Archinect - Press Release 2014-11-27T09:23:33-05:00 Sandcrawler named Design of the Year at President’s Design Award 2014 JessW 2014-11-26T22:13:44-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:14:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, was named Design of the Year at President&rsquo;s Design Award 2014 conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore.</p><p>Located on plot CX2-1, this sleek, elevated office building is impressively streamlined. Its horseshoe form arose as a logical outcome of the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were overlaid with client&rsquo;s needs, including large floorplates and lifting the building off of the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum depths of office space to natural light shaped the floors into a &lsquo;V&rsquo; plan overlooking the lush courtyard enclosed and below. The open courtyard landscaped in a natural, overgrown manner creates a great civic space and gives a strong civic dimens...</p> AGi architects have been recognized with two awards at the Middle East Architect Awards 2014 AGi architects 2014-11-26T09:05:33-05:00 >2014-11-26T09:11:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="!home" target="_blank">AGi architects</a>&nbsp;have obtained the awards&nbsp;<strong>Concept Design of the Year,</strong>&nbsp;thanks to their project for the date plantation and farmhouse&nbsp;<a href="!works/sustainable-desert-farmhouse-Seed-House" target="_blank">Seed House</a>, and&nbsp;<strong>Boutique Firm of the Year</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2014 Middle East Architect Awards</a>. Winners were announced yesterday evening in Dubai.</p><p>The Concept Design of the Year, Seed House, is a holistic response to inhabit the desert, which is being built at a huge plot of 60,000 square meters located on an area of traditional farms for date&rsquo;s production. From this plot, we have conceived a small sustainable city layout.</p><p>The decision of the most suitable landscape solution, is the fruit of an investigation about the place, the climate and the predominant winds. That&rsquo;s how we found the way for the house to be located on safe and comfortable microclimate, by retaining dust coming from sand storms and by providing humidity on the dry winds. Placing a vegetation barrier consisted of artifitial lakes and middle height trees, on the North East of the construction, we succeed i...</p> “La Ascensión del Señor” Church by AGi architects, WAF Award 2014 winner in the Completed Buildings Religion category AGi architects 2014-11-26T09:02:21-05:00 >2014-11-26T09:07:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><ul><li><strong>It has been selected by judges among other four shortlisted religious projects.</strong></li><li><strong>This is the fourth WAF Award for AGi architects after receiving previous Future Projects awards in past editions.</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Madrid, </strong><strong>1st October 2014.- </strong><strong><a href="!works/contemporary-church-architecture-ascension-of-the-lord" target="_blank">&ldquo;La Ascensi&oacute;n del Se&ntilde;or&rdquo; Church</a></strong>, located in Seville, Spain, designed by the international design firm <strong><a href="!home" target="_blank">AGi architects</a></strong>, has been recognized today with the <strong>First Prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Completed Buildings Religious category</strong>, in which it has competed this morning against other four finalists from the Netherlands, Israel and Singapore.</p><p>The <strong>architectural proposal</strong> designed by <a href="!home" target="_blank">AGi architects</a> for this Catholic Church, that is integrated into a newly established residential area in Seville, has been led by Spanish architects <strong>Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Salvador Cejudo</strong>. The work was completed and blessed in September 2013, being part of the planned facilities for the area.</p><p><strong><a href="!home" target="_blank">AGi architects</a>, </strong>an international design firm based in Spain and Kuwait and le...</p> Five “Game Changing” Methods For Rendering Home Elevations Ava Smith 2014-11-26T01:20:38-05:00 >2014-11-26T01:20:38-05:00 <p><em><strong>3d rendering has now become a powerful tool to produce high quality elevations for homebuilders. 3D rendering expert at BluEntCAD shares</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The way of creating architectural drawings has changed since drawings boards were dumped for a computer-based alternative known as CAD. What inspired designers was the ability to produce 3d models and architectural renderings. Not only did this add a design feature to the architectural process but also created a new sales tool for industry professionals. 3d rendering has now become a powerful tool to produce high quality elevations for homebuilders. 3D rendering expert at BluEntCAD shares&nbsp; five &ldquo;Game Changing&rdquo; methods for rendering home elevations.</p><p><strong>1. Camera angle</strong></p><p>While most of us may prefer to view a home from multiple angles, creating an exterior rendering for a home is a totally different ball game. Most home builders prefer to show the front elevation as part of their marketing brochures. The camera angle in a rendering software thus needs to be ...