School of Architecture graduate and undergraduate students are invited to the first SoA Pavilion meeting of the year on Tuesday 13 November at 4:45 in MMCH 303. The group will be brainstorming 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
CSI Pittsburgh is a voluntary organization of members dedicated to the efficacy of specifications in the construction industry. The mix of architectural members and product representatives with specific, in-depth knowledge of their products provides a perfect opportunity to meet the needs of architects in the constantly evolving construction industry.
Join us for our Student Outreach event as we welcome students to meet with professionals and fellow students to network and build relationships for internships and future opportunities in the job market.
CSI Student Outreach Event
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture
CMU College of Fine Arts Building, Room 214
4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Refreshments to be provided
Event free for Students and $30 for Professionals
Interested in attending?
RSVP to Colleen Defilippo at
CMU to host a faculty development seminar, Social Networks with Brandy Aven, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory. This seminar will take place Nov 14, from 12:00-1:00pm in the Pake Room, CUC. This is an interactive discussion designed to introduce you to benefits of your social network:
“Social networks are essential for gaining information, social support, and are also fronts for innovation. Yet, scholars neglect to understand their social networks and do not foster them in such a way that will benefit themselves and others. In fact, the idea of networking makes us feel dirty (Casciaro, Gino, & Kouchaki, 2014). This discussion will introduce you to the range of benefits that your social network can provide, explain how networks can enhance your opportunities, productivity, and innovativeness. We will end with ideas on how to network smarter not smarmier.”
Faculty interested in attending are asked to please RSVP here. A light lunch will be provided.
AIA Pennsylvania's Design Awards Party and Broadcast
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, 611 William Penn Place, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join your colleagues in Pittsburgh and across the state to celebrate architectural excellence with AIA Pennsylvania’s 2nd annual digital design awards reveal! Celebrate 2018’s award recipients including the special and student honorees by logging on to the pre-produced awards documentary simulcast stream set to debut live on Thursday, November 15th. Who do you think will win an award?
Join the School of Architecture during Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago for our annual CMU Chapter Alumni Reception.
Professors John Folan and Vivian Loftness will be in attendance at the event. During the event, Professor Folan will give a brief presentation about recent work.
Chicago CMU Chapter Alumni Reception during Greenbuild 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018 | 5:30-7:00pm
Soldier Field, Skyline Suite
Ray Gindroz will be presenting an information session for students interested in applying for the Gindroz Prize for Travel. Ray and his wife Marilyn Gindroz are the benefactors behind the award. In the information session, Ray will discuss the prize and previous recipients and answer questions from students who are interested in applying.
Pizza and drinks will be served!
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.
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.
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 Confluence, HCII 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
5:00 pm Monday, November 12th, 2018
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CMU College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
This lecture is presented by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series.
Addie Wagenknecht is an anti-disciplinary, experimental artist who works in the fields of emerging media, feminist theory, open-source tools, pop culture, and hacktivism. Known for works that span media including robotics, drones, network hardware, 3D printing and traditional paint on canvas, her work has been featured in the Vienna, Moscow, and Istanbul biennials and acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and she’s collaborated with Chanel and i-D magazine on a series of projects exploring the sixth sense.
Wagenknecht has been active in the development and management of open-source hardware projects and communities. From 2014-2017, Wagenknecht served as Chair of the Open Source Hardware Summit. With Stefan Hechenberger, she co-founded NORTD Labs, a research and development collective which developed a variety of open-source multi-touch systems, and the Lasersaur, the world’s first widely-implemented, open-source laser cutter.
Wagenknecht frequently works in collectives. She founded Deep Lab in 2013, a cyberfeminist research congress concerned with issues of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and alternative market economies. Previously, she was a member of the now disbanded Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab, a global tactical media collective. Wagenknecht has received fellowships and residencies from Eyebeam, Google, and Mozilla, and is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.
The School of Architecture (SoA) invites prospective graduate students and applicants to attend our Graduate Program Open House on Monday 12 November 2018. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the SoA, tour the school, and speak with faculty and students in your program of interest.
Monday, 12 November 2018 | Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Room 303
9:00am: Open House Registration
9:30am: SoA Admitted Graduate Program Information Session
11:15am: SoA Tour of Design and Research Facilities
12:00pm: Lunch with Graduate Students
1:00-5:00pm: Office Hours Meetings with Program Track Chairs
1:30pm: Studio Courses Open
5:00pm: SoA Lecture Series: Heather Bizon, SoA Ann Kalla Visiting Professor
The Carnegie Mellon chapter of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) will host a design presentation of their entry to the 2018 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Annual Student Design Competition. The design was presented in Chicago at the 46th Annual NOMA Conference this past month. In addition to presenting the design, the students will also open the floor for questions and sharing refreshments in a casual networking setting. The event takes place on Thursday, 8 November from 7:00-8:30pm in CFA 214.
