Lecture Series

Kalla Co-Professors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García to Lecture on Mon 07 Oct

Ann Kalla Co-Professors in Architecture Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García present their talk, “In Post-Novis all the Students are the teacher,” which discusses a decade of alternative projects as historical reflex in a time of pressing global challenges. A variety of examples are summoned to question historical narratives from positions of power while searching for kynical, emancipating, and critical forms of architecture.

Fall Lecture Series Continues with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman Thu 19 Sep

Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, principals in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, will discuss their work on “citizenship culture" at the US-Mexico border, and the Cross-Border Community Stations project, a platform of knowledge exchange that links universities and nonprofit organizations on both sides of the border.

2019 Fall Lecture Series Begins Mon 16 Sep with Kathryn H. Anthony

Join us for a conversation with Kathryn H. Anthony, PhD, ACSA Distinguished Professor. Her talk, “Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places,” is an eye-opening overview of how the design of everyday objects that we encounter each day impacts and shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine.

In Memory of Architect Philip Freelon

The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of architect Philip Freelon, former lecture series guest and friend of the school. Freelon was one of the most influential black architects of his generation and part of the team that designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García Receive 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture

The SoA is pleased to announce that Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz García have been selected for the 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture. The duo will deliver a lecture during the Fall 2019 Lecture Series and teach an ASO studio and spring seminar in spring 2020.

Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu Blend New and Old to Create Architecture that can Change People’s Lives

The SoA welcomed Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu and his partner Lu Wenyu during the ACSA Conference in Pittsburgh on Saturday 30 March for the final installment of the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. Their firm Amateur Architecture Studio blends traditional culture with modern methods.

Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Fosters Human Interaction through Architectural Interventions

The School of Architecture welcomed Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Architecture on Monday 25 March for the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. The Copenhagen-based practice uses scientific research tools and project-based design research to create sustainable places that facilitate human interaction.

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.

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.

Jeremy Smith Embraces “Soft Architecture” Approach to Design Informed by Ever-Changing Landscape

The School of Architecture welcomed Jeremy Smith of Irving Smith Architects on Monday 25 February for the 2019 Spring Lecture Series. The New Zealand-based practice works within the context of “soft architecture” by embracing architectural design that conforms to shifting times and landscapes.

Spring Lecture Series Continues with Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Architecture Mon 25 Mar

Louis Becker, design principal and partner at Henning Larsen Architecture in Copenhagen, will present the firm’s design approach and methodology, and how the combination of quantitative research, artistic emphasis, and social responsibility defines their work.

CMU SoA is Host University for ACSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh March 28-30

Associate Professor Jeremy Ficca is co-chair of this year’s ACSA Annual Meeting taking place in Pittsburgh March 28-30, 2019. The event, titled Black Box: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era, will be hosted in conjunction with the SoA Spring Lecture Series and CRIT Live: AIAS Research Symposia.