Archinect - News 2018-05-22T17:44:41-04:00 First photos of David Chipperfield's new Royal Academy of Arts campus opening this weekend Alexander Walter 2018-05-17T16:28:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T13:31:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Academy of Arts</a> in London is in extraordinary party mode: to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary, the RA will host a weekend-long art festival on May 19 and 20 with plenty of events, tours, performances, tours, displays, and DJ sets. <br></p> <p>At the heart of the festivities is the grand opening of the new RA campus, a major redevelopment designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architects</a> which will dramatically increase available spaces to present to the public historic pieces from its vast collection, work of its Royal Academicians and the RA schools as well as hosting events and exhibitions.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge and The Lovelace Courtyard. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"One of the key features of the redevelopment is the new Weston Bridge between Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, uniting the two-acre campus and creating a new route between Piccadilly and Mayfair," the RA project outline explains. <br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Weston Bridge. Credit: Simon Menges.</figcaption></figure><p>"The unified campus provides 70% more public space tha...</p> RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Fellow will look at the adaptation of urban wildlife to mega-cities Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-15T15:06:00-04:00 >2018-05-15T15:06:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architecture</a>, alongside <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, has announced the winner of their twelfth <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Travelling Scholarship</a>. After receiving the highest number of entries of any year thus far, the annual, &pound;7,000 prize has been awarded to Steven Hutt of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Greenwich</a> for his proposal, &lsquo;East of Eden.&rsquo;</p> <p>Travelling to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Japan, Steven will investigate how urban wildlife has adapted to the rapid rise of densely populated mega-cities in the far east of Asia. Some of the urban environments Hutt will be looking include the &lsquo;Sanzhi Pod City&rsquo;&mdash;a dilapidated city that has become a breeding ground for five new species of orchid&mdash;and the wider Pearl River Delta&mdash;a rapidly growing concrete jungle with conditions that has also allowed other species to thrive&mdash;among others.</p> <p>Norman Foster, whose Foundation helps support the program, said: "In the end, we all felt the winning proposal dealt with a topic that was extremely relevant given the accel...</p> Amid major campus expansion, CCA announces Keith Krumwiede as new Dean of Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-14T20:03:00-04:00 >2018-05-14T20:03:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of the Arts</a> has announced Keith Krumwiede as the school's new Dean of Architecture. Beginning in August, Krumwiede will be taking over duties from Lisa Findley, who has been serving as Interim Dean since Jonathan Massey <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">left to head</a> the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan</a> back in August of 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled to welcome educator, designer, author, and satirist Keith<br>Krumwiede to CCA. Keith is a multifaceted professional that maintains a rare sense of humor about architecture while greatly advancing the field through his work in higher education, scholarship, criticism, and design,&rdquo; says CCA Provost Tammy Rae Carland. &ldquo;I am looking forward to seeing the students and the division benefit from his wide-ranging experience, critical insights, architectural knowledge, and demonstrated leadership in the classroom.&rdquo;</p> <p>Krumwiede is joining the school from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently an Arnold W. Brunner/...</p> Introducing Architecture for Landscape: YACademy's higher education course Sponsor 2018-05-14T08:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T13:54:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href=";utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_campaign=ya1_landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YACademy&rsquo;s higher education course</a> offers 8 scholarships, and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms.</p> <p>110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop, and special lectures from and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms like JEAN NOUVEL DESIGN, EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA, SNOHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA &amp; AA.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>From Stonehenge to Greek temples, <strong>architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape</strong>, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. <strong>Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade</strong>, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: <strong>architects must not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to design architecture that responds to each landscape&rsquo;s specific feature</strong> and generates wonderful and unique space...