Events

SoA Faculty to Present at 10th Anniversary of the EcoDistricts Summit in Pittsburgh Nov 4-5

SoA faculty Stefan Gruber, Christine Mondor, and Ray Gastil to participate in the 10th Anniversary of the EcoDistricts Summit in Pittsburgh Nov 4-5, 2019. The summit brings together community and urban leaders to reimagine cities from the neighborhood up and co-design the neighborhoods of the future.

Fall Lecture Series Welcomes Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson Mon 21 Oct

Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson joins the 2019 Fall Lecture Series on Monday 21 October at 5:00pm for her talk “Designing in Paris, Valencia, Hong Kong & Hazelwood.” Gustafson is founding principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle and Gustafson Porter+Bowman (GP+B) in London. Her recent projects include the landscape design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC and the public plaza of Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh.

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.

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.

In Memory of Architect Philip Freelon

The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of architect Philip Freelon, former lecture series guest and friend of the school. Freelon was one of the most influential black architects of his generation and part of the team that designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

An Atlas of Commoning Salon Series: Neither Public, Nor Private Thu 18 July 6-8pm at Miller ICA

In concert with the Miller ICA's current exhibition, An Atlas of Commoning, Neither Public, Nor Private will be a conversation that gives space to define both implicit and explicit rules around what makes public, and what makes private - while interrupting a binary of public and private to learn about how we practice, survive and locate our selves/community in all of the spaces in between.

PhD-AECM Candidate Lipika Swarup Presents Paper at ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

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.

Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García Receive 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture

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.

An Atlas of Commoning Exhibition Opens Sat 29 June at Miller ICA

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.