Archinect - Features 2017-09-20T07:23:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150023626/as-the-first-set-of-students-graduate-from-the-london-school-of-architecture-we-catch-up-with-founder-will-hunter As the first set of students graduate from the London School of Architecture, we catch up with founder Will Hunter Laura Mark 2017-08-30T04:28:00-04:00 >2017-08-30T13:57:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 2015, 30 students set out on a new part two course at the UK&rsquo;s first full-fledged <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/83160716/new-london-school-of-architecture-to-open-in-2015" target="_blank">independent architecture school</a> for more than a century. Run by former <em>Architectural Review</em> editor <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/143360600/teaching-to-the-city-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-6-with-will-hunter-founder-of-the-brand-new-london-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">Will Hunter</a> with architects including <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/nigel-coates/" target="_blank">Nigel Coates</a>, <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/clive-sall/" target="_blank">Clive Sall</a> and <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/deborah-saunt-2/" target="_blank">Deborah Saunt</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/83161524/the-london-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">London School of Architecture</a> launched with high expectations. &nbsp;</p> <p>As fees headed towards <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11677862" target="_blank">&pound;9,000 per year at other London institutions</a>, this one was aiming to keep the cost of architectural education down at a more affordable level and one which wouldn&rsquo;t mean students comes out of university with almost &pound;100,000 of debt and ill-equipped for life in practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now two years in, its first set of students have completed their studies. The work on the walls of its home in Somerset House display competency, inventiveness and a clear understanding of the issues which London is facing. Projects tackled issues including climate change, population growth, income inequality, and education and health disparities focusing on a Lond...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150017407/dean-s-list-heather-woofter-discusses-the-future-direction-of-sam-fox-school-of-design Dean's List: Heather Woofter discusses the future direction of Sam Fox School of Design Julia Ingalls 2017-08-01T13:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-03T12:48:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wynqkr37x2yiv7jm.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wynqkr37x2yiv7jm.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wynqkr37x2yiv7jm.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wynqkr37x2yiv7jm.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Heather Woofter is already a familiar face around the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" target="_blank">Washington University in St. Louis</a>, where she's been teaching since 2005. She also practices what she teaches, having continued working with her design partner Sung Ho Kim at the firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/34865644/axi-ome" target="_blank">Axi:Ome</a> since she joined in 2003. Now that she's been appointed director of the respected design school's architecture programs, what are her pedagogical goals?&nbsp;She discusses her approach toward taking a school with one of the oldest established urban design programs in the country into the future in the interview below.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019771/cross-talk-2-deborah-garcia-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Deborah Garcia on 'Pedagogy' Today DeborahMGarcia 2017-07-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T17:30:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It is with much trepidation that I responded to the prompt of pedagogy issued for this round of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>. A bit of hesitation because having graduated less than two months ago the...wounds are fresh, shall we say. The hand that fed is not yet out of eyesight... The master is still very much near. Take your pick of idioms and metaphors; it is difficult to write on the subject within which one is so acutely implicated. I have been a product of it and continue to subject myself willingly to its current operators. What I have included as my response will react to the pieces written by fellow participants of this current Cross-Talk&mdash;participants who I also call my teachers, peers, and friends. Friends for now, I might add, for if these Cross-Talks are in any way successful they should at least shake these friendly foundations out of simple curiosity and mischievous delight&mdash;two things this writer is quite prone to.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019770/cross-talk-2-junejuly-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: JuneJuly on 'Pedagogy' Today JuneJuly 2017-07-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T13:02:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>When asking questions about how to teach architecture, we have to understand what architecture is as a profession. The profession, as the academy understands it, no longer exists. The service of architecture can largely be separated into two fields: design architecture and executive architecture. Design architecture is concerned with the design of space, and executive architecture with the delivery of that design. Pedagogy today attempts to prepare students for both of these roles, and in that way prepares them for neither. Contractors and fabricators are already comfortable executing architecture, and extra-disciplinary creative agencies (advertising, graphics, branding) take on the design of architecture without hesitation. This is indiscriminate to whether or not those who do the work were trained as architects. This will only continue.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019767/cross-talk-2-constance-vale-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Constance Vale on 'Pedagogy' Today Constance Vale 2017-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T08:15:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Pedagogy is animated theory that transforms the discipline. It emerges from discussion, debate, and creation and involves the collaboration of instructors, students, and institutions. Essential to pedagogical development is the understanding that architecture is a cultural discipline, one that thrives on creative speculations that enter into tension with external issues.[1]<a href="http://archinect.com/add_feature#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" target="_blank"></a> Effective architectural pedagogy alters the world beyond the boundary of its originating institution, changing conformist ideologies and empowering the disenfranchised via the implications of aesthetics.[2] In the pursuit of disciplinary transformation that will destabilize the status quo, pedagogy must first address how to forget and how to fail.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019622/cross-talk-2-patrick-geske-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today Patrick Geske 2017-07-27T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T15:54:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>At its core, architecture is a personal pursuit that involves an itinerant and systematic questioning of everything one grows up to find in the world&mdash;pre-existing as it were, solid and opaque as if somehow natural.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019075/announcing-the-winners-of-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017! Ellen Hancock 2017-07-27T04:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T11:08:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/qf/qf2ns8zzqh6wi883.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Earlier this year, we launched the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017" target="_blank">UK portfolio competition</a>&nbsp;to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019410/cross-talk-2-matthew-allen-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Matthew Allen on 'Pedagogy' Today Matthew Allen 2017-07-26T12:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:02:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not so long ago, not everyone would be expected to graduate from high school. &nbsp;(Graduation rates in the US: 1900: 6%; 1930: 55%; 2016: 83%.) Now college is more or less mandatory in many lines of work, and an advanced degree is almost a requirement to be an architect. But somehow an old idea persists: the idea of the architect as a generalist problem-solver, a gentleman amateur. This is a nineteenth century idea that fit, say, Frank Lloyd Wright, but, strangely enough, it also fits most contemporary architects that come to mind.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019166/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-of-the-present-frederick-l-ackerman-s-unrealized-vision-for-architectural-education-by-zachary-tate-porter Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter Zachary Tate Porter 2017-07-25T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T23:03:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In recent years, various social media platforms have reconfigured the distribution and consumption of architecture&mdash;a transformation that has reinvigorated the discipline and produced a wide array of provocative imagery. Yet, while architects can and should celebrate this exciting culture of exchange, there is also the risk of becoming too insulated from the problems and paradigms of larger culture. Ultimately, architectural schools bear the burden of navigating these forces and setting the tone for emerging professionals. As architectural educators chart the course for our discipline, they would be wise to revisit the pedagogical visions espoused by our predecessors.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction Cross-Talk #2: Pedagogy — Introduction Anthony Morey 2017-07-24T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T00:51:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/cr/crb1zb3qejtxzaqu.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>pedagogy&nbsp; </p> <p>|&#712;ped&#601;&#716;&#609;&auml;j&#275;|&nbsp; </p> <p> noun&nbsp;(plural&nbsp;<strong>pedagogies</strong>)&nbsp;the method and&nbsp;practice&nbsp;of&nbsp;teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical&nbsp;concept:<em>&nbsp;the&nbsp;relationship&nbsp;between applied linguistics and language&nbsp;pedagogy</em>&nbsp;|<em>&nbsp;subject-based&nbsp;pedagogies</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150016816/the-future-belongs-to-woodbury-an-interview-with-ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-the-university-s-brand-new-dean "The future belongs to Woodbury": an interview with Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, the University's brand new Dean Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-13T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T22:01:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhbf1k85ica8ybp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhbf1k85ica8ybp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhbf1k85ica8ybp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvhbf1k85ica8ybp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this installment of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><em>Deans List</em></a> we&nbsp;talk to Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, one month after starting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010185/ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-appointed-as-dean-of-woodbury-university-s-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">her new post as Dean</a>&nbsp;of the School of Architecture at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>, about the importance of economic diversity and the school's commitment to egalitarian and practical education.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150014679/at-ucla-s-year-end-reviews-a-diversity-of-impressive-student-work-makes-for-a-loud-rumble At UCLA's Year-End Reviews, a Diversity of Impressive Student Work Makes for a Loud 'Rumble' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As summer begins and the academic year comes to a close, all the rooms and narrow corridors of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s Perloff Hall are overflowing with models and drawings, celebrating the hard work of the students with the annual exhibition-style event, Rumble.