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.
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.
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.
Interchange is a recruiting event for the Graduate Programs at School of Architecture where we invite you to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from seven Masters and four Doctoral programs. Interchange will be hosted in partnership with the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career fair on February 23rd and 24th, 2017. Come to meet, greet, and visit our pop-up student showcase, where you can view and experience our work first hand, and conduct on-site interviews.
We are Carnegie Mellon's student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. We are students striving for equality in architecture by creating a positive environment that will facilitate growth and a welcoming community. Come learn about our upcoming events, competition, and discussions on current events and how they effect us and our profession!
Get an insider's view of how City of Asylum is transforming public space by providing a lively community for international writers in exile since 2004. Join the walking tour on Friday, Feb 17 to see the new Alphabet City, the private studio of Diane Samuels, and the reading garden on Monterey.
CFA faculty member Donald Carter (A 1967) will discuss the research behind his recent book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities, with a specific focus on the lessons learned from Pittsburgh's transformation following its 1985 collapse.
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Come view the 2016 Study Abroad + Travel Award Exhibits from the following students: Chandler Archbell, Elizabeth Dolinar, Shannon Earnest, Robert Esposito, Kara Gadecki, Nicolas Gomez, Candace Ju, Carter Nelson, Yue Pan, Sophia Riedel, Annabelle Swain, Mark Terra-Salomao, Fan Yang, Kirk Newton, Kelsey Simpson, Carolina Tamayo, Matthew Porter and Seong Yeun Kim
Carter Nelson, 2016 recipient of the Alwin Cassens Jr. Memorial Prize will exhibit his case study in CFA 214 during the 2016 Study Abroad + Travel Award presentations in CFA 214.
Klondike Ice Cream!!
School–wide studio final reviews
SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Ruairi Glynn, Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture
SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Ruairi Glynn, Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture - "Animating Architecture"
We’ve been witnessing whirlwind progress in robotics promising driverless cars, autonomous flying vehicles, and seemingly endless other forms of intelligent kinetics to soon co-habit our built environment. I'm going to talk about how these technologies are expanding architecture's aesthetics of space, form, and material, to encompass concerns of behavior. In particular I’ve been fascinated with an uncanny sense of life, or animacy found in the objects and spaces we design to have their own agency. At the Interactive Architecture Lab, the "Animacy Aesthetic" is so pervasive I’ve been looking to understand why we so irresistibly project life and personality into matter. I’ve been looking outside of arts to understand how the sciences explain the perceptual, emotional, and social effects of autonomous machines. I’ve also learnt much from working closely with puppeteers, and choreographers in the production of my recent Installations at the Tate Modern & Centre Pompidou - both works intended to create experiences for the public that play with artificial life. Finally to broaden things out a little, I would like to share the latest related projects by my students on the Interactive Architecture Lab Masters programme.
Stella Boess, Assistant Professor in Design for Interactions at TU Delft, will be visiting CMU to talk about Prototyping for Interaction and Participation. She'll be discussing the question of 'how do we involve non-designers in conceptualizing their own futures?' through examples from projects and teaching in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Stella's work is about participatory design — how to include people in design processes, through practical activities, and she has addressed lots of areas ranging from social innovation to sustainability.