The CNU Carolinas Chapter is instituting a lecture series for different areas of the Carolinas. We are proud to introduce our first lecture as being the nationally recognized author of The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler.
The Beaufort, SC Area members have collaborated with the City of Beaufort, Brown Design Studio, and Tucker Building Corporation to bring Kunstler to Beaufort. The lecture will be at 6PM on Wednesday, February 16th at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Auditorium, located at 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC.
The auditorium is in MacLean Hall, Building 12 on the campus map.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
A special thanks is owed to the City of Beaufort, Brown Design Studio and Tucker Building Corporation in Beaufort for giving us the opportunity to have James Howard Kunstler lecture here in the Carolinas.
Dear Architecture Student,
Autodesk, developer of architectural design software, needs your help. Our mission is to improve the quality of the built environment and the collaborative process by which it is created. The design and construction industry that you will soon enter is faced with both huge challenges and incredible opportunity. The industry is showing signs of dramatic change and you’ll be part of new ways to design and construct the built environment.
You are the next generation of Architects and we need your help to understand how you design, what hardware and software tools you use, and how you want to work in the future. We would like to invite you to participate in a short online survey to help us learn how to better serve your future needs.
The survey will take about 10 minutes and the data will only be used for research purposes. No names will be associated with the results of this survey.
You can click on the link below to start the survey. If you have fellow architecture students who would like to help, please forward this email on to them.
Thanks for your assistance,
Autodesk Software Product Manager
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Vocon is a leading design firm focused on creating distinctive, productive work environments for private and public sector clients throughout the country. To fill the Cleveland internship positions we are hosting a design competition and top submissions will be offered a full-time, paid internship for the summer of 2011. See additional information here.
Uni-Systems, the leading designer and advocate of kinetic architecture, held a kinetic architecture design competition…the Grand Prize winner as selected by the judges Robert Ivy (editor of Architectural Record), author Michael Fox, and Uni-Systems founder Cyril Silberman is SCAD Architecture alumni Brian Cole Henson. Cole graduated in May with his M.Arch. You can see the announcement here, and view Cole’s winning entry here.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Flyfire is the latest creation from MIT and the SENSEable City Lab. Check out the website to read about how the tiny helicopters embedded with color light capabilities will precisely arrange to create visual displays of information.
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Tim Woods here,
I have entered a design competition with FreeGreen.com and am requesting that you go to the site and vote for me. Public voting in this competition will count for 50% of all competition judging scores. That right, your votes will be 50% responsible for determining the winner of the Who’s Next Competition . Please vote for LOCI and that will be a vote for me. It is easy just click on this site and vote for me. http://www.freegreen.com/whosnext/view/most-viewed.aspx
Also,please feel free to forward this to your friends or contacts so they may vote. YES WE CAN !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for your vote and your patience with my shameless self promotion,
P.S. A little information about the FREEGREEN organization
FreeGreen.com is looking for talented designers who can bring progressive design ideas to mainstream America. They want to promote new Architects and designers, and increase the influence of thoughtful and sustainable Architecture in the Residential arena.
Along with your voting, please note that each entrants information is up on the site for you to see. From Twitter & Facebook Accounts to Website and Phone Numbers, this contact information is here for one reason: To allow you to interact with your favorite designers. So, go ahead: Follow, Friend, Call, & Contact away.
Finally, note that you can leave comments on for any of the design entries. We highly encourage this form of communication between our audience and our competitors, but please keep those comments clean, as this is intended to be a productive and constructive environment.
Now go vote, interact, and help us determine our winner!!!
Design Revolution Road Show
25 schools. 75 days. 6300 miles. 1 vintage Airstream trailer. 40 humanitarian products and projects.
The road show will be in Savannah GA on Saturday February 27th!
Location of Airstream exhibition (parking spot): Parked outside of Trustees Theatre, 216 East Broughton Street
Open exhibition times: 10:30 – 4pm
Location of lecture/presentation: Trustees Theatre, 216 East Broughton Street
Lecture time: 2:30 pm