Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Commencement Fair - Rangos Ballroom, CUC

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Commencement Fair

Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center
Wed 20 March & Thu 21 March 2019 | 10:00am-6:00pm

All graduating students should plan to stop by Commencement Fair to purchase and pick up their cap and gown for commencement. All graduating students will also be able to verify their diploma information, ask questions about commencement weekend, and prepare for life after graduation.

Order Cap & Gown | Deadline Fri 19 April @ 5:00pm
There are a few ways students can purchase a cap and gown, which is required regalia for the SoA Diploma Ceremony and Main CMU Commencement Ceremony. More information available on the CMU website.

  • Attend the Commencement Fair, Wednesday 20 March & Thursday 21 March from 10:00am-6:00pm in the Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center.

  • Visit the lower level of The University Store during regular store hours between Friday 22 March and Wednesday 15 May.

  • Order online, available Friday 22 March through Friday 19 April by 5:00pm. Ship directly to the University Store or to your home for a fee.

  • Stop by Cap and Gown Distribution over commencement weekend. Located in the McKenna, Peter, Wright Rooms on the second floor of the Cohon University Center. Hours: Friday 17 May 10:00am-4:00pm | Saturday 18 May 8:00am-2:30pm | Sunday 19 May 9:00-11:00am

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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

CMU Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Career Fair

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The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) invites you to attend the CMU Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Career Fair on March 22nd, from 1-3pm with employers who are interested in recruiting students for full-time jobs and internships across architecture, civil engineering, construction management, environmental engineering, urban design and more!

Registration:

Registration through the Brazen platform is required to attend. Please follow this link to register: http://bit.ly/VirtualCareerFair19

By participating you can:

  • Discuss full-time and internship opportunities

  • Chat (online, text-based talks) with employers from anywhere to discuss opportunities at their organization prior to the end of the semester

  • Share your resume with employers while also discussing your interest in the organization

Employers scheduled to participate include:
Ardurra
Arup
CSA Group
Duquesne Light
Engineering Consulting Services (ECS)
Enviva Biomass
Gannett Fleming
Gilbane Building Company
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
Loureiro Engineering Associates
Mainstay Engineering Group, Inc.
Mayshark Builders Inc
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
PA Department of Transportation
Stonefield Engineering
Sustainability Engineering Group
The EADS Group
The LiRo Group (BIM/ VDCO Dept.)
TranSystems, Corp.
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

By registering for and participating in the Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Career Fair, you are giving the Career & Professional Development Center permission to share your resume with employers who are also participating in this event.

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Mar
23
to Mar 30

Drawing for the Design Imaginary Exhibition: 107th ACSA Annual Meeting

In conjunction with the 107th ACSA Annual Meeting taking place in Pittsburgh from 28-30 March 2019, the exhibit Drawing for the Design Imaginary will be on display in the CFA Great Hall from March 23-30. It will then move to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Music Hall Foyer on Saturday, March 30 for the ACSA conference closing reception following the Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu lecture at 5:00pm.


About the Exhibition

Drawing for the Design Imaginary
Curator: Jeremy Ficca

Drawing has long held a robust and central position within the discipline, serving as an investigative device to glance into the future, a discursive tool to convey meaning, and a notational convention to facilitate the translation of design intent into built reality. A survey of the past decade reveals voluminous discourse, and occasional anxiety, surrounding the subject, protocols, and future of drawing as an instrument in the profession and the academy. While the operative and representational basis of drawing retain prominent positions within the discipline, the increased reliance upon simulation and information modeling are reshaping how one designs, thinks abstractly, stimulates potential, and communicates. Furthermore, the universality of the live virtual model coupled with a growing arsenal of digital techniques has blurred distinctions between image and drawing to sponsor an expanding field of possibilities while challenging the language of architectural representation. Throughout these shifts, drawing has revealed a remarkable durability. If as Mario Carpo states, “drawings probe and test the limits and constraints of architectural representation itself”, then perhaps drawing is ideally situated in our post-digital circumstance.

Building upon the conference’s theme on the current state of architecture’s core, this exhibition explores the role of drawing as pedagogical instrument. Broad in scope, technique and medium, it opens inquiry on the role of drawing for the design imaginary and as a scaffold for design thinking and pedagogy.


