated PowerPoint presentations, text-based learning modules + interactive quizzes, and faculty-moderated and peer online discussions. Students will collaborate to design and implement an impact project that addresses sustainability-related issues for the final class.</p><p>Additi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119832340/riba-poll-finds-both-students-and-employers-think-education-prioritizes-theory-not-practice RIBA poll finds both students and employers think education prioritizes theory, not practice Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-02T20:10:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:50:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13vho284w7zlts7i.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last summer, the Royal Institute of British Architects' polled 149 employers and 580 architecture students/recent grads about which skills they think are most valuable for new-grads seeking employment. Their findings were recently published in RIBA's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/Journals/2015/02/02/m/n/i/skills_report_2014.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Appointment Skills Survey</a>, and&nbsp;show some interesting alliances between what students and employers think about the shift from education to practice:</p><ul><li>86% of employers and 82% of students agree that "students/graduates lack the knowledge to build what they design"</li><li>81% of employers and 74% of students agree that "architectural schools put theoretical knowledge above practical ability"</li><li>80% of employers and 73% of students think "students/graduates lack the practical skills needed to practise architecture"</li><li>79% of employers and 77% of students think that "students/graduates should spend more time learning in practice"</li></ul><p>The entire study is available <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/Journals/2015/02/02/m/n/i/skills_report_2014.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>, and includes more data on student/employer expectations for software, CVs, initial salary,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116666690/architecture-for-all-ages-the-top-youth-inspired-projects-of-2014 Architecture for All Ages: The top “youth-inspired” projects of 2014 Justine Testado 2014-12-29T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curiosity is a driving force in architecture, design, and just about every creative field. Whether it was through collaborative projects in grade school, reading comic books, or sitting in a corner doodling away, it's not unusual for creative practitioners to say their interests were formed during their childhood and teenage years, if not somehow reaffirmed later in life.</p><p>Below is a loosely threaded list of end-of-the-year picks (in no particular order) of fun and educational projects that focus on youth participation as well as projects that echo childhood nostalgia and curiosity. Just like the kid who always asks "Why?", these fun uplifting projects are a reminder that inquisitiveness should never run dry and, regardless of age, learning never stops.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</strong></a> &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdtczide1vo7oaq7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition </strong></a>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>"Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary arc...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116347455/can-the-new-college-ratings-system-help-improve-architectural-education Can the new College Ratings System help improve architectural education? Archinect 2014-12-19T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:27:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t3/t36nzd31mg1gikuk.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the Education Department released long-awaited details on a plan to hold colleges accountable for their performance on several key indicators, and officials said they'll be seeking public comment on the proposals through February. [...] Two other possibilities on the list for outcomes are grad-school attendance rates, and loan-repayment rates. That last metric has already been put into place as the "gainful employment rule" for for-profit colleges, which are suing to stop it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We'd like to hear from you: What predicted implications may the <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/public-feedback-college-ratings-framework" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly announced</a> College Ratings System have on business, culture and education at Schools of Architecture in the U.S.?</p>