Archinect - School Events 2015-03-31T05:56:21-04:00 ARUP carolineblackburn 2015-03-30T17:21:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T17:21:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1</strong><br>6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program<br>Erin McConahey, <em>Principal, ARUP</em><br>Chris Luebkeman, <em>Director for Global Foresight and Innovation</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>IDEAS Lecture Series 2015<br>&#8203;<strong>ARUP&nbsp;</strong><br>Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world&rsquo;s most prominent projects in the built environment. Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, the firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm&rsquo;s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Research is fundamental to Arup&rsquo;s pursuit of technical excellence and integral to the firm&rsquo;s business. Almost every project Arup undertakes is original in some way and departs from the &lsquo;standard&rsquo; approach. &nbsp;Developments in 3D.</p><p><strong>Erin McConahey - Principal</strong><br>&#8232;Erin&rsquo;s passion for finding integrated design solutions through a collaborative design process began with degrees in both mechanical and structural engineering. Her extensive technical knowledge of innovative and energy...</p> Student Show Exhibition kbretzius 2015-03-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T10:38:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...the Student Show Exhibition.</p><p>From March 23 - 28, Taubman College will feature work from Students in the CMYK galleries. These are faculty selected projects representing the best of the student work created in the fall 2014 studios.</p><p>Awards and Reception will be held on Friday, March 27, at 12:00pm in the A+A Auditorium</p><p>About the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning: The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in the profession. The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architec...</p> Wallenberg Lecture: Daniel Libeskind kbretzius 2015-03-13T16:52:49-04:00 >2015-03-13T16:53:03-04:00 <p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...The Language of Architecture, a lecture by Daniel Libeskind.</p><p>Mr. Daniel Libeskind, a Polish-American architect born in 1946, is the founder of Studio Daniel Libeskind. As a child, Mr. Libeskind was a talented musician and performed on Polish television. In 1959, at 13 years old, Libeskind was the recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship to study music in Israel. He moved to New York with his family where he continued to foster his musical talent and performer. He later left the world of music to study architecture and received his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He received a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.</p><p>Mr. Libeskind has lived in New York, Toronto, Michigan, Italy, Germany, and L...</p> Urban Development Now kbretzius 2015-03-13T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T14:23:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2nd Annual Urban Development Now symposium explores the relationship&nbsp;between urban development and capital, and the twin roles of innovative&nbsp;design and innovative finance in transforming urban neighborhoods into&nbsp;thriving communities. Architectural and urban design serve private&nbsp;development and the public good; innovative financing models sync the capital&nbsp;markets with private and public demand not only for individual signature&nbsp;buildings but also for public infrastructure and transport. What is the&nbsp;appropriate level of public investment in private development? What are the&nbsp;most critical infrastructure needs occurring alongside mega-urban&nbsp;developments? How do resources flow from profitable development to&nbsp;partially subsidized development such as affordable housing, public space and&nbsp;cultural institutions? Leaders in real estate and finance will discuss their current&nbsp;development projects in Miami Beach and the Miami Design District, Olympic&nbsp;Park in London, Roosevelt Island and other b...</p> Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by studio mk27, with Reception, at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 25 March 2015 lindapollari 2015-03-12T14:57:15-04:00 >2015-03-12T14:57:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<strong>Architecture/Landscape/Interiors</strong>&nbsp;Department at<strong>&nbsp;OTIS College of Art and Design</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to announce&nbsp;</p><p>the&nbsp;<strong>2014-2015&nbsp;<em>DONGHIA&nbsp;DESIGNER-IN-RESIDENCE LECTURE</em></strong>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<strong><em>studio mk27</em></strong>&nbsp;<br><strong><em>studio mk27</em></strong>&nbsp;<strong>will be&nbsp;</strong><strong>represented by founder&nbsp;Marcio Kogan and manager Mariana Simas.