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013834/screen-print-57-dora-epstein-jones-on-re-centering-the-building-in-architectural-discourse Screen/Print #57: Dora Epstein Jones On Re-centering 'the Building' in Architectural Discourse Nicholas Korody 2017-06-23T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T11:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34j2bp14nrxcg29y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34j2bp14nrxcg29y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34j2bp14nrxcg29y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34j2bp14nrxcg29y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;We <em>forgot </em>about buildings,&rdquo; claims <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum" target="_blank">Dora Epstein Jones</a> in this provocative essay for <em><a href="https://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/building" target="_blank">The Building</a></em>, a new volume edited by Jos&eacute; Arag&uuml;ez and published by Lars M&uuml;ller, featured here as part of Archinect&rsquo;s recurring series <em><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank">Screen/Print</a></strong></em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150010917/un-believable-utopias-6-forgotten-projects-and-their-provocative-stories (Un)believable Utopias: 6 Forgotten Projects and their Provocative Stories Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T10:06:00-04:00 >2017-07-08T16:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Consciously or otherwise, social context determines design. Architecture, in turn, is capable of not only representing political ideals but also of reinforcing or shaping them&mdash;for example, through fostering forms of collective living or through breaking down gendered behavioral norms. The following projects may not be well-remembered, but they represent ambitious attempts to address or challenge the status quo through the built environment.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world At Exhibit Columbus, Students Get a Chance to Test Their Ideas in the Real World Nicholas Korody 2017-06-15T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:08:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/x5/x55o9pjh1k327fl9.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>On August 26, the inaugural exhibition of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>, an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community, will open to the public. The exhibition will include six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities, that investigate the built environment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/85520/columbus" target="_blank">Columbus</a> and involved working closely with members of the community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012376/screen-print-56-alessandro-bava-and-oskar-johanson-reflect-on-the-future-of-the-aa-in-due Screen/Print #56: Alessandro Bava and Oskar Johanson Reflect on the Future of the AA in 'DUE' Nicholas Korody 2017-06-14T12:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>One of the preeminent schools of architecture in the world, the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association of Architecture</a> (AA) in London is in the midst of some significant changes. Brett Steele, the director of the school, is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982711/brett-steele-current-director-of-the-aa-appointed-dean-of-the-ucla-school-of-arts-and-architecture" target="_blank">heading out</a> to Los Angeles where he will serve as Dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. During this time of transition, the students and alumni of the AA have taken to the school&rsquo;s weekly publication <a href="http://due.aaschool.ac.uk/" target="_blank"><em>DUE</em></a>, featured here as part of Archinect&rsquo;s recurring series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>, to reflect on the past and project towards the future of the institution.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150011097/discussing-the-role-of-jargon-and-difficulty-with-harvard-gsd-s-k-michael-hays-lisa-haber-thomson Discussing the role of jargon and difficulty with Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson Julia Ingalls 2017-06-09T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T20:32:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s6/s6mj9cgv3ofnf651.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s6/s6mj9cgv3ofnf651.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s6/s6mj9cgv3ofnf651.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s6/s6mj9cgv3ofnf651.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Why are introductory architecture courses often packed with dense, off-putting jargon? It&rsquo;s a question I didn't anticipate asking an esteemed architectural historian and current Harvard GSD professor, yet after I unintentionally offended K. Michael Hays by publicly airing my annoyances with jargon and difficulty as part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005958/christopher-hawthorne-la-times-architecture-critic-reviews-harvard-s-first-online-architecture-course" target="_blank">a recap of a review of his new online course</a>, I realized that I needed to ask it. In fact, I owed it to the Professor; it&rsquo;s unfair to criticize someone&rsquo;s teaching style if one hasn&rsquo;t thoroughly experienced it, although I've taken courses taught by others that used a similar approach.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150004640/what-are-your-kids-doing-this-summer-a-look-at-architecture-summer-camps-around-the-country What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-27T11:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-04T02:16:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wti22e1n3f8igkrx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wti22e1n3f8igkrx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wti22e1n3f8igkrx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wti22e1n3f8igkrx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>At least in Los Angeles, we have already started hitting temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit signaling the coming of summer. For parents, this is often an urgent reminder that the school year will be ending soon and plans need to be in place for the summer. For those already expecting little builders out of their offspring, here are a few summer camp options to tide them over.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150002523/frank-gehry-architectural-education-and-the-future-of-prisons Frank Gehry, Architectural Education, and the “Future of Prisons” Leo Shaw 2017-04-12T11:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T19:13:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last week the Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper reported that <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, the 88-year old superstar of American architecture, is teaching a course at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> this spring entitled &ldquo;The Future of Prison.