Archinect - School Events 2014-04-21T12:34:18-04:00 YAEL EREL: “Projected Topographies” Inoa 2014-04-16T15:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T15:35:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Projected Topographies Light Installation:</strong>&nbsp;Yael Erel&rsquo;s upcoming show is an interactive laboratory that exposes different micro-topographies of reflective surfaces as projected light drawings. The work is based on her&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">graduate research at RPI</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Subliminal Transcriptions Light Installation.</a></p><p>Yael Erel is a licensed architect and light artist, co-founder of&nbsp;<em>lightexture</em>, where she designs light fixtures and installations. She graduated with an honors from The Cooper Union and Rensselaer. Erel has been teaching architecture since 2004; she taught at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, The Cooper Union, and currently&nbsp;is teaching at the Rensselaer School of Architecture.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IDEAS Lecture: Space X: March to Mars carolineblackburn 2014-04-14T18:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:42:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014</strong>&#8232;<br>Reception 6:45pm / Lecture begins at 7:30pm<br>IDEAS Campus</p><p><strong>SPACE X: MARCH TO MARS</strong></p><p><strong>Brandon Pearce</strong><br>Senior Director of avionics and hardware development SpaceX&#8232;&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Brandon Pearce</strong>, senior director of avionics and hardware development at SpaceX, joins us to to discuss how we can change our relationship to space. Starting with the Falcon 1, continuing through to Falcon 9 and Dragon, SpaceX has been improving the reliability of rockets and spacecraft while also making them more affordable.&nbsp;&nbsp;SpaceX is currently working on developing a fully reusable rocket&mdash;the key breakthrough necessary to establish human life on Mars.</p><p><strong>IDEAS Lecture Series </strong>&#8232;<br>The IDEAS Lecture Series charts a dynamic new future for architecture by engaging speakers from a broad range of disciplines. The series looks beyond the field's traditional boundaries and explores topics arising from unexpected quarters&mdash;entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and tech industries&mdash;in order to explore rapidly emerging new techn...</p> Design/Build for Public Interest Kate Stephenson 2014-04-09T16:17:18-04:00 >2014-04-09T16:17:18-04:00 <p>The field of public interest design has gained substantial recognition in recent years as a growing number of practitioners strive to provide community service through architecture.&nbsp; In this course, led by a dynamic team of Jersey Devil co-founders Steve Badanes and Jim Adamson, along with New York-based architect Bill Bialosky, participants will engage in a hands-on process of designing and then building a full-scale public project. Past projects have included public playground structures, village green bandshells, park pavilions, compost privies, foot bridges, trail shelters, writers' retreats, and bus stops. In this process-driven studio experience, students will meet with the client, establish the program, work within a budget, propose and develop the design, schedule the work, and construct the project. Each phase is explored as a means of making the architecture more expressive, and sustainable building practices are emphasized throughout the process. Students will utilize a c...</p> UIC SoA Lecture 4.8: David Carson, David Carson Design JM12 2014-04-07T15:32:22-04:00 >2014-04-07T15:32:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Lectu</strong><strong>re</strong></p><p>Tuesday, April 8<br>5:30pm &bull; 1100 A+D Studios<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>David Carson</strong><br>Owner, David Carson Design</p> BRUCE DANZIGER_ARUP Ed Akins 2014-04-07T11:00:04-04:00 >2014-04-07T11:00:04-04:00 <p><strong>ATLANTA... GET OUT OF THE RAIN AND GET LECTURED - OTP!</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Bruce Danziger</strong></a><br>ARUP Structural Engineer</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Bruce&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;broad range of expertise includes lightweight structures, tensile mast and membrane construction, and non-linear structural analysis. He has engineered for Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaus, Renzo Piano, Eric Owen Moss, as well as over a half dozen site works with Stephen Glassman. Notable projects include the LA County Museum of Art, the Koln/Bonn, Atlanta Hartsfield, Munich and San Francisco Airports, and the Philadelphia Eagles NFL Stadium.