Archinect - School Events 2015-10-07T13:35:53-04:00 A.UD FALL GRAD OPEN HOUSE carolineblackburn 2015-10-05T18:46:27-04:00 >2015-10-05T18:47:22-04:00 <p><strong>Fall Grad Open House</strong></p><p><strong>Monday, October 26, 2015 | 10am - 5pm</strong></p><p>You&rsquo;re invited to join us to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered at A.UD, meet faculty and students, participate in a portfolio workshop, and learn more about our curriculum.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>UCLA A.UD Offers Five Graduate Degree Programs:</strong></p><ul><li>Masters of Architecture I (M.Arch.I)</li><li>Concurrent Degree Program in&nbsp;Architecture&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Urban Design, and Urban&nbsp;Planning (M.Arch.I/M.U.R.P.)&nbsp;</li><li>Masters of Architecture II / SUPRASTUDIO (M.Arch.II)</li><li>Master of Arts in Architecture (M.A.)&nbsp;</li><li>Ph.D in Architecture (Ph.D)</li></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank">Click here to download the flyer.</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">RSVP by October 23 here</a></p><p><br><strong><em>Open House Schedule</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Advancing Design Through Technology, Culture, and Practice</em></strong></p><p>10:00 am &ndash; 10:35 am: Welcome with Hitoshi Abe</p><p>10:35 am &ndash; 11:00 am: M.Arch.I Program&nbsp;</p><p>11:00 am &ndash; 11:15 am: M.Arch.II Program with Greg Lynn</p><p>11:15 am &ndash; 11:30 am: M.A./Ph.D &nbsp;Program</p><p>11:30 am &ndash; 11:45 pm: Admissions Questions</p><p>11:45 pm &ndash;&nbsp;12:00 pm: Funding and Scholarships</p><p>12:00 pm&nbsp;&ndash; 12:15 pm: Career Opportunities</p><p>12:15 pm &nbsp;&ndash; &nbsp;1:...</p> A.UD EXHIBITION: ROBOTIC CARTOGRAPHY - SCALE UP! carolineblackburn 2015-10-05T18:42:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T19:05:00-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>EXHIBITION</strong></p><p><strong>ROBOTIC CARTOGRAPHY - SCALE UP!&#8232;</strong></p><p><strong>September 25 &ndash; December 18, 2015</strong></p><p>Opening reception: Friday, September 25, 2014 | 6pm &ndash; 8pm</p><p>The SUPRASTUDIO Summer Session exhibition showcases fourteen projects of the 2015-16 &nbsp;M.Arch II incoming students. The Technology Seminar - <em>Robotic Cartography</em> and the Studio - <em>SCALE UP!,</em> lead by Julia Koerner, investigate emergent technologies including 3D scanning, robotic video capturing and digital analysis of natural arte\ifacts on a micro and macro scale. Both literal and phenomenal investigation into natural systems and structures are part of the linked inductive courses. An exploration into various design mediums, biomimicry research and design morphologies are shown in the exhibition in form of additive manufactured morphologies and CNC fabricated scaled up topologies. Animations and videos showcase ideas for architectural and urban applications; a small-scale pavilion and a large-scale urban metabolism within an ideal city. UCLA A.UD&rsquo;s 2015-16 ...</p> A.UD LECTURE: WONNE ICKX, ANDREW KOVACS, JIMENEZ LAI, MOHAMED SHARIF carolineblackburn 2015-10-05T18:34:41-04:00 >2015-10-05T18:39:28-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Monday, November 30, 2015&#8232;</strong></p><p>Decafe, Perloff Hall</p><p><strong>Wonne Ickx</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><strong>Andrew Kovacs</strong>, Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><strong>Jimenez Lai</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><strong>Mohamed Sharif</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</p><p>Introduction and conversation with Roger Sherman</p><p>50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture</p><p>During its 50-year history, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has been an innovator in identifying what architects are taught.&nbsp; From the invention of 3D computer programs; to the integration of sustainability in a design curriculum; to the incorporation of large scale CNC robotics in a school of architecture in the world; the Department has critically defined the topics, curriculum, and knowledge necessary to keep its graduates relevant in a changing world.&nbsp; During 2015-16 we will celebrate our 50th&nbsp;year by honoring the Department&rsquo;s faculty and their many innovations and accomplishments wit...</p> A.UD LECTURE: CRAIG HODGETTS carolineblackburn 2015-10-05T18:28:42-04:00 >2015-10-05T18:30:26-04:00 <p><strong>Monday, November 16, 2016</strong></p><p>Decafe, Perloff Hall</p><p><strong>Craig Hodgetts</strong></p><p>FAIA, Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Principal, Hodgetts+Fung, Los Angeles</p><p>Introduction and conversation with A.UD Professor Dana Cuff</p><p>Craig Hodgetts,&nbsp; a member of the faculty since 1972, worked for Sir James Stirling and formed StudioWorks before opening a firm with his partner, Hsinming Fung, in 1984. Known for his innovative work in such projects as the UCLA Towell Library (1982),&nbsp; Cal Arts' Wild Beast (2011) and UCLA's Hyperloop SUPRASTUDIO (2014-15)Craig is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and story-telling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and evolving lifestyles. Hodgett's will lead a SUPRASTUDIO at the IDEAS campus in 2015-16.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Craig Hodgetts&rsquo; 1978 vision for the cult novel &ldquo;Ecotopia&rdquo;, Drawing by Craig Hodgetts</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Hodgetts + Fung, Chapel of the Martyrs, 2015 &ndash; Joe Fletcher Photography</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>50 Years of Advancing ...</p> LSU School of Architecture Graduate Open House Yi Tao 2015-10-02T08:45:13-04:00 >2015-10-02T08:45:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Come join us for the LSU School of Architecture Graduate Open House, October 19th. Detailed schedule to follow. Please RSVP by October 5th to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> A.UD LECTURE: THOM MAYNE carolineblackburn 2015-09-29T19:46:22-04:00 >2015-10-05T18:05:15-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Morphosis, Emerson College, Los Angeles, 2014. Photo: Jasmine Park</em></p><p><strong>Monday, October 26, 2015<br>5:45pm Reception/ 6:30pm Lecture</strong><br>Decafe, Perloff Hall<br><em><strong>Richard Weinstein Lecture</strong></em><br><strong>Thom Mayne&nbsp;</strong><br>Distinguished Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Director, Now Institute; Design Director, Morphosis, Los Angeles and New York<br><br>Introduction by Richard Weinstein and conversation with Kevin Daly<br>Lecture title: ?'s (4x10+)</p><p>Mr. Mayne will discuss Morphosis&rsquo; evolution and development over 40+ years of practice.&nbsp;</p><p>Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design. &nbsp;As Design Director and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm. With permanent offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the firm currently employs over 50 architects and designers.<br><br>Mayne&rsquo;s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). &nbsp;He was appointed to the President&rsquo;s Committee on th...</p> A.UD LECTURE: JUNYA ISHIGAMI carolineblackburn 2015-09-29T19:32:19-04:00 >2015-10-05T18:05:49-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><strong>Monday, Octo</strong><strong>ber 19, 2015<br>5:45pm Reception / 6:30pm Lecture</strong><br>Perloff Hall, Decafe<br><strong>Junya Ishigami</strong><br>Principal, Junya Ishigami Architects, Tokyo</p><p><em>My Work</em></p><p>Junya.ishigami+associates was founded in 2004 in Tokyo by Junya Ishigami. Recipient of the 2009 Architectural Institute of Japan Prize, Junya Ishigami is a dynamic architect, active both in Japan and abroad and one of the most eagerly watched at present. He exhibited in the Japanese Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, and was further awarded the Golden Lion for Best Project in the group show at Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010. It is Ishigami's belief that, "Architecture is one of the tools available for opening up worlds we have not yet discovered.&rdquo; His practice reflects his quest to find new potentials for architecture through freedom of ideas not confined to existing thinking.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, Kanagawa, Japan&#8232;.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>House with Plants, Japan (2012)&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The IDEAS Lecture Series will be back in Winter a...</p> A.UD 2015-2016 LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT carolineblackburn 2015-09-29T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-10-01T12:47:02-04:00 <p><strong>A.UD 2015-16 LECTURE SERIES</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Monday, October 19, 2015</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami</a><br>Principal, Junya Ishigami Architects, Tokyo</p><p><strong>Richard Weinstein Lecture<br>Monday, October 26, 2015<br><a href="" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a></strong><br>Distinguished Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Director, Now Institute; Design Director, Morphosis, Los Angeles and New York<br>Introduction by GSUP Former Dean Richard Weinstein and dialogue with A.UD Lecturer Kevin Daly</p><p><strong>Monday, November 16, 2015<br><a href="" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a></strong><br>Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Principal, Hodgetts+Fung, Los Angeles<br>Introduction and dialogue with A.UD Professor Dana Cuff</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, November 30, 2015</strong></a><br><strong>Wonne Ickx</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design<br><strong>Andrew Kovacs</strong>, Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design<br><strong>Jimenez Lai</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design<br><strong>Mohamed Sharif</strong>, Lecturer, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design<br>Introduction and dialogue with A.UD Adjunct Professor Roger Sherman</p><p><strong>Monday, January 25, 2016<br>Michael Osman</strong><br>Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture a...