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2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

Lawrence Tech’s makeLab was awarded the $1200 minor Incentive Fund award to disseminate the knowledge of digital fabrication processes to the architecture community. The focus of this push to transfer knowledge closes a critical gap between theoretical aspects of digital fabrications and vocational techniques. Premise The collegiate level suffers from the absence of how-to publications. If … Continue reading 2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

BSU Geothermal Conclave I

BSU Geothermal Conclave I: Ground-Source Geothermal Resources: An Important Source of Renewable Energy 11-13 February 2013 http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/COTE/Sustainability/Conclave.aspx Call for Submissions Building on a successful first-gathering in November of last year and capitalizing on the availability of the newly-operational geothermal district heating and cooling system at Ball State University, we are launching the first in a … Continue reading BSU Geothermal Conclave I

2011 Haecker Award Winner

Lisa Heschong is a Managing Principal of the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. and an internationally recognized expert on daylighting, lighting energy use, and human factors in building design. As a researcher, Ms. Heschong led the groundbreaking research that found a correlation between the presence of daylight in classrooms and improved student performance, and completed three … Continue reading 2011 Haecker Award Winner

2011 New Researcher Award Winners

The work of Dr. Rima Al Ajlouni, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, is exemplary in linking historical research to parametric design. Dr. Al Ajlouni is a leader in the study of quasi-crystalline formations which possess unique visual and structural properties. This work has led to the development of the first structural equation which has potential … Continue reading 2011 New Researcher Award Winners

ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference at UNCC

ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH CENTERS CONSORTIUM 2013 ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE MARCH 27-31, 2013 > CALL FOR PAPERS ABSTRACTS DUE: OCTOBER 8, 2012 FULL PAPERS DUE: JANUARY 21, 2013 Historically, society has recognized architects for their role in the creation of buildings and less so for their role in the production of knowledge. … Continue reading ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference at UNCC

New Essay Collection Investigates Public-Interest Architectural Internships

Bridging the Gap: Public-Interest Architectural Internships, a collection of 19 essays, by contributors from across the United States, brings together the best in current practice and thinking regarding public-interest architectural internship and advocates for new models that will have the power to profoundly change the architectural profession and our communities. The volume is edited by … Continue reading New Essay Collection Investigates Public-Interest Architectural Internships

Ball State and the Greening of Campus IX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEP Associates To Be Platinum Sponsor of Greening of the Campus IX Worldʼs Largest Closed-loop Geothermal Heat System Designed By MEP Associates To Be Dedicated On March 20 As Part of Event at Ball State University Muncie, IN – February 23, 2012 — MEP Associates, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm specializing in the … Continue reading Ball State and the Greening of Campus IX

AIA-NIBS Memorandum of Understanding

February 23, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Henry Green, Hon. AIA, President of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) are pleased to announce the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring the two organizations’ mutual interest in the design, construction, … Continue reading AIA-NIBS Memorandum of Understanding

Mark DeKay – Integrated Sustainable Design

Hamilton, M. (2011). Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, by Mark DeKay [book review]. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 6(3), 137-148. Readers of Integral Sustainable Design are invited through a series of gates into an atrium of design studios each purposefully framed by integrally reflective questions. We wonder about the meaning of the structures we glimpse, and … Continue reading Mark DeKay – Integrated Sustainable Design

New Publication: Integral Sustainable Design by Mark DeKay

Integral Sustainable Design: transformative perspectives by Mark DeKay (Earthscan/Routledge 2011) This is an important, timely and significant book. It brings Integral Theory to design in a simple but profound way. –Ken Wilber, author, The Integral Vision, the world’s most published and translated living philosopher Integral Sustainable Design has been for me the single most important book … Continue reading New Publication: Integral Sustainable Design by Mark DeKay

2011 Best Paper Award

The best paper for the 2011 ARCC Architectural Research Conference was awarded to Michael D. Gibson of Kansas State University for his paper “Integrating geometry and light: daylight solutions through performance-based algorithms“. The full paper is available here. ABSTRACT: Designing spaces for daylight is a complex problem for architects, balancing geometry with the location of daylight sources. … Continue reading 2011 Best Paper Award