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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

ANFA 2020: Sensing Spaces, Perceiving Place

2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 The ANFA International Conference, to be held for the first time online, will continue a tradition of exploring, fro a scientific basis, the range of human experiences that occur in context with elements of architecture, both interior and exterior. Communication, knowledge sharing, and integration will … Continue reading ANFA 2020: Sensing Spaces, Perceiving Place

Call for Submissions: 2020 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. Research should be relevant and applicable to practicing architects. Upjohn research grant funding will be allocated to projects related to the priorities outlined in AIA’s Climate Action Plan. These include a drive … Continue reading Call for Submissions: 2020 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

EAAE ARCC 2020 Going Virtual

Dear ARCC members, In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the EAAE-ARCC 2020 International Conference has been postponed from its original dates of June 10-13, 2020 to November 11-14, 2020. Taking into consideration the available information about the progress of the pandemic, the expected time frame for developing a vaccine, the travel restrictions and funding limitations … Continue reading EAAE ARCC 2020 Going Virtual

Request for ARCC Board Membership Nominations

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) is soliciting nominations for the organization’s Board of Directors. Available positions include: Vice President/President Elect, and two at-large directors.  All ARCC board members serve for a term of two years.  All terms start on October 1 through September 30 of the following year.  Board members must be an active … Continue reading Request for ARCC Board Membership Nominations

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