Archinect - News 2018-08-21T00:44:52-04:00 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-08-20T15:28:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T15:28:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'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>&nbsp;The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a> will be kicking off their Fall 2018 lecture series this week! Check out their list of events below.</p> <p><strong>Aug 22</strong><br>Doug Jackson / Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo<br>Exhibition: &ldquo;SOUPERgreen SPREADS&rdquo;, Aug 21-Sept 7 at Annis Gallery</p> <p><strong>Aug 29</strong><br>Brent Leggs / National Trust for Historic Preservation</p> <p><strong>Sept 5</strong><br>Mack Scogin / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects<br></p> <p><strong>Sept 12</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian Kerez</a> / Christian Kerez Studio</p> <p><strong>Sept 26</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Lee</a> / Johnston Marklee</p> <p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br>Andrew +&nbsp;Yasmin Watts / Newtecnic</p> <p><strong>Oct 10</strong><br>Walter Hood / <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hood De...</a></p> Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse Orhan Ayyüce 2018-08-13T18:59:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T14:24:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>This summer&rsquo;s extreme weather has hit home some stark realities. Climate disaster is not slated to happen in some far-flung theoretical future. It&rsquo;s here, and now.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Penned by Nafeez Ahmed, investigative journalist, recovering academic, tracking the Crisis of Civilization, the article points to a more urgent than urgent times in terms of civilisation and not merely the climate change.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Also an urgent quote from a friend internalizing the article for architecture, "I am surprised that with contemporary conditions that require a radical re-orientation and re-conceptualization of discipline and profession, architecture professors continue to talk about elements, tectonic, "Fundamentals", context, composition, scale, poche, sustainability... Bla,bla...&nbsp;Let's build a new ontology..."<br></p> <p>-Alex Santander, Architect. Tijuana, Mexico</p> Harvard GSD tops graduate school ranking Hope Daley 2018-08-08T14:58:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T14:32:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's</a> Master in Architecture 2 program has been ranked number one on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 BAM (Best Architecture Masters) Ranking</a>. Different postgraduate study programs have been selected from the best architecture schools in the world in this year edition of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QS Ranking by Subjects&nbsp;&ndash; Architecture / Built Environment</a>. Out of these, 20 programs were selected in this year's BAM Ranking, reflecting the best masters programs from around the world.&nbsp;</p> The Complete University Guide ranks 10 best UK universities to study architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-07T12:53:00-04:00 >2018-08-07T13:39:20-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Every year, a host of lists emerge ranking architecture schools around the world. For some, they serve as a useful guide to choosing where to pursue their studies. For others, the lists are subjective and have little real value.</p> <p>The Complete University Guide,&nbsp;which ranks university courses according to graduate prospects, entry standards, research quality and student satisfaction, has just released its 2019 rankings for studies in architecture. You can check out the full list or rankings <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Here, we list the top schools for studies in architecture, according to the Complete University Guide.</p> <ol><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Bath</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Cambridge</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Sheffield</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University College London</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Strathclyde</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newcastle University</a></li><li>Cardiff University</li><li>Queen's University, Belfast</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Edinburgh</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester School of Architecture</a></li></ol> J. Meejin Yoon named Cornell's next AAP Dean Alexander Walter 2018-07-24T13:04:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T07:51:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>American architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. Meejin Yoon</a>, founding principal of the Boston-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a> (with partner&nbsp;Eric H&ouml;weler) and currently head of the architecture department at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's&nbsp;School of Architecture and Planning</a>, has been appointed as the next Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell University</a>. <br></p> <p>Yoon, herself an AAP alumna (B.Arch. '95), will commence her&nbsp;five-year term as the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean on January 1, 2019. She will be succeeding Kent Kleinman, AAP Dean&nbsp;from 2008 to 2018, and the current interim Dean, Kieran Donaghy.</p> <p>In a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> published today, AAP praised Yoon for her achievements as department head at MIT and her experience as practitioner:</p> <p><em>Yoon's current research interests include the role of technology in contemporary design culture, the instrumentality of design in the public realm, and the social and environmental responsibility of the built environment.<br></em></p> <p><em>She has been teaching at MIT since 2001, beginning as an assistant professo...</em></p> Biogenic, bacteria-powered solar cells can generate electricity even under overcast skies Alexander Walter 2018-07-20T15:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-20T15:01:46-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like British Columbia and parts of northern Europe where overcast skies are common. With further development, these solar cells&mdash;called &ldquo;biogenic&rdquo; because they are made of living organisms&mdash;could become as efficient as the synthetic cells used in conventional solar panels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While this isn't the first&nbsp;effort to build biogenic,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bacteria</a>-powered solar cells, scientists at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of British Columbia</a> claim to have <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discovered</a> a novel, highly cost-effective, and much more sustainable way to use the photosynthesis capabilities of certain bacteria to convert light (even dim&nbsp;light) to energy.&nbsp;</p> <p>"They genetically engineered E. coli to produce large amounts of lycopene&mdash;a dye that gives tomatoes their red-orange colour and is particularly effective at harvesting light for conversion to energy," explains the UBC announcement. "The researchers coated the bacteria with a mineral that could act as a semiconductor, and applied the mixture to a glass surface. With the coated glass acting as an anode at one end of their cell, they generated a current density of 0.686 milliamps per square centimetre&mdash;an improvement on the 0.362 achieved by others in the field."</p> <p>More research is needed to turn this newly discovered method into market-ready biogenic solar panels.</p>... Fresh from the studios: 10 architectural student projects for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2018-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Test Bed</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carolyn Tam</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C SOFA</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salman Basharat</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collaborative Galleries in Chelsea</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xinxin Li</a> with Ran An<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic Elegance</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Annabelle Roper</a> with Jasmin Goldberg<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto Mixed Use Mat-Typology</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Levi Mullan</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JERICHO [Art Center]</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nayef Mazraani</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture After the End of Work</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason Minor</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Portfolio</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph Young</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Textile Workshop + Co-working space</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hoi Yee Lim</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project</em> post to your Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> profile, ...</p> Celebrating Architecture: new film promotes diversity in architecture education and the profession at large Alexander Walter 2018-07-03T18:22:00-04:00 >2018-07-03T18:23:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Nearly 94% of British architects are white, despite 14% of the UK population being of a black and minority ethnic background. [...] Warren is featured [...] in a new film due to premiere at the Royal College of Art (RCA) this month. Celebrating Architecture, which aims to encourage diversity in the profession, will be accompanied by architecture workshops for around 80 pupils from communities under-represented in the profession.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Celebrating Architecture</em> initiative is co-lead by Venetia Wolfenden of the education and architecture consultancy&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Learners</a> together with design and technology school teacher, Neil Pinder. The film is scheduled to launch this month at London's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal College of Art</a>, hosted by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Foundation</a>, in conjunction with two architecture workshop days for local children and teens from communities that have traditionally not been encouraged enough to pursue a career in architecture.<br></p> New urban science major coming to MIT this fall Alexander Walter 2018-06-22T17:52:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T17:52:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Urban settlements and technology around the world are co-evolving as flows of population, finance, and politics are reshaping the very identity of cities and nations. Rapid and profound changes are driven by pervasive sensing, the growth and availability of continuous data streams, advanced analytics, interactive communications and social networks, and distributed intelligence. At MIT, urban planners and computer scientists are embracing these exciting new developments.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>&nbsp;faculty recently voted to have its existing urban planning and computer science programs join forces and create a new undergraduate degree, the bachelor of science in urban science and planning with computer science.</p> <p>"The rise of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">autonomous vehicles</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sensor-enabled self-management of natural resources</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cybersecurity</a> for critical infrastructure, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">biometric identity</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sharing or gig economy</a>, and continuous public engagement opportunities through social networks and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">data</a> and visualization are a few of the elements that are converging to shape our places of living," explains the university's announcement.<br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hashim Sarkis</a>, dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, said: &ldquo;Every now and then, the world puts in front of us new problems that require new tools and forms of knowledge to address them. The growing challenges that cities are facing today has prompted us to develop this new major in urban science. We are combining the tools of AI and ...</p> MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design appoints Angi Bourgeois as new dean Alexander Walter 2018-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T14:24:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A highly respected faculty member and administrator in Mississippi State&rsquo;s Department of Art has been named the new dean of the university&rsquo;s College of Architecture, Art and Design [...]. Effective July 1, Professor Angi Elsea Bourgeois will lead CAAD after serving nearly two years as the head of its Department of Art, home to the Magnolia State&rsquo;s largest undergraduate studio art program. She succeeds the college&rsquo;s founding dean Jim West [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>"An MSU faculty member since 2002, Bourgeois has taught a variety of art history courses and climbed the academic ranks with a promotion to professor coinciding with her appointment as art department head," reads MSU's announcement. "She was re-elected to a two-year term in January as secretary for the Italian Art Society, an international scholarly organization that she joined in 2004."</p> The Design School at ASU names Marc Neveu as new program head of architecture Alexander Walter 2018-06-08T18:17:00-04:00 >2018-06-08T18:19:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Marc Neveu will be joining The Design School in Arizona State University&rsquo;s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in fall 2018 as the new program head for the school&rsquo;s innovative architecture program. As former chair of graduate and undergraduate architecture programs and current associate dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, Neveu brings a fresh perspective to The Design School&rsquo;s rapidly evolving architecture program.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Under Neveu&rsquo;s leadership, the undergraduate program at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a> was ranked nationally by Design Intelligence for the first time in the program&rsquo;s history and has moved up in the rankings the last three years," explains a statement by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASU</a>'s The Design&nbsp;School. "Currently the executive editor of the biannual peer-reviewed Journal of Architectural Education, the former Fulbright fellow is a widely acclaimed educator and scholar whose research considers the role of history in contemporary praxis. His essays have been published in Architecture&rsquo;s Appeal, with a forthcoming manuscript slated to be published this year."</p> Sarah Deyong named UNL Architecture Program Director Alexander Walter 2018-05-25T14:51:00-04:00 >2018-05-29T02:50:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Sarah Deyong, associate professor at Texas A&amp;M University, has accepted the appointment of Architecture Program director with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln&rsquo;s College of Architecture. Deyong will assume her position with the college July 1st. [...] Deyong is known internationally for her research focused on the post-WWII period to the present, underscoring the symbiotic relationship between HTC and design practice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Today, we find ourselves in a dynamic situation, with new technologies and digital tools, for example," Deyong laid out the focus of her directorship. "The utility of history and theory is that it brings the longer, canonical perspective of how we define ourselves into play. We learn from both failures and successes. Since architecture is inherently collaborative, we best prepare our students for the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary practice when we define ourselves as a discipline with design at its core."</p> Andrés Jaque appointed as Columbia GSAPP's new Director of Advanced Architectural Design Program Justine Testado 2018-05-23T14:11:00-04:00 >2018-05-24T13:56:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Dean Amale Andraos announced today that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a> will be the&nbsp;new director of the school's Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program, effective June 1, 2018. As founder of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office for Political of Innovation</a> and a&nbsp;teacher of advanced design studios at GSAPP since 2013,&nbsp;Jaque will succeed Associate Professor Enrique Walker, who has directed the program since 2008.</p> <p>The three-semester Advanced Architectural Design program is for outstanding students who already have a bachelor's or M.Arch degree, and is best known for offering students a framework through which they can explore professional and academic concerns.&nbsp;In directing the program, Jaque aims to further develop architecture's role as a critical practice that is based on&nbsp;constructive debate of&nbsp;ideas and innovative experimentation.</p> <p>&ldquo;More than ever, architecture is now a key player in the challenges the world faces. The AAD program occupies a unique position from which the relevance of architec...