Archinect - News 2016-02-11T01:34:27-05:00 "Practice Sessions:" a way for students to practice practice Sponsor 2016-02-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T20:38:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A practice session is different than the real thing, the big game, the final performance. All the pressures and impingements of the real thing are present&mdash;its rules, constraints, and mandate to perform&mdash;but it&rsquo;s also just practice. It happens again and again, and the awareness of that repetition, of any one session being just another in an extensible chain that stretches backward and forward, grants certain permissions: risks can be taken, roles can be rehearsed and reassigned, embarrassments are quickly forgotten,&nbsp;&nbsp; inhibitions fall away. Over time, practice makes the difficult look easy and the accumulated glitches and idiosyncrasies of each session allow for unanticipated discoveries. Practice sessions are real, and then some.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Over the next five years, ten architectural practices will be invited to Taubman College to run a Practice Session. Each session centers on an immersive four-day design charet...</p> Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation Alexander Walter 2015-12-23T12:43:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:35:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has issued a statement that it has reached its 2015 fundraising goal of $2 million&nbsp;&ndash; a crucial milestone towards establishing the school's independence from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The goal of becoming an independent subsidiary of the foundation became necessary when new accreditation regulations established in 2011 required the school to be financially and administratively independent or risk being stripped of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.</p><p>In this latest statement, the school says: "As part of the agreement, the Foundation will continue to support the School financially over the next four years, investing over $1.4 in its operating costs and future growth. In addition, it will donate the extensive use of historic, residential, and classroom facilities at Taliesin and Taliesin West, which cost the Foundation over $1 million in cash a year for the spaces utilized by the School.&nbsp; Combined with the more than...</p> Two Syracuse Architecture Faculty Members Think "Glocal" as School Launches New Design | Energy | Futures MS Concentration Sponsor 2015-12-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T21:27:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Exciting things are happening at Syracuse Architecture as the School gears up to launch a brand new three-pronged area of study within its post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The new curriculum DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES is a concentrated research program focused on energy and the built environment, with opportunities for research and the creation of design projects ranging across a variety of scales&mdash;from urban design to high performance buildings, from landscape urbanism to building material research and product design.&nbsp;DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES will also explore a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban planning.</p><p>Syracuse's DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES strand launches fall 2016, and will require registered students to complete 30 credit hours, typically over the course of three semesters, one of which may be spent in residence at one the School&rsquo;s cen...</p> Royal College of Art announces Adrian Lahoud as new dean of architecture Alexander Walter 2015-12-17T12:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of&nbsp;Dr Adrian Lahoud&nbsp;as Dean of the School of Architecture. Currently Head of the Architecture programme, Dr Lahoud joined the College in September 2015. Previously he led the MArch in Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London. [...] The appointment represents the conclusion of an international search. Dr Lahoud will take up his new position in January 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rensselaer Architecture: Graduate Programs Sponsor 2015-12-10T12:48:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T12:53:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="47" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></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> SCI-Arc: Leaders of Change Sponsor 2015-12-09T11:57:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T12:06:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" 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> FIU Considers Merging Journalism and Architecture anthony dong 2015-12-08T15:34:00-05:00 >2015-12-08T17:37:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>FIU is now considering a merger between its journalism school and College of Architecture + The Arts. The new combined college would probably get a new name (such as adding &ldquo;communications&rdquo; somewhere in the title), and journalism would continue as a &ldquo;school&rdquo; within this larger umbrella college. Journalism would still be an available degree track, as would the school&rsquo;s other offerings in broadcast media, public relations, and advertising.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Neil Denari’s Chroma_topia: Generally Different Towers for Shanghai research studio Sponsor 2015-12-07T12:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:38:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>&ldquo;<em>Chromatopia, at first, aims to be a collective project designed by eight individuals, a collective enterprise that negotiates its individual differences within a regime of agreement. The utopic overtones (or undertones?) openly engage the premise of a new and different world, yet the world depicted here is made up of the existing impulses of Shanghai. More towers, more programs, more color &mdash; to offer at a political level more publicness too, which may be more atopic in its mission, that is, to make a borderless utopia, one that would infect the life and spirit of the city.</em>&rdquo; &mdash; Neil Denari</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Chroma_topia: Generally Different Towers For Shangai installation at RUMBLE, 1025</p><p>Two defining images of Chinese modernity have been circulating the media circuit for the past thirty years: 1) the image of a seemingly endless stretch of vertical density on the form of high rise towers, captured in elevation as the stacking of balcon...</p> Easing from school into practice: GSAPP launches "Incubator" Julia Ingalls 2015-12-03T13:25:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:51:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a fresh graduate in the lamentably real world is perhaps one of the steepest transitions an architect ever faces, which is part of the inspiration behind Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's newly launched Incubator program. Billing itself as a kind of professional bridge building/idea lab initiative, Incubator helps alumni network with professionals in the technological industry in a dedicated interdisciplinary co-working space located in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bowery in New York City</a>. The first iteration of Incubator features eleven groups including&nbsp;FAMILY + PLAYLAB + POOL,&nbsp;IrisVR, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KOSMOS</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The groups are developing projects that encompass a swath of contemporary architectural concerns and territories, including public spaces, critical discourse and publishing, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">virtual reality</a>, urban regeneration, and digital technology, with the goal of helping Incubator's members entrepreneurially explore ties between technology, culture, and architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p>... 2015 NCARB Awardees to implement new curricula "to expand and reposition practice" Justine Testado 2015-11-18T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:30:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> Award was established back in 2001 to encourage architecture schools to develop innovative curricula that integrates architectural practice and education, as well as leaves a lasting positive impact for students and faculty.</p><p>For 2015, the NCARB Award Jury selected three U.S. schools, who collectively received over $99,000 to support the implementation of their proposed programs. This year's winners will collaborate with other design disciplines, local communities, and manufacturers "to expand and reposition practice", stated 2015 NCARB Award Jury Chair Marvin Malecha, who is the dean of the North Carolina State University College of Design.</p><p>Read on for a summary of each winning proposal:</p><p><strong>Program: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mississippi State University</a>; College of Architecture, Art, and Design; Mississippi State, MS<br>Proposal: &ldquo;Expanding the Agency of Architects&rdquo;<br>Total Award: $30,048</strong></p><p>"Through workshops, inquiry, and immersion, students will be exposed to different practice management approaches by partnerin...</p> BIG, SANAA, Lacaton & Vassal pre-qualified to compete in designing new Aarhus School of Architecture Justine Testado 2015-11-17T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-19T14:01:19-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a> in Denmark is set on revamping itself with the construction of a brand new school building, and the search to find the architect to design it is underway. According to the School, a total of 42 teams worldwide responded to the first phase of the competition. Along with&nbsp;the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency &mdash; the contractor of the project, the School selected three pre-qualified teams from a strong field of candidates. They are:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(Denmark) along with Transform + Ramb&oslash;ll +&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SLA</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>&nbsp;(Japan) along with B+G Ingenieure +&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sasaki and Partners</a></li><li>LACATON &amp; VASSAL (France) along with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powerhouse</a>&nbsp;+ Kristine Jensens Tegnestue</li></ul><p>However, there are still three spots left. When the next phase starts in December, the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency will launch an open international design competition welcoming all architects and architecture students, from which the last three candidates will be chosen.</p><p>All six pre-qualified candidates will then advance to the restricte...</p> Building a new architecture school in, and for, Tijuana: "I wanted to be right in the middle of things." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-02T12:30:00-05:00 >2015-12-11T13:50:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We want students to be able to build &mdash; to go to a building or a plaza and be able to analyze what works and what doesn't. And we want them to work within the social context, in this case, of Tijuana." "Tijuana is our laboratory," says Enrique Gonz&aacute;lez Silva, the school's founding academic director. "The idea of the program is that the students understand the reality of being an architect here." [...] "The theory is very important. But we want students to be able to design and build."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Tijuana's developing architectures:</p><ul><li><a title="Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minimalist Homes Rise in Tijuana as Violence Subsides</a></li><li><a title="El futuro necesita imaginarse; Tijuana, Edgelands and Network culture " href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">El futuro necesita imaginarse; Tijuana, Edgelands and Network culture</a></li><li><a title="Rethinking the U.S./Mexico Border Fence" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking the U.S./Mexico Border Fence</a></li></ul> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-10-09T21:03:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:26:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvesting Plasticity</a>, team thesis project by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a> with Anders Rod</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tension</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lenore Roberts</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graduate Thesis</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kathleen Dane</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calibrating Fragmented Territories</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ishaan Kumar</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B I (h) O M E</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dami Olufowoshe</a> (Frame Team Project Designer / Manager / Builder) in collaboration with Dana Cuff of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>'s cityLAB, Kevin Daly and Peter Nguyen of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Daly Architects</a>, and student collaborators Andrew Akins, Garth Britzman, Dee Chang, Katie Chuh, Ciro Dimson, Adrien Forney, Kara Moore, Lyo Liu</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Public by Design: Auto-fabrication for a Contemporary Urban Physiognomy</a>, thesis by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michela Barone Lumaga</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drift Brothel</a> b...</p> Repositioning and possible name change of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture underway Alexander Walter 2015-10-07T20:55:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:27:44-04:00 <img src="" width="379" height="223" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Georgia Tech is launching a strategic repositioning of its College of Architecture, including a possible name change. "The College of Architecture currently faces several reputational challenges as it seeks to implement its strategic plan that took effect in 2014," Tech said in a posting on its website on Tuesday. "Student enrollment levels in the undergraduate architecture program need significant improvement. [...] its research contributions show similar opportunities for improvement."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Martha Thorne appointed as new dean of IE School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-09-14T12:39:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T12:39:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IE University announced the appointment of Martha Thorne as Dean of IE School of Architecture. Martha Thorne has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2005. She held the position of Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago from 1996 to 2005. [...] Martha Thorne has formed part of the IE School of Architecture &amp; Design management team since its inception and previously served as Associate Dean for External Relations.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kennesaw State University: New Name for Established Program Sponsor 2015-09-11T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-11T12:48:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>&ldquo;<em>What&rsquo;s in name? that which we call a rose<br>By any other name would smell as sweet.&rdquo;</em></p><p>In those lines, from Shakespeare&rsquo;s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>, Juliet declares that Romeo is not defined by his name but by who he is. Such was the case when in January of 2015, Southern Polytechnic State University was consolidated with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kennesaw State University</a> to form the &ldquo;New U,&rdquo; making it the fourth such name change in SPSU&rsquo;s 66-year history. Today, the University is named Kennesaw State University but still maintains the same academic programs offered at the institution for decades.</p><p>&ldquo;For the past 50 years, we have offered architecture, and that hasn&rsquo;t changed with the consolidation of the two institutions,&rdquo; said Tony Rizzuto, chair of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture department at Kennesaw State University</a> near Atlanta. Currently, the University offers the five-year B.ARCH degree and the M.S.ARCH degree with two concentrations, in urbanism and sustainable design, wi...</p> Architecture of Segregation Orhan Ayyüce 2015-08-16T19:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:22:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the dramatic decline in concentrated poverty between 1990 and 2000, there was a sense that cities were &ldquo;back,&rdquo; and that the era of urban decay&mdash;marked by riots, violent crime, and abandonment&mdash;was drawing to a close. Unfortunately, despite the relative lack of public notice or awareness, poverty has re-concentrated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Century Foundation publishes a Paul Jargowsky paper laying out the facts and statistics of decline and poverty's impact on American cities.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Jargowsky</a></strong>&nbsp;is a fellow at The Century Foundation where he writes about inequality, the geographic concentration of poverty, and residential segregation by race and class.</p><p>This work was support by The Century Foundation and the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University&ndash;Camden. The author received helpful comments and suggestions from Marie Chevrier, Natasha Fletcher, Straso&nbsp;Jovanovich,&nbsp;Lucy Muirhead,&nbsp;Jason Renker,&nbsp;Christopher Wheeler, and&nbsp;Zachary David Wood and production support from Abigail Grimshaw.</p><p>This Archinect editor thinks architecture must pay much more attention to this issue and start producing solutions instead of getting shamelessly high on celebrating star architect designed luxury condominiums for the globally rich clientele and elitist minimalist lakeside homes, and teaching their renderings in schools.</p>... Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:20:37-04:00 <img src="" width="485" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...] Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNL</a> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></li></ul> With modern Charleston building off the table, Clemson looking to lease space for its architecture center Alexander Walter 2015-07-20T13:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T14:43:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clemson University plans to lease space in downtown Charleston to house all of its locally based architecture and historic preservation programs until it decides on a permanent location. The decision comes about eight months after the university scrubbed plans for a contemporary architecture center at George and Meeting streets. The proposed building&rsquo;s sleek design sparked a lawsuit by neighborhoods and preservation groups.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p> What's trending at architecture student shows this summer? Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:07:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At best, the work in the student shows is committed, hard-worked, brave, skilled, thoughtful and/or imaginative. At worst, the exhibitions offer bad sci-fi, lazy politics (&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s all hate America&rdquo;) and cod poetry. There are cliches that have been going round the schools for decades, such as the idea that the student&rsquo;s work is a quasi-science (a &ldquo;surgical operation&rdquo;, a &ldquo;laboratory&rdquo;). Certain buzzwords float around (there&rsquo;s a lot of &ldquo;liminal&rdquo;).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture critic Rowan Moore goes on to ask: "At root is the central question of architectural education: is it about preparing students for the realities of practice or is it about taking a freedom they will never have again, to dream and speculate?"</p><p>This has been discussed on Archinect before, but what's your personal take in light of the latest student shows architecture schools around the world presented to the public this summer? Any highlights everybody still HAS to go and see? What disappointed you?</p> Boston Architectural College announces Glen S. LeRoy as new president Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:58:24-04:00 <img src="" width="360" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dean of a Michigan architectural school has been tapped to head the financially struggling Boston Architectural College, after a year-long search that started with the dismissal of longtime BAC president Theodore Landsmark. Glen S. LeRoy, 64, who oversees Lawrence Technological University&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Design in Southfield, Mich., will become president of Boston Architectural College Sept. 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marc Pelletier, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> board of trustees president, published this written statement on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school's website</a> today:</p><p><em>Dear BAC Community,</em></p><p><em>We are tremendously pleased to share with you the news that after a national search, Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College as our next president. Mr. LeRoy currently serves as the dean and a professor at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit. Mr. LeRoy stood out from a field of talented individuals for his commitment to practice-based learning, his great success at leading an urban design college during challenging times, and his creativity and ability to attract investment. He is also a well-known architect who has practical knowledge about the profession and the market our students will enter.</em></p><p><em>We have the utmost confidence that he is the right person to lead the BAC and to build on the solid foundation that exists while preserving o...</em></p> The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns Archinect 2015-06-11T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:16:04-04:00 <img src="" width="416" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was a matter of hours from when the resignations of five Cooper Union trustees rolled in until their names were erased from the college&rsquo;s website. And it was a day later that the President Jamshed Bharucha announced he too would resign, more than a year before his employment contract expires. Yet the upheaval that led to the acrimonious departures has been years in the making.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Events are unfolding very quickly in Cooper Union's leadership right now: Just hours after five members of the 23-member Board of Trustees <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned yesterday</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jamshed Bharucha</a>, the school's embattled President, publicly announced his resignation in an email to the Cooper Union community.</p><p>Following is the email in full length (h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>):</p><p><em>Subject: Presidential Transition<br>From: The Cooper Union &lt;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&gt;<br>To: All community and alumni<br>Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:09 PM</em></p><p><em>Dear Members of the Cooper Union Community:</em></p><p><em>I am writing to let you know that I will be leaving my post as President of The Cooper Union at the end of June, 2015. Starting in the fall, I will serve as Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education.</em></p><p><em>It has been an honor to serve as the 12th President of Cooper Union these past four years. The focus of my presidency has been to secure Cooper&rsquo;s finances for generations of deserving students in the future, while preserving excellence and...</em></p> Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T21:39:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last night five members of the Cooper Union&rsquo;s board of trustees resigned: real estate mogul Mark Epstein (the board&rsquo;s former chairman), Vassar College president Catharine Bond Hill, architects Daniel Libeskind and Francois de Menil (the board&rsquo;s vice chairman), and investment banker Monica Vachher. Three of the departing trustees &mdash; Epstein, Libeskind, and Vachher &mdash; have written&nbsp;public resignation letters [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following are the three resignation letters by Epstein, Vachher, and Libeskind&nbsp;&mdash; all widely claimed as strong tuition supporters and loyal to hotly contested Cooper Union president <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jamshed Bharucha</a>&nbsp;&mdash; in full length as published on the Committee to Save Cooper Union from the Committee to Save Cooper Union&nbsp;(CSCUFCSCU) <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p><em>All,<br>I am writing to you from under two hats. One as trustee, and one as donor.<br>As a Trustee, I am hereby resigning from the Board, effective immediately. During my term as Chairman we were able to put the school on a path to sustainability. It was going to be a difficult path with some hurdles to get over. We were on our way, but have now gotten so far off of that path due to the actions (or inactions) of the Board that I no longer want to participate. I know that there are some in the Cooper Community that will take my resignation as a false victory of some sort. I am not resigning due to any pressure from that group, rather that I no longer want to associate wit...</em></p> SCI-Arc offering graduate degree and summer program for participants with non-architectural background Sponsor 2015-05-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T11:09:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a></em></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) well known for its progressive curriculum, and singular focus on architecture is accepting applications from prospective students of all non-architectural backgrounds. The degree program, M.Arch 1, and summer program, Making + Meaning, specialize in providing architectural education to students entering the profession for the first time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>M.Arch 1 is a three-year professional, Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and open to applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field of study. The program prepares students for the professional practice of architecture through emphasis on learning through making and implementation of digital technologies. By linking each semester&rsquo;s architecture design studio with courses in visual, cultural and applied studies, students are offered instr...</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-15T08:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Articulated Timber Ground</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Melbourne</a> MArch students Norhasnani Azman, Farheen Dossa, Jack Hinkson, Rachel Low, Siavash Malek, Amanda Ngieng, Ridho Prawiro, On On Tam, William Varrenti, Bo Woon Wong, Bingquan Zhang, Qingyue Zhang, Jia Jia Zheng, Shaobo Zhu under the guidance of Paul Loh and David Leggett (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Power to Make</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Highrise II - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Rodr&iacute;guez Carrillo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyup Hill Culture Center</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serhat Yildiz</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flint--Exhibition Center of Industrial Park</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xingzhe Yang</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaks and Accumulations: A Report on Decatur, Illinois (Thesis)</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Story</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p> UT Arlington approves school merger to create new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:45:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UT Arlington&rsquo;s longstanding schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. [...] The College will incorporate six professional degree programs &ndash; urban planning, public administration, public policy, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 'The Final Review: Negaters Gonna Negate' Archinect 2015-05-06T21:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:04:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The review is about speculation as much as evaluation. Critics are not enemies, and they don&rsquo;t know everything. Admitting a level of uncertainty that necessarily occurs within design education completely changes how one imagines the review moment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winifred E. Newman selected to head UA Fay Jones School's Department of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:09:58-04:00 <img src="" width="375" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winifred E. Newman will be the next head of the Department of Architecture for the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1. Newman is an associate professor, director of advanced studies and director of the I-CAVE Lab for Applied Visualization in the College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism Alexander Walter 2015-04-13T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:00:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Merging the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture with another college is a disaster waiting to happen, a handful of architects said Friday. They were attending the NU Board of Regents meeting to protest plans to merge the architecture program with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. A merger could water down the quality of the architecture program and diminish the respect it commands, the architects told the board.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></p> Tulane architecture dean Kenneth Schwartz named head of Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking Alexander Walter 2015-04-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:29:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture Dean Kenneth Schwartz will serve as the founding director of the newly established Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. [...] The center, established with a $15 million award from Tulane Board member Phyllis Taylor, will expand the university&rsquo;s social innovation program and offer a space for faculty and students to collaborate on innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to issues in areas such as the environment, education and health care.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>