An article on Digital Journal reports Beth Tauke, professor of architecture, is part of a team of sisters who received the Gold Award from the Chicago Home Builder's Association and the Best Universal Designed Home from the National Association for Home Builders for a concept house they created in suburban Chicago. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/589626. The home meets the physical needs and lifestyle of people of all ages. It has also been published at http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/mail/EPZA7D
Kenny Cupers gave a lecture at the University at Michigan on February 23: http://www.tcaup.umich.edu/news_and_events/events/?event=0000c0a8de11000007d2ce0100000134d6b7d0793204581b
Beth Tauke was a jury member for the AIA 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. She also gave a lecture at the Museum of Disability History on March 7 on "The Sensible House."
Hadas Steiner presented a paper, "Architecture's Biological Legacy," in Scholars @ Hallwalls lectures sponsored by the UB Humanities Institute: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/mail/7KNZMX
An article in Metropolis Magazine about the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides accessible housing to injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reports the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is funding a five-year, $4.75 million study by UB's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access of the houses located in Virginia's Fort Belvoir. http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20120214/coming-home
Laura Garófalo's project Buoyant was selected by an international jury to be featured at the 13th International Garden Festival of the Jardins de Métis/Redford Gardens in Quebec, Canada. The installation will be at the Jardin de Métis in the summer of 2012.
In March Laura Garófalo participated in the jury of the d3 Housing for Tomorrow International Competition, in New York City as a co-director. She also presented the paper "Laminar Folds: Fabric Structure Molds to Jigs" at the ACSA 100th Anniversary National Convention in Boston, MA in the Advanced Composite Fabrication Technologies for Architecture session.