Archinect - News 2017-03-25T04:15:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149991988/ncarb-opens-up-official-certification-to-much-wider-field-of-architecture-students NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T18:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:24:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1x1r5dwbjrvt6f2o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward for years spent working in the field while trying to pay for your education so you could work in the field. Some call it The School of Hard Knocks; others, "practical experience." Now feast your eyes on the full release:</p><p><strong>NCARB Streamlines Path to Certification for Architects</strong><br><em>Architects without a degree from an accredited program can pursue NCARB certification through&nbsp;a new path.</em></p><p>Washington, DC&mdash;The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched the first&nbsp;phase of its revised certification path for architects without a degree from a program accredited by the National&nbsp;Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The NCARB Certificate facilitates reciprocal licensure among t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988632/at-the-vdnkh-park-in-moscow-workhaus-design-an-educational-urban-farm At the VDNKh park in Moscow, Workhaus design an educational "Urban Farm" Nicholas Korody 2017-01-25T17:29:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:34:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ot/ot6hgwgvkdg7os01.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Larger than the entirety of Monaco, the VDNKh is a trade show and amusement park in Moscow that houses, alongside other things, a slew of historical national pavilions and teaching spaces. Recently, an urban farm was added to the site, intended to serve as both a leisure space and an educational opportunity for children and adults. Designed by the Moscow-based studio Wowhaus, the project includes a completely new building and several pavilions set in a bucolic landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a1/a1964yi9u5v3b1an.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9kbgxqu0hbvs0tw.jpg"></p><p>The project, aptly titled &ldquo;Urban Farm&rdquo;, houses goats, donkeys, sheep, cows, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks. An &ldquo;orangery&rdquo; is divided into three zones: one for hydroponic cultivation of herbs and vegetables, one for flowers in soil, and one for exotic plants in tubs. The spaces are designed so that they can also be used for public lectures.</p><p>Additionally, there&rsquo;s a cooking school for children, a &ldquo;woodland library&rdquo;, a fishing area and picnic areas. The Urban Farm isn&rsquo;t just about agriculture, though. The site will al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984036/re-use-re-design-re-think-risd-s-interior-architecture-department Re-use, Re-Design & Re-think: RISD’s Interior Architecture department Sponsor 2016-12-28T17:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T19:09:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98cs75uuklgkn1kg.jpg" width="650" height="615" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://intar.risd.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/u4/u4915wk9n1trwk1n.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://intar.risd.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Department of Interior Architecture RISD</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD&rsquo;s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, interior architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from the inside out.</p><p>In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. Studios focus on a wide range of approaches, from domestic to retail design to theater/production design to issues of preservation and conservation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/ns9ku3bqht1io2aw.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Students in our department are engaged in a rich and expansive discipline focusing on the reuse and transformation of existing str...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983982/free-school-of-architecture-update-open-for-applications-in-january-2017 Free School of Architecture update: open for applications in January 2017 Alexander Walter 2016-12-27T21:07:00-05:00 >2016-12-28T13:51:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f3/f3rrt00uii6cbhbt.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, architect Peter Zellner <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> his plans of a new educational institution dubbed the Free School of Architecture. The news was hotly debated on Archinect when it first broke in September and has since grown to become one of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982777/which-news-stories-defined-architecture-education-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most popular academia-themed posts of the year</a>.</p><p>The FSA appears to be taking shape in the mean time and started posting first announcements on <a href="http://archinect.com/FreeSchoolofArchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">its school profile</a> on Archinect, including detailed information about the <a href="http://archinect.com/FreeSchoolofArchitecture/release/fsa-application-process-2017-academic-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">application process</a> for the 2017&nbsp;&mdash; and the school's commencement &mdash; academic year.</p><p>More updates here as they emerge.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982777/which-news-stories-defined-architecture-education-in-2016 Which news stories defined architecture education in 2016? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-15T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:08:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5mip5z0m7lfllhy.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In education and academia news, 2016 had its fair share of architecture's everlasting debate over Theory v. Practice, while also making a big move towards improving students' rights. Check out our most significant News stories from the world of architecture school in 2016:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/81/810jms9zgrrg5zy6.jpg"></a></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zellner to launch the Free School of Architecture, a tuition-free, experimental architecture school</a></em></p><p>The FSA is a tuition-free post-graduate school in Los Angeles, to be launched in 2017. While free, the school won't be accredited, nor based in a static location, and also be capped at 48 students by 2020 &ndash; characteristics that commentators were critical of, for concern it could turn into a pure ideas salon. Zellner aligned the school with the radical pedagogical departures taken by Ray Kappe at SCI-Arc and Peter Eisenman at the IAUS.