May
23
11:30 AM11:30

CMU Community Picnic - Weigand Gym

CMU Community Picnic

Hosted by Human Resources and Staff Council with support from the Office of the President

Join your colleagues at the 2018 CMU Community Picnic to honor the important contributions that staff members make and to enjoy good food, fun and entertainment.  

More information available here, including the official invitation and more information about the picnic and transportation to campus.

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May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Mental Health First Aid Training for Faculty & Staff

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The Task Force on the CMU Experience has endorsed the expansion of Mental Health First Aid training as part of our work. Faculty and staff are invited to register for the training on Thursday 24 May. RSVP here.

About the Program

A special training is being offered for CMU staff, faculty, and students called Mental Health First Aid. This 8-hour instructional course is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, overviews common supports and identifies ways that an individual can help someone in need. This training is conducted by two CMU staff members, one from Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), and one from University Health Services.  The training is offered free of charge.

For more information or to register please visit: http://www.cmu.edu/health-services/health-promotion/index.html. Please note that this training is offered approximately once per month during the academic year and once over the summer. Registration opens approximately one month prior to the event, so please keep checking back for one that fits your schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

AIA Pennsylvania Alumni and Fellows Reception at A’18

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Join AIA Pennsylvania as we honor the newly inducted class of 2018 Fellows from Pennsylvania and celebrate Pennsylvania’s NAAB accredited schools of architecture at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Brightwood Architecture Education and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture!

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

Alternatives to the Present Conference - Kent State University

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

More information.

Disciplines: Urbanism, Sociology, Geography, Architecture, Planning, Housing, Community Studies, Landscape Architecture, Human Geography

Key Dates
05 June 2018: Abstracts due
25 June 2017:  Abstract feedback
01 July 2018:  Registration opens
01-02 Nov 2018: Conference

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

2018 CMU Commencement Ceremony - Gesling Stadium

CMU COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
GESLING STADIUM

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

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

11:00am | CMU Commencement Ceremony
Gesling Stadium
All graduating students at CMU will be celebrated during the University-wide Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the procession of graduates and will include addresses from the student speaker and keynote speaker, as well as a charge from the president of the university. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring, however seating is first come first served. The ceremony will also be webcast on this site via YouTube.

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May
19
4:30 PM16:30

Doctor's Hooding Ceremony - Carnegie Music Hall

DOCTOR'S HOODING CEREMONY
CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL, CARNEGIE MUSEUM

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

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

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

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

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May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Graduating Student Exhibition Family Reception - CFA 214

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The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Class of 2018 invites you to join them for Menagerie, an exhibition showcasing the work of graduating B.A. and B.Arch students. The show will be on view in the College of Fine Arts room 214 on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May.

The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday evening, 17 May at 5:00pm. A reception for family and friends of the graduates will be held concurrently with the reception in the CFA Great Hall following the SoA Diploma Ceremony on Saturday 19 May beginning at 1:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!

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May
19
11:30 AM11:30

2018 SoA Diploma Ceremony - Chosky Theater

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
DIPLOMA CEREMONY

CHOSKY THEATER

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

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

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

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

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony - Chosky Theater

College of Fine Arts Honors Ceremony
Chosky Theater

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

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

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May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Graduating Student Exhibition Opening Reception - CFA 214

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The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Class of 2018 invites you to join them for Menagerie, an exhibition showcasing the work of graduating B.A. and B.Arch students. The show will be on view in the College of Fine Arts room 214 on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May.

The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday evening, 17 May at 5:00pm. A reception for family and friends of the graduates will be held concurrently with the reception in the CFA Great Hall following the SoA Diploma Ceremony on Saturday 19 May beginning at 1:30pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Hetal Parekh PhD Proposal - MMCH 121

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Policy Interventions to Catalyze Uptake of Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the US
PhD Proposal by Hetal Parekh, PhD-BPD Candidate

Advisory committee:
Chair - Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen (Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED AP)
Assist. Professor, Doctor of Professional Practice Chair, MS & PhD Architecture Eng. & Const. Management (AECM) Chair,
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Dr. Deborah Stine
Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy, Associate Director for Policy Outreach,
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)  

