Alumni

Gautam Thakkar (M.Arch ’19) Wins First Place, Sai Prateek Narayan (MUD ’19) Honorable Mention in The Future of My City Graduate Student Competition

The School of Architecture congratulates recent graduates Gautam Jagdish Thakkar (M.Arch ’19) for winning one of two first place prizes, and Sai Prateek Narayan Ramachandran (MUD ‘19) for receiving honorable mention, in The Future of My City German/US graduate student competition.

Alumnus Jacob Russo’s Startup NexLoop Develops Urban Water Capture System Inspired by Spiderwebs

Jacob Russo (B.Arch ’14), and his startup NexLoop, has been invited to join a collaborative Circular Economy demonstration project on Governors Island, NYC. NexLoop will clad the exterior of a shipping container with its AquaWeb system, enabling the farm’s irrigation to be supplemented with atmospheric water.

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.

Kelly Li (B.Arch ’19) Competes in Princeton’s Environmental Ideathon

Recent alumna Kelly Li (B.Arch ’19) traveled to Princeton University this past April to participate in their Environmental Institute’s second annual Environmental Ideathon, a 36-hour workshop to brainstorm environmental strategies for cities around the world.

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.

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 Alumnus Ben Saks to Debut Documentary FLOAT at Cleveland International Film Festival

SoA alumnus Ben Saks co-wrote and co-produced the documentary FLOAT, which is to World Premiere at the 43rd edition of the Cleveland International Film Festival April 5-6, 2019. FLOAT explores the ultra-competitive sport of elite, stunningly-designed indoor model airplanes, as a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne.

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.