About the Conference

107th ACSA Annual Meeting
BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era
28-30 March 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA

Co-chairs: Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University; Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design; Grace La, Harvard University
Host School: Carnegie Mellon University

 
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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Louis Becker - Kresge Theatre

LOUIS BECKER
HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTURE

M 25 Mar | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

LOUIS BECKER is design principal and partner at Henning Larsen, a progressive architectural practice based in Copenhagen, with offices in Munich, New York, Riyadh, Oslo, Hong Kong, and the Faroe Islands. Henning Larsen is a global architecture firm rooted in a Scandinavian design ethos, with a human-centric approach to the built environment and public realm, with international expertise and leadership in sustainability and integrated design. Henning Larsen develops architecture in an ever-evolving process that continuously challenges the boundaries of the possible. Louis has played an integral role in the internationalization of Henning Larsen and remains a driving force behind the vision of expanding the practice’s global impact, including spearheading Henning Larsen’s entry and positioning in the North American market. https://henninglarsen.com/en

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Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

Anderson Award Pecha Kucha Presentations - MMCH 203

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Join us for a live Pecha-Kucha-style presentation lunch event as the finalists of the George W. Anderson, Jr. Award will present to their fellow graduate students and the review team on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm in MMCH 203.

The George W. Anderson, Jr. Award recognizes School of Architecture graduate students who demonstrate through a completed project an exceptional level of attention to detail and dedication to beneficially impacting the community.

From the applications submitted, a jury consisting of graduate program track chairs selects a shortlist of five candidates to present their Pecha Kucha presentation. It is anticipated that a 1st place award in the amount of $3,000 and a 2nd place award in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded.

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Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

NOMA Design Competition Interest Meeting - CFA 206A

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The CMU chapter of NOMAS will host the NOMA Design Competition interest meeting on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 5:00-6:00pm in CFA 206A.

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

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Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Toshiko Mori

TOSHIKO MORI
TOSHIKO MORI ARCHITECT

F 29 Mar | 5:30pm | Westin Convention Center
ACSA Topaz Keynote
cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

TOSHIKO MORI is a principal of Toshiko Mori Architect and Professor of Practice at Harvard GSD. Toshiko Mori Architect is an innovative practice with a diverse body of projects demonstrating an intelligent approach to ecologically sensitive siting strategies, historical context, and innovative use of materials, reflecting a creative integration of design and technology. Her designs demonstrate a thoughtful sensitivity to detail and involve extensive research into the site conditions and surrounding context. The work of Toshiko Mori combines a strong conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to achieve design that are both spatially compelling and pragmatically responsive. Toshiko Mori Architect continues to engage in an architecture of material exploration, technological invention, and theoretical provocation. http://www.tmarch.com

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Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

AIAS CRIT Live Research Symposia - CMU SoA

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The AIAS spring 2019 CRIT Live: Research Symposia will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, 30 March 2019. CRIT Live provides student members with training opportunities centered on designing, funding, performing, and presenting effective research projects, as well as opportunities to present research themselves. CRIT Live is a recent addition to the AIAS event portfolio and was established to broaden AIAS’ reach across interests and experience levels.

Each program will consist of a professional research tutorial workshop, panels exhibiting student research projects, and a showcase of the 2017-2018 CRIT Scholar work.

Register for the event on the AIAS website. Deadline to register is March 6, 2019.

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Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu - CMoA Music Hall

WANG SHU & LU WENYU
AMATEUR ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Architectural Education Experiment Pointing to the Real Social Reality
Sa 30 Mar | 5:00pm | CMoA Music Hall
Reception immediately follows
ACSA Gold Medal Keynote
cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
and the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art

WANG SHU & LU WENYU founded the Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997.

Wang Shu is Dean of the Architecture School at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and co-founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio, which he established with his partner, Lu Wenyu, in 1997. Amateur Architecture Studio references the approach an amateur builder takes, incorporating spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions. The firm utilizes knowledge of everyday techniques to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. This unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics, and intensive research defines the basis for the studio’s architectural projects. Wang Shu is the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

NOMAS General Body Meeting - MMCH 303

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The CMU chapter of NOMAS will host their monthly General Body Meeting on April 2, 2019 from 5:00-6:00pm in MMCH 303.

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

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Apr
3
4:30 PM16:30

Back2Front #3 - MMCH 203

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Join us this semester for the next edition of Back2Front -- a series of discussions centered around our Spring 2019 Lecture Series. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend to discuss the topics from the previous lecture, and prepare for the next.

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Apr
11
to Apr 13

2019 Spring Carnival

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Registration for Spring Carnival & Reunion Weekend 2019 is officially open!

With more than 100 activities (and more added every week), there IS actually something for every member of the family!

A few schedule highlights:

  • Anniversary celebrations, including the CMU Alumni Association’s 100th

  • College and department open houses, receptions and more

  • Alumni interest network gatherings

  • KidZone activities throughout the weekend at BOTH Buggy and Midway

  • NEW this year: Magic Mirror at the Donut Tent, Wellness Tent and Escape Room!

Plus, the oh-so-CMU Carnival traditions:

  • Midway and Booth, featuring the Planet Earth theme

  • 99th Sweepstakes (aka Buggy)

  • S’n’S show featuring "Mamma Mia," plus the AB Concert

Questions:
events-alumni@andrew.cmu.edu

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

SoA Alumni Spring Carnival Reunion Events

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Save the Date for the School of Architecture Alumni Spring Carnival Reunion Events
April 12-14, 2019

On behalf of the School of Architecture, we invite you to join us and your former classmates during Spring Carnival 2019

Graduates from the classes of 1999 and 2004 (+/-) have a few activities planned during the weekend of April 12-14, 2019 that we don't want you to miss. Save the dates and stay tuned for further details.

We look forward to seeing you at Spring Carnival!

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

SoA Post-Buggy Open House - CFA 202

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SoA Post-Buggy Open House
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Join us after the buggy races for our annual Post-Buggy Open House. Catch up with former classmates and professors, take a look at current student's’ work, and refuel before heading back to the Midway. Light refreshments will be served.

All School of Architecture alumni, faculty, and staff and their families are invited to attend.

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Apr
17
3:30 PM15:30

SoA Design Awards Ceremony - Kresge Theatre

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm for our annual Design Awards Ceremony. Award winners will be announced during the event, which recognizes students and faculty for their accomplishments.

The SoA Design Awards Reception presented by EPIC Metals will be held following the event from 5:00-6:30 in the CFA Great Hall. 

More information about the awards available at soa.cmu.edu/awards

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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

SoA Design Awards Reception - CFA Great Hall

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The SoA Design Awards Reception presented by EPIC Metals will be held from 5:00-6:30pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 in the CFA Great Hall. 

The event follows the annual SoA Design Awards Ceremony in the Kresge Theatre from 3:30-5:00pm. Award winners will be announced during the event, which recognizes students and faculty for their accomplishments.

More information about the awards available at soa.cmu.edu/awards

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Apr
18
to Apr 24

School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition - Miller ICA

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School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition
Miller ICA

April 18-24, 2019
Reception: April 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Project Reviews: April 19-20

Miller ICA Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-6:00pm | Closed Mondays
Free & open to the public

Join the CMU School of Architecture Fifth-Years 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.

http://miller-ica.cmu.edu/exhibitions/

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Apr
19
to Apr 20

School of Architecture Thesis Project Reviews - Miller ICA

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School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition
Miller ICA

April 18-24, 2019
Reception: April 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Project Reviews: April 19-20

Miller ICA Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-6:00pm | Closed Mondays
Free & open to the public

Join the CMU School of Architecture Fifth-Years 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.

http://miller-ica.cmu.edu/exhibitions/

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition Reception - Miller ICA

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School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition
Miller ICA

April 18-24, 2019
Reception: April 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Project Reviews: April 19-20

Miller ICA Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-6:00pm | Closed Mondays
Free & open to the public

Join the CMU School of Architecture Fifth-Years 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.

http://miller-ica.cmu.edu/exhibitions/

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May
1
5:00 PM17:00

Human Machine Virtuosity Final Show - CFA 214

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us on Wednesday 01 May for the Final Show of the Spring 2019 course Human Machine Virtuosity.

Human Machine Virtuosity Final Show
College of Fine Arts, Room 214
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm


About Human Machine Virtuosity

Human dexterous skill embodies a wealth of physical understanding which complements computer-based design and machine fabrication. This project-oriented course explores the duality between hand and machine through the practical development of innovative design and fabrication systems. These systems fluidly combine the expressivity and intuition of physical tools with the scalability and precision of the digital realm. Students develop novel hybrid design and production workflows combining analog and digital processes to support the design and fabrication of their chosen projects. Specific skills covered include 3D modeling (CAD), 3D scanning, algorithmic geometric modeling, digital fabrication (additive and subtractive manufacturing), motion capture and computer based sensing, and human-robot interaction design. Areas of interest include architecture, art, and product design.

This course is part of the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology (IDeATe) program at Carnegie Mellon University. The course is an elective offered under the Intelligent Environments and Physical Computing concentrations. The central IDeATe principle is to bring together students from multiple disciplines to develop hybrid skills. Students learn skills from outside their home discipline, but more importantly, develop their abilities to collaborate in diverse groups.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Influencers: The Pritzker Architecture Prize - CMoA

Influencers: The Pritzker Architecture Prize

May 4Sep 2, 2019

THE HEINZ ARCHITECTURAL CENTER

Since its establishment in 1979, the Pritzker Architecture Prize has become the most esteemed prize in architecture worldwide. Awarded to an architect for a total body of work, the Pritzker is frequently called the Nobel Prize for Architecture.