Dr. Aurora Sharrard (LEED AP BD+C)
Executive Director,
Green Building Alliance (GBA)

Dr. Nora Wang (LEED AP BD+C)
Senior Engineer; Associate Program Manager for Building Efficiency,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)


Abstract:

Over 50% of the US building stock dates before 1970 - of which most have not carried out any major upgrades. Many of these buildings have low performing, outdated and inefficient equipment and systems resulting in an energy intensive building stock (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2015). According to a 2009 McKinsey & Company analysis, efficiency improvements using existing technologies could reduce commercial building sector energy use by 29% by 2020. Unfortunately, this target is not being realized due to multiple market and non-market barriers to uptake of energy retrofits. Industry led efforts such as PACE and DOE’s Asset Score Tool have been successful in addressing some of the financial and technical challenges faced by the stakeholders. However, the number of small and medium sized commercial buildings that follow through with audit recommendations remains relatively low. Through an in-depth  analysis of existing local policies, key barriers, drivers and opportunities to promote the uptake of energy retrofits in commercial buildings in the U.S., the proposed research targets specific barriers in an attempt to bridge critical knowledge gap that exists among the building and portfolio owners and managers.

With an aim to maximize energy savings, this research proposes to 1) Identify opportunities to overcome the three biggest barriers to uptake of energy retrofits in commercial buildings, 2) Conduct a policy analysis to evaluate current audit policy and new approaches for increasing commercial energy efficiency investments and 3) Develop a resource to help the building owners follow through with audit recommendations. Based on an in-depth analysis of literature and stakeholder interviews, the focus of this research is to address the inefficiency caused due to the interrelationship between barriers in two major categories accountable for under-investment -  Financial and Knowledge barriers. By analyzing and overcoming these key unaddressed impediments to improving energy efficiency, the proposed research will strengthen the coordination between all the stakeholders, and catalyze energy retrofits in the existing commercial building stock. Additionally, it will contribute to the development of local policy that can be utilized by cities interested in accelerating energy efficiency investments - in turn charting a path to an energy efficient building stock.

View the PhD abstract and PhD proposal at these links.

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop in Classical Architectural Design - CFA 214

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The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture invites you to join us for the Palladio Institute and Archive Exhibit & Workshop. Presented as the culmination of the Palladio Institute and Archive Advanced Synthesis Options Studio, this exhibit showcases the work of the studio in its study and application of rich cultural frameworks. Situated within the city of Vicenza, the building proposals consider how contemporary architecture and technology can integrate itself into the historic fabric of the Italian city. 

This exhibit is made possible in thanks to the generosity of Mark Ferguson and Natalie Jacobs, as part of the Ferguson Jacobs Prize in Architecture, for their contribution in supporting the studio’s exploration into classical architectural traditions this semester. 

Workshop in Classical Architectural Design
College of Fine Arts building, Room 214, on Carnegie Mellon University campus
Friday, 11 May 2018 | 1:00-6:00pm

The exhibit is on display in CFA 211 through Saturday, 12 May 2018.

The workshop is $50 for professionals, and free for students. Faculty are also invited to attend. Please sign up for the event with the following link.

Presenters:
Patrick Alles - Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP; New York
Kellen Krause - Historical Concepts; New York
Michael Mesko - MSM Design; New York
David Rinehart - Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP; New York

Panelists:
Gerard Damiani - CMU School of Architecture
Mark Ferguson - Ferguson & Shamamian Architects LLP
Kelly Li - CMU School of Architecture
Michael Mesko - MSM Design; New York
Jakob Uhlenhopp - CMU School of Architecture 

As part of the conclusion of the Palladio Institute and Archive Exhibit, instructors from the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture will be coming from New York to hold a workshop on Friday 11 May from 1:00-5:30pm, followed by a panel discussion from 5:30-6:00pm. The closing reception for the Palladio Institute and Archive Studio Exhibit begins at 6:00pm in CFA Room 211.

In conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, The Institute of Classical Art and Architecture will be holding a workshop for both students and professionals to introduce classical architectural design as a vital part of contemporary practice. Traditional architecture today encompasses work that employs the grammar of the classical language and the adaptation of its principles in regional settings. Presentations and hands-on studio and measured drawing will introduce the elements of the classical architectural language and demonstrate ways in which architects utilize the wealth of material found in precedents as a resource to inform new design. The Workshop concludes with a panel discussion, and will be followed by a closing reception for the Palladio Institute and Archive Exhibit. This exhibit features work by students in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture that proposes contemporary architecture adjacent to Andrea Palladio in the context of Vicenza, Italy.

The workshop counts for 3 AIA HSWs and 3 Credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture. The workshop is courtesy of the generous sponsorship by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Chenlu Zhang PhD Proposal - MMCH 415 IW

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Human in the loop: A bio-sensing and agent-based approach for personalized thermal comfort controls in offices
PhD Proposal by Chenlu Zhang, PhDBPD Candidate

Advisory committee:
Vivian Loftness (Chair), University Professor
Sivaraman Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor
Ömer Tugrul Karaguzel, Assistant Teaching Professor
Azizan Abdul-Aziz, Assistant Research Professor
Bertrand Lasternas(External), Associate Director

Abstract:

A comfortable indoor thermal environment plays a crucial role in preserving occupant health and productivity. Today, in most office buildings, thermal comfort is regulated only by indoor temperature and schedule-based rules. While prevalent, this control strategy has resulted in low thermal satisfaction rates. A growing number of researchers are focusing on the development of personalized thermal comfort models through feedback to establish individual-specific thermal comfort requirements for occupant-centric controls. However, the strengths of these personalized thermal comfort models are compromised for negotiated control in shared multi-occupant spaces. Therefore, this thesis proposes an agent-based framework for personalized thermal comfort control to place the human-in-the-loop by continuously integrating occupant bio-signals, subjective feedback and environmental conditions into the operation of different heating and cooling systems.

The agent-based framework is built upon personalized thermal comfort models and control agents, that can flexibly represent the individuals in negotiated controls. The personalized control agent uses a reinforcement learning approach for optimal control and learning through interaction. It establishes individual control preferences related to thermal comfort to initiate the best control actions on behalf of an occupant, given the constraints of the building systems. The negotiations of preferred control actions between occupants will maximize collective comfort and minimize energy. 

The proposed framework integrated bio-sensing and reinforcement learning agents for personalized thermal comfort control in offices will contribute to improvements in controlling building systems that deliver occupant thermal comfort, with benefits for health and productivity. The human in the loop research will address the range of controllability options from personalized settings in individual occupant spaces to negotiated settings in multi-occupant spaces.

View the PhD abstract and PhD proposal at these links.

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May
9
2:00 PM14:00

Siliang Lu PhD Proposal - CFA 202 Kerr Conference Room

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An integrative HVAC system featuring adaptive personalized cooling with non-intrusive sensing techniques
PhD Proposal by Siliang Lu, PhD-BPD Candidate

Advisory committee:
Erica Cochran Hameen, Assistant Professor, Chair
Omer Tugrul Karaguzel, Assistant Professor
Katerina Fragkiadaki, Assistant Professor

Abstract:

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system plays a key role in shaping the building performances. The effective and efficient HVAC operations not only achieve energy savings but also create a more comfortable environment for occupant indoors. Moreover, compared to private office environment, open-plan office environment has become a trend in most of office buildings since it not only creates opportunities for employers to communicate with one another and improve productivity but also reduce construction cost. However, open-plan office building is also faced with problems like much too interruption and unsatisfactory shared indoor temperature and humidity. Since HVAC system aims to create comfortable thermal environment and improve energy performances of the building, it is of great importance to develop new paradigm of HVAC system framework so that everyone could work under their preferred thermal environment while the system could also achieve better energy performances. Inspired by that, many researchers have made great effort to developing thermal comfort model and promote the development of occupant-responsive HVAC system.

