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February 7, 2013

Associate Professor Eve Edelstein, joins CAPLA and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona as Deputy Director of Research. Dr. Edelstein is developing curricula for students and professionals in research-based design, and is currently teaching an interdisciplinary seminar on Neuro-Architecture, revealing how architecture, planning and landscape architecture influences the brain, body and biosphere.  Dr. Edelstein was an invited speaker at the Glass Mind Workshop in London UK where the international faculty discussed the application of neuro -architectural concepts and 3D virtual reality immersive CAVE techniques to explore how natural and architectural surfaces impact perception and actions by measuring neural and psychophysiological responses.  Dr. Edelstein is participating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Summit on Green Building & Human Health to promote recognition of the connection between sustainable building methods and human health in order to advance and development practices and policies for improved outcomes.

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein, Ellen McMahon, and Ander Monson, editors of the recently published book Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River will hold a signing and take part in "Bat Night and the Rillito River Project": A discussion with Creative Director of the Rillito River Project Ellen Skotheim, bat expert Yar Petryzyn, UA Professors Gregg Grafin (Institute for the Environment) and Beth Weinstein (School of Architecture) focusing on the art, design and science collaborations done for Bat Night 10.

Adjunct Lecturer Brian Andrews' new book Architecture Principia: Architectural Principles of Material Form has just been published by Pearson. The 600-page reference guide was co-authored with Gail Peter Borden of USC and "provides a comprehensive look at the foundational themes of architecture. Simultaneously fundamental and advanced, the text employs comparative precedents, case studies from across the history of architecture, consistent and clear graphic language, and a parallel visual and textual presentation of each architectural principle. Written by designers, for designers, the text is intended to serve as an analytical handbook of the concepts behind these diverse, formal principles as viewed through the history of architecture.”

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