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 April 5, 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF EVENT

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

 

Wednesday,April 6 // 6pm // Koubek
 

 

 March 8, 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF EVENT

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

 

Wednesday,March 9 // 6pm // Koubek
 

 

  Feb. 25 2016 | FACULTY SPEAKING

Eric Jenkins Lecture at University of Texas at Arlington

 

Eric Jenkins will be lecturing at the University of Texas at Arlington on Wednesday, March 2. He will talk about his research and teaching on the role of freehand drawing in architectural education.

 Feb. 25 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF event

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

 

Wednesday, February 24 // 6pm // Koubek
Julio Bermudez

 

 Feb. 25 2016 | STUDENT AWARDS

ASHRAE national Capital Chapter Travel Scholarship

 

Students Majd Hijazi, Emily Oldham, Begoña Blasco, Marie Sheehan, Nathalia DeVera, and Elizabeth Bezilla of CUA-ASHRAE received a travel scholarship of $900 from the ASHRAE National Capital Chapter (NCC) which wused to attend the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL January 2016.

 Feb. 25 2016 | STUDENT AWARDS

Recipients of the Rising Star Award

 

Students Begoña Blasco, Marie Sheehan, Ahmad Dhafar, Felipe Martins, Alexandra Barrera, and Alejandra Rossi of CUA-ASHRAE (Advisor: Hyojin Kim) received the Rising Star Award for their entry in the Integrated Sustainable Building Design competition at the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference, January 2016 (Photo: Begoña Blasco, Marie Sheehan).

Feb. 15 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF exhibit

WARRENTON COMPETITION EXHIBIT

 

Kalis Company sponsored this competition with Catholic University of America last Fall 2015. Professors Judith Meany, PhD, FAICP and Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP also supported and guided students with site analysis, pro forma, presentation and design.
The results and boards of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places can be seen at the main entrance of the School of Architecture and Planning.

 

 Feb. 10 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF EVent

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

 

Wednesday, February 10 // 6 pm// Koubek
Carlos Reimers, Miriam Gusevish & Jay Kabriel

 

 Jan. 27 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF EVENT

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

 

Wednesday, January 27 // Koubek
Dave Shove-Brown & David Tracz

 

Feb. 1 2016 | Annoucement of speakers

"ReFrontiering Architecture"

 

ReFrontiering Architecture
Spring 2016 Lecture Series

This springs series will be CUARCH Faculty Speakers

 

Wednesday, January 27 // Koubek
Dave Shove-Brown & David Tracz

Wednesday, February 10 // 6 pm// Koubek
Carlos Reimers, Miriam Gusevish & Jay Kabriel

Wednesday, February 24 // 6pm // Koubek
Julio Bermudez

Wednesday, March 9 // 6pm // Koubek
Randall Ott
 

Wednesday, April 6 // 6pm // Koubek
Mark McInturff

 

 Jan. 14, 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF WoRK

"SEA CONTAINERS AS HIGH PROFORMANCE HOUSING"

Travis Price Architects have created a movie to show how sea containers have been changed into housing units.  Please watch the video here. 

Jan. 10, 2016 | ANNOUCEMENT OF aWARD

"THE CROSSING"

"The Crossing", a Spirit of Place project taught by Travis Price, AIA, has been recognized by AIADC with a Merit Award in Architecture for 2015. To see the whole article from AIADC and more information on the project, click here

 Nov. 19, 2015 | ANNOUCEMENT OF PUBLICATION

"Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality"

 

Co-Editor:
Julio Bermudez, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor

This effort crowns a path Julio started back in April 2007 with co-founding the Forum for Architecture, Culture and Spirituality, a group that now has over 400 members from 36 countries.

Additional Co-Editors: Thomas Barrie and Phillip Tabb


"May this humble effort help to advance the understanding and practice of architecture. 

May we never forget that architecture schools are not just places for teaching but also environments for intelligent, courageous, and passionate questioning, arguing, envisioning, experimentation, and more, much more ... "  -
Julio Bermudez

 

 Nov. 11, 2015 | 6PM

Susan Jones

 

Founder and Principal, atellierjones

Light Leaps | Transcendent materiality in the Work of atelierjones

Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center, Catholic University

 

 Nov. 4, 2015 | 6PM

Michael J. Crosbie

 

Chair, Department of Architecture, University of Hartford; and Editor- in - Chief, Faith and Form

Questions About the Sacred and Sacred Architecture

Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center, Catholic University

 

 Oct. 31, 2015 | 

Kalis Architecture Design Competition

 

The Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning is pleased to announce the Kalis Architecture Design Charrette.  Mr, Nicholas Kalis has generously donated $2000 as Prize Awards for a Design Competition to “Rethink the Traditional Shopping Center “. Graduate Architect students in the School’s, M.ARCH with a Real Estate Development Concentration will work with Bill Bonstra, FAIA, Award winning DC Architect to shape ideas and conceptual designs. Redevelopment  ideas and  proposed Conceptual Designs will be presented to a Jury of Architects Practitioners and Real Estate Developers  in the Crough Architectural Center at Catholic University.

