Archive for the Episteme Category
[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.
Temporary/Permanent Relief Housing
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2010 before 5pm Eastern Time
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA Committee on Design (COD) invites architects, students, and allied design professionals to submit sketches to the international 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition: Temporary/Permanent Relief Housing. In this year’s unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the issue of temporary relief housing that could have a permanent function, through a concept design problem.
Entries will be submitted electronically through an online submission site. Submissions will consist of drawings and renderings presented in PDF format. All materials must be uploaded through the submission site before by 5pm ET on May 10, 2010. See the 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition Homepage for more information. *The link for beginning a submission will be found on this page as of April 1, 2010 when the site goes live for submissions.
Download the 2010 Ideas Competition Call for Entries (PDF)
Design temporary relief housing for refugees from natural or other disasters using sustainable strategies and following the Living Building Challenge. The proposed solutions should provide housing for approximately 500 displaced families as well as the necessary support services.
While successful site adaptability is a key goal and criterion for this Competition, the specific site to demonstrate the solution consists of approximately 200 acres. It includes the Astrodome and the surrounding parking lots. Entrants may include modifications to the structure of the Astrodome in their proposal, may allow the Astrodome to remain untouched and focus solely on the surface parking areas, or may have some combination of the two. Individual entries may focus their solutions on the provision of either temporary or permanent housing. Entrants are encouraged to address issues of uncertainty associated with either types of housing and with temporary solutions that become permanent.
Winners will be announced and will have their work exhibited at the 2010 AIA National Convention in Miami June 10–12. Selected entries will be displayed on the AIA Web site.
See the 2010 YAF/COD Ideas Competition Homepage for complete competition requirements and submission instructions. If you have questions concerning this awards program, please contact email@example.com.
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.
The following was written and distributed by the Pecha Kucha organization. Find your local chapter and participate! In Savannah, contact Aaron Cohen, info@savannahPK.com, or (912) 220 0048. The event will be held at The Black Box Theater @ S.P.A.C.E. (9 W. Henry Street, Savannah, GA, USA) on February 20, 2010 (8-10:30pm).
Pecha Kucha for Haiti: Act locally & change the world
In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti.
In response, Pecha Kucha Savannah is coming together with Architecture for Humanity, on a global
scale, to lend a hand in rebuilding Haiti. All proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity for
rebuilding Haiti. AFH operates globally, and was instrumental in getting projects built after the
Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. The design costs for the new buildings in Haiti have
been already covered, so all donations will go to tangible built projects.
On February 20, 2010, the 277 cities that host Pecha Kucha events, worldwide, will converge to
present one continuous 24-hour edition of Pecha Kucha. Kicking off at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where
Pecha Kucha Night was first conceived, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities
presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live
online and then finish in Tokyo the following day.
Already presentations are being prepared – some are intended to offer hope and encouragement
through stories of past disaster relief projects, while others offer simple inspiration by showing the
power of great creative thinking. Some amazing people have stepped up to the challenge so
prepared to be surprised. All of the 2,000 presentations generated from the one-day event, which
could be the world’s biggest single day globally distributed conference, will be posted online at Pecha
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
The simplest of design principals is taught to architecture students in some of the earliest design studios they experience, and yet for some, it is only at the end of their formal education when they are reminded and coerced into returning to these principles that they impact and influence work. This is one of the more beautiful and perplexing aspects of architectural education; that the synthesis of material must happen at the student’s moment of choosing, it cannot be forced, it can only be inspired to occur. Some simply sit and let the knowledge wash over them in waves rather than arranging the various and disparate contributors (client, program, technology, theory, formal ordering) into inspiring architecture; this is the purview of the developing mind. Others engage the conversation readily, and begin to use the knowledge as the basis of their next endeavor. However, all are able… the question is when will they employ the tools?
My studio dictum: As simple as it can be, as complex as it needs to be…
“On the occasion of the exhibitions Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward and Learning By Doing, the Guggenheim and Google SketchUp invite amateur and professional designers from around the world to enter Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, you can submit a 3-D shelter for any location in the world using Google SketchUp and Google Earth.”, Guggenheim Museum
A friend of the department is having an exhibition of recent and revisited drawings and prints at Gallery Espresso. John Metcalf’s work will be on display from June 29th through July 29th. Go check out the work of this talented artist!
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!