Archinect - Press Release 2015-04-27T08:20:57-04:00 UT Architecture Professors Win AIA National Housing Award UTCoAD 2015-04-24T12:54:48-04:00 >2015-04-24T12:55:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Four architecture professors from the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Tennessee</a>, Knoxville, helped transform an old rural West Tennessee homestead into a modern family oasis that communicates its owners&rsquo; commitment to sustainable farming practices.</p><p>For their work, they recently received a national housing award in the category of one- and two-family custom residences from the American Institute of Architects. The AIA is the leading organization of professional architects.</p><p>The project&mdash;Old Briar in Lauderdale County&mdash;was one of only 10 projects the AIA recognized across the United States. It is the work of Applied Research, a collaboration between&nbsp;<a title="Brian Ambroziak" href="" target="_blank">Brian Ambroziak</a>,&nbsp;<a title="Tricia Stuth" href="" target="_blank">Tricia Stuth</a>,&nbsp;<a title="Ted Shelton" href="" target="_blank">Ted Shelton</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Katherine Ambroziak" href="" target="_blank">Katherine Ambroziak</a>, professors in the <a href="" target="_blank">UT College of Architecture and Design</a>.</p><p>Old Briar belongs to clients who, after 25 years of working and living in Chicago, returned to the Tennessee community where they grew up to share their agricultural heritage and values of stewardship with their children and grandchildren. ...</p> Lauren Jacobi, Assistant Professor, Wins Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies iche 2015-04-24T10:47:57-04:00 >2015-04-24T10:47:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Lauren Jacobi</a>, Assistant Professor of the History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Department of Architecture at MIT is this year's recipient of The National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies for 2015&ndash;2016.&nbsp; Her Rome Prize project,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">"Across Economic Geographies: Italian Trade Sites outside of the Peninsula, ca. 1250-1550"</a>&nbsp;studies culturally driven concepts of money alongside the actual places where financial trade was conducted by Italian merchants outside of the peninsula&rsquo;s terra firma.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;With an eye turned towards technological shifts in the monetary trade, this project examines sites where Italians established vibrant mercantile colonies during the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries in Bruges, Lyon, Messina, Alexandria, Tunis, and Acre.&nbsp; These cities enable sustained study due to the depth of the archival material concerning the regulation of Italian mercantile operations abroad.&nbsp; I argue that that national iden...</p> Officer Sean Collier Memorial Opens at MIT iche 2015-04-23T12:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:06:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MIT to unveil the Sean Collier Memorial, designed by Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, J. Meejin Yoon. The unprecedented, solid stone five-way arch structure to translate &lsquo;Collier Strong&rsquo; into a permanent memorial for Officer Sean Collier.<br><br>Via&nbsp;H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture, LLP</p><p>Marking the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the permanent memorial to Officer Sean Collier opens at MIT next week. The memorial is built at the intersection of Vassar Street and Main Street on the edge of the MIT campus to mark the site of the shooting. Designed to create an intimate space of reflection, the memorial is a five-point figure with a void carved from its center to create a shallow vaulted structure made of solid stone. As architect J. Meejin Yoon described the memorial: &ldquo;It needed to convey the feeling of absence and loss, so I designed the memorial as a five-walled figure with a void for reflection at its center.&rdquo; The memorial has been described as both a five...</p> Crucial Role of Structural Steel Detailer for Construction Project truecadd 2015-04-23T06:43:13-04:00 >2015-04-23T06:43:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Building structural drafting and detailing</strong></a> is a crucial step involved in the design - fabrication/manufacturing - construction process. Steel detailing is the link that establishes communication between the designer and the fabricator and all the other involved professionals like engineers, contractors and developers.</p><p>Now as steel detailing involves design, specification communication and finally fabrication of several small parts and big parts of a structure, <strong>it is important to maintain 100% accuracy. Defect in even a distinct small part, can cause the entire structure to crumble. A small error or miscalculation, can cause serious time and cost damages.</strong></p><p>There are two types of structural drafting and steel detailing drawings: shop drawings and erection drawings. Other than these two types of detailing drawings, other stages involved in steel detailing include anchor setting plans, connectivity diagrams, shop bolt summary, reinforced steel detailing, bill of materials etc.</p><p>The responsib...</p> SCI-Arc & Habitat LA to Start IVRV House Construction in June sciarcnews 2015-04-22T17:32:25-04:00 >2015-04-25T18:41:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>I</strong>n September 2014, SCI-Arc and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles announced the start of a strategic partnership tackling innovative ways to redevelop neglected properties in LA and design low-income homes that would positively impact their communities.</p><p>During fall, a group of graduate and undergraduate students at SCI-Arc spent their semester in studio coming up with inexpensive and simultaneously inventive design concepts for both a single family home and a duplex. Eight schematic designs presented in mid-term reviews were narrowed down to four, and students regrouped to work on refining the selected proposals with a focus on affordability, home-healthy building materials, and sustainability.</p><p>A jury made of SCI-Arc faculty and industry leaders voted during final reviews in early December and picked the <em>IVRV House</em>&mdash;short for Inverse Reverse House&mdash;as the winning design to be built in summer 2015. What impressed the jury was the IVRV team&rsquo;s creative approach exploring the relat...</p> HCCC Wins NJBIA Good Neighbor Award swise23 2015-04-22T14:44:42-04:00 >2015-04-22T14:44:42-04:00 <p>NK Architects is pleased to announce the selection of Hudson County Community College Library Building as a winner of New Jersey Business &amp; Industry Association&rsquo;s New Good Neighbor Award of 2015. The Award recognizes projects for their economic benefit/job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement.</p><p>The new library and academic building for Hudson County Community College, designed by NK Architects, will be an important addition to the Journal Square campus as well as Jersey City. The new library, on the first two floors of the six-story building, will be over 30,000 square feet, offering students and faculty a modern and progressive center for learning. It is planned to house traditional printed collections as well as e-books and digital multi-media supported by designated computer stations, copy centers, wireless internet service and power supplies for laptops.</p><p>Students will have personal and quiet places to study along with several enclosed work rooms for more collabo...</p> Joel Lamere and Cristina Parreño Alonso among winners of fourth Design Biennial Boston iche 2015-04-21T20:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T09:41:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lecturer<a href="" target="_blank"> Cristina Parre&ntilde;o Alonso</a> and Assistant Professor <a href="" target="_blank">Joel Lamere</a> (with Cynthia Gunadi, GLD Architecture) are among the winners&nbsp;of the fourth <a href="" target="_blank">Design Biennial Boston</a>, organized by the Mayor's <a href="" target="_blank">Office of New Urban Mechanics</a> and the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with <a href="" target="_blank">pinkcomma gallery</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">BSA Space</a>, and the <a href="" target="_blank">Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The other winners include Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group.&nbsp;Mariana Iba&ntilde;ez and Simon Kim of IK Studio and Daniel Iba&ntilde;ez and Rodrigo Rubio of Margen-Lab received honorable mention awards this year for their contributions.<br><br>pinkcomma gallery is run by Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, a PhD Candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art at MIT, and Mark Pasnik.</p><p>&ldquo;Boston has a deep creative talent pool, and these four selections for the 2015 Design Biennial reflect that,&rdquo; said Mayor Walsh. &ldquo;I want Boston to be a municipal arts leader, and putting this type of excit...</p> Landformation Catalogue Zaneta Hong 2015-04-21T17:47:19-04:00 >2015-04-21T17:49:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Landformation Catalogue</a> focuses on revealing generative and operative methods of landform design and construction. Communicating the formative relationships embedded in constructed landforms across scales and geographies, the Landformation Catalogue establishes a morphology of physical definitions and a taxonometric organization of environmental effects. By combining graphic illustrations, simulations, and digitally fabricated artifacts, the research provides conceptual correlations between material processes and landscape design.</p><p>Developed by Zaneta Hong + Michael Leighton Beaman [<a href="" target="_blank">Beta-field</a>], the exhibition will be on display from March 26 - May 15, 2015 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 USA.</p> Thresholds 43: Scandalous! Released iche 2015-04-21T14:24:14-04:00 >2015-04-21T14:27:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="749" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Thresholds 43: Scandalous!</em>, edited by students Ann Lok Lui and Nathan Friedman, was released on April 9, 2015. Thresholds 43 was designed by Azusa Kobayashi and Julia Novitch.