</p> BluEntCAD Reveals Best Practices For Managing Construction Drawings Project Ava Smith 2014-11-25T23:56:14-05:00 >2014-11-26T00:43:40-05:00 <p><strong>Business Models For Construction Drawings Delivery</strong></p><p>Construction or working drawings are key to any architectural project. They define how the building will be constructed. They also provide specifications about various parts of the building - Mechanical, Electrical and Structural. So what is the best way to produce these drawings - employ the best design professionals or outsource?</p><p><strong>Develop In-house Expertise</strong></p><p>The obvious choice and the traditional way for a design firm are to hire the best available industry professionals. Architects, engineers and drafters can be trained to produce construction drawings. This model does provide an advantage of having the employees work in a company's own office. Typically the design firm has complete control over its employees. Coordination with various consultants is much easier.</p><p>The cost, however, of having in-house employees can be quite high. Scalability may also be a concern. Finding the right people may not be easy and the process of scaling up co...</p> Lecture by Julia Czerniak at OTIS College of Art and Design, Thursday, December 4, 2014 lindapollari 2014-11-25T19:34:40-05:00 >2014-11-25T19:37:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <strong>Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department</strong> at <strong>OTIS College of Art and Design</strong> is pleased to announce the lecture, <em><strong>reading resilience</strong></em>, by <strong>Julia Czerniak</strong>, Principal, <em><strong>CLEAR</strong></em>, Syracuse; <strong>Associate Dean</strong> and <strong>Professor</strong>, <strong>Syracuse Architecture</strong>, on <strong>Thursday, December 4, 2014</strong>.</p><p><em><strong>The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in the Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, OTIS College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045.</strong></em></p><p>The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or email <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more information.</p><p><strong>Professor JULIA CZERNIAK</strong> is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as <strong>Associate Dean</strong> at the <strong>School of Architecture</strong> at <strong>Syracuse University</strong>. Through her own design practice, <em><strong>CLEAR</strong></em>, and most recently as the former <strong>Inaugural Director </strong>of <em><strong>UPSTATE</strong>:</em> <strong>Syracuse&rsquo;s SOA&rsquo;s Center for Design</strong>, <strong>Research</strong> and <strong>Real-Estate</strong>, Julia&rsquo;s research and practice draw on the intersection o...</p> Win Free 3D Printing - Student Competition Patrick Fleege 2014-11-24T14:40:50-05:00 >2014-11-24T21:46:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Winter Studio 2015 Competition</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>LGM will provide free commercial 3D printing and processing of your design for free, and ship it to you for your final presentation.&nbsp; All schools and departments are eligible.</p><p>Students shall submit one rendering of their project from a valid .edu email to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;to be entered.&nbsp; All entries will be posted on the <a href="" target="_blank">LGM Facebook page</a> where "voting" will commence.&nbsp; The project that receives the most likes will be 3D Printed, post-processed-packaged and shipped to you on our dime.</p><p>The winning project will also be photographed and added to the <a href="" target="_blank">LGM online portfolio</a> with the links and information of your choosing added to help you develop your online presence and branding.</p><p>&nbsp;If you are the winner and have already ordered a 3D Print, you will not be billed for the project.&nbsp;If your studio deadline has passed, you can choose to redeem a free 3D Print for next Semester, or we can ship you a print of your design for your portfolio.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Details: All entries must b...</p> BluEntCAD Enters Into Partnership with Shop Drawings Outsourcing Leader RevitServices Ava Smith 2014-11-24T09:08:23-05:00 >2014-11-24T09:09:13-05:00 <p><em><strong>BluEntCAD and RevitServices have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly meet the growing demand for shop drawings services across the country.</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>(Texas, November 2014)&nbsp; </strong></p><p>BluEntCAD and RevitServices have recently announced a services partnership to meet the growing demand for <strong>shop drawings services</strong> across the country. The partnership expands RevitServices&rsquo; presence in the global market while bringing cost-effective shop drawings solutions and services capabilities to BluEntCAD&rsquo;s existing and new customers.