To mark the prize’s 40th anniversary, Raymund Ryan, curator of the Heinz Architectural Center, presents work by Pritzker laureates from the museum’s collection. Bolstered by several recent acquisitions, these drawings, models, furniture, and photographs are exhibited in conjunction with the annual summer camp. This collaboration is meant to stimulate the imaginations of museum visitors and camp participants alike.

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May
6
to May 7

EX-CHANGE Exhibition

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The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture invites you to join us for the 2019 EX-CHANGE year-end show celebrating the work of the SoA from 1st year to PhD. 

All events take place in the College of Fine Arts Building. More information available at soa.cmu.edu/exchange.

This year's event curated by Sarah Rafson and Akhil Badjatia.

2019 EX-CHANGE

Reception
Tuesday 07 May | 6:00-9:00pm

On View
Monday 06 May - Tuesday 07 May, 2019


EX-CHANGE is a year-end show and publication celebrating the work of the SoA from 1st year to PhD. Inaugurated in fall 2017, EX-CHANGE is an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA programs and position the work within larger questions of research and practice.

Learn more at soa.cmu.edu/exchange.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

EX-CHANGE Reception

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The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture invites you to join us for the 2019 EX-CHANGE year-end show celebrating the work of the SoA from 1st year to PhD. 

All events take place in the College of Fine Arts Building. More information available at soa.cmu.edu/exchange.

This year's event curated by Sarah Rafson and Akhil Badjatia.

2019 EX-CHANGE

Reception
Tuesday 07 May | 6:00-9:00pm

On View
Monday 06 May - Tuesday 07 May, 2019


EX-CHANGE is a year-end show and publication celebrating the work of the SoA from 1st year to PhD. Inaugurated in fall 2017, EX-CHANGE is an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA programs and position the work within larger questions of research and practice.

Read more at 
soa.cmu.edu/exchange.

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May
17
6:30 PM18:30

CMU Alumni Awards - Kresge Theatre

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The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the 69th Annual CMU Alumni Awards honoring the accomplishments and dedicated service of our alumni.

CMU Alumni Awards
Friday, May 17, 2019
Doors open: 5:30pm
Award Ceremony: 6:30pm

Kresge Theatre
College of Fine Arts

Dinner reception to follow

Join us to celebrate the alumni who have defined their industries and served their alumni communities and Carnegie Mellon. The evening will feature an awards ceremony, entertainment from CMU student performers, tapas-style dinner and drinks, and a chance to network with alumni and university leaders.

Business attire 

RSVP on the Alumni Awards website, and learn more about the 2019 honorees and event, as well as tribute ad and sponsorship details.

Questions? Contact alumni-awards@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-8089.

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

CFA Honors Ceremony & Reception - Chosky Theater

College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony & Reception

Chosky Theater
Sat 18 May 2019 | 9:00am-10:30am

9:00am | College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Undergraduate students receiving university and/or college honors will be recognized during the CFA Honors Ceremony. Graduates will be presented with honors medallions and cords, which should be worn during the SoA Diploma Ceremony on Saturday and CMU Commencement Ceremony on Sunday. Families and guests are encouraged to attend. Graduates are not required to wear caps and gowns for this event.

10:00am | College of Fine Arts Honors Reception
Purnell Center Lobby
Immediately following the CFA Honors Ceremony, a reception will be held in the Chosky Theater.

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May
18
11:30 AM11:30

School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony & Reception - Chosky Theater / CFA Great Hall

School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony & Reception

Chosky Theater (Ceremony) & CFA Great Hall (Reception)
Sat 18 May 2019 | 11:00am-2:00pm

10:30am | Graduates Assemble for Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
All graduating students report to the second floor lobby of Chosky Theater to prepare for the SoA diploma ceremony. Please arrive dressed for the diploma ceremony in your caps, gowns, cords, etc.

11:00am | Doors Open for Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
Doors to Chosky Theater open for guests at approximately 11:00am for the SoA Diploma Ceremony. Please no food, drinks, or pets in Chosky Theater.

11:30am | School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony
Chosky Theater, Purnell Center
All undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized during the SoA Diploma Ceremony. Tickets are not required to attend the event.

1:30pm | School of Architecture Reception
CFA Great Hall
Immediately following the School of Architecture Diploma Ceremony, a reception will be held for students and their families to enjoy food and drinks in the CFA Great Hall.

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May
18
4:30 PM16:30

Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony - Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum

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Doctor’s Hooding Ceremony

Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum, 4400 Forbes Avenue (off campus)
Sat 18 May 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

3:30pm | Robing
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museum
Robing is for doctor's candidates and faculty hooders only. Guests should proceed directly to the ceremony.

3:30pm | Doors Open for Hooding Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
Doors to the Carnegie Music Hall open for guests at 3:30pm for the Doctor's Hooding Ceremony. Please do not arrive prior to this time.

4:30pm | Doctor's Hooding Ceremony
Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum
At this ceremony, all CMU PhD graduates will be individually hooded and recognized. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring, however seating is first come first served.

6:00pm | Ceremony Reception
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museum
Immediately following the Doctor's Hooding Ceremony, a reception will be held in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

CMU Commencement Ceremony - Gesling Stadium

CMU Commencement Ceremony

Gesling Stadium
Sun 19 May 2019 | 11:00am-12:30pm

9:00am | Gesling Stadium Opens
Gesling Stadium
Gesling Stadium opens to guests at 9:00am.

10:00am | Robing 
Robing for all commencement ceremony participants occurs at various locations on campus. Robing is for all graduates and ceremony participants only. Guests should proceed directly to the stadium.

10:15am | Guests Seated for Ceremony
Gesling Stadium
All guests must be seated by 10:15am for the procession of graduates into Gesling Stadium.

11:00am | CMU Commencement Ceremony
Gesling Stadium
All graduating students at CMU will be celebrated during the University-wide Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the procession of graduates and will include addresses from the student speaker and keynote speaker, as well as a charge from the president of the university. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring, however seating is first come first served. The ceremony takes place outdoors in Gesling Stadium, rain or shine! The stadium is NOT covered and there is no shade. An indoor simulcast and a webcast will be available for those who wish to be seated indoors.

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Commencement Fair - Rangos Ballroom, CUC

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Commencement Fair

Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center
Wed 20 March & Thu 21 March 2019 | 10:00am-6:00pm

All graduating students should plan to stop by Commencement Fair to purchase and pick up their cap and gown for commencement. All graduating students will also be able to verify their diploma information, ask questions about commencement weekend, and prepare for life after graduation.

Order Cap & Gown | Deadline Fri 19 April @ 5:00pm
There are a few ways students can purchase a cap and gown, which is required regalia for the SoA Diploma Ceremony and Main CMU Commencement Ceremony. More information available on the CMU website.

  • Attend the Commencement Fair, Wednesday 20 March & Thursday 21 March from 10:00am-6:00pm in the Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center.

  • Visit the lower level of The University Store during regular store hours between Friday 22 March and Wednesday 15 May.

  • Order online, available Friday 22 March through Friday 19 April by 5:00pm. Ship directly to the University Store or to your home for a fee.

  • Stop by Cap and Gown Distribution over commencement weekend. Located in the McKenna, Peter, Wright Rooms on the second floor of the Cohon University Center. Hours: Friday 17 May 10:00am-4:00pm | Saturday 18 May 8:00am-2:30pm | Sunday 19 May 9:00-11:00am

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Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

CFA Faculty Research Mixer - STUDIO / CFA 111

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Innovation and creativity don’t happen in a silo, so join us for the first CFA Community Faculty Research Mixer. It’s an opportunity to gather over food and drink to connect with faculty involved in creative and research endeavors within the College of Fine Arts. 

Tell us what's working and what needs work. Discover and learn from the success of your colleagues. Share your successes. Network and build relationships that could inspire your next big idea!

The event is open to all CFA faculty. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

Back2Front #2 - CFA 200

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Join us this semester for the next edition of Back2Front -- a series of discussions centered around our Spring 2019 Lecture Series. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend to discuss the topics from the previous lecture, and prepare for the next.

*Please note the Wed 06 March B2F takes place in CFA 200*

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Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

NOMAS General Body Meeting - CFA 214

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The CMU chapter of NOMAS will host their monthly General Body Meeting on March 5, 2019 from 5:00-6:00pm in CFA 214.

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

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Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring Pattern Exhibition - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills Gallery

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Exploring Pattern
An Exhibition of Student Work from the SoA elective "Exploring Pattern Through Lamination"

This exhibition of School of Architecture student work from the course "Exploring Pattern Through Lamination" will be on display in the Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh beginning Sunday 03 March through Tuesday 30 April 2019. All are welcome to attend.

Dates: 03 March - 30 April 2019
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills Gallery
1240 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

All Welcome

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Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Jeremy Smith - Kresge Theatre

JEREMY SMITH
IRVING SMITH ARCHITECTS

M 25 Feb | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

JEREMY SMITH is partner and design director at Irving Smith Architects, a research based design practice working in sensitive environments throughout New Zealand and abroad. Irving Smith demonstrates an ongoing commitment to innovative, sustainable, and research based design. Irving Smith’s work strikes a continual dialogue between building and context, developing an understanding of how buildings inhabit an environment that constantly undergoes change, in city or rural landscapes, with work sensitive to environmental sustainability and community understanding. Irving Smith develops subtle and well-articulated works that are varied in type and scale, contemporary responses to time and place. http://www.isarchitects.nz

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Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

Real Estate Finance Seminar - MMCH 107

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The School of Architecture is pleased to announce a special Real Estate Finance Investment & Analysis seminar taking place 23-24 February 2019. In this seminar, students will learn to analyze Real Estate Investment opportunities in the context of specific risk and return criteria. The course will be led by special guest instructor Alexander Biagioli, Senior Executive Vice President of A10 Capital. Biagioli brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience and has overseen over $5.5 billion of CRE loans. He holds a B.Arch degree from the CMU School of Architecture and a MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

The seminar is worth 3 course credits and is open to all Carnegie Mellon University students. Interested participants are encouraged to reach out to Valentina Vavasis at vvavasis@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.

Saturday, 23 February & Sunday, 24 February, 2019
8:00am-5:00pm each day 

Location: MMCH 107
Course Number: 48-741
Course Units: 3

View the course description below for more information.


48-741 REAL ESTATE FINANCE: INVESTMENT AND ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

Course Description

  • Real Estate Investment is a broad field requiring both operational and financial expertise. It is a deeply local business that requires detailed knowledge of the physical property, market dynamics, and investment participants (debt & equity providers).

  • Real Estate is an Alternative Investment Product that is secured by a physical asset. As such, the industry has its own institutional features and investment structures. This workshop aims to provide a broad overview of the real estate field directly applied to investment analysis. Topics will include:

    • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Investments

    • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation

    • Approaches to Real Estate Investment

    • Financial Structuring Debt & Equity Analysis

    • Investment Alternative Analysis including IRR, NPV, and ATCF Comparison

  • Students will learn to analyze Real Estate Investment opportunities in the context of specific risk and return criteria. After taking this workshop, students will learn what kind of investment risk they feel comfortable taking:

    • Stabilized Real Estate Investor (stable cash flow requiring management)

    • Value Add Real Estate Investor (implement a CAPEX plan to achieve stable cash flows)

    • Real Estate Development (implement a Construction plan to generate cash flows)

  • Prerequisites: 

    • Real Estate Design & Development: 48-725 or equivalent Introduction to Real Estate course

    • Students will be required to have intermediate level facility with Microsoft Excel and Word

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Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

Real Estate Finance Seminar - MMCH 107

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  • Google Calendar ICS
Real-Estate-Finance-Seminar_Poster.jpg

The School of Architecture is pleased to announce a special Real Estate Finance Investment & Analysis seminar taking place 23-24 February 2019. In this seminar, students will learn to analyze Real Estate Investment opportunities in the context of specific risk and return criteria. The course will be led by special guest instructor Alexander Biagioli, Senior Executive Vice President of A10 Capital. Biagioli brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience and has overseen over $5.5 billion of CRE loans. He holds a B.Arch degree from the CMU School of Architecture and a MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

The seminar is worth 3 course credits and is open to all Carnegie Mellon University students. Interested participants are encouraged to reach out to Valentina Vavasis at vvavasis@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.

Saturday, 23 February & Sunday, 24 February, 2019
8:00am-5:00pm each day 

Location: MMCH 107
Course Number: 48-741
Course Units: 3

View the course description below for more information.


48-741 REAL ESTATE FINANCE: INVESTMENT AND ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

Course Description

  • Real Estate Investment is a broad field requiring both operational and financial expertise. It is a deeply local business that requires detailed knowledge of the physical property, market dynamics, and investment participants (debt & equity providers).

  • Real Estate is an Alternative Investment Product that is secured by a physical asset. As such, the industry has its own institutional features and investment structures. This workshop aims to provide a broad overview of the real estate field directly applied to investment analysis. Topics will include:

    • Financial Analysis of Real Estate Investments

    • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation

    • Approaches to Real Estate Investment

    • Financial Structuring Debt & Equity Analysis

    • Investment Alternative Analysis including IRR, NPV, and ATCF Comparison

  • Students will learn to analyze Real Estate Investment opportunities in the context of specific risk and return criteria. After taking this workshop, students will learn what kind of investment risk they feel comfortable taking:

    • Stabilized Real Estate Investor (stable cash flow requiring management)

    • Value Add Real Estate Investor (implement a CAPEX plan to achieve stable cash flows)

    • Real Estate Development (implement a Construction plan to generate cash flows)

  • Prerequisites: 

    • Real Estate Design & Development: 48-725 or equivalent Introduction to Real Estate course

    • Students will be required to have intermediate level facility with Microsoft Excel and Word

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Feb
21
2:30 PM14:30

Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) - Wiegand Gymnasium, CUC

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The CAOC is a day focused on connecting employers with our students interested in creative industries from the College of Fine Arts and beyond through Opportunities including the Career Fair, Design ConfluenceHCII Connect, and Architecture Interchange

Find talent for your full-time, part-time, summer, or internship positions.