 

 Oct. 21, 2015 | 5:30 pm

Marcou Lecture featuring Rev. Michael J. Kelley

 

Pastor, St. Martin's Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.

Bloomingdale and the Church: Implications of Gentriffication, Aging-in-place, and Race in a District of Columbia Neighborhood, and the Nation-at-large

Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center, Catholic University

 

 Sept 30, 2015 | 6 pm

Joan M. Soranno

 

Vice Preident/ Design Principal, HGA Architects

Here and the Hereafter

Koubek Auditorium, Crough Center Catholic University 

 

 Sept. 28, 2015 | 6 pm

Shipping Containers: The Best thing Since Brick?

 

Travis Price and his ideas on shipping containers are displayed in an article byThe Washington Post on Sept. 24.   

To see the whole article, please click here

 

 Sept. 16, 2015 | 6 pm

Thomas Barrie Guest Lecture

 

Professor, North Caroline State University

Sacred Architecture Reconsidered

Koubek Auditorium, Edward M. Crough Center for Architecture Studies, The Catholic University of America

 

May 26, 2015

"In Rememberance of Terrence Williams"

It is with sorrow that we announce that Terrance Reynolds Williams -Terry, former professor of the School of Architecture and Planning at CUA passed away May 16th, 2015 in NY, NY. Professor Williams taught at CUA from 1998 to 2014 during which time he directed the Urban Design concentration, taught undergraduate and graduate design studios and led student tours to throughout Cuba, Panama and the United States. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and won numerous awards for his design work. He retired from CUA in 2014. Letters of condolence can be sent to his daughter Maggie Williams at 182 St. Marks Avenue, #4, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or maggiew100@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions are welcomed in Prof. William's name to either the National Domestic Workers Alliance. These organizations work to improve elder care for both those receiving and giving the care. More about Terry on the School's faculty page.

Terrance's obituary appears in The New York Times on May 27, 2015 and can be seen here.

 

April 17, 2015

"Arts Club of Washington Scholarship Competition Winners"

Urban Practice Concentration students Matthew Foley and Thomas Soldiviero (winner) and Justin Fosbenner (second runner-up) won the Arts Club of Washington scholarship competition! They will receive their prizes at a 8 May dinner at the club. A portion of Tom and Matt's project is currently posted in the Miller Exhibition Hall.

For nearly a century the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Gatherings for members, exhibits and performances for the public, and a range of private events are held in the club’s historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.

 

 

April 17, 2015

Prem Chandavarkar Lecture "The Architecture of Practice"

 

Although practice is the primary means by which architecture is achieved, it is a poorly conceptualized term, with two notions tending to dominate anecdotal discussions on the subject. When we talk about who produces great architecture we tend to name specific individuals, and this gives rise to the first notion of practice as “the creative personality”. And the second notion is when we see it as “the business organization”.

Neither has served the profession adequately. The “business organization” model prioritizes management more than it prioritizes architecture. And while it is undoubtedly true that the “creative personality” model has created some absolutely wonderful architecture, it has catalysed a culture of heroes and imitators, rather than a deep and widespread reflective culture.

The lecture will explore a third possible model: the “practice as a place”. Over the last seven to eight years our firm has been exploring this model of a place that shelters a specific structure of reflection. This model is ‘discourse-centric’ rather than ‘personality-centric’, and requires that we shift our attention from the practice of architecture to the architecture of practice. The presentation will explore the philosophy behind such a model, and will present the components of the model along with some case studies of projects.

Prem Chandavarkar

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 12:00pm

 

April 8, 2015

"Transending Architecture"

ConTexts: CUArch Faculty Authors

2015 Spring Lecture Series

Julio Bermudez spoke on his newly published book "Transcending Architecture"

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

For More Information, click here>

April 1, 2015

Japanese Landscape: an Aspect of Healing and Meditation

Mira "Mimi" Locher, Chair of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, and author of 3-books on Japanese Architecture and Gardens is speaking in Washington at a series of venues.

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 12:00pm

 

March 18, 2015

"Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder"

Adnan Morshed introduces his new book, Impossible Heights, at the Catholic University of America.

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

For more info on the book click here>

The visit the blog here>

"A rich exploration of the influence of skyscrapers, airplanes, and aerial vision on interwar American visual culture -- Demonstrating how aerial movement and height intersect with popular “superman” discourses of the time, Adnan Morshed reveals the relationship between architecture, art, science, and interwar pop culture. Featuring a marvelous array of never before published illustrations, this richly textured study of utopian imaginings illustrates America’s propulsion into a new cultural consciousness."