</p> Lecture: Masterworks: An Addition to FLW’s Unitarian Church, Madison snatraj 2015-09-22T15:06:25-04:00 >2015-09-22T15:06:25-04:00 <p>Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the DLS/Design Lab SARUP</p><p>at the John David Mooney Foundation, 114 West Kinzie Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60654</p><p>with a live stream to AUP 170</p><p>Presentation at the DLS/Design Lab SARUP at the John David Mooney Foundation, by Tom Kubala, Principal Architect/Co-Founder, The Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, Wisconsin.&nbsp;</p><p>Reception at 7:00 PM. For more information about this speaker&rsquo;s visit, contact Historic Preservation Institute Director Matthew Jarosz.</p><p>[<a href="" target="_blank"></a>]</p><p>Bio: As a principal of The Kubala Washatko Architects, Mr. Kubala oversees projects from first schematics through final drawings. He is involved in every aspect of the practice and has directed many of the Kubala Washatko&rsquo;s award-winning projects and research endeavors. He has served as principal-in-charge for a wide range of building and planning projects, and is skilled in both architectural design and in the execution of construction documents. His completed projects exhi...</p> Lecture: Experiments in the Field. snatraj 2015-09-22T15:02:41-04:00 >2015-09-22T15:02:41-04:00 <p>4:30 PM in AUP 170</p><p>&ldquo;Experiments in the field&rdquo; presentation by Ross Altheimer, Principal and Co-Founder, TEN x TEN, Minneapolis, Minnesota.&nbsp; For more information about this speaker&rsquo;s visit, contact Associate Dean Gil Snyder (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)</p><p>Bio: Ross Altheimer is a principal and cofounder of TEN x TEN, a transdisciplinary landscape architecture practice located in Minneapolis.&nbsp; His work has won awards and recognition from ASLA National, ASLA Minnesota, GSA Design Awards and the Graham Foundation.&nbsp; He is a registered Landscape Architect and adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota&rsquo;s College of Design where he was the 2014-2015 Cleveland Fellow.&nbsp; Ross has a BSAS from UW-Milwaukee and a Masters in Architecture + Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia where he studied subterranean Paris as the Nix Fellow. He was the 2012-2013 Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.</p><p>Lecture Summary: Landscape architecture is an investigation, an experim...</p> Seminar: Urban Edge Redux snatraj 2015-09-22T14:58:49-04:00 >2015-09-22T14:58:49-04:00 <p>1:00-5:30 PM in AUP 110</p><p>&nbsp;The Urban Edge Redux seminar focuses broadly on how the edges (or liminalities) of urbanities (cities, places, urban regions and networks) may be addressed, defined, described, made and un-made, not necessarily as physical demarcations or design propositions, but also as 'thick' socio-cultural, economic, historical, methodological and political constructs in space and time. We aim to facilitate a rich cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary dialogue via master interlocutors from several fields of knowledge, building upon some engaging urban strategies proposed by SARUP students at Chandigarh (India) in Spring 2015. The Urban Edge Redux Seminar is part of a series of events supported by SARUP's prestigious Urban Edge Award 2015.</p><p>For more information please contact Assoc. Prof. Manu Sobti (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)</p> Lecture: Saving America’s Most Important Iron Building snatraj 2015-09-22T14:51:07-04:00 >2015-09-22T14:51:07-04:00 <p>This lecture and reception will be held at the John David Mooney Foundation, 114 West Kinzie Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60654</p><p>Presentation by Mark Demsky, Architect &amp; Designer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.