Entries by Amanda Gann

UBuffalo architect creates Light/Station installation

(via University of Buffalo News Center) BUFFALO, N.Y. — During the day, light pours in from two sides through the more than 72,000 holes laser-precision drilled into the stainless steel panels that veil the building’s façade. At night, an inversion occurs and light glows from within, identifying the structure’s presence in the surrounding neighborhood. For […]

Detroit Students to Present Vision for Islandview to City Officials

AIA Detroit to Celebrate Conclusion of Grant-Winning K-8 Outreach Program On Friday, February 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm at the Butzel Family Rec Center in Detroit’s Islandview Neighborhood, 50 Detroit students, ranging from 1st to 6th grade, will present their vision for their community to a host of public officials and members of the AEC industry, including […]

Harvard U. Grad Student Project Feature - Shifting the 'Horizon'

(via News.Harvard) Ask Joanne Cheung why she studies the way people conceptualize climate change and she’ll tell you, “I’m a designer. It’s part of the job to think about the future.” Cheung, a master’s of architecture student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, makes a […]

UK Professors Design Sculpture for the Louisville International Airport

(via Kentucky Kernel) UK School of Architecture professors Mike McKay and Liz Swanson designed the sculpture called “The Intertwining,” which will be permanently installed in the Louisville International Airport. McKay said he and Swanson put a lot of energy into their most recent accolade. The pair submitted an RFQ, or request for quotation, which is essentially a bidding […]

U. Miami Students Install Bright Orange Stage Below Miami Transit Center

(via Dezeen) Students and faculty at the University of Miami’s architecture school constructed a performance venue from a series of orange poles underneath the city’s Brickell MetroRail station. The temporary Brickell Stage was designed and erected by a group from the university, and hosted a range of free outdoor performances that included music, comedy and poetry. […]

Pioneering Women of American Architecture

(via Pioneering Women BWAF) Pioneering Women of American Architecture is a collection of profiles of fifty women who have made important contributions to American architecture. All of these women were born before 1940, at a time when women struggled both to be allowed entry into the architectural profession and to be recognized for their work. […]

Montana State Students Help Solve Housing Crisis

(via Bozeman Daily Chronicle) For 41 years, Montana State University architecture students have been helping communities across the state solve problems. MSU’s Community Design Center, founded in 1976, has done everything from helping Billings plan its new $18 million library, to expanding the housing stock in oil-boom towns, to creating safer trails for rural kids […]

AIAS FORUM 2017 in Austin, Texas

Highlights at this year’s event include: Special 1-day High School pass for $49 Annual College + Career Expo showcasing schools and firms from around the country Annual Firm Tour visiting between 6-8 firms in and around the Austin area Special San Antonio pre-day trip that includes building tours and firm visits Specific faculty gathering for […]

Vertical Cities Exhibition at Yale School of Architecture

(via Yale News) “Vertical Cities,” a new exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA), examines some of the most prominent and celebrated skyscrapers, both built and unbuilt, in the context of global urbanization and technological advancement. Managing urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century, note the […]

LSU Student Partner with Nonprofits to Serve the Community

What began as a University service learning course in 2012 is now connecting community members across socioeconomic and racial boundaries in the form of nonprofit organization Mid City Studio. The studio stemmed from Executive Director and School of Architecture professional in-residence William Doran’s architecture and design class. Students partnered with a local nonprofit each semester […]