</p><p><strong>SPSU ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES</strong><br>5PM, MONDAY, APRIL 7th at&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">SP_ARC</a></strong></p> MING FUNG: “RECENT WORK” Inoa 2014-04-06T17:31:59-04:00 >2014-04-06T17:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>HsinMing Fung</strong>, AIA, is Principal and Director of Design for the internationally renowned architecture firm Hodgetts + Fung (H+F).&nbsp;With a lifelong commitment to the arts and education, she brings a sensibility distilled from her background as an &eacute;migr&eacute; to a design practice energized by her search for meaning. Fluent in five languages, she additionally brings an acute sense of cultural relevance to the work of the studio, lending important perspectives to a profession which all too often is dominated by practical concerns. Having lived in several countries, Ming&rsquo;s comprehension of the human experience in various urban environments adds a unique insight to her designs, facilitating accessibility without compromising intellectual integrity.</p><p>Since founding H+F in 1984 with partner Craig Hodgetts, FAIA, Ming has overseen the design of distinguished projects such as the renovated Hollywood Bowl, Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, the Wild Beast Pavilion at California Institute of the Ar...</p> BANKRUPT: Economic Crisis and the Built Environment kbretzius 2014-04-04T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:13:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>April 5, 2014<br>Hussey Room, Michigan League<br>CONFERENCE</strong></p><p>9:00 AM</p><p>Welcome/Opening remarks<br>Larissa Larsen, University of Michigan</p><p>9:15 - 10:45 AM</p><p><strong>Architecture and Power in Urban Crises</strong></p><p>Tait Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign<br>"An Aluminum Town Square: Reacting to Crisis in Paola, Kansas"<br><br>Joseph Watson, University of Pennsylvania<br>"The Politics of the Atrium: Atlanta's Peachtree Center and the Re-invention of Space"<br><br>Alireza Karbasioun, University of Nebraska-Lincoln<br>"Permanent Crisis-Permanent Prison"<br><br>Discussant: Sharon Haar, University of Michigan</p><p>11:00 AM - 12:15 PM</p><p><strong>Planning and (In)Equity from Postwar to Present</strong></p><p>Patrick Cooper-McCann, University of Michigan<br>"Putting Equity Back Into Shrinking Cities Planning"<br><br>Vaughn Horn, Harvard University<br>"Cobo's Ragweed Acres and 49 Million Alternatives &ndash; Roads Trodden and Not Taken in Detroit's Paradise Valley and Surroundings"<br><br>Discussant: Reynolds Farley, University of Michigan</p><p>2:00 - 3:30 PM</p><p><strong>Reconceiving Landscapes After Development</strong></p><p>Katherine Cannella, Un...</p> Lecture: Erin Besler carolineblackburn 2014-04-04T13:11:04-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:21:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014</strong>&#8232;<br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm<br>Perloff Hall</p><p><strong>ERIN BESLER</strong>&#8232;<br>2013-2014 UCLA A.UD Teaching Fellow Lecture</p><p>Erin Besler was born in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture where she was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and a Thesis Award for her project <em>Low Fidelity</em>. Erin has worked for Tigerman-McCurry Architects in Chicago and First Office in Los Angeles. Her work establishes a critical distance between architecture and its representational mediums. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, Paris, and San Francisco.</p><p>Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.&#8232;<br>Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am &ndash; 5pm &#8232;<strong>Info</strong>: 310.267.4704<br>&#8232;Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall&nbsp;Decaf&eacute; (unless otherwise indicated)<br>Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.&#8232;<br>Alternative parking is available at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Self-Service Par...</a></p> Lecture: Koichi Suzuno carolineblackburn 2014-04-04T13:08:46-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:20:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014</strong>&#8232;<br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm<br>Perloff Hall</p><p><strong>KOICHI SUZUNO&nbsp;</strong>&#8232;<br>Director of Torafu Architects, Tokyo, Japan</p><p>Since founding Torafu Architects in 2004, Suzuno Koichi and Shinya Kamuro employ a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design for shops, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and filmmaking. Key works include <em>NIKE 1Love</em>, <em>House in &nbsp;Kohoku </em>and <em>airvase</em>.<em> Light Loom</em> (Canon Milano Salone 2011) was awarded the Grand Prize of the Elita Design Award.</p><p><em>Airvase book</em> and <em>Torafu Architects 2004-2011: Idea + Process</em> were published in 2013 and a picture book titled <em>Torafu&rsquo;s Small City Planning</em> was published in 2012.