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October 19, 2011
The Center for Community Research and Design’s “Rethinking Accessibility,” supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, is part of a national exhibition at the Community Design Collaborative in Philadelphia called “Leverage”; the exhibition showcases community engagement practices around the United States.  The CCRD’s Darfur school project is curently in the planning stages, with student Art Nesterenko’s project chosen by the Darfur Rehabilitation Project.  Plans are underway to raise funds for the project to be built in Chad, Africa.

BArch. Chair Jeanine Centuori’s work with partner UrbanRock Design (Russell Rock, collaboration) "Conditional Reflections" has been featured in "Modern in Denver Magazine."  It is an integrated public art project with architects Semple Brown in Denver.  The project transforms three glass facades of the public pool structure into meditations on the three states of water.  They are accompanied by a courtyard design. Also, Jeanine’s practice recently completed a Public Art Master Plan for the city of Tucson that articulates a vision for a five-mile stretch of Grant Road.  The plan has been adopted by the city. 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chandler Ahrens, has projects published in the recently released book Performalism, Form and Performance in Digital Architecture edited by Eran Neuman and Yasha Grobman. Eran Neuman is a partner of Chandler's in the practice, Open Source Architecture, along with Aaron Sprecher. Open Source Architecture co-designed the exhibition Performalism, Form and Performance in Digital Architecture at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2008 with Yasha Grobman.

Jose Parral, Assistant Professor and Rene Peralta, Director of the Master's in Landscape + Urbanism will be lecturing on Octobre 31st,  as part of the Education Sessions in the 2011 American Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego, CA. The title of the session is: The San Diego-Tijuana Border: A Cause and Effect Relationship.

Assistant Professor Maxi Spina’s housing Building in Argentina Jujuy Redux (co-designed with P-a-t-t-e-r-n-s) appeared in the Book “Pulsation in Architecture”, by Eric Goldemberg, as well as in the symposium and book launch held at Columbia University. The book highlights the role of digital design as catalyst for a new spatial sensibility related to rhythmic perception while it proposes a novel critical reception of computational architecture based on the ability of digital design to move beyond mere instrumentality, engaging with core aspects of the discipline.

Professor Paulette Singley and Assistant Professor Linda Taalman join a stellar speaker line-up for the MAK Center Fall Fundraiser 2011 on October 16 at the Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach.

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne singled out Julius Shulman distinguished Professor in Practice Barbara Bestor’s design for Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake as one of the best commercial and retail interiors in Los Angeles. 

WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders Exhibition by Professor of Practice Jennifer Bonner was featured by the LA Weekly and ArchDaily. LA Weekly writer Tibby Rothman called the installation at the WUHO gallery “an ephemeral meditation on life in the time of global warming.”

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