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University of Arizona

November 21, 2012

Associate Professor Christopher Domin was a featured speaker at the East-West Dialogues Symposium held November 16 and 17 at the University of Miami School of Architecture. The symposium was a forum to investigate the built work of Florida’s modernist architects.

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein's paper “High and Dry: Performances Around Water's Absence” was accepted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and will be presented at the 101_1 Waste(lands)+Material Economies / Less is More: Creativity Through Scarcity paper session during the ASCA annual meeting this coming March in San Francisco.

November 14th is the anticipated book launch date for Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, co-edited by Associate Professor Beth Weinstein, Ellen McMahon (Fine Arts) and Ander Monson (creative writing). The book collects critical and creative work of faculty and students in the arts, design, architecture, and the sciences reflecting on the impact of climate change upon Tucson’s local waterways. The projects, seminar, and studios documented in the book, and the book’s production were primarily supported by a grant from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Ground|Water will be distributed by the University of Arizona Press.

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein's exhibition, The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham has been installed at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris.

Assistant Professor Susannah Dickinson’s paper “Sustainable Design Processes” has been published as part of the International Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference Proceedings (PLEA 2012) recently held in Lima, Peru.  The paper describes biomimetic and parametric design strategies used in a recently completed studio.

Dr. Linda C. Samuels joins the faculty of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) as the new Project Director for the Sustainable City Project, a research, teaching, and outreach effort collaboratively supported by CAPLA; the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS); and the Institute of the Environment (IE). The Sustainable City Project is a think tank, make tank, say tank and do tank committed to research, design innovation, boundary-free collaboration, urban activism, intellectual interchange, and inclusive outreach. It is housed in the new UA Downtown location, the historic Roy Place Building. Samuels recently received her doctorate in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Eve Edelstein, MArch, PhD (neuroscience), Assoc AIA, F-AAA, Research Fellow (Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture), and former faculty member at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design (San Diego) as well as a former Senior Research Specialist at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, will be joining the CAPLA faculty in the Spring. She will be working in collaboration with Esther Sternberg to start a new center for Place and Well-being.

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano, AIA LEED AP, of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, have a project in Architectural Record’s online article, “Featured Houses, September 2012: Volumes in the Landscape.”

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano’s Levin Residence is featured on the fall 2012 cover of LUXE interiors + design magazine, Arizona edition. They are also published in World Interior Design: Glamourous Living Space” by Phoenix Publishing. In addition, Ibarra Rosano’s first project, the Garcia Residence, made Architizer's list of Top 10 Desert Dwellings


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