Additionally, Professor Tang’s research project named “Math, Particle and Field, a new way to generate architectural forms” was accepted in the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Poster Exhibition.
Professor Tim Woods designed a prototype for affordable housing from ISO shipping containers called CONTAINERS FOR A CAUSE: from Commodity to Humanity, that placed 5th in the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) National Competition in May . The visuals for the competition were done by SCAD architecture student Walter Woods. The competing school was Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. SIFE is one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country, SIFE teams from more than 400 campuses compete based on which of them had the most impact improving people’s lives.
SCAD Architecture alumnus Carolina Aragón’s public work on display in Cambridge, MA
The Cambridge Arts Council Announces Carolina Aragón, Winner of Public Art Commission for the Cambridge Street Corridor in East Cambridge
Cambridge, MA – Carolina Aragón has been selected the winner of an ideas competition for a Public Art Commission in Cambridge. Chosen from an eclectic group of proposals from ten local artists, Aragón’s “Flocks” project will be a three-month long outdoor installation of reflective, abstract, soft sculpture “birds,” suspended in large groups along the one mile stretch between Inman and Lechmere Squares. The project seeks to emphasize the historic and contemporary socio-economic diversity of Cambridge by celebrating and studying the theme of migration. The installation will occur in the spring of 2011.
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The nine other Boston-area finalists considered for the commission were: Dirk Adams, Halsey Burgund, Bea Camacho, Catherine D’Ignazio, John Ewing, Lisa Greenfield, Yuna Kim, Nick Rodrigues, and Hannah Verlin. Each of these artists developed a site-specific proposal for the Cambridge Street Corridor – a one-mile stretch of Cambridge Street, spanning from Inman Square to Lechmere, a colorful section of urban activity that spans three neighborhoods. These proposals were on display from April 1 – June 11, 2010 in the exhibition “The Cambridge Street Project” in the CAC Gallery (344 Broadway, 2nd Fl., Cambridge, Mass.).
“The Cambridge Street Project: An Ideas Exhibition” revealed a unique approach to a public art commission that permitted a group of selected artists to develop for public viewing a concept in any of the arts and design media – visual, performing, mixed media, architectural, landscape, social, etc. Residents and visitors were encouraged to review the artists’ proposals, give feedback and leave comments over the course of the exhibition. In May 2010, a selection committee composed of the original art jury and a number of Cambridge Street residents and business owners reviewed all projects and select Aragón’s project for implementation.
Important factors in the selection committee’s decision were Flocks’ potential visual impact and its ability to tie the length of the corridor together visually, combined with a strong emphasis on education and outreach, all within the underlying theme of migration that is important to the neighborhood.
Artist Carolina Aragón’s Inspiration:
A recent survey shows that the families of Cambridge Public School students speak more than 60 different languages at home. Cambridge Street is a particularly good example of the City’s diverse history, with long-standing Portuguese and Italian communities centered in Inman Square, and Yiddish, Indian, Middle Eastern and Brazilian restaurants lining the route toward Lechmere Square. It is fitting that a celebration of multiple heritages coming together is located on Cambridge Street. Flocks celebrates the City’s diverse communities and their historic and contemporary migrations.
About the Artist:
In addition to environmental phenomena, Carolina’s recent work has focused on immigration. Her pieces speak of the immigrant experience as one that begins with rupture – the breaking up from one’s original landscape and the process of re-creating a life in a new land. It is in this same spirit that Carolina continues to explore human migration as a source of inspiration for her artwork.
Cambridge Arts Council Public Art Program
The Cambridge Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Cambridge, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and many individual and corporate donors.
CAC Gallery is located in the Cambridge City Hall Annex at 344 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Inman Street. Metered parking is available on Inman Street and Broadway.
CAC Gallery hours:
Directions via MBTA: Take the MBTA Red Line to Central Square. At street level proceed west on Massachusetts Avenue (towards Harvard Square) to Inman Street. Turn right and proceed north for four blocks to Broadway. Turn left and walk one block to Inman Street.
Temporary/Permanent Relief Housing
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2010 before 5pm Eastern Time
Feb 26 2010
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Feb 24 2010
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.
Feb 23 2010
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.
The awards will be conferred this June in Miami at the AIA National Convention.