Archinect - News 2014-08-31T04:27:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107634526/norwegian-artists-plan-to-open-art-academy-in-north-korea 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d50368d32ac7d0b10491dbf11eb21a8.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106418394/santiago-calatrava-designed-florida-polytechnic-university-prepares-for-grand-opening Santiago Calatrava-designed Florida Polytechnic University prepares for grand opening Justine Testado 2014-08-12T19:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T15:10:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjzg51iuz6fh8qot.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the latest addition to Florida's State University System, the new Florida Polytechnic University will formally open to the public on August 16 in Lakeland, Florida and welcome its first students when classes begin on August 25.</p><p>Spanish architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a> designed the 170-acre campus and its main Innovation, Science, and Technology Building&nbsp;&mdash; which the firm proudly announces was finished on schedule and under the $60 million budget. The 200,000 sq.ft structure dons Calatrava's signature futuristic style and has already captured local attention, including appearing in the backdrop for a <a href="http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7gH7/2014-ram-1500-modern-marvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chrysler Ram truck commercial</a> that aired earlier this year.</p><p>Read on for more details about the IST Building, provided by the firm:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw2tkazs0qk7vo2o.jpg"></p><p>"Located on the north side of the central lake it is designed around, the exterior of the 200,000 sq. ft. building is made up of aluminum, aluminum cladding, concrete and glass. The interior is made of concrete flooring and columns, plaster, steel and glass. It wi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz0nq18gy0v2oy5.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just coming to a spectacular finale in Brazil, it's a perfect moment for <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to announce the completion of 20 centers for 2010, a <a href="http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/football_for_hope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Football For Hope</a> program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.</p><p>Launched in 2007 by <a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIFA</a> and <a href="http://www.streetfootballworld.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetfootballworld</a> as a social legacy initiative, the program was tasked to build 20 community centers across 15 African countries for the benefit of local organizations. The centers address education and public health issues, using soccer as a tool for social development.</p><p>Find more information about the Football for Hope Centers below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efs3hhopvzlc6gea.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Young children running on the pitch of the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Center, the first completed Football for Hope Center. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: A. Grips</em></p><p>"Football for Hope (FFH) was created to enhance dialogue and collaboration between locally active organizations advancing social development and football associations, committed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_greece_visiting_school_-_folded_force/" 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="http://www.bustler.net/index.php?URL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aaschool.ac.uk%2FSTUDY%2FONLINEAPPLICATION%2FvisitingApplication.php%3FschoolID%3D273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_greece_visiting_school_-_folded_force/" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture "Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-12T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-21T00:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The writer and the architect aren't so different from each other when you consider each one as builders of an environment, and what better way to introduce that concept than to a class of high school students. After reading about <a href="http://www.matteopericoli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matteo Pericoli'</a>s "The Laboratory of Literary Architecture" course in <em>The New York Times</em>, English teacher George Mayo was inspired to teach it to his 10th grade class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glzlbogp55s1d0vb.jpg"></p><p>Matteo Pericoli created and taught the workshop in the Scuola Holden creative writing school in Turin, Italy and then in the M.F.A. writing program at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s School of the Arts. Students picked a literary work they closely understood and then broke it down to its core elements, from which they based their architectural designs.</p><p>The goal was for students to avoid literal&nbsp;representations and instead design&nbsp;<em>literary</em> representations that symbolize "the essential ideas of the narrative structure in a spatial form," as described in P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101263033/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-to-design-uc-santa-cruz-s-new-institute-of-the-arts-and-sciences Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design UC Santa Cruz's new Institute of the Arts and Sciences Justine Testado 2014-06-06T19:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:56:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4z05x5l0hp6e4nn.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16974319/university-of-california-santa-cruz-ucsc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of California, Santa Cruz</a> recently selected notable New York firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> to design the university's new <a href="http://ias.ucsc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Institute of the Arts and Sciences</a>. Competition was tough indeed, as TWBTA was one of three finalists that included <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/895/allied-works-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allied Works Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/328/patkau-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patkau</a> with Fong &amp; Chan.</p><p>UCSC states the new building will be the first of its kind at a research university, with a cross-disciplinary focus that brings the arts and sciences -- and their relations to other fields -- all under one roof. The Institute is one of UCSC's priority initiatives in a comprehensive fundraising campaign that was announced in fall 2013.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e2rp6ja1xwls5f7.jpg"></p><p>The architectural plan of the 30,000 sq.ft multi-functional facility includes space for student and faculty research, site-specific installations, exhibitions, seminars, residencies by artists and scholars, and other public gathering events. The Institute will also curate traveling art exhibitions and feature projects relevant to UCSC's cu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100936328/daniel-friedman-to-serve-as-dean-of-university-of-hawai-i-at-m-noa-school-of-architecture 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4q9jlugxr1uzwwth.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100521290/only-one-week-remaining-to-apply-for-aa-visiting-school-los-angeles-summer-2014 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo1sjlpc3e3uo0yi.jpg" width="514" height="682" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline for the first ever <a href="http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8ao9u3hcfj508zj.jpg"></p><p><strong>AA Visiting School Los Angele</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>&nbsp;Details:&nbsp;<a href="http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://losangeles.aaschool.ac.uk/</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="https://www.facebook.com/AAVSLosAngeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Follow&nbsp;us&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AAVSLA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a><br>Apply&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1ied2lZ" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/100517643/the-city-in-the-classroom-career-and-technical-education-in-nyc-schools The City in the Classroom: Career and Technical Education in NYC Schools Alexander Walter 2014-05-27T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T14:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4241d5bb64b8f8a6748b8ff1fc4d5cb.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Various recent innovations in secondary education in New York have used the city itself as an organizing theme for curricular experimentation. Urban Assembly schools like the School of Design and Construction or the New York Harbor School focus students&rsquo; attention on the built and natural environment around them. [...] John Surico takes a closer look at CTE programs in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99258197/why-the-unpaid-internship-may-be-on-its-way-out Why the unpaid internship may be on its way out Alexander Walter 2014-05-05T18:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-05T18:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66ce4425bb34f4a1d1826aac1984b512.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Any time you post an ad for an unpaid internship, you&rsquo;re writing &lsquo;Poor people need not apply&rsquo; in big letters at the top,&rdquo; says Mikey Franklin, founder of the Fair Pay Campaign to end unpaid internships. If the fairness argument hasn&rsquo;t been persuasive, the threat of lawsuits has been. Magazine publisher Cond&eacute; Nast just settled a suit brought by some of its former unpaid interns. Rather than start paying, the company shut down its internship program altogether.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/623/unpaid-internship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96244091/mental-health-survey-at-university-of-toronto-s-faculty-of-architecture-reveals-worrisome-results 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9uwj0uiip9y091n.jpg" 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="http://issuu.com/joelleon1/docs/galdsu_mentalhealth_report2014" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/95485007/architects-laud-introduction-of-bipartisan-national-design-services-act-as-way-to-cut-spiraling-student-loan-debt 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyzf3hpyr490kawm.jpg" 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="http://www.change.org/petitions/members-of-congress-support-the-national-design-services-act-ndsa?utm_source=supporter_message&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=supporter_message" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95340513/irish-students-flock-back-to-engineering-and-architecture 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6cf3ed26f509a39c798322565385ba6.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94517401/108-eighth-grade-students-design-their-school-s-library-in-berkeley 108 eighth-grade students design their school's library in Berkeley Justine Testado 2014-02-28T20:25:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:29:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zu0uv42zbhjgltz8.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What good is a school without a library? A team of 108 eighth-grade students at <a href="http://www.realmcharterschool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REALM Charter School</a> in Berkeley, CA let their curiosity take the lead in designing their school's own reading space, which they call X-SPACE.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mqamkoqjr97gmmvu.jpg"><br><br>X-Space started out as a school project in <a href="http://www.studio-h.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio H</a>, an in-school curriculum led by&nbsp;director Emily Pilloton and 8th-grade teacher Hallie Chen that lets students in grades 8-11 design and build in socially-engaged projects.<br><br>The idea and name of X-Space came from the students' desire for a place to study, to relax, to learn and discover "X"&nbsp;&mdash; the unknown. In short, they wanted a welcoming library space for fellow students at the growing charter school.