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University of Michigan Architecture PhD

Fully funded positions available to study in focus area: Design Studies This area of focus includes a range of research in social and cultural topics, please see program description at: taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/programs/doctoral_studies/. Standard package with acceptance includes stipend for four years and tuition for all years of study.

Human-environment-technology interactions and the lower Mississippi River delta

Assistant Professor of Sustainability, Meredith Sattler, is conducting research on human-environment-technology interactions within the constructed system of the lower Mississippi River delta. Pursued simultaneously through nested design studios, seminars, and independent scholarly research, this work has been supported by the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), a University-wide research initiative focusing on collaborative trans-disciplinary proposals for … Continue reading Human-environment-technology interactions and the lower Mississippi River delta

New Book: Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation and Reuse

Robert A. Young, Professor of Architecture at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, has written Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation and Reuse (Island Press, 2012) which explores the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of preserving and reusing existing buildings.  Professor Young’s first book, Historic Preservation Technology (Wiley, 2008), was recently … Continue reading New Book: Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation and Reuse

EAAE-ARCC 2014 Conference: University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture

Beyond Architecture: Making New Connections and Intersections EAAE-ARCC 2014 International Architectural Research Conference Dates: February 12-15, 2014 Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture Our increased awareness of the multiplicity of deep and broad connections between mental, physical and metaphysical constructs leads us to rethink the autonomy and insularity of disciplinary structures. Considering … Continue reading EAAE-ARCC 2014 Conference: University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture

UTSA Architecture Researchers Study Sustainability in San Antonio Neighborhoods

A team of researchers and students led by Associate Professor Hazem Rashed-Ali at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture has partnered with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Environmental Policy to study sustainability throughout San Antonio. Their Neighborhood Sustainability Index offers a baseline comparison of key performance indicators outlined … Continue reading UTSA Architecture Researchers Study Sustainability in San Antonio Neighborhoods

UTSA Professor Publishes a Book About The Historic Center Of Lima, Peru.

Professor Angela Lombardi, who recently joined the faculty of College of Architecture, University of Texas at San Antonio has published a book titled: “Lima. The Historic Center. Analysis and Restoration. Centro Histórico. Conocimiento y restauración. Centro storico. Conoscenza e restauro, Roma: Gangemi editore” . The book focuses on the endangered architectural heritage of the City … Continue reading UTSA Professor Publishes a Book About The Historic Center Of Lima, Peru.

sLAB Costa Rica: building a recycling center for Nosara

Design-Build project, currently under construction, 2012 Project Leader: Tobias Holler, Assistant Professor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology, Principal, HOLLER architecture Student Design Team: Eiman Alsakha, Vinny Ciaramella, Crystal Eksi, Karen Gomez, Jessica Jardinel, Karolina Kopiczko, Michael Koutsoubis, Dimitrios Malliakas, Wagdy Moussa, Austin Reed, Alfonso Rodriguez, Omar Serrano, Timothy Severance Student Construction Team: Crystal … Continue reading sLAB Costa Rica: building a recycling center for Nosara

Research Projects at Mississippi State: Prof. Alexis Gregory

Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory is currently working on research and an elective course on the impact of service learning on architecture education with her colleague Associate Professor Dr. April Heiselt in the College of Education at Mississippi State University. Issues such as designing for underserved populations, integration of universal design into single-family homes, and working … Continue reading Research Projects at Mississippi State: Prof. Alexis Gregory

2011 Incentive Fund Award – Major Award

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design was awarded the major Incentive Fund Award of $2400 to support dissemination and dialogue of a research project focusing on school mechanical system types in context of student achievement. Associate professor Michael Ermann and PhD Candidate Ana Jaramillo will publish the results in several journals but, more critically, present the … Continue reading 2011 Incentive Fund Award – Major Award

2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

Lawrence Tech’s makeLab was awarded the $1200 minor Incentive Fund award to disseminate the knowledge of digital fabrication processes to the architecture community. The focus of this push to transfer knowledge closes a critical gap between theoretical aspects of digital fabrications and vocational techniques. Premise The collegiate level suffers from the absence of how-to publications. If … Continue reading 2011 Incentive Fund Award – Minor Award

BSU Geothermal Conclave I

BSU Geothermal Conclave I: Ground-Source Geothermal Resources: An Important Source of Renewable Energy 11-13 February 2013 http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/COTE/Sustainability/Conclave.aspx Call for Submissions Building on a successful first-gathering in November of last year and capitalizing on the availability of the newly-operational geothermal district heating and cooling system at Ball State University, we are launching the first in a … Continue reading BSU Geothermal Conclave I

2011 Haecker Award Winner

Lisa Heschong is a Managing Principal of the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. and an internationally recognized expert on daylighting, lighting energy use, and human factors in building design. As a researcher, Ms. Heschong led the groundbreaking research that found a correlation between the presence of daylight in classrooms and improved student performance, and completed three … Continue reading 2011 Haecker Award Winner

2011 New Researcher Award Winners

The work of Dr. Rima Al Ajlouni, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, is exemplary in linking historical research to parametric design. Dr. Al Ajlouni is a leader in the study of quasi-crystalline formations which possess unique visual and structural properties. This work has led to the development of the first structural equation which has potential … Continue reading 2011 New Researcher Award Winners

ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference at UNCC

ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH CENTERS CONSORTIUM 2013 ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE MARCH 27-31, 2013 > CALL FOR PAPERS ABSTRACTS DUE: OCTOBER 8, 2012 FULL PAPERS DUE: JANUARY 21, 2013 Historically, society has recognized architects for their role in the creation of buildings and less so for their role in the production of knowledge. … Continue reading ARCC 2013 Architectural Research Conference at UNCC

New Essay Collection Investigates Public-Interest Architectural Internships

Bridging the Gap: Public-Interest Architectural Internships, a collection of 19 essays, by contributors from across the United States, brings together the best in current practice and thinking regarding public-interest architectural internship and advocates for new models that will have the power to profoundly change the architectural profession and our communities. The volume is edited by … Continue reading New Essay Collection Investigates Public-Interest Architectural Internships

Ball State and the Greening of Campus IX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEP Associates To Be Platinum Sponsor of Greening of the Campus IX Worldʼs Largest Closed-loop Geothermal Heat System Designed By MEP Associates To Be Dedicated On March 20 As Part of Event at Ball State University Muncie, IN – February 23, 2012 — MEP Associates, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm specializing in the … Continue reading Ball State and the Greening of Campus IX

AIA-NIBS Memorandum of Understanding

February 23, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Henry Green, Hon. AIA, President of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) are pleased to announce the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding underscoring the two organizations’ mutual interest in the design, construction, … Continue reading AIA-NIBS Memorandum of Understanding

New Publication: Integral Sustainable Design by Mark DeKay

Integral Sustainable Design: transformative perspectives by Mark DeKay (Earthscan/Routledge 2011) This is an important, timely and significant book. It brings Integral Theory to design in a simple but profound way. –Ken Wilber, author, The Integral Vision, the world’s most published and translated living philosopher Integral Sustainable Design has been for me the single most important book … Continue reading New Publication: Integral Sustainable Design by Mark DeKay