Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Autodesk BUILD Space Workshop Reception

  • Autodesk BUILD Space

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!

Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol 27 - City of Asylum

  • 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.

Sep
22
Nov 12

Designing the Computational Image + Imagining Computational Design - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
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 forthcoming 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.

More information.


Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

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

  • Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

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.

More information.

May
20
May 21

2017 Commencement Weekend

  • CMU College of Fine Arts

2017 Commencement Weekend is 20-21 May 2017. Please note the following important dates and deadlines to make sure you're ready for graduation. Congrats to the Class of 2017!

May
12
1:30 pm13:30

ECOLOGICS Final Review & Exhibit - CFA Great Hall

  • 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.

May
11
11:00 am11:00

UDBS Studio Review - STUDIO for Creative Inquiry/CFA 111

  • 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

 

May
10
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • IDeATe Fabrication Lab (Hunt Library A5)

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.

May
10
10:00 am10:00

Re-Industry Seminar - MMCH 303

  • 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.

May
10
10:00 am10:00

Meeting of the Minds 2017 - Cohon University Center

  • 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.

May
8
May 11

UDBS Exhibit CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY - CFA Great Hall

  • 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

May
4
12:00 pm12:00

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.

May
4
May 9

Code Lab Thesis Week

  • Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery

Join us for Code Lab Thesis Week, featuring work by graduate students in the EM2, MSCD and MTID programs at Carnegie Mellon University, to be showcased at the Most Wanted Fine Art gallery. 

May
4
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.

Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Of More-than-Human Spaces Panel Discussion

  • Center for Sustainable Landscapes

This symposium invites scholars, designers and artists to reflect on the historical roles (expected and unexpected) of non-human others in crafting of urban and regional landscapes, and the politics, biopolitics and aesthetics of more-than-human interactions.

Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

School of Architecture Thesis Reviews - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

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.

Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

2017 School of Architecture Thesis Exhibition Reception - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery | Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Apr
28
12:30 pm12:30

School of Architecture Thesis Reviews - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

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.

Apr
27
12:00 pm12:00

S17 Thesis/IP Exhibition Opening - Miller Gallery

  • Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

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.

Apr
22
11:30 am11:30

SoA Spring Carnival Open House - CFA 214

  • CFA 214

SoA will host its annual Spring Carnival Open House following the buggy races on Saturday, 22 April. Come view the Fourth-Year Design Award entries and catch up with faculty, staff and former students.

Apr
21
12:00 pm12:00

Graduate Exchange Lecture Series: Jennifer Pazdon - MMCH IW

  • MMCH Intelligent Workplace

This presentation will provide a history of the modern renaissance in the use of steel castings in construction and examples of how castings have been successfully integrated into a wide range of contemporary built projects---all of which propose previously unattainable opportunities for future explorations in aesthetics and function of structure by utilizing casting technology.