Join the SoA Seniors to see the work of Thesis, the final year studio where architectural ideas are developed to operate critically within the discipline. The project installations illustrate challenging proposals that explore contemporary questions. During the exhibition, students will present their work for discussion and critique.
Join AIA Pennsylvania as we honor the newly inducted class of 2017 Fellows from Pennsylvania and celebrate the seven NAAB accredited Pennsylvania schools of architecture at the AIA Conference on Architecture. Event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom IJ in Orlando, FL during A'17.
This symposium invites scholars, designers and artists to reflect on the historical roles (expected and unexpected) of non-human others in crafting of urban and regional landscapes, and the politics, biopolitics and aesthetics of more-than-human interactions.
The next AAO webinar is about the power of collaboration. Six nonprofits in Pittsburgh offer K-12 architectural education programs of one stripe or another, so they joined together to form the Architecture Learning Network (ALN) to help high school students navigate their options. What began with a shared calendar listing grew into a system of learning pathways and digital badges thanks to a grant from the Sprout Fund.
2017 Commencement Weekend is 20-21 May 2017. Please note the following important dates and deadlines to make sure you're ready for graduation. Congrats to the Class of 2017!
Lecture: Architect F.G. Scheibler & His Work in the East End - East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC)
Lecture presented by Martin Aurand, Author and Principal Architecture Library/Archivist, Head of University Libraries Arts Library and Special Collections Department, Carnegie Mellon University.
SoA will host its annual Spring Carnival Open House following the buggy races on Saturday, 22 April. Come view the Fourth-Year Design Award entries and catch up with faculty, staff and former students.
This presentation will provide a history of the modern renaissance in the use of steel castings in construction and examples of how castings have been successfully integrated into a wide range of contemporary built projects---all of which propose previously unattainable opportunities for future explorations in aesthetics and function of structure by utilizing casting technology.
Come celebrate our Finalist Team in the ULI Hines Student Design Competition! The IN-district team will present their work, talk about the design competition, and participate in a Q&A, followed by a celebratory reception. Food and drinks will be provided.
Students participating in the Holland trip this summer are required to attend this overview meeting.
Join us in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall for the opening reception of tactal, an exhibition from the students and faculty of SoA.
This year the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs’ annual spring exhibition will be reimagined as the BXA Student Showcase! Organized by BHA senior Amanda Branson for her Capstone Project, the Showcase will feature performances and creative work that has been most meaningful to each student’s interdisciplinary education.
Join the CSI (Construction Specification Institute) Pittsburgh Chapter for their Student Outreach event at Cefalo’s in Carnegie on Tuesday April 11, 2017. Networking at 5:30pm, dinner 6:15pm, CSI Jeopardy! at 7:00pm.
Join us Mon 10 April at 5pm in CFA 214 to celebrate the winners of the Fourth Year Design Awards and the Epic Metals Competition. The reception is sponsored by Epic Metals.
Sustainability Weekend is a student-led, 3-day conference at Carnegie Mellon University that was started o create collaborative conversations around merging the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, planet, and profit). The aim is to show the larger context of sustainability, beyond ust he environment.
Join AIA Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 5th for Build Pittsburgh 2017, AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference and exhibitor show.
Join SoA for a Barbecue hosted by AIAS, Interpunct and NOMAS on Monday 3 April!
SoA Assistant Professor Daniel Cardoso Llach will keynote at the CAx Dimensions of Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, Biology, Design and Medicine conference at Humboldt-University zu Berlin in Germany on 3 April 2017. His presentation is entitled "Slaves, Partners, Aides: Imagining Computers in Design and Architecture".
The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) will hold their Elections for all executive positions at their General Body Meeting Wednesday, 29 March, 2017.
Traffic21 is a multi-disciplinary research institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Its goal is to design, test, deploy and evaluate information and communications technology based solutions to address the problems facing the transportation system of the Pittsburgh region and the nation.
Arthur Lubetz has designed many of the most original and provocative recent buildings in the Pittsburgh region. To mark the exhibition Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio in CMOA's Heinz Architectural Center galleries, Lubetz will explore architecture from multiple points of view. Get a first-hand overview of Lubetz's fifty-year old architectural practice, which operates today as Front Studio in Pittsburgh and New York. From the vibrant, tilted façade of The Glass Lofts residences to the sliced and stacked boxes of the Sharpsburg Community Library, these are structures born of provocative ideas about how design can energize our built environment.
SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Patricia Culley "Living Building Challenge Overview" - MMCH IW
The SoA Graduate Exchange will be hosting Patricia Culley, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson for a lecture on Thursday, March 23rd at 12:15pm.
This course will provide a broad overview of the Living Building Challenge certification, which is the building industry's most rigorous and complete building standard. The audience will come away with knowledge in assessing a project site for ecological water flow and net positive water, the necessity to promote education and inspiration within high performance building design, and the need to advocate for transparency of materials such that the worse in class chemicals traditionally found in building products can be eliminated from the building market.
This lecture will count for AIA and GBCI credits. Lunch will be provided.
Join artists and thinkers for a look at the exciting potential that virtual reality (VR) and new photographic technologies hold for museums, including creating 3-D models of the Hall of Architecture through laser scanning. The Virtual Reality Museum is a project of the Hillman Photography Initiative's LIGHTIME.
Hold that Thought: Designing Interfaces for Embodied Cognition
Fred Betz, PhD., LEED AP BD+C will present Affiliated Engineer’s approach to High-Performance Design covering Energy, Water, Occupant Experience, and Resilience as major factors in the successful Planning and Operation of resource intense buildings such as hospitals and laboratories. The presentation will cover modeling and engineering aspects of the design process from master planning and concept phases through post occupancy and include several real-world project examples.
PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.
Meet, network, and show your work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images!
ART POLICY in the U.S. is at a crossroads. Wondering how the federal policies might affect the arts in our communities?
Join GPAC on March 02 to hear about: 1) the latest in D.C. from legislative affairs staff of Americans for the Arts, 2) impacts of NEA funds on Pittsburgh arts organizations, and 3) GPAC's current advocacy strategies.