Urban Design Build Studio Awarded State of Pennsylvania Impact Design Practice Honor during AIA PA 2018 Architectural Excellence Design Awards

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.

Call for Applications & Upcoming Events for the 2019 Gindroz Prize for Travel

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.

Gindroz Travel Prize Inspires New Work from MUD Student Rebecca Lefkowitz

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.

SoA Faculty and PhD-AECM Candidates Selected to Present at Design Thinking Research Symposium in South Korea

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.

Fall 2018 SoA Lecture Series Concludes Mon 12 Nov with Kalla Professor Heather Bizon

Heather Bizon, 2018-19 Ann Kalla Visiting Professor, will present “Out of Nature: Everyday Mashups,” which focuses on the role of play in making room for that which is not possible in reality, allowing one to slip into roles outside oneself, to take risks without consequences, and to challenge the codes and customs of one’s society.

Gerard Damiani to Serve as Juror, Panelist for AIA New Jersey State Design Awards & Design Conference

Associate Professor Gerard Damiani to serve as juror for AIA New Jersey’s state design awards alongside the Science Channel’s Danny Forster, architect and host of Build It Bigger. Gerard will also serve as a panelist in a discussion on the state of residential architecture during the chapter’s Design Conference Thursday 1 November.

Stephen Quick & Research Team Receive Grant to Study Light Pollution in Pittsburgh with Drones

Adjunct professor Stephen Quick of the Remaking Cities Institute and Diane Turnshek of the CMU physics department will lead a project using quadcopter drones to create a high-resolution light pollution map of Pittsburgh as the city seeks to evaluate the impact of new street lamps.

Join us for nEXt-UP: SoA Alumni Panel and Networking Reception Mon 05 Nov

Join us Monday 05 November at 5:00pm for nEXt-UP, a conversation on architectural careers with SoA alumni. The event features a panel discussion on the diversity of career trajectories possible following the powerful experience and foundation of an architectural education, followed by a networking reception with our moderator, panelists, invited guests, alumni, and current students.

Seven SoA Graduate Students Receive 2018 GuSH Research Grants from CMU

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.

Princeton University Professor Beatriz Colomina to Lecture Monday 29 October

Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Media and Modernity program at Princeton University, to deliver her lecture “Anesthetic Design: The Rights of the Modern Nerves” Monday 29 October as part of the SoA Lecture Series.

Gindroz Travel Prize Exhibition to Showcase Work of 2018 Winners on Nov 16 & 17

Join us November 16-17, 2018 for an exhibition of the work of the 2018 Gindroz Prize winners. The event features a performance by School of Music award recipient Ramin Akhavijou, and drawings and books by School of Architecture award recipient Rebecca Lefkowitz. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Marilyn and Ray Gindroz Foundation.

Professor Jonathan Kline and Partner Christine Brill Translate their Love for Pittsburgh into Designs that Respect its History and Create New Lives for Old Spaces

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.