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6wjt9e5ay8t0ltx.jpg"><br><br>Another product of the project is the X-shaped "STAX" shelving system the students helped construct. The stackable shelves were designed from low-tech 13-ply finished plywood and made using high-tech CNC technology with the help of Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vkhrrgoofkash1gh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hldqnrqiytzi44sc.jpg"><br><br>Studio H launched a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1903209704/xspace-a-library-designed-and-built-by-its-student" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Feb. 25 and has already raised o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94350054/at-boston-latin-school-urban-planning-101-from-the-pros At Boston Latin School, urban planning 101 from the pros Archinect 2014-02-25T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19e28bc0a6da9fb2bf8917a925d8b117.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wendy Holm, the Boston Latin teacher who has incorporated Urban Plan into her economics courses, said it combines basic concepts she has taught her students with something very close to a real-world context. &ldquo;One of the goals that the Urban Land Institute has is that kids come out of this experience and through it have this broader view, then, of this kind of experience and take it into their adult life,&rdquo; said Holm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/91398475/hyperloop-still-far-from-frictionless-reality Hyperloop still far from frictionless reality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-17T14:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-30T20:39:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s8cjvj0hyhzvaimf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> What we do know: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79322115/l-a-to-s-f-in-30-minutes-tesla-s-hyperloop-would-make-ca-s-high-speed-rail-blush" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> is a fantastic, gee-whiz! prospect that, in an idealized and seamless application, would get between A and B faster than we ever imagined. But whether the Hyperloop actually can (or should) be built is still very much unclear. Ever since Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX) first proposed the Hyperloop last year, his "<a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/hyperloop-alpha.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">white paper</a>" plan caused a flurry of excitement and criticism for a project that was still technically quite vague but so futurist (especially as an alternative to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-high-speed-rail-in-california-runs-into-a-low-speed-process/2014/01/13/4aebd266-7c75-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California High-Speed Rail's lumbering difficulties</a>) that people loved shouting about it, whether for or against.</p> <p> But since then, how has the Hyperloop project developed? Focus has shifted a bit away from Musk onto <a href="https://www.jumpstartfund.com/hyperloopmilestones.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.</a>, an engineering startup backed by JumpStartFund, a Californian crowd-funding/sourcing platform. The founders of HTT, Patricia Galloway and Marco Villa, are now organizing efforts to actually build the thing (or at l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014 Cooper Union board votes for tuition to begin Fall 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T21:03:00-05:00 >2014-01-11T20:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2lgv6ltxe4d0tkv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Working Group plan puts forward a number of recommendations that are worth pursuing under any financial model. However, we believe that the contingencies and risks inherent in the proposals are too great to supplant the need for new revenue sources. Regrettably, tuition remains the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Below is the entire email announcing the Cooper Union's decision to start charging tuition this fall, breaking the school's 153-year tradition.</p> <p> Catch-up on the history behind the controversial move, explained in Archinect's 13 top issues of 2013: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#5: Free Cooper Union</a></p> <p> To: The Cooper Union Community<br> From: Richard S. Lincer<br> Date: January 10, 2014<br> Subject: Working Group Report</p> <p> In late June 2013, an ambitious plan took shape to provide an alternative to a tuition-based financial plan for The Cooper Union. Authored by trustees, faculty, staff and alumni, this alternative came to be known as the &ldquo;Working Group Report.&rdquo; In December, the board began a rigorous review of the assumptions underlying the financial plan that had been adopted by the board in April 2013, and studied in depth the specific recommendations of the Working Group.</p> <p> This review was conducted by everyone on the Board of Trustees with the assistance of the Huron Group, The Cooper Union&rsquo;s financial consultants. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90049524/solving-problems-for-real-world-using-design Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design anthony dong 2013-12-30T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f3uqlg629506mm8.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the projects had wildly different end products, they both had a similar starting point: focusing on how to ease people&rsquo;s lives. And that is a central lesson at the school, which is pushing students to rethink the boundaries for many industries. At the heart of the school&rsquo;s courses is developing what David Kelley, one of the school&rsquo;s founders, calls an empathy muscle.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87689587/cooper-union-architecture-students-launch-campaign-to-preserve-free-education Cooper Union Architecture Students Launch Campaign To Preserve Free Education Apollo@Didyma 2013-11-29T17:07:00-05:00 >2013-12-01T00:35:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fprdfg1j9je6m189.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund'&nbsp;in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school.</p> <p> The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious financial crisis that has prompted the administration to introduce tuition. Tuition compromises the meritocratic foundation of the school and undermines the social contract amongst students and faculty.</p> <p> This campaign is a student initiative from within the School of Architecture. The objective of the students involved is to provide the incoming undergraduate students with the equivalent financial support that the current students received upon their acceptance to the School in the form of merit based full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students.</p> <p> The campaign runs until January 6th, 2014.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oneyearfund.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.oneyearfund.com</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86857095/progressive-designers-need-a-learning-experience-to-match Progressive Designers Need a Learning Experience to Match Sponsor 2013-11-20T17:18:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T17:30:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcsjkaq5nxh9ebmt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This sponsored post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.digitaltutors.com/promotion/archinect-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digital-Tutors</a>:</em></p> <p> <a href="http://www.digitaltutors.com/promotion/archinect-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/go93fosa7hnlhakt.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> You are a Progressive Designer. Seeking out new ways to grow your skills and push your creative limits is what you do. When you need to learn a new design software or subject, watching random YouTube videos or paying hundreds of dollars to learn what you could have read in a book, if you even had time to read it, is not what you do. You need training for The Real World.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmq015j7aclf0a8g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> At Digital-Tutors, delivering relevant and reliable project-based training to you every week is exactly what we do. Watch introductory tutorials to quickly get up to speed. Or, enhance your design skills with advanced training on integrating applications like Revit, 3ds Max and Photoshop into your workflow, from drafting to visualization. With complete access to every tutorial in the Digital-Tutors library, you can customize your learning experience to fit your exact needs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a26shtu5fu4yfenc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Progressive designers need progressive tools. Save your notes and tag a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85314389/fast-cheap-and-accredited-competency-based-higher-ed Fast, cheap and... accredited? "Competency-based" higher-ed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-29T21:11:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T23:10:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rxvaxud9i0kinow.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What if you could earn a degree as quickly or slowly as you can learn, regardless of whether you plodded through 80 hours in a classroom lecture? That could be the next wave of higher education, as schools come under more pressure to cut costs while proving the value of expensive degrees and competing with the growing number of high-quality free online courses. Call it the decoupling of instruction and testing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Competency-based education" is the radical new initiative where students pay institutions (pending admittance) a flat, per-semester rate to attend whichever college courses they like. Degrees are awarded when a student passes a "competency" test, regardless of how many units they took or how well they performed in class.&nbsp;</p> <p> The University of Wisconsin, one of several institutions to develop this type of educational format, is set to launch its highly scrutinized "<a href="http://flex.wisconsin.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flex-Option</a>" pilot program this November. The program targets adults who have yet to acquire a bachelor degree, which could mean drastically altering the demographics of higher education, as well as grade-based degree systems. The model could also help turn the process of school-degree-job on its head, as students can overstep course-requirements by using work experience to pass department tests.</p> <p> The experimental option only extends to a few bachelor programs, but will certainly expand if successful. Should this apply ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81672923/upcoming-designdc-to-include-roundtable-discussion-on-school-safety-and-design Upcoming DesignDC to include roundtable discussion on school safety and design Justine Testado 2013-09-12T13:17:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:13:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edc65fedd1ff2bf3a2ef5daf12435689.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark your calendars for the fast-approaching DesignDC, the annual conference of education and networking at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Sept. 25-26) and the District Architecture Center (Sept. 27) in Washington, DC. For three full days, visitors can attend numerous education sessions that will cover just about every aspect in design. In light of a new school year, a significant topic in this year's conference is continuing the discussion on school safety.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80375825/designing-our-world-summercamp-middle-schoolers-get-lessons-in-architecture-urban-design "Designing Our World" summercamp: Middle-schoolers get lessons in architecture, urban design Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-26T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9nqdqmw1mjjd0in.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A day camp sponsored in part by the University of Georgia is introducing middle school students to architecture, landscape architecture, and planning [...] Over the course of a week, the children take field trips, practice using design tools and techniques, and discuss issues related to planning and design. In addition, they have the opportunity to meet and interview design professionals, including some CED faculty.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80140628/five-projects-receive-the-aia-s-2013-educational-facility-design-excellence-award Five Projects receive the AIA’s 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award Justine Testado 2013-08-23T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T09:41:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/ccgqel2dxpjmxi2v.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) of The American Institute of Architects honored five educational and cultural projects for the CAE Educational Facility Design Excellence Award on Aug. 7. The Educational Facility Design Awards jury selected the projects they perceived as exemplary learning spaces that further the client's educational programs and goals as well as exhibiting outstanding architectural design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79002250/simple-math-adds-up-to-a-147-million-school Simple math adds up to a $147 million school Alexander Walter 2013-08-08T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:20:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/1235716dd12aa093a3a67f42904b8145.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Georgia, one school with an eye-popping price tag opened its doors today. $147 million buys North Atlanta High School a 600-seat theater, a food-court-style cafeteria with a smoothie bar and more than 50 acres of athletic fields. But here's another ... less impressive... number: North Atlanta has a graduation rate of only 60 percent. School leaders hope this investment will help turn things around. Is that too much to ask of a building?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77844999/verstas-architects-saunalahti-school-exemplifies-finnish-school-architecture VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T02:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p32n5vfhx4aw8gca.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based VERSTAS Architects has shared with us the beautiful Saunalahti Comprehensive School project in Espoo, Finland's second largest city. The school building, completed last fall, was the result of an open architecture competition in 2007 which VERSTAS Architects won.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the core of the design process for Saunalahti School stood the question of, primarily, how the physical school environment effects the learning results, and secondly, if a school building could also serve the larger audience as well. &ndash; Crucial thoughts considering the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programme_for_International_Student_Assessment#Results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">continuously highest ranking</a> of Finnish education in international comparison.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73173661/a-classroom-for-the-21st-century-where-are-the-best-places-for-learning A classroom for the 21st century: where are the best places for learning? Archinect 2013-05-14T18:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d274eb6b1213f4c9cbc4b1e1f3549126.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... how does using a different physical space have an impact on learning? Bosch argued that changing the environment helps teachers and students to break free from old habits: "One of the things you can do is create an environment where you cannot function the same way as you used to. What happens when you go out of the school into a theatre, you have to improvise. When you improvise, you start learning and developing."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69781257/the-stern-designed-kohler-environmental-center-forces-students-to-work-with-their-zero-energy-building The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building Archinect 2013-03-20T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xy/xy8drg621fj1ijbl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair dryers? Would they wear sweaters in winter to permit an energy-saving thermostat setting of 67 degrees? &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell students that certain behaviors are unacceptable,&rdquo; said Joseph Scanio, one of the center&rsquo;s two live-in teachers. &ldquo;We discuss things. We make it easy to be intentional about the choices you make.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68980769/reality-check-premiere "Reality Check" Premiere Keith Zawistowski 2013-03-07T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-03-07T20:00:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/ampg5e2pozvfkk4i.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2012, &#8203;filmmaker Leon Gerskovic chronicled the journey of 16 design/buildLAB students as they conceived and realized the Masonic Amphitheatre. The project, a charitable undertaking, consisted of the complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space. Reality Check is their inspirational story.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Reality Check" a 45-minute documentary about the conception and realization of the Masonic Amphitheatre by the students in Virginia Tech's design/buildLAB will premiere on March 28th at 7PM at VT's Hancock Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Leon Gerskovic.</p> <p> Free and open to the public!</p> <p> Go to <a href="http://www.realitycheckfilm.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.realitycheckfilm.com</a> for more information or to schedule a free screening at your own venue.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68391715/britain-s-architecture-postgraduate-and-master-s-courses-in-2013 Britain's Architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013 Archinect 2013-02-26T14:59:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:12:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eajfnmx8uti6vpjg.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University performance: Architecture in our sortable table .</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Guardian has put together a handy sortable table with the UK's architecture postgraduate and master's courses in 2013. Compare tuition fees, student numbers, completion rates, and more.</p>