We look forward to welcoming faculty and local professionals to celebrate and discuss the student design work.
6:30 pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CMU College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
This lecture is presented by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and is made possible in part by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series.
teamLab (f. 2001, based in Tokyo, Japan) is an art collective and interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab.
teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.
Networking reception immediately follows in CFA Great Hall
M 05 Nov | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre
Co-sponsored by the CMU Career and Professional Development Center
University Libraries Speaker Series:
Ingrid Schaffner & Elizabeth Tufts-Brown
Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the Carnegie International and CMoA Associate Registrar Elizabeth Tufts Brown will speak about the Carnegie International: the history, the artists, the files, and the research that make this exhibition a vital resource and entity. A lunch reception with the speakers will follow the talk. Event is open to the public and admission is free.
The University Libraries invites you to attend the Spatial Storytelling Series.
This event will bring together spatial thinkers from CMU and beyond, who will speak to their work around creating and communicating spatial narratives. Our speakers were asked to engage critically with how they use spatial data or communicate stories through their use of or representations of space.
· Kristen Kurland, Heinz College and School of Architecture
· Jennifer Keating, Dietrich College
· Chris Goranson, Heinz College
· Illah Nourbakhsh, School of Computer Science
· Shannon Knapp, Quantum Theater Group
The event will be held from 5:00–7:00pm and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
More information about the Spatial Storytelling Series
The Spatial Storytelling Series is a series of events and workshops on spatial storytelling. These events support broader interaction between members of the CMU community who engage in any aspect of spatial storytelling. We hope to promote critical engagement with spatial data and concepts and learn how we can best support research and student learning by supporting the creation of spatial narratives.
Spatial inquiry and analysis is of growing interest in multiple disciplines. At CMU, courses in geographic information systems (GIS) are taught in the Heinz and Dietrich Colleges and a course on Spatial History has been offered through the History Department. In addition to instruction, researchers in every College of CMU, from the College of Engineering to the Tepper School of Business, are leveraging spatial tools and techniques in their research. Although the application of many of these tools and techniques differ between disciplines, spatial storytelling crosses over disciplinary boundaries. Students and scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences can all utilize spatial narratives to tell stories and provide context to their research. To foster the use of spatial narratives across campus, the proposed series of events - open to everyone - will promote the use of digital storytelling methods and methodologies across disciplines.
The planned series of events will end in a competition and expo that will showcase student work in these cross disciplinary applications of digital storytelling. Our events focus on storytelling and aim to support students through the entire process from identifying a research problem, data collection, learning specific tools, and finally crafting a narrative.
To learn more about the series, visit: http://library.cmu.edu/gis/events.
5:00 pm Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CMU College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111
Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
Robin Sloan is an author and technologist. His first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, was a New York Times Best Seller, translated into more than twenty languages. The paperback edition of his latest novel, Sourdough, was released in September 2018. Robin’s next novel is being written in collaboration with an AI.
Robin experiments with, and writes about, computational tools for text generation and manipulation. He calls himself a “media inventor”: someone, he writes, “primarily interested in content (words, pictures, ideas) who also experiments with new tools and new formats.” Unsatisfied with the formats available to them by default, “media inventors feel compelled to make the content and the container.”
This lecture is presented by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, in partnership with dSHARP (the CMU Digital Humanities initiative) and the CMU Department of English, and is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series.
Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning
Kent State University, Cleveland
01-02 November 2018
Abstracts due 05 June 2018 | Download form
Disciplines: Urbanism, Sociology, Geography, Architecture, Planning, Housing, Community Studies, Landscape Architecture, Human Geography
05 June 2018: Abstracts due
25 June 2017: Abstract feedback
01 July 2018: Registration opens
01-02 Nov 2018: Conference
The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) and School of Architecture are proud to present a University Lecture Series (ULS) lecture on Tuesday, 30 October with Alan Mallach presenting his new book The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.
The Divided City
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 5:00 pm
Hamburg Hall A301 (Teresa Heinz Classroom)
Carnegie Mellon University
Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, Washington, DC will speak on his new book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America. The book has a focus on Rust Belt cities, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Cleveland, and others in the US heartland. In many of these cities, despite revitalization of downtowns and some neighborhoods, the cities are losing population and wealth. Whites and minorities living in poverty are particularly vulnerable. The economic conditions for middle class and working families are also declining. Concentrated census tracks of poverty, particularly minority, and gentrification are stark reminders of a Divided City. Small towns like Youngstown, Ohio, Gary, Indiana, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania may be in permanent decline. The book not only documents past failures and the present situation, but also proposes an optimistic way forward with specific policy and development strategies in the concluding chapters.