</p><p>Under this partnership, RevitServices will expand overall BluEntCAD's <a href="" target="_blank">architectural drafting services</a> capacity, helping meet the demand for shop drawings services and speeding the delivery for BluEntCAD&rsquo;s large base of customers in Houston, Texas, Tampa Bay Area, Florida, Chicago and New York City area.</p><p>Through this partnership, BluEntCAD will join forces with RevitServices' over 60 highly skilled and trained shop drawings consultants experienced in delivering industry standard...</p> Nigeria Church Building collapse – Was lack of Structural engineering and Design responsible for loss of precious lives? hitechcaddservices 2014-11-24T07:26:28-05:00 >2014-11-24T07:27:38-05:00 <p>In September this year, when a popular church in Nigeria collapsed and 116 people were killed, an urgent probe was ordered.&nbsp; Did this fatal collapse occur due to lack of attention given to the buildings structural design?</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>structural design of a building</strong></a> is largely responsible for the security and safety of its occupants. According to a research it was recorded that the structures of majority buildings that have collapsed, were not supervised by experts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>While at first the cement brand used for construction was speculated to be the culprit, now it seems like not the cement but the concrete was to be blamed. Structural engineers and building experts have opined that the structural stability of a building hugely depends on the quality of concrete used in the construction, and it has been observed that majority of building collapse incidents occur due to low quality concrete used for construction.</p><p><strong>To prove the point further and to stress on the role of concrete in making a robust build...</strong></p> ICE LOFT FAÇADE PROJECT IN HAMBURG WITH HI-MACS® BY KÖHLER ARCHITEKTEN 2014-11-24T05:52:22-05:00 >2014-11-24T05:52:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>A certain amount of skill and a high level of sensitivity in design and planning are required when attempting to integrate a new building into a historical ensemble. On the one hand, there is a risk that the building with its modern dimensions could seem out of sync with its surroundings; on the other hand, its features could be too antiquated, making it look pretentious. A problem the Hamburg-based Architects K&ouml;hler Architekten solved skilfully when designing the so-called "Ice loft" in the district of Ottensen: The classical fa&ccedil;ade structures of workmen's and bourgeois houses in the district were reinterpreted and their surface was covered with the modern HI-MACS&reg; material, designed to give it a contemporary look.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Architect Florian K&ouml;hler says that passers-by often stop to let the fa&ccedil;ade of the new three-storey building work its magic on them. Although the building's dimensions and proportion are based on the houses of the surrounding properties from the 19th century, the choice o...</p> Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize gustafsonporter 2014-11-24T04:40:39-05:00 >2014-11-24T22:47:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="610" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Alessandro Orsini, founding principal of Architensions invited by the Van Alen Institute to present NYC new escape routes Architensions 2014-11-21T23:35:14-05:00 >2014-11-21T23:35:34-05:00 <p>Alessandro Orsini, Architensions founding principal has been invited by the Van Alen Institute to present the most recent urban research of the office focused on escapes routes within and outside the city.</p><p>From the press release:</p><p>Sometimes the bustle and excitement of the city is best appreciated from a distance. Focusing on short visits to or away from the city, we asked six forward-thinking designers to consider escape in and around New York and develop new routes and experiences. Come and be inspired for your next trip out by these exciting proposals that create new connections between communities and places, visit formerly inaccessible pockets, and address the changing tourist ecologies of the city.</p><p>Design Presentation and Conversation<br>Sunday, December 14 &nbsp;&nbsp;4:00pm&mdash;6:00pm<br>Van Alen Institute<br>30 West 22nd Street<br>New York, New york<img alt="" src=""></p> SCI-Arc Announces 2015-2016 Design of Theory Fellowship sciarcnews 2014-11-21T14:10:45-05:00 >2014-11-21T18:59:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Design of Theory Fellowship program.</p><p>Long established as an institution dedicated to the innovative and original exploration of Architecture, SCI-Arc created its Design of Theory program to advance and advocate the necessity for theory and discourse within the contemporary architectural design spectrum. Over the course of the one-year program cycle, Design of Theory Fellows will be encouraged to emerge as public intellectuals, leading speculative discussions in the practice of architecture, and connecting these emerging ideas to the discipline both academically and at large.&nbsp; Fellows will be given unique opportunities to tune architectural research and writing through numerous exploratory formats, from publications to symposia to gallery exhibitions.&nbsp; While specifically focused on developments at SCI-Arc in the first year of the program, Design o...</p> Marina One Singapore is under construction gustafsonporter 2014-11-21T11:47:47-05:00 >2014-11-24T22:47:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Latest images of Marina One Singapore, with landscape architecture by Gustafson Porter, under construction</p> Top 5 Hospital Architecture Design Wonders of the world..!!! Bhushan Avsatthi 2014-11-20T00:51:03-05:00 >2014-11-25T04:17:02-05:00 <p>Today, the design of healthcare facilities and hospitals is driven by the need to create an environment of care and also to for the evolving nature of health care services. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Architecture design for Hospital</strong></a> is evolving with improved patient experience at its core. The complexity of specialized clinics, the popularity of holistic healing, increasing use of technology in patient care and treatments etc are factors that are driving this change.</p><p>Due this major shift in the healthcare concept, the approach towards operations in a health care facility has also changed, and this in-turn has lead to an evolution in the <strong>hospital design architecture</strong> as well.</p><p>Let&rsquo;s have a look at 5 of the best and most renowned hospitals around the world</p><p><strong>1) Sharp Memorial Hospital</strong>:<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Sharp memorial hospital located at San Diego, CA, USA is a large hospital equipped with the most hi-end technology, a rooftop garden, private rooms and pull out couches for visitors and guests and accommodates 368 beds. It houses sta...</p> Two Aedas projects shine at 2014 AIA Hong Kong Design Awards JessW 2014-11-19T21:49:36-05:00 >2014-11-19T21:49:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas-designed LAND Experience Center and Alibaba &lsquo;A&rsquo; Community Development shined at 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Design Awards by winning an Honor Award for Architecture and a Merit Award for Unbuilt/Other respectively.</p><p>&ldquo;We are extremely proud to be recognised by AIA Hong Kong, the largest international chapter of the Institute representing its members in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region,&rdquo; said Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas. &ldquo;Aedas will continue to offer international design services with a local understanding to the leading cities we design for.&rdquo;</p><p>LAND Experience Center in Xi&rsquo;an, China, designed by Executive Director Ping Jiang, is an interactive exhibition centre with a fully immersive space to showcase the city&rsquo;s major developer LAND&rsquo;s development strategies and vision for the city. It also serves as a sales and marketing centre for the company when needed. The project consists of an exhibition hall, a multipurpose room, administration off...</p> New eBook shows how to bring animation of weather indoors martig 2014-11-19T16:25:32-05:00 >2014-11-19T16:25:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>University of Oregon&nbsp;Professor of Architecture Kevin Nute's new video-animated ebook, <em>Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life, </em>culminates nearly a decade&rsquo;s work. The book demonstrates how buildings can be designed to reconcile their traditional role of protecting occupants from the elements and reconnecting us with nature.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Physiologically we are still essentially outdoor creatures conditioned to a continually changing natural environment, but most of us now spend over 90 percent of our lives in indoor spaces that lack both nature and change,&rdquo; Professor Nute explains. &ldquo;One of the consequences of this mismatch are chronic accumulations of stress and declines in alertness when we can't access natural outdoor environments for long periods.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Vital</em> is available from <a href="" target="_blank">the iBookstore</a>. A <a href="" target="_blank">brief video</a> of the contents is also available.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The prime movers underlying natural changes in the weather &mdash; sunlight, wind and rain &mdash; are also critical natural resources, yet...</p> How to Create and Maintain a Modern Portfolio. David Brown 2014-11-19T11:16:03-05:00 >2014-11-19T11:16:03-05:00 <p>The job market for Architecture and Interior Design talent is heating up.&nbsp; Firms across the globe are hiring and have set a very high bar for the people they make an offer to.&nbsp; For better or for worse, much of those hiring decisions are made on the strength of the portfolio.&nbsp; It is no exaggeration that the portfolio can make or break a job search.</p><p>DBI has worked with tens of thousands of candidates and has seen as many portfolios.&nbsp; We have also seen the portfolio change.&nbsp; The portfolio is more than your history, it is your story.&nbsp; No longer does it sit in a dusty binder.&nbsp; Today&rsquo;s portfolio lives on-line, on your phone, and in paper.&nbsp; It is also not a stagnate document.&nbsp; Truly exceptional portfolios are living documents that change and update to reflect the candidate as they change and grow.</p><p>Because the form and function of the portfolio has changed in the last five years, DBI wants to share some keys to getting your portfolio noticed and some ideas on how to build a modern, dynamic po...</p> Gustafson Porter's Marina One on the WAN Urban Design Awards shortlist gustafsonporter 2014-11-19T07:57:23-05:00 >2014-11-19T07:57:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a rel="nofollow nofollow" href=";upload_id=25031" target="_blank">;upload_id=25031</a></p> Why not going to Gustafson Porter's Trinity Square this weekend? gustafsonporter 2014-11-18T05:03:06-05:00 >2014-11-18T05:05:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Have a look at the extensive list of events at Gustafson Porter's Trinity Square in Nottingham:<br><a rel="nofollow nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;All events are completely FREE !</p> Online bidding is open now for the 10 X 10 Drawing the City auction gustafsonporter 2014-11-18T04:54:58-05:00 >2014-11-18T04:54:58-05:00 <img src="" width="400" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Online bidding is open now for the 10 X 10 Drawing the City auction. You can bid for Mary Bowman's artwork here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Kathryn Gustafson was invited to join the jury panel for Sydney Modern Project gustafsonporter 2014-11-18T04:46:50-05:00 >2014-11-18T04:47:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects shortlisted for Sydney Modern. Kathryn was invited to join the jury panel for this high-profile project:&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow nofollow" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Christmas tree going up on Old Market Square gustafsonporter 2014-11-18T04:45:08-05:00 >2014-11-18T04:45:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christmas tree going up on Old Market Square</p> Rensselaer School of Architecture Climbs in DesignIntelligence Rankings Emily Klein 2014-11-15T21:43:46-05:00 >2014-11-15T21:46:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>November 14, 2014&nbsp;<br>By Michael Mullaney</p><p>The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been ranked the 14th best undergraduate program in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence. In addition, Rensselaer Dean of Architecture Evan Douglis was named among the 30 most admired educators in the field of architecture education.</p><p>Rankings for DesignIntelligence&rsquo;s &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Best Architecture &amp; Design Schools 2015&rdquo; list were based on surveys of architecture and design professionals, which asked several questions including: &ldquo;In your firm&rsquo;s hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;At Rensselaer, we take pride in preparing our architecture students to become future leaders in the profession. Our graduates, who leave our school as seasoned thinkers practiced in innovative design, building technology, sustainability, and architecture as a social project, continue to prove and grow this reputation,&rdquo; Doug...</p> Clemson Architecture Receives 2014 NCARB Award Peter Laurence 2014-11-13T21:42:38-05:00 >2014-11-17T21:51:19-05:00 <p>NCARB Awards Over $50,000 to Two Architecture School Programs</p><p><img alt="2013NCARBAward" src="">&nbsp;</p><p>November 7, 2014</p><p><strong>Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University Receive NCARB Award for Innovative Architecture Curricula that Integrate Education and Practice.</strong></p><p>Philadelphia, PA&mdash;Architecture programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University have been selected as 2014 NCARB Award recipients for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education. Earlier today, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced the recipients at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrators Conference.</p><p>The NCARB Award supports initiatives at architectural schools that will have a long-term impact on students, faculty, and curriculum. It is designed to help schools implement new programs that bridge the gap between practice and education in a classroom, seminar, or studio setting.&nbsp;</p><p>The award honors innovative ways for weaving practice and academy t...</p> Lecture by Patrick Tighe at OTIS College of Art and Design, Thursday, November 20, 2014 lindapollari 2014-11-13T21:26:22-05:00 >2014-11-17T21:56:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <em><strong>Architecture/Landscape/Interiors</strong></em> Department at <strong>OTIS College of Art and Design</strong> is pleased to announce a lecture by <strong>Patrick Tighe</strong>, <strong>Principal</strong> and <strong>Lead Designer</strong> of <em><strong>Patrick Tighe Architectu</strong></em><strong>re</strong>, Los Angeles, on Thursday, November 20, 2014.</p><p>The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in the Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, OTIS College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045.</p><p>The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or email <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more information.