Cornell Students Study City-Nature Boundary in Bogatá

(via Cornell Chronicle)

A group of 22 Cornell graduate students in architecture embarked on a trip to Colombia in late September to study the city of Bogota’s natural boundary with adjacent mountains and suggest sustainable solutions for the urban communities along that boundary. Led by Jeremy Foster, associate professor of architecture, and visiting critic Julian Palacio, the trip was part of the fall 2016 expanded practice studio Bogotá’s Los Cerros Orientales: Constructing a Sustainable Relationship Between City and Nature.

El Bosque de la Esperanza, an urban intervention in Bogotá, transformed a former favela trash dump into a community gathering space. Students proposed further interventions for the city's informal communities.

El Bosque de la Esperanza, an urban intervention in Bogotá, transformed a former favela trash dump into a community gathering space. Students proposed further interventions for the city’s informal communities.

The one-week field trip focused on the area known as Cerros Orientales, the urban edge at the mountains east of the city and a natural boundary to Bogotá’s development.

After decades of conflict in rural areas that dramatically increased migration to the city, Bogotá has a large number of inhabitants living in informal conditions.

“The challenges created by this migration are especially evident in the Cerros because they are so close to the city’s historic center,” Foster said.

Armed with geodata provided by an environmental advocate in Bogotá, the students were assigned project areas within the city-Cerros boundary and challenged to develop strategic visions for their sites.

Travis Nissen, M.Arch. ’17, Wachira Leangtanom, M.Arch. ’18, and Anuntachai (Ben) Vongvanij, M.Arch. ’18, studied the relationship between the Cerros and the Parque Nacional Enrique Olaya Herrera, where neighborhoods around wealthy universities are mixed with historically informal communities.

Their project looks at the community of El Paraiso, linked to the university neighborhoods via a hiking trail that is underused due to steep slopes. “Our proposal centers on using that trail as an armature for urban agriculture and additional community space,” Nissen said.

Brian Havener, M.Arch. ’19, Ethan Davis, M.Arch. ’18, and Justin Hazelwood, M.Arch. ’18, focused on the barrio of Aguas Claras, a settlement hidden in a valley of the Cerros. They proposed “various surgical interventions of the landscape, to create a framework for further development … that could be replicated in other communities of Bogotá,” Havener said.

“It’s one thing to understand a city through research and mapping, but it’s truly inspiring when you get to experience that place and see so much change as it is happening,” he said.

Davis shared this view, and appreciated seeing the value of the informal settlements, such as Aguas Claras, as assets to the city.

“A successful site visit is one where your preconceived notions of a place are challenged or completely upended,” he said. “This in-between zone serves as a soft urban buffer, which mediates the city’s interaction with the mountain, contains urban expansion into natural reserves and provides a space for ecological succession.”

For Foster, the most interesting aspect of the experience was the current “political moment” in Colombia, and how it affects the way planning and design of the city are discussed and contested. He realized on visiting Bogotá that the Cerros, seen by most visitors as simply a “beautiful backdrop” to the city, are actually a long-disturbed landscape – which, thanks to recent history, is unknown and even feared by many Bogotanos.

“To give this green open space a future, designers and planners also need come to grips with this fear and cultivate a sense of environmental citizenship toward the mountain,” he said. “This gives students lots of things to consider.”

In addition to site study and documentation, the students met with architects and university professors in Bogotá, attended lectures and toured historic neighborhoods.

“This interaction with local experts and residents was very productive,” Palacio said, “and gave the students the opportunity to have an idea about how these different stakeholders understand Bogotá’s relationship with the natural backdrop of the Andes.”

Spending the final three days of the trip in Medellín, the group met with city planning officials, architects and university faculty, and visited built projects that “embodied ideas about the transformative role of architecture in the revitalization of different areas of the city,” Palacio said.

The visit to Medellín provided Davis with a lasting memory. “We struck up a game of soccer with a group of kids while on a tour of one of the informal settlements. The sun was going down and our bus was ready to leave, but our professors, along with residents of the neighborhood, gathered around to watch the group of graduate students get outplayed by 12-year-olds.”

Visit Cornell’s StudyArchitecture Profile Page to learn more about their program. 

The Animator: An Unexpected Journey

In a studio in New Zealand there lived an animator. Not a cold, lifeless studio void of creativity and laughter, nor a bland, boring studio with nothing to play with or draw on: it was an animator’s studio, and that meant excitement.

