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University of Arizona

April 5, 2013

Professor of Architecture and Environmental Science, Dr. Nader Chalfoun’s paper titled "A Method for Greening University Campus Buildings While Fostering Hands-on Inquiry-Based Students` Learning", has been accepted for presentation at the 6th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation (IMETI 2013), to be held in Orlando, USA, on July 9-12, 2013.  The project is part of a multi-year collaboration between the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the University of Arizona Facilities Management where students and faculty conduct level III energy audits on campus buildings.


Associate Professor 
Beth Weinstein will participate in the Performance Studies International #19 Conference, held at Stanford in June, with the following research/practice projects:  “Borrowed Space and Time”, a paper addressing borrowed temporal and spatial structures and concepts as the springboard for scenographic designs;  “Choreographing Space, Structuring Dance”, a presentation of drawings of choreographed architectures created for dance-based performances; and “Shuttling: Of  Matter, Journey, and Occasion”, a praxis presentation of ephemeral event spaces iteratively developed during a journey.

Linda C. Samuels, Sustainable City Project Director, and her three team members have been selected to attend the Sustainable Cities Design Academy sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation in Washington D.C. this summer. Their application, “Linking the Warehouse Arts District”, was one of eight chosen teams, each of which will receive assistance in further incorporating sustainable initiatives in their urban design problems. 


Dr. Samuels will also lecture on the role of the Sustainable City Project in Tucson’s emerging downtown eco renaissance on April 30th as part of
Arizona’s Landscape Architecture Month lecture series. Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, Daniel Morgan, will also discuss how issues of resilience are being explored in Samuels’ current interdisciplinary urban design studio. 

Samuels, Renewable Energy Network director Ardeth Barnhart, and City of Tucson’s Sustainability Director Leslie Ethen’s contribution “Test Case Tucson: Green Walk, Model Block, and Eco Square” has been accepted to the 2013 EcoCity World Summit in Nantes, France.

Assistant Professor Susannah Dickinson will present “Isomorphic City: A Customizable Future Scenario”, co-authored with B.Arch students David Gonzalez and Kyle Szostek at SIMAUD 2013, The Symposium for Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design, in San Diego, April 7-10. 

Dickinson has also published the article, “Balance in Control: The Case of an Urban Design Studio at the University of Arizona” in the March issue of the International Journal of Architectural Research.

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano, AIA LEED AP, of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, have had their 2011 lecture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador published. The book includes images and complete lecture transcripts from all the presenters. (other presenters include: Karen Rogers, Dan Hoffman, Marlon Blackwell, Brian Mackey-Lyons, David Hinson, Steve Badanes, and Daniel Wicke from Rural Studio). Ibarra Rosano Design Architects is a regional winner in the 2010-2012 Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Competition and will be attending an awards ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA in March, and the national conference in Madison, WI in May.

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