WHERE ART & TECHNOLOGY
The School of Architecture provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry.
Doctoral student Jinmo Rhee (MSCD ’19, PhD ’23) was awarded two prizes at this year’s Architectural Design Conference hosted by Korea’s Architectural Institute. Jinmo’s MSCD thesis was selected for a special exhibition after winning a juried competition. Additionally, Rhee’s research won the Best Paper Prize in the same conference.
Professor Erica Cochran Hameen Co-Chaired this year’s National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference and Exposition in Brooklyn, which had the largest attendance in NOMA history. SoA students also participated in the 2019 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition as part of the event.
The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture is now accepting applications for the Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture, and new this year, the Joseph F. Thomas Visiting Professorship. The SoA seeks individuals with a strong background, or emerging potential, in creative architectural accomplishment that elevates the discipline through research work, scholarly work, artistic work, and/or professional practice. Applications due Monday, 13 January 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
Victor Okhoya will present the defense for his thesis, "Machine Learning for Parametric Analysis in Architectural Practice," to obtain the Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP/DDES) on Tuesday 19 November at 10:00am in MMCH A11.
James Katungyi will present the proposal for his thesis, "The impact of daytime circadian thermal variability on sleep quality, sedentary time, resting heart rate and reaction speed at simple tasks of building occupants," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD), on Monday 11 November.
Fifth-year B.Arch student Selena Zhen to be recognized with AIA PA's Student Award during the annual ceremony on Thursday 14 November. Desmone Architects in Pittsburgh hosts a viewing party and celebration beginning at 6:00pm.
The Computational Design Lecture Series welcomes Violet Whitney on Thu 14 Nov at 6:30pm in MMCH A14 for her talk "Working in Spatial Technology." Whitney is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, where she teaches urban data analytics and physical computing.
Ray Gastil, Director of the Remaking Cities Institute, will introduce Mary Miss at the Institute for Public Architecture’s 7th annual Fall Fête on Wednesday 13 November. Miss will receive the Artist for Public Architecture Award during the event.
LECTURE SERIES Updates
Rami el Samahy and Chris Grimley join the 2019 Fall Lecture Series on Monday 11 November at 5:00pm for their talk “Imagining the Modern.” The pair are founding principals of OverUnder, an architecture and design studio. Rami, Chris, and Michael Kubo are co-authors of the recently published Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance. Copies of the book will be on sale during the event.
Architect Luis Vidal joins the 2019 Fall Lecture Series on Monday 28 October at 5:00pm for his talk “Zoom Perspectives.” Vidal established luis vidal + architects in 2004 and specializes in airport design. He has completed over 30 such designs, and is currently working on the design of the New Terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport in association with Gensler and HDR.
Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson joins the 2019 Fall Lecture Series on Monday 21 October at 5:00pm for her talk “Designing in Paris, Valencia, Hong Kong & Hazelwood.” Gustafson is founding principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle and Gustafson Porter+Bowman (GP+B) in London. Her recent projects include the landscape design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC and the public plaza of Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh.