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.
Zhiang Zhang will present the defense for the dissertation, "Whole Building Energy Model Assisted HVAC Supervisory Control via Reinforcement Learning," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Wednesday 11 September at 8:30am in the MMCH 415 IW Large Conference Room.
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.
Siliang Lu will present the defense for her dissertation, "An interactive hybrid cooling system featuring personalized controls with personal thermal comfort and non-intrusive sensing techniques," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Friday 30 August.
Hetal Parekh will present the defense for her dissertation, " Policy Interventions to Catalyze Uptake of Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the US," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Wednesday 28 August at 3:00pm in MMCH 121.
Eleni Katrini will present the defense for her dissertation, entitled "Creating the Everyday Commons: Spatial Patterns of Sharing Culture," to obtain the PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) on Thursday 29 August at 5:30pm in MMCH A11.
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.
PhD-AECM Candidate Lipika Swarup recently traveled to the 2019 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference in Antwerp, Belgium to present the paper “Precedent-Based Learning: An Approach for Studio Pedagogy in the Early Years” written by School of Architecture Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin.
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.
CMU recently featured SoA Class of 2019 grads Nikhita Bhagwat (M.Arch ‘19), a member of the first class of graduates from the reintroduced Master of Architecture program, and Zain Islam-Hashmi (B.Arch ‘19).
Siliang Lu, PhD-BPD Candidate, to defend her thesis “An interactive hybrid cooling system featuring personalized controls with adaptive thermal comfort with non-intrusive sensing techniques” on Friday, 17 May 2019 at 2:00pm in the MMCH 415 IW Conference Room.
The CodeLab installation “Molecular Tectonics I” explores space and form at the intersection of parametric flexibility, modular logic, and material behavior. It is located at the main entrance of CFA as part of the EX-CHANGE year-end exhibition.
Noreen Saeed, PhD-CD Candidate, to present her PhD Proposal “A Computational Approach to Predicting Thermal Conductivity” on Monday, 13 May 2019 at 10:30am in MMCH 121.
The SoA invites you to join us today, Mon 06 May from 8:30am-3:00pm for the MSCD Thesis Reviews in the CodeLab in MMCH 403.
CMU's Undergraduate Research Symposium "Meeting of the Minds" is a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. Join us as SoA students share their research and creative work with the campus community on Wednesday 08 May from 10am-5pm in the CUC.
The CMU School of Architecture's annual Fifth Year Show showcases and celebrates the cumulative work of the SoA’s graduating class of students. The event's Opening Reception is Thursday 16 May at 7:00pm in CFA 214.
Surekha Tetali, PhD-BPD Candidate, to present her PhD Proposal “Interplay between built environment factors and Urban Heat Island phenomenon in India and the United States” on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 at 12:00pm in the IW Large Conference Room.