Category Archives: Research

Prof. Youngjib Ham of Texas A&M Awarded $300k NSF Grant

Professor Youngjib Ham, Texas A&M Construction Science Assistant Professor Youngjib Ham of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M is helping to develop next-generation building and civil engineering educational tools.  With a $300K National Science Foundation-funded research project, Ham is creating digital, interactive civil/building engineering systems for students to explore and control real-world problems in classrooms … Continue reading Prof. Youngjib Ham of Texas A&M Awarded $300k NSF Grant

Prof. Horton of Arizona State University Leads Neurodegenerative Living Learning Lab

Phil Horton, Arizona State University Philip Horton, Interim Director of the Design School, Patricia Moore, industrial designer and gerontologist, and David Coon, associate dean and professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, received funding to create the Edson Family Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center Living Learning Lab. The lab … Continue reading Prof. Horton of Arizona State University Leads Neurodegenerative Living Learning Lab

Prof. Keyvanian of Auburn University Named American Academy Fellow

Professor Carla Keyvanian, Auburn University Professor Keyvanian was one of twenty-two American and two Italian artists and scholar recipients announced as winners of the 2020-21 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. The title of Professor Keyvanian’s study is Humanist History and Architecture in Sistine Rome. Her body of work investigates fifteenth-century humanist historical theory and its … Continue reading Prof. Keyvanian of Auburn University Named American Academy Fellow

LACMA Announces 2020 Art + Technology Grant Recipients

Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael Virginia San Fratello of the Department of Design at San Jose State University and Ronald Rael of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley are 2020 grant recipients of The Art + Technology Lab at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Professors Fratello and Rael will reexamine Indigenous … Continue reading LACMA Announces 2020 Art + Technology Grant Recipients

Prof. Rigolon of the University of Utah publishes “Greening Hypothesis”

Illustration of large lot-, owner-, and block-level units of analysis and corresponding variable sets used in the study. Research increasingly shows that greening activity can spur contagious or imitative behavior among nearby neighbors within residential landscapes. Krusky et al. (2015) examined this phenomenon in the context of vacant lots and found support for a “greening … Continue reading Prof. Rigolon of the University of Utah publishes “Greening Hypothesis”

Aziza Chaouni at University of Toronto Awarded $190k Getty Foundation Grant

The Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénégal (CICES) is unlike anything else in sub-Saharan Africa. The 19.5-hectare convention centre, located in the city of Dakar, is characterized by daring triangular and trapezoidal forms. Traditional Senegalize motifs blend seamlessly with the modernist, early-1970s designs of architects Jean-François Lamoureux and Jean-Louis Marin. In recent years, the … Continue reading Aziza Chaouni at University of Toronto Awarded $190k Getty Foundation Grant

University of Missouri Faculty Awarded Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Dr. Laura Cole         I         Dr. Suyeon Bae In recognition of the creativity and productivity of faculty, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) at the University of Missouri made available $40,000 for faculty awards for the 2020-2021 academic year. The MAA supports the development of faculty research through the … Continue reading University of Missouri Faculty Awarded Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Howard University Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

Illustration of the Interior of a deep space habitat. Credit: NASA The Howard University Department of Architecture faculty and students are part of a seven-university team funded by a $15 million NASA grant. The grant establishes the Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME) Space Technology Research Institute for Deep Space Habitat Design, one of … Continue reading Howard University Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

ARCC Membership Survey

ARCC is conducting a survey to capture how our member institutions and faculty assess the value and relevance of ARCC’s different programs and activities. It is also intended to identify any additional needs to which ARCC should respond. To complete the survey, please visit: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CkBL1EA4zXWrgF We would greatly appreciate your responses to the survey questions … Continue reading ARCC Membership Survey

Faculty of Architecture at Manitoba Build Networks with Northern Indigenous Communities

Addressing Housing Crisis in First Nation Reserves, Boreal Forest, Canada Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership builds networks and capacity with northern indigenous communities to address housing and food crises in First Nation reserves. The project is led by Dr. Shirley Thompson of the Natural … Continue reading Faculty of Architecture at Manitoba Build Networks with Northern Indigenous Communities

GIBBS COLLEGE FACULTY AT OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK

GIBBS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT TO CREATE COMMUNITY LED POLICY AND DESIGN MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AND IMPLICIT BIAS Gibbs College faculty Deborah Richards, assistant professor of Architecture, and Vanessa Morrison, affiliate faculty in Regional and City Planning, have partnered with Dr. Andrea Benjamin from the … Continue reading GIBBS COLLEGE FACULTY AT OKLAHOMA RECEIVE GRANT FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINK TANK

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

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

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

NSF Funds $225K Microalgae Building Enclosure Research

Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) Grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) PI: Dr. Kyounghee-Kim, Co-PI: Dr. Chengde Wu, School of Architecture, UNC Charlotte The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is in the sustainable and economic retrofitting of low-performing older buildings toward improved economic, social and ecological impacts … Continue reading NSF Funds $225K Microalgae Building Enclosure Research

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

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync: Reconciling Visual Meaning with Data Pieter Marthinus de Kock What is visual data; how is it converted into useful information; and where should we look for it? Is data causing a mismatch between mind and environment? Data has emerged as our modern zeitgeist. Up to 100 billion … Continue reading Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Lot in Sync_ARCC Journal Enquiry Vol. 16, Issue 2