</strong></p><p><strong>Wednesday 25 March 2015<br>07:00pm Open Seating &nbsp;&nbsp;07:30pm Lecture &nbsp; Reception following the lecture<br>Ahmanson Auditorium at&nbsp;<em>THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES</em></strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA &nbsp;90012<br><br><strong><em>This lecture and cocktail reception are free and open to the public</em></strong><strong><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Reservations are recommended as seating is limited to 150. Call 310.665.6867 or email <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to reserve a seat(s).</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>studio mk27</em></strong><em>,</em><em> located in the chaotic city of Sao Paulo, was founded in the early 80s by architect Marcio Kogan, and today consists of 28 architects as well as several collaborators worldwide. The team of architects, great admirers of the Brazilian modernist generation, seeks to fulfill the difficult task of rethinking and giving continuity...</em></p> 2015 Career & Networking Fair kbretzius 2015-03-10T15:40:53-04:00 >2015-03-10T15:41:20-04:00 <p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...the 2015 Career &amp; Networking Fair.</p><p>The reputation of our programs attracts employers to visit Ann Arbor to meet our excellent students. Employers are invited to come meet our excellent architecture, urban planning, and urban design students.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Learn more here</a>.</p><p>If you have questions or comments, please email Beth Berenter at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>About the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning: The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive, and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in the profession. The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Archite...</p> City as Living Laboratory: sustainability made tangible through the arts. snatraj 2015-03-10T15:20:33-04:00 >2015-03-10T15:20:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"<strong>CITY AS LIVING LABORATORY: sustainability made tangible through the arts</strong>&rdquo; presentation by Mary Miss, <a href="" target="_blank">Mary Miss Studio</a>, New York NY. This is The Charles Causier Memorial Lecture, held annually in honor of the late alumnus and colleague. Charles Causier, who worked passionately as a professional planner, citizen planner and inspirational educator. For more information about this speaker&rsquo;s visit, contact Department of Urban Planning Chair William Huxhold.</p><p><strong>Lecture Summary:</strong> For more than three decades Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation art. Her projects explore how infrastructure can be better utilized by integrating art and sustainability, a guiding premise of her initiative CaLL, the City as Living Laboratory: Sustainability Made Tangible Through the Arts. She has articulated a vision of the public sphere where communal and private experiences co-exist. Her work is grounded in the context of a place, from which she c...</p> INTERIM STUDENT EXHIBITION - Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Architecture Sarah Lorenzen 2015-03-09T18:38:17-04:00 >2015-03-09T18:38:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Please join us for a juried exhibition of the best student work from winter quarter 2015.</p><p>Date/Time: Wednesday April 1st, 2015 from 6-8pm</p><p>Location: Building 89 (Interim Design Center), Cal Poly Pomona</p><p>(We are close to the Kellogg Dr. exit off the 10 Freeway. First intersection at University Dr. turn left.)</p> Bjarke Ingels ewackerow 2015-03-04T13:47:10-05:00 >2015-03-04T13:57:33-05:00 <img src="" width="400" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels of BIG will deliver the Einhorn Lecture </a>at Syracuse University School of Architecture on April 7 at 5pm in Slocum Hall Auditorium. Reception follows.</p> Lecture: Pedro Ignacio Alonso kbretzius 2015-03-01T18:42:38-05:00 >2015-03-01T18:42:38-05:00 <p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...Pedro Ignacio Alonso.</p><p>Pedro Ignacio Alonso&nbsp;is an architect. He has been recently awarded a Silver Lion for&nbsp;Monolith Controversies, the Chile Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial, co &ndash; curated with Hugo Palmarola in 2014. They are the authors of the books <em>Panel</em>&nbsp;(Architectural Association, 2014) and&nbsp;<em>Monolith Controversies</em>&nbsp;(Hatje Cantz, 2014), obtaining a DAM Architectural Book Award granted by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and Frankfurt Book Fair. Alonso holds a MSc in architecture from the Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile, and completed his Ph.D at the Architectural Association in London. He has received research grants from the RIBA in London and the Getty Institute in Los Angeles, and has been Visiting Scholar at the CCA in Montreal for his research on large-concrete panel systems of prefabrication. With Palmarola, he has curated exhibitions at the Architectural Association in Lond...