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Hetal Parekh will present the defense for her dissertation, " Policy Interventions to Catalyze Uptake of Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the US," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Wednesday 28 August at 3:00pm in MMCH 121.
Eleni Katrini will present the defense for her dissertation, entitled "Creating the Everyday Commons: Spatial Patterns of Sharing Culture," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Thursday 29 August at 5:30pm in MMCH A11.
The SoA invites applications for the position of Head of the School of Architecture. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2019. The appointment begins on July 1, 2020.
Current SoA Head Stephen Lee will be serving his 12th and final year as head during the 2019-20 academic year. University policy allows for a maximum of two five-year term lengths for heads of school; Lee has already served one year as interim head, two five-year terms as head, and will serve this additional upcoming year as the College of Fine Arts handles several other headship transitions within the college. Lee will continue on as tenured faculty with the SoA following the conclusion of his headship. The goal for the head search is to bring this new person on board with time to allow for a smooth transition into the next chapter of the school.
Congratulations to professor Vivian Loftness, recipient of the Green Building Alliance’s 2019 Legacy Award. Loftness is one of five honorees being recognized at GBA’s 2019 Emerald Evening Gala on Thursday, September 12, which highlights people and projects that have transformed communities across the region.
LECTURE SERIES Updates
The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture is pleased to announce the guest speakers for the 2019 Fall Lecture Series.
The SoA welcomed Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu and his partner Lu Wenyu during the ACSA Conference in Pittsburgh on Saturday 30 March for the final installment of the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. Their firm Amateur Architecture Studio blends traditional culture with modern methods.
The School of Architecture welcomed Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Architecture on Monday 25 March for the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. The Copenhagen-based practice uses scientific research tools and project-based design research to create sustainable places that facilitate human interaction.