"Impossible Heights is an original account of the American fascination with the skyscraper and the airplane and the enthusiasm for the new perspective on high from which people surveyed the city and landscape. Adnan Morshed examines the intersections between intellectual biography, visuality, and cultural history and brings together the ‘art of architecture’ with mass culture and spectatorship. In doing so, he illuminates ‘the aesthetics of ascension’ as a widely shared cultural phenomenon that characterized the interwar period."

Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York
 

 

March 18, 2015

CUAIAS 2015 Architecture Career Fair

CUAIAS hosted its annual Career Fair Wednesday, March 18 from 1-4 PM in Miller.

Location: Miller Exhibition Space
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

 


March 06, 2015

"Carpe Diem 2015 Info Session"

Come to the info session to learn more about about the summer architecture program in Lisbon, Portugal.

Location: Locraft Room
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 1:30pm

March 06, 2015

"CUArch Jerusalem 2015 Info Session"

Come to the info session to learn more about about the summer architecture program in Jerusalem.

Location: Locraft
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 1:30pm

March 05, 2015

"AIANOVA Women in Architecture Lecture Series "

Celebrating our third consecutive year, the Women in Architecture Series is a three-part lecture series designed to engage, empower and encourage women in the architectural profession. This year's theme, Architects Saving the World, explores how architects can save the world both locally and globally.

Location: SmithGroupe JJR
1700 New York Ave. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20006

February 2015

Faculty Julio Bermudez's New Book

Faculty Julio Bermudez's new book Transending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space is now available.

Transcending Architecture considers the mysterious, profound, and real power of designed environments to address the spiritual dimension of our humanity. By incorporating perspectives from within and without architecture, the book offers a wide, critical, and nuanced understanding of the lived relationship between the built and the numinous worlds.

For more imformation click here

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

"The Tangential and Iterative Nature of Research"

ConTexts: CUArch Faculty Authors

Hollee H. Becker

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

 

FEBRUARY 21, 2015

Climbing to the Top of Stack: Part II Resume and Portfolio "Speed Dating" Reviews


In a continuing effort to help students and young architects with their career paths, the AIA-DC's Emerging Architects committee has organized a Portfolio and Resumé Workshop "Speed Dating" session. This will be a series of one-on-one critiques of résumés and portfolio by local practitioners. Participants can bring a resume or portfolio in any state of completion or none at all to the event: Bring what you have or just attend to see what others are doing.

Location: District Architectural Center
421 7th Street NW

Green Line: Archives/Navy Memorial
Red Line: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Time: 12:30-3:00pm

Registration for both sessions is limited to 40 people.

To register click here>

Fee:

$5 Students

$10 Associate AIA Members

 

 FEBRUARY 11, 2015

The Archaeology of Tomorrow and it's Sequel, The Mythic Modern

ConTexts: CUArch Faculty Authors

 

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

 

January 7 - FEBRUARY 7, 2015

Buildings of Memories/Houses of Death Exhibition

 

Buildings of Memories / Houses of Death
The work of the Comprehensive Building Design Studio CUA School of Architecture and Planning

Exhibition at the District Architecture Center at 421 7th Street NW Washington DC
January 7 – February 7, 2015

Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00 – 7:30pm

For More Information, click here>

 

February 04, 2015

Between Memories and Making: Liminal Space and Moments

 

Please come join us for an evocative discussion on the current CUArch/CBDS exhibition* at the DAC in the Sigal Gallery: Aedificium Memoriarum + Aedes Mortis: Buildings of Memories / Houses of Death.

 

Four CUArch teams will describe how each of their projects focuses on the emotional and spiritual dimensions of architecture expressed through color, light, materiality, and texture.

 

Invited award-winning scholars and architects, Tom Barrie, AIA; Julio Bermudez, PhD; and Mark McInturff FAIA will respond to the issues raised by the design proposals. Moderated by Julie Ju-Youn Kim AIA, the panelists and students will engage in a rich discussion of the challenges to extract the poetic and the spiritual, to celebrate the figurative and literal weight of the gravestones, to fulfill the functional and educational requirements of the conservation labs, and to amplify liminal moments as powerful spatial opportunities. 

 

This will be a terrific conversation celebrating the work from the Comprehensive Building Design Studio/Spring 2014. 

 

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Students & Assoc. AIA members: $10
AIA|DC and DAC members: $15
Non-members: $35
Registration required.