&nbsp;<em>Thresholds</em> is the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture, held in over 150 university art &amp; architecture libraries around the world.<br><br><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Pre-order <em>Thresholds 43: Scandalous!</em> here</a>. Issues will ship starting May 1st, 2015.</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>From the editors:</p><p>Gasp! What provokes this reflex that leaves one short of breath? More than just a sudden turn of events, for discourse to move from gossip to scandal there have to be stakes. Reputations, profits, and history-by-the-winners are on the line.&nbsp;</p><p>In 1939, architect George W. Stoddard understood these stakes well when writing his apology to the AIA Board of Directors. &ldquo;There are times in every man&rsquo;s life when he does things on the spur of the moment that he later regrets,&rdquo; Stoddard implored after flouting a professional ban on advertising. The popular ...</p> 2015 Undergraduate Thesis & Spring Show Exhibition sciarcnews 2015-04-21T14:14:28-04:00 >2015-04-21T19:32:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Thesis presentations and the opening for the school&rsquo;s end-of-year Spring Show exhibition, featuring student work from all programs.</p><p><strong>Thesis Presentations</strong><br>Friday, April 24, 2-6pm<br>Saturday, April 25, 10am-1pm &amp; 2-5pm</p><p><strong>Spring Show Opening Reception</strong><br>Saturday, April 25, 5-7pm</p><p>The undergraduate program at SCI-Arc supports and values thesis as an opportunity for students to both synthesize their undergraduate work over the part five years, and to also aim beyond that base of knowledge towards new propositions. It serves as a conceptual jumping-off point for them, as they prepare to graduate and engage in the field of architecture. Opening on April 25th, 5pm, the 9th annual Spring Show exhibition follows thesis presentations with a curated display of some of the best student projects from undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate design studios, as well as coursework from the applied, cultural and visual studies seminars.</p><p>Spring Show and Thesis p...</p> Wiel Arets to lecture at Princeton University WielAretsArchitects 2015-04-21T05:46:32-04:00 >2015-04-21T05:50:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="705" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>As part of the spring 2015 lecture series&ndash;curated by Stan Allen&ndash;at Princeton University, Wiel Arets will give a lecture on April 27th. </strong>His words and visuals will wander around the idea that the world is currently undergoing a powerfully subtle shift in the ways in which its cities function; connectivity, accessibility, hybridity, and the silencing of transportation modes&ndash;such as cars, planes, and trains&ndash;will come to define the twenty first century metropolis.</p><p>Princeton School of Architecture&nbsp;<br><a href="" target="_blank">Spring 2015 Lecture Series</a><br>April 27th, 2015 18:00</p><p>Betts Auditorium<br>Princeton, NJ 08544&#8232;<br>United States of America</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Stream the lecture live on the 27th</a></p> Ronald Lu & Partners Announces 2015 Director Promotions Ronald Lu & Partners 2015-04-21T05:15:57-04:00 >2015-04-21T05:17:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ronald Lu &amp; Partners (RLP) is pleased to announce that Dicky Liu, Kay Choy, Lemuel Cheng and MK Leung have been promoted to Director. The promotions come as RLP continues to expand its architectural practice in Hong Kong, China and in new markets overseas.</p><p><strong>Dicky Liu</strong> has more than 15 years of experience and specializes in design conception. He&nbsp;consistently introduces innovation and aesthetics to all project types &ndash; from institutional and commercial projects to mixed-use and residential developments. He has distinguished himself and the firm through several award-winning projects, including the low-rise townhouse development The Valais in Fanling and the conceptual design of the New Campus for the Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi) of Hong Kong in Chai Wan, scheduled for completion in 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Kay Choy</strong> has moved into the role of Deputy Head of Studio, with responsibility for leading her team on a wide variety of projects. Her 20 plus years of experience have seen her take ...</p> UMSoA to Propel Neighborhood Revitalization with $650,000 from Knight Foundation Joachim Perez 2015-04-16T12:44:48-04:00 >2015-04-16T12:45:20-04:00 <p><img src=""></p><p>CORAL&nbsp;GABLES, FL (April 16, 2015)</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">University of Miami</a>&nbsp;School of Architecture today announced a plan to bring &ldquo;third places&rdquo; &ndash; community spaces, marketplaces, incubators and training centers &ndash; into two underserved Miami neighborhoods with $650,000 from the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">John S. and James L. Knight Foundation</a>.