</p> Modernist Columbia, IN building finds new life as architecture school outpost Alexander Walter 2018-05-04T13:42:00-04:00 >2018-05-04T13:42:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Next fall, Indiana University announced Monday, the building will house the university&rsquo;s new master of architecture program, serving as an outpost of the flagship Bloomington campus 36 miles to the west. But this will be no ordinary outpost. Columbus, a small-town architectural mecca, boasts buildings by such renowned architects as Eliel and Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Chicago&rsquo;s Harry Weese.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Blair Kamin tells the story of the former <em>The Republic</em> newspaper building&mdash;a modernist gem designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a> partner Myron Goldsmith and opened in 1971&mdash;which will soon find a second life as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiana University</a>'s&nbsp;new architecture graduate program studio in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus, Indiana</a>.</p> Balkrishna Doshi's 2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate Lecture to be streamed live on May 16th Hope Daley 2018-05-02T18:14:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T18:14:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balkrishna Doshi</a>, the 2018 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, will present his public lecture&nbsp;&ldquo;Paths Uncharted&rdquo; on May 16th at 6:30pm EST.&nbsp;Professor Doshi&rsquo;s lecture will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook and Instagram via @UofTDaniels. Following the event, the recording will be made available on the Daniels Faculty&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design</a> will host this event in their new Daniels Building designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a> in collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ERA Architects</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adamson &amp; Associates</a>.&nbsp;This year marks the 40th anniversary of the&nbsp;Pritzker&nbsp;Prize,&nbsp;and the first time that the international award will be presented in Canada.</p> <p>The public is invited to participate in this educational initiative, which aims to heighten discussion and debate around architecture, stimulate awareness of work in the field, and inspire greater creativity within the architectural profession.&nbsp;</p>... Young Talent Architecture Award student projects to be exhibited at 2018 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2018-05-02T15:54:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T15:54:29-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As one of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">collateral events</a> to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Talent Architecture Award</a>&nbsp;exhibition will feature the graduation projects of the competition's four winners (who will be announced in June) and 12 finalists.&nbsp;Organized by the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe, the YTAA distinguishes top-notch&nbsp;graduation projects from European architecture, urban planning and landscape schools.</p> <p>For its second edition, the competition reeled in 334 nominated projects from 451 students representing 118 schools in 32 European countries &mdash; with China and South Korea participating as guest countries.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;A Ruin Re-storied&rdquo; by Alice Hiley. Year of realization: 2016. Photographer: Alice Hiley, Courtesy of Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;Borrowed Scenery&rdquo; by Shenpei Ha. Year of realization: 2016. Courtesy of Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe.</figcaption></figure><p>Open during the Venice Biennale from May 26 through November 25, the exhibition will display images, drawings, and videos of the proje...</p> New Call for Submissions for MONU #29 - Narrative Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2018-05-02T13:21:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T13:21:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>One important outcome of our last <strong>MONU issue #28</strong> on <strong>"Client-shaped Urbanism"</strong> was the realization that in order to create better cities, we need to improve the communication among everybody involved in the creation of cities, whether they are clients, developers, municipalities, architects, urban designers, or the users of cities, to name just a few. Especially for architects and urban designers, one way to make themselves understood better, is to use the power of "narratives", helping them to connect not only to experts and intellectuals in the field, but to everybody else too. To find out what such urban and architectural narratives might look like today - and what they were like in the past - how they can be crafted, where they may be used and how narratives can help improving our cities in general is one of the main aims of the upcoming issue of <strong>MONU</strong> that we call<strong> "Narrative Urbanism"</strong>.</p> <p>In the history of human civilisation, narratives and storytelling have always been an importa...</p> Cranbrook Academy of Art appoints Gretchen Wilkins as new Head of Architecture and Architect-in-Residence Justine Testado 2018-04-27T16:16:00-04:00 >2018-04-30T09:01:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranbrook Academy of Art</a> announced today that Gretchen Wilkins will be the new Head of the Architecture Department and the institution's ninth Architect-in-Residence.&nbsp;Amy Green Deines, the dean of Cranbrook Academy, praised Wilkins as &ldquo;a collaborative leader with strong connections and a deep knowledge of the international architecture community&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Having nearly 20 years of architectural teaching and practice, Gretchen Wilkins is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Design at RMIT University's Vietnam campus. She also&nbsp;previously directed RMIT&rsquo;s Master of Urban Design program in Melbourne, Barcelona, and Ho Chi Minh City. She&nbsp;earned her Ph.D. from RMIT University and her M.Arch from the University of Michigan.&nbsp;</p> <p>From her teaching experience in Australia and Asia over the last decade, Wilkins continues to focus her work on the city and cultivating its creative and productive industries.&nbsp;Keeping her ties strong in Detroit, she has&nbsp;collaborated with the Detroit Riverfront...</p> Editor's Picks #485 Nam Henderson 2018-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2018-04-25T21:15:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a> focused on Criticism. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> kicked things off<br></p> <p>"<em>Does criticism today have a role in architecture at all? At least, does the version of criticism that exists today have a role? ...There is no real criticism in architecture today; it has vacated its own integrity for the sake of visual relevance.</em>"<br></p> <p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> chimed in "<em>Wonderfully clear and thoughtful. &nbsp;This is the kind of analysis that everyone can understand. &nbsp;Hopefully this can begin to bridge the gap between so many who love architecture without the semantic jungle that passes for criticism robbing them of a voice.</em>"</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p>Later, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemens Finkelstein</a> began to "unpack a fundamental error in architectural criticism brought about by this lackadaisical state: the confusion between criticism and critique".</p> <p>Responding to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a> entry on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Johnson</a>, <strong>Donatello D'Anconia</strong> wrote "<em>Thank you for including this insight into the architect's financial capital...With knowledge of Johnson's fortune, it is no ...</em></p> Into the Uncanny Valley Places Journal 2018-04-24T15:17:00-04:00 >2018-04-24T14:57:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Architectural representations often embody the tension between familiar and unfamiliar. In an effective rendering, the new buildings or landscapes share the same illusionistic space with images of existing buildings or landscapes, producing an almost exquisite confusion between real and unreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architectural <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renderings</a> are not photographs; or are they?&nbsp;Susan Piedmont-Palladino examines the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hyper-real</a> imagined worlds of contemporary architectural drawings through theories of the uncanny, and considers the disconcerting effect that occurs when "we can't quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world."</p> The biometric identities of buildings Alexander Walter 2018-04-20T13:37:00-04:00 >2018-04-24T14:33:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>[...] iPhoto confused a human friend of mine &ndash; I&rsquo;ll call him Mike &ndash; with a building called the Great Mosque of Cordoba. [...] Rather than viewing this as a failure, I realized I had found a new insight: Just as people&rsquo;s faces have features that can be recognized by algorithms, so do buildings. That began my effort to perform facial recognition on buildings &ndash; or, more formally, &ldquo;architectural biometrics.&rdquo; Buildings, like people, may just have biometric identities too.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor of Art History at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Rochester</a>, elaborates on his research with 'facial recognition' on buildings to unlock architectural secrets.</p> A+D Museum & RCHS announce The Alley Fellowship Anthony Morey 2018-04-18T17:12:00-04:00 >2018-04-18T17:13:05-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> has announced the unveiling of their inaugural fellowship program, developed in collaboration with the LA-based multi-disciplinary design firm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>.</p> <p>The aim of the The Alley Fellowship is to produce a two-month rotating exhibition and lecture series and is open to emerging, young, progressive artists in Los Angeles. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fellowship</a> will be awarded to six artists, selected by a seven-member jury consisting of artists, designers, and architects from the A+D Museum and Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The jury will select based on which projects best embody the spirit of transdisciplinary creative exploration, a key focus area for RCHS and A+D.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A+D Museum</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;A fundamental aspect of the A+D&rsquo;s mission is to produce a platform for analysis, exploration, and for the ever-expanding perspectives of our field regardless of their historical arenas. The Alley Fellowship is a direct expression of this mission, it explores the means and modes of contemporary inquiry a...</p> Kenneth Frampton wins 2018 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Justine Testado 2018-04-18T14:59:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T06:51:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>English architectural writer, critic, and educator Kenneth Frampton will receive the honorable&nbsp;Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement&nbsp;award during the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Architecture Biennale</a> next month. Frampton was selected by the Board of the Venice Biennale, upon recommendation of 2018 Biennale curators <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Trained as an architect at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association School of Architecture</a>, Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University GSAPP</a>, where he has taught at since 1972. Over the years, he has also taught at the Royal College of Art in London, ETH Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne, and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.</p> <p>He has written numerous essays and books on modern and contemporary architecture, including influential titles like the &ldquo;Modern Architecture: A Critical History&rdquo;, &ldquo;Towards a Critical Regionalism&rdquo;, &ldquo;Studies on Tectonic Culture&rdquo;, and &ldquo;A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Compa...</p> Steven Holl's Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU to open April 21 Hope Daley 2018-04-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2018-04-17T15:14:14-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>' new&nbsp;Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)</a>&nbsp;will open to the public on April 21, 2018. The ICA's new building named the Markel Center will debut with its inaugural exhibition&nbsp;<em>Declaration</em>, an exploration of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contemporary art</a>&rsquo;s power to respond to pressing social issues. This will be Virginia's first&nbsp;art institution dedicated exclusively to exhibiting contemporary art.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU Markel Center at night. Image: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial view of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Image: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>The building features dual entrances opening to the city&rsquo;s arts district on one side and VCU&rsquo;s Monroe Park campus on the other, providing a connection between the two.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>View of the Royall Forum at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Image: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><p>Steven Holl Architects activated the 41,000 square feet of space with an open design to create flexibility. With an inviting 33-foot-high central forum, ...</p> Get Lectured: East LA College, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-04-13T15:43:00-04:00 >2018-04-13T15:43:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;in Monterey Park has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District. Here's their upcoming Spring '18 lecture series.</p> <p><strong>Apr 20&nbsp;</strong><br>Gerard Smulevich<br>Architectural Photography Legacy of Julius Shulman&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 4 </strong><br>Wendy Gilmartin&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>May 18 </strong><br>Glen Small <br>Visionary &amp; Futuristic Architecture<strong></strong></p> <p>All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Vincent Price Museum Auditorium.&nbsp;Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;pag...</p> Apply now for 2018 AA Istanbul Visiting School - Robotic Mediations! Sponsor 2018-04-12T12:13:00-04:00 >2018-04-12T12:42:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Istanbul Visiting School</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><br></p><p>AA ISTANBUL VISITING SCHOOL &ndash; ROBOTIC MEDIATIONS&nbsp;<br><em>Monday June 25 &ndash; Friday 6 July 6, 2018</em><br></p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large- scale prototyping techniques from previous years, while bringing together a range of experts from internationally acclaimed academic institutions and practices, Architectural Association, Zaha Hadid Architects, among others.</p> <p>AA Istanbul Visiting School investigates the inherent associations between form, material, and structure through the rigorous implementation of innovative design and fabrication techniques. Computational methods for design, analysis, and fabrication are coupled with physical experimentation, fostering &lsquo;learning-by- experimentation&rsquo; in an active collaborative studio environment. Throughout the design and f...</p> Beyond the Map: Spikescapes and Wild Strawberries Places Journal 2018-04-10T15:30:00-04:00 >2018-04-10T15:30:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Geography is getting stranger: the map is breaking up. Now we need to attend to the unnatural places, the escape zones and gap spaces, the places that are sites of surprise but also of bewilderment and unease.