</p> Havana/LA/Havana Symposium @ SCI-Arc sciarcnews 2015-02-26T19:42:40-05:00 >2015-02-26T19:43:35-05:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Friday, March 13, 7pm</strong></p><p><strong>SCI-Arc Library</strong></p><p>Visiting panelists: Holly Block, Belmont Freeman, Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, Claudio Vekstein and Universo Garcia Lorenzo</p><p>SCI-Arc panelists: Florencia Pita, Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Marcelyn Gow and Dwayne Oyler</p><p>The SCI-Arc hosted <em>Havana/LA/Havana</em> public symposium explores contemporary architecture in Cuba, envisioning possibilities for the future of Havana&rsquo;s built environment, and encouraging a renewed cultural and artistic exchange between Cuba and the United States. A conversation between architects, architectural scholars, historians, and curators from Cuba and the U.S., the symposium presents the work and influences of the current generation of architects and artists working in Havana and considers the future of Havana&rsquo;s urban landscape and the architecture that will be designed and built in the context of the current transformations occurring in Cuba.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> A.UD LECTURE SERIES 2014-15: KARIN APOLLONIA MÜLLER carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T16:32:05-05:00 >2015-02-26T16:34:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, MARCH 30</strong><br>Perloff Hall, Decaf&eacute; | Lecture at 6:30pm with a reception at 5:45pm</p><p>A.UD Lecture Series 2014-15:<br><strong>KARIN APOLLONIA M&Uuml;LLER</strong><br>Ms. M&uuml;ller has photographed landscapes, mostly in Los Angeles and its peripheral environment since 1996. She uses&nbsp;photography to investigate the play between nature and cultivated spaces:&nbsp;how each tries to control the other.</p><p>Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Karin Apollonia M&uuml;ller studied photography at the Folkwang School, Essen, where she received her Masters of Fine Art in 1992. She is recipient of numerous artist awards, commissions and residencies, among a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, Galisteo, NM, and an artist commission from the Getty/CAL Arts Grant, LA. Karin Apollonia M&uuml;llers work is part of the collections of major art museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Whitney Museum, NY; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA; among others. She has published three monographs, Angels in Fall, Kruse, ...</p> RICHARD WEINSTEIN LECTURE: RICHARD KOSHALEK carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T16:26:15-05:00 >2015-02-26T16:27:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>MONDAY, MARCH 2</strong><br>Lecture at 6:30pm with a reception at 5:45pm</p><p>A.UD Lecture Series 2014-15:<br><strong>RICHARD WEINSTEIN LECTURE</strong><br><br><strong>Richard Koshalek</strong><br>"Ingenious Partnerships: Architecture, Institutions, and the Civic Fabric"<br>Richard Koshalek will discuss his controversial proposal with Diller Scofidio + Renfro&nbsp; for the Hirshhorn Museum on the Capitol Mall.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.&#8232;<br>Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am &ndash; 5pm<br>&#8232;<strong>Info</strong>: 310.267.4704</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall&nbsp;Decaf&eacute; (unless otherwise indicated)</p><p>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 Parking Pay Stations&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8232;</a></p><p>Check the website for confirmation of all programs at<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;;&#8232;</a><br>The campus map is available at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> VIRGIN GALACTIC: BUILDING THE EARTH'S FIRST SPACELINE carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T16:20:02-05:00 >2015-02-26T16:20:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, MAY 12</strong><br>6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program<br>Loretta Whitesides<em>, Founder Astronaut</em>&nbsp;</p><p>IDEAS Lecture Series 2015<br><strong>VIRGIN GALACTIC: BUILDING THE EARTH'S FIRST SPACELINE</strong><br>From what Virgin Galactic does to where they&nbsp;are going, a look at why humanity needs them to&nbsp;succeed and what you can do to be a part of the&nbsp;mission.&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Loretta Whitesides, Founder Astronaut</strong></em>&nbsp;<br>Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides has over five hours of&nbsp;weightless time in a 727 aircraft as a Flight&nbsp;Director for Zero-G Corporation. She and her&nbsp;husband George Whitesides are also signed up to&nbsp;take a sub-orbital spaceflight on Virgin Galactic&rsquo;s&nbsp;SpaceShipTwo. Trained as an astrobiologist at&nbsp;Stanford and Caltech, Loretta has been to the&nbsp;Canadian Arctic to study plant life in extreme&nbsp;environments and to the hydrothermal vents at&nbsp;the bottom of the ocean with Titanic director&nbsp;James Cameron to film a 3D IMAX&nbsp;documentary,&nbsp;<em>Aliens of the Deep</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Virgin Galactic is building sub-orbital spaceships&nbsp;that will offer the magic and awe of space to&nbsp;people and ...</p> AUTODESK: FUTURE OF MAKING BUILDINGS carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T16:08:25-05:00 >2015-02-26T16:09:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, APRIL 28</strong><br>6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program<br>Phil Bernstein, <em>Vice President, Autodesk; &nbsp;Lecturer, Yale School of Architecture</em></p><p>IDEAS Lecture Series 2015<br><strong>AUTODESK: FUTURE OF MAKING BUILDINGS&nbsp;</strong><br>The era of traditional mass production and&nbsp;industrialization is giving way to uncharted&nbsp;territory where things&mdash;be they buildings,&nbsp;products or movies&mdash;will be made much&nbsp;differently. Changes in means of production, the&nbsp;nature of consumer demand, and the definition&nbsp;of made things themselves mean that designers&nbsp;of the future have different challenges but&nbsp;tremendous opportunity. This talk will examine&nbsp;how digital technologies will disrupt both the&nbsp;creative process and its results.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Phil Bernstein, Vice President, Strategic Industry Relations&nbsp;</strong><br>Phil is a Vice President at Autodesk where he is responsible&nbsp;for the company&rsquo;s future vision and strategy for technology&nbsp;and cultivating the firm's relationships with strategic&nbsp;industry leaders and associations. Formerly a principal with&nbsp;Pelli Clarke Pelli Archite...</p> THE THIRD FLOOR: THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF VISUALIZATION carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T15:56:31-05:00 >2015-02-26T16:11:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, APRIL 14</strong><br>6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program<br>Chris Edwards, <em>CEO &amp; Creative Director</em></p><p>IDEAS Lecture Series 2015<br>&#8203;<strong>THE THIRD FLOOR: THE PAST, PRESENT &amp; FUTURE OF VISUALIZATION&nbsp;</strong><br>Chris Edwards, CEO of THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Studio will demonstrate how many filmmakers are embracing a completely digital workflow to efficiently design compelling sequences for live-action films, animated features, themed attractions and video game cinematics. &nbsp;Trace the historical roots of the previs process and get up to speed on the latest &ldquo;Virtual Production&rdquo; techniques that are changing the way in which visionary filmmakers are crafting their content.</p><p><strong>Chris Edwards - CEO &amp; Creative Director</strong><br><em>As CEO and Creative Director for The Third Floor, Chris Edwards has helped in designing many notable feature films, commercials, and game cinematics &ndash; from movies like Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Marvel's The Avengers and Gravity to popular video games, rides, and television content. Chris has also launched HYD...</em></p> GE APPLIANCES: MICRO-LIVING carolineblackburn 2015-02-26T15:34:24-05:00 >2015-02-26T15:39:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>TUESDAY, MARCH 10</strong><br>6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program<br>Lou Lenzi, <em>Design Director</em></p><p>IDEAS Lecture Series 2015<br><strong>GE APPLIANCES: MICRO-LIVING</strong><br>Urbanization and down-sizing are two terms&nbsp;used to describe an emerging shift in residential&nbsp;housing in the US. In turn, this shift will&nbsp;fundamentally change how we interact with the&nbsp;appliances in our home, spurring new design&nbsp;and manufacturing techniques coupled with&nbsp;new purchase behaviors. This presentation will&nbsp;describe GE Appliances approach to addressing&nbsp;these challenges, including its use of a new cocreation&nbsp;lab and Microfactory to aid in its&nbsp;development.</p><p><strong>Lou Lenzi - Design Director</strong><br>Lou Lenzi the Design Director at GE Appliances&nbsp;where leads a team of 22 designers responsible&nbsp;for all industrial design, user interface design,&nbsp;and user experience design activities for GE&rsquo;s $5&nbsp;billion major appliance business. Prior to joining&nbsp;GE Appliances in 2011, Lou held senior design&nbsp;leadership positions with IBM, RCA, Thomson,&nbsp;Audiovox, and GE Healthcare. Lou holds a ...