Robert A.M. Stern wins 2017 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion
The AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) deemed Robert A.M. Stern the 2017 laureate of the Topaz Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed to an architecture educator. The yearly award distinguishes an individual for their significant involvement in architecture... View full entry
FIU Professor Marilys R. Nepomechie starts term as ACSA President
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce that Marilys Nepomechie, Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University (FIU), has begun her term as ACSA President for 2015-2016 academic year. [...]
Bruce Lindsey, teacher and administrator at Washington University in St. Louis, is also starting his term as Vice President this month.
The ACSA announcement goes on to say: "As president of ACSA, Nepomechie has vowed to address the challenges facing ACSA schools, including diminishing institutional funding to support faculty and student work; a need to increase student and faculty diversity; the imperative to facilitate broad... View full entry
Editor's Picks #404
Julia Ingalls argued for The Genius of David Byrne who she likens to "the deadpan docent of the infrastructural realm". vado retro dropped by and chimed in "most of these lyrics were written before i ever attended architecture school and that was a very long time ago. i read a similar essay... View full entry
Editor's Picks #392
Nicholas Korody began publishing responses from anonymous questionnaires on the topic of architecture students average student debt and it’s effects. Alternative thinks there are just four solutions; - intervention by the federal government, attrition at architecture schools, limit access to... View full entry
Big businesses and baby steps: Weekly News Round-Up for September 22 and 29, 2014
Friday, October 3:Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design: In a positive step for the Memorial's Approving Process Odyssey, the National Capital Planning Commission has OK'd the Commission on Fine Arts (the other federal body that must approve the design) to vote on the... View full entry
Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture
The farther up you look in the world of architecture, the fewer women you see. In this chart, we’ve rounded up some common and publicly available metrics behind this claim. Like thousands of aspiring architects, we’ll start at the bottom and work our way up—while also pausing on the way to consider what these measures mean.
— Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Lian Chikako Chang, ACSA's Director of Research + Information and prolific Archinect blogger, has created a series of infographics charting the progress of women's roles in architecture. The statistics are, at a glance, both depressing and hopeful: compared to overall representation in the... View full entry
Editor's Picks #371
Amelia released audio from an interview with architect, preservationist and filmmaker Malachi Connolly, director of "Built on Narrow Land".NewsOrhan Ayyüce takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, in a short film for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. citizen commented... View full entry
Editor's Picks #363
Orhan Ayyüce published an interview with José Oubrerie, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road. Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims"The job they do is even bigger... View full entry
Winners of 2014 Architectural Education Awards Announced
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced the winners of this year's Architectural Education Awards. Each year ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
ACSA is pleased to announce the 2014 Architectural Education Award Winners. Each year, ACSA honors architectural educators for their exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students... View full entry
Editor's Picks #348
flemingr2002 thought a couple of issues were missing "Good list but i am surprised to see gender issues highlighted but the lack of ethnic diversity, especially in design schools, ignored. It would seem that the real issue is white male privilege. -- Also, CO2 has hit 400 parts per million but sustainability is missing from the list. I know its not hip to be into sustainability but at some point, probably too late, architects will finally mobilize to address this very real threat".
It's that time of the year again, so we continued taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 13 top 13 lists for '13. News Some of the Top 13 Architectural Issues for '13 included... View full entry
Editor's Picks #340
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect announced Screen/Print, an experimentat in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. For it's first run, Screen/Print featured SOILED magazine’s fourth issue, Windowscrapers... View full entry
Editor's Picks #336
In the latest edition of the Working out of the Box feature, Archinect talked with architect-turned-public-design-instigator Bryan Boyer. Will Galloway commented "very good article and very interesting career path. Very inspiring, Bryan". Meanwhile the newest edition of the Student... View full entry
Editor's Picks #335
On the occasion of the release of Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg sat down for a Discussion. News Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name... View full entry
Editor's Picks #334
In the latest Showcase feature Archinect highlighted, the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects. The building which opened this past June, is located in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake. The project... View full entry
Timber in the City Competition: Design Students Imagine a Mixed-Use Complex for Red Hook
The Timber in the City competition organized by ACSA, the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, and Parsons The New School for Design, attracted over 1,000 architecture students and young professionals to create proposals for a mid-rise, mixed-use complex addressing NYC housing needs. The winners were chosen by a panel of leading architects and professors based on the use of wood as the primary structural material while meeting the needs of the Brooklyn waterfront community.
See the winning projects: www.acsa-arch.org/timber The competition focused on a site in the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, with a population of public housing residents and working artists and designers, and a number of new residential and commercial developments. With a focus on... View full entry