Archinect - Taubman College 2014-12-18T18:57:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/114888184/taubman-college-students-earn-awards-at-the-um-uli-real-estate-forum Taubman College students earn awards at the UM/ULI Real Estate Forum kbretzius 2014-11-30T15:07:15-05:00 >2014-12-01T21:23:11-05:00 <p>Urban Planning and Architecture&nbsp;students competed for a range of awards at the 28th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum held November 19, 2014 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.&nbsp;The Jeff Blau Essay Competition awarded five,&nbsp;$1,000 scholarships for graduate students who submitted essays&nbsp;adressing Detroit's development and&nbsp;how real estate professionals might get involved and work to advance the&nbsp;the city&rsquo;s growth. The Jeff Blau Essay Competition was&nbsp;won by&nbsp;<strong>Diego Horna Munoz</strong>, (M.S./M.U.P. at the School of Natural Resources);&nbsp;<strong>Samantha Farr<strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong><strong>(</strong>M.U.P.);&nbsp;<strong>Adam Kokenakes&nbsp;</strong>(M.U.P.);&nbsp;<strong>Brian Rassel</strong>&nbsp;(M.B.A.); and&nbsp;<strong>Kevin Swanson&nbsp;</strong><strong>(M</strong><strong>.</strong>Arch).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9p067qx2s7tqiuq.jpg"></p><p>Another event, the fourth annual Urban Restoration Case Competition, was&nbsp;based on an actual Brownfield in downtown Detroit sourced from a developer/advocacy group. This location is being prepared for redevelopment within the next two years and has the support of the developer/advocacy group. The objective is to create a business case for your selected redevelopment scena...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/114590744/taubman-college-spring-travel-course-experience-europe-2014 Taubman College Spring Travel Course Experience: Europe, 2014 dtran125 2014-11-26T18:22:02-05:00 >2014-12-01T21:30:39-05:00 <p><strong>The Taubman College&nbsp;<a href="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/students/travel-abroad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring Travel Course</a>&nbsp;Experience is an interview series with students who have participated in the course and want to share their experiences with other students.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe7pwf7dvpul77r6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdth5km1yiywf82l.jpg"></p><p>There are many European travel courses offered at Taubman College, but not many that covered 17 different cities.<em> The Path of Kahn</em> travel course was significant because it looked European architecture as well as American architecture. The &nbsp;trajectory of the trip was interested in understanding how the industrial architecture of Albert Kahn in Detroit influenced modern architecture in Europe. The students were able to juxtapose the cultural and historical context between the buildings they visit abroad, as well as some of the ones closer to home right in Detroit. Their collective research and experiences can be found at <a href="http://www.pathofkahn.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PathofKahn.com</a>. &nbsp;This course was led by Claire Zimmerman.</p><p>Claire Zimmerman is an Associate Professor of History of Art and the Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Architecture at the Taubman ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/114589139/taubman-college-spring-travel-course-experience-nordic-countries-2014 Taubman College Spring Travel Course Experience: Nordic Countries, 2014 dtran125 2014-11-26T18:00:42-05:00 >2014-12-01T11:13:36-05:00 <p><strong>The Taubman College&nbsp;<a href="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/students/travel-abroad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring Travel Course</a>&nbsp;Experience is an interview series with students who have participated in the course and want to share their experiences with other students.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1k5i023u6ghnhpx1.jpg"></p><p>Light in architecture has always been a captivating and necessary endeavor in architectural investigation. &nbsp;The extreme changes in the seasons and daylight in the Nordic countries, such as Finland and Norway, have led to some of the most unique and intriguing architecture dealing with natural lighting. The use of light smooth surfaces help counterbalance the long winters, while great efforts were put into the architecture to heighten natural lighting during the limited summer seasons. The spring travel course to the Nordic Countries with Peter MacKeith closely examined the various details and atmospheric quality that light has on architecture.</p><p>Peter MacKeith is the Dean at UA&rsquo;s Fay Jones School of Architecture.&nbsp; He served as Associate Dean of the Sam Fox School from its inauguration in 2006 until June, 201...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/114185527/taubman-college-spring-travel-course-experience-ecuador-2014 Taubman College Spring Travel Course Experience: Ecuador, 2014 dtran125 2014-11-21T12:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T11:05:36-05:00 <p><strong>The Taubman College <a href="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/students/travel-abroad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring Travel Course</a> Experience is an interview series with students who have participated in the course and want to share their experiences with other students.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cstveyipi55zprf.jpg"></p><p>Located in Northwestern South America, Ecuador is the most bio-diverse country in the world. With travelers visiting the Galapagos Island and the Amazon rain forests while also learning about the rich indigenous history and culture of the country.