Damir Vukovljak (BArch 2009), et al. needs votes for their ventEair cup design.
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Last Sunday architect Michael Maltzan BArch ’85 delivered an eloquent Commencement address at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, where he also picked up an honorary degree in Engineering Technology.
As founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles, he was invited to deliver the Commencement keynote as a means of celebrating the first class of Wentworth students to graduate with Master of Architecture degrees. Michael talked to students about the importance of being persistent, trusting their intuition and following their innate curiosity, and reminded them that as they transition from school to work, the “moment is filled with optimism and possibility.”
Congratulations to Barbara Nadel BArch ‘78, who was presented with the American Institute of Architects’ 2009 Edward C. Kemper Award at last week’s AIA National Convention in San Francisco. Named in honor of the AIA’s first executive director, the award is the organization’s highest honor for service.
“Barbara is a proven leader, a dedicated mentor to emerging professionals, and an advocate for the AIA and the issues that are critical to the future of our profession,” AIA President George Miller noted in presenting the award. A two-term member of the AIA Board who served as a regional director from New York and a national vice president, she runs Barbara Nadel Architect in New York, specializing in such especially timely needs as security consulting, health-care design and special-needs designs for secure environments.
“Thanks for the note, that brings back the past!
While I was not personally at the exhibition, I was very pleased to be included, and retain a copy of the catalog. We had a great class of students, a great convergence of professors (as is the norm at RISD).
Full disclosure: both my parents were designers, trained at RISD, so I had “it” in my blood before I knew it. RISD remains a special place, a kind of OZ where B&W becomes color. I took a year off after my junior year to travel, and then spent my fifth year in Rome. The rich soup of RISD charged up my batteries and expectations for myself and others, that live on to this day. While a practitioner, I also am a Professor of Architecture here, and try to give back to my students the energy and excitement that I gained at RISD. I try to instill in all the title of Raymond Loewy’s book ” Never leave well enough alone”.
Our practice can be seen at www.wkarch.com
Best to all those pushing the stones uphill,
Dan Wheeler, FAIA”
A short documentary of a local bicycle builder (of Circle A Cycles) in Providence, by Joseph Ng (B.Arch 2008).
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Architecture at RISD emphasizes the architect’s dual role as a communicator of culture and a builder of structures that respond to societal needs. With that in mind, the program prepares you to enter the profession by first addressing the knowledge required for making architecture and, second, by underscoring the complexities of the discipline and the responsibilities inherent in practicing architecture.
As a student in the department, you will learn to think critically; to produce architecture through both reflection and invention; to build using a variety of materials; to understand the technical aspects of architecture; to communicate ideas through drawing, model making, writing and speaking; and to be socially and ethically engaged in society.
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“Brian Briggs, Architect
On the future of architecture: “It used to be that when you were working with an architect like Frank Lloyd Wright or Philip Johnson, it was all about that architect. But I think it’s starting to encompass both the architect and whomever they work with. Artists, painters, anyone — it’s as much about whom you work with and how you do it as it is about your specific design.”
Two-button wool jacket ($2,535), cotton shirt ($855), and wool trousers ($1,185) by Louis Vuitton; leather shoes ($1,695) by John Lobb.”
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(Brian Briggs, B.Arch 2008)
NECESSITY OF RUINS (RIBA Submission by Jesse Honsa, B.Arch 2008):
The ruin has always had the dual pleasure of being both a monument and an incomplete architecture. This thesis imagines a school of art as this enduring ruin reinhabited: mediating between an institution as eternal terra firma, and an unbounded, adaptive space for invention. Sited in a radically transforming Eastern European capital, the ruin is considered an extension of the “geologic” medieval town of subterranean passages.
The school is organized around three scales of activity: the civic scale of congress and movement, a topography of in-situ concrete; the hermetic, vessel-like classroom for intimate study, constructed momentarily in the ruin; and the studio, the liminal space between worlds, a space of extreme elasticity for production, critique, and exhibition. As a school of art, a place for the exchange of ideas, the ruin is considered a stratified “campus” of atria, arcades, and terraces. Taking inspiration from etchings by Giovanni Piranesi, the ruin “erodes” in its upper levels, forming cantilevering arcades that ring a central courtyard. Piranesi also informs a play of scales, as this ruin takes on a magnitude of great proportions.
The façade exemplifies the diversity within the school of art: framed by monumentally large apertures in the concrete ruin, classroom facilities are built from a variety of wood species, a corporeal, impermanent material. The process of design also sought a diversity of techniques to gain understanding, from collage to working model to orthographic projection.
Thesis Advisor: Peter Tagiuri
Preston Scott Cohen-RISD B.ARCH 1983
“Widely recognized for his groundbreaking work on the relationship between architecture and geometry, Preston Scott Cohen is a professor and director of the Master in Architecture program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he earned his MArch. His projects include the winning competition design for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Montague House and Torus House (Progressive Architecture Award winners) and the competition proposal for the Eyebeam Museum of Art and Technology in New York. Cohen’s work has been exhibited and published internationally and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, SF MoMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard.”