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Craftsmanship in the Digital Age

The notion of craftmanship is evolving. Increasingly, the age-old knowledge of woodcarvers, masons, and other craftspeople is embedded in an intelligent design process using geometric computer models and machine fabrication to develop new crafts and architectural métiers.  Today, craft is computational.  And yet, as Brandon Clifford of Matter Design argues, “we have more in common … Continue reading Craftsmanship in the Digital Age

Architecture2030

Architecture2030 is a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.  The urban environment is responsible for most of the world’s fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The solution is a carbon-neutral future.  The programs and initiatives at Architecture2030 include design platforms, strategies and tools, benchmarks, targets and policies, and professional education and high performance … Continue reading Architecture2030

ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia

ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia March 3-4, 2017, Temple University Center City The ARCC Board had some very good discussions, looking back at the past three years and looking forward to some exciting conferences and new initiatives. This includes increasing ARCC’s research support for early career faculty, improving our communication protocols, bringing more visibility to … Continue reading ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia

ESBL University of Oregon

The Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon conducts research on how buildings, related transportation and land use systems determine energy and resource use; develops new materials, components, assemblies, whole buildings, and communities with improved performance; consults and develops design tools; educates professionals and students; and collaborates with academia, government … Continue reading ESBL University of Oregon

2017 Awards Announcement

It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s recipients of ARCC’s annual awards program.  Please join us in congratulating them! 2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award Charles M. (Chuck) Eastman Professor, College of Design and the College of Computing (joint appointment) Founder, Digital Building Lab 2017 New Researcher Award Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA Assistant … Continue reading 2017 Awards Announcement

2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

Charles M. (Chuck) Eastman Professor, College of Design and the College of Computing (joint appointment) Founder, Digital Building Lab Chuck Eastman was an early pioneer of AEC CAD, developing research 3D and early solid and parametric modeling systems, at first general for all designed products, later focusing on the building industry starting in the middle … Continue reading 2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award

2017 New Researcher Award

Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California.  His courses focus on techniques and measurable methods for integrating sustainable design principles into architectural practice and urban design.  Kyle’s research interests are centered on improving the feedback loop between design and the performance outcomes … Continue reading 2017 New Researcher Award

2017 Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

Ukwatte L. Indika U. Perera Ukwatte L. Indika U. Perera holds a Ph.D. in architectural sciences with a concentration in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2015; an M.S. in lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2013; and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2010. Dr. Perera earned his B.S. in engineering … Continue reading 2017 Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

New Investigator Research Award

The Center for Health Design’s New Investigator Research Award applications are now being accepted. Submissions Due: September 19, 2016 Award Recipient Announced: November 14, 2016 The New Investigator Research Award is designed to encourage more up-and-coming researchers to turn their attention to studying how the built environment impacts outcomes in healthcare. Created and funded by The … Continue reading New Investigator Research Award

2016 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students

AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts. The program challenged students to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. For more info, go to: http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2015-2016-cote-top-ten-for-students/2015-2016-cote-top-ten-for-students-winners

Enquiry 2016 Edition: Call for Articles

Vol 13, No 1 (2016) Submission deadline July 3, 2016 Submission process Online (authors must register with journal website) Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research would like to extend a Call for Articles for the 2016 edition of the journal. Enquiry is indexed by the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Worldcat, OAIster, and Google … Continue reading Enquiry 2016 Edition: Call for Articles

ARCC King Student Medal Program 2015-2016

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium is pleased to announce the seventeenth annual: ARCC | King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research Named in honor of the late Jonathan King, co-founder and first president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), this award will be given to one student per ARCC member … Continue reading ARCC King Student Medal Program 2015-2016

MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineering students won the first round of the design and build category at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend at Texas A&M that took place  January 29 – 30, 2016. Over 100 teams participated in the design weekend. The event was co-sponsored by Hyperloop Technologies and SpaceX. The MIT team … Continue reading MIT Team Wins Hyperloop Pod Design Competition

Casciato Named Getty Research Institute’s New Architecture Curator

Maristella Casciato, former associate director of research at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and expert on 20th century European architecture, has been named the Getty Research Institute’s new Senior Curator of Architectural Collections. “Maristella Casciato is an exceptionally accomplished scholar.  Her wide-ranging interests such as recent in-depth research into architecture of postcolonial India and non-Western contributions to city planning will … Continue reading Casciato Named Getty Research Institute’s New Architecture Curator