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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

NEW BOOK: Making Architecture Through Being Human

Making Architecture Through Being Human: A Handbook of Design Ideas By Philip D. Plowright, Lawrence Technological University Making Architecture Through Being Human is a reference book that presents 51 concepts, notions, ideas and actions that are fundamental to human thinking and how we interpret the environment around us. The book focuses on the application of these ideas … Continue reading NEW BOOK: Making Architecture Through Being Human

ARCC Triennial Retreat, Chicago September 11-12, 2020

  The ARCC Board will hold it’s Triennial Retreat in Chicago on September 11-12, 2020.  Every three years, the Board meets to review the state of the organization and its programs, past achievements, current challenges, budget planning, committee structure, communications, and near and far term goals. We are especially thankful to the administration and faculty … Continue reading ARCC Triennial Retreat, Chicago September 11-12, 2020

2020 INTERSECTIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the INTERSECTION of Education, Research and Practice. This conference is intended to strengthen the intersection between academia and design practice, especially when it comes to research and innovation, focused on climate action … Continue reading 2020 INTERSECTIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Ph.D. Symposium: Divergence in Architectural Research at Georgia Tech

Divergence in Architectural Research is an international doctoral symposium organized by the ConCave Ph.D. Student Group in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Architecture, as a discipline, embodies various fields of knowledge. Architectural research derives from within its own discipline and diverges into an interdisciplinary domain. Divergence in architectural research implies … Continue reading Ph.D. Symposium: Divergence in Architectural Research at Georgia Tech

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize

  Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin, Ireland, have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize, the 47th and 48th Laureates and the first from Ireland. Farrell and McNamara established Grafton Architects in 1978 in Dublin, where they continue to practice and reside. In just over forty years, they have completed … Continue reading Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize