Aug
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

First Day Assembly & Highlands Award Presentation - McConomy Auditorium

The First Day Assembly for all SoA faculty, students, alumni, and staff is scheduled for 3:00pm on Monday, 28 August in the McConomy Auditorium located in the Cohan University Center. 


Highlands Travel Fellowship Presentation

Recent Highlands Travel Fellowship Award winner Louisa Jáuregui will present her project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces during the First Day Assembly.

A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces: The Role of Schrebergärten in Leipzig, Germany looks at the present-day state of allotment gardens in Leipzig in the context of 150 years of urban growth, decline and development. An exploration of diverse adjacencies, this project reveals the unique way in which green-space has woven itself into the urban fabric, transcending typical notions of what city-gardens look like. 

Louisa Jáuregui graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture with a B.Arch in 2009. She is an avid cyclist and proponent of city-living with an interest in the insertion of nature into urban environments. Living and working in Pittsburgh and then Seattle after graduation, she became a registered architect in the state of Washington in 2011 while working mostly on single-family residential construction. Her receipt of the Highlands Travel Fellowship coincided with her and her partner's decision to move to Germany in 2016. Following her investigation into the Schrebergarten culture of Leipzig, Louisa has since been employed as a Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany where she is the proud owner of a fixer-upper of an allotment garden.

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Aug
28
4:30pm 4:30pm

School of Architecture BBQ & Highlands Award Exhibit - Peace Garden/CFA Great Hall

Immediately following the First Day Assembly, the entire SoA community is invited to a BBQ in the College of Fine Arts Peace Garden (event to be held in CFA Great Hall in case of inclement weather). The event is sponsored by AIAS, NOMAS, and inter·punct. Highlands Travel Fellowship award winner Louisa Jáuregui's project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces will also be on display.


Highlands Travel Fellowship Exhibit

Recent Highlands Travel Fellowship Award winner Louisa Jáuregui will exhibit her project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces during the reception following the First Day Assembly.

A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces: The Role of Schrebergärten in Leipzig, Germany looks at the present-day state of allotment gardens in Leipzig in the context of 150 years of urban growth, decline and development. An exploration of diverse adjacencies, this project reveals the unique way in which green-space has woven itself into the urban fabric, transcending typical notions of what city-gardens look like. 

Louisa Jáuregui graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture with a B.Arch in 2009. She is an avid cyclist and proponent of city-living with an interest in the insertion of nature into urban environments. Living and working in Pittsburgh and then Seattle after graduation, she became a registered architect in the state of Washington in 2011 while working mostly on single-family residential construction. Her receipt of the Highlands Travel Fellowship coincided with her and her partner's decision to move to Germany in 2016. Following her investigation into the Schrebergarten culture of Leipzig, Louisa has since been employed as a Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany where she is the proud owner of a fixer-upper of an allotment garden.

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Sep
22
to Nov 12

Designing the Computational Image + Imagining Computational Design Exhibition - Miller Gallery

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Image from a custom software system developed for the exhibition, which reconstructs Steven A. Coons' pioneering mathematical technique for parametric surface representation, the "Coons patch," enabling users to interact with it.

Image from a custom software system developed for the exhibition, which reconstructs Steven A. Coons' pioneering mathematical technique for parametric surface representation, the "Coons patch," enabling users to interact with it.

The exhibition Designing the Computational Image + Imagining Computational Design draws on both history and contemporary practices to examine the origins of computational design practices and speculate about their future.

The exhibition has received generous support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, CMU’s Berkman Fund for Faculty Development, the CMU School of Architecture Isabel Sophia Liceaga Fund and the CMU College of Fine Arts Fund for Research and Creativity.

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Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

wats:ON? 2017: TRANSITIONAL SPACES Opening Reception - Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov   Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre
 

TRANSITIONAL SPACES Through an elegant combination of drawing, painting and sculpture, Hadi Tabatabai's work describes a place that is as much an idea as a physical location. These compositions embody liminality: that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. To bring about this state, Tabatabai has removed all possible distractions. Narrative and figuration, even figure and ground, have been excised from these delicate combinations of squares, rectangles, and floating lines.

Tabatabai uses the physical nature of the materials to create subtle shifts within the surface plane. The lines are delineated by slightly raised or lowered edges of materials to create works that straddle the realm of the pictorial and the sculptural. Through the use of light and shadow, depth of field, and other optical obfuscations, the positive and negative space in the paintings becomes indeterminate. His work evokes the relationship between what is imagined on the surface and what is actually rendered - in a sense questioning what is being ‘looked at’ or ‘seen’.

For the past twenty years, Tabatabai has devoted his attention to a very tiny area - an area that comprises the physicality of a line and functions as the transitional space between two entities. He views the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance; it is neither here nor there. Tabatabai believes that by paying attention to this tiny, subtle, yet detailed space, one is forced to turn away from the outside world and focus inward on one’s own interior space.

‘Transitional Spaces’, a new original installation created by Hadi Tabatabai especially for the wats:ON? Festival, will be on exhibition in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall through 02 December.

Hadi Tabatabai’s exhibition, also entitled ‘Transitional Spaces’ will be on exhibition at the Miller Gallery through 12 November.
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017
 

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SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Sep
23
to Nov 12

wats:ON? 2017: TRANSITIONAL SPACES Exhibition - Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre
 

TRANSITIONAL SPACES Through an elegant combination of drawing, painting and sculpture, Hadi Tabatabai's work describes a place that is as much an idea as a physical location. These compositions embody liminality: that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. To bring about this state, Tabatabai has removed all possible distractions. Narrative and figuration, even figure and ground, have been excised from these delicate combinations of squares, rectangles, and floating lines.

Tabatabai uses the physical nature of the materials to create subtle shifts within the surface plane. The lines are delineated by slightly raised or lowered edges of materials to create works that straddle the realm of the pictorial and the sculptural. Through the use of light and shadow, depth of field, and other optical obfuscations, the positive and negative space in the paintings becomes indeterminate. His work evokes the relationship between what is imagined on the surface and what is actually rendered - in a sense questioning what is being ‘looked at’ or ‘seen’.

For the past twenty years, Tabatabai has devoted his attention to a very tiny area - an area that comprises the physicality of a line and functions as the transitional space between two entities. He views the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance; it is neither here nor there. Tabatabai believes that by paying attention to this tiny, subtle, yet detailed space, one is forced to turn away from the outside world and focus inward on one’s own interior space.

‘Transitional Spaces’, a new original installation created by Hadi Tabatabai especially for the wats:ON? Festival, will be on exhibition in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall through 02 December.

Hadi Tabatabai’s exhibition, also entitled ‘Transitional Spaces’ will be on exhibition at the Miller Gallery through 12 November.
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT

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wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture

Featuring artists

HADI TABATABAI

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov  Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

 

BODY DRIFT

BODY DRIFT

Performance by Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson

Fri 03 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

JAKOB MARSICO - CHRIS CARLSON

Informal Master Class immediately follows performances of Body Drift

Fri 03 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

 

Jill Watson

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

Sponsorship

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

wats:ON? 2017: HADI TABATABAI Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk - CFA

HADI TABATABAI

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov  Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

wats:ON? 2017: BODY DRIFT Reception & Performance - CFA

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BODY DRIFT

BODY DRIFT

Performance by Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson

Fri 03 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

JAKOB MARSICO - CHRIS CARLSON

Informal Master Class immediately follows performances of Body Drift

Fri 03 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

 

JAKOB MARSICO is an interaction designer and media artist in Pittsburgh, PA. He runs Ultra Low Res Studio, an arts-engineering firm that works with developers and architects to integrate dynamic, experiential installations with the built environment. Marsico holds an adjunct instructor position at Carnegie Mellon where he teaches Reactive Spaces and Media Architecture. He has a B.A. in Religious Studies from George Washington University and a Masters of Tangible Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University. www.ultralowres.com

