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 adjunct Christine Mondor, FAIA, LEED AP for being named one of the 25 Essential Pittsburghers by NEXTpittsburgh. Christine has been a thoughtful local leader in promoting and implementing sustainable and equitable development in Pittsburgh.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova delivered a concluding keynote titled “Shape Matter” at the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture in Atlanta April 7-9, 2019.
Assistant Professor Dana Cupkova received the 2019 ACADIA Teaching Award of Excellence. This award recognizes innovative teaching in the field of digital design in architecture, particularly teaching approaches that can be adopted by other educators.
Teaching Professor Kristen Kurland was recently selected by Esri, Inc. as one of 23 women globally to be featured in the book Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories . Her chapter "The Heart of a Giving Teacher" includes her work in GIS and Urban Design at CMU.
Adjunct faculty member Andrew Moss, owner and principal of mossArchitects, was recently featured in Dwell Magazine for his firm’s distinguished work on the adaptive reuse project The Detective Building in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood.
A recent feature in Metropolis magazine highlights the myriad ways architecture schools can help their nearby underserved communities. The article features the work of the Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) and the traveling exhibition An Atlas of Commoning spearheaded by SoA faculty.
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.
Penn State’s Stuckeman School faculty within the Department of Architecture to host Dana Cupkova, SoA assistant professor and co-founder and design principal of EPIPHYTE Lab, as a keynote speaker on Thursday 18 April.
The SoA is pleased to welcome Charles S. Klee, AIA, LEED AP as an adjunct faculty professor this semester. Charlie holds a Master of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a principal at Payette, where he leads the firm’s Research Initiative with the Building Science Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Volker Hartkopf will be named Professor Emeritus at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. A Retirement Celebration will be held honoring Hartkopf and Professor Emeritus Ömer Akin on Saturday, 13 April 2019 during Spring Carnival.