inter•punct Call for Submissions: Pedagogy Zines

inter•punct is putting together a project discussing emergent and often radical issues latent in the educational environment that the organization feels are far too absent from current discourse. Following the footsteps of pamphlet architecture, clip-stamp-fold, and 'a few zines,’ the group is curating a collection of zines, and they invite you to be a part of this process.

Alumna Carolina Tamayo (B.Arch ’17) Wins 2019 John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture

The SoA congratulates alumna Carolina Tamayo (B.Arch ‘17), winner of the 2019 John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture, and Elizabeth Levy (B.Arch ‘19), a top ten finalist. The Stewardson Fellowship is the oldest and most prestigious award for architecture students and graduates in Pennsylvania.

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 SoA Design Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SoA Design Awards, and thank you to all of those who participated in this year’s competitions and joined us for the awards reception presented by EPIC Metals.

New Interdisciplinary Course to be Offered this Fall Semester in Collaboration with wats:ON Festival

CMU will offer a new interdisciplinary course this upcoming fall semester in collaboration with the wats:ON Festival. wats:ON 2019: NOW. takes on the spirit of Activism, with artists and work tapping into the zeitgeist of our current climate to redirect culture. Students will work directly with festival artists towards the production of original work to premiere at the November festival.

Martin Aurand Awarded Distinguished Service Award from Association of Architecture School Librarians

Principal Architecture Librarian & Archivist Martin Aurand was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for distinction in the profession from the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) for outstanding and sustained service to the profession through active participation, advocacy, and leadership.

CMU Women Featured in AIA Pittsburgh List of Emerging Leaders and Advocates in Pittsburgh Architecture

The SoA is proud to share that seven of the ten women featured in AIA Pittsburgh’s Emerging Leaders and Advocates in Pittsburgh Architecture are affiliated with the school. Congratulations to this next generation of emerging women designers who are already changing the face of Pittsburgh’s design scene.

SoA Students Construct Official Entryway for CMU Spring Carnival

A group of 50 SoA students started a new tradition by designing and building the official entryway to CMU's Spring Carnival. The effort is led by SoA Pavilion Committee chairs Ghalya Alsanea (B.Arch ’20), Edward Fischer (B.Arch ’21), and Ryu Kondrup (B.Arch ’21).

UDBS to Present as Finalist at Department of Energy 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

The Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) will present as a finalist at the Department of Energy’s 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge on Saturday 13 April at 4:30pm EDT in a livestreamed event. The studio is presenting the urban infill housing prototypes RE_CON 01 and RE_CON 02 developed by students that will be constructed in East Liberty.

MetaThesis SoA Thesis Exhibition at Miller ICA April 18-24, 2019

CMU School of Architecture Fifth-Years and MUD students to showcase work of Thesis, the final year studio where architectural ideas are developed to operate critically within the discipline. The SoA welcomes visiting critic María Arquero de Alarcón, Associate Professor, Taubman College, University of Michigan for the event.

Mine Ozkar Lectures on “Matters of Shape Representation: A Computational Approach to Architectural Heritage” for Computational Design Lecture Series Wed 17 Apr @ 5:30pm

Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, Mine Ozkar will present her lecture entitled “Matters of Shape Representation: A Computational Approach to Architectural Heritage” as part of the Computational Design Lecture series on Wednesday 17 April at 5:30pm in Breed Hall/MMCH 103.

Daniel Cardoso Llach Speaks at Harvard GSD on History of Digital Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Daniel Cardoso Llach participated in the symposium “Other Histories of the Digital” at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design this past week. He discussed aspects of digital labor in architecture based on his ongoing research on the history and contemporary practices of computer-aided design and building information modeling.

SoA Faculty & Students Explore Role of Architecture in the History of Computing at CMU

A new interactive installation by SoA faculty and students explores the role of the school in the history of computing at CMU. The installation is on display throughout the month of April at the Posner Center as part of a larger exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first computer at CMU.

Daniel Cardoso Llach Delivers Lecture on “Infrastructures of the Imagination” at Clemson University

Associate Professor of Architecture Daniel Cardoso Llach delivered a lecture entitled “Infrastructures of the Imagination” at Clemson University’s Department of Architecture drawing from his research on the history of CAD systems, and from recent work developed at the Computational Design Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon.