Jan
23
4:30 PM16:30

Interchange Committee Information Session - CFA 202 Kerr Conference Room

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The School of Architecture will be hosting an information session for the Interchange Committee on Wednesday 23 January beginning at 4:30pm in the CFA 202 Kerr Conference Room.

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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Jan
24
4:30 PM16:30

M.Arch Program Feedback Session (Class of '20) - MM 303

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The School of Architecture will host special M.Arch program feedback sessions in collaboration with CMU's Eberly Teaching Center. In these sessions we will gather feedback from all M.Arch students about the program so far. All NAAB-accredited programs are required to undertake self-evaluation on a regular basis and show steps to constant improvement.

The feedback session for the class of 2020 will be conducted by Beth Whiteman from the Eberly Center on Thursday 24 January from 4:30-5:30pm in MMCH 303. The evaluation will be conducted anonymously, program representatives and track chair will not be present. Pizza or other food will be provided. Attendance is REQUIRED.  

We'll ask what aspects of the program are working well to support your learning and performance? What aspects of the program could be improved to better support your learning and performance? Are there things (i.e., skills, knowledge, conventions/norms) that you wished you knew in advance to be more prepared for thriving in the program. We'll ask about the program so far, but also the rest of your studies and after graduation, etc. 

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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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Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

CFA Faculty Research Mixer - STUDIO / CFA 111

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Innovation and creativity don’t happen in a silo. Join us for the first CFA Research Community Mixer. It’s an opportunity to gather over food and drink to connect with faculty involved in creativity and research endeavors within the College of Fine Arts. Examine what is 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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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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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
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
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
21
2:00 PM14:00

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
23
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
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
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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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
29
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Toshiko Mori

TOSHIKO MORI
TOSHIKO MORI ARCHITECT

F 29 Mar | TBA
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
9:00 AM09:00

AIAS CRIT Live Research Symposia - CMU SoA

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The AIAS spring 2019 CRIT Live: Research Symposia will be held at 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.

Register for the event on the AIAS website.

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Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Lecture Series: Wang Shu - CMoA Music Hall

WANG SHU
AMATEUR ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

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 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. www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/2012

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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
17
3:30 PM15:30

SoA Design Awards Ceremony - Kresge Theatre

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

A reception presented by EPIC Metals will be held following the event. 

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

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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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Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

En Masse Design Mixer - Threadbare Cider House

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Join AIA Pittsburgh's Outreach Committee for a fun night out with colleagues and other AIA members. Must be 21+ to attend.

Location: Threadbare Cider House

Time: 5:00-7:30 PM

Agenda

5:00 PM - Check In Opens & Event Starts!

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Mini Tour - Certified tour guide walks group through facility & includes Cider Samples* courtesy of qK Architecture!

7:30 PM  Event Ends - Guests are welcome to hang out in the main Tasting Room!

Limited to First 50 RSVP's

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Jan
17
4:30 PM16:30

M.Arch Program Feedback Session (Class of '19) - MM 203

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The School of Architecture will host special M.Arch program feedback sessions in collaboration with CMU's Eberly Teaching Center. In these sessions we will gather feedback from all M.Arch students about the program so far. All NAAB-accredited programs are required to undertake self-evaluation on a regular basis and show steps to constant improvement.

The feedback session for the class of 2019 will be conducted by Beth Whiteman from the Eberly Center on Thursday 17 January from 4:30-5:30pm in MMCH 203. The evaluation will be conducted anonymously, program representatives and track chair will not be present. Pizza or other food will be provided. Attendance is REQUIRED.  

We'll ask what aspects of the program are working well to support your learning and performance? What aspects of the program could be improved to better support your learning and performance? Are there things (i.e., skills, knowledge, conventions/norms) that you wished you knew in advance to be more prepared for thriving in the program. We'll ask about the program so far, but also the rest of your studies and after graduation, etc. 

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Jan
16
4:30 PM16:30

Scandinavia Trip Informational Meeting - MM 303

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The first informational meeting about the CMU SoA Summer 2019 Scandinavia study trip will be held on Wednesday, 16 January at 4:30 pm in MMCH 303. The faculty organizers will present a few images and seek to answer questions about the trip. Refer to the informational flyer for more information. Applications are due by February 1, 2019.

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 with any interest in taking part in the trip should plan to attend the meeting on Wednesday, 16 January after studio. Email Kai Gutschow (gutschow@andrew.cmu.edu) or Jeremy Ficca (jficca@andrew.cmu.edu) with any questions.

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Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Flore Marion PhD-BPD Proposal Presentation - MMCH 409

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TITLE: Impact of Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinances on stakeholder interactions and building energy efficiency

Flore Marion, PhD-BPD Candidate

Date: Monday, 17 December 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: MMCH 409

Thesis Committee:

Prof. Erica Cochran-Hameen, PhD, LEED AP, Assoc AIA, NOMA — Committee Chair
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED AP
University Professor, Paul Mellon Professor, Andrew Mellon Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Berangere Lartigue, PhD
Associate Professor, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

ABSTRACT:

In the past decade, US Cities have been taking an increasingly important role in addressing climate change. This commitment often takes the form of a climate action plan. These climate action plans vary in their level of details of implementation, however they all set aggressive targets for carbon emission reduction at the local level by 2030 or 2050, through changes in energy,  transportation, food and waste management. This research evaluates the effectiveness of benchmarking ordinances in 26 US cities and their ability to meet the recommendations the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) .

The urban building stock has an active role to play in preventing global warming as buildings use 40% of the US total energy and are responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions, reaching 70% in New York City and  80% in Pittsburgh, PA (EIA 2012a) (City of New York 2018) (City of Pittsburgh 2018). Implementing building efficiency retrofit and design solutions is a major step to reduce carbon emissions and have a significant impact.

To evaluate the effectiveness of benchmarking and transparency ordinances, the research hypotheses that benchmarking ordinances increase communication among stakeholders, lead to more energy efficiency initiatives and programs, and facilitate reduced energy consumption in commercial buildings.

The methodology comprises of interviews with over 60 stakeholder groups including, federal agencies, local governments, non profits organizations, and utility companies;  the creation and the statistical analysis of a wholistic data set on local energy efficiency initiatives -including policies, voluntary programs, and networks-; and quantification of energy consumption changes that occurred after the establishment of benchmarking and transparency ordinances.

The findings of this research will establish quantified benefits that cities with existing benchmarking and transparency ordinances can utilize to justify their climate action plan. Additionally, it creates a roadmap for meeting climate action and energy efficiency goals for cities considering benchmarking and transparency ordinances.

Keywords: Energy benchmarking policies, ENERGYSTAR, Existing commercial buildings, Energy efficiency, Energy transparency, stakeholder engagement

The proposal is available for download at the following link.

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Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Final Reviews (MSCD) - Code Lab

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You are invited to this semester's MSCD pre-thesis reviews on Dec 13 and 14, from 4-7pm at the CodeLab (& STUDIO). The reviews also include Anna Henson's final thesis presentation. External reviewers include Profs. Felecia Davis (PSU) and Mine Ozkar (ITU).

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Dec
13
4:30 PM16:30

President's Holiday Reception - Tepper Quad

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President's Holiday Reception 

Thursday, 13 December 2018 from 4:30–6:30 pm 

Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Quad

All faculty (full time, part time, permanent, temporary, adjunct, visiting, emeriti, etc.), as well as non-academic department heads and high-level administrative staff (Assistant and Associate VPs and Vice Provosts, Directors, etc.) and their guests will be invited to attend this holiday celebration. 

A formal invitation will be sent in November.

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Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Final Reviews (MSCD) - Code Lab

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You are invited to this semester's MSCD pre-thesis reviews on Dec 13 and 14, from 4-7pm at the CodeLab (& STUDIO). The reviews also include Anna Henson's final thesis presentation. External reviewers include Profs. Felecia Davis (PSU) and Mine Ozkar (ITU).

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Generative Design Systems Exhibition - Code Lab/MMCH 403

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The School of Architecture invites you to attend the exhibition Generative Design Systems on Thursday 13 December from 12:00-2:00pm at the CodeLab in MMCH 403.

The course Design and Computation II focuses on generative systems for design – computational systems that can generate multiple design solutions or products automatically. In the last few weeks, our students selected a design topic and have been developing a generative system as a project. The projects in the exhibition are:

  • Envirosynthesis (Dan Cascaval)

  • Parametric Facade Generation (Pragya Gupta)

  • Glimpse (Xiaorui Li)

  • Architecture Generative Design (Shang Liu)

  • Garden Generator (Erik Ulberg)

  • Steel Frame Generator (Keshu Wu)

This is an informal exhibition and most of the projects are interactive, so you will be able to create your own designs.

Food and snacks will be provided.

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

NOMA PGH December General Body Meeting @ CMU - MMCH 303

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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.

The Pittsburgh Chapter, NOMA PGH, will be hosting their December General Body Meeting at CMU on Monday 10 December from 6:00-7:30pm in MMCH 303.

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

CFA Holiday Concert - Great Hall

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This year’s College of Fine Arts Holiday Concert will be performed in CFA’s Great Hall on Thursday, December 6 at Noon.


Great Hall, College of Fine Arts Building 
featuring

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Carnegie Mellon University Chorus

Andrés Cárdenes, Conductor and violin
Daniel Nesta Curtis, Conductor
Thomas Douglas, Conductor
George Vosburgh, Director, Carnegie Mellon University Wind Ensemble

COST: Free | No ticket required

REPERTOIRE:
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Bernstein: Profanation from “Jeremiah” Symphony
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Spring, Winter)

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Nov
28
4:30 PM16:30

SoA Pavilion Design Meeting

School of Architecture graduate and undergraduate students are invited to the SoA Pavilion meeting Wednesday 26 November. The group is developing concepts for the 2nd Annual School of Architecture Pavilion to be built for Spring Carnival in 2019. The meeting is open to all students in the School of Architecture, no experience required. Hope to see you all there!

SoA Pavilion Chairs: Ghalya Alsanea, Eddie Fischer, Ryu Kondrup

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Nov
27
12:00 AM00:00

Giving CMU Day

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You have the power to transform the future. Join the global Carnegie Mellon community on Tuesday, November 27, for #givingCMUday to make a collective impact on CMU's students. 

From midnight to 11:59 p.m., your gift to scholarships, student organizations, academic programs, or any CMU area that is important to you will count you as part of #givingCMUday.

You also can help spread the word by participating in social media challenges throughout the day — with a chance to win additional funds for the area of your choice.

Stay tuned for more information. And on November 27, make your mark on #givingCMUday and make a difference at Carnegie Mellon.

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