The Deller Prize in Sustainable Architecture and Real Estate has been established by the Deller family of Quito, Ecuador to encourage architecture students to pursue non-traditional career paths, specifically to grow their skills in the specialty of design, construction and sustainability under the umbrella of the real estate business.
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. Please join us at the final review and exhibit of the work that the students have been pursuing during the spring semester.
B.Arch student Kelly Li has been awarded the Gelfand Student Service Award from Carnegie Mellon University recognizing a student’s commitment to society through participation in service learning courses and educational outreach activities that positively impact the community beyond the walls of CMU.
This past month, the School of Architecture’s outreach program Architecture Explorations hosted a Celebration of Work during the final session of the Saturday Sequence program, where program participants had the opportunity to present their work in the presence of family and friends.
Daragh Byrne received a grant through the ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed Grant program for his proposal entitled “Scaling The Gallery: A tool to support applied maker-based education through Project Documentation and Distributed Critique”; the funding will support the IDeATe Gallery.
SoA, in partnership with the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino, partner to present the Re-Industry seminar 10 May 2017. The seminar will investigate the impact of industrial production on cities from an architectural and urban design perspective.
The digitally fabricated ceiling of a recently opened local restaurant was designed and produced by SoA faculty Dana Cupkova and Gretchen Craig of EPIPHYTE Lab, with help from the student team of Trent Wimbiscus, Thomas Sterling, Colleen Clifford and Sinan Goral.
Visit the CFA Great Hall to view the installation tact[Al] through 26 April. The exhibition features a robotically formed aluminum surface that explores the themes of material ductility, reflection, and tactility.
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.
Organized by Nida Rehman, Ann Kalla Assistant Professor, 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.
A cross-disciplinary student team from CMU, including SoA student Cecilia Ferrando, won the top prize in HP and Intel’s Design Challenge: Life in Space for creating a wearable exercise system for astronauts that relieves muscle atrophy in microgravity.
This past week, the team from Carnegie Mellon University presented their work to the Hines Competition Jury in Chicago for the national ULI Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition. The CMU team, four graduate students from the School of Architecture and one from the Tepper School of Business, made it to the Final Four in the competition for the first time in school history.
On Monday, 10 April 2017 the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture presented its annual Fourth-Year Design Awards. Congratulations to the winners on their tremendous accomplishments, and thanks to all of the participants in this year's competition.
Each spring, the Epic® Metals Corporation sponsors a competition for SoA's third-year students to design an innovative project incorporating metal deck systems. This spring, third-year students spent the semester designing prototypes for a self-sufficient shelter to engage Pittsburgh's Environmental Charter School students in learning about the universe through celestial observations.
On Monday, 10 April 2017 the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture presented its annual Faculty & Student Awards during a ceremony held in the Kresge Theatre. Please join us in congratulating the winners on their tremendous accomplishments, and thank you to all of those who submitted entries in this year's competition.
The Spring 2017 Lecture Series has fostered student discussions about women in architecture, including gender politics in the profession, the notion of feminism, subconscious bias, the inclusion of alternate voices within the profession and challenging the typical power structures.
SoA Assistant Professor Daniel Cardoso Llach will keynote at the CAx Dimensions of Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, Biology, Design and Medicine conference at Humboldt-University zu Berlin in Germany on 3 April 2017.
For the first time in history, a team from Carnegie Mellon University is a finalist in the national ULI Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition. The four teams in the finals will vie for the top prize of $50,000 when they present their work to the Hines Competition Jury in Chicago on Thursday, 6 April.
Congratulations to 5th year B.Arch senior Amy Rosen, who was recently selected as the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association’s (CMWA) outstanding graduating senior student as selected by the College of Fine Arts for 2017.