&nbsp; In the past few years, the Ecuadorean government has been investing heavily in education and the development of education infrastructure. This gives the field of academia an opportunity to further explore and implement research on topics such as Amazonian urbanism and alternative contemporary design strategies in combination with vernacular methodologies.&nbsp; Among these researches, is that of Ana Maria Duran Castilo&rsquo;s. Ana Maria is an Ecuadorian architect, researcher, educator and writer. She co-founded the design firm Estudio A0 in 2002, with her partner Jaskran...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/113577007/master-of-urban-design-online-information-session Master of Urban Design - Online Information Session kbretzius 2014-11-13T14:38:18-05:00 >2014-11-21T10:26:04-05:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/sites/default/files/images/other/mud_headers_infosession5.jpg"></p><p>We&rsquo;ve designed our M.U.D. degree to focus on the OneCity Studio, four consecutive urban design studios focused on a single metropolitan region.</p><p><strong>Our 2015 destination is Detroit. </strong></p><p>By focusing on one metropolitan region for an entire year, students are able to&nbsp; deeply examine every component that makes up the city including; policy, history, culture, real estate, socioeconomics, and much more. Students take multiple trips to the city to work with institutions and&nbsp; with organizations that influence the complementary and competing priorities impacting the city.</p><p><a href="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/admissions/information-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Join us for our online information session</a>&nbsp;taking place next&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, November 20</strong>&nbsp;to learn more. Thank you for your interest in our program and please contact me with any questions.</p><p>Over the past three years, students have studied Brazil, India and Mexico. From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the urban fishing villages of Mumbai, students are exposed to complex problems and are challenged to utilize new skills to address issues thro...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/113573790/master-of-science-in-architecture-online-information-sessions Master of Science in Architecture - Online Information Sessions kbretzius 2014-11-13T13:43:19-05:00 >2014-11-17T22:29:26-05:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/sites/default/files/images/other/MS_All_InfoSessions.jpg"></p><p><strong>What is the Master of Science in Architecture? </strong>As a leader in architecture education, we benchmark trends in the industry and forecast the skills and curricula future architects will need.&nbsp; As a result, we created the Master of Science in Architecture degree - an intense, 3-term (10 month) program which allows for in-depth research and study in the emerging areas of conservation, design and health, digital technologies, and material systems.<br><br>This degree is for B.Arch. or M.Arch. graduates (or equivalent degrees in related fields) interested in pursuing design research careers in education or leadership in expanded architectural practices.</p><p><strong><a href="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/admissions/information-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Join us for our online information sessions</a> taking place November 15 and December 11 to learn more and please forward this on to individuals you feel would be interested.</strong></p><ul><li><strong>The Master of Science in Architecture concentration in Conservation (MS_C) </strong>offers participants an innovative approach to connecting physical, social, and ecological contexts as a mea...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/blog/article/113265273/lecture-sonia-hirt LECTURE: SONIA HIRT kbretzius 2014-11-09T13:39:33-05:00 >2014-11-12T20:20:06-05:00 <p>Sonia Hirt, PH.D '03, M.U.P. '95, will deliver a lecture November 11 at 6:00 pm in the A+A Building Auditorium, entitled "LANDSCAPES OF POSTMODERNITY: CHANGES IN THE BUILT FABRIC OF CENTRAL-EAST EUROPEAN CITIES SINCE THE END OF SOCIALISM."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhsupviloo77g7gj.jpg">Sonia Hirt is a scholar of urban form who studies how cultures and institutions interact with the built environment. Hirt is currently a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, where she also serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. &nbsp;In 2011, while on sabbatical from Virginia Tech, she was Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she taught Urbanism in Europe and served as design critic. Hirt is the Co-editor of the Journal of Planning History and is author of numerous books including her most recent, &ldquo;Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-use Control&rdquo; (Cornell University Press, 2014; in press). Hirt h...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/110786861/research-on-the-city-project-featured-in-dwell Research on the City project featured in Dwell kbretzius 2014-10-08T10:49:38-04:00 >2014-10-14T22:15:36-04:00 <p><strong>Heidi Beebe, Seth Ellis, John Marshall</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Julia McMorrough</strong>&nbsp;led a research team of students and historians in their extensive study into fabrication, the&nbsp;<strong>Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit.</strong>&nbsp;The team was recently<a href="http://www.dwell.com/interviews/article/retooling-manufacturing-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interviewed by Dwell about the project.</a></p><p>The group's work, made possible via Taubman College's Research on the City grant from Alan and Cynthia Berkshire, seeks to create new fabrication possibilities for Detroit by illustrating the city's raw and under-utilized generative potential in an easily digestible form. The study, supported by interviews with 47 Detroit businesses, questions if it is in fact possible to get anything you can imagine made in the Motor City, or if the well-known assertion is incorrect.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp0ubch32sixdrcx.jpg"></p><p>John Marshall, contributor and director of the UM Integrative Design graduate program, discussed the year spent researching the project, describing how &ldquo;a number of businesses we had already spoken to burned down, relocated, and went bust. On the other hand, many of the students that...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/110786057/booth-fellow-opens-new-gallery-exhibition-both-and Booth Fellow opens new gallery exhibition 'Both/And' kbretzius 2014-10-08T10:37:11-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:42:59-04:00 <p>No matter how much one has been taught about a building, nothing compares to the experience of personally visiting a captivating architectural site.&nbsp;<strong>Chris Holzwart (M.Arch.'11)</strong>&nbsp;received such an opportunity thanks to Taubman College's George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship.</p><p>Holzwart won the fellowship in 2013 and set off to Japan for four weeks to explore his interest in architectural detail. The fruits of his experiences and intensive research can be explored in the current exhibition on display in the Taubman College Gallery titled, &ldquo;Both/And: The Study of Details in Japanese Architecture."<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdntyb8u8bh4mxmy.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Both/And&rdquo; runs from October 3rd to November 2nd in the Taubman College Gallery. For more details on his travels abroad as the George G. Booth Fellow, visit his travel blog at:&nbsp;<a title="http://cholzwart-boothfellowship.squarespace.com/" href="http://cholzwart-boothfellowship.squarespace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://cholzwart-boothfellowship.squarespace.com/</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/100690565/video-rob-arch-2014-workshops VIDEO: Rob|Arch 2014 Workshops kbretzius 2014-05-30T08:43:09-04:00 >2014-09-20T00:55:37-04:00 <p>Wonder what took place at Taubman College as part of the 2014 Rob|Arch workshops? Check out this video:</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/99240677/robotic-fabrication-in-architecture-art-and-design-comes-to-the-university-of-michigan Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design Comes to the University of Michigan kbretzius 2014-05-08T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T00:55:47-04:00 <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 the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>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 the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Princeton University, aimed at exposing the advanced capabilities of applied robotic research. Following the workshops, the conference will span two days at t...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94482740/architecture-engages-rare-books-for-new-perspective-and-exhibition-on-the-picturesque Architecture engages rare books for new perspective and exhibition on the picturesque kbretzius 2014-02-27T09:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:43:57-05:00 <p>ANN ARBOR - A new wave of thinking in architectural theory is emerging thanks to a rare collection of books, an exhibition, and the curiosity of Andrew Holder, an assistant professor of architecture at U-M&rsquo;s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>"I guess you can say it is ironic," says Holder as he looks down through a glass case displaying a book. "I teach computer-aided design but I have a passion for the aesthetic qualities of drawing. Nothing compares when defining shadow, tone, depth and dimension to that of pen and ink on paper. It&rsquo;s completely different from that of a computer and as architects we can learn a lot from these drawings.&rdquo;</p><p>Holder is referring to the twenty-one rare books on the picturesque currently on display as part of a Taubman College exhibition titled, In the Garden Grows a Lump: Rare Books on the Picturesque. The exhibition will run until February 28, 2014 in the Taubman College Gallery.</p><p>At a critical time in landscape design, the picturesque init...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/94482739/taubman-college-and-lsa-awarded-1-3-million-mellon-foundation-grant-for-architecture-and-humanities-research Taubman College and LSA awarded $1.3 million Mellon Foundation grant for architecture and humanities research kbretzius 2014-02-27T09:25:32-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:42:47-05:00 <p>The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) have been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a major initiative on the synergies between humanities research and the design of cities.</p><p>The program, "Egalitarianism and the Contemporary Metropolis," will run for four and a half years and include symposia, new lecture and seminar courses, post-graduate research fellowships, public exhibitions and a publication showcasing new research on Mexico City, Detroit and Rio de Janeiro.</p><p>It will engage scholars and designers from architecture and urban design, philosophy, art history, Latin American and American studies, Afroamerican and African studies, history, and urban planning.</p><p><img src="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/images/news_images/2014news_mellon.jpg"></p><p>Coordinators of the interdisciplinary program are Milton S. F. Curry, associate dean of Taubman College and Derek B. Collins, LSA dean of humanities.</p><p>Participating faculty include Elizabeth Anderson, John...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/87442522/fellowships-in-architecture Fellowships in Architecture kbretzius 2013-11-26T11:01:14-05:00 >2013-11-26T11:01:14-05:00 <p> It is that time of year. We look forward to creative types to apply by January 7, 2014!&nbsp; <a href="http://bit.ly/17QFKpu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/images/lecture_series/large/2013_Fellowships.jpg"></a></p>