Entries by Pascale

Architecture Students Design, Fabricate and Install 100-foot-long Artwork for St. Louis Airport

Visit Washington University in St. Louis (via The Source) Over the last four months, eight students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis have digitally designed, modeled and constructed prototypes for “Spectroplexus,” a new, 100-foot-long public sculpture that is being commissioned by St. Louis Lambert International Airport. […]

Architecture Schools Designing in Virtual Reality

Visit University of Cincinnati by Jennifer H. Krivickas, DAAP Schools of Design & Art/College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) At the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), future-forward faculty are exploring with virtual reality (VR) to conduct research, make, and teach. Consequently the DAAP Library invested in a collection […]

An Aspiring Architect Tells Us About Her Summer Program Experience

by Charlotte Wyman Hamilton College, Class of 2018 “The Discover Architecture program at the Illinois School of Architecture was a highly valuable experience for me. Encouraged by my employer, I took two weeks off from my summer position at an architectural firm in Chicago. Throughout the program, we were challenged to think creatively and abstractly, but […]

How to Select an Undergraduate Program

DEGREE TYPES When picking a school, there is an ideal match for everyone. Our goal is to help you find that match. First, find out if the school offers professional or preprofessional degrees. Professional degree at the undergraduate level is the Bachelors of Architecture, or the B.Arch. The B.Arch. is an accredited degree that typically takes 5 years […]

Summer Architecture Programs

oi(Via http://archcareers.blogspot.com) Follow @DocArchitecture New Programs added by @acsaupdate NORTHEAST Barnard College – New York, NY http://barnard.edu/summer June 26 – July 23, 2016 (4 weeks) Boston Architectural College – Boston, MA http://www.the-­‐bac.edu/education-­‐programs/summer-­‐academy July 2016                                               […]

Learning by Making

(via Autodesk Design Academy) Tools such as intuitive CAD (computer-aided design) software and 3D printing are making education exciting and fun. Autodesk Fusion 360 allows for easy modeling, printing, testing and tinkering of ideas. In this On Air event, Alex Lobos explains how CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) exploration leads to hands-on learning and real-world interaction with […]

Cornell University Celebrates its Annual Dragon Day

Visit Cornell University (via Architect Magazine) Each spring, Cornell University’s freshman architecture and engineering students duke it out on the Ithaca, N.Y., campus—with makeshift constructions that liken mythical creatures crafted out of readily available materials provided by their departments. This tradition, which goes back more than 100 years, is “Dragon Day.” Each year’s theme is […]

You made a jacket out of what? Architecture students use unlikely materials — and their wits

Visit University of Southern California (Via USC News) Combine dry ice, PVC pipe and glass, and you produce a smoking jacket – literally. That creation by USC School of Architecture fifth-year student Nicolas Oueijn was one of 11 jackets made from unlikely materials as part of associate professor Lee Olvera’s “Craft in Making” studio. The jackets […]

Icebergs Ahead for James Corner Field Operations at National Building Museum

(via Architect Magazine) James Corner Field Operations will create a seascape of “Icebergs” for the National Building Museum’s annual Summer Block Party exhibition in Washington, D.C. The New York-based urban design and landscape architecture firm—known also for its work on New York’s High Line in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Piet Oudolf—will suspend more than 30 prismatic, polycarbonate shards […]