Archinect - News 2015-04-25T10:29:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts Zaera-Polo responds to alleged Wikipedia plagiarism in Biennale texts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-17T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T12:29:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9w/9wsi7m85albzdib7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Explaining his move, he said that, while it was &lsquo;unorthodox in an academic setting&rsquo;, the citations were removed to give the publication more relevance to the general public and less of an academic tone. [...] In a letter to Princeton University, Koolhaas defended Zaera-Polo, saying that the publication was intended as a &lsquo;polemic, not an academic document&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alejandro Zaera-Polo <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned from his deanship</a> at Princeton University's School of Architecture back in October, amidst <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/105701111/alejandro-zaera-polo-accused-of-plagiarism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rumors</a> of plagiarism in texts supplied to Rem Koolhaas' 2014 Venice Biennale. Now, in a letter published on his <a href="http://azpml.com/#/news/latestNews" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, Zaera-Polo clarifies the rumors, and addresses the precise incidents of alleged plagiarism. His position, one <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/16/rem-koolhaas-accuses-princeton-architecture-school-of-category-error-over-alejandro-zaera-polo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">supported by Rem Koolhaas</a>, maintains that as the Biennale's texts were intended to be "polemic", "non-academic" and "speculative", they did not require the same academic citation standards that a university like Princeton would require.</p><p>See the full text of Zaera-Polo's statement below, titled "A Clarifying Statement", courtesy of architectsjournal.co.uk:</p><p>To whom it may concern:</p><p>I am making the following statement in order to finally clarify the reasons for my sudden resignation from the Post of Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University on October 30 2014. This is now imperative not just in respect to the rumors spread on t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80 Michael Graves has died at the age of 80 Justine Testado 2015-03-12T17:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T08:45:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1t5jxbs1o8l2u5w.jpg" width="514" height="523" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Graves, the renowned architect and founder of Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design (MGA&amp;D), died peacefully of natural causes in his home in Princeton, New Jersey on Thursday. He was 80 years old.</p><p>Born in Indianapolis on July 9, 1934, Michael Graves is regarded as bringing "post-modernism" to the masses. As a young architect, Graves worked for George Nelson who sparked his deep interest in American pop culture, which was conveyed throughout his work. Graves also collaborated with teaching colleague Peter Eisenman in numerous competitions and was also part of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Five" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Five</a>. Wherever Michael Graves' name was mentioned, plenty of attention -- good or not -- was sure to follow, and will continue to do so for years to come. For starters, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University Michael Graves School of Architecture</a> is slated to open later this year.</p><p>His firm, Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Reflecting Graves' wide range of design interests and focused ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122126536/get-lectured-princeton-spring-15 Get Lectured: Princeton, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-04T14:32:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:29:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r0uce9lc06x7k31c.jpg" width="514" height="705" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the Princeton University School of Architecture has a delightful spectrum of vivid posters for their Spring '15 lecture series, "Deans/Chairs/Directors: The Futures of Architectural Education."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Unless noted, lectures are held at 6 pm on Wednesdays in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Mar 25</em><br><strong>Jonathan Massey </strong>/ Architecture Division Director - California College of Arts</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br><strong>Rodolphe el-Khoury </strong>/ Khoury Levit Fong; Dean - University of Miami School of Architecture&nbsp;</p><p><em>Apr 15</em><br><strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso</strong> / Xefirotarch; C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120640202/first-look-at-rick-joy-s-princeton-train-station First Look at Rick Joy's Princeton Train Station Keith Zawistowski 2015-02-13T10:55:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T21:50:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ma/map9ttw32rdnteyi.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Princeton University&rsquo;s campus is, in Rick Joy&rsquo;s words, &ldquo;a beautiful sculpture garden of famous architects&rsquo; buildings.&rdquo; Now Joy, the Tucson-based architect, has added his own sculpture to that garden, in the form of a train station made of blackened stainless steel and precast concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Renown critic and photographer Fred Bernstein and Jeff Goldberg tag-team a first look at Rick Joy's built foray into public architecture and it's a real treat.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110716172/get-lectured-princeton-fall-14 Get Lectured: Princeton, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-07T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T22:56:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0gu5hz2v9v7amld.jpg" width="514" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>, where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features "The New How"&nbsp; the Princeton University School of Architecture, "The New How". Speakers include David Benjamin, Jenny Sabin, Patrik Shumacher, Greg Lynn, and David Rockwell.</p><p>The series aims at "addressing the new realms of instrumentality affecting the practice of architecture and the neighboring disciplines of urbanism, planning, landscape, and design...These instruments, mostly but not exclusively in digital form, have evolved in parallel to a process of the erasure of borders between artistic disciplines...We will now temporarily suspend the what? and the why?, and focus on the how? in order to address these emerging technical constituencies."</p><p><em>Want to sha...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110647923/big-businesses-and-baby-steps-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-22-and-29-2014 Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T12:43:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6zjj16d78davkxy.jpg" width="514" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a>: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey,&nbsp;the National Capital Planning Commission&nbsp;has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the Memorial.</li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a>: A series of infographics on the representation of women in architectural practice and education, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 1:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274682/guggenheim-plans-new-york-expansion-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim plans New York expansion&hellip; again</a>: Not for more art space (Gehry tried that before) but for offices.</li><li><a title="Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture</a>: From the press release: "the school's former dean, Professor Stanley T. Allen, will serve as acting dean until a permanent successor is appointed and that Professor Allen will chair the search for the new dean."</li><li><a title="Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110234469/tiny-spanish-island-to-be-first-energy-self-sufficient-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny Spanish Island to be First Energy Self-Sufficient Island</a>: The 10,000 population island will use renewable e...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105788632/build-it-and-they-will-come-princeton-architecture-at-the-venice-biennale Build it and they will come: Princeton architecture at the Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:03:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7be236e5f864b77336cdb6d7792b06ae.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Venice Architecture Biennale, an international showcase of trends and research, showcases the work of a number of Princeton faculty and students. It marks the greatest number of invitations Princeton has received to participate in the Biennale, reflecting the University's strength in pioneering research. "Much like other art biennales, its purpose is to present the current panorama of the discipline," said Alejandro Zaera-Polo, dean of Princeton's School of Architecture.</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/96559975/get-lectured-princeton-mellon-initiative-spring-14 Get Lectured: Princeton-Mellon Initiative, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-26T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:24:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9yu83zti3p34gnt.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For our midweek feature, we have the Spring '14 poster from the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities -- a three-year interdisciplinary program launched by Princeton University with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only.&nbsp; Lectures take place on Thursdays at 4:30 pm in Avery N107.</p><p><em>April 3</em><br><strong>Barry Bergdoll </strong>/ Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University; Curator - Museum o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86603384/get-lectured-princeton-fall-13 Get Lectured: Princeton Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-11-15T13:41:00-05:00 >2014-09-18T18:45:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awshgk75wmo882wj.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p><p><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. <strong>UPDATE</strong>: We've begun adding international schools!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Although the Fall '13 term will wrap up soon for many schools, we'll still post some select posters and lecture series worth checking out.</p><p>Our featured poster of the day comes from the <strong>Princeton University School of Architecture</strong>. The "Rarefied" series still has two more lectures for the fall term. Each Wednesday session will present debates between speakers, Princeton SoA faculty, and select graduate students as they discuss different modalities of "Rarefied" architecture -- described in the shortened summary below:</p><p>"Princeton School of Architecture will hold a series of lectures and public debates about the aesthetics of the Rarefied: what is the architecture that grows in a resource-depleted environment? Rarefied aims t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47064908/with-power-in-a-box-princeton-students-win-national-competition With 'Power in a Box,' Princeton students win national competition Archinect 2012-05-02T15:34:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T15:35:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d78621407e99a69f023f0428fb074030.jpg" width="400" height="647" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Converting a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions, a team of Princeton University students took top honors in an 18-month national competition that culminated April 21 and 22 on the Washington, D.C., Mall.</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/42923079/alejandro-zaera-polo-named-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture Alejandro Zaera-Polo named dean of Princeton's School of Architecture Archinect 2012-03-27T18:54:00-04:00 >2012-04-01T07:43:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yup4n7f1d04sbscj.jpg" width="514" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alejandro Zaera-Polo has been a visiting lecturer in architecture at Princeton since 2008. His appointment as dean, which requires approval of the University's Board of Trustees, will be effective July 1. He will succeed Stan Allen, the school's dean since 2002, who will step down at the end of this academic year to return to full-time teaching and architectural design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/6111557/ralph-lerner-1950-2011 Ralph Lerner, 1950-2011 Paul Petrunia 2011-05-12T16:25:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72a8db163ee1bf21d9c70cecea60436d.jpg" width="356" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ralph Lerner, architect and former dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, died in Princeton on Saturday, May 7, following a long battle with brain cancer. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Lerner resigned as dean at the University of Hong Kong Department of Architecture for health reasons and returned to the United States earlier this year.</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>