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Aziza Chaouni at University of Toronto Awarded $190k Getty Foundation Grant

The Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénégal (CICES) is unlike anything else in sub-Saharan Africa. The 19.5-hectare convention centre, located in the city of Dakar, is characterized by daring triangular and trapezoidal forms. Traditional Senegalize motifs blend seamlessly with the modernist, early-1970s designs of architects Jean-François Lamoureux and Jean-Louis Marin. In recent years, the … Continue reading Aziza Chaouni at University of Toronto Awarded $190k Getty Foundation Grant

University of Missouri Faculty Awarded Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Dr. Laura Cole         I         Dr. Suyeon Bae In recognition of the creativity and productivity of faculty, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) at the University of Missouri made available $40,000 for faculty awards for the 2020-2021 academic year. The MAA supports the development of faculty research through the … Continue reading University of Missouri Faculty Awarded Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Howard University Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

Illustration of the Interior of a deep space habitat. Credit: NASA The Howard University Department of Architecture faculty and students are part of a seven-university team funded by a $15 million NASA grant. The grant establishes the Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME) Space Technology Research Institute for Deep Space Habitat Design, one of … Continue reading Howard University Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

FIU Doctor of Design degree to be offered in Miami, Florida

FIU is the first Florida university to launch a Doctor of Design (DDes) degree to prepare architects for global leadership careers in design investigation, industry, applied research and related emerging technology fields. The DDes was approved by the Florida Board of Governors and will be offered in the spring 2021 semester through FIU’s Department of … Continue reading FIU Doctor of Design degree to be offered in Miami, Florida

ARCC Membership Survey

ARCC is conducting a survey to capture how our member institutions and faculty assess the value and relevance of ARCC’s different programs and activities. It is also intended to identify any additional needs to which ARCC should respond. To complete the survey, please visit: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CkBL1EA4zXWrgF We would greatly appreciate your responses to the survey questions … Continue reading ARCC Membership Survey

Exhibition > Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, Sep 9-Dec 12, 2020

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, 1977 Exhibition: Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People September 9–December 12, 2020 Wrightwood 659, Lincoln Park, Chicago In partnership with the Vitra Design Museum of Germany Wrightwood 659 presents Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People a retrospective of the 2018 Pritzker Prize laureate Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927, Pune, India). … Continue reading Exhibition > Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, Sep 9-Dec 12, 2020

Faculty of Architecture at Manitoba Build Networks with Northern Indigenous Communities

Addressing Housing Crisis in First Nation Reserves, Boreal Forest, Canada Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership builds networks and capacity with northern indigenous communities to address housing and food crises in First Nation reserves. The project is led by Dr. Shirley Thompson of the Natural … Continue reading Faculty of Architecture at Manitoba Build Networks with Northern Indigenous Communities

GIBBS COLLEGE FACULTY AT OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK

GIBBS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT TO CREATE COMMUNITY LED POLICY AND DESIGN MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AND IMPLICIT BIAS Gibbs College faculty Deborah Richards, assistant professor of Architecture, and Vanessa Morrison, affiliate faculty in Regional and City Planning, have partnered with Dr. Andrea Benjamin from the … Continue reading GIBBS COLLEGE FACULTY AT OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK

Passive House by South Dakota State University

    The South Dakota State University Department of Architecture’s Passive House project was recently featured in Dezeen. When the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture’s Passive House project was completed in fall 2018, the uniqueness of the student-designed project received awards and attention. The house’s collection of awards has grown after adding two—an … Continue reading Passive House by South Dakota State University

NEDLAB at Kent State Explores Novel Ecological Design Systems

We conceive novel ecological systems for the ultra urban environment. Dr. Reid Coffman, Director of NEDlab, CAED Kent State The mission of NEDlab (Novel Ecology Design lab) in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University is to conceive, develop and innovate novel ecological design systems for the ultra-urban environment. Through processes of conceptualization, visualization, … Continue reading NEDLAB at Kent State Explores Novel Ecological Design Systems

NJIT Repurposes Shipping Container into Mobile Medical Care Unit (M2CU)

In response to the extreme challenges to clinical capacity posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, three New Jersey institutions – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), University Hospital in Newark and The Tuchman Foundation – are collaborating in a unique partnership on the development of modular, mobile medical care facilities to be deployed to areas of … Continue reading NJIT Repurposes Shipping Container into Mobile Medical Care Unit (M2CU)

UVA PROFESSORS ROE + WILSON RECEIVE GRANT TO STUDY COVID-19 AND THE ENVIRONMENT

(image: Pexels) Professor of Design and Health Jenny Roe and Associate Professor Bev Wilson, both Urban and Environmental Planning faculty in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, were recently awarded one of four “Rapid Response” grants to study the impacts of COVID-19 on the environment. In June 2020, UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute … Continue reading UVA PROFESSORS ROE + WILSON RECEIVE GRANT TO STUDY COVID-19 AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Call for Papers: The Companion to Architectural Research

The Companion to Architectural Research (CAP)  will examine the question:  Why is research important in architecture? The publication will offer a platform to facilitate future lines of inquiry by providing an emerging and established understanding of the importance research in advancing architectural knowledge and practice. Oftentimes, architectural research supports education both directly, through research training of … Continue reading Call for Papers: The Companion to Architectural Research

How Saeed Ahmadi Oloonabadi of NC State is Making Urban Planning More Equitable

Saeed Ahmadi Oloonabadi, Ph.D. Candidate, College of Design, NC State To many, taking an active role in local government planning can have a myriad of roadblocks. A lack of access to information, language barriers, excessive time costs and a poor implementation of two-way communication methods are just a few of the reasons why residents across the … Continue reading How Saeed Ahmadi Oloonabadi of NC State is Making Urban Planning More Equitable

Arid Lands Institute and USC Lead Design Research on Water Adaptation

Hadley Arnold, co-founder of the Arid Lands Institute, joined the School of Architecture at USC to teach a year-long advanced MLA+U Design-Research Studio dedicated to water adaptation and the global history of drylands design. The goal was to form a laboratory that drilled into the history of how humans around the world have adapted to … Continue reading Arid Lands Institute and USC Lead Design Research on Water Adaptation

HSPH Program in College of Design at Minnesota Awarded $500,000 Mellon Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Minnesota for the interdisciplinary Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) graduate program in the College of Design. Awarded over the course of two years, the grant will provide support for students and their collaborative work with community partners. “Continued support from The … Continue reading HSPH Program in College of Design at Minnesota Awarded $500,000 Mellon Grant

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

Architects Propose the Future of Sustainable Architecture in Prometheus Issue 4

The College of Architecture, IIT is pleased to announce that the fourth issue of Prometheus: Journal of the Ph.D. Program in Architecture is now available in print and electronic formats. The issue, edited by Mehdi Ashayeri (Ph.D. ’20) and Ezgi Bay (Ph.D. ’20), is centered on the research of high-performance and energy-efficient buildings and urban … Continue reading Architects Propose the Future of Sustainable Architecture in Prometheus Issue 4