</p><p>The Third Place Project will create spaces that provide resources and support to entrepreneurs, creatives and civic leaders in these neighborhoods, as a way to foster their ideas and break down barriers. It will also help transform these neighborhoods and create opportunities for local businesses, by establishing inexpensive spaces for startups and hubs for arts, culture and entertainment. The grant will support<a href="" target="_blank">Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;A major challenge in the Miami metro area is the disconnect between extraordinarily wealthy neighborhoods and boom areas and long-struggling urban neighborhoods such as Allapatah, Little Haiti and Opa-locka,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Char...</a></p> Structural Design and Detailing for High Rise Buildings and Skyscrapers hiral.patel 2015-04-16T06:01:32-04:00 >2015-04-16T06:01:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Building structural design and detailing by experts; paves way for improved structural stability and a robust framework in buildings. This is extremely critical when we consider high rises and skyscrapers. Why? </strong></p><p><strong>Because, just like our spinal cord supports and enables the body to stand and function, a <a href="" target="_blank">buildings structural design and framework</a> is a crucial part that imparts stability and strength to the building.</strong></p><p>Today, with a steep rise in population the demand for real estate has exponentially increased. In order to fulfill this growing demand and to accommodate more number of people, offices and residences within a facility, buildings across cities are growing vertically.</p><p><strong>Buildings between 75 feet to 491 feet are classified as high rise, while those that reach vertically beyond 492 feet are classified as skyscrapers.</strong></p><p>The structural stability and integrity of a building&rsquo;s structure, is determined by the quality of individual parts and the way these parts fit together. It also hugely dep...</p> Demand of BIM for Quantity Surveyors on Rise in Middle East truecadd 2015-04-16T05:46:37-04:00 >2015-04-16T05:47:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The job of a quantity surveyor is integral to the construction project. A quantity surveyor is partly a legal expert, partly an engineer and partly an architect. The demand for quantity surveyors is on rise in the Middle East.</p><p>Consequently the demand of BIM - for quantity surveyors is also on rise. This is because there are several, infrastructural facility development, skyscrapers and high rises development and other such mega projects announced across Middle East. To fulfill the demands and challenges of these projects, it is important to have expert QS professionals on Board.</p><p><strong>BIM adoption is gaining immense traction for large projects in UAE, and quantity surveyors are also increasingly depending on BIM. The reason why BIM for quantity surveyors is so popular is because, it makes quantity surveyors job efficient. &nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>BIM for Quantity Surveyors</strong></p><p>While BIM does not alter the basics of traditional quantity survey majorly, it definitely adds efficiency to the quantity survey processes. Effi...</p> Cost Estimation in Construction Using BIM hiral.patel 2015-04-15T07:16:47-04:00 >2015-04-15T07:17:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cost estimation with BIM also known as BIM 5D can be done by connecting a 3D model to an estimation database (a 5D cost library). &nbsp;Higher level of details can be applied to these estimates at various stages of the project.</p><p><strong>3D models are fed with multi dimensional objects and related information about the elements of these objects - for example, the quantity and specification details.</strong></p><p>Here, in BIM, the information about each element is associated with the corresponding geometry. Any change in the design, leads to change in geometry and hence the associated information also instantly changes (updates).</p><p>Hence these details enable accurate &ndash; automatic quantification. This in-turn enables accurate and efficient cost estimation, by eliminating the need for manual take offs that are highly error prone.</p><p>Cost estimators, who have an understanding of how BIM works, and those who use BIM to their benefit, can generate accurate and <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>quick cost estimations using 5D BIM functions</strong></a> and automatic quantif...</p> Benefits of BIM for Building Surveyors truecadd 2015-04-15T06:01:35-04:00 >2015-04-15T06:03:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Building information modeling extends a collaborative approach where everyone involved in a construction project can enjoy the benefits. Now clearly, BIM offers benefits for architects, engineers, property owners and contractors, however can it help surveyors derive substantial benefits?</p><p>A surveyor&rsquo;s job spans across the lifecycle of a construction project, and hence he can gain the best and extensive benefits from BIM. The virtual design and construction capabilities enable these professionals to gain better control over the construction process and introduce efficiency across their work profile.</p><p><strong>What does a surveyor do?</strong></p><ul><li>He ensures that construction projects are done within budget and as scheduled</li><li>A surveyor prepares scheme designs with detailed specifications and costing</li><li>Organizes documents for tenders</li><li>Surveys and determines the condition of existing buildings</li><li>Accesses building designs to determine if they are fit for people with disabilities</li><li>A surveyor also advises on energy efficiency a...</li></ul> WSSU Hill Hall Renovation & New Student Success Center Awarded the 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Professional Project Award for Excellence in Electrical Design brutvan 2015-04-14T16:16:33-04:00 >2015-04-16T21:37:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Charlotte, North Carolina, April 14, 2015 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers&rsquo; (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) awarded Clark Nexsen the 2015 Professional Project Award for Excellence in Electrical Design for the Winston-Salem State University Hill Hall Renovation &amp; New Student Success Center. This year, the ASCE awarded 13 organizations that work within the architectural engineering industry with professional project awards.</p><p>The WSSU Student Success Center, previously known as Hill Hall, was originally designed as a science building in 1964 which sat in the heart of WSSU&rsquo;s campus, vacant for seven years. WSSU decided to renovate the existing 31,873 square-feet of usable space into a vibrant, attractive success center.</p><p>Previously avoided by students and faculty, the building is now a campus focal point offering academic departments for language arts, quantitative skills, computer testing, tutoring, supplemental instructions, career services, technology support, ...</p> WAA publish the book 'Wiel Arets–Bas Princen' WielAretsArchitects 2015-04-14T11:44:05-04:00 >2015-04-16T21:38:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Wiel Arets&ndash;Bas Princen</em></strong>&nbsp;(Hatje Cantz, 2015) <strong>encapsulates a five year journey throughout the life of twelve buildings, as experienced by artist Bas Princen</strong>&ndash;whose imagery documents the interplay of contemporary metropolitan conditions, as they converge with raw wilderness. Within the book's pages, columns seem to be composed of trees; fritted surfaces resemble abstract paintings; and mechanical systems appear to replicate sculptural silhouettes. <strong>164 pages, with 80 images; the book freezes inconspicuous incidents of ephemerality </strong>that paralleled the use and construction of the twelve buildings. <strong>Edited by John Bezold, designed by Mevis &amp; van Duersen, with a contribution by Ludovic Balland&ndash;the publication is set to launch in May 2015.</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Order the book from Hatje Cantz</a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about the publication</a></p> Implementing 4D BIM Construction Management Midway through The Project – Is It Advisable? Bhushan Avsatthi 2015-04-14T09:09:12-04:00 >2015-04-14T09:09:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You must have heard this often, that <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>4D</strong> <strong>BIM construction management</strong></a> is the best when implemented during the construction planning and design phase. However, what if you have not implemented it during this stage? Is it still helpful?</p><p>4D Building information modeling, is being used increasingly across the AEC industry. The adoption rate of BIM 4D scheduling/construction sequencing is at its peak and has gained widespread acceptance across the globe. And why not will it get popular, AEC industry has experienced huge potentials working with 4D BIM; and benefits it provides in form of better management and articulating better outcomes.</p><p><strong>Benefits that make adoption of BIM 4D so popular and a high value proposition:</strong></p><ul><li>Understand Building Process and Make Work Flow Improvements</li><li>Improve Coordination and Clash Detection Capabilities</li><li>Enable Lean Construction</li></ul><p>Our team at Hi-Tech has successfully completed several such projects where BIM came into picture after the construction work started.&nbsp; Although it...</p> Nikole Bouchard receives residencies snatraj 2015-04-10T12:24:04-04:00 >2015-04-10T22:36:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Assistant Professor Nikole Bouchard</a> has been accepted to be a MacDowell Fellow at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire this summer. &ldquo;The MacDowell Colony is the nation&rsquo;s leading artist colony. The Colony offers creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. Each year 250 Fellowships, or residencies, are awarded to artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature). Artists-in-residence receive room, board, and exclusive use of one of the 32 studios on the property for up to eight weeks.&rdquo;</p><p>For complete information on the program, please see:<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>After her stay at the MacDowell Colony, Nikole will travel to Iceland, to be an Artist in Residence at The Baer Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland. She will be one of five international architects or artists selected for this progra...