On the day following the CAOC, Friday 22 February, employers may conduct interviews with candidates.

More information on the CMU website.

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Interchange: Connecting Creative Talent - MMCH Studios

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Interchange is a recruiting event for the SoA's Undergraduate and Graduate programs.  Employers are invited to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from the undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Come to meet and greet with our students and conduct on-site interviews. 

Interchange is hosted in partnership with the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) Career Fair on Thursday, 21 February 2019.

Questions? Contact James Fabrizio from the College of Fine Arts Career and Professional Development Center at jfabriz1@andrew.cmu.edu.

More information available here.

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Feb
20
4:30 PM16:30

Back2Front #1 - MMCH 303

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Join us this semester for the next edition of Back2Front -- a series of discussions centered around our Spring 2019 Lecture Series. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend to discuss the topics from the previous lecture, and prepare for the next.

Please note that the event on 20 February takes place in MMCH 303, whereas the subsequent events take place in MMCH 203 as stated below.

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Feb
19
4:30 PM16:30

Scandinavia Trip Meeting - MMCH 303

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The first organizational meeting for the CMU SoA Summer 2019 Scandinavia study trip will be held on Tuesday, 19 February at 4:30pm in MMCH 303. 

To learn more about Scandinavian architecture, check out the book by W. Miller, Nordic Modernism (2017), with photos and a history of the 20th-century developments, including recent work.

Email Kai Gutschow (gutschow@andrew.cmu.edu) or Jeremy Ficca (jficca@andrew.cmu.edu) with any questions.

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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Elevator Pitch Practice with Jimmy Fabrizio - MMCH 3rd Floor Table

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Jimmy Fabrizio from the Career and Professional Development Center will lead Elevator Pitch Practice sessions on Wednesday 13 February and Friday 15 February. During these sessions you can practice your pitch and get feedback. Reserve your timeslot in advance on the google sign-up sheet.

The practice sessions are in follow-up to the Elevator Pitch Workshop on Tuesday 12 February. The events are designed to help you prepare for presenting yourself to employers during the Interchange and Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career events coming up on Thursday 21 February.

Additional resources from CMU’s Career and Professional Development Center available here.

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Feb
13
4:30 PM16:30

Archie Market - CFA 214

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Come join the School of Architecture on Wednesday 13 February for an evening of pizza, popcorn, and auctioning! Bid on your friends’ and AIAS executive board members’ time and skills to learn something new or get help with what you need! 

Funds raised will help support construction of the SoA Pavilion at Spring Carnival.

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Elevator Pitch Practice with Jimmy Fabrizio - MMCH 3rd Floor Table

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Jimmy Fabrizio from the Career and Professional Development Center will lead Elevator Pitch Practice sessions on Wednesday 13 February and Friday 15 February. During these sessions you can practice your pitch and get feedback. Reserve your timeslot in advance on the google sign-up sheet.

The practice sessions are in follow-up to the Elevator Pitch Workshop on Tuesday 12 February. The events are designed to help you prepare for presenting yourself to employers during the Interchange and Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career events coming up on Thursday 21 February.

Additional resources from CMU’s Career and Professional Development Center available here.

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Feb
12
4:30 PM16:30

Elevator Pitch Workshop - MMCH 303

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Join us on Tuesday 12 February for the Elevator Pitch Workshop to help you prepare for presenting yourself to employers during the Interchange and Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career events coming up on Thursday 21 February.

Jimmy Fabrizio from the Career and Professional Development Center will lead Elevator Pitch Practice sessions on Wednesday 13 February and Friday 15 February. During these sessions you can practice your pitch and get feedback. Reserve your timeslot in advance on the google sign-up sheet.

Additional resources from CMU’s Career and Professional Development Center available here.

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Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Brad Samuels - Kresge Theatre

BRAD SAMUELS
SITU STUDIO

M 11 Feb | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture
cosponsored by CMU Center for Human Rights Science

BRAD SAMUELS is founding partner of SITU, an unconventional architecture practice, using design, research, and fabrication for creative and social impact. Brad leads SITU Research, an interdisciplinary applied-research division working at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, policy, and human rights. SITU Research investigates and addresses social, legal, and scientific challenges through an architectural lens. The practice is purposely collaborative, engaging in work with NGOs, universities, think tanks, and individuals at a wide range of scales; clients include Amnesty International, United Nations Human Rights Office, Goldsmiths University of London, and the International Federation for Human Rights. Project output is equally diverse, contributing to everything from reporting, planning, and platforms, but unified in their aim to create impact through the application of innovative spatial strategies and tools. https://situ.nyc

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Feb
7
4:30 PM16:30

Info Session for Google Job Shadowing Opportunity - Rangos 3, CUC

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BXA has a new opportunity for BXA and CFA students to connect with a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts alumna at Goggle in the Bay Area during spring break, as part of the Take a Tartan to Work job shadowing program!

Diane Loviglio graduated in 2005 with a BHA in Anthropology and Architecture. She is a startup founder with deep experience in personalization and e-commerce whose formal training is in user research. Diane is currently a Lead User Experience Researcher at Google after they acquired her successful startup Boon + Gable, an online style service that raised $2.5 million in seed funding and whose retail partners included Neiman Marcus, JCrew, and Bloomingdale's.

To learn more and to be considered for the job showing placement, you will either need to attend an information session offered through the CPDC on Thursday, February 7 from 4:30-5:30pm in Rangos 3, or make a Handshake appointment. You will then be able to sign up and apply for the job shadowing opportunity through February 10.

Diane is committed to paying it forward to current BXA/CFA students. If you are from the Bay Area or are considering traveling there for spring break, this is a wonderful opportunity!

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Feb
7
4:30 PM16:30

GSAC Monthly Meeting - MMCH 409

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The Graduate Student Assembly Committee (GSAC) will hold a monthly meeting on Thursday, 07 February at 4:30pm in MMCH 409.

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Assembly Committee (GSAC) is the student body that represents graduate students within the School of Architecture. GSAC oversees the planning and funding of graduate social events and offers programs that benefit SoA graduate students. Representatives meet once a month with Graduate Coordinator and GSAC Advisor Darlene Covington-Davis and School Head Steve Lee to address the concerns of graduate students and develop solutions.

GSAC liaisons to the CMU Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) advocate on behalf of SoA to the greater GSA network, connecting students with opportunities and funding. Campus wide, GSA and departmental committees strive to improve academic support and collegiate activities for graduate students.

SoA graduate students are invited to speak with their representatives about the changes they would like to see in their programs or facilities.

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Feb
6
4:30 PM16:30

M.Arch Career Development Session - MMCH 203

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The School of Architecture will host a Career Development Session for all M.Arch students on Wednesday, February 6 from 4:30-5:30pm in MMCH 203. This session will offer an introduction to the suite of career and job services offered by CMU and the SoA. In attendance will be Jimmy Fabrizio, Assistant Director & Career Consultant for the College of Fine Arts.

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Feb
4
4:30 PM16:30

Interchange Information Session - MMCH 303

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Join us on Monday, February 4 at 4:30pm for the Interchange Information Session to prepare for and learn about the upcoming recruiting event for students on Thursday, February 21.


About Interchange

Interchange is a recruiting event for the Undergraduate and Graduate programs at CMU SoA (Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture) where we invite employers to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from two Undergraduate, seven Masters and four Doctoral programs. Interchange is hosted in partnership with the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career fair on February 21st, 2019. Employers participating in this event can meet, greet, and visit our pop-up student showcase, to view and experience our work first hand, and conduct on-site interviews. 

Questions? Contact James Fabrizio (jfabriz1@andrew.cmu.edu) from College of Fine Arts Career and Professional Development Center

More information available at interchange.soa.cmu.edu/index.html.

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Feb
1
11:59 PM23:59

Scandinavia Summer Trip Application Deadline

Applications for the summer study trip to Scandinavia are due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Refer to the informational flyer for more information.

To learn more about Scandinavian architecture, check out the book by W. Miller, Nordic Modernism (2017), with photos and a history of the 20th-century developments, including recent work.

Those interested in taking part in the trip should email Kai Gutschow (gutschow@andrew.cmu.edu) or Jeremy Ficca (jficca@andrew.cmu.edu) with any questions.

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Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Kipp Bradford - Kresge Theatre

KIPP BRADFORD
KIPPKITTS

M 28 Jan | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

KIPP BRADFORD is an entrepreneur, technology consultant, educator, and innovator with a passion for making things. An interdisciplinary scientist and engineering researcher working at the boundaries of emerging technology and industries, he is the founder and cofounder of start-ups in the fields of HVAC+R, transportation, consumer products, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects have turned into kippkitts, an open source hardware manufacturer that makes an array of tools for engineers and designers. Kipp is founder of Revolution by Design, a non-profit education and research organization dedicated to empowerment through technology, and the Innovation Institute, an NSF-funded project teaching technology innovation to underserved youth in New York City. www.kippbradford.com

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