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Call for Abstracts: Cities in a Changing World: Questions of Culture, Climate and 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: Questions of Culture, Climate and 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

Troubling Blind Spots in the Discourse on Urban Space

Photo: Kathy Willens Coronavirus is Not Fuel for Urban Fantasies: This Moment Should be about Reassessing our Broken Cities Alissa Walker The sidewalks have been converted into bustling restaurants, with families on bikes roaming the open streets, inhaling the cleanest air they’ve breathed in decades—through properly fitted masks, of course. Is this what your city … Continue reading Troubling Blind Spots in the Discourse on Urban Space

Additive Manufacturing: Automation in the Construction of a 3D-Printed Concrete Wall

Developments in the automation of construction processes, observable in recent years, is focused on speeding up the construction of buildings and structures. Additive manufacturing using concrete mixes are among the most promising technologies in this respect. 3D concrete printing allows the building up of structure by extruding a mix layer by layer. However, the mix … Continue reading Additive Manufacturing: Automation in the Construction of a 3D-Printed Concrete Wall

2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Awards Announced

  The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), have selected the recipients of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition. The competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that demonstrate designs moving towards carbon-neutral operation through creative and innovative … Continue reading 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Awards Announced

Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Built Environment Considerations To Reduce Transmission Leslie Dietz (a), Patrick F. Horve (a), David A. Coil (b), Mark Fretz (a, c), Jonathan A. Eisen (d,e,f), Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (a, c) With the rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that results in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), … Continue reading Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission

Manual of Urban Distance: Strategies for Reconfiguring the City Awarded Princeton Grant

Professor Paul Lewis and Professor Guy Nordenson’s “Manual of Urban Distance: Strategies for Reconfiguring the City” has been selected for the Princeton University Funding Program for Rapid, Novel and Actionable COVID-19 Research Projects. Lewis and Nordenson are one of seven teams awarded up to $100,000 for faculty-led research projects with the aim of accelerating solutions to the … Continue reading Manual of Urban Distance: Strategies for Reconfiguring the City Awarded Princeton Grant

Covid-19 Spatial Contact Tracing Research at HKU

Research Centre: Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities Initiative, University of Hong Kong (HKU) When future epidemic waves of COVID-19 occur, near- instantaneous contact tracing will be essential to lower the transmission growth rate. The recently released Google Apple Contact Tracing (GACT) system only traces device-to-device proximity for users of its app and neglects other crucial … Continue reading Covid-19 Spatial Contact Tracing Research at HKU

Call for Applications: Grant Awards for Student Edited Journals of Architecture

The Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals was founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter could include architectural design, … Continue reading Call for Applications: Grant Awards for Student Edited Journals of Architecture

Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab Opens Exhibition at MOMA

From tree bark and crustacean shells to silkworm webs and human breath, nature shapes Neri Oxman’s innovative design and production processes. As a designer, architect, and founding director of The Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab, Oxman has developed not only new ways of thinking about materials, objects, buildings, and construction methods, but … Continue reading Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab Opens Exhibition at MOMA

Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Montreal, April 14-18, 2021

(Deadline for submission: June 3, 2020) Studies of the global city have mainly centered on understanding the flows of finance capital and the consequences of neo- liberal policies that support corporate and private interests. Urban governance and commerce are often discussed through a macro-lens, and migration is commonly recognized as a consequence to the movements … Continue reading Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Montreal, April 14-18, 2021

Virtual Exhibition > RENEGADES: Bruce Goff and The American School, University of Oklahoma

The American School refers to the imaginative school of design and practice that developed under the guidance of Bruce Goff, Herb Greene and others at the University of Oklahoma in the 1950s and ‘60s. Students were taught to look to sources beyond the accepted canon of Western architecture and to find inspiration in everyday objects, … Continue reading Virtual Exhibition > RENEGADES: Bruce Goff and The American School, University of Oklahoma

Remembering Former Haecker Award Recipient Marvin Malecha

“Accumulate knowledge from every possible source voraciously reading that which has been recorded and shared through stories from all of time. Begin research with the humility to know that much has already been explored.” – Marvin Malecha, FAIA (1949-2020) 2008 ARCC James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award Marvin’s career was characterized by leadership in academic management, attention … Continue reading Remembering Former Haecker Award Recipient Marvin Malecha

TAD Journal: Call for Papers in Upcoming ‘Open’ Issue

TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) invites submissions of original research from scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students for consideration in the upcoming OPEN issue. Deadline is June 15, 2020. Research methods are a developing area of interest in the built environment and OPEN to discussion. Methods are part of our intellectual, social and institutional contexts. Methodological choice … Continue reading TAD Journal: Call for Papers in Upcoming ‘Open’ Issue

Call for Submittals: SAAMA > Kennesaw State University

The Student Annual Architecture Models + Artifacts (S.A.A.M.A.) exhibit is a collaborative design exhibition that focuses on architecture student model work. It is an annual exhibition that catalogs a curated publication of the best models that architecture students have made across North America. This is a call to all hardworking architecture students to submit pictures … Continue reading Call for Submittals: SAAMA > Kennesaw State University