</p> UT Interior Design Student Wins Prestigious Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship, Internship UTCoAD 2015-04-09T16:44:16-04:00 >2015-04-10T15:57:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student has been awarded a prestigious national scholarship and internship from Gensler, one of the world's leading architecture, design and planning firms.</p><p>Erin Collins, a third-year interior design student, is the recipient of the 2015 Brinkmann Scholarship, one of two top academic scholarships awarded by Gensler annually. The scholarship&nbsp;also&nbsp;will provide a paid summer internship for Collins at any at Gensler regional office in the nation. Collins has elected to intern in San Francisco.</p><p>This is the first time the Brinkmann Scholarship has been given to a UT student.</p><p>"My mind is simply in awe because even having the opportunity to submit my work serves as validation for my passion in life," said Collins, of Knoxville. "Not only does this honor authenticate my hard work, but it also shows the dedication of my parents, professors and role models without whom I could not have made it this far in my journey."</p><p>As a finalist, Collins submitted...</p> IDEAS: YEAR ONE carolineblackburn 2015-04-09T11:17:35-04:00 >2015-04-09T11:19:34-04:00 <p>IDEAS is a platform for cross-disciplinary research and collaborations among students, faculty, and industry partners that questions, challenges and expands the current parameters of architectural practice. Removed from the constraints of a traditional university context at a new satellite campus, IDEAS serves as an incubator looking beyond architecture&rsquo;s traditional boundaries to explore topics arising from adjacent fields including film, automotive, aerospace, and tech industries to explore rapidly emerging new technologies and possibilities for innovation and interdisciplinary growth. As part of this initiative, the Department has expanded its Masters of Architecture II / SUPRASTUDIO program to feature three studio courses taught by luminaries in the field &mdash; Neil Denari, Thom Mayne, Greg Lynn, Craig Hodgetts and Guvenc Ozel. During these yearlong, post-professional studios, students will study with one of the three world-renowned, award-winning architects, focusing on a research ...</p> Richard Meier & Partners Completes the First of Two Harumi Residential Towers in Tokyo Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-08T14:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-08T20:37:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>New York, April 8, 2015 &ndash; Richard Meier &amp; Partners is proud to announce the completion of the first Harumi Residential tower in Tokyo, Japan. Prominently positioned in Harumi Chuo-ku City in Tokyo and adjacent to the site of the 2020 Olympic Village the development is the first residential project in Japan by Pritzker Prize-winning arch</strong><strong>itect Richard Meier.</strong></p><p>Situated on the waterfront promenade of Tokyo Bay the project is a focal point for the Harumi district. As one of the largest and most prestigious undertakings of the Mitsubishi Jisho Residence, the Harumi Residential Towers is intended to reflect Mitsubishi&rsquo;s commitment to the international and dynamic cityscape of metropolitan Tokyo.</p><p>Dukho Yeon, Partner-in-Charge, comments: &ldquo;We were very fortunate to collaborate with an excellent client with clear vision and goals. Our Firm is thrilled to contribute to the contemporary architecture of Tokyo, an international megalopolis with a very specific sense of order beyond compare.</p><p>The Harumi...</p> Inaugural U-Serve a Success! Students and Faculty Surveyed 439 Properties in East Little Havana AnnetteGallagher 2015-04-06T11:27:31-04:00 >2015-04-10T22:36:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than 200 School of Architecture students, faculty and staff came together on Wednesday, March 25, at Little Havana&rsquo;s Jose Marti Park for the inaugural U-Serve Day. The participants were able to inventory 439 properties in the neighborhood, encompassing 25 square blocks of territory, using a Geographic Information Systems-based (GIS) smartphone app that was modified by faculty members for this project.&nbsp;</p><p>City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado kicked off U-Serve with a lesson to students, giving them some background and history of Little Havana, including that it was once called Riverside. &nbsp;Regalado also said that Jose Marti Park was not far from the place where Julia Tuttle and Mary Brickell joined forces, from opposite sides of the Miami River, to form the City of Miami in 1896 &mdash; the only woman-founded major city in the world. Waves of immigrants since that time have called Little Havana home, Regalado said, which is part of why it is so important to the history and shape of Miami.</p><p>De...</p> SCI-Arc Press Launches "The Thickening of Time" by Coy Howard sciarcnews 2015-04-04T19:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T00:02:23-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Thickening of Time</em>, <a href="" target="_blank">a new book</a> by senior SCI-Arc faculty Coy Howard, continues the school&rsquo;s tradition of innovation by challenging the current status of digital architecture. Published by SCI-Arc Press in collaboration with the architect, the 288-page volume features Howard&rsquo;s exploration of the aesthetic implication of seductive insinuations, mysterious withholdings, liminal indirections, and subtle allusions in the design of three urban rooftop villa projects.