All posts by Chris Jarrett

Digital Transformation Institute Awards 26 Research Projects to Mitigate Covid-19

Karen Chapple, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute, a research consortium headquartered at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aims to mobilize AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things to transform societal-scale systems. The Institute recently selected 26 research proposals that advance Digital Transformation Science to mitigate COVID-19 … Continue reading Digital Transformation Institute Awards 26 Research Projects to Mitigate Covid-19

RPI’s Lighting Research Center Investigating Impact on Quarantining Indoors

More Daytime Light = Better Sleep and Mood The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is investigating the impacts of working from home or quarantining indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic on individual daily light exposures, and how this may be affecting sleep quality and psychological health. In May 2020, the LRC invited … Continue reading RPI’s Lighting Research Center Investigating Impact on Quarantining Indoors

Covid-19 Mathematical Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester

The dynamics between disease and quarantine states over a single time period for the compartmental simulation. Authors: PhD Students: J. Massey Cashore, Ning Duan, Alyf Janmohamed, Jiayue Wan, Yujia Zhang Faculty: Shane Henderson, David Shmoys, Peter Frazier* Cornell University announced its plan to bring students back to campus for the fall semester, citing a model … Continue reading Covid-19 Mathematical Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester

Learning Algorithms, Design and Computed Space_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2

Learning Algorithms, Design and Computed Space Author: Roberto Bottazzi, The Bartlett, UCL ENQUIRY_Special Issue: Urban Data Assemblage (Vol. 16, Issue 2) Abstract The paper analyses and speculates on what opportunities and challenges will arise from the introduction of learning algorithms (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) in architectural and urban design. The penetration of such class … Continue reading Learning Algorithms, Design and Computed Space_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2

TallWood Design Institute, School of Architecture & Environment at Oregon

District Office, Portland, OR Hacker Architects with Anderson Construction TallWood Design Institute Iain Macdonald, Director, College of Forestry, Oregon State University Judith Sheine, Director of Design, School of Architecture & Environment, University of Oregon TallWood Design Institute (TDI) is an industry-academic collaboration that unites practitioners with faculty from top U.S. engineering, sustainable architectural design and wood science programs … Continue reading TallWood Design Institute, School of Architecture & Environment at Oregon

Race and Public Space: Revisiting an Interview with Mabel O. Wilson, Artforum, Summer 2017

Interview with Mabel O. Wilson, ARTFORUM, Summer 2017 Changing the Subject: Race and Public Space Whether utopian or authoritarian, buildings—the places in which we live, work, die—have always reified systems of power. Today, when civic structures and urban spaces are increasingly at the center of political debates—witness the resurgence of marches, protests, and strikes in … Continue reading Race and Public Space: Revisiting an Interview with Mabel O. Wilson, Artforum, Summer 2017

Grant Opportunities from the Graham Foundation

Architecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. The Graham Foundation is interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment. They support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; … Continue reading Grant Opportunities from the Graham Foundation

Multidisciplinary Research Funding for Communities Exposed to Disasters

The Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment (HDBE) program at NSF supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters. The program’s context is provided by ongoing and emerging changes in three interwoven elements of a … Continue reading Multidisciplinary Research Funding for Communities Exposed to Disasters

International Open Call for Curatorial Teams

The Estonian Association of Architect (EAA) has joined forces with the Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA) and Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) to promote an international Open Call to select a curatorial team for Wood Works— a new exhibition programme taking place between Ireland and Estonia in 2020—2021. Wood Works is an Estonian and Irish collaboration that focuses … Continue reading International Open Call for Curatorial Teams

Call for Entries: 2020 World Architecture Festival

World Architecture Festival, now in its thirteenth year, is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe. It is where the architecture community meets to share expertise and learn from each other and is the only global architecture festival that combines awards, seminars and … Continue reading Call for Entries: 2020 World Architecture Festival

NSF Funds $225K Microalgae Building Enclosure Research

Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) Grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) PI: Dr. Kyounghee-Kim, Co-PI: Dr. Chengde Wu, School of Architecture, UNC Charlotte The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is in the sustainable and economic retrofitting of low-performing older buildings toward improved economic, social and ecological impacts … Continue reading NSF Funds $225K Microalgae Building Enclosure Research

Expanding Practices in Geography, Landscape and Architecture

Edited by Jeffrey S. Nesbit and  Guy  Trangoš New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial explores the historical and contemporary consequence of our planetary relationship with space. It interprets this duality through the conceptual lens of “extraterrestrial,” which engages an entangled zone of expanding practices in geography, landscape, and architecture, stretching Earth to space, and conversely, space to Earth. This … Continue reading Expanding Practices in Geography, Landscape and Architecture

Call for Abstracts: Cities in a Changing World: Culture, Climate, Design

The premise of this conference is that the city is a site of interconnected problems. No single issue dominates its needs. No single discipline has the answers to its questions. As a result, the range of issues we deal with is vast. Urban designers are developing new models of settlement planning to address housing needs. … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Cities in a Changing World: Culture, Climate, Design

Call for Abstracts: Urban Assemblage: City as Architecture, Media, AI, and Big Data

The role of computers in the design, control and making of the public life [and space] is increasingly dominant, their presence pervasive, and their relationship with people characterised by a growing complexity. Michael Batty, 2017 The scenario described by Batty is underpinned by a plethora of phenomena. It includes the Internet of Things, ubiquitous computing, … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Urban Assemblage: City as Architecture, Media, AI, and Big Data

Sustainable Cities Research Team at Iowa State Awarded $2.5 Million Grant

Community Garden, Des Moines, IA Dense urban areas use up more energy, water and food resources than they can produce themselves, forcing them to rely on external sources. But a team of researchers is imagining bold new ways to make Midwestern cities more self-reliant. The Sustainable Cities Research Team at Iowa State University recently received … Continue reading Sustainable Cities Research Team at Iowa State Awarded $2.5 Million Grant

Professor Rim of Penn State Awarded $500,000 NSF Career Grant

Image: P Mansell Professor Donghyun Rim, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently awarded a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prof. Rim will study modeling and experimental validation of airborne nanoparticles in indoor environments. “Nanoparticles are invisible but there are … Continue reading Professor Rim of Penn State Awarded $500,000 NSF Career Grant

2020 LOEB Fellows: Accomplished Practitioners Shaping the Built and Natural Environment

Nine mid-career innovators spending the year engaging in research and discussion on topics such as art, architecture, and public policy. Each year, the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard invites mid-career practitioners to engage in a year of research on its campus in Cambridge, Mass., where the fellows consider how their work might advance … Continue reading 2020 LOEB Fellows: Accomplished Practitioners Shaping the Built and Natural Environment

ARCC 2019 Best Paper: Predicting Daylight Availability

Can Hourly-Based Annual Daylighting Simulations Predict Daylight Availability in Dynamic Sky? Jae Yong Suk, University of Texas at San Antonio For successful daylight harvesting in buildings, daylight availability should be accurately evaluated and predicted. Daylight availability can be evaluated by either point-in-time computer simulations under a predetermined sky condition for a given site’s geographical location … Continue reading ARCC 2019 Best Paper: Predicting Daylight Availability