Join geographer and Esri education manager Joseph Kerski for a lively, hands-on session where you will combine multimedia (audio, video, narrative, photographs) with interactive web-based maps and tools to create story maps. These maps (https://storymaps.arcgis.com) can be used in teaching and research at any scale from local to global, and cover a multitude of themes and issues such as population change, economics, business locations, water quality, energy, natural hazards, current events, biodiversity loss, land use, and many more. These maps can be shared, accessed on any device, embedded in presentations or web pages, and combined with other multimedia.
Join the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association on Saturday 27 October for the Homecoming Tailgate as the Tartans take on the Geneva Golden Tornadoes at 1 p.m. Athletics plans to honor several groups during the game: senior students in football, Kiltie and cheerleading (pre-game).
Following the Inauguration Day investiture ceremony this Friday 26 October, in which President Farnam Jahanian will be formally installed as CMU's 10th president, a two-part symposium will be held featuring 10 distinguished professors from across Carnegie Mellon University. The speakers will discuss their innovative work, its power to enhance lives, and celebrate CMU’s impact in Pittsburgh, the region, and the world.
School of Architecture Studio Professor & Associate Head Mary-Lou Arscott will speak during the first session, entitled “Pittsburgh as a Living Lab,” taking place from 1:30-2:30pm in the Simmons Auditorium of the new Tepper Building on Friday 26 October.
Mary-Lou works with communities to collaboratively address and solve social problems. Through insight and observation, she engages with communities to become part of their ecosystem, enabling the development of a holistic approach for improvement. An example of her work is the Latham Street Commons project, which works to enhance the health and wellbeing of people living in Pittsburgh’s Garfield and Friendship neighborhoods. The project created a rooftop garden and a gathering place for community camaraderie.
Join the university community on Friday, October 26, as Carnegie Mellon University hosts several events to celebrate the inauguration of its tenth president, Dr. Farnam Jahanian.
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Robing and Procession
10 - 11:30 a.m.
12 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 4 p.m.
10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
SLICE and Tartan Salsa Late Nite Event: "ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance"
All events will take place on CMU's campus.
Spark: Startups and Emerging Companies is an innovative career event designed to provide a platform for small business and early stage start-ups to engage Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni. Companies will be afforded the opportunity to network with, and recruit our students and alumni, as well as share information about their company story, mission, and/or products with all in attendance. Spark is presented in collaboration with CMU’s Swartz Center For Entrepreneurship.
Join Remaking Cities Institute Director Don Carter, FAIA at City of Asylum on Tuesday 23 October, for a talk about his book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe.
Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities.
Developed from the international 2013 Remaking Cities Congress chaired by Carter, the book brings together in-depth case studies of five cities in North America (Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh) and five cities in Europe (Bilbao, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Ruhr Region, and Turin). The book documents their recovery in the thirty-year period from 1985 to 2015.
Each chapter examines the history of the city, its transformation, and its prospects for the future. The ten case studies interweave these findings with issues crucial to the resilience of post-industrial cities including: sustainability; doing more with less; public engagement; and equity (social, economic and environmental). The book concludes with “lessons learned.”
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Screening
For Open Access Week 2018, the Libraries is hosting a free public screening of “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.” The screening will be held on Tuesday, 23 October at 4:30pm in the Den in CMU Sorrell’s Engineering Library in Wean Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial, or political background will have access.
This session will outline the intersection of Passive House design and Indoor Air Quality concerns, the ventilation requirements for PH and other high-performance building standards, and best practices for comfortable, sustainable results.
Presenter Chris Smith is a residential designer, builder, and Business Development Manager for Zehnder America, a global, Swiss-based climate solutions company.
College of Fine Arts Family Brunch
Saturday, October 13
11:00am – 1:00pm
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts
All current CFA/BXA parents and students are invited to an informal brunch with Dan Martin, Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean, the CFA Department school heads, the BXA Director, as well as academic advisors and a number of faculty and staff members.
RSVP is required; please RSVP to Daniella Staudacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-4045.
PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 1,000 cities world-wide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20×20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images.
PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.
Meet, network, and show your work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images!
6:00 p.m. Doors open. / 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin.
Presenters: Phyllis Kim, Claudia Berlinski, Charles Rosenblum, Kirsten Compitello + Group, Doug Dean, Jan Loney, Mary Cvetan, Julie Malice, Mark Ramdarass, and Rob Pfaffmann!
Co-organized by AIA Pittsburgh, AIGA Pittsburgh and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Advanced Tickets Available Online or at the door. Food & Beverage included in ticket price.
The AIAS is hosting a new fundraiser during the October 10th General Body Meeting where they will be auctioning off student and staff time and skills! Come bid on your professor’s software tutelage or your classmates’ assistance in model building. If you would like to help, please sign up as an auctionee. Attendees can bid on anything from schoolwork assistance, to teaching you how to sew, to rides in their car. If you have a skill or asset and want to participate, please fill out the google sign up form.