Moreover, compared to environment-related factors to thermal comfort, occupant-related factors such as clothing insulation, metabolic rate, skin temperature haven’t had standardized sensing technique to measure in order to predict or detect individual thermal comfort in real-time. In terms of user-focused sensing system, four metrics have to be taken into account, which are privacy, intrusiveness, accuracy and cost-effectiveness. However, most of sensing system for occupant-related factors may either result in privacy issue or are too intrusive. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a new non-intrusiveness and less private sensing framework for monitoring thermal comfort in real-time.

Therefore, this dissertation proposes a new integrative HVAC system featuring adaptive personalized cooling with non-intrusive sensing techniques for open-plan office buildings. The research mainly consists of three parts:

§     Develop an adaptive personalized cooling system to create a comfortable local thermal environment automatically with non-intrusive sensing techniques. The sensing system consists of indoor air temperature and relative humidity sensor, air velocity sensor as well as 8x8 thermal array (Infrared array).

§     Quantify the energy savings of the new paradigm of multiple personalized systems in the micro-zones to be connected with the macro-zone where the temperature setpoint dead band of the centralized HVAC system increases and the system is responsive to occupant behaviors.

§     Develop a simulation model to analyze the benefits of occupant thermal comfort improvement and energy savings in a typical open plan office space with the proposed system.

As a result, the new paradigm of the integrative HVAC system could optimize energy performances and create more comfortable thermal environment for employers working in the open plan office and is expected to be implemented in the future.

Keywords: adaptive thermal comfort, personalized cooling system, non-intrusive sensing, occupant-responsive HVAC system.

View the PhD abstract and PhD proposal at these links.

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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

Meeting of the Minds 2018 - CUC

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MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 640 students will share their work through poster sessions, oral presentations, art installations, prototype demonstrations, and performances.  Judges will award prizes in fifteen 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.

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Fundamentals of Computational Design Final Review - MMCH 320 & 321

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us this week for the Fundamentals of Computational Design (FCD) Final Review on Tuesday 8 May at 3:00pm in MMCH 320 and 321. The exhibition of student work is on display through Friday 11 May.

This year, the FCD course collaborated with the American Composite Materials Association (ACMA) to explore the potential of composite fibers and resins in architecture. As part of this collaboration, the best FCD projects will participate in the Composites Challenge, a national competition between architecture schools (including UCLA, Pratt, SciArc, among others) investigating applications of composite materials in building design. Selected projects will be exhibited at the AIA conference in New York City this June.

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May
8
10:30 AM10:30

Hand and Machine Joinery Coursework Display - CFA Great Hall

Hand and Machine Joinery Coursework on Display Tue 8 May
The products of the Hand and Machine Joinery elective will be on display on Tuesday, 8 May for the day in the CFA Great Hall. A class discussion will start at 10:30am. The SoA community is invited to stop by to see the cases on stands, and join the discussion.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

EX-CHANGE Discussion - CFA 200 & 214

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us for the Spring 2018 EX-CHANGE, an end-of-semester exhibition, celebration, and discussion about questions of pedagogy and practice that each program tackles at the SoA.

Spring 2018 EX-CHANGE
Opening Reception
Friday 4 May | 6:00-8:00pm

Discussions
Saturday 5 May | 10:00am-3:00pm

With special guests Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen. Exhibitions on view May 4-11, 2018. All events take place in the College of Fine Arts in rooms 200 & 214.


EX-CHANGE SCHEDULE

Friday 4 May, 6-8pm, Reception
Join us for hors d’oeuvres in the CFA 200 studio with exhibitions showcasing the work of the School’s many programs.

Saturday 5 May, 9:30am-3pm, Discussions

Coffee & Welcome, 9:30-10am, CFA 200
Coffee, tea, and welcome by SoA Head Steve Lee

Focused Sessions, 10am-12pm
Invited guests, faculty, and two local practitioners participate in three concurrent small discussions responding to short, lively student presentations of their critical questions.

  1. CORE 6, CFA 200
    Ming Fung discusses the first, second, third year and M.Arch work with respondents Kent Suhrbier and Bea Spolidaro. Moderated by Kai Gutschow and Alison Katz.
     
  2. Advanced Synthesis, CFA 211 & 214
    Amy Kulper discusses the questions raised by the SoA’s advanced synthesis options (ASO) studios with respondents Spike Wolff, Ray Gastil, and Akhil Badjatia. Moderated by Mary-Lou Arscott and Zain Islam-Hashmi.
     
  3. Thesis & PhD, CFA 206A
    Mitch McEwen discusses questions of architectural research and practice with students in thesis programs throughout the SoA with respondents Dan Lockton, Jake Marsico, and Daragh Byrne. Moderated by Jonathan Kline, Daniel Cardoso Llach, and Yidan Gong.

Lunch Break 12-1pm

Reflection Round Table, 1-3pm, CFA 214
Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen report back from the morning conversations to situate the work within lineages of pedagogy and practice. Moderated by Molly Steenson and Adam Kor.


SPEAKER BIOS

V. Mitch McEwen is an assistant professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture where she leads research associated with the Embodied Computation Lab. She was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning from 2014-17. As principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of A(n) Office, an architecture collaborative of studios in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn, McEwen has received commissions from the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial.

Ming Fung, AIA, is principal and co-founder of Los Angeles-based Hodgetts+Fung. She is chief of strategic advancement and director of Academic Affairs at SCI-Arc. She has taught at Yale University, Ohio State University, and Cal Poly Pomona, and served as president of the ACSA, president of AIA Los Angeles, and presidential appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts Council. In 2006, Fung received an AIA Gold Medal, and Hodgetts+Fung was awarded the Firm of the Year Award by the AIA California Council in 2008.

Amy Kulper is an associate professor and head of the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at Cambridge University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and the University of Michigan. During her time in Ann Arbor, she was a four-time recipient of the Donna M. Salzer Award for teaching excellence. Kulper was Design Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education for six years. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections of history, theory, and criticism with design.


About EX-CHANGE

EX-CHANGE is an end-of-semester exhibition, celebration, reflection, and discussion based on School of Architecture student work.

Every semester, the SoA’s programs tackle complex questions about the future of architectural pedagogy and practice. These questions will drive this inquisitive exhibition and discussion between SoA faculty, students, local practitioners, and invited guests Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen. Following final reviews, EX-CHANGE is an opportunity to shine new light on the SoA’s curricula and position the school’s work within broader trends and movements.

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Know Y(our) Neighborhood Opening Reception - Assemble

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Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Architecture Explorations (CAE) is hosting a month-long exhibition at Assemble in Garfield from May 4-25, 2018. The exhibition launches Friday, 4 May 2018 as an interactive exploration of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and the people and spaces that define them.

The exhibition, titled “Know Y(Our) Neighborhood,” will display the architectural design work of creative thinkers from 6 year-olds to architectural professionals related to eight neighborhoods in the city:

  • East Liberty
  • Garfield
  • Homewood
  • Larimer
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lower Hill
  • Millvale
  • Wilkinsburg

The CAE seeks students and faculty who are interested in the opportunity to display their work in the exhibition. Work can include sketches, drawings, and/or models from a project in one or more of the neighborhoods listed above. We can re-print, copy, or photograph work and would accept models as well. Please let us know if you would like to contribute to the exhibition and when we could gather your work prior to Saturday 28 April.

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

EX-CHANGE Reception - CFA 200 & 214

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The School of Architecture invites you to join us for the Spring 2018 EX-CHANGE, an end-of-semester exhibition, celebration, and discussion about questions of pedagogy and practice that each program tackles at the SoA.

Spring 2018 EX-CHANGE
Opening Reception
Friday 4 May | 6:00-8:00pm

Discussions
Saturday 5 May | 10:00am-3:00pm

With special guests Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen. Exhibitions on view May 4-11, 2018. All events take place in the College of Fine Arts in rooms 200 & 214.


EX-CHANGE SCHEDULE

Friday 4 May, 6-8pm, Reception
Join us for hors d’oeuvres in the CFA 200 studio with exhibitions showcasing the work of the School’s many programs.

Saturday 5 May, 9:30am-3pm, Discussions

Coffee & Welcome, 9:30-10am, CFA 200
Coffee, tea, and welcome by SoA Head Steve Lee

Focused Sessions, 10am-12pm
Invited guests, faculty, and two local practitioners participate in three concurrent small discussions responding to short, lively student presentations of their critical questions.

  1. CORE 6, CFA 200
    Ming Fung discusses the first, second, third year and M.Arch work with respondents Kent Suhrbier and Bea Spolidaro. Moderated by Kai Gutschow and Alison Katz.
     
  2. Advanced Synthesis, CFA 211 & 214
    Amy Kulper discusses the questions raised by the SoA’s advanced synthesis options (ASO) studios with respondents Spike Wolff, Ray Gastil, and Akhil Badjatia. Moderated by Mary-Lou Arscott and Zain Islam-Hashmi.
     
  3. Thesis & PhD, CFA 206A
    Mitch McEwen discusses questions of architectural research and practice with students in thesis programs throughout the SoA with respondents Dan Lockton, Jake Marsico, and Daragh Byrne. Moderated by Jonathan Kline, Daniel Cardoso Llach, and Yidan Gong.

Lunch Break 12-1pm

Reflection Round Table, 1-3pm, CFA 214
Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen report back from the morning conversations to situate the work within lineages of pedagogy and practice. Moderated by Molly Steenson and Adam Kor.


SPEAKER BIOS

V. Mitch McEwen is an assistant professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture where she leads research associated with the Embodied Computation Lab. She was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning from 2014-17. As principal of McEwen Studio and co-founder of A(n) Office, an architecture collaborative of studios in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn, McEwen has received commissions from the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Istanbul Design Biennial.

Ming Fung, AIA, is principal and co-founder of Los Angeles-based Hodgetts+Fung. She is chief of strategic advancement and director of Academic Affairs at SCI-Arc. She has taught at Yale University, Ohio State University, and Cal Poly Pomona, and served as president of the ACSA, president of AIA Los Angeles, and presidential appointee to the National Endowment for the Arts Council. In 2006, Fung received an AIA Gold Medal, and Hodgetts+Fung was awarded the Firm of the Year Award by the AIA California Council in 2008.

Amy Kulper is an associate professor and head of the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at Cambridge University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and the University of Michigan. During her time in Ann Arbor, she was a four-time recipient of the Donna M. Salzer Award for teaching excellence. Kulper was Design Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education for six years. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections of history, theory, and criticism with design.


About EX-CHANGE

EX-CHANGE is an end-of-semester exhibition, celebration, reflection, and discussion based on School of Architecture student work.

Every semester, the SoA’s programs tackle complex questions about the future of architectural pedagogy and practice. These questions will drive this inquisitive exhibition and discussion between SoA faculty, students, local practitioners, and invited guests Amy Kulper, Ming Fung, and Mitch McEwen. Following final reviews, EX-CHANGE is an opportunity to shine new light on the SoA’s curricula and position the school’s work within broader trends and movements.

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May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Copy + Paste Final Reviews - CMoA

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Copy + Paste Studio Final Reviews

3 MAY 2018 | 5:30–7:30pm

HALL OF ARCHITECTURE

Free Event

Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture students present their final projects from the studio Low-Relief, part of the experimental exhibition Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture. Three groups will display their final models, provide a short presentation, and respond to questions from critics and the audience. Stick around for additional discussion and a celebratory reception for an outstanding semester of working on-view in the museum galleries.

Throughout the semester students have explored the history of plaster, robotic techniques using plaster, and the way architecture can play tricks on the viewer.

What do architecture and virtual reality have to do with each other?
How can robotics play a role in learning about architecture from the past?
Can architects use digital tools to generate new ideas in the design process?

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May
1
1:30 PM13:30

Art + Machine Learning Exhibition & Reception - Gates Hillman Helix

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Please join us for the 1st Art + Machine Learning exhibition!

30 Students from the Art and Machine Learning course (10-615, 60-411), including SoA students, will present their experimental artworks created in collaboration with machine learning algorithms. The exhibition will feature posters, videos, virtual reality artworks, 3D objects, sounds, texts, and interactive art projects.

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