</p><p>Suzuno has been a lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tama Art University among other universities in Japan. Prior to founding his own studio, he worked at Coelacanth K&amp;H and at Kerstin Thompson Architects, Melbourne. He graduated ...</p> IDEAS Lecture: Boeing: Organic Innovation carolineblackburn 2014-04-04T13:07:31-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:29:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, April 29, 2014</strong>&#8232;<br>Reception 6:45pm / Lecture begins at 7:30pm<br>IDEAS Campus</p><p><strong>Kevin Meredith</strong>, Innovation Cell Network Lead at Boeing, joins us to celebrate and explore a century of pioneering innovation and to share a glimpse into the great possibilities of tomorrow. His talk will focus on how organic innovation is fostered at Boeing and is successfully implemented in a large company with a long history of innovation.</p><p>Kevin Meredith is responsible for the Boeing Innovation Cells &ndash; an organic innovation network of unique environments and driven employees focused on developing a more entrepreneurial culture to rapidly convert ideas into reality. With over ten years of service in a diverse set of program and functional positions, Kevin most recently transitioned out of chief of staff, strategy development and program management roles. He has degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is finishing a Master of Science in Entrepreneu...</p> Lecture: Bryon Merrit carolineblackburn 2014-04-04T13:05:53-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:20:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014</strong><br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;<br><strong>Perloff Hall</strong></p><p><strong>BYRON MERRITT</strong> &#8232;</p><p>Nike, Sr. Creative Director and leader of Nike's North America Brand design</p><p>In Bryon Merritt's role as St. Creative Director at Nike, he drives how the brand comes to life across all consumer touch points be that retail, digital, and brand experiences in Nike's biggest Geography. The team he leads focuses on driving innovation around how the products Nike makes, the services we create around those products, the places where consumers interact with those products and services (both physical and digital) and how we communicate all of this comes together in a seamless and considered experience for consumers. His work fuses marketing, design and innovation and crosses the creative boundaries of digital &amp; physical, communication design, service design and space. &nbsp; At Nike, Byron drove creative around the launch of the Nike+ Fuelband and was a part of the team creating the product experience. Additio...</p> Lecture: Earl Gales carolineblackburn 2014-04-03T14:19:03-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:22:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014</strong><br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm<br>Perloff Hall</p><p><strong><em>DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE 2013-2014&nbsp;</em></strong><br><strong>EARL GALES</strong></p><p>Chairman and CEO, Jenkins/Gales &amp; Martinez, Inc&nbsp;</p><p>Mr. Gales has more than 30 years of experience in Urban Design, Architecture, Development, Planning and Construction Management. For the past twenty years he has been responsible for project management and overall operations of the firm. His responsibilities include new business development, architectural design, contract negotiations, staffing, client liaison, subcontract administrations and other administrative duties. Mr. Gales had been published widely on the delivery of planning and design services to public sector clients.&nbsp;</p><p>Mr. Gales has extensive experience in large urban and regional development that incorporates major medical, large transit, industrial, municipal and a variety of renovation projects having designed and participated in over 30 major projects in California and Arizona. His graduate thesis at U...</p> Lecture: Scott Trowbridge carolineblackburn 2014-04-03T14:16:53-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:14:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014&#8232;</strong><br>Reception at 5:45pm / Lecture at 6:30pm&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;<br>Perloff Hall</p><p><strong>SCOTT TROWBRIDGE&#8232;</strong><br>Walt Disney Imagineering R&amp;D and Blue Sky Studio Executive&#8232;&#8232;<br><br>As the Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering R&amp;D and Blue Sky Studios, Scott&nbsp;loves dreaming up new and unique ways to entertain people! Ranging from Film, Theatre, Interactive and Transmediaexperiences to state of the art Themed Attractions, Scott has produced, directed and integrated entertainment projects all over the world.&nbsp;As the Vice President of Creative / R &amp; D for Walt Disney Imagineering, Scott looked for opportunities to combine various media, technologies and narrative forms to tell new stories and create innovative entertainment experiences. Scott started his career in the worlds of Film and Theatre, (Scott graduated from USC's film school), and continues to drive innovation through his oversight of the both the Blue Sky Creative and New Technology development groups for Walt Disney Imagineering.</p><p><strong><em>Culture of IDEAS</em></strong><br>Organize...</p> MCubed Guest Speaker: Professor Adrian Forty kbretzius 2014-04-01T13:32:57-04:00 >2014-04-01T13:32:57-04:00 <p>MCubed Guest Speaker: Professor Adrian Forty</p><p><strong>'Was concrete modern?'</strong><br>Professor Adrian Forty (UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture)<br>April 7, 2014 07:30 PM<br>Kelsey Museum Lecture Hall</p><p>Every history of twentieth century architecture repeats the mantra that without concrete, modern architecture would not have happened, that 'modern architecture was born under the sign of reinforced concrete'. But what makes reinforced concrete 'modern'? As a medium, it is as much un-modern as it is modern. Why were architects throughout the twentieth century so determined to promote the modernity of concrete? And what have the consequences of this fixation been - for architecture, and for concrete?</p><p>Adrian Forty is a distinguished scholar of architecture and design at the Bartlett (UCL) in London. His most recent book, <em>Concrete and Culture</em>, is a favorite of some of our students. Earlier books have been tremendously influential, especially <em>Words and Buildings</em> and <em>Objects of Desire</em>. Adrian is also a major figure in...</p> Cascieri 22: Nicole Dosso - Innovation of the World Trade Center Greg Sikora 2014-03-31T16:54:01-04:00 >2014-03-31T16:55:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Cascieri 22: Nicole Dosso</strong><br>Innovation of the World Trade Center</p><p><strong>Date:</strong> 4/09/14</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>6:00 PM</p><p><strong>Location:</strong> Cascieri Hall, Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong> Starting from its origin at the 1939 New York World's Fair, the World Trade Center has been rich in innovation. The World Trade Center message is a symbol of world peace through trade; since its genesis, in the 1970's when the Twin Towers dominated the NYC skyline, and today as the NYC skyline remains one of the most recognizable of the world.</p><p>Nicole will lead us through the history starting from inception, development of the World Trade Center site, personal experience on September 11th and rebuilding of the two pivotal towers at the World Trade Center; 7 WTC and 1 WTC.</p><p><strong>Nicole Dosso</strong>, a Director at Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP, New York office (SOM), joined the firm in 1998. Nicole is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urb...</p> Metropolis Live! A Conversation with Susan S. Szenasy Greg Sikora 2014-03-31T16:47:56-04:00 >2014-03-31T16:49:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Metropolis Live!</strong><br>A Conversation with Susan S. Szenasy</p><p><strong>Date:</strong> 4/14/14</p><p><strong>Time: </strong>6:00 PM</p><p><strong>Location:</strong> Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA</p><p>The Boston Architectural College and <a href="" target="_blank">Design Museum Boston</a> Presents <em>Metropolis Live!</em> A conversation with Susan S. Szenasy, longtime Editor in Chief and new Publisher of Metropolis magazine and <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. This event is part of a series of national conversations exploring issues of design advocacy and ethics while celebrating <em>Szenasy, Design Advocate</em>, a new title published by Metropolis Books and distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.</p><p><strong>Event Program:</strong><br>6:00 PM: Reception/Book Signing in McCormick Gallery<br>7:15 PM: Conversation with Susan S. Szenasy and Ted Landsmark in Cascieri Hall</p><p>This event is free and open to the public.&nbsp; For more information visit the <a href="" target="_blank">BAC website</a>.</p> Legacy of Leadership: The Deans of the USC School of Architecture uscarch 2014-03-31T16:07:20-04:00 >2014-03-31T16:07:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Legacy of Leadership: The Deans of the USC School of Architecture</strong></p><p><strong>USC School of Architecture: Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall<br>Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00pm</strong></p><p>As part of the celebration of 100 years of architectural education at USC, the School of Architecture is pleased to present &ldquo;Legacy of Leadership: The Deans of the USC School of Architecture.&rdquo; &nbsp;Please join us for an evening with four former deans:&nbsp; Sam T. Hurst, FAIA, Ralph Knowles, Robert S. Harris, FAIA and Victor Regnier, FAIA. &nbsp;Each of the Deans will make a short presentation about important legacies of their era in the school, followed by a panel session of the former deans moderated by current Dean Qingyun Ma.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Lecture: Fernando Romero kbretzius 2014-03-28T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-03-28T13:57:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>March 28, 2014, 6:00 PM<br>Chesebrough Auditorium, UM Chrysler Center</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Fernando Romero is the founding principal of FR-EE/ Fernando Romero Enterprise, a 60-person architecture firm located in Mexico City and New York. Mr. Romero&rsquo;s work balances the interests of public and private entities while translating contemporary moments and culture through research, design, technology and construction. Mr. Romero seeks to re-define the norms of society by collaborating with global leaders on future ideas and initiatives which architecture can give form to. In 2002, Fernando Romero was named a &ldquo;Global Leader of Tomorrow&rdquo; at the World Economic Forum. He was recently made a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is a member of the CAMSAM - Mexican Chamber of Architects. In 2004, Mr. Romero received a Bauhaus Award for young designers. For his contribution to architecture in Mexico, Mr. Romero has received a Mexican Society of Architect Award. FR-EE has been commissioned to design and is i...</p> FAKING DEATH, KILLING DRAWING Inoa 2014-03-26T22:30:46-04:00 >2014-03-26T22:30:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Luis Felipe Paris is an architectural designer, computational expert and educator based in New York, NY. He graduated in 2013 from Columbia University with a Master&rsquo;s in Architecture, where he was awarded the William Kinne Fellow Prize Award and Lucille Smyser Lowensfish Memorial Prize. He previously studied at the University of Michigan, where he won the Willeke Portfolio Competition. He has collaborated with a wide range of offices, such as Zaha Hadid Architects and KPF; and he has also taught at the Univeristy of Michigan TCAUP, Columbia University GSAPP and University of Pennsylvania PennDesign.<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>What: FAKING DEATH: KILLING DRAWING.</p><p>This workshop will focus on developing multi-faceted techniques of &lsquo;drawing&rsquo; that will allow students to reinvent their own representational strategies. Beginning by looking at the work and techniques of previous architects/artists/filmmakers/doctors/clerks and complementing certain strategies within t...</p> Derby: 2014 Architecture Student Exhibition kbretzius 2014-03-24T19:06:05-04:00 >2014-03-24T19:06:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Monday, March 24 - 29, Taubman College will feature work from Students in the CMYK galleries.</p><p>Awards and Reception will be held on Friday, March 28, at 5:00pm in the A+A Auditorium.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";utm_source=Architecture+Students&amp;utm_campaign=813cbd9ad6-TWAT_0910_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_fd87e06b02-813cbd9ad6-53784761" target="_blank">;utm_source=Architecture+Students&amp;utm_campaign=813cbd9ad6-TWAT_0910_2013&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_fd87e06b02-813cbd9ad6-53784761</a></p> Winy Maas: What's Next? kbretzius 2014-03-24T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T14:04:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>March 25, 2014, 6:00 PM<br>A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)<br>Art + Architecture Building</p><p>Winy Maas Prof. is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist. Maas is one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. MVRDV is known for projects such as the Expo 2000 and the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit. He is also a professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. Maas has been the a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich since 2012 and prior to that, he was a professor at Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State and Yale University. Recently Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of researc...</p> Lecture Naomi Pollock carolineblackburn 2014-03-24T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-03-24T13:43:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Naomi Pollock&nbsp;</strong><br>Reception at 5:45pm/Lecture at 6:30pm<br>Perloff Hall Decaf&eacute;, Los Angeles</p><p>From chairs to cutlery, Japan creates some of the most innovative, elegant, and well-made objects in the world.