For More Information, click here>

 

January 28, 2015

Eric Jenkins "Drawn to Writing"

Just a reminder that tonight is the first lecture of the Spring 2015 Lecture Series:

ConTexts: Faculty Authors

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

 

January 16-17, 2015

Public Interest Design Training Program

This two-day course will provide design and planning professionals with in-depth study on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities. Training in public interest design is a way of enhancing an existing design practice and learning skills to become pro-actively engaged in community-based design.

The curriculum is formed around the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) metric, a set of standards that outline the process and principles of this growing approach to design. This process provides a step-by-step aid for those who want to undertake public interest design. Certification in the SEED process will be given.

Organized by: AIA|DC Advocacy Committee, Design Corps, SEED Network, Architecture for Humanity-DC, and The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning

Location: District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Super Early Bird Price ends 11/24/2014:
AIA/AfH Members: $175
Non-Members: $225

Credits: 11.5 HSWILUs

For more information and to register for this event, please click here>

JANUARY 15, 2015

Dr. Chuck Hosotvsky Speaks on Gentrification at World Bank Conference

On January 15, 2015 Chuck Hosotvsky, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, gave a paper at the World Bank's Transforming Transportation Conference. Over 500 delegates from around the world attended the conference whose keynote speaker was Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico, and current Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Chuck's paper, "Transit Oriented Development Without Gentrification: Towards Smart Cities That Promote Social Justice, stimulated a lot of moderated discussion among the delegates as his session.

For more information please click here>

January 15, 2014

The Rise of Public Interest Architecture

Bryan Bell founded Design Corps in 1991 "to provide the benefits of design for the 98% without architects.” Bell’s current work includes Public Interest Design and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED). This work was supported by the FAIA Latrobe Prize and through a Harvard Loeb Fellowship. Bell has published two books in the field, organizes the Public Interest Design Institute and the Structures for Inclusion conference series. He was awarded a National AIA Award and was a National Design Award Finalist. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian National Design Museum.

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

JANUARY 15, 2015

Catholic University Students Win Recognition in International Design Competition

Looking Forward: Re?Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, was a conceptual architectural design competition hosted by the historic Athenaeum of Philadelphia to celebrate their bicentennial. Hypothetically, the existing 1847 National Historical Landmark had been dismantled, moved and restored elsewhere to make room for a new future building. The competition challenge was to envision a future Athenaeum for the year 2050.

Emily Curato received 3rd place and Meghan Ross received an Honorable Mention. Overall, forty-one CUA students participated in the competition as part of their 3rd year studio work and their projects were included in the final exhibit. Rachel Dewane was the studio critic for both Emily and Meghan; Tanya Ohnstad, David Shove-Brown, George Dove and Miriam Gusevich taught the other sections.

For more information please click here>

January 28 - April 8, 2015

Spring Lecture Series

 

Spring Lecture Series
The Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning's spring lecture series will feature five of its faculty members who've published books in the past year. An intention of the series is, among others, to discuss the role of research and writing in architecural practice and education.

Schedule
January 28: Eric J. Jenkins "Drawn to Writing"
February 11: Travis R. Price "The Archaeology of Tomorrow and it's Sequel, The Mythic Modern"
February 25: Hollee Becker "The Tangential and Iterative Nature of Research"
March 18: Adnan Morshed "Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder"
April 8: Julio Bermudez "Transcending Architecture"

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Crough Center for Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

 

January 2015

Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Professor Adnan Morshed's book, Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder, is out from the University of Minnesota Press!

A rich exploration of the influence of skyscrapers, airplanes, and aerial vision on interwar American visual culture.
Demonstrating how aerial movement and height intersect with popular “superman” discourses of the time, Adnan Morshed reveals the relationship between architecture, art, science, and interwar pop culture. Featuring a marvelous array of never before published illustrations, this richly textured study of utopian imaginings illustrates America’s propulsion into a new cultural consciousness.

Impossible Heights is an original account of the American fascination with the skyscraper and the airplane and the enthusiasm for the new perspective on high from which people surveyed the city and landscape. Adnan Morshed examines the intersections between intellectual biography, visuality, and cultural history and brings together the ‘art of architecture’ with mass culture and spectatorship. In doing so, he illuminates ‘the aesthetics of ascension’ as a widely shared cultural phenomenon that characterized the interwar period. — Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York

For more imformation click here

 

December 9, 2014

Tertulia with Eliana Bormida

LA.IDEA AIA|DC and CUA's School of Architecture and Planning invite you to a Tertulia night with Argentinean architect Eliana Bórmida.

Bórmida is an international, award winning architect operating from Mendoza, Argentina. Her portfolio contains remarkable projects related to nature, wine, lodging, agro-industrial architecture and more. This work has been covered in the international press (including the New York Times and the Financial Times) and published in architecture journals, magazines and books such as SUMMA+, WALLPAPER, Revista D&D, and Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.

Location: District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW, Washington
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost:
AIA Members - $10
Non-AIA Members - $15

For more information and to register for this event, please click here>

IMPORTANT: The event will be in Spanish

December 2014

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990

Professor Adnan Morshed writes a review of the National Building Museum exhibition, Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990.

For more information please click here>

December 2014

Building Empowerment: Female Grameen Entrepreneurs in Rural Bangladesh

Professor Adnan Morshed's article, "Building Empowerment: Female Grameen Entrepreneurs in Rural Bangladesh," has been published in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Dec. 2014).

For more information please click here>

November 16, 2014

The Art of City Sketching Lecture

Professor Micheal Abrams book, The Art of Sketching, has made it to the 2014 Architecture Bestsellers top 10 for Routledge press.

Join Micheal Sunday, November 16th for a FREE lecture about the book and the importance of sketching in architecture and design schools.

Location: National Building Museum, Room 222
401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Time: 12:00pm

For more information, click here>

November 12, 2014

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

Join architect David Ross Scheer for a guest lecture.

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

*Book signing will follow

To view dates, time, and locations of the lecture series, please click here>

October 29, 2014

Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Patricia Andrasik has been selected to receive the CUA 2014 Award for Advancement of Teaching. Please join President Garvey and Rev. Mark Morozowich in congratulating Patricia and the other recipients of the 2014 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence at a reception in their honor.


Location: Great Room B
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center
The Catholic University of America

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 25, 2014

Beaux Arts Ball 2014


Location: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

October 22, 2014

EVENT CANCELLED Boston's Contemporary Architectural and Planning History: Governing a Major American City in the Midst of Dynamic Change

Join Thomas M. Menino, the Former Mayor of Boston, for the 2014 Marcou Lecture.

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 5:30pm

Regrettably Thomas M. Menino, former long-term Mayor of Boston, has been taken ill suddenly, so this week's Marcou Lecture has been cancelled.  We join countless others in wishing him a full and speedy recovery.  When it's possible to reschedule the Mayor's talk some time in the future, all will be informed.

To view dates, time, and locations of the lecture series, please click here>

October 18, 2014

"The Mosques of Djerba" Exhibition and Lecture

Former Dean of Architecture, Stanley Ira Hallet will be giving a lecture entitled, "The Architecture of Mosques in Djerba & the Berber Habitat in Southern Tunisia," along side an exhibit of the Djerba Mosques. Native American work done at Catholic Univeristy with the school in Tunis will also be exhibited.

Location: Université Tunis Carthage
Avenue Fattouma Bourguiba
Tunis 2036, Tunisia

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

For more information on this event, click here>

 

October 15, 2014

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Screening of a Documentary Film by Leah Mahan

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

*This lecture is co-sponsored by the Planning and the Black Community Division of APA, the DC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, and the U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice.

To view dates, time, and locations of the lecture series, please click here>

Please RSVP for this event here>

October 13, 2014

2013 Summer Institute for Architecture Journal

I am pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Institute for Architecture journal has been published.

The journal features the design work from the NADAA Design studio, let by Nader Tehrani and Julian Palacio; sketches and photographs of the traveling workshop in Turkey, led by Eric Jenkins; Harvest Home; and Experiences in Architecture, led by David Shove-Brown. In addition, the journal includes the lectures from our summer speaker series: Nader Tehrani (NADAAA); Andrea Leers (Leers Weinzapfel Associates); Lyn Rice (Rice+Lipka); Mark Sexton (Krueck + Sexton); and Rhett Russo (NJIT).

You can see the publication here: http://issuu.com/cuarch/docs/absence

 

October 8, 2014

CUA's First ASHRAE Student Branch Meeting

CUA hosted its first ASHREA Student Branch meeting. Many students attended the meeting given by the National Capital Chapter on what the organization is about and the benefits of joining.

Keep an eye out for furture meetings of the ASHREA Student Branch!

 

October 7, 2014

Place, Wine & Architecture. The Work of Bormida & Yanzon Archtitects

Join the 2014 Walton Critic and Principal of Bormida & Yanzon Arquitectos, Eliana Bormida, for a lecture and discussion of her firm's work.

Location: Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Time: 7:00pm

Lecture followed by wine tasting. RSVP required. Please contact Julio Bermudez at 202.319.5755 or bermudez@cua.edu

*This lecture is co-sponsored by The Embassy of Argentina and AIA|DC

To view dates, time, and locations of the lecture series, please click here>

 

October 3, 2014

MCRP Program Ranked One of the Top Small Programs by Planetizen

The Master of City and Regional Planning program appears as a Top Planning School in the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Planning Programs, 4th Edition. The Catholic University of America was listed as one of the 15 top small programs in the country. Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, editorials, book reviews, announcements, jobs, education, and more.

