Archinect - News 2015-03-27T09:27:28-04:00 Michael Speaks has been appointed as the new Dean of Syracuse's School of Architecture Paul Petrunia 2013-03-19T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T02:48:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was announced to the faculty and students today that our new dean is going to be Michael Speaks. I'm pretty excited to see what he can bring to our program as far as a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial endeavors.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect member and current Syracuse student, Nathan Geller, shared the news that was distributed to the Syracuse community earlier today. Michael Speaks will be leaving his position of Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Design to take on the position of Dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.</p> <p> Official release...</p> <p> <strong>Michael A. Speaks Named Dean of School of Architecture</strong></p> <p> Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina today announced the appointment of Michael A. Speaks to the position of dean of the School of Architecture. Speaks is the current dean of the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a professor of architecture. The appointment concludes a national search to replace former Dean Mark Robbins, who stepped down last spring. Speaks will assume his position on July 1.</p> <p> The former director of the graduate program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, Speaks has taught in...</p> UK design dean: Rupp redo would invigorate city's brand Archinect 2012-01-23T13:54:00-05:00 >2012-01-23T13:59:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment District Task Force hired Gary Bates and his firm, Space Group, as master planners for the district. The group's final report to the Urban County Council and Lexington Center Board is scheduled for the end of January. The initial results from Space Group's study are compelling and should be implemented. How that might happen, and more importantly, how the proposals will be funded, are questions now on the table.</p></em><br /><br /><p> UK/CoD Dean Michael Speaks discusses the value of Space Group's Rupp Arena proposal.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arena master planner: Rupp could be renovated if convention center moved</a></p> Design as Key to Competition Archinect 2011-12-05T15:10:26-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="" width="300" height="205" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Technologies, such as building information modeling and integrated-product delivery, have enabled architecture firms to design better buildings and deliver them more quickly and more efficiently. Yet in today's fiercely competitive global marketplace, efficiency and speed alone are not enough to guarantee market viability. The real differentiator is design&mdash;as an engine of innovation and a productive force for creating economic value.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architect Jeanne Gang no longer involved with CentrePointe, developer says Archinect 2011-10-27T20:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-07T19:02:03-04:00 <img src="" width="434" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, hired in March to come up with a new design for downtown Lexington's empty CentrePointe block, is no longer involved in the project, developer Dudley Webb said Thursday. Webb said Gang and her firm Studio Gang Architects were hired to do a master plan for the block "and share her vision of what she thought this project might be."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>