</p> Lecture: Jeanne Gang kbretzius 2015-02-26T12:17:44-05:00 >2015-02-26T12:17:44-05:00 <p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...Infra-tecture, a lecture by&nbsp;Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP.</p><p>MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is Founder and Principal of Studio Gang Architects, an award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York. Internationally recognized for her innovative use of materials and environmentally sensitive approach, Gang explores the role of design in revitalizing cities. Through projects ranging in scale from community anchors and cultural institutions to tall mixed-use buildings and urban plans, she engages pressing contemporary issues and their impact on human experience. Employing this approach, Gang has produced some of today&rsquo;s most compelling architecture, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Aqua Tower.</p><p>Gang is currently engaged in major projects throughout the United States, inclu...</p> Research Through Making Presentation and Exhibition kbretzius 2015-02-26T12:07:39-05:00 >2015-02-26T12:07:54-05:00 <p>The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents...Research Through Making.</p><p>Historically, research and creative practice have been constructed as "opposites." This is not an unusual struggle in architecture schools, particularly in the context of a research university. This perceived tension between design and research is indicative of age-old anxieties within the architecture field to understand its nature as an "applied art." Design can be a purely creative activity not unlike creative practices in music and art. In other cases, design can be a purely problem solving activity, not unlike research in engineering and industrial production.</p><p>In its sixth year, University of Michigan Taubman College's Research Through Making (RTM) Program provides seed funding for faculty research, worked on by faculty, students and interdisciplinary experts. The exhibition presents tangible results of their collaborative work.</p><p>Research Through Making Installations:...</p> Towards a Hip-Hop Architecture ewackerow 2015-02-25T17:13:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T17:13:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">"Towards a Hip-Hop Architecture" symposium</a> brings together historians, theorists, practitioners, and others from the hip-hop, visual arts and architecture communities to explore a wide range of questions surrounding hip-hop&rsquo;s potential impact on the built environment. Participants: Rashida Bumbray, Lawrence Chua, Sekou Cooke, Mike Ford, James Garrett Jr, Travis Gosa, Andres Hernandez, Lekan Jeyifous, Shawn Rickenbacker, H&eacute;ctor Tarrido-Picart, Jack Travis, Craig Wilkins, Amanda Williams.&nbsp; Sponsored by Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse University Division of Student Affairs, and the Society of Multicultural Architects and Designers. #SyrArch #TowardsHipHopArch #SyrTHHA #HipHopArchitecture #Architecture #tohiphoparch #hiphoparch</p> Wolf Prix + Eric Owen Moss, Dynamic Raumplan Exhibition Discussion sciarcnews 2015-02-25T14:32:54-05:00 >2015-02-25T14:37:25-05:00 <p><strong>Thursday, March 5, 7pm</strong></p><p><strong>W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc</strong><img alt="" src=""></p><p>COOP HIMMELB(L)AU's "Dynamic Raumplan" in the SCI-Arc Gallery is not an object but a spatial installation that operates like a machine, designed to communicate a new urban vision for the future. In this installation, the city is seen as a complex system whose complexity increases constantly due to the intensified inter-connectivity of its components and continuously emerging new parameters. This dynamic approach to urban planning demands a shift from linear cause-and-effect thinking that attempts to offer fixed solutions to a problem, to employing new tools that work with feedback loops, taking a vast number of parameters into account to arrive at possible future scenarios that don't predict but rather serve to orient the future.</p><p>The installation proposes energy as a critical, new parameter for urban planning of the 21st century, a catalyst for a new city morphology, a major paradigm shift similar to the impact the automobile had o...</p> Washington Park Stories snatraj 2015-02-19T13:35:15-05:00 >2015-02-19T13:36:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="734" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You are invited to a free public reception on<br>Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the<br>City Hall Rotuda, 200 E. Wells Street,<br>Milwaukee, WI 53202<br><br>Reception includes interpretative dance recitals from UWM dance students and a roundtable on art and community engagement beginning at 6:45 pm.<br><br>The Washington Park Stories is a collaborative consortium of three upper level art, architecture and dance studios that explore how multidisciplinary art and design practice can engage professionals, academics and local communities. The Washington Park Collaborative students (including UWM dance and architecture and MIAD sculpture students) worked with local residents in order to produce art and design that celebrates memories, perspectives and dreams from the neighborhood.<br><br>The City Hall exhibit is open to the public on weekdays 8:00 am- 4:00 pm February 23- March 6, 2015 just in case you cannot make it!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For more information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Arijit Sen (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)</p> Exhibit: Japan15 snatraj 2015-02-18T12:19:10-05:00 >2015-02-18T12:19:10-05:00 <p>&ldquo;JAPAN 15&rdquo; is curated by <a href="" target="_blank">Matt Jarosz</a>, Senior Lecturer and Director, Historic Preservation Institute, School of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>This exhibition is cosponsored with the Historic Preservation Institute and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance. For more information about this exhibition, contact AUP Gallery Curator <a href="" target="_blank">Kyle Reynolds</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;Japan is a sort of accordion of history, a long compressed concertina where the past is very close to the present&rdquo;<br>Philip Theil</p><p>JAPAN 15 is a collection of drawings, photographs, and essays created by students of the Japan foreign study program at SARUP. The material exhibited represents a cross section of the many techniques used to uncover and understand the essence of this 1000 year old culture. The Historic Preservation Institute at SARUP works with several Japanese Universities to create a curriculum of activities centered on traditional materials and techniques. The challenge presented to the students is to determine what that essence is and ...</p> Exhibition: Studies of La Habana and Other Caribbean Cities jp88 2015-02-16T16:15:17-05:00 >2015-02-16T16:15:52-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Exhibition: Studies of La Habana and Other Caribbean Cities</strong></p><p>&mdash; Experience a beautiful collection of large-scale Caribbean town plans, developed while Rafael Fornes taught at the University of Miami School of Architecture.</p><p>The compositional layouts draw from historic sources, including the Vatican Museum&rsquo;s Gallery of Maps, pre-WWII&nbsp;American town plans and Giambatista Nolli&rsquo;s legendary 18th century plan of Rome. Local and ecological references are also highlighted on the maps, as elements of folklore and geography are woven into the compositions, providing a more complete and colorful understanding of the cultural identity of each town or city.</p><p><strong>FEBRUARY&nbsp;16 &ndash; 27, 2015</strong><br>8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday<br>University of Miami School of Architecture<br><a href="" target="_blank">Korach Gallery, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center</a></p><p><strong>Opening Reception,&nbsp;FEBRUARY&nbsp;16, 2015</strong><br>5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</p><p>Rafael Forn&eacute;s is a Cuban-American architect and artist with architecture degrees from the Instituto Superior Polit&eacute;cnico Jos&eacute; Antonio...</p> Friday Lecture: LeCorbusier, The Forefather of Hip Hop snatraj 2015-02-13T17:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-13T17:58:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Ford&rsquo;s lecture focuses on the subconscious contributions of famed architects and urban planners to the environments which necessitated the birth of hip hop culture. This lecture will culminate with urban culture&rsquo;s influence on the architectural profession through three interconnected realms: academic research, professional practice and media, ultimately introducing a new architectural style, one inspired by hip hop culture.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Bio:</strong> Bio: Michael Ford is a designer, born and raised in the city of Detroit. Ford received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), where he completed his graduate thesis titled &ldquo;Hip Hop Inspired Architecture and Design.&rdquo; He has worked as a designer at Hamilton Anderson Associates located in Detroit, Mich. and as an adjunct professor at his alma matter. Ford has also worked as a designer at Flad Architects located in Madison, Wisconsin.</p><p>Ford has spent the past decade working to blur the lines between professional pract...