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Negotiating the hostile architectures of the modern city&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;from the anti-pedestrian cobbles of a median strip to the unloved landscape of a traffic island&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;geographer Alistair Bonnett reflects on the increasingly disciplinarian nature of public space, and by crossing roads and planting strawberries, experiments with modes of resistance.&nbsp;</p> Architecture students at Harvard's GSD pressure the administration to respond to the Shitty Men in Architecture List Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-10T12:41:00-04:00 >2018-04-13T18:44:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard</a>'s campus, students in their Graduate School of Design programs are pressuring the administration to respond to an anonymous spreadsheet that catalogued incidences of assault, harassment and other abuses in the industry. The spreadsheet, known as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shitty Men in&nbsp;Architecture list</a>, was created after&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier was accused by five women of sexual harassment</a>, ushering in a #metoo moment for the industry. Inspired by the Shitty Media Men list that outed numerous predatory journalists back in October of last year, the anonymous creator(s) launched the crowdsourced document to give the architecture community a platform for sharing their own stories of abuse in an anonymous and safe way. They insist, in a disclaimer that is part of the document, that the content should not be seen as "legally true."</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to the school's paper</a>,&nbsp;<em>The Harvard Crimson</em>, the list "contained anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct and racist acts allegedly perpetrated by more than a dozen GSD s...</p> Rigorous Design and Socially Engaged Practice Go Hand-in-Hand at Washington University in St. Louis Sponsor 2018-04-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-04T12:34:36-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis</a></em></strong></p> <p>With its tree-lined streets and stately architecture, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shaw</a> is among St. Louis&rsquo; oldest and most elegant neighborhoods.</p> <p>It is also among the city&rsquo;s most integrated. According to U.S. Census data, in 2010, Shaw&rsquo;s population was 51.7 percent white and 41.9 percent black.</p> <p>But neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Building typologies in Shaw. Courtesy Cierra Higgins, Ashley Holder, Danning Liang, and Suyin Yao.</figcaption></figure><p>&ldquo;In Shaw, segregation is social rather than spatial,&rdquo; says Cierra Higgins, who is pursuing dual master&rsquo;s degrees in architecture and urban design in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts</a> at Washington University in St. Louis.<br></p> <p>Last fall, Higgins spent months researching and exploring Shaw as part of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Segregation by Design</a>. The class&mdash;developed by Sam Fox School assistant professor Catalina Freixas and Mark Abbott of Harris-Stowe State University, with funding from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The...</a></p> AA annual report shows upwards of $1M loss last year Hope Daley 2018-04-04T14:08:00-04:00 >2018-04-04T14:08:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Architectural Association made a loss in excess of &pound;800,000 last year, its annual report has revealed. The cash-strapped school &ndash; which made nine redundancies this winter &ndash; posted net expenditure of &pound;819,732 for the year ending 31 July 2017, according to accounts due to be filed at Companies House. This compared with a net income of &pound;244,551 in the previous year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA</a>'s annual report stated the "Expenditure increased in the year due to one-off costs in governance reform as part of preparation for the TDAP application, together with increased costs of compliance monitoring and property rentals at Bedford Square."&nbsp;</p> <p>The report also states an income issue with student numbers not meeting their target resulting in a tuition fee income of around $22M for last year.&nbsp;</p> <p>On a positive note the AA's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gender pay gap</a> report showed the school's median female staff salary way equal to its median male salary.&nbsp;</p> Belgian Architect Aude-Line Dulière Wins Harvard GSD’s 2018 Wheelwright Prize Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-03T13:33:00-04:00 >2018-04-03T15:29:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a> has awarded its coveted $100,000 architectural research travel grant, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wheelwright Prize</a>,&nbsp;to Belgian architect Aude-Line Duli&egrave;re. Established in 1935 and originally intended for Harvard GSD alumni, the fellowship has now become an open international competition&nbsp;supporting travel-based research and investigative approaches to contemporary design.</p> <p>Duli&egrave;re has won the 2018 Prize for her proposal&nbsp;<em>Crafted Images: Material Flows, Techniques, and Uses in Set Design Construction&mdash;</em>a project which aims "to examine construction methods and supply systems in the global film industry, engaging the space-making elements of film and set design as well as potential innovations around material use and reuse throughout architecture and construction generally."</p> <p>Duli&egrave;re holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard GSD and has worked as an architect and film-production design assistant&nbsp;since 2003. She was a designer at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield Architect...</a></p> Watch these robots build a timber house structure in Switzerland Alexander Walter 2018-03-30T14:57:00-04:00 >2018-03-30T15:12:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A team of researchers from Swiss university ETH Zurich is to use robots to help assemble prefabricated timber modules into a 100 sq m, three-storey house. [...] The robots use information from a CAD model to cut and arrange the beams, then drill holes and connect them. Human workers bolt the beams together.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: NCCR Digital Fabrication / Roman Keller</figcaption></figure><p>The Spatial Timber Assemblies robotic research project, with support from Switzerland's&nbsp;National Centre of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication, is the first large-scale architectural&nbsp;application for the construction robots at the new&nbsp;Robotic Fabrication Laboratory at the ETH Zurich.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: NCCR Digital Fabrication / Roman Keller</figcaption></figure><p>"Unlike traditional timber frame construction, Spatial Timber Assemblies can manage without reinforcement plates because the required rigidity and load-bearing result from the geometric structure," the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCCR project description</a> explains.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: NCCR Digital Fabrication / Roman Keller</figcaption></figure><p>"Not only does this save material; it also opens up new creative possibilities. A total of six spatial, geometrically unique timber modules will be prefabricated in this way for the first time. Lorries will then transport them to the DFAB HOUSE construction site at the NEST in D&uuml;bendorf, where they will be joined to build a two-...</p> Francesca Hughes named Head of University of Technology Sydney’s School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2018-03-30T14:01:00-04:00 >2018-03-30T14:02:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>An architectural theorist, educator, and specialist in architecture&rsquo;s transforming relationship to technology has been appointed as the new Head of the University of Technology Sydney&rsquo;s School of Architecture. Professor Francesca Hughes has more than 25 years experience in the field of architectural education, theory and practice and will join UTS&rsquo;s School of Architecture in October 2018.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Steven Holl Foundation's Architecture Residents will Design Astronomy Center This Summer Sponsor 2018-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T15:21:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a></em></strong> </p> <p>The Steven Myron Holl Foundation has announced the application for this year&rsquo;s summer architecture residency. Entitled Rural Compression: Cosmic Dust,&nbsp;this year&rsquo;s topic intersects architecture, the ecology of the Hudson Valley, and astronomy. Through studios and critiques with accomplished architects, residents will produce designs for a center for observational cosmology in the Hudson Valley.</p> <p>5 residents will be selected for this year&rsquo;s program.&nbsp; Past residents have ranged from undergraduates and graduate students from Harvard, Columbia, Pratt and Sci Arc, as well as practicing architects and young professionals.</p> <figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Applications for the 2018 Residency are due May 6. Photo courtesy of Steven Myron Holl Foundation</figcaption></figure><p>The month-long residency is comprised of intensive studios with instructors Steven Holl, Eirini Tsachrelia and Christian Wassman, field trips to significant art institutions in the Hudson Valley, and group critiq...</p> John Brown named Dean of University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design Alexander Walter 2018-03-28T15:26:00-04:00 >2018-03-28T15:27:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The University of Calgary has announced the appointment of Dr. John L. Brown as the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design [...] John holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba (1980), a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas (1983), a Master of Science in Building Design from Columbia University (1984), and a PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2017) [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a statement, the freshly appointed Dean Brown said: "I am humbled to be named Dean of a Faculty committed to entrepreneurial thinking in the built environment. Our cities are facing big challenges, and we need out-of-the-box solutions to build a better future. This philosophy has a natural fit with Calgary, which is often cited as Canada&rsquo;s most enterprising city. Our researchers and students are working with industry and government partners to explore new ways of disrupting the status quo in the design and construction industries, and dramatically improve the quality of the built and natural environments. In 2021, the Faculty of Environmental Design celebrates its 50th anniversary. I commit that, by that date, we will have extended and expanded our reputation as the global hub for entrepreneurial design thinking in the built environment."