A recent feature in Metropolis magazine highlights the myriad ways architecture schools can help their nearby underserved communities. The article features the work of the Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) and the traveling exhibition An Atlas of Commoning spearheaded by SoA 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.
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.
The Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) was awarded the 2018 State of Pennsylvania Impact Design Practice award as well as recognition for the REACH project during last night’s AIA Pennsylvania 2018 Architectural Excellence Design Awards ceremony. Fifth year B.Arch student Timothy Khalifa was also awarded a Student Award during the ceremony.
The UDBS projects REACH and OV Course were awarded the Design + Innovation Honor Award and Certificate of Merit, respectively, during the Design Pittsburgh 2018 event presented by AIA Pittsburgh this past week.
The recently released Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies (2018) presents the pedagogical framework and collective curriculum necessary to teach public interest designers and features the work of the UDBS and PROJECT RE_.
Congratulations to the UDBS, recipient of two ACSA Collaborative Practice Awards for the CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS and NavADAPT LAB projects.
SoA-affiliated faculty and students winners in AIA Pennsylvania's 2017 Architectural Excellence Design Awards in the Medal of Distinction, Social Impact, Honor, and Student levels of commendation.
Join us for the UDBS final review Monday 20 November: see virtual and augmented reality technologies firsthand and view the work on RE_CON housing prototypes and HOME Inc.UBATOR community engagement/education tool.
Vote for UDBS short film RE_DEMPTION: A Wall that Unites in AIA I Look Up Film Challenge People's Choice Award through 6 October 2017.
Join us for the CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVITY Review on Thursday, 11 May from 11:00am-3:00pm in the CFA Great Hall and Studio for Creative Inquiry (CFA 111).
Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) students worked alongside students from the Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) in Quito, Ecuador in November. UDBS students and faculty traveled to Quito during the XX Pan American Bienal de Arquitectura to participate in the La Tolita Workshop, which itself was part of a larger research project and community-based design effort led by UDLA in Guapulo, a neighborhood in Northern Quito.
SoA's Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) won two of fourteen awards in the recent Design Pittsburgh competition hosted by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA)'s Pittsburgh chapter—and SoA faculty and alumni joined them as honorees, as well.
Please join us for the Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) NavADAPT Review and Open House. NavADAPT is a mobile proof of concept laboratory being utilized by the UDBS and IDeATe Reality Computing students to test Augmented and Adaptive strategies for use in disabled veterans housing.
Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric is only the most recent ardent supporter of PROJECT RE_, the dynamic collaboration between SoA's Urban Design Build Studio, the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, and Construction Junction. Her report, part of Yahoo News's "Cities Rising: Rebuilding America" series, features PROJECT RE_ among a litany of features that make Pittsburgh one of the planet's most vibrant, innovative cities.
SoA and UDBS are hosting two special events in concurrence with REAL 2016, a showcase of reality computing technologies. Events are free with registration; see more information.