For more information, click here>

 

September 26, 2014

Kathleen Lane Quoted in Washington Post Magazine

Kathleen Lane, visiting architecture lecturer, was quoted in a Washington Post Magazine story on the D.C. neighborhood of Swampoodle.

To read the article, click here>

September 25, 2014

"Harvest Home"Receives a Presidential Citation

Harvest Home, the Solar Decathlon project by Team Capital DC, has received an AIA DC Presidential Citation in Sustainable Design. There will be an award ceremony held December 16, 2014

For a complete list of award winners, click here>

September 25, 2014

Hazel Edwards + Charles Hostovsky Speak at the Washingting DC Ecodistricts Summit

Prof. Edwards and Prof. Hostovsky presented their research on "Revitiatization Without Gentrification in Washington DC". Also on their panel was Reyna Alorro from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development and Kerry L. Smyser from the District of Columbia Housing Authority. The EcoDistricts Summit is dedicated to the global movement to promote sustainable neighborhood development.

Each year the EcoDistricts Summit convenes leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, architects and community leaders – people with decision-making power – to share best practices and shape the growing EcoDistricts marketplace. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other well known urbanists gave keynote addresses to the several hundred attendees.
 

For more information, click here>

September 24, 2014

Architecture and Nature

2014 Walton Critic, Eliana Bormida is holding a lecture entitled Architecture and Nature

Location: Koubek Auditorium
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

Time: 6:00pm

To view dates, time, and locations of the lecture series, please click here>

September 23, 2014

What a Park’s Design Does to Your Brain

A study being conducted by Julio Bermudez, associate professor of architecture, on studying brain waves to see how landscape designs effect a person, was written about at NextCity.com

To read the article, click here>

September 15, 2014

LEED EB:O+M Certification Plaque Ceremony

As a result of the efforts of students, staff, and faculty involved in the LEEDlab course, the Edward M. Crough Center has received LEED EB:O+M Certification. The Chief Operations Officer of USGBC formally presented the LEED Plaque to President Garvey.

To learn more about the LEEDlab course, click here>

Location: Miller Space
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies
The Catholic University of America

September 12-15, 2014

Interschool Design Competition at the National Building Museum

CUArch will be participating in an Interschool Student Design Competition at the National Building Museum. Teams of students from the Washington DC's six collegiate architecture programs participate in a day-long design competition held in the Museum’s Great Hall. The participating students will be Marisa Colligan, Kristen Weller, Marisa Aschettino, Martin Paddack, Tom Soldiviero, Chris Urban, Madeline Kil, and Emily Pierson.

The program is a collaboration of the Museum, local universities, and the leadership of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Schools Connections Committee, and are offered as part of AIA|DC’s Architecture Week.

Location: National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information about this event, please click here>

September 10, 2014

Film Screening: Tale of the Tongs


Location: District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

More Info: click here>

Please click here to view the trailer

August 26, 2014

3 Ways To Redesign Border Crossings

An Aug. 26 article of the Fast Company website detailed an entry by CUA architecture students in a contest by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture to redesign border crossings.

To read the full article, click here>

The project won third place in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Steel Competition. For more information on the project, click here>

AUGUST 26, 2014

CUA Students Win Third Place in Steel Competition

CUArch Students, Jorge Cornet, Adam Schroth and Thomas Soldiviero recieved Third Place in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Steel Competition for their project entitled, "Threshold Amplified: A Border Narrative Bound by Place + Time"

For more information, click here>

AUGUST 22, 2014

Two CUA Alumni Designed a DC Memorial

Two Catholic alumni designed the Chuck Brown Memorial, set to open August 22nd. They also designed the updated Howard Theatre.

Our Principal, Architect Michael Marshall (class of 1980) is a native Washingtonian who lived in the neighborhood and played in the park growing up, and designed the new memorial park to commemorate and celebrate The Godfather of Go-go, Chuck Brown.

Architect Paola Moya got her bachelors ('07) and masters ('10) at Catholic and that's how she met Michael Marshall.

They partnered to form Marshall Moya Design

For more information on the Chuck Brown Memorial and to read the full press release, click here>

AUGUST 4, 2014

Edward M. Crough Center Becomes USGBC's First Certified LEEDLab Project

The Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies received a LEED EBOM Certification through the valiant efforts of the LEEDLab Class.

The Crough Center is the USGBC's first certified LEEDLab Project, which is an entirely curriculum-based implementation. CUA has the first School of Architecture in history to be LEED EBOM Certified.

For more information about LEEDLab and the Crough Certification click here>

 

June 16- july 3, 2014

Experiences in Architecture: Pre-college Summer Workshop

The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.??The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you with campus life at the university level. Students who have participated in EIA’s summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.


Location: CUA, Crough Center for Architectural Studies

More: http://architecture.cua.edu/summerprograms/experiences.cfm

June 17, 2014

Summer 2014 Speaker Series: Ung-Joo Scott Lee


Location: Gensler's Washington Conference Space
2020 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Time: 5:30 PM

More: http://architecture.cua.edu/other-programs/summer-institute-for-architecture-2014-summer-speaker-series.cfm

JULY 16, 2014

2014 Faith & Form/IFRAA Award

The Spirit of Place 2013 Project, "Tale of the Tongs", has won a 2014 Award in the category of Student Work from Faith & Form magazine and The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA).

Winning entries will be published in the Winter 2014 Awards Issue of Faith & Form magazine.  An exhibition of award-winning projects will be displayed at the 2015 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects in Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2015, and the Awards Presentation will be made at that time.

JUNE 26-28, 2014

MSSD Alumni recognition at the 2014 AIA Conference

A recent graduate of the Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science in Sustainable Design program at CUArch, Amanda Stacey was chosen to represent Autodesk at the 2014 AIA Conference in Chicago, IL. Learn more about Amanda's expericences, the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Program, and the 2014 AIA Conference here>

 

June 11, 2014

2014 Summer Speaker Series: Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development, which currently has the office working in over 15 different countries. In addition to these duties, Kai-Uwe is also head of communications. Registered as an architect in the USA and the UK, Kai-Uwe was project manager on Central Asia’s first Carbon Neutral Master Plan — Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. He also complements his professional work through teaching assignments at IE University in Madrid and at the New School of Architecture in San Diego. Kai-Uwe sits on numerous international juries and lectures on the works of BIG worldwide.

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is a New York- and Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research, and development. BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In our architectural production we demonstrate a high sensitivity to the particular demands of site context and program. BIG’s recently completed projects include the Danish Maritime Museum (2013), the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo (2010), and The 8 House (2010) being recently distinguished with a National AIA Honor Award. Projects being designed in North America, include the New York City-based 600 unit West 57th Tower designed for Durst Fetner Residential, which broke ground in the spring of 2012, and the forthcoming Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah.www.big.dk

 

This lecture is free and open to the public.


Location: District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Time: 5:30pm

To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Laura Headrick, lheadrick@aiadc.com, 202.347.9403.

May 29, 2014

Tall DC: New Monumentalism

Working within CUA’s Emerging Technologies and Media graduate concentration, students analyzed two of Washington’s most recognizable structures, the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, and questioned the definition of “monument” in the contemporary context of global commercial markets, residential migration, and iconic skylines.

Three distinct proposals for a mixed-use ‘skyscraper’ were created for the Department of Commerce site located near the National Mall. Using radically different design strategies, each concept offers a creative and controversial idea for building a TALL DC.


Location: District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Time: 6:00pm

More Info:
TALL DC: New Monumentalism | DAC>
Exhibition - Tall DC: New Monumentalism | ArchDaily>

Press:
‘Tall DC’ Project Envisions a DC With Skyscrapers>
New Monumentalism>

May 17, 2014

Class of 2014 Commencement

May 2, 2014

Film + Architecture Presentation

Come join us for the presentation of students short movies


Location: CUA, Crough Center for Architectural Studies - Room 200

APRIL 23, 2014

Eric Jenkins Receives 2014 Research and Scholarship Award

Associate Professor Eric Jenkins receives the "Scholary Achievement in the Creative Arts" award at CUA's 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards.

More: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2014/research-awards.cfm

April 23, 2014

Prospective Graduate Students Open House

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: CUA, Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Miller Exhibition Space
More info: RSVP https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wRmf7atxRpYIEusBiYuPa5wNEdmCNFc3R_lPHcvfsUg/viewform

APRIL 23, 2014

"The Serenbe Community"

"The Serenbe Community", a sustainable community located at the South of the city of Atlanta and designed by Dr. Phillip Tabb as a successful living proof of the utilization of sustainability and sacred geometry principles in planning and architectural placemaking and design. Dr. Phillip Tabb is a Professor at Texas A&M University, holder of the Liz and Nelson Mitchell Professorship in Residential Design, founding faculty fellow of the Sustainable Urbanism Certificate Program and that institution, and a board member of the Forum on Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality.

Location: This lecture will be held at 6:00pm in the Koubek Auditorium at the Crough Center for Architectural Studies, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington DC 20064.

 

APRIL 22, 2014

The Greening of Architecture

Lecture by Dr. Phillip Tabb on his recent book "The Greening of Architecture." This our central event on "Earth Day" and includes a book signing and a reception with our d'oeuvres after the presentation. Registration is required.

Visit http://aiadc.com/calendar/event/architecture-week-reception-book-signing-greening-architecture-prof-phillip-tabb for registration.

The Greening of Architecture is a thorough review of the evolution of sustainable architecture from the initial environmental awakenings of the 1960s to the global landscape of today's green architecture.

Location: The lecture is co-sponsored by CUArch and the District Architectural Center and is also part of the AIA Architecture Week events. There is no cost for this event but attendants need to be registered for the AIA/DC Architecture Week 2014, which gives you access to many other events between April 21 and May 1, 2014 (the AIA/DC registration fee is $10). The DAC is located at 421 7th St. NW, Washington DC 20004.

 

March 27, 2014

Milton Shinberg Featured at D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Faculty Associate Milton Shinberg is featured as a panelist at the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous discussing creating spaces that challenge perceptions.

More: http://www.cpnas.org/events/032714.html

March 26, 2014

Julie Ju-Youn Kim Lectures at UMD’s Kibel Gallery

Associate Professor Julie Ju-Youn Kim gives a lecture at the "Unwrapping the Hanbok + Villa of Weils: Rendering the Body Present" exhibit, hosted at UMD's Kibel Gallery.


More info: http://www.arch.umd.edu/mapp/exhibition/unwrapping-hanbok-villa-veils-rendering-body-present

March 25, 2014

Harvest Home Presented at Baltimore COTE Committee Meeting

CUArch students present Harvest Home, our 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, with other members of Team Capitol dc for the AIA Baltimore COTE Committee meeting.

March 23, 2014

Brad Guy Named 2014 Modular Building

Assistant Professor Brad Guy is named the 2014 Modular Building Fellow by the Modular Building Institute. 

March 22, 2014

Cuarch Students Partake In Gallery Chat

CUArch students John Allen Jorge Cornet, Amirali Edabi, and Eric Hofmann partake in a "Gallery Chat" regarding their work in the "Professing Architecture" exhibit, hosted by AIA DC.

Location: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW
More info: http://aiadc.com/calendar/event/gallery-chat-professing-architecture-exhibitors

March 20, 2014

Travis Price Featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Faculty associate Travis Price is featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.  Hear the full radio cast here.

More info: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio-player?nid=25049

March 12, 2014

Carlos Reimers Lectures at "Transforming Cityscapes" Exhibition

Assistant Professor Carlos Reimers gives a lecture at the "Transforming Cityscapes" exhibition, which features winning entries of the 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Bienniel. 


More info:  http://museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2010s/2014-iaub.html

March 6, 2014

Ryan Mckibbin's Furniture Featured at Fab Lab DC

Fabrication Lab Director and CUArch lecturer Ryan McKibbin's furniture is featured at Fab Lab DC.


More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ryan-mckibbin-recent-work-tickets-10712761157

March 3, 2014

CUArch Professors recognized by Architectural Research Centers Consortium

Associate Professor Julio Bermudez and Assistant Professors Hollee Becker and Brad Guy are recognized by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium's Spring 2014 newsletter for their books that will be published this coming year.


More info: http://arccweb.org/newsletter/

March 3, 2014

CUArch Professors recognized by Architectural Research Centers Consortium

Associate Professor Julio Bermudez and Assistant Professors Hollee Becker and Brad Guy are recognized by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium's Spring 2014 newsletter for their books that will be published this coming year.


More info: http://arccweb.org/newsletter/

March 3, 2014

Travis Price Interviewed for Huffington Post

Faculty associate Travis Price is interviewed for the Huffington Post article "The Problem of Architecture Today (And The Solution)".


More info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-gray/the-problem-with-architec_b_4869707.html

March 1, 2014

Lavinia Fici Pasquina Featured in Bethesda Magazine

Associate Professor Lavinia Fici Pasquina is featured in a Bethesda Magazine article, "Reimagining the Rambler," about her and her husband's renovation of their ranch home.


More info: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Magazine/March-April-2014/Paul-and-Lavinia-Fici-Pasquina-ranch-house/

February 19 – March 25, 2014

"Professing Architecture: Connecting Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality" Exhibit

“Professing Architecture: Connecting Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality” features eight speculative projects by graduate and undergraduate students of the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning’s Sacred Space and Cultural Studies (SSCS) Studio.

The studio, instructed by Associate Professor Julio Bermudez, Ph.D., Dean Randall Ott, AIA and 2013 Walton Critic Visiting Scholar Claudio Silvestrin, explored advanced ideas of architectural design within the SSCS concentration using three projects as pedagogical vehicles to study the spiritual, cultural, and embodied dimensions of architecture: a National Immigration Museum on the Mall, a Homeless Shelter in Chinatown, and a Nursery/Kindergarten in Downtown.

Cost: Free
Location: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW
More info: http://aiadc.com/calendar/event/exhibition-opening-professing-architecture-questioning-designing-experiencing