Entries by Amanda Gann

2019 Hip Hop Architecture Camps

(via HipHopArchitecture.com) The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a one-week intensive experience, designed to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative placemaking and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the “4C’s” which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban […]

African Problems Deserve African Solutions

The launch of the Ubuntu Design Group an innovative design team committed to building dignified communities The Ubuntu Design Group is a team of young social entrepreneurs determined to change the face of local architecture in South Africa & across the continent. Inspired by the spirit of Ubuntu, the idea that I am because you […]

2019 Career Days in Architecture

2019 Career Days in Architecture Interested in learning more about studying architecture? These free events are open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in architecture and design. Visit one in your area. If you city is not listed below, check out your local American Institute […]

Why Architecture is Important

By Zach Mortice If you ever wondered why architecture is important—look up and around. You are likely surrounded by it right now. Architecture’s grasp—that is, buildings and the designed environment—ends only in extreme conditions (the bottom of the ocean, the atmosphere, and a few dwindling spots on terrestrial earth.) Unique among creative and artistic professions, […]

Design:ED Podcast

The path to becoming an architect can seem daunting and unclear for young architects trying to navigate their careers. So many variables make it seem as if your decisions now will dictate your entire future within the field. Which school should I attend? Should I pursue my architectural license? How do I go about starting […]

RPI Turns Packaging into Protective Shelters

(via A|N) Second Lives | After Bottles is an experimental prototype shelter designed by students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that turns packaging into structurally-sound shelters. First assembled for NYC x Design Week 2018, this project took engineered plastic bottles which had an interlocking design to build a pavilion. “Throughout the design studio, RPI students, educators, and […]

U. Buffalo Designs 'Ritual Space' Installation

(via University of Buffalo News) The project, called Ritual Space, is the culmination of the yearlong freshman design-build studio in the School of Architecture and Planning. Members of the university community and the public can check out the installation during an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. May 7 at Artpark. Visitors should enter Artpark via […]

Scholarships and Career Resources for Students of Color

(via Curbed) In reporting last year on the state of race and architecture, we attempted to focus on rooting out ways to help foster a more inclusive, diverse, and creative profession. Consider this resource list a tool to find and create such opportunities, and to make connections that benefit both aspiring architects and working professionals. The […]

UC Berkeley Summer Programs

UC Berkeley’s top-ranked College of Environmental Design is offering a suite of dynamic summer programs incorporating architecture in all its forms, designed for participants of all ages and backgrounds. Summer [IN]STITUTE: [IN]ARCH ADV July 2-August 10 College Seniors and Post-Baccalaureates Experience in Architecture Required International Application Deadline: Friday, May 11 Domestic Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 15 [IN]ARCH […]

Yale SoA Course Tackles Cape Town's Water Crisis

(via Yale School of Management) By Matthew O’Rourke In late January, Jessica Helfand joined 30 students from the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Architecture for a trip from the Yale campus to an unlikely destination: the New Haven wastewater treatment plant. The students, who are taking Helfand’s course “Design as Utility: […]