Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

NOMAS Gingerbread House Kit Raffle for Charity

You could win this gingerbread house kit by supporting NOMAS' fundraiser for charity.

You could win this gingerbread house kit by supporting NOMAS' fundraiser for charity.

NOMAS is collecting donations to be placed into a raffle to win a gingerbread house kit. All profits will go to CISPAC, an organization in Pittsburgh that helps drop out students. If you're feeling in the giving spirit, please support the cause.

$1 = 1 raffle ticket, buy as many as you would like! You can give your donation to any e-board member: Hannah, Kerrian, Lesther, Ashley, or Alyssa or venmo @blufangs. We will have a jar of names in studio and will be drawing the winner of the gingerbread house on Monday night 11 December.

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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Graduate Program Informational Webinars

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On behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, we invite you to join us for informational webinars about our graduate programs on December 13 and 14, 2017.

During the webinars there will be a short presentation from faculty on the programs, followed by a question and answer session for you to ask any questions you may have. Links to the webinars will be posted on our website the day of each session. Recordings of the webinars will be made available following the sessions in case you are unable to attend the live webinar.

Graduate Program Webinars Schedule

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00am EST - Master of Science and PhD in Computational Design (MS-PhD CD)
10:00am EST - Master in Urban Design (MUD)
11:00am EST - Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
2:00pm EST - Master in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM) and Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP)
 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:00am EST - Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
2:00pm EST - Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) and Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD)

We look forward to having you join us!

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Graduate Program Informational Webinars

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On behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, we invite you to join us for informational webinars about our graduate programs on December 13 and 14, 2017.

During the webinars there will be a short presentation from faculty on the programs, followed by a question and answer session for you to ask any questions you may have. Links to the webinars will be posted on our website the day of each session. Recordings of the webinars will be made available following the sessions in case you are unable to attend the live webinar.

Graduate Program Webinars Schedule

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00am EST - Computational Design (CD)
10:00am EST - Master in Urban Design (MUD)
11:00am EST - Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
2:00pm EST - Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM) and Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP)
 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:00am EST - Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
2:00pm EST - Sustainable Design (SD) and Building Performance & Diagnostics (BPD)

We look forward to having you join us!

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Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Interchange - MMCH 312

Interchange is a recruiting event for the School of Architecture where we invite you to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from our B.Arch, eight Masters and four Doctoral programs.

Interchange will be hosted on 22 February 2018 in partnership with the Creative Arts Career Fair on 22-23 February 2018. Come to meet, greet, and visit our pop-up student showcase, where you can view and experience our work first hand, and conduct on-site interviews.

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Apr
3
to Apr 6

CMU Energy Week: Investing in Our Energy Future

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Interested in Energy? Then Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week is for you! Save the date for Energy Week 2018, 4-6 April.

Join energy thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector to engage and collaborate on energy research, trends, innovative technologies, and opportunities.

Key Events:
03 April | Energy Industry Career Fair
04 April | Kickoff, Keynotes, Evening VIP Panel
05 April | Investor Forum
06 April | Allegheny Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition

More information and registration at cmuenergyweek.org.

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Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

EX-CHANGE - CFA 200 & CFA 214

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EX-CHANGE
WITH AARON BETSKY AND TREY TRAHAN

An Open Studio Show and Discussion
Su 10 December | 2:00-5:00pm | CFA 200 & CFA 214
Alan H. Rider Visiting Critic and Distinguished Lecturers

EX-CHANGE is a celebration of the student work of the School of Architecture. Every semester, the SoA studios generate rich provocations, collaborations, and opportunities for both orchestrated and spontaneous exchange.

Beyond definitive answers, the projects and research of our studios grapple with an array of critical questions.  These questions will drive this inaugural end-of-semester exhibition and discussion with SoA faculty, students, and invited guests Aaron Betsky and Trey Trahan. EX-CHANGE is an opportunity to shine new light on the SoA studio sequence and position the work within larger questions of research and practice.
 

SCHEDULE

2:00 Show! 
A reception and celebration of student work in CFA 200 with light refreshments. 
Steve Lee will guide Trey and Aaron through 3-minute presentations at each studio's boards.

3:00 Interrogate! 
A moderated conversation based on questions generated by studios with Trey, Aaron, and representatives from each studio in CFA 214.

Moderators:

  • Kelli Li, inter-punct
  • Ernest Bellamy, NOMAS, MUD2
  • Talia Perry, SoA faculty and alumna

4:00 Reflect! 
A discussion of how the work and research developed at the SoA relates to broader discourses in academia and practice.

Moderators:

  • Kyle Wing, inter-punct
  • Anthony Nitche, AIAS
  • Matt Huber, SoA faculty and alumnus

AARON BETSKY is the President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Trained as an architect, he works as an educator, critic and arts administrator. He is the author of over a dozen books on art, architecture and design, including the most recent, Making It Modern and Architecture Matters. In 2008, he curated the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale.

VICTOR F ‘TREY’ TRAHAN, III, FAIA, is Founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, with local and international projects that have received recognition for their innovative use of materials. With a strong personal belief in the value of conservation and philanthropy, Trey’s life and work is guided by a commitment to the development of sustainable environments. Trey’s architectural projects include the Louisiana State Museum in Natchitoches, recipient of a 2015 National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture and Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review Award. Trey has taught graduate classes at both MIT and USC, is board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington DC, and member of the global advisory board for the Van Allen Institute in New York.

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Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

The Halpern Studio for Architecture Dedication & Reception - MMCH 3rd Floor

On behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, we invite you to join us for the dedication of The Halpern Studio for Architecture, newly-named and endowed with a generous gift from Jim Halpern (B.Arch '81) and Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern.

