Payette's New Science Center at Amherst College and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University have been named to the 2019 AIA COTE® Top Ten recognizing excellence in sustainable architecture and ecological design.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Delbert Highlands Travel Fellowship for SoA alumni. The $12,000 award supports the professional development of the winner with the goal of contributing to the richness of our surroundings.
David Bott (B.Arch ’97, BS CEE ’98) is featured in a recent CEE article titled “Beyond the Surface: Bringing Beauty and Structure to Light.” Professors Delbert Highlands and Irving Oppenheim supported Bott in blending the study of architecture and engineering during his time at CMU.
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.
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 SoA is excited to welcome alumni, friends, and family back to campus for Spring Carnival & Reunion Weekend April 11-13, 2019. The SoA will host several events celebrating our community. We invite you to join us and reconnect with your former classmates and faculty.
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 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.
Matthew Ciccone (MUD ‘06) is co-founder and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Beauty Shoppe, a firm that transforms historic buildings into elegant and inviting co-working spaces. Beauty Shoppe is currently working on the Pittsburgh Terminal Building in South Side to create unique makerspaces for artisans and craftspeople.
Rana Sen, a 1999 PhD graduate from the CBPD, is a managing director at Deloitte US where he leads their smart city initiative and the US state/local transportation practice and smart city work globally.
Palo Alto-based Fergus Garber Young Architects (FGY), led by firm partner Daniel Garber, FAIA (B.Arch ’79), was recently honored with the prestigious 2018-2019 Firm Award by AIA Silicon Valley in California.
Robots are programmed with traits such as impatience and confidence in an installation by designer Madeline Gannon, whose work explores the potential for humans and machines to live harmoniously.
Kaplan Thompson Architects, led by Principal Phil Kaplan (B.Arch ’91), was recently named to ARCHITECT magazine’s Top 50 Firms in Sustainability List.
Applications for the 2019 Gindroz Prize for Travel are now open. Interested applicants should plan to attend this weekend’s upcoming events to learn more about the award, application requirements, and previous winners.
Master of Urban Design student Rebecca Lefkowitz will showcase the results of her international travel in the Gindroz Travel Prize Exhibition this Friday and Saturday, November 16-17 in the College of Fine Arts’ Kerr Conference Room.
The work of SoA Associate Studio Professor Jonathan Kline, and his partner and fellow-alumnus Christine Brill, recently profiled by University Advancement. Kline and Brill are earning praise for their design work around Pittsburgh, such as the new Superior Motors restaurant in Braddock.
This week Assistant Professor Daniel Cardoso Llach exhibits at the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery in Vancouver two interactive installations from the ‘Archaeology of CAD’ project, which examines the origins of Computer-Aided Design by reconstructing some of its pioneering technologies.
Raymond Gindroz honored as 2018 recipient of Downtowner of the Year award for contributions to the renaissance of Norfolk, VA.