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965110/following-a-landmark-decision-graduate-students-will-now-be-able-to-unionize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ku/kurplg5m98qk6hqk.jpg"></a></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965110/following-a-landmark-decision-graduate-students-will-now-be-able-to-unionize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following a landmark decision, graduate students will now be able to unionize</a></em></p><p>The decision overturned a 2004 precedent set by the&nbsp;National Labor Relations Board, that determined stud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982035/robert-a-m-stern-wins-2017-aia-acsa-topaz-medallion Robert A.M. Stern wins 2017 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion Justine Testado 2016-12-08T17:39:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T06:54:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p8/p8i9mqk9161tdhla.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) deemed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33199/robert-a-m-stern-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern</a>&nbsp;the 2017 laureate of the Topaz Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed to an architecture educator. The yearly award distinguishes an individual for their significant involvement in architecture education for at least a decade, and also for their widespread influential teaching.</p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o0/o0x4w14t3vp4s7zn.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Yale School of Architecture</em><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Robert A.M. Stern was acknowledged for his dedication to architecture education throughout his 50-year career &mdash; from his buildings, his teaching at <a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a> and deanship at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>, to his numerous books such as &ldquo;New Directions in American Architecture&rdquo;, his New York City architectural heritage series, and&nbsp;the recent &ldquo;Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale&rdquo;. The Partners at Robert A.M. Stern Architects also promote emerging talent in awarding the $10,000 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/246341/ramsa-travel-fellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RAMSA Travel Fellowship</a> every year.</p><p>Previous Topaz laureates include ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980690/m-arch-students-at-rensselaer-architecture-specializing-in-a-professional-degree-a-discussion-on-environmental-sciences-and-technology M.Arch Students at Rensselaer Architecture: Specializing in a Professional Degree, A Discussion on Environmental Sciences and Technology Sponsor 2016-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T22:53:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/16/16u2bhvxc9xjwbh4.jpg" width="650" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ya/ya6lbs698vnq3abd.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The practice of architecture in the twenty-first century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues demanding that a greater degree of specialized knowledge be accessible in professional degrees. <a href="http://march.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer&rsquo;s Master of Architecture program</a> responds to this challenge with the integration of cutting edge research study into its coursework and studios, where students directly confront the most relevant contemporary ecological issues. The M.Arch program also offers minors in specialized areas, and enrollment into Master of Science research programs upon completion of the Master of Architecture degree.</p><p>The Master of Architecture engages innovative building science research with a full semester residency at the <a href="http://www.case.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)</a> located within Skidmore Owings and Merrill&rsquo;s [SOM] New York City office. The residency offers M.Arch students firsthand experience in researc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978462/geofutures-master-of-science-in-architecture-program-at-rensselaer-architecture-student-project-wins-second-place-in-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture Program at Rensselaer Architecture: Student Project Wins Second Place in Archinect’s Dry Futures Competition Sponsor 2016-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:45:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d5/d5r0q2zfmng8jyuf.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bb/bbs2n0l9dxq9myyb.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A Rensselaer student project from the <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture</a> program at <a href="http://www.arch.rpi.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a> was selected as the second-place winner in the speculative category of the <a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition, sponsored by Archinect in 2015. The competition was designed to address the unfolding drought crisis in California. Archinect launched the competition in the summer of 2015, the fourth year of California&rsquo;s ongoing drought, asking for bold design proposals that could mitigate the over-consumption of water.</p><p>The competition was divided into two categories: one for speculative projects and the other for pragmatic responses. The Geofutures <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804920/urban-swales-subterranean-reservoir-network-for-los-angeles-2nd-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Urban Swales&rdquo;</a> project received second place in the speculative category. The project was conceived by Muhammad Ahmad Khan, a graduate student in the Geofutures Master of Science in Architecture program at Rensselaer Architecture as part of an advanced design studio conducted by <a href="http://geofutures.arch.rpi.edu/2011/10/perry-chris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973036/digital-demands-in-architecture-kennesaw-state-remedies-digital-expansion-for-students Digital Demands in Architecture: Kennesaw State remedies digital expansion for students Sponsor 2016-10-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-12T17:58:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s60a2dsnhafuxoc8.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cd/cddbxhas365oxhhs.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture&rsquo;s relationship to technology is as old as the primitive hut. Material and construction technologies have shaped design and detailing throughout history. But with the dawn of the information age came a new category of technologies that have shaped architecture in fresh new ways. Initially, these digital programs were treated as an extension of Representation theory. For architects, the debut of AutoCAD and form<strong>&middot;</strong>Z would prove transformative similarly to the way the plan and section impacted architectural theory and practice during the Renaissance. Prospects of virtual reality in the 1990s had architectural theorists musing on the possible obsolescence of brick and mortar buildings.</p><p>By the late 1990s, computer-aided design products like AutoCAD had become a standard tool in architectural offices. In response, the academy speculated on the elimination of the traditional art studio concept with its drafting tables, opt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970744/alberti-program-introduces-kids-to-power-potential-of-architecture Alberti Program introduces kids to power, potential of architecture Liam Otten 2016-09-26T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T11:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1f/1f5mtm8ij3iru153.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture shapes our environment. But studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world. A building, a neighborhood, a city &mdash; each is the result of particular priorities, circumstances and choices.</p><p>It&rsquo;s a startling realization, especially for young people, but also inspiring. Our surroundings are not merely the way they are &mdash;&nbsp;they are the way that people have made them to be.</p><p>Over the last 10 years, Washington University in St. Louis&rsquo;&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/alberti_program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberti Program</a>&nbsp;has introduced hundreds of kids, ranging from 8 to 15 years old, to the power and potential of architecture and design. Led by students and faculty in the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="https://source.wustl.edu/2015/12/alberti-program-to-partner-with-pgav-destinations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">with major support from PGAV Destinations</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;the tuition-free program operates year-round: as a day camp in June and on Saturday afternoons throughout the fall and spring semesters.</p><p>&ldquo;Alberti adopts a way of learning by doing,&rdquo; said&nbsp;Bruce Lindsey, dean of the Sam Fox School&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Graduate School o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967743/ut-austin-s-architecture-school-begins-new-initiative-focused-on-race-gender-and-the-american-built-environment UT Austin's architecture school begins new initiative focused on "race, gender, and the American built environment" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-09T18:06:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:15:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/590yls5vjtgef10m.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The effort aims to facilitate diversity among design and planning professionals and students, and foster innovation in teaching and research on race, gender and inequality in American cities. Partially funded by the university&rsquo;s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the initiative will ensure that the School of Architecture is on the leading edge of scholarship and practice regarding these important issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on race and gender in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods</a></li><li><a title="A profession almost as white as the walls." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85972778/a-profession-almost-as-white-as-the-walls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A profession almost as white as the walls.</a></li><li><a title="Separate and unequal: The neighborhood gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in metropolitan America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15546446/separate-and-unequal-the-neighborhood-gap-for-blacks-hispanics-and-asians-in-metropolitan-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Separate and unequal: The neighborhood gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in metropolitan America</a></li><li><a title="More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952119/more-women-joined-the-profession-in-2015-than-ever-before" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966978/open-call-for-submissions-learning Open Call for Submissions: "Learning" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-07T12:07:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qf/qf5xnvfv3pv34stw.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the role of &ldquo;the architect&rdquo; seems to expand ever outwards, the architect&rsquo;s education hasn&rsquo;t exactly kept pace. While the profession delves into <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new territories</a>, its optimism and diversification run parallel to the bloat of inflated degrees, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965110/following-a-landmark-decision-graduate-students-will-now-be-able-to-unionize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpaid labor</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">student debt</a> that have come to characterize educational institutions at large. What&rsquo;s an aspiring architect to do? As current academic models appear less and less adept at teaching architecture as we know it, perhaps a pedagogical break is needed to better understand: &ldquo;How on Earth should we teach architecture?&rdquo;</p><p>This September on Archinect, we&rsquo;re considering all aspects of 'Learning' from pedagogy to continuing education to psychology. And under our open call for submissions, we&rsquo;re looking for projects and writing that reconsider one of the core aspects of architecture education: the studio.</p><p><strong>&#12299;PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: A New Studio</strong></p><p>There weren&rsquo;t always Kuka robots on every corner. The studio space where architects do the majority of th...</p> 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 >2017-03-12T14:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mj3blywy2byzsv4c.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/650x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="620" height="465" 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/650x/5r/5rdj7l7ieacgmuzq.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/tl/tlg406z2doidwjnx.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="650" height="434" 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/650x/2j/2jyg8opzahl91lel.jpg" width="641" height="412" 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/650x/84/8492de2741abeadb4de8eef140e0f799.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/d6/d622a58df3a69e47bea5495a2b1be997.jpg" width="640" height="360" 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/650x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/650x/9a/9a68b1y44ff3rfov.jpg" width="650" height="520" 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/650x/t1/t1kguishcdnkki0n.jpg" width="650" height="60" 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/650x/71/71h07eo36tifxuvr.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/kg/kgkynesw9mruhook.jpg" width="650" height="400" 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/650x/yr/yrf5bkhv1pt78bja.jpg" width="650" height="438" 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/650x/os/osa4dc855y499f7p.jpg" width="650" height="438" 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/650x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="620" height="465" 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/650x/6l/6ldeesdhft0ccw1z.jpg" width="650" height="436" 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/650x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="650" height="438" 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>