&rdquo;</p><p>To denizens of architecture Twitter, which has specialized in outrage over the past several months, the news seemed like a bad April Fool&rsquo;s joke. Even the course description had the tone-deaf optimism of a Silicon Valley pitch line, asking &ldquo;emerging architects to break free of current conventions and re-imagine what we now refer to as &lsquo;prison&rsquo; for a new era.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149999381/letters-of-acceptance-are-in-and-the-archinect-community-is-here-to-help Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help! Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-29T10:42:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T20:42:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7q9dkub0t9o5r9fp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7q9dkub0t9o5r9fp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7q9dkub0t9o5r9fp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7q9dkub0t9o5r9fp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again, when architectural hopefuls sit anxiously on their front step waiting for the mail or more likely, at their computers refreshing their inbox. And while many may have thought the difficult part was turning <em>in </em>the applications, they are probably figuring out by now, that making a decision on which program to accept can be just as taxing.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997749/michelle-addington-discusses-her-new-deanship-at-ut-austin-and-the-educational-opportunities-arising-from-the-political-hotbed-that-is-texas Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-28T11:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T11:44:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bq1tbols7kh1lfin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bq1tbols7kh1lfin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bq1tbols7kh1lfin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bq1tbols7kh1lfin.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This coming July, the <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin</a> will be getting a new dean of the School of Architecture.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149994098/michelle-addington-to-serve-as-the-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture-at-the-university-of-texas-at-austin" target="_blank">Michelle Addington</a>, who has spent the last eleven years teaching at <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" target="_blank">Yale</a>, will be leaving her post as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Design and taking over for Elizabeth Danze, who has been serving as interim dean at UT Austin since July 2016.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149998432/dean-s-list-qingyun-ma-of-the-university-of-southern-california Dean's List: Qingyun Ma of the University of Southern California Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T15:33:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufq31xwsdn20sgpo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufq31xwsdn20sgpo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufq31xwsdn20sgpo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufq31xwsdn20sgpo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/68561/qingyun-ma-part-i-the-idea-behind-s-p-a-m" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a>, Dean of <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California</a>, cares more about preserving what&rsquo;s right with the school, now celebrating its 100th year, than his own signature.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149995822/what-s-wrong-with-academia-on-alternative-schools-of-architecture What's Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture Joanne Pouzenc 2017-03-09T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-04-21T15:47:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Over the course of the last few years, debate around the form of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982777/which-news-stories-defined-architecture-education-in-2016" target="_blank">architectural education</a> has reached new levels of popularity, illustrated by the proliferation of reflexive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58357435/radical-pedagogies-in-architectural-education" target="_blank">initiatives</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit" target="_blank">conferences</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149967034/screen-print-44-education-trial-and-error-from-the-metropolitan-laboratory-magazine" target="_blank">publications</a>&nbsp;around artistic and architectural education as well as through the emergence of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" target="_blank">new experimental models</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149994453/student-works-designing-a-union-for-freelancers Student Works: Designing a Union for Freelancers Nicholas Korody 2017-03-03T12:48:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T10:18:30-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ox/oxp832j1tfordv8f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ox/oxp832j1tfordv8f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ox/oxp832j1tfordv8f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ox/oxp832j1tfordv8f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Technological, political and economic transformations over the last few decades have radically changed the nature of work. Today, we can draw floor plans as easily from bed as from the office. And with the emergence of platforms such as <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149993423/can-skwerl-bring-architecture-into-the-on-demand-economy" target="_blank">Skwerl</a>, the freelance economy looks like it could start to break up the centuries-old work structure of firms.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149990064/trump-s-travel-ban-architects-and-educators-respond Trump's Travel Ban: Architects and Educators Respond Nicholas Korody 2017-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T11:54:08-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rh/rhdczqa7ctd9euny.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rh/rhdczqa7ctd9euny.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rh/rhdczqa7ctd9euny.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rh/rhdczqa7ctd9euny.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last Friday, President Trump issued a highly controversial executive order that temporarily bans citizens and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries&mdash;Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. According to an attorney for the government, 100,000 visas have been <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/government-reveals-over-100000-visas-revoked-due-to-travel-ban/2017/02/03/7d529eec-ea2c-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?utm_term=.0a613aaf1118" target="_blank">revoked</a> already. Almost immediately after it was announced, architects and architecture schools decried the order. Some made reference to the fact that notable architects, like the late Dame Zaha Hadid, would not be allowed to enter the United States according to the restrictions. Universities felt an immediate effect, as faculty members and students were stranded abroad, unable to return to their classes.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149984821/how-to-inject-poetry-into-architecture-carme-pin-s-in-conversation-with-orhan-ayy-ce How to Inject Poetry into Architecture: Carme Pinós in Conversation with Orhan Ayyüce Nicholas Korody 2017-01-10T13:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T13:16:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8azxa00w4siot7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8azxa00w4siot7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8azxa00w4siot7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8azxa00w4siot7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Can architecture be both poetic and serve the needs of the people who use it? That&rsquo;s the question that orients this conversation between Orhan Ayyuce and Carme Pin&oacute;s, the award-winning Spanish architect. Conducted at the former home of the famed architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19722/richard-neutra" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a>&mdash;what is now the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences&mdash;the discussion was occasioned by a lecture Pin&oacute;s delivered at Cal Poly Pomona, upon her acceptance of the 2016 Neutra Award for Professional Excellence.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149982005/dean-s-list-kate-schwennsen-s-balancing-act-at-clemson-university Dean's List: Kate Schwennsen's balancing act at Clemson University Julia Ingalls 2016-12-27T10:02:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgk9b8yj5edjx929.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgk9b8yj5edjx929.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgk9b8yj5edjx929.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vg/vgk9b8yj5edjx929.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Kate Schwennsen, Dean of Clemson University's School of Architecture, is hoping to strike that ideal balance between theory and practice that will prepare students to not only tackle the day-to-day challenges of working in architecture, but give them the inspiration to explore new conceptual territory.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149980717/deans-list-special-how-architecture-school-leaders-are-responding-to-trump Deans List Special: How Architecture School Leaders are Responding to Trump Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T12:11:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T22:49:22-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19zsb9zsjbp9m3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19zsb9zsjbp9m3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19zsb9zsjbp9m3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19zsb9zsjbp9m3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As seen in the recent <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">#NotMyAIA shake-up</a>, the election of Donald Trump provoked a heated response within the architecture community. Many architects felt that now, more than ever, they had to voice their concerns over the president-elect's policies that threatened their professional values&mdash;chief among them, the leveraging of architecture to perpetuate xenophobic rhetoric, through one of Trump's loudest campaign promises, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">U.S./Mexico border wall</a>.</p><p>Many in architecture schools also felt the responsibility to organize and speak out, perhaps especially because of their position to influence the next generation of architects. Since the election, we've been reaching out to academic leaders from across the U.S. to hear how they were handling Trump's presidency&mdash;and what they were telling their students. We've gathered their responses here.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis At USC's 'Homeless Studio', Students Work Towards Real Solutions to the City's Homeless Crisis Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T21:18:44-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Just a few miles from the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>&nbsp;campus, Skid Row contains a significant portion of the homeless population of Los Angeles, a city in the midst of a declared <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" target="_blank">state of emergency</a>&nbsp;with nearly 47,000 people in total living in shelters and on the street. For R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges, two instructors at the USC School of Architecture, this city-wide crisis demands an architectural response. &ldquo;The homeless are always thinking about architecture. It's time we started thinking about them,&rdquo; they wrote in the syllabus for their course, Homeless Studio.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979644/architecture-2030-s-ed-mazria-outlines-an-environmentally-responsible-plan-for-the-architecture-and-design-industries Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria outlines an environmentally-responsible plan for the architecture and design industries Archinect 2016-11-21T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T20:38:30-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>A Sleeping Giant Awakens</strong><br>The election of Donald Trump, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">a hastily composed (and later retracted) post-election statement by the American Institute of Architects </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">(AIA)</a>, has galvanized the U.S. design community. After much soul-searching prompted by anxiety and anger, architects and our allied design and planning professionals have articulated a vibrant vision for themselves and their profession.</p>