Vivian Loftness Appointed to Two National Boards for 2020

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.

Don Carter to Speak in Germany this Month about Latest Book “Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe”

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.

Kalla Co-Professors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García to Lecture on Mon 07 Oct

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.

Fall Lecture Series Continues with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman Thu 19 Sep

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.

2019 Fall Lecture Series Begins Mon 16 Sep with Kathryn H. Anthony

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.

EX-CHANGE: A celebration of work at the School of Architecture – latest edition now in print!

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.

PhD Candidate Flore Marion Writes First Annual Pittsburgh Municipal Building Benchmarking Report

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.

Jeremy Ficca to Co-Curate “Drawing Attention” Exhibition at Roca London Gallery Opening September 17

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.