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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

B.Arch Fifth Year Zain Islam-Hashmi Has Designs for Fashion

As head designer for CMU's annual Lunar Gala fashion show, Zain Islam-Hashmi has created his niche as an architect of fashion, who creates clothing and wardrobe ensembles with materials like resin, cement, and plexiglass. He has taken advantage of opportunities at CMU and around the world and has shaped them into something unique.

BA Student Emily deGrandpre Presents App at Global Grad Show in Dubai

Emily deGrandpre (BA ’19) and School of Design alumni Joseph Kim and Tina Park developed the app Amica to help the partners of recently internationally relocated workers to connect with people and experiences in their new community. Emily traveled to the Global Grad Show in Dubai this past November to present the project on behalf of the team.

Applications for Anderson Award for Graduate Students due Mon 18 Feb

The George W. Anderson, Jr. Award recognizes SoA graduate students who demonstrate through a completed project an exceptional level of attention to detail and dedication to beneficially impacting the community. The 1st place award totals $3,000 and the 2nd place award totals $2,000.

Third-Year B.Arch Student Vincent DeRienzo Performs with Activated Anamorphs in Underground Festival SubSurface

Lending his making skills to creating wearable sculpture, third-year Vincent DeRienzo performed in SubSurface, an arts festival held underground in a limestone mine this past December. The movement-based performance featured costumes that reflect aspects of underground lifeforms and accompanied the musical group Exploded Ensemble’s exploration of experimental sound.