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Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University College of Architecture and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) announce Land Arts 2012 Exhibition. An opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 5 at the LHUCA Warehouses at 1001 Mac Davis Lane in Lubbock, Texas. The exhibition culminates the semester-long interdisciplinary field program Land Arts of … Continue reading Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University

A Comparative Analysis of Letarouilly’s Rome- Past and Present

Kevin Hinders, Associate Professor University of Illinois Urbana Champaign This research involves the location, documentation and analysis of buildings, rooms and sculpture depicted by Paul-Marie Letarouilly (1795-1855). Letarouilly had two major publications: Edifices of Modern Rome (Edifices) and The Vatican and Saint Peter’s Bascilica of Rome (Vatican). Professor Kevin Hinders, University of Illinois School of … Continue reading A Comparative Analysis of Letarouilly’s Rome- Past and Present

News from the Florida A&M University School of Architecture

The Florida A&M University School of Architecture M.Arch studio has been contracted by the City Of Tallahassee and the local public transit agency, Star Metro, to explore how an historic bus terminal can be repurposed to better serve the needs of a changing city.  Once the ‘hub’ at which almost every bus rider had to … Continue reading News from the Florida A&M University School of Architecture

Knowing (by) Designing Conference at the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven, Ghen-Brussels, Belgium May 22-23, 2013 http://www.bydesigning.net/ The focus of the conference is on the specific type of knowledge (and research) in creative practices. While papers have already been selected, registration will open in a couple of days. Research in creative disciplines reaches far beyond the conventional understanding of what knowledge is … Continue reading Knowing (by) Designing Conference at the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture

Evaluation of the Effect of Vegetation and Green Walls on Building Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and several members of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) launched a proposal to study the energy-saving effectiveness of green wall façade systems. This research was funded by Wagner Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER). Professor Lorch Osler, Director of the Landscape Architecture program at IIT, … Continue reading Evaluation of the Effect of Vegetation and Green Walls on Building Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption

A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

The council on Tall Buildings and Urban habitat (CTBUH), based at Illinois Institute of Technology has launched a multi-faceted research project to study the life cycles of various tall building structural systems, sponsored by a $300,000 grant from ArcelorMittal. Dr. Antony Wood, executive director of the Council of tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), is … Continue reading A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings

2012 ARCC Annual Meeting President’s Report

02 November 2012 Austin, Texas Dear Representatives, 2012 has been an eventful year for the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, one that can be truly categorized as a year of transition. With our elections of last year, the ARCC Board has attempted to navigate life without longtime champions Michel Mounyar, Brooke Harrington and Steve Weeks. Thankfully, … Continue reading 2012 ARCC Annual Meeting President’s Report

University of Maryland Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studio Pedagogy: Civic Engagement on Climate Change Studio

For the last year and half students from the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation have been working in an interdisciplinary pilot studio that explores the value of civic engagement on anticipatory design approaches to climate change impact. Directed by Assistant Professors Victoria Chanse, PhD. and … Continue reading University of Maryland Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studio Pedagogy: Civic Engagement on Climate Change Studio

BRIK: Building Research Information Database.

http://www.brikbase.org/ The National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces the launch of BRIK: Building Research Information Database. A collaborative effort, the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is an interactive portal offering online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of building, from predesign, design, … Continue reading BRIK: Building Research Information Database.

University of Maryland – new collaborative research center

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, along with the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, is forming a collaborative research center focused on Sustainability in the Built Environment. The purpose of the SBE Cluster is to strengthen the collective research capacity and potential … Continue reading University of Maryland – new collaborative research center

Virginia Tech Architecture students awarded $4,000 in scholarships from Mid Atlantic Chapter of RCI

Students from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ School of Architecture + Design recently competed for $4,000 in scholarships sponsored by the RCI Mid Atlantic Chapter, an affiliated chapter of RCI, Incorporated, which is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing, and … Continue reading Virginia Tech Architecture students awarded $4,000 in scholarships from Mid Atlantic Chapter of RCI

Call for Abstracts – 3rd IFLA AFRICA SYMPOSIUM in Abuja, Nigeria

3rd  IFLA AFRICA SYMPOSIUM Abuja, Nigeria Monday 14th to Friday 18th, October 2013 PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPES African Landscape Convention INTRODUCTION United Nations Economic and Social Council Economic Commission for Africa/ African Union Commission [UNESCECA/AUC] (2011) joint submission reiterated the fact that “sustainability will remain elusive if we do not design ways to live within the … Continue reading Call for Abstracts – 3rd IFLA AFRICA SYMPOSIUM in Abuja, Nigeria

2013 ARCC Conference at UNCC – Keynote Speakers

The Visibility of Research, ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference School of Architecture, College of Arts + Architecture University of North Carolina at Charlotte Schedule of Keynote Speakers Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Marc Simmons Thursday, March 28, 2013 Rima Al Ajlouni Carlo Ratti Friday, March 29, 2013 Lisa Heschong Heather Woofter Speaker Bios Marc Simmons Marc Simmons … Continue reading 2013 ARCC Conference at UNCC – Keynote Speakers

CriticalProductive V2.2: Autumn 2013: Beyond Curating

CriticalProductive is an independent biannual academic journal of architecture, urbanism, and cultural theory that covers progress, scholarship and design work on the city, processes and economies of urbanization, and the cultural issues that impact the representation and consumption of urbanity. CriticalProductive V2.2: Autumn 2013 Beyond Curating On whose authority is design work on the city screened, curated, installed, exhibited, … Continue reading CriticalProductive V2.2: Autumn 2013: Beyond Curating

3rd Annual International Conference on Architecture

10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece Call for Papers and Participation The Architecture & Engineering Research Unit of the  Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 3rd Annual International Conference on Architecture, 10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece. For further details, please go to the conference website: http://www.atiner.gr/architecture.htm. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks … Continue reading 3rd Annual International Conference on Architecture

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being

Call for Papers International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being Exploring the Past and Present | Envisioning the Future June 6-9, 2013 Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA & Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, MA Sponsored by the Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality, the Harvard University Divinity School, the Harvard Center for Health and the … Continue reading Call for Papers: International Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality & Well Being

Reclaim + Remake Symposium: Call for Abstracts

Reclaim + Remake Symposium, April 11-13, 2013 “Waste is a Resource in the Wrong Place and Time” http://architecture.cua.edu/reclaimremake Call for Abstracts Deadline: November 12, 2012 This conference is proposed to bring together the most innovative practices in education and research for current and future reuse and recycling of material resources in the built environment. Abstracts … Continue reading Reclaim + Remake Symposium: Call for Abstracts

King Medal 2011-12 Recipients

ARCC Member Institution Student Name: Project Title: American University of Sharjah CHAM K. ENBASHI Re.Form.atting the Hinterland: Time Machine Prison Arizona State University* KURTIS J. D’ANGELO Ground Modification Techniques to Improve Thermal Performance of Buried Ground Heat Exchangers in Ground Coupled Heat Pump Systems Auburn University QIAN DENG Open Systems Design in Landscape Architecture Ball … Continue reading King Medal 2011-12 Recipients