</p><p><strong>A public reception to celebrate the book&rsquo;s launch will be hosted on <a href="" target="_blank">Monday, April 6, 7pm at SCI-Arc Library</a>. <em>The Thickening of Time </em>will be available for purchase at event, or can be ordered online at </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Hennessey + Ingalls</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p>&ldquo;With the images in this book, Coy Howard has elaborated a sublime possibility of what architecture should be&mdash;incomplete, enigmatic and mysterious,&rdquo; says SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso. &ldquo;As visual synecdoche of architectural experience, the images, dramatically framed, enlarge our engag...</p> Bello Giardino won 2014 Consumers' Choices Award belligiardino 2015-04-02T20:48:09-04:00 >2015-04-02T20:48:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We just got informed that the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href=";h=qAQFWK2XE&amp;enc=AZPcOyH9tycOpdIECsmNWxOjbU7ZgY_RPr1F0AVHqHn0L9HpyQUQYnxu3tg-DV6wYFYVbyYg_QpWveTsh_m5yckaOS5lwXIdq3HAgGc8xxRDuBgTj9ifXwrzleo6UG5OJFV0jQVIyE0Fk0jPbgkJ-F-49ruFQH-fsR_cqW9oS3r2vw&amp;s=1" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;campaign for central Ohio&rsquo;s favorite businesses has concluded and the results are in. The campaign, which include NBC 4TV and Time Warner Stations, resulted in over 25,000 votes cast. In addition, Survey Sampling International, a leader in consumer surveys assisted in the polling. Columbus consumers have chosen Bello Giardino as a recipient of the 2014 Consumers' Choice Award in the category of Landscape Contractors (Architectural Landscape Design). We're very proud and appreciative that Bello Giardino has been acknowledged by our community for business excellence.</p> Faculty receive national awards snatraj 2015-04-02T14:42:15-04:00 >2015-04-02T19:33:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Assistant Professor Kyle Reynolds</a> has received an ACSA Faculty Design Award for &ldquo;Empty Pavilion&rdquo;, in collaboration with McLain Clutter (University of Michigan).</p><p>For complete information, please see<br><a href="" target="_blank"> </a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professors in Practice <a href="" target="_blank">Brian Johnsen</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Sebastian Schmaling</a> have been awarded a 2015 AIA National Small Project Award for &ldquo;Pleated House&rdquo;. Details of this project can be seen at:<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p> Aedas clinches seven HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards JessW 2015-03-30T22:12:36-04:00 >2015-04-02T19:32:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas-designed Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building in Suzhou, China won a prestigious Gold award for Commercial: Office and the Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, received a Silver award for Community, Culture, Religion and Recreational Projects at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015. Five other Aedas projects also won Nominated Awards.</p><p>Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building, designed by Global Board Director Andy Wen, is the main administrative building of the university and gives a modern interpretation of the famous Taihu stones which are always found in Suzhou gardens. The porous nature of the stones is reflected architecturally by voids and spaces inside the building to facilitate interaction and allow a series of sustainable design features.</p><p>The Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/Burrows Street conserves a rare and intact shophouse ensemble dated 1...</p> LED WORLD supports Earth Hour 2015 - "Switch to LED: Save Energy, Save the Planet" LEDWORLD 2015-03-29T03:38:56-04:00 >2015-03-29T03:38:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="192" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LED WORLD proudly takes the initiative to support and implement &ldquo;<strong>Earth Hour&rdquo;</strong> to save the planet. Lighting is the third biggest energy user in daily lives hence, our LED based products ensure energy conservation which lead to a healthier environment and serve best for this cause. We are very much into practice of switching off lights when leaving an unoccupied room, shut down our computers, chargers, fridges, water taps including all other electrical devices before leaving our workplace in order to play our role in the conservation of energy for the betterment of our planet. We strongly believe in saving water, plastic and specially paper with the help of technology advancement providing us mobile access day and night for professional as well as personal use. As a fact, LED bulbs save more than 70% energy as compared to incandescent or other types of bulbs. Switching to LED can create a huge impact on energy conservation as well as cost of living which decreases with time. Let&rsquo;s join...</p>