Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

2017 School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition Reception - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery | Carnegie Mellon University

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.

May
4
12:00 pm12:00

AAO Webinar: Leveraging Local Networks 

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.

May
20
May 21

2017 Commencement Weekend

  • CMU College of Fine Arts

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!


Apr
22
11:30 am11:30

SoA Spring Carnival Open House - CFA 214

  • CFA 214

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.

Apr
21
12:00 pm12:00

Graduate Exchange Lecture Series: Jennifer Pazdon - MMCH IW

  • MMCH Intelligent Workplace

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.

Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

BXA Student Showcase - Alumni Concert Hall, Kresge Theatre & Great Hall

  • Alumni Concert Hall, Kresge Theatre & Great Hall

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.

Apr
6
Apr 8

CMU Sustainability Weekend - Cohon University Center

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.

Mar
29
12:00 pm12:00

CMU Traffic21: Dr. Erick Guerra

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.

Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

CMOA Lecture: Why ART? A Talk by Architect Arthur Lubetz - Carnegie Music Hall

  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Music Hall

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.

More information.

Mar
23
12:15 pm12:15

SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Patricia Culley "Living Building Challenge Overview" - MMCH IW

  • 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.

Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

The Virtual Reality Museum

  • Carnegie Museum of Art

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.

More information.

Mar
3
10:00 am10:00

Graduate Exchange Lecture Series: Fred Betz

  • MMCH 415 (IW)

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.

Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol.26

  • Alloy 26

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! 

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Mar
2
3:00 pm15:00

Federal Arts Policy: A Time for Action!

  • Artist Image Resource

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.

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