</p> A+D Museum launches Guest Curator Program Anthony Morey 2018-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-29T20:35:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and promote progressive architecture and design equal to the rigor, enthusiasm, and diversity that exists within the culture we represent.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embracing its refreshed direction and trajectory</a>, The A+D Museum is proud to announce the launch of the Guest Curator Program. The program is a year-long experiment for testing and understanding traditional modes, models, and means to architectural and design curation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The program invites five guest curators to work alongside the A+D to tackle all aspects of the manner in which <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums</a> and the dissemination of knowledge are addressed. The direct output of the program is not defined but is instead understood as a collection of tangents into publications, public events, conversations and curatorial adventures &mdash; if not to say; it is a mere melting pot for creative cultural endeavors. Working with today's mediums, questions, and inquiries, the program will look to set the groundwork for architecture and design's curatorial practices of tomorrow by understanding their limits today.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a statement by the A+D,&nbsp;"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibitions</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curation</a> and experimentation through making at large are one of ...</p> Applications are now open for Emergent Technologies and Design (M.Sc. / M.Arch.) 2018-19 Sponsor 2018-03-22T13:50:00-04:00 >2018-03-22T13:50:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA EmTech</a></strong></em><br></strong></p> <p><strong>AA Emergent Technologies &amp; Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication.</strong></p> <p>Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms.</p> <p>Our focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued by multiple iterations through hypothesis, material and computational experimentation, robotic fabr...</p> Johnston Marklee's Mark Lee appointed to Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-03-22T13:49:00-04:00 >2018-03-26T01:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University's Graduate School of Design</a> has appointed&nbsp;Mark Lee&nbsp;as Chair of the Department of Architecture, effective July 1, 2018. Lee&nbsp;has taught at the school since 2013 and was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently named</a> Professor in Practice of Architecture, also going into effect July 1, 2018. He will be succeeding <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">K. Michael Hays</a>, who has served as Interim Chair of the Department since 2016.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to be entrusted with the chairmanship of the Department of Architecture at the GSD,&rdquo; Lee says.&nbsp;&ldquo;In advancing both the discipline and the profession of architecture, the Department has been without parallel; I look forward to building upon the formidable achievements of my predecessors and this deeply-rooted tradition of excellence. We stand on the threshold of a very challenging, but exciting, future. I feel confident that architecture&rsquo;s best days lie ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lee is a principal and founding partner of the Los Angeles-based&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>, an internationally recognized firm with over 30 major awar...</p> Adrian Parr appointed architecture dean at University of Texas at Arlington Alexander Walter 2018-03-21T14:03:00-04:00 >2018-03-26T01:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Adrian Parr has been appointed dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington. Parr is the holder of the UNESCO Chair on Water Access and Sustainability at the University of Cincinnati, where she is a Professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Science with a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and Interior Design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The University of Texas at Arlington not only invited Adrian Parr to transition jobs from&nbsp;Cincinnati to Arlington but also hired her husband, Michael Zaretsky,&nbsp;architect and director of the MetroLAB design/build initiative at the University of Cincinnati, and associate dean of faculty affairs and curriculum in the Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning to join the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering at UTA.</p> <p>"The simultaneous addition of Parr and Zaretsky to our faculty, with their tremendous experience and expertise in the design and development of sustainable urban communities, will have a long-lasting impact on our ability to produce the next generation urbanists, architects, engineers and scientists," UTA Provost Teik C. Lim said.<br></p>