Drawings, images, and models from Kory Bieg and Clay Odom's Lumifoil, the winning work of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Emerging Architects Competition, will be exhibited at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, Miami Beach Urban Studios from June to September of 2016. The project is designed as an intervention into the rooftop event space of Bernard Tschumi's "Red Generator" building at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts. It was engineered by ARUP and is currently scheduled for installation in December 2016.
Kevin Alter's professional practice, alterstudio architecture, has been recognized recently with awards and in several publications. The studio received two AIA Austin: 2016 Design Awards, one for their South 3rd Street Residence, and the other for their Cuernavaca residence.
This summer, after fifteen years of dedicated service to The University of Texas at Austin, Dean Fritz Steiner will be leaving the School of Architecture to serve as dean of PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Elizabeth Danze, UTSOA professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, will serve as interim dean for the school effective July 1.
Gabriel Díaz Montemayor gave a lecture entitled, "Service Studios: Public Space and Academia," at the VII International Congress on Architecture and Design organized by the Marista University of Merida in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. Montemayor also presented a paper, "Hybrid Ecological and Sustainable Mobility Networks for Northern Mexico," at the 46th Urban Affairs Association Conference held in San Diego.
Allan Shearer, Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, authored "Abduction to Argument: A Framework of Design Thinking," for the current issue of Landscape Journal.
Professor Wilfried Wang guest-edited two consecutive issues of the Japanese architectural journal A+U, on the work of Sigurd Lewerentz. Wang also co-curated, with Adjunct Associate Professor Barbara Hoidn, the upcoming exhibition,DEMO:POLIS–The Right to Public Space, at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.