Brian Evans, Professor and Head of Urbanism at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, will reflect on his 30 years of working with European cities and landscapes in practice, academia, and public service, most recently with the UN through a series of themes including the spaces of life, cities of the mind, the "Thompson Ten," the proto-knowledge city, and the super-urbanities of the north.
The 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.
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.
Graduate Instructor Pedro Veloso recently co-authored a paper published in Volume 96 of the journal Automation in Construction entitled “From the generation of layouts to the production of construction documents: An application in the customization of apartment plans.”
Graduate Instructor Pedro Veloso and PhD student Ardavan Bidgoli to present their paper “DeepCloud: The Application of a Data-driven, Generative Model in Design” at the ACADIA Conference in Mexico City 20 October 2018.
PhD candidates Zhiang Zhang and Chenlu Zhang, and Professor Khee Poh Lam, recently received an Outstanding Paper Award at the 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC) for their paper entitled “A Deep Reinforcement Learning Method for Model-based Optimal Control of HVAC Systems,” one of only six papers to receive an award at the conference.
Eyal Weizman, director of Forensic Architecture, will discuss his practice's advanced architectural and media research, modeling dynamic events as they unfold in space and time, on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organizations, and political and environmental justice groups.
Now available: the spring 2018 edition of EX-CHANGE, a publication celebrating the work of the SoA. EX-CHANGE represents an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA studio-based and MS/PhD programs and to position the work within larger questions of research and practice.
Assistant Professor Stefan Gruber to present the paper entitled An Atlas of Commoning: Mapping a Contested Field at the "Celebrating Commons Scholarship" Conference at Georgetown University on Friday 5 October 2018.
Rivers of Steel Arts partners with the SoA and Monongahela Main Street Program to present Filmtique, a pop-up film project to be held in conjunction with Monongahela’s annual Fall Fleatique on the Mon scheduled for Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 9:00am–9:00pm.
The School of Architecture is currently accepting applications for two tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant and/or associate professor who work on issues of sustainability, resiliency and social equity in buildings, cities and environments, and who engage our most pressing global challenges linked to the built environment. Applications are due no later than Monday, 7 January 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
Adjunct faculty member Stephen Quick presented two research studies about proposed statewide highway corridors as a new category of roadway types that combine multimodal and complete street functionality during the PennDOT 2018 Research Symposium last week in Harrisburg.
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 not only documents past failure and the current stark reality, but also proposes an optimistic way forward with specific policy and development strategies.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova is invited to the ACADIA 2018 Conference Inaugural Panel Discussion on Recalibration. The conference takes place from 18-20 October 2018 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Adjunct Professor Dr. Francesca Torello and Associate Professor Joshua Bard published an article in the journal Dialectic, issue VI: Craft - The Art of Making Architecture describing the development of Plaster ReCast, a mixed reality app designed to enhance visitor experience at museum plaster cast collections.
The MAAD (CMU-PUM) research video "Free-Oriented Additive Manufacturing" was accepted to the 2018 Association for Robotics in Architecture Conference (Rob|Arch) call for videos and presented at the conference at the ETH in Zurich this past week. This video depicts a novel additive manufacturing application of fused deposition modeling on varying spatial conditions, deposition direction, and geometry to adapt to complex infrastructure conditions.
Associate Professor Joshua Bard presented two papers reflecting the ongoing contributions of the School of Architecture in the fields of robotic construction and additive manufacturing at the ETH in Zurich for the 2018 Association for Robotics in Architecture Conference (Rob|Arch).
The SoA's B.Arch program achieved a ranking of #11 overall in the 2018-19 DesignIntelligence Survey of Architecture Schools, and placed top-ten in 9 of 12 focus areas. Professor & Head Stephen Lee was also named one of the 25 Most Admired Educators this year.
Principal partner at MAD Architects Dang Qun will examine what the city of the future should be like, and the inspiration we can find from the past during her talk entitled "Future City: Human and Nature."
The recently released Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies (2018) presents the pedagogical framework and collective curriculum necessary to teach public interest designers and features the work of the UDBS and PROJECT RE_.
Join Pittsburgh’s Architecture Learning Network for the first ever “Architecture Day” on Saturday, 29 September 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Frick Fine Arts Building, with the theme “Where is Architecture in Pittsburgh?”.
Architecture and design shape people’s daily experiences. On a small scale, the Parallax Pavilion does just that. This temporary installation, designed and crafted by a series of internal teams crisscrossing our U.S. offices, invites people to see things differently.
Dwayne Oyler’s talk entitled "Dialogue" will discuss the evolution of the design work of Oyler Wu Collaborative. Beginning with the idea of line as space, their work has moved from small scale installations to large scale buildings. By looking at a range of projects, Oyler will cover their trajectory from purely line-driven projects to those that consider dialogues between line, surface, and volume.