</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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> And the most popular Spring '18 architecture school lecture poster is... Justine Testado 2018-03-19T15:26:00-04:00 >2018-03-21T23:15:42-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Voting</a>&nbsp;has ended for your favorite Spring 2018 architecture school lecture posters, which Archinect previously featured in our ongoing&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a> series. The results are finally in! Which top four poster designs appealed to Archinectors the most?</p> <p>Out of 413 responses, Pratt Institute won big in first place with 136 votes. PennDesign's poster by WeShouldDoItAll took second with 68 votes. The third and fourth place posters were close: Cal Poly SLO's LA Metro poster came in third place with 37 votes, while Syracuse Architecture in Florence placed in fourth with 35 votes.</p> <p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Poster design: Richard Sarrach. Courtesy of Pratt School of Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Poster design by WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll. Courtesy of WSDIA.</figcaption></figure><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly LA Metro</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Poster by Grant Mattingly + Nathanael Ramos. Courtesy of Cal Poly LA Metro.</figcaption></figure><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture in Florence</a></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Poster courtesy of Syracuse Architecture.</figcaption></figure><p>In sharing their feedback, voters either described the poster designs overall as...</p> Renée Cheng named dean of University of Washington's College of Built Environments Alexander Walter 2018-03-14T16:05:00-04:00 >2018-03-14T16:06:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Ren&eacute;e Cheng has been named dean of the University of Washington&rsquo;s College of Built Environments, President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today. Her appointment, set to begin Jan. 1, 2019, is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. Cheng is professor and associate dean of research at the University of Minnesota, where she has developed award-winning curricula and recently has been directing an innovative graduate program linking research with practice and licensure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">College of Built Environments</a> is a unique collection of disciplines that together, have unparalleled access to, and impact on, the lives and well-being of each and every community around the globe," Ren&eacute;e Cheng said. "I am honored and excited to join the College of Built Environments and work with new and existing partners, in the greater Seattle area and elsewhere, to collectively make the greatest positive impact."</p> Richard Weinstein, former UCLA architecture dean, dies at 85 Alexander Walter 2018-03-09T13:18:00-05:00 >2018-03-09T13:19:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Los Angeles, Richard S. Weinstein liked to say, &ldquo;is full of holes.&rdquo; He meant it as a compliment &mdash; at least to a degree. After working early in his career as an advisor on urban design to New York City Mayor John Lindsay, Weinstein, who died Feb. 24 in Santa Monica at 85, moved to Los Angeles in 1985 to become dean of the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA. After 10 years in that role, he spent another 13 as a professor in the department.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Christoper Hawthorne describes the supportive relationship Richard Weinstein had with another innovative L.A. architect at UCLA at the time, Thom&nbsp;Mayne, quoting him:&nbsp;&ldquo;He [Weinstein] thought of architecture as a noble profession. Can you imagine?&rdquo;</p> Get Lectured: Cooper Union, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-09T12:43:00-05:00 >2018-03-09T12:43:20-05:00 <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>Check out upcoming events for &ldquo;Hippocratic Domains&rdquo;, the Spring 2018 lecture series of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union</a>'s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.</p> <p><strong>Jan 25</strong><br>R&oacute;is&iacute;n Heneghan <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Feb 13 </strong><br>OBRA Architects &ndash; Pablo Castro and Jennifer Lee <br>at Room 315F, 12 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Feb 21 </strong><br>Emre Arolat <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 22 </strong><br>Rafi Segal in Conversation with Anthony Vidler <br>at Room 315F, 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 6 </strong><br>Andr&eacute;s Jaque <br>at Room 315F, 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 22</strong><br>Ana Milja&#269;ki <br>at Room 315F, 6:30 p.m.<br></p> <p><strong>Mar 27 </strong><br>Josep Lluis Mateo <br>at The Great Hall, 7 p.m.<br>Co-Sponsored with The Architectural League of New Yo...</p> Get Lectured: University of Virginia, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-03-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T20:25:40-05:00 <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>See what Spring 2018 lecture events are coming up at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><strong>Jan 22</strong><br>Mauricio Pezo + Sof&iacute;a Von Ellrichshausen<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Adam Yarinsky <br></p> <p><strong>Feb 12</strong><br>Sarah Williams Goldhagen&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 26</strong><br>Gregg Pasquarelli <br></p> <p><strong>Mar 12</strong><br>Richard Weller <br></p> <p><strong>Mar 16-17</strong><br>Thomas Jefferson&rsquo;s Architecture: New Perspectives Symposium&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mar 19 </strong><br>Joel Sanders <br></p> <p><strong>Apr 9</strong><br>Yoshiharu Tsukamoto <br></p> <p><strong>Apr 9</strong><br>Caitlin DeSilvey <br>In coordination with Center for Cultural Landscapes Restoration &ndash; Roundtable (<strong>Apr 10</strong>)</p> <p><strong>Apr 13</strong><br>Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Architecture Public Lecture&nbsp;<br>(Medalist TBD)</p> <p><strong>Apr 16</strong><br>AbdouMaliq S...</p>