The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of alumnus Richard F. "Rich" Bamburak, AIA. Rich attended Carnegie Mellon, where he began his lifelong love and passion for architecture. He was a talented and creative architect designing numerous award-winning projects during his career at WTW Architects, where he was a Senior Principal.
Jacob Russo (B.Arch ’14), and his startup NexLoop, has been invited to join a collaborative Circular Economy demonstration project on Governors Island, NYC. NexLoop will clad the exterior of a shipping container with its AquaWeb system, enabling the farm’s irrigation to be supplemented with atmospheric water.
PhD-AECM Candidate Lipika Swarup recently traveled to the 2019 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference in Antwerp, Belgium to present the paper “Precedent-Based Learning: An Approach for Studio Pedagogy in the Early Years” written by School of Architecture Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin.
The SoA is pleased to announce that Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García have been selected for the 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture. The duo will deliver a lecture during the Fall 2019 Lecture Series and teach an ASO studio and spring seminar in spring 2020.
The international premiere of An Atlas of Commoning opens Saturday 29 June at the Miller ICA at CMU. Curated by Associate Professor Stefan Gruber and fueled by the collaborative research and thesis projects of Master of Urban Design students, the exhibition explores how citizen-led initiatives can transform cities into more just and resilient places.
Pittsburgh City Planning Director Ray Gastil has been appointed David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement in the School of Architecture. In this role he will direct the Remaking Cities Institute and teach architecture and urban design. Gastil’s new position begins September 1, 2019.
Donald K. Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP will step down as David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute (RCI). Beginning on July 1, Carter will transition to a new part-time role as an SoA Adjunct Professor in the Master of Urban Design Program, as an RCI Senior Research Fellow, and as an advisor to Campus Design and Facility Development.
This summer, explore the intersection of ART + TECHNOLOGY with the Center for Architecture Explorations. Spots are still available in several upcoming summer camps for K-12 students at multiple locations throughout Pittsburgh.
The SoA is currently accepting applications for the Office Assistant position. The SoA is looking for a thorough, detail-oriented individual to assist with the SoA’s marketing/communications efforts and day-to-day operation of the administrative office on a regular part-time basis (weekly schedule of approximately 25 hours per week).
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce that Dana Cupkova has been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded indefinite tenure. She previously held an Assistant Professorship at the SoA, and is Track Chair of the SoA’s Masters of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) program.
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce the appointment of Azadeh Omidfar Sawyer, LEED AP to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Building Technology. Sawyer’s interdisciplinary research focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate building envelope design and performance though immersive visualizations such as virtual reality.
Recent alumna Kelly Li (B.Arch ’19) traveled to Princeton University this past April to participate in their Environmental Institute’s second annual Environmental Ideathon, a 36-hour workshop to brainstorm environmental strategies for cities around the world.
The CMU SoA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nida Rehman to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Resilient Cities and Urban Ecology. Rehman is an architect, urban designer, and cultural geographer examining how processes of urbanization, the politics of planning and design, and the physical structure of cities produce ecological and infrastructural change, and impact human health.
You're invited to join the SoA on Friday evening, June 7 for the annual AIA Pennsylvania Alumni & Fellows Reception during A’19 in Las Vegas. Meet this year's class of AIA Fellows from Pennsylvania, including CMU alumnus and faculty member Christine Mondor.
The School of Architecture congratulates alumnus Michael Hinchcliffe (B.Arch ’94) on the recent announcement of his promotion as one of five new Principals at Payette.
This past semester, the School of Architecture and School of Design launched an interdisciplinary course to provide students from multiple disciplines the opportunity to explore linkages between community scale place-making and the postal system.
CMU recently received gold status from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), surpassing its silver rating in 2015. The assessment cites several School of Architecture courses and degree programs that contributed to the rating.
The annual DesignIntelligence survey of America's Best Architecture & Design Schools is now open—and we need your input! DI's annual rankings serve as a resource for evaluating architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.
Thanks to all of the family and friends who joined us this past weekend to celebrate our graduating students during the 2019 SoA Diploma Ceremony & Reception. Photos and video from the day’s events are now available.
This spring, EX-CHANGE 2019 was presented for the first time as a year-end show demonstrating the breadth of student work from first-year through PhD in a curated exhibition. Thanks to all who joined us, and look out for the upcoming publication this fall.