</p><p>This lecture is co-sponsored with Dental Associates,&nbsp; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information about this speaker&rsquo;s visit, contact Historic Preservation Institute Director Matthew Jarosz. (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)</p> Lecture: Urban Waterfronts snatraj 2015-09-22T14:40:42-04:00 >2015-09-22T14:40:42-04:00 <p>&ldquo;Urban Waterfronts&rdquo; presentation by James Roche, Partner, DTAH, Toronto, Ontario. &nbsp;</p><p>Lecture Summary: This public lecture follows on the conclusion of the City of Milwaukee&rsquo;s international design charrette for the design of the proposed Harbor Walk along the western bank of Milwaukee&rsquo;s Inner Harbor.&nbsp; DTAH was selected as one of the three international teams participating in the charrette.</p><p>Bio: James is a landscape architect with over 20 years experience on the design of the public realm spaces for firms in both the United States and Canada. He joined DTAH in 2015 as a partner. His experience encompasses all aspects of public landscape architecture including the design of urban parks, plazas, waterfronts, campus master plans, brownfield developments, streetscapes and transportation-related urban design. His extensive project management work, prior to joining DTAH, includes the direction of design and construction for several award-winning projects in Toronto, in particular Canada&rsquo;s Suga...</p> Lecture: The Geometry of Faith: a Stereotomic Reconstruction of Sainte-Anne-la-Royale in Paris snatraj 2015-09-22T14:36:01-04:00 >2015-09-22T14:51:38-04:00 <p>Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the DLS/Design Lab SARUP<br>at the John David Mooney Foundation, 114 West Kinzie Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60654<br>with a live stream to AUP 170</p><p>Lecture Summary: Planned during the XVIIth century by the Italian architect Guarino Guarini, the church of Sainte-Anne-la-Royale was supposed to be built in Paris to honor the French Queen Anne of Austria. In an unfortunate twist of fate the church was only partially realized and later destroyed. Present history's only memory comes in three engravings by Guarino Guarini himself: a plan, a transversal section, and the main elevation. An example of Italian Baroque Architecture, the building shines for its intriguing plan and complex system of vaults. Its execution was supposed to be realized according to the refined techniques of French stereotomy. Faithful to its original inspiration, Sainte-Anne is here rebuilt using a rational geometric system that links each element in the composition by projections a...</p> Lecture: Invisibility in the Information Age snatraj 2015-09-22T14:23:14-04:00 >2015-09-22T14:23:14-04:00 <p>4:30 PM in AUP 170.<br>Lecture Summary: Within recent years the widespread collection and interconnectivity of data from cities, domestic spaces and bodies has significantly affected design culture and discourse. To address the growing concerns among individuals and institutions need for increased privacy, anonymity and security within the information age, an evolving body of social and technical knowledge has emerged.</p><p>Exploring the conceptual possibilities of invisibility in an era when data moves faster than the speed of human perception, the lecture offers designers an opportunity to reconsider architectures intrinsic spatio-political agency through the camouflage tactics of concealment, diversion and deception.</p><p>&nbsp;<br>Bio: Antonio Furgiuele is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture &amp; Urban Planning and former 2014-15 SARUP Research Fellow &amp; Distinguished Invited Critic. His research investigates the histories and theories of information -...</p> Lecture: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph snatraj 2015-09-18T16:35:36-04:00 >2015-09-18T16:35:36-04:00 <p>&ldquo;The Architecture of Paul Rudolph&rdquo; presentation by Timothy Rohan, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.</p><p>Lecture Summary: Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (1918&ndash;1997) shaped both late modernist architecture and a generation of architects while chairing Yale&rsquo;s department of architecture from 1958 to 1965. Based on extensive archival research and unpublished materials, Author Timothy M. Rohan unearths the ideas that informed Rudolph&rsquo;s architecture, from his Florida beach houses of the 1940s to his concrete buildings of the 1960s to his lesser-known East Asian skyscrapers of the 1990s. Situating Rudolph within the architectural discourse of his day, Rohan shows how Rudolph countered the perceived monotony of mid-century modernism with a dramatically expressive architecture for postwar America, exemplified by his Yale Art and Architecture Building of 1963, famously clad in corrugated concrete. The fascina...</p> Lecture: Jože Plečnik: A Modern Classicist. snatraj 2015-09-16T16:49:38-04:00 >2015-09-16T16:49:38-04:00 <p>&ldquo;Jo&#382;e Ple&#269;nik: A Modern Classicist&rdquo; presentation by Peter Kre&#269;i&#269;, Ph.D., professor, Faculty of Humanistic Sciences, University of Koper, Slovenia.