Announcing the Winners of the 2019 SoA Design Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SoA Design Awards, and thank you to all of those who participated in this year’s competitions and joined us for the awards reception presented by EPIC Metals.

Martin Aurand Awarded Distinguished Service Award from Association of Architecture School Librarians

Principal Architecture Librarian & Archivist Martin Aurand was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for distinction in the profession from the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) for outstanding and sustained service to the profession through active participation, advocacy, and leadership.

Daniel Cardoso Llach Speaks at Harvard GSD on History of Digital Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Daniel Cardoso Llach participated in the symposium “Other Histories of the Digital” at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design this past week. He discussed aspects of digital labor in architecture based on his ongoing research on the history and contemporary practices of computer-aided design and building information modeling.

SoA Faculty & Students Explore Role of Architecture in the History of Computing at CMU

A new interactive installation by SoA faculty and students explores the role of the school in the history of computing at CMU. The installation is on display throughout the month of April at the Posner Center as part of a larger exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first computer at CMU.

Daniel Cardoso Llach Delivers Lecture on “Infrastructures of the Imagination” at Clemson University

Associate Professor of Architecture Daniel Cardoso Llach delivered a lecture entitled “Infrastructures of the Imagination” at Clemson University’s Department of Architecture drawing from his research on the history of CAD systems, and from recent work developed at the Computational Design Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon.

Francesca Torello Discusses Future of Technology and the Arts in Education During TripTech Roundtable Event

Adjunct professor Francesca Torello recently took part in a roundtable discussion about the arts and technology in education for the future as part of TripTech, a three-day event series organized by the CMU English department, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and Google in cooperation with a wide variety of artists, activists, and educators from CMU and the wider Pittsburgh area.

Dana Cupkova Presents at Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG) Symposium 2019, Publishes White Paper on Psychosomatic Architecture with Daragh Byrne

Associate professor Dana Cupkova presented her design and research work at the 2019 Living Architecture Systems Group Symposium (LASG), and contributed to the 2019 LASG White Paper book with a paper co-authored by SoA assistant teaching professor Daragh Byrne titled Towards Psychosomatic Architecture: Attuning Reactive Architectural Materials Through Biofeedback.

Professors Joshua Bard and Dana Cupkova Publish in the Construction Robotics Journal

Associate professor Joshua Bard and assistant professor Dana Cupkova recently published an article entitled “Robotic concrete surface finishing: A Moldless approach to creating thermally tuned surface geometry for architectural building components using Profile-3D-Printing” in the Construction Robotics Journal. Their research is supported by CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative.

ACSA National Meeting in Pittsburgh March 28-30 Features SoA Faculty, Alumni, and Students

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.

Sarah Rafson writes Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s Women-Owned Firms for AIA Pittsburgh

Adjunct Sarah Rafson recently authored the article “Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s Women-Owned Firms” for AIA Pittsburgh in honor of International Women’s Day this past Friday 08 March. The article features SoA faculty Dana Cupkova, Jennifer Lucchino, and Christine Mondor.

Don Carter and Christine Mondor to Speak at Pittsburgh’s 10th Annual Sustainability Conference March 6

SoA faculty Don Carter and Christine Mondor will speak at the 10th Annual Sustainability Conference – “Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era” in Pittsburgh on March 6. Carter will deliver the keynote, titled “Smart Cities: A Global Perspective.”

SoA Faculty Stefani Danes and Doug Cooper Collaborate on Mural in New Tepper Building

Faculty members Doug Cooper and Stefani Danes recently unveiled their collaborative mural installation in the new Tepper Building entitled “The Collaborative Campus.” Partners in life and project collaborators, the pair pooled their talent in drawn imagery and fabric piecework to create a cohesive depiction of cross-campus collaboration and innovation at CMU.