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The SCAD School of Building Arts is pleased to announce two new appointments beginning summer quarter. Brian Wishne, former dean of the School of Building Arts, becomes chair of urban design, and former SCAD Professor Herbert J. Brito becomes dean of the School of Building Arts.
Prior to joining SCAD in 2008, Wishne was chair of the department of architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a faculty member in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. Holding a B.A. from Knox College and an M.Arch. from Princeton University, as well as considerable professional experience, Wishne brings expertise valuable to further growth and development of the urban design program at SCAD.
Brito, who holds both a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida, taught at SCAD from 1979-1985, developing the curricula for the architecture, historic preservation and interior design programs of study. He then taught at Georgia State University, Brenau University and the Atlanta College of Art, as well as other universities. His certifications include National Council for Interior Design Qualification and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and he is an associate with the American Institute of Architects, past board member and vice president of the American Society of Interior Designers, board of visitors member of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and a patron and member of many arts organizations. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been widely published and exhibited.
Brito also is principal of Brito, LLC, an interior design firm specializing in high-end residences, historic preservation projects, hospitality commissions, and specialty design projects throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. He also has served as a studio director, project director, preservation planner and architectural historian with a variety of firms and agencies.
[Fab]ricating Habitat: A Habitat for Humanity House Prototype Student Final Presentation
Thursday, May 20, 2 p.m.
Habitat ReStore, 1900 E. Victory Drive
Reception to follow final review at 5:30 p.m.
Material donations provided by 3form, Chatham Steel and Elkins Constructors, The National Organization of Minority Architects, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. This architecture design studio is exploring the abilities and limitations of digital fabrication within architecture and its influence on construction techniques and design. SCAD students have researched digital fabrication techniques and digitally fabricated projects ranging from clothing production to art installations and architecture. They have also researched Habitat for Humanity to gather a better understanding of their guidelines on building size, homeowner demographics and accessibility standards.
Interior Design Studio V Senior Show
Tuesday, May 25, 6-9 p.m.
River Club, upper level, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
School of Building Arts Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Room 113, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Awards will be given to architecture, interior design, urban design and historic preservation students.
Architecture and Interior Design Graduate/Thesis Reception and Exhibition
Friday, May 28, 4-6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Room 203, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Works from the following programs will be on display in the second floor studios: architecture (Master of Architecture, Postprofessional Master of Architecture), interior design (Master of Fine Arts), and urban design (Master of Urban Design, Postprofessional Master of Architecture).
Friday, May 28, 4-6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall, Rooms 302 and 303, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Works from the following programs will be on display in the third floor studios: architecture (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and interior design (Bachelor of Fine Arts).
Historic Preservation Senior Reception
Friday, May 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation, 439 E. Broad St.
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Professor Judith Reno, professor of architecture and director of the urban design program, was featured in the January/February 2010 issue of Savannah Magazine focusing on twenty big ideas for the future of the city.
The Architecture Program is proud to announce that local Savannah urban design and architecture firm Sottile & Sottile has received a 2010 AIA National Honor Award for Urban Design for their design for the Civic Master Plan for Savannah’s East Riverfront.
Both firm principals, Amy Sottile and Christian Sottile are alumni of the SCAD Architecture Program, and Christian is an adjunct professor and frequent lecturer for architecture and urban design students. Additionally, Sottile & Sottle employ SCAD alums Craig Clements, also an adjunct professor of architecture, and Anthony Cissell.
Jury comments and news links:
The awards will be conferred this June in Miami at the AIA National Convention.
Congratulations to Professor Alexis Gregory who had two paper proposals accepted to the 2009 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) meeting in Mobile, Alabama, (October 21-24, 2009).
The first paper proposal was accepted as part of the “Small Town, Big Design: Methods and Processes for Design Research” session and was entitled “Complexity In Situ: Architecture Studio Design in Smaller Cities and Towns.”
The second paper proposal accepted was entitled “The Mausoleum: How Can Architecture Be Used to Help Deal with Death?” for the session “The Infinite Finite: Depictions of Death in Western Art”.
Today I will begin highlighting examples of the award winning student work from the Thesis Exhibition held at the Department of Architecture Eichberg Hall in May. The final exhibition show is the culmination of the M.Arch degree program thesis investigation whereby students identify, research, frame, and ultimately apply an idea to architecture.
Michael Mankin is a recipient of the Faculty Thesis Award, ‘awarded to a graduate thesis project as selected by the faculty members of the Department of Architecture for superior achievement and presentation in the development of a thesis project. Projects for the Faculty Thesis Award are nominated by faculty members of the Department of Architecture.’ Michael’s project is titled, “Methane: When Innovation Meets Aesthetic” and is set in Los Angeles, California
SCAD Department of Architecture Prof. Alexis Gregory has had two recent occasions to promote her research on women in the profession of architecture.
Professor Gregory served as the moderator of a panel discussion at the 2009 AIA South Carolina Spring Meeting in Charleston, SC. The panel topic is “Overcoming Obstacles to Women’s Achievement in Architecture in South Carolina.” The panel was based on Professor Gregory’s current research on the attrition of women in the field of architecture.
As well, Professor Gregory recently completed an article with a fellow Clemson University School of Architecture alumnus in the 2009 South Carolina AIA Magazine. The article is entitled “Architecture Looks to It’s Feminine Side” and was based, in part, on her Master of Science research at Clemson University.
Department of Architecture alumni Andrew King, M.Arch 2009, is currently working in Valencia, Spain for Menis Arquitectos. Firm principal Fernando Martin Menis, formally of AMP Arquitectos, has been published in multiple works, including Architecture Now: 5, which featured a multi-page spread on the AMP project, Magma Arts Center & Congress in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
While the firm works in multiple programs, including cultural, religious, residential, sports, urban and installations, currently Andrew is working on a 4000-seat music hall in Torun, Poland. Andrew sent us this link to Dezeen architecture and design magazine, where the project is discussed with several visuals to accompany the article.
Congratulations to Andrew on his accomplishments!
Deadline Extended for SE Fall Conference Call for Posters
2009 ACSA Southeast Fall Conference
Architecture is a Thing of Art
October 8-10, 2009 | Savannah, Georgia
Host School: Savannah College ofArt and Design, School of Building Arts, Department of Architecture
Co-chairs: Matthew Dudzik & Alexis Gregory
August 3, 2009: Poster submissions due to ACSA website
August 17, 2009: Authors of posters notified of acceptance status
September 10, 2009: Accepted poster presenters must register for conference by this date
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