If you didn’t read The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, you might not recognize the passage above which is adapted from “Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party.” Today, we have the immense pleasure of emerging from the Hobbit hole with Eric Saindon. For those of whom don’t know his name, you definitely know his work. Eric is an animator for Weta Digital (the folks responsible for Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, iRobot, Avatar, and many more). What a résumé, #amiright?


Eric Saindon and Peter Jackson on the set of The Hobbit

The moment our team learned that he graduated from architecture school at Washington State, we actually did a little dance around the office because that meant we had a reason to interview him! So our fearless writer emailed him an invitation to chat and 30 minutes later, he wrote back enthusiastically, “Sure! When are you free?”

That brings us to a sunny Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C. (and sixteen hours ahead in New Zealand) where we got to chat with Eric about his time in architecture school, post-grad life, why he chose to pursue animation, and everything in between.

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Frank Gehry on the LA River Revitalization project

(via Archinect)
River LA, formerly the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, has posted a video interview with Frank Gehry about his work on the LA River revitalization project. The nonprofit organization works to build public support for the project.

“I think when I started it I had trepidation,” Gehry begins. “I had the feeling that it was more major than I was thinking of it.”

He goes on the explain that “the river is a complicated organism”, and therefore the project has mainly comprised in-depth research up to this point. “Like any design problem I had to really study it,” he states.

According to Gehry, a quarter of Californians live within 30 miles of the river, which underscores both its importance and potential. “To ignore this is to ignore one of the great resources of the region,” he states.

The appointment of Gehry as the lead architect of the LA river revitalization has been controversial. Long-time advocates for the project have expressed feeling left out of the decision, which some believe is more a PR-move than anything else. Likely in part in response to this criticism, Gehry and his studio have published their research, which is available here, and worked hard to gather community input.

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Building for the Birds

This article was originally posted on UB’s News Center. 

“I’ve been interested in creating work that not only provides habitable conditions for urban wildlife, but also draws attention to them as an important part of our ecosystem.”

University at Buffalo architect Joyce Hwang’s latest animal architecture creation is a bird-friendly public art installation that both promotes awareness of local avian species and calls attention to a common but often invisible peril: bird-glass window collisions.

Bower — which was co-designed by Hwang and New York City-based artist Ellen Driscoll and sited along a wooded trail in Artpark in Lewiston, New York — is a series of architectural fragments that host bird nesting boxes and feature custom-designed glass “windows” composed of drawings and anti-bird-strike patterning. A bower is a leafy shelter of recess, an arbor or a rustic dwelling.

The opening event for Bower will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Artpark (450 S 4th St, Lewiston). It is free and open to the public. The installation is located at the entrance to the Upper Gorge Trail.

The nesting boxes are designed to accommodate a variety of local bird species, such as chickadees, wrens, bluebirds and purple martins. The window images are created from drawings that depict local bird species that have come to prefer human-made structures to nest in. Some, like the purple martin, make an annual journey of 3,000 miles from North America to Latin America and back again.


Bower comprises three architectural fragments, each made of cedar, with nesting boxes for a variety of local bird species, including chickadees, wrens and bluebirds.

The images in the windows are overlaid with a grid of dots, a pattern that prevents birds from colliding with the pane of glass.


Detail of one of Bower’s glass “windows” that features drawings depicting local bird species and anti-bird-strike patterning.

“Bird-glass collision is one of the most significant causes of bird mortality in urban areas. Yet, this condition is often overlooked,” says Hwang, an associate professor of architecture whose research at UB, and through her practice Ants of the Prairie, explores the boundaries and relationships between the built environment and contemporary ecologies.

“While there are a growing number of organizations that are beginning to address this issue through legislation, I think it is important for designers to more tangibly draw awareness to birds and their safety,” Hwang said.

The intent behind Bower was to create a structure that challenges the idea that building enclosures serve as a boundary between the inside and outside, between us and “them” — them being the wilderness, animals or the weather.

“I see habitat loss in cities as a significant ecological condition to contend with. I’ve been interested in creating work that not only provides habitable conditions for urban wildlife, but also draws attention to them as an important part of our ecosystem,” says Hwang, whose previous works include Bat Tower in Griffis Sculpture Park and Habitat Wall: Chicago, a sculptural habitat for birds and bats.

Bower is the inaugural program for Artpark as a Living Laboratory, a multi-year initiative to transform Artpark into a collection of artistic strategies that advance environmental awareness, literacy and sustainable development.

