Events

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.

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.

HCII Professor Paul Pangaro Lectures on “Computing Conversation – When, Why, How, Who?” for Computational Design Lecture Series Tue 09 Apr @ 5:30pm

Human-Computer Interaction Institute Professor of Practice Paul Pangaro will deliver a lecture entitled “Computing Conversation / When, Why, How, Who?” as part of the Computational Design Lecture series. The lecture takes place on Tuesday 09 April at 5:30pm in Breed Hall/MMCH 103.

Kipp Bradford Proposes Radical Strategies for Combating the Effects of Global Climate Change

The School of Architecture welcomed Kipp Bradford on Monday 28 January for the first installment of the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. Bradford presented the radical strategies he believes will be required to both minimize and manage the impacts of climate change.

SoA PhD Student Lola Ben-Alon Wins First Place in 2019 CMU Energy Week Student Poster Competition

SoA PhD student Lola Ben-Alon won first place, and a $1,000 prize, in the annual CMU Energy Week Student Poster Competition on Tuesday 26 March. Ben-Alon’s poster presented her doctoral research work, entitled Integrating Earthen Building Materials and Methods Into Mainstream Construction.

ACSA National Meeting in Pittsburgh March 28-30 Features SoA Faculty, Alumni, and Students

The 2019 ACSA National Meeting takes place in Pittsburgh Thu 28 - Sat 30 March. We invite you to attend the presentations, panel discussions, and keynotes featuring SoA faculty, alumni, and students. All events take place downtown at the Westin Pittsburgh Hotel, unless otherwise noted.