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Strong MDes presence at ACADIA

There will be a strong MDesS presence at the 2012 Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference in San Francisco on October 18-21.

Oct 2, 2012

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Maurice Cox new associate dean at Tulane

From urban design to community development to civic leadership to education, with a stop at the Loeb Fellowship, Maurice Cox (LF 2005) has taken an unusual path to his role as architectural educator. On July 1 he was named associate dean for community engagement and director of Tulane City Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more at the LOEBlog

Jul 23, 2012

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NPR Dazzled by Andy Cao’s Light

NPR's Susan Stamberg traveled to France and Washington, D.C., to experience Andy the installations by Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot at Beauvais and Dumbarton Oaks. Listen to her report on Morning Edition or read the transcript.

Jun 25, 2012

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Design Robotics Group featured in reports from Smartgeometry 2012

The Design Robotics Group has been prominently featured in the reports from Smartgeometry 2012 at RPI in Troy, New York. The group was selected to lead a cluster on Ceramics 2.0, an outgrowth of research in the course Material Processes and Systems: CeramicsLAB.  The theme of this year's conference was "Material Intensities -Simulation, Energy, Environment," and its first day was structured in clusters to promote collaborative work across multiple disciplines, rather than one-directional information. Ceramics 2.0 was one of the "material research" clusters, creating custom bricks with a robot.

May 18, 2012

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Zofnass and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure launch Envision framework

The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) have launched Envision, a framework for evaluating infrastructure projects. The system takes what ISI calls a holistic view, touching on quality of life, resource allocation, impacts on ecosystems and climate, and issues of risk and leadership. Project owners and design teams can use a self-assessment tool or can submit the project for third-party verification, which includes evaluation of the project during three phases: pre-construction, construction, and operations and maintenance. Future versions of the rating system will also incorporate additional tools for complex or multi-stage projects. 

May 3, 2012

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Mitchell Joachim (MAUD ’02) featured in Dwell Magazine, the Now 99 issue

Mitchell Joachim, founder of Terreform, was featured in the May issue of Dwell Magazine for the Now 99- Today's Design Landscape: Ideas, People, Products & Plans. An interview with Diana Budds explores Joachim's designs for biologically based architecture as the future of housing. The published interview follows.

Apr 19, 2012

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Cao | Perrot Studio’s Cloud Terrace opens at Dumbarton Oaks

Cloud Terrace, a new temporary installation by landscape artists Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot, recently opened at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Clouds sculpted from chicken wire dangle 10,000 loaned Swarovski crystals creating the effect of gathered raindrops over the property's Arbor Terrace. John Beardsley, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the GSD and Director of Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, says temporary installations “breathe new life into these landscapes,” which are “living works” no matter how historic. The commission developed from Cao's visit to the institute as a Loeb fellow in 2011.

Apr 9, 2012