</p> Designing People CED_summer_institute 2015-02-12T14:59:50-05:00 >2015-02-12T14:59:50-05:00 <p>LOCATION:</p><p>Environmental Design Library (210 Wurster Hall)</p><p>Library information, hours, and directions:<br>(510) 642-4818<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION:</p><p>The figures that inhabit architectural and landscape renderings are not the actual focus of the drawings. Homeowners, children, pets, shoppers, and condo-dwellers are included to convey the scale and functionality of a proposed design. They humanize and create an emotional appeal in what might otherwise appear to be sterile environments and allow the client to imagine how a space will be used. From the watercolor Victorian to the scalie hipster, this exhibit features more than a century of designers&rsquo; representations of people from the Environmental Design Archives.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src=""></p> 2014 Fellows: John K. Branner Traveling Exhibition + Lecture CED_summer_institute 2015-02-12T14:31:32-05:00 >2015-02-12T14:32:00-05:00 <p>Wednesday,&nbsp; February 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 112 Wurster Hall. Prospective applicants for the <a href="" target="_blank">2016 Branner Fellowship</a> are especially encouraged to attend.</p><p>Rudy Letsche, <a href="" target="_blank">The City and the city</a></p><p>&ldquo;The City and the city&rdquo; is a study of the cross-fertilization of an idealized city and an authentic city, observing how spaces that were ideally planned with wind, sun, and transportation in mind have eventually evolved to accommodate the behaviors and conditions of the city. The hybridization of the idealized city and the actual &ldquo;authentic city&rdquo; can be manifested in what Rudy calls &ldquo;transverse itineraries,&rdquo; which are &ldquo;off-street, off-grid pedestrian passages&rdquo; that are capable of creating alternative paths throughout the city when they are connected together. In a time period with informal urbanization, diminishing resources, and environmental instability, Rudy emphasizes the importance of open spaces which he calls the transition of &ldquo;fabrics.&rdquo; This social production of social space is not about...</p> Friday Lecture: “Staying Sober: Johnsen Schmaling snatraj 2015-02-08T22:25:12-05:00 >2015-02-08T22:25:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="174" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling are Visiting Professors in Practice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Principals, <a href="" target="_blank">Johnsen Schmaling Architects</a>, Milwaukee WI. For more information about this speaker&rsquo;s visit, contact Associate Dean for <a href="" target="_blank">External Affairs Gil Snyder</a>.</p><p><strong>Lecture Summary:</strong> In the brave new world of parametrically generated architectural profligacy, the award-winning work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects has received critical acclaim for its quiet simplicity, formal discipline, and conceptual rigor. Johnsen Schmaling&rsquo;s projects are informed by a poetic reading of site and terrain that rejects literal mimesis as much as modernism&rsquo;s preoccupation with self-referential objects; instead, an intense dissection of context and cultural memory translates into an abstract palette of articulate architectural operations and a deliberately sober design vocabulary &ndash; a calm, precise, and sustainable architecture whose aesthetic restraint defies the profession&rsquo;s current obsession wit...</p> Building Discourse Faculty Exhibition iche 2015-02-06T11:51:14-05:00 >2015-02-06T11:51:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Building Discourse&nbsp;</em>is a collection of nearly fifty faculty members&rsquo; research and design projects. The projects collected represent the recent work of faculty in all five discipline groups: Architectural Design; Art, Culture and Technology; History, Theory and Criticism; Building Technology; and Computation. The exhibition reveals the rich, multifarious, and heterogeneous research interests and works of the faculty through an equally&nbsp;varied collection of artifacts including books, pamphlets, models, objects, drawings, diagrams, and photographs.&nbsp;<em>Building Discourse&nbsp;</em>exhibits one project by each faculty member, bringing into view the full spectrum of research that frames the discursive space at MIT Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Wolk Gallery<br>7-338<br>On view from February 5th - April 17th, 2015</p><p>Curatorial Team: William O&rsquo;Brien Jr., Associate Professor; John David Todd, Designer, WOJR: Organization for Architecture; Irina Chernyakova, Publications and Exhibitions&nbsp;</p><p>Fabrication and Installation: rukamathu.smith wi...</p> WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI LECTURE TONIGHT 2/3/2015 DREXEL ARCHITECTURE 2015-02-03T10:23:20-05:00 >2015-02-03T10:23:20-05:00 <p>Mandell Theatre, 32nd &amp; Chestnut Streets, 6:30PM</p>