</p><p>Lecture Summary: The Slovenian architect Jo&#382;e Plec&#780;nik (1872-1957) had a huge impact on the modern identity of Slovenia&rsquo;s capital, Ljubljana. A student and later colleague of Viennese architect Otto Wagner, Plec&#780;nik&rsquo;s unique designs are associated with the Vienna Succession/Art Nouveau style. Krec&#780;ic&#780; is an expert and author on the work of Plec&#780;nik. His talk will feature images of Plec&#780;nik&rsquo;s work in Prague, Vienna and Slovenia.</p><p>Bio: Born in 1947 in Ljubljana, Peter Kre&#269;i&#269; is a Slovenian art historian and critic.&nbsp; Since 1973, he has been the curator in the Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and served as the director of the Museum since 1978. He was a guest teacher at the Department of Landscape Architecture of Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana from 1988 to 1998 and since 1998, has been a guest teacher at the Faculty of Architecture and Facult...</p> Lecture by Sebastiaan Kaal, Mecanoo snatraj 2015-09-16T16:36:05-04:00 >2015-09-16T16:37:14-04:00 <p>&ldquo;Recent Work of Mecanoo&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>presentation by Sebastiaan Kaal, Associate Architect, Mecanoo, Delft, Netherlands.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Lecture Summary:</p><p>Architecture isn&rsquo;t always about constructing a new statement but sometimes reinterpreting the statement of something that is already there.&rdquo;</p><p>Bio:&nbsp;</p><p>Sebastiaan has a vast amount of expertise in the field of housing, building reuse and the design of exhibition facilities. As an architect he was involved in the design of: Villa 4.0, Naarden; Housing Funenpark, Amsterdam and the Contemporary Realism Department in Assen. Sebastiaan&rsquo;s projects lie firmly in the intersection between architecture and the interior, respecting the presence of one condition whilst solving the other. Sebastiaan graduated in 1996 from the Technical University of Delft. He now teaches at TU Delft on a regular basis and has been involved in several research projects on housing. Sebastiaan joined Mecanoo in 2013 after working for 15 years at Dick van Gameren Architects. He became an associate ar...</p> Tatiana Bilbao, Fall 2015 Architecture Lecture Series JM12 2015-09-14T15:16:29-04:00 >2015-09-14T15:24:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall 2015</p><p>School of Architecture Lecture Series</p><p>Tatiana Bilbao</p><p>Principal, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio</p><p>Mexico City, Mexico</p><p>Wednesday, September 30</p><p>5:30pm</p><p>1100 Architecture+Design Studios</p><p>845 West Harrison Street, Chicago</p><p>The work of Tatiana Bilbao&nbsp;tries to understand, through the multicultural and multidisciplinary office she&nbsp;has, the place that surround us to translate&nbsp;its rigid codes into architecture&nbsp;trying to regenerate spaces to humanize them as a reaction to global&nbsp;capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and&nbsp;economic development.&nbsp;Her work includes a Botanical&nbsp;Garden, a master plan and open chapel for a Pilgrimage Route, a&nbsp;Biotechnological Center for a Tech Institution, a&nbsp;house that is built with&nbsp;5,000 USD, and a Funeral Home.</p><p>Tatiana was the recipient of&nbsp;Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in&nbsp;2014 and named as Emerging Voice by&nbsp;the Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her&nbsp;work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France,&nbsp;The...</p> The Rationality of Parametricism - Lecture by Patrik Schumacher @ UMSoA Joachim Perez 2015-08-26T15:33:20-04:00 >2015-08-26T15:35:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Patrik Schumacher is the first on the list for this year's <em><a href="" target="_blank">UMSoA Currents</a>&nbsp;</em>lecture series held at the University of Miami School of Architecture. &nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank"><em>UMSoA Currents</em></a>&nbsp;is a forum for the diversity of voices and interests in the field. Previous guests have included architects, critics and real estate developers, including those involved in the transformation of Miami into a world-class metropolis. Lectures in the Currents series are regularly scheduled on <strong>Mondays in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 p.m.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Text From Graphic Card:</p><p>The Rationality of Parametricism</p><p>The lecture argues that parametricism is architecture&rsquo;s answer to post-Fordism, the only contemporary style that addresses the challenges and utilizes the opportunities of our computationally empowered civilization. More specifically it is the only style compatible with recent advances in structural and environmental engineering based on advanced computational analytics and optimization techniques. All other styles &ndash; like minimalism and neo-rationa...</p> Walter Benn Michaels, Fall 2015 School of Architecture Lecture Series JM12 2015-08-21T11:47:05-04:00 >2015-08-21T11:47:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walter Benn Michaels (Professor, UIC Department of English)<br>Lecture and Book Launch<br>Monday August 31, 2015<br>5:30pm<br>1100 Architecture + Design Studios</p><p>Please join us for a lecture and reception celebrating the release of Michaels' The Beauty of a Social Problem (UChicago Press, 2015). A limited number of books will be available for purchase following the lecture.</p> Gentrification Lab NYC: 7 Stops on the L-Line ewackerow 2015-07-14T10:57:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T10:55:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Syracuse University School of Architecture will host an opening for the exhibition &ldquo;Gentrification Lab: 7 Stops on the L-Line&rdquo; at Van Alen Institute at 30 W. 22nd St. on July 31st. The work presented is from Gentrification Lab NYC, a multi-year design and research studio taught by Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman of the Rotterdam-New York City based architectural firm ZUS. The opening and discussion, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Friday. The exhibition continues through Saturday, August 1 from 11am to 4pm.</p><p>Driven by global economic, social and political transformations, gentrification is a ubiquitous urban condition that is responsible for some of the most vibrant and successful and simultaneously some of the most inequitable places in the city. What role can and should architecture play in gentrification? Or has architecture merely become a service provided by developers?</p><p>Gentrification Lab is a multi-year design and research studio that...</p> RUMBLE 2015 carolineblackburn 2015-06-08T18:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T18:57:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty, and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 240 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015</strong><br><strong>PERLOFF HALL&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><strong>1PM - 3PM:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>REVIEW </strong><br>Erin Besler: <em>Moving Constraint </em>| Room B309</p><p><strong>4PM - 6PM</strong>: <strong>SYMPOSIUM</strong><br>&nbsp;Influences and References&nbsp;| Room 1102 | Organized by Professor Neil Denari</p><p>Description: Inspired by Experimental Jetset&rsquo;s presentation of Influences, A-Z during their January 26th lecture, the<em> Influences and References</em> symposium aims to examine the ways in which specific people and their works affect our own thinking and productio...</p> INTERSECTIONS 2015 svaidya 2015-05-27T23:33:23-04:00 >2015-05-27T23:33:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong></p><p><strong>7.75 CONT ED CREDITS (HSW)</strong></p><p><strong>**NETWORKING**</strong></p><p><strong>FRIDAY MAY 29TH 9-6PM</strong></p> Spring 2015 Final Reviews iche 2015-05-11T12:01:25-04:00 >2015-05-11T12:01:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Thesis Reviews are on May 15, 2015, from 9 AM to 7 PM.<br>Read the thesis abstracts over on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">MIT Architecture's Issuu page.</a></p> [UPCOMING LECTURE] ACHIM MENGES: Computational Material Culture Emily Klein 2015-04-26T11:09:20-04:00 >2015-04-26T11:10:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mon April 27th, 6:00 pm @ EMPAC Concert Hall</p><p><strong>ACHIM MENGES: "Computational Material Culture"</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>ACHIM MENGES</strong>&nbsp;is a a registered architect in Frankfurt, Germany and a professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he is the founding director of the Institute for Computational Design since 2008. Additionally, Menges is a Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design since 2008.</p><p>Achim Menges' practice and research focuses on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering, and computer-aided manufacturing that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment. His work is based on an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with structural engineers, computer scientists, material scientists, and biologists. Menges has published several books on his work and related fields of design research, and he is the author and co-author of numerous articles and scientific pa...