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University of Calgary

October 20, 2011

Professor Jim Love was co-applicant for a successful $5 million award granted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, to establish a "Smart Net Zero Energy Buildings Research Network." The Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre in Calgary won a 2011 Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine award. Adjunct Professor Chris Roberts was project architect, while Jim Love was the LEED coordinator and energy and commissioning consultant.

Dr. Brian R. Sinclair, FRAIC, had his new book entitled “Campus Design + Planning: Culture, Context and the Pursuit of Sustainability” published by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). He recently completed a lecture tour in the Middle East, including the Inaugural Address in the “Sustainability Lecture Series” sponsored by the Responsible Urbanism Research Laboratory (RURL) at Zayed University (Abu Dhabi). In 2010 Dr. Sinclair received the President’s Medal of Distinguished Achievement by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics in Germany. 

David Monteyne published his book, Fallout Shelter: Designing for Defense in the Cold War, with the University of Minnesota Press.

Graham Livesey has published the following contributions to books in the last year: “Assemblage,” “Fold + Architecture,” “Rhizome + Architecture,” and “Space + Architecture,” in A. Parr, ed., The Deleuze Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press); “Event Theory and Creative Agency,” in Faber, Krips, and Pettus, eds., Event and Decision: Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze and Whitehead (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); and, “Ecologies, Assemblages and the Patchwork City,” in A. Parr, and M. Zaretsky, eds. New Directions in Sustainable Design (Routledge).

The Architecture Program recently hosted the ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture). This international event was organized by faculty members Jason Johnson, Josh Taron, Vera Parlac, and Branko Kolarevic.

In 2011, the program has hosted the following distinguished scholars in our short course series: the William Lyon Somerville design charrette in January was taught by architect Adam Caruso of London; the Taylor Visiting Lecturer in February was Drura Parrish of the University of Kentucky; and the Gillmor Theory Seminar in October was taught by Dr. Jane Rendell of the Bartlett School of Architecture, London.

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