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University of Texas at Austin

October 24, 2011

Lois Weinthal, associate professor and graduate advisor for the Master of Interior Design Program, is pleased to announce the release of her book, Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory, published by Princeton Architectural Press. In this anthology, Weinthal frames the interior in a range of scales, from the clothing we wear to the city we inhabit. Between these scales is an array of layers that can be pulled apart and further investigated, often revealing an identity by which we surround ourselves. From clothing to the closet to the concept of domesticity, interior design can be seen as the stage set by which we act out our lives as we move fluidly between these layers.

Weinthal presented a book talk in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design on Thursday, October 20.  

Wilfried Wang, O'Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture, along with three colleagues, will present keynote lectures at the "Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design (SCAD)" Symposium, to be held November 16 to 19 at the German House in New York City. The symposium will address the theoretical and methodological achievements of the cognitive and computational disciplines in the domain of architectural design. Wang will speak on "On the notions of Cognitive Entities and Cognitive Identities in Architecture." 

The October 21, 2011, edition of The Daily Texan featured the article,  "Dean of Architecture Emphasizes Green Construction," highlighting Dean Fritz Steiner's participation in the Texas Book Festival, which will take place October 22 and 23 at the State Capitol in Austin.i 

Assistant Professor Matt Fajkus' Bat House Visitor Center project was selected for inclusion in  "More Than Architecture" exhibit, up through October 30 in the Fine Arts Building on the UT campus. Fajkus won 2nd and 3rd places in AIA Napkin Sketch Competition. The exhibit is up through October 31 at the Austin AIA office. 

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