It was commissioned by Artpark along with Mary Miss, who directs City as Living Laboratory (CALL), an organization dedicated to addressing environmental issues through meaningful engagement of diverse communities.

Hwang and Driscoll, who is also professor and director of the studio arts program at Bard College, worked with Matthew Hume, adjunct assistant professor of architecture at UB, on the project’s construction and installation.

Thursday’s event will include a presentation, reception and walking tour led by the three faculty members, along with Lauren Makeyenko of the Audubon Society and Mary Miss.

Bower’s design and fabrication team included several current and former architecture students: John Nathaniel Costello, Olivia Rose Arcara, John Wightman and Casey Hume. Katharina Dittmar, associate professor of biological sciences in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, and graduate student Heather Williams provided ecological consultation. Structural engineering was provided by Mark L. Bajorek, with glass fabrication by Moon Shadow Glass.

The three architectural fragments that comprise Bower are made of cedar. The tallest point is 15 feet above ground. Creating the foundation for the installation posed a unique challenge.

“Artpark encouraged us to find a new way to make a foundation rather than pouring a concrete pad. We were also not allowed to dig into the ground due to regulations at Artpark, so we had to develop an innovative solution,” Hwang said.

The foundation, developed in collaboration with Bajorek, a local structural engineer, is composed of four layers of wood framing that is weighed down by earth and gravel.

Bower was developed with support from the Garman Family Foundation and Pamela and Joseph Priest.

A presentation on Artpark Percussion Garden, another UB project, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Artpark Percussion Garden is a series of installations by UB’s Percussion Ensemble presenting playful opportunities for visitors to explore different ways to interact and produce sound.

See the University of Buffalo Architecture Program’s profile on StudyArchitecture! 

2015 Winners of the KRob Architectural Drawing Contest

(via ArchDaily)

Established in 1974 by the AIA Dallas Chapter, the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) is “the world’s longest running architectural drawing competition of its kind”. Named after architect Ken Roberts, famous for his ink perspective drawings, the competition recognizes innovations in both hand-drawn and digital architectural drawing. The winners and shortlist each year serve as an inspiring reference for architects, and showcase the intersection between technology, design and culture.

In 2015, the new award for “Excellence in Architectural 3D Printing” was added, and with a total of 424 entries from 28 countries, this year’s competition was the largest to date. The 2015 jury consisted of Michel Rojkind, Paul Stevenson Oles and John P. Maruszcak. The competition culminated in an awards ceremony and panel discussion at Alto 211 in Dallas.

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Mane Nalbandyan, PRATT INSTITUTE





Travel Sketch



3D Print



Physical Submission




Juror Citation

Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA, CALLISONRTKL

Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA, CALLISONRTKL

Juror Citation

Juror Citation, Christoph Walter Pirker. Image via Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition


Juror Citation



(via ArchDaily)

To enter your work into the KRob Competition, go to their website. 

Outside the Studio | Representation and Spatial Design at Parsons

When you think about architecture school, the “studio” course is likely the first thing to come to mind. Within architecture school, there are so many other courses that help develop the unique skills that an architect needs. Recently, we have come across quite a few courses that are redefining the role of “elective” in architectural education and over the next two months, our blog will take a deeper look in a series called OUTSIDE THE STUDIO.

Today, we chat with Angela DeGeorge, a graduate student at the Parsons School of Design, about her Spring semester course, “Representation and Spatial Design II,” fondly referred to as “helmet class,” which explored the intersection of “material attributes and modeling techniques, and the spatial aspirations for built form.” The work from the studio was widely published on IMADETHAT’s Instagram, an account that captures the work of architecture students and faculty from all over the world. Check out two other final projects from @iam_meredith and @nicktafel!

iam_meredith's Helmet

iam_meredith’s Helmet

Nick Tafel's Helmet

Nick Tafel’s Helmet

The first assignment called “Make a Helmet: Analog” prompted the students to explore techniques using sheet materials, fabrics, sticks, tape, glue, foam, wood, plastic, etc. In week four of the class, the students were asked to transform their helmet and explore 3D printing and casting techniques. Assignment 6 asked students to explore laser cutting/tessellations and unfolding. Each week, the students were asked to test out a new representation and modeling techniques.

Angela approached the challenge of designing a “helmet” by examining the correlation between “helmet” and “shelter.” A helmet protects you in the same way a structure can. Enter “The Meditation Pavilion.” She describes it as “a folding structure that can be deployed to increase mindfulness and dissolve distractions. From within the pavilion, the sharp folds of material are inherently distracting, but the materiality and graphic qualities are meant to equalize those distractions. As the light interacts with the iridescent film which wraps the pavilion, the geometry seems to disappear at certain moments. The form is inspired by a basic origami folding pattern, and the final scale model is made of 32 acrylic triangles assembled into a rigid, self-supporting structure.”

Conceptual Rendering

The Meditation Pavilion


The Meditation Pavilion _ Conceptual

Describe your process. 

The course encouraged us to use a diversity of representational techniques to both document and facilitate the evolution of our concepts. Throughout the semester, I used both digital and analog fabrication methods to test out my ideas. It was interesting to take a very analog process (folding a piece of paper) and then manipulate it with digital modeling and fabrication tools. I tend to be more of an analog-maker, so it was a great lesson in the opportunities and constraints of the tools at my disposal.


Study Model


Process Materials


Stencil for Faceted Structure



I began using Rhino as a 3D modeling tool. I got to a point where I realized that I didn’t quite know how to make the folding-geometry I wanted in Rhino, so I switched to folding paper by hand. Then, when I jumped up in scale, I chose to use the laser-cutter to achieve precise folds in larger pieces of material.Final_7_BWFinal_6_BWFinal_5_BWFinal_4_BWFinal_3_BWFinal_1_BWFinal_Folding Blur

Resources you would like to share:

“Folding for Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form” by Paul Jackson. And lots of Pinterest.

Describe Parsons School of Design.

Parsons is focused on addressing social and environmental challenges with architectural solutions. The school is deeply connected to New York City – all of our projects are sited within the city. And, at Parsons, there is a lot of enthusiasm for making beautiful things. We are encouraged to experiment with our representation and process of making. 

What do you intend to do upon graduation? 

I’d like to continue to build a variety of experiences and skills. I’m interested in pursuing work that prioritizes energy efficiency and healthy spaces because I think my generation of architects and designers will play a big role in preparing our cities for growing populations. If all else fails, the back-up plan is to become an oyster farmer. I have no experience, I just respect the profession and love the ocean.

Follow Angela on Instagram to see more of her work! @ba_nangela

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Angela DeGeorge, Graduate Student at Parsons School of Design

If you are interested in learning more about Parsons The New School of Design, visit their StudyArchitecture Profile Page! 

MSU Hosts Design Summer Camp in Downtown Jackson

(via Mississippi State University Newsroom)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is hosting a design camp for students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi.

Taking place through Friday [June 24], the five-day summer experience in Jackson is helping students in the Greater Jackson community develop their interests in architecture, art, community development, design, engineering, planning, social justice and related professional fields.

Students are gaining knowledge of design tools and media through individual and group workshops focused on design, sketching, photography, graphic design, model building, sculpture and construction, among other skills. Collaboration, leadership and communication skills also are being developed, which will help students increase their self-confidence in these areas, leaders said.

Faculty of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design—as well as those from the university’s College of Business—are leading students in collaborative and creative activities focused on design education. MSU alumni are leading discussions on design-related career opportunities and providing information about their educational and professional experiences.

CAAD Associate Dean and Professor Greg Hall said the camp is designed to help expose students to the wide variety and scope of educational and career opportunities in design fields ranging from architecture to graphic design and interior design to fashion, as well as related fields such as engineering and construction.

“One of our primary goals is to help students form educational and professional goals that they can continue to develop during their high school education, regardless of their eventual career choice,” Hall said.

In addition to being funded in part by a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, this year’s camp is supported by MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, its School of Architecture and Department of Art, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and Office of the Registrar.

Lori Neuenfeldt, MSU art instructor and gallery director, and architect Emily Roush-Elliott of the university’s Carl Small Town Center, are serving as camp co-directors.

For additional camp information, contact Hall at 662-325-2509 or

Learn more about MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design at and

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Image: A design camp led by faculty of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is helping students in the Greater Jackson community explore their interests in architecture, art, community development, design, engineering, planning, social justice and related professional fields. (Photo by Lori Neuenfeldt)

Buildings that Grow, Breathe and Burn Calories

(by Zach Mortice via OZY)

Buildings That Grow, Breathe and Burn Calories – Zach Mortice

Last fall at an exhibