SoA Faculty Publications

Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies (2018)

This guidebook presents the pedagogical framework and collective curriculum necessary to teach public interest designers. The book’s editors and contributors feature a range of learning competencies supported by distinct teaching strategies where educational and community-originated goals unite. Written in a guidebook format that includes projects from across design disciplines, this book describes the learning deemed most critical to pursuing an inclusive, informed design practice that meets the diverse needs of both students and community partners. The book features the work of the UDBS and PROJECT RE_.


Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design (2017)

Exhibition Catalog

Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon is an exhibition showcasing rare photographs, film, high-quality reproductions, and interactive software reconstructions examining the formative period of numerical control and Computer-Aided Design technologies (1949-1976), along with a selection of experimental work by computational designers working today.


Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures symposium (2017)

Symposium Brochure

This two-day event at Carnegie Mellon University examines computation as a subject of both scholarly and creative inquiry in architecture and other design fields. It accompanies the exhibition Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design and seeks to situate contemporary design methods in architecture and other creative fields in relation to broader histories, disciplinary frames, and technical infrastructures.


of More-Than-Human Spaces (2017)

An interdisciplinary panel discussion

This interdisciplinary panel discussion reflects on the historical roles (expected and unexpected) of non-human others in crafting urban and regional landscapes, and the politics, biopolitics, and aesthetics of more-than-human interactions. Participants will foreground their work on, with or alongside non-humans, in blurred 'nature-culture borderlands', to rethink the messy politics of expertise, the assemblage of agency, and explore the unforeseen spaces that design and planning entail. 


We’re pleased to announce the launch of EX-CHANGE, a new booklet celebrating the SoA studios!

At the end of the fall 2017 semester, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture inaugurated the first EX-CHANGE, a celebration of the student work of the School of Architecture. Every semester, the SoA studios generate rich provocations, collaborations, and opportunities for both orchestrated and spontaneous exchange.

This booklet is a compendium of thought, work, and discussion generated by EX-CHANGE. It includes studio work alongside excerpts from the moderated conversation between students and critics based on questions generated by studios, reflecting on how the work and research developed at the SoA relates to broader thought in academia and practice.

Available for download (PDF) or purchase at the links below:

Learn more about past EX-CHANGE events:


inter·punct is a journal for architecture founded by students at Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture. The journal has released two issues - para·meter (2013) and inter·view (2016).

For more information, contact inter·punct advisors Mary-Lou Arscott or Spike Wolff