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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
On Thursday 18 April, Nizar Eldaher will be presenting his dissertation entitled "Green Storm-water: Infrastructure Strategy Generation and Assessment Tool For Site Scale and Urban Planning" to obtain a PhD in Architecture Engineering and Construction Management (PhD-AECM) degree.
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 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.
SoA PhD student Lola Ben-Alon will compete in CMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Tuesday 26 March. She and the eight finalists will explain years of research to a non-expert audience in under three minutes to compete for cash prizes.
CMU School of Architecture Fifth-Years to showcase work of Thesis, the final year studio where architectural ideas are developed to operate critically within the discipline. During the exhibition at the Miller ICA, students will present their work for discussion and critique.
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.
The Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) was recently honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as a winner of the 2018-2019 Collaborative Practice Award for the project HOME RE_CONSIDERED : HOME RE_DEFINED.
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.
inter·punct is currently working on a project, a collection of zines, focusing on the topic of architectural pedagogy — and they need your input! For more information please visit the submissions page on the inter·punct website.
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.
The School of Architecture congratulates the newly elected members of the 2019-2020 CMU AIAS Executive Board.
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.