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April 28, 2015

Diane Ghirardo presented a paper on Idea and Authorship at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in Berlin in March 2015; in April, she presented a paper at Yale University titled "Modernity in Renaissance Architecture and Ours. Her article, "The Blue of Aldo Rossi's Sky," appeared in AAFiles 70 (May 2015).

Rob Ley was recently awarded a commission to design a permanent outdoor pavilion for the Portland, Oregon City Zoo.

Jose Sanchez is finalising the 'Blindspot Initiative' Book, an edited volume looking at designers that challenge the competition model for architectural design by exploring the blurry boundaries of the design field. He is also finishing his video game Block'hood, an interactive city builder simulation that attempts to develop ideas of systemic thinking and ecological urbanism engaging a large audience

Prof. James Steele was named an ACSA Distinguished Professor.

The Courtyard at La Brea, a 32 unit affordable housing project for persons with Special Needs, designed by Professor John V Mutlow FAIA and Adjunct Professor Patrick Tighe, FAIA, received the 'Best of Year-Apartment Building' Design Award form  INTERIOR DESIGN Design Magazine  and was published in their January 2015 issue. This project is also on the cover and featured in the current issue of DETAIL, an architectural magazine from South Korea. This affordable housing project was initially featured in September 2014 issue of ARCHITECT magazine.

Lisa Little was a recent lecturer in the Spring 2015 Lecture Series for the Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture Department. 

Scott Uriu with partner Herwig Baymgartner will have a large sculptural installation on exhibit at the  Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Barnsdall Park, from May 17 through June 28, 2015, with an opening reception on May 17, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   The sculpture is a progression of their study of architectural space constructed of thin shell plastic with an emphasis on the examination of apertures interacting with video projections.

Karen M. Kensek and Douglas Noble were invited speakers at the “Collaborative Creativity Symposium” organized by Murali Paranandi at Miami University. 

Ken Breisch has published the article, “Rediscovering the Fachwerk House in America: Preservation, the Bechers and Modernism,” in Die Nobilitierte Hauslandschaft: Zur Architektur der von Bernd und Hilla Becherf fotografierten Fachwerkhäuser des Siegener Industriegebiets, ed. Karl Kiem. Dresden: Eckhardt Richter & Co. OHG, 2015, pp. 75-88.




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