Entries by Amanda Gann

SCI-Arc Exhibit | Maxi Spina: "Thick"

July 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017  Opening Reception: Friday July 7th at 7pm Conversation with Hernan Diaz Alonso and Maxi Spina: Friday, July 21 at 7pm Location: SCI-Arc Gallery From SCI-Arc’s website: “Thickness is an increasingly elusive condition in architectural design. Alluded to in section, camouflaged in the figure-ground, and presented as a foil in the […]

USC Students Raise Awareness About Homelessness

From trash to treasure, University of Southern California (USC) students Jayson Champlain and Joseph Chang are transforming forgotten materials into tiny portable houses that could serve as temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. According to LA Times, “Jeremy Carman was driving around Boyle Heights recently when he spotted a rolled-up garage door […]

The Makers: Louisiana Tech's ARCH 335 Design-Build Studio

Most Architecture students will tell you their passion for design drives them to work very hard on their studio projects. Many spend the hour-equivalent of a full time job each week pouring themselves into research, learning new software, design, presentation prep, etc. Then the all-important mid-term and final reviews require an extra surge of effort […]

Featured Maker: Wandile Mthiyane of Ubuntu Design Group

At just 23 years old, Wandile Mthiyane is taking the world of socially-impactful architecture by storm, one brick at a time. Ubuntu Design Group, a non-profit architectural organization that gives a voice to impoverished communities, empowering them to create sustainable homes and healthy neighborhoods. Ubuntu, meaning “I am because you are,” highlights the concept of community. Ubuntu […]

UNLV Student Designs Hyperloop Hotel

A graduate student from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was recently named winner of the Radical Innovation Award for his “Hyperloop Hotel,” a fancy transit system that allows you to travel inside of your hotel room to 13 different cities. (via Mic) It’s just an idea, but it’s one that drew its inspiration from some […]

Architecture Student Designs To Be Exhibited in 2017 Exhibit Columbus

On August 26, the inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community, will open to the public. The exhibition will include six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities, that investigate the built environment of Columbus and involved working closely with members of the community. University […]

2017 Architecture Summer Programs

(Via http://archcareers.blogspot.com) Follow @DocArchitecture Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prepare you for school? Listed below are over 100 unique programs from all across the nation. Find the summer program that is right for you.   2017 Architecture Summer Programs ALABAMA Auburn Auburn University: Architecture Camp/Design Workshop June 18 – 23; […]

Workshops on Accessibility at UVA

Workshop considers ways to improve accessibility to businesses, travel experiences for individuals with disabilities A Charlottesville-based nonprofit is working to create conversations about accessibility and travel. The Blue Trunk Foundation recently held a workshop with the University of Virginia School of Architecture to reflect on what individuals with disabilities and their caregivers expect when they […]

Mark your calendars! National Week of Making is from June 16-22

Building on last year’s National Week of Making, this year’s Week will highlight the diversity of Makers big and small, young and old, urban and rural. The Week of Making is an opportunity to for individuals in communities throughout the U.S. to participate in Making activities locally, celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers. […]

Summer 2017 Hip Hop Architecture Camps

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the “4C’s” which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, […]