Archinect - News 2015-05-24T11:37:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125772968/editor-s-picks-412 Editor's Picks #412 Nam Henderson 2015-04-21T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3na4tpamshhrxgvj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List</strong>; <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Speaks, the Dean at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sa25ejmbxlk0qn1.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>he SU Architecture program stands in stark contrast to what is happening, and has recently occurred at NJIT. Credible, steady leadership at Syracuse, instability in the leadership at NJIT.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Jolanda_Morkel/status/587905337564520448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolanda Morkel</a>&nbsp;felt the piece was "<em>Wwll worth a read</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg171x48u82h5mdf.jpg"></p><p>The roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was announced</a>.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> proposed "<em>Archinect field trip anyone</em>"? Meanwhile <strong>Lightperson</strong> tried not to get his hopes up "<em>I'm excited to see the new crop of architecture ideas but also get the feeling this will be another Tactical Urbanism show from the usual suspects, the cool European curators</em>".</p><p>Denver Post Fine Arts Critic, Ray Mark Rinaldi <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27843517/great-city-bad-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> why locals should listen to Jeffrey Sheppard&rsquo;s (co-founder and design principal for Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69728730/michael-speaks-has-been-appointed-as-the-new-dean-of-syracuse-s-school-of-architecture 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrw0jg0ofw3c1nt5.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/35518181/uk-design-dean-rupp-redo-would-invigorate-city-s-brand 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hss5alj3eggnk3jo.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/18583357/arena-master-planner-rupp-could-be-renovated-if-convention-center-moved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arena master planner: Rupp could be renovated if convention center moved</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/29880499/design-as-key-to-competition Design as Key to Competition Archinect 2011-12-05T15:10:26-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a271dd1510f21eebccd48f96bea4d88e.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/25400477/architect-jeanne-gang-no-longer-involved-with-centrepointe-developer-says 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a5b4771c0eb2695f96c9945a824df52.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>