</p> Design District to host University of Miami School of Architecture's Final Reviews Joachim Perez 2015-04-24T19:33:31-04:00 >2015-04-24T19:34:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">The University of Miami School of Architecture</a> will be going off campus for their end of year presentations. &nbsp;Upper Level Studios as well as Graduate Thesis Presentations will take place in Miami's Design District at the Garden Building. &nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Final reviews are the culmination of the entire semester, a chance for students to really show off their work,&rdquo; said Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury. &ldquo;I wanted to move the reviews off campus this semester in order to celebrate that work with the community and open the reviews up to a wider audience. Thanks to the generosity of Craig Robbins and the <a href="" target="_blank">Miami Design District</a>, we are able to do that in a beautiful space.&rdquo;</p><p>Although the core level student reviews are on campus, the entire School is invited to the awards ceremony and reception that will take place at the Garden Building at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, after all of the final reviews are completed.</p><p>&ldquo;This year&rsquo;s final reviews will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the entire School to gather as...</p> Revisiting CASE: The Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment, 1964-74 iche 2015-04-23T12:23:26-04:00 >2015-04-23T12:23:26-04:00 <p>Participants: CASE members&nbsp;Stanford Anderson, Anthony (Tony) Eardley,&nbsp;Peter Eisenman,&nbsp;Kenneth Frampton,&nbsp;Robert Kliment,&nbsp;Donlyn Lyndon,&nbsp;Michael McKinnell,&nbsp;Richard Meier,&nbsp;Henry (Hank) Millon, and Thomas (Tim) Vreeland, plus&nbsp;Robert Goodman,&nbsp;K.&nbsp;Michael Hays,&nbsp;Sylvia Lavin,&nbsp;Reinhold Martin,&nbsp;Joan Ockman,&nbsp;Felicity Scott,&nbsp;Anthony Vidler, and faculty and students from the&nbsp;History,&nbsp;Theory, and Criticism of Architecture&nbsp;and Art program at MIT.</p><p><br>In 1964, a group of young architects got together to form CASE, the Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment. Instigated by a&nbsp;young, recent doctorate from the University of Cambridge, Peter Eisenman, the group contained a swath of architectural intellects then newly&nbsp;stepping into American universities, many of whom would become formative institutional and intellectual forces in their own right: Kenneth&nbsp;Frampton, Michael Graves, Richard Meier, John Hejduk, Stanford Anderson, Hank Millon, and the older, redoubtable Colin Rowe. Their&nbsp;discussi...</p> The Making of the Collier Memorial iche 2015-04-23T12:21:28-04:00 >2015-04-23T12:21:45-04:00 <p>On April 29, 2015, MIT will dedicate the Collier Memorial to honor the life of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. A lecture on 'the making of the collier&nbsp;memorial' will be made in advance of the public opening on April 27th. Over the last year, a team of faculty, students, and professionals&nbsp;collaborated on the design, engineering, and construction of the memorial. The Collier Memorial, designed by Professor Meejin Yoon and&nbsp;engineered in collaboration with Professor John Ochsendorf, is built from thirty-two solid granite blocks to form a five-way asymmetrical vault,&nbsp;achieving stability and strength through unity and the interaction of each part. The memorial symbolizes strength through community and&nbsp;combines historic stone setting techniques with contemporary robotic fabrication technologies. Please join us for a detailed journey through the&nbsp;design, engineering, creation, and construction of the memorial in advance of the public dedication.<br><br>April 27, 2015,&nbsp;6:00 PM<br>Room 10-250 / MIT<br>&nbsp;</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p>... Active Matter Summit iche 2015-04-23T12:20:02-04:00 >2015-04-23T12:20:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In recent decades, developments in software and hardware technologies have created dramatic shifts in design, manufacturing and research.&nbsp;Software technologies have facilitated automated process and new solutions for complex problems. Computation has also become a platform for&nbsp;creativity through generative art and design. New hardware platforms and digital fabrication technologies have similarly transformed&nbsp;manufacturing, offering more efficient production and mass customization. Such advances have helped catalyzed the maker-movement,&nbsp;democratizing design and maker culture. This influx of new capabilities to design, compute and fabricate like never before, has sparked a&nbsp;renewed interest in material performance.&nbsp;This conference is about the emerging field of active matter and programmable materials that bridges&nbsp;the worlds of art, science, engineering and design, demonstrating new perspectives for computation, transformation and dynamic material&nbsp;applications.</p><p><br>How does this shift influe...</p>