Announcing the release of the 2019 edition of EX-CHANGE, a publication celebrating the work of the SoA from first year to PhD. Inaugurated in 2017, EX-CHANGE represents an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA programs and to position the work within larger questions of research and practice. Latest edition now available in print and online.
The first annual Pittsburgh Municipal Building Benchmarking Report, released last week, was written by PhD-BPD candidate Flore Marion. The Benchmarking Report is part of Pittsburgh's goal to eliminate water and energy waste and is a testament to the ways the SoA and City of Pittsburgh can work together to achieve shared goals.
Announcing the release of the 2019-2021 Advanced Synthesis Option Studios (ASOS) catalog. Released each year, the ASOS catalog contains descriptions of all the studios for Fall 2019, as well as information for the options in subsequent semesters. We are excited for the wide range of intriguing studios coming up this fall.
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.
This past semester, the School of Architecture and School of Design launched an interdisciplinary course to provide students from multiple disciplines the opportunity to explore linkages between community scale place-making and the postal system.
CMU recently received gold status from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), surpassing its silver rating in 2015. The assessment cites several School of Architecture courses and degree programs that contributed to the rating.
Adjunct Professor Francesca Torello, PhD has been selected to participate in a four-week program with the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute this July at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. “Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere” approaches museums as sites for interdisciplinary inquiry that offer windows on today's educational, ethical, and cultural debates.
Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin has been selected to present his paper entitled “Precedent-Based Learning: An approach for studio pedagogy in the early years” at the 2019 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference being held June 29-29, 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium.
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 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.
inter·punct is currently working on a project, a collection of zines, focusing on the topic of architectural pedagogy — and they need your input! For more information please visit the submissions page on the inter·punct website.
The workshops focus on skill building central to the architectural design process. The 8-week program is held on Saturdays beginning February 23 through May 4, 2019 from 9:30am-12:30pm on the CMU campus. Multiple child discounts and scholarships are available.
The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program received the maximum allowable 8-year re-accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) this fall. Also in 2018, the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program, re-introduced this past year, was granted initial candidacy.
In this seminar, students will earn 3 course credits as they learn to analyze Real Estate Investment opportunities in the context of specific risk and return criteria. Open to all CMU students.
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture is currently accepting undergraduate and graduate degree program applications for the fall 2019 semester.
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.
Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin and PhD-AECM candidates Shalini Priyadarshini and Nizar Eldaher have been selected to present their paper entitled “The Crux of the Matter: Tacit Knowledge Based Value Added Design” at the international conference Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS) in South Korea.
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.
Seven SoA graduate students have received 2018 Graduate Small Project Help (GuSH) Research Grants from Carnegie Mellon University to support their research work: Lola Ben Alon, PhD-AECM Candidate; Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman, MSCD 2019; Wei-Wei Chi, MSCD 2019; Manuel Rodriguez Ladron de Guevara, PhD-CD Candidate; Jinmo Rhee, MSCD 2019; Gautam Thakkar, M.Arch 2019; Chenlu Zhang, PhD-BPD Candidate.