Friday, December 8, 2017
4:30–6:00pm
Dedication & Reception

Location:
The Halpern Studio for Architecture
Third Floor, Margaret Morrison Hall, adjacent to the elevator
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Please RSVP to Jill Simmons at jills@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-3408 by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

MUD 2 Studio Final Review (Gruber) - MMCH 303

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Please join us for the final review of our 2nd year Master of Urban Design (MUD) studio on Friday 8 December from 1:00-5:00pm in MMCH 303.

Our current MUD studio entitled Commoning the City is structured as a yearlong project, in which we investigate Urban Design’s agency in relation to the bottom-up transformation of cities—a transformation in which citizens take matters into their own hands and self-organize in shaping an alternative urban future. Thus building on the two foundational Pittsburgh-based design studios in place making and urban systems, the second year of CMU’s MUD program engages in a collective research-based-design project that helps students to position their design practice in a broader societal context that is theoretically informed and politically aware. This positioning unfolds from case study research and the articulation of a hypothesis culminating in an individual design project that acknowledges the balancing act of negotiating top-down planning and the self-organizing behavior of cities.

This Fall semester, taught by Stefan Gruber, focused on researching practices of commoning, and the articulation of an individual thesis and project proposal. The Spring semester, taught by Jonathan Kline, will support students in developing their respective design projects.

The studio is collaborating with ARCH+, Germany’s leading journal for architecture and urbanism, and the IFA, the Institute for Foreign Relations. Together ARCH+ and IFA produced the acclaimed exhibition Post-Oil Cities that has toured on four continents since 2010 and been translated into more than five languages. As research partners and co-curators for the follow-up exhibition, we are contributing to an exhibition and accompanying catalog An Atlas of Commoning that will open next June in Berlin, before traveling to Pittsburgh and beyond.

As part of this collaboration with ARCH+ and IFA, the studio visited Berlin from 14-22 October 2017 for a three-day workshop with ARCH+ and fieldwork on citizen-led architecture and urban design projects that have contributed to the bottom-up transformation of Berlin since the fall of the Wall. As a studio, this fall we laid the foundation for an “Atlas of Commoning” assembling international case studies that critically explore practices of urban commoning. The Atlas is conceived as a growing repository that will grow as the exhibition travels around the world. But the collective case studies also provided a foundation for the articulation of individual theses by Ernest Bellamy, Tamara Cartwright, Yidan Gong, Paul Moscoso Riofrio, ChunZheng and Lu Zhu, to be elaborated in the following Spring semester.

Thus the review on Friday 8 December 2017 presents an opportunity to discuss our research contribution to the exhibition, the individual thesis proposals, and more broadly, the role that practices of commoning might have on the future of the discipline of Urban Design and cities at large. We would be grateful if you could join us for this discussion.

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Nov
28
12:01 AM00:01

#givingCMUday

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You have the power to transform the future. 

Join the global CMU community on Tuesday, November 28, for #givingCMUday. 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 can also help spread the word by participating in social media challenges throughout the day — with a chance to win additional funds to designate to the area of your choice.

Stay tuned for more information. And on November 28, make your mark on #givingCMUday and make a difference at Carnegie Mellon.

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Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Matteo Robliglio Lecture on Adaptive Reuse in American Cities - MMCH 203

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Matteo Robliglio, Head of the School of Architecture, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, will give a lecture on his new book RE-USA about adaptive reuse in American cities at 5:00pm on Monday 20 November in MMCH 203.

Matteo is head of a new institute at Politecnico called Future Urban Legacy Lab (F.U.L.L.), similar in mission to the Remaking Cities Institute. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Matteo researched and visited post-industrial cities in the US including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Matteo’s new book based on his research, RE–USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse: Toolkit for Post-Industrial Cities, was published 24 October 2017 with a forward written by Remaking Cities Institute Director Don Carter. 

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Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

UDBS Final Review and VR & AR Demos - CFA Great Hall

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies Demonstration
Hosted by UDBS and IDeATe Reality Computing
Mon 20 Nov | 2:00-3:00pm | CFA Great Hall next to the exhibit

UDBS Final Semester Review
Mon 20 Nov | 4:30-6:30pm | Alumni Concert Hall, CFA 136

HOME RE_CONSIDERED/SCALING CHANGE Exhibit
Sat 18 Nov - Mon 27 Nov | CFA Great Hall

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The Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) would be delighted if you could join us for a review and discussion of UDBS work on the RE_CON housing prototypes and HOME Inc.UBATOR community engagement/education tool. The UDBS Final Semester Review will be held on Monday 20 November from 4:30-6:30pm in the College of Fine Arts Alumni Concert Hall, CFA 136.

Work being discussed has been developed as part of the HOME RE_CONSIDERED Studio and SCALING CHANGE Elective Course which have focused on Housing, Strategies for the De-Concentration of Poverty, and Concepts of Universal Affordability. The UDBS and partners are preparing for an ELDI Community Planning Review Presentation in support of the RE_CON 01 Housing prototype. Review and discussion will be utilized to help advance that effort and set the table for next semester’s development work.

The UDBS is a vertically integrated, interdisciplinary studio that includes students from the SoA's B.Arch ASOS, M.Arch, AECM, and IDeATe Reality Computing programs. The studio has been generously funded and supported by Ford Motor Company, The Heinz Endowments, and Autodesk. Work is being executed in collaboration with East Liberty Development Corporation (ELDI). The review is part of the HOME RE_CONSIDERED/SCALING CHANGE exhibit which will be mounted in the CFA Great Hall from Saturday 18 November through Monday 27 November. The UDBS and IDeATe Reality Computing will be holding a demonstration of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies being developed for the HOME Inc.UBATOR on Monday 20 November from 2:00-3:00pm in CFA’s Great Hall, next to the exhibit.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

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