CHRIS CARLSON is a sound artist and software developer based in Richmond, VA. His work draws from a breadth of experience in interactive music and responsive environments and aims to inspire others to explore and create. Carlson's app, Borderlands Granular, received an Award of Distinction in Digital Music and Sound Art in the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica and has been recognized and presented by the ZKM Center for Art and Media and Sónar Festival. Carlson holds a M.A. from Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and a B.S. in Physics from James Madison University. www.modulationindex.com

BODY DRIFT is an immersive audiovisual performance that uses video-driven animation and multi-channel sound to examine the subtle shifts that take place in the development and degradation of sensory perception.

An informal master class with Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson, providing a backstage look at the technologies behind ‘Body Drift’, takes place immediately following the performances on Friday and Saturday.
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Jul
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol 27 - City of Asylum

Doors open at 5pm / PechaKucha Presentations start at 7pm. 

PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 900 cities worldwide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20x20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images.

There is no admission fee to enjoy the presentations, however registration is required.

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Jul
1
to Aug 12

Pre-College Architecture

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Pre-College Architecture is an intensive, immersive summer program at Carnegie Mellon University that welcomes high school students into the creative energy and speculative culture of the college-level experience. 

Students experience the dynamic of learning through making in a studio environment, supported by integrated coursework in digital media, drawing, seminars, and workshops introducing students to the theory, process, and methodology of contemporary design practice. Principles of architecture are introduced through full-scale installation projects. Intensive spatial development is explored through advanced work in digital and analog media, with workshops allowing experimentation with robotic and digital fabrication technologies.

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Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Autodesk BUILD Space Workshop Reception

A group of ten School of Architecture students have been taking part in a workshop exploring robotic incremental sheet metal forming to produce a ceiling installation for the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston. Join us for the workshop's closing reception on Wednesday, 28 June from 6:00-7:30pm to view the students' work, tour the new Autodesk BUILD Space, and mingle with other SoA alumni from the Boston area.

Let us know if you plan to attend and RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
19
to Aug 4

Architecture Explorations Summer Camp

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PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUMMER DREAMERS ACADEMY

Architecture Explorations has been selected as an Activity Provider for PPS's Summer Dreamers Academy for the past two years. The program consists of 27 days where students design buildings and public spaces to better serve their communities. 

The curriculum focuses on concepts such as sustainability, historic preservation, form and function, and public interest design, through the lens of a 4th grader. Our goal is to provide students with the tools and encouragement to pursue their interests and become thoughtful citizens of our world.

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Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Film Screening: "Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture" - Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

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Louis H. Sullivan was one of the most influential architects to come out of the Chicago School of architecture in the late 1800s. He is often called the “father of the skyscraper” and the “prophet of modern architecture.” He conceived the most famous phrase ever to come out of his profession, “form follows function” (or, more accurately, “form ever follows function”).

Among his most outstanding surviving works are the Auditorium Theater, the Carson, Pirie Scott department store, and the Charnley House in Chicago; the Wainwright Building and Union Trust Building in St. Louis; the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York; and eight small “Jewel Box” banks that are among the most treasured pieces of historic architecture in the United States.
 
Louis Sullivan was committed to establishing an authentic, American style of architecture, free of historic imitations like the Beaux Arts style that fellow Chicagoan Daniel Burnham of Burnham & Root had made popular as a result of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

This film screening is free to PHLF Members. Non-members: $10. RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org.

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May
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

ECOLOGICS Final Review & Exhibit - CFA Great Hall

Please join us at the final review and exhibit of the work that the students have been pursuing during the spring semester. This seminar has been conducted at the CFA level and is part of the IDeATe initiative. The students who participated in the class range in their focus of studies from art to design, architecture, master of science and urbanism. We will welcome an external guest, Prof. Rhett Russo, who will be visiting  us from New York for the day.

Ecologics is a design-research seminar that investigates adaptive dynamic behaviors inspired by natural processes and biomimetics as a basis for design ideas and argues for built environment as part of larger planetary ecology. Students are introduced to computational design thinking and digital fabrication, using contemporary parametric modeling to incorporate environmental information into a series of recursion and material interpretations. The objective is to speculate about translation of performative contingencies into functional  morphologies informed by data sets and simulation. We engage design processes in which systems’ performance metrics underpin creative exploration of organization and form. The seminar results in the design and prototype of an individually proposed project.

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May
11
11:00am11:00am

UDBS Studio Review - STUDIO for Creative Inquiry/CFA 111

The 2016/2017 Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) has focused on the relationship between culture and inclusivity through Public Interest Design (PID). The spring 2017 Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS), CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY, has focused specifically on fundamental human needs related to food access. Work executed during the span of the semester has resulted in the completion of two projects 1) the FIRST COURSE Café, and 2) the OV_COURSE Community Oven prototypes. In the execution of each project, the UDBS has explored the role that pre-fabrication, job skills training, and manufacturing can be utilized to enhance low-barrier entrepreneurship opportunities and increase access to food in under-represented communities throughout Pittsburgh. The development of work is the product of interdisciplinary collaboration through the IDeATe Reality Computing program and community partnerships fostered by PROJECT RE_, The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP), Construction Junction, and Autodesk.

Please join us for the CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY Review on Thursday, 11 May from 11:00am-3:00pm in the CFA Great Hall and Studio for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111). During the review the UDBS and IDeATe Reality Computing will provide live demonstrations of Virtual Reality (VR) experiences developed as tools and products of the design process. Everyone is welcome and food will be provided. The accompanying exhibit will be on display in the CFA Great Hall May 8-11.

UDBS  Folan | Exhibit CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY on display May 8-11 | CFA Great Hall
UDBS – Folan | Review 11:00am-3:00pm 11 May | STUDIO for Creative Inquiry/CFA 111

 

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May
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Legos & Tacos: Stressbuster at IDeATe - IDeATe Fabrication Lab (Hunt Library A5)

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Finals are rough and you need to take your mind off of the stress. You also need tacos. On Wednesday, 10 May at 5:30pm, IDeATe will be hosting a stressbuster in the Experimental Fabrication Lab (Hunt Library A5). All students are welcome so bring your friends, roommates, etc.! We'll have the aforementioned Legos and tacos to assemble however you see fit.

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May
10
10:00am10:00am

Re-Industry Seminar - MMCH 303

How cities reshape production | How production reshapes cities

You are invited to attend a Seminar on the relationship between cities and industrial production. The Seminar has been organized by the School of Architecture of Carnegie Mellon University (Stephen Lee, Head) and the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino (Matteo Robiglio, Professor).

The seminar will investigate the impact of industrial production on cities from an architectural and urban design perspective.

Donald Carter (Director, Remaking Cities Institute) and Roberta Ingaramo (Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino) will introduce the topic.

Caterina Montipò (PhD Candidate, Politecnico di Torino) will address how new forms of production are reshaping urban contexts by re-purposing existing industrial structures and infrastructure.

Virginia Arlotto and Francesca Nuzzo (Masters Students, Politecnico di Torino) reconsider two vacant industrial buildings in Pittsburgh’s Strip District vacancies as an opportunity for urban manufacturing to be re-established in the city.

Master of Urban Design students from CMU will present their analysis of the role existing industrial buildings in the revitalization of Wilkinsburg.

Donald Carter and Roberta Ingaramo will moderate a discussion with the speakers and the audience.

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May
10
10:00am10:00am

Meeting of the Minds 2017 - Cohon University Center

Carnegie Mellon’s annual campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium

We invite you to join us in celebrating undergraduate research at Carnegie Mellon University. Over 600 students will share their work through poster sessions, oral presentations, art installations, prototype demonstrations, and performances. Judges will award prizes in 13 different competitions.

Come and talk with students about their ground-breaking work and innovative ideas. Be part of a real Carnegie Mellon tradition and show your support of our undergraduates and their faculty mentors.

List of participating SoA students.

 

General Schedule

10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

            General Poster Session // Common Areas

            Performing Art Presentations // McConomy Auditorium

            SCS Thesis Presentations // Danforth Conference Room

            Sigma Xi Competition // Rangos 2 & 3

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

            BME Design Course Presentations // Wiegand Gymnasium

            CIT Honors Competition // Rangos 1

            General Oral Presentations // McKenna, Peter, Wright, Dowd, Pake Rooms

            General Poster Session // Common Areas

            IDeATe Presentations // Studio Theater

            Performing Arts Presentations // McConomy Auditorium

            SCS Poster Session // Wiegand Gymnasium

            SCS Thesis Presentations // Danforth Conference Room

            Visual Art Presentations // Connan Room

            Writing for the Professions Posters // Lee Lobby Hallway

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

            CIT Honors Finals // Rangos 1

            General Oral Presentations // McKenna, Peter, Wright, Dowd, Pake Rooms

            General Poster Session // Common Areas

            Performing Art Presentations // McComony Auditorium

            SCS Thesis Presentations // Danforth Conference Room

            Sigma Xi Finals // Rangos 2 & 3

            Visual Art Presentations // Connan Room

            Writing for the Professions Posters // Lee Lobby Hallway

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

            Awards Ceremony // McConomy Auditorium

 

This year, instead of a hard copy booklet, an app is available to give you a great deal of flexibility to plan your day and find students. The app can be found through the Apple or Android stores by searching for “2017 Meeting of the Minds”, or go here

More information.

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May
8
to May 11

UDBS Exhibit CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY - CFA Great Hall

The 2016/2017 Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) has focused on the relationship between culture and inclusivity through Public Interest Design (PID). The spring 2017 Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS), CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY, has focused specifically on fundamental human needs related to food access. Work executed during the span of the semester has resulted in the completion of two projects 1) the FIRST COURSE Café, and 2) the OV_COURSE Community Oven prototypes. In the execution of each project, the UDBS has explored the role that pre-fabrication, job skills training, and manufacturing can be utilized to enhance low-barrier entrepreneurship opportunities and increase access to food in under-represented communities throughout Pittsburgh. The development of work is the product of interdisciplinary collaboration through the IDeATe Reality Computing program and community partnerships fostered by PROJECT RE_, The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP), Construction Junction, and Autodesk.

Please join us for the CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY Review on Thursday, 11 May from 11:00am-3:00pm in the CFA Great Hall and Studio for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111). During the review the UDBS and IDeATe Reality Computing will provide live demonstrations of Virtual Reality (VR) experiences developed as tools and products of the design process. Everyone is welcome and food will be provided. The accompanying exhibit will be on display in the CFA Great Hall May 8-11.

UDBS  Folan | Exhibit CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY on display May 8-11 | CFA Great Hall
UDBS – Folan | Review 11:00am-3:00pm 11 May | STUDIO for Creative Inquiry/CFA 111

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May
4
12:00pm12:00pm

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.

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May
4
to May 11

Spring 2017 Final Reviews Week

Please join us for an exciting week of Spring 2017 Final Reviews! Students will be presenting their work from the past semester during a series of presentations, exhibitions and receptions. Check out the details below and join in the celebration of their work and accomplishments.

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Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

School of Architecture Thesis Reviews - Miller Gallery

Miller Gallery and the School of Architecture will jointly present “What Do We Know?” in the Miller Gallery from Thursday, 27 April through Saturday, 29 April. Opening reception 6:00–8:00pm Friday 28 April. The exhibition includes final thesis works and independent projects from 11 SoA seniors.

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Apr
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition Reception - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery | Carnegie Mellon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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