University Professor Vivian Loftness, the Paul Mellon Chair in the School of Architecture, has been appointed to two national boards for 2020. She was named to the American Institute of Architects National Board by AIA 2020 President Jane Frederick, and to the International Living Futures Institute (ILFI) Board by CEO Amanda Sturgeon.
Donald K. Carter, Senior Research Fellow at the Remaking Cities Institute and faculty member of the School of Architecture, will give two talks in Germany this month about his latest book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe.
Professor Don Carter will be featured in an upcoming special on WQED about house flippers in Pittsburgh called The Pittsburgh Flip. The show airs on Thursday 03 October at 8:00pm on WQED, and will be available online afterwards.
SoA professor Douglas Cooper to present his newest book Knowing and Seeing as part of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures on Thursday 21 November. The free made local event is presented in partnership with Carnegie Museum of Art, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Ann Kalla Co-Professors in Architecture Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García present their talk, “In Post-Novis all the Students are the teacher,” which discusses a decade of alternative projects as historical reflex in a time of pressing global challenges. A variety of examples are summoned to question historical narratives from positions of power while searching for kynical, emancipating, and critical forms of architecture.
The Center for Architecture Explorations presents the Fall 2019 Saturday Architecture Workshops for K-12 students October 5 through November 23. Space is still available for students of all ages, and scholarships are available.
Associate Professor Dana Cupkova's design practice EPIPHYTE Lab recently received Honorable Mention in Architecture MasterPrize’s 2019 Firm of the Year Award in the Interior Design / Residential Interior Design category.
The School of Architecture 2019 Fall Lecture Series welcomes James Garrett Jr from 4RM+ULA Architects on Monday 30 September for his talk “Towards an Art-Integrated Architecture.”
The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of architect Raymond J. Sinagra, AIA. Ray was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a BFA in 1988 and a B.Arch in 1994. He was also a former faculty member at the university.
Patricia Culley (B.Arch ’03) has been named to the class of 2019 40 Under 40 Honorees. Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP recognize 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision, and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region.
Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, principals in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, will discuss their work on “citizenship culture" at the US-Mexico border, and the Cross-Border Community Stations project, a platform of knowledge exchange that links universities and nonprofit organizations on both sides of the border.
Join us for a conversation with Kathryn H. Anthony, PhD, ACSA Distinguished Professor. Her talk, “Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places,” is an eye-opening overview of how the design of everyday objects that we encounter each day impacts and shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine.
University Professor Vivian Loftness will speak at the 8th VELUX Daylight Symposium in Paris this October 9-10. Loftness’ talk outlines how environmental “surfing” for health and productivity can promote a more resilient future.
Announcing the release of the 2019 edition of EX-CHANGE, a publication celebrating the work of the SoA from first year to PhD. Inaugurated in 2017, EX-CHANGE represents an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA programs and to position the work within larger questions of research and practice. Latest edition now available in print and online.
Zhiang Zhang will present the defense for the dissertation, "Whole Building Energy Model Assisted HVAC Supervisory Control via Reinforcement Learning," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Wednesday 11 September at 8:30am in the MMCH 415 IW Large Conference Room.
The first annual Pittsburgh Municipal Building Benchmarking Report, released last week, was written by PhD-BPD candidate Flore Marion. The Benchmarking Report is part of Pittsburgh's goal to eliminate water and energy waste and is a testament to the ways the SoA and City of Pittsburgh can work together to achieve shared goals.
MTID Alumnus Robert Zacharias collaborated with the local dance duo slowdanger to help develop a multisensory dance at the Carnegie Museum or Art’s inaugural artist in residence program, “Performers at Play.” Presentations of “Resonant Body” take place throughout August and September.
Throughout the summer, a series of workshops, discussions, and tours will provide a platform for the exchange of experiences, knowledge, and skills about gaining agency in collectively producing the environment and communities we live in.
Siliang Lu will present the defense for her dissertation, "An interactive hybrid cooling system featuring personalized controls with personal thermal comfort and non-intrusive sensing techniques," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Friday 30 August.
Jeremy Ficca co-curates the exhibition Drawing Attention: The Digital Culture of Contemporary Architectural Drawings opening September 17 at the Roca London Gallery. The exhibition, based on the recent ACSA Drawing for the Design Imaginary exhibit, examines the state of contemporary architectural drawing, revealing its potential to describe more than simply the detailing of a building’s construction.