Brad Samuels of New York-based SITU demonstrates how architectural approaches to research and investigation can shed new light on issues of social impact and human rights. He presented his research work during the 2019 SoA Spring Lecture Series.
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.
Penn State’s Stuckeman School faculty within the Department of Architecture to host Dana Cupkova, SoA assistant professor and co-founder and design principal of EPIPHYTE Lab, as a keynote speaker on Thursday 18 April.
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.
The School of Architecture is proud to announce that Hamza Qureshi will be the student speaker at Carnegie Mellon's 122nd Commencement Ceremony on Sunday 19 May in Gesling Stadium. Hamza is earning his bachelor’s degree in architecture with an additional major in human-computer interaction.
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).
The SoA is excited to welcome alumni, friends, and family back to campus for Spring Carnival & Reunion Weekend April 11-13, 2019. The SoA will host several events celebrating our community. We invite you to join us and reconnect with your former classmates and faculty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CMU in Puerto Rico to host two Alternative Spring Break Trip Recap sessions on Wed 17 April and Thu 18 April. The trip was supported in part by the SoA. The group was able to take 13 CMU graduate and undergraduate students from various programs to Puerto Rico for a second year in a row.
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.
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.
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.
Join us Wednesday, 17 April 2019 for our annual Design Awards Ceremony & Reception. Student and faculty winners of the school’s annual awards program will be announced during the event and recognized for their accomplishments.
All are invited to join us to discuss the recent ACSA lectures and events on Wednesday 03 April at 4:30pm in MMCH 203 for the semester’s final Back2Front session. We'll be joined by guests Christoph Eckrich, Kai Gutschow, and Ray Ryan (curator of the Heinz Architectural Center).
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 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.
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.