&nbsp; Combining high aesthetic standards with cutting-edge technology, many of these designs turn everyday items into functional works of art that look as good in a museum as on a kitchen counter. Created for the Japanese consumer, these products reflect the way people live, work and play in a country that prizes both exceptional craftsmanship and industrial perfection.</p><p>A graduate of Dartmouth College, the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Tokyo University, Naomi Pollock is an American architect who lives in Tokyo where she writes about design in Japan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including <em>A+U</em>, <em>Dwell</em>, <em>Jutakutokushu</em>, <em>Wallpaper</em>* and <em>Architectural Record</em> for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. In addition, she is the author of&nbsp;Mod...</p> Incoming Lecture: SMILJAN RADIC Inoa 2014-03-20T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T14:49:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Come join us for a lecture by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic on Thursday, March 20th at the Rensselaer School of Architecture. Radic has recently been selected as the designer of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion a week prior to the lecture.</p><p>All events at EMPAC and begin at 6PM.&nbsp;110 8th Street / Troy, NY 12180&nbsp;Admission is free and open to the public.</p> Timur Galen in conversation with Dean Ponce de Leon: We Are the Context kbretzius 2014-03-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T13:02:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>March 21, 2014, 6:00 PM<br>A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)<br>Art + Architecture Building</p><p>Timur is the global co-head of Corporate Services and Real Estate for Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in 2002, was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Timur worked as an executive with The Walt Disney Company and Reichman International. He is a registered architect, having completed his design apprenticeship with Pritzker Prize winners Robert Venturi and Fumihiko Maki. Timur is a trustee and executive member of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Regional Plan Association. He serves as vice chair of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association and chair of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Timur is also a member of the board of managers of Haverford College and the US Department of State&rsquo;s Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Group. He is a founding director of the Forum for Urb...</p> David and Im Schafer - Labor: Material kbretzius 2014-03-20T12:51:04-04:00 >2014-04-01T12:50:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 15, 2014 06:00 PM<br>A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)<br>Art + Architecture Building</p><p>Studiomake is based in Bangkok, Thailand and is led by David Schafer and Im Sarasalin Schafer. This practice maintains that there is no distinct boundary between the act of design and the act of construction; with a team of architects, designers, fabricators, and builders they work in the overlapping realms of architecture, interior, furniture, and objects. David and Im both received their Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Arizonaand became licensed architects in 2007, after which they promptly went to art school. For two years they explored the depths of metals and ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art before moving to Bangkok to start their practice and to build a home, a studio, and a workshop near the Chao Praya River in 2009. In addition to being lecturers at Rangsit University, their recent projects include a series of ceramic pieces made by obstructing the process of traditional art...</p> Rachel Armstrong - Against dualism: Amnesty with machines kbretzius 2014-03-20T12:50:25-04:00 >2014-04-01T13:21:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Against dualism: Amnesty with machines</strong><br>Rachel Armstrong<br>April 2, 2014 06:00 PM<br>A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)<br>Art + Architecture Building</p><p>Rachel Armstrong is a Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) specializing in Architecture &amp; Synthetic Biology at The Department of Architecture &amp; Landscape, University of Greenwich, London. She is also a 2010 Senior TED Fellow, and Visiting Research Assistant at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark. Rachel is a sustainability innovator who investigates a new approach to building materials called living architecture, which suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. She collaboratively works across disciplines to build and develop prototypes that embody her approach. Armstrong has recently been added to the <a href="" target="_blank">2014 Citizens of the Next Century List</a>, by Future-ish, listed on the Wired 2013 Smart L...</p> ROB|ARCH: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design kbretzius 2014-03-20T12:22:53-04:00 >2014-03-20T12:22:53-04:00 <p>ROB|ARCH has been initiated by the Association for Robots in Architecture as a new conference series on the use of robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, closely linking industry with cutting-edge research institutions. In December 2012 the conference was hosted by its founders in Vienna, Austria. In 2014 the conference travels to North America, hosted by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Continuing with the previous theme of collaboration, the conference seeks to bring together artists, designers, fabricators and industry leaders for the purpose of advancing the discourse surrounding robotic fabrication. Following on the success of ROB|ARCH 2012, the conference will again present a series of workshops held at select research institutions on the east coast of the United States, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at the University of Michigan Campus in Ann...</p> Panos Leventis - Walls of Crisis: Street Art and Urban Fabric in Central Athens, 2000-2012 kbretzius 2014-03-20T12:20:48-04:00 >2014-03-20T12:20:48-04:00 <p>April 4, 2014, 6:00 PM<br>A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)<br>Art + Architecture Building</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Panos Leventis is an Associate Professor and International Studies Coordinator at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri where he served a 5-year term as Director of Drury&rsquo;s Study Abroad Centre in Volos and Aigina (Greece). He taught at USC&rsquo;s Study Abroad Program in Milan and Como (Italy), at McGill&rsquo;s School of Architecture in Montr&eacute;al, and at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, where he aided in the formation of a new Department of Architecture. Leventis has published and lectured extensively on Architecture and Urbanism in Europe and North America and is the author of &ldquo;<em>Twelve Times in Nicosia. Nicosia, Cyprus, 1192-1570: Architecture, Topography and Urban Experience in a Diversified Capital City</em>,&rdquo; published by the Cyprus Research Centre. As a licensed Architect in Cyprus and Greece since the mid-1990s, Leventis has numerous built projects and has been awarded entries...</p> David Leopold - Getting to Great Streets: The Role of Planners in Creating Sustainable Urban Infrastructure kbretzius 2014-03-20T12:10:49-04:00 >2014-03-20T12:10:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>March 28, 2014, 11:00 AM<br>Stamps Auditorium at Walgreen Drama Center</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>David Leopold is an urban planner and the consultant program manager for the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program. Charged with creating accessible and dynamic urban spaces, he is responsible for over $90 million in combined project budgets for over 40 sustainable policy, planning, design, and construction projects ranging from pocket parks and public markets to streetscapes and master plans. Leopold oversaw the development of CDOT&rsquo;s Street and Site Plan Design Guidelines and has recently completed the phase one framework plan for the Bloomingdale Trail and Park. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, and is incorporating progressive environmental design into traditional infrastructure through Chicago&rsquo;s award-winning Sustainable Streets Program and Green Alley Program.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Andrew Saunders: “Robotic Lattice Smock” [Browns Presentation] Inoa 2014-03-18T17:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:01:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SHOW: 3/17-21, Greene 201. LECTURE: Wed 3/19, 6pm, Greene Gallery</p><p>Andrew Saunders: &ldquo;Robotic Lattice Smock&rdquo;<br>(in collaboration with Robofold)</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p><p><strong>Andrew Saunders:</strong>&nbsp;Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute&nbsp;- School of Architecture<br><strong>Gregory Epps:</strong>&nbsp;Founder Robofold (London)</p><p>In &ldquo;Style: Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts&rdquo;, Gottfried Semper the nineteenth-century German architect and historian demonstrates that architecture has always maintained an explicit relationship to textiles and even the most rigid architectural surfaces have origins in more pliable textile development. The rapid evolution and increasing accessibility of robotic fabrication in architecture has opened up the role of surface in architecture to a whole new gamut of possible affects and performances for engaging society. As a contemporary projection of this framework, Robotic Lattice Smock (RLS) transposes the affects of lattice smocking to folding and bending of...</p>