Archinect - News 2017-09-20T14:30:43-04:00 "Future-Use Architecture", a project by faculty members at Northeastern, wins $100K Latrobe Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:04:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Awarded every other year by the AIA College of Fellows, the Latrobe Prize is a major award&mdash;$100,000&mdash;granted to a two-year project that leads &ldquo;to significant advances in the architectural profession.&rdquo; This year, the award, which is named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was given to a team of three faculty members of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory.</p><p>Their project is titled &ldquo;Future-Use Architecture&rdquo;, and focuses on &ldquo;the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable contingencies while conserving the essential architectural design and performance.&rdquo; In other words, the project seeks to study how to design for unknown futures, with a focus on adaptive reuse and regeneration. The researchers are examining the tectonic and performative attributes of a building within the purview of its future use in the long-term, acknowledging persistent change as fundamental. According to the press release, the jury ...</p> Latrobe Prize Research on Public Interest Practices Released Archinect 2013-07-22T20:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T20:59:10-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> A comprehensive report on the research into current public interest practices in architecture has recently been released and is now available at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> The research was funded by the <a href=";recspec=AIAB087557" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2011 Latrobe Research Prize $100,000 grant</a>, awarded by the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Latrobe prize recipients and report authors are: Roberta Feldman, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Sergio Palleroni, senior fellow for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions; David Perkes, AIA, director of Gulf Coast Community Design Studio at Mississippi State University; and Bryan Bell, executive director of Design Corps.</p> <p> Among the findings of the report is that public interest design is transforming architectural prac&shy;tices. This transformation to a more public interest model can be seen as a wide-spread response to the concern that the conventional model of practice responds solely to the paying clie...</p>