</p><p><strong>Patrick Tighe</strong>, <strong>FAIA</strong>, is <strong>Principal</strong> and <strong>Lead Designer </strong>of <a href="" target="_blank"><em><strong>Patrick Tighe Architecture</strong></em></a>. The firm is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since its inception in 2004, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that includes city-developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed-use projects, civic art, installations and reside...</p> Kelly Shannon Appointed Director of Landscape Architecture uscarch 2014-11-13T14:34:24-05:00 >2014-11-17T21:51:46-05:00 <img src="" width="295" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The University of Southern California School of Architecture announces the appointment of Kelly Shannon as Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program and Landscape Architecture Discipline Head, effective January 1, 2015. She joins the USC faculty as Professor of Architecture.</p><p>Dr. Shannon is currently Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape of the Oslo School of Architecture. She also holds a part-time appointment as Professor of Urbanism, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture at KU Leuven.</p><p>Dr. Shannon has held teaching positions in Europe, Asia and in the United States and has lectured throughout the world. Her design research is at the intersection of interpretative mapping, projective cartography, urbanism and landscape. Her teaching, research and &nbsp;practice engages numerous contexts (Belgium, Estonia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Morocco, etc.), primarily in the public sector, focuse...</p> Clemson Architecture Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best; Kate Schwennsen, Chair, Recognized Peter Laurence 2014-11-13T12:54:42-05:00 >2014-11-13T12:55:28-05:00 <p><strong>Graduate architecture programs ranked among best in U.S.</strong></p><p><strong><a title="Posts by Jeannie Davis" rel="author" href="" target="_blank">Jeannie Davis</a></strong>, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities</p><p>November 13, 2014</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Clemson architecture" src=""></a></p><p>Students work in the architecture studio in Lee III.<br><em>Image Credit: Clemson University</em></p><p>CLEMSON &mdash; Clemson University&rsquo;s&nbsp;graduate architecture programs once again have been named among the nation&rsquo;s best in an annual ranking of all accredited programs in the U.S.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">DesignIntelligence</a>&nbsp;magazine has ranked Clemson seventh among public institutions and 18th overall nationally in the annual publication &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Best Architecture and Design Schools.&rdquo; Clemson has been ranked in this highest tier of architecture programs in eight of the most recent 10&nbsp;years.</p><p>DesignIntelligence also named professor Kate Schwennsen, chair of the&nbsp;<a title="School of Architecture" href="" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a>, one of the nation&rsquo;s 30 Most Admired Design Educators for 2015. In honoring Schwennsen as an exemplary role model in architecture education, the publication stated, &ldquo;Kate Schwennsen has brought renewed energy and focus to C...</p> LSU School of Architecture _ ARCH 2003 // project 01 . transformation klschmidt 2014-11-13T12:36:02-05:00 >2014-11-17T21:56:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Arch 2003</strong></p><p>Transformation</p><p>Professors Ursula Emery McClure + Kristen Kelsch</p><p>TA Kelli Cunningham</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Arch 2003 is an introductory course to digital architecture techniques comprised of second year undergraduate students and first year graduate students. For their first project, the students were given a pair of objects and were asked to digitally create the world in which one object transformed into another. The transformations included, button to balloon, cypress to mosquito, jack to umbrella, net to water bucket, cotton candy to crystal chandelier, and oyster to dam. Through a series of collage and diagram exercises the students produced the world in which this transformation could happen, then brought the world to life using Adobe After Effects to animate their stories of transformation. The videos were then awarded on &ldquo;Judgement Day,&rdquo; with Oscars for:</em><br><br>BEST FILM EDITING _ John David Moore<br>BEST VISUAL EFFECTS _ Marie Garrett<br>BEST ORIGINAL SCORE _ Sarah Eikrem<br>BEST DIRECTOR _ Mary Swysgood<br>BEST P...</p> LSU School of Architecture Lecture Series _ Fall 2014 + Spring 2015 klschmidt 2014-11-12T19:54:52-05:00 >2014-11-17T21:55:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>2014 - 2015 Lecture Series</strong></p><p>--</p><p><strong>2014 // october</strong></p><p>06 . Guy Nordenson</p><p><strong>2014 // november</strong></p><p>03 . Wes McGee</p><p>17 . Mack Scogin + Merrill Elam</p><p><strong>2015 // february&nbsp;</strong></p><p>23 . Fran&ccedil;oise Bollack</p><p><strong>2015 // march</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>11 . Marlon Blackwell</p><p>23 . Alison Killing</p><p>30 . Annette Fierro</p><p><strong>2015 // [ tba ]</strong></p><p>Kiel Moe</p>