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.
The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of alumnus Richard F. "Rich" Bamburak, AIA. Rich attended Carnegie Mellon, where he began his lifelong love and passion for architecture. He was a talented and creative architect designing numerous award-winning projects during his career at WTW Architects, where he was a Senior Principal.
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.
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.
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.
You're invited to join the SoA on Friday evening, June 7 for the annual AIA Pennsylvania Alumni & Fellows Reception during A’19 in Las Vegas. Meet this year's class of AIA Fellows from Pennsylvania, including CMU alumnus and faculty member Christine Mondor.
The School of Architecture congratulates alumnus Michael Hinchcliffe (B.Arch ’94) on the recent announcement of his promotion as one of five new Principals at Payette.
The annual DesignIntelligence survey of America's Best Architecture & Design Schools is now open—and we need your input! DI's annual rankings serve as a resource for evaluating architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.
You're invited to join the SoA on Friday, June 7 for the annual AIA PA Alumni & Fellows Reception during A’19 in Las Vegas. Meet this year's class of AIA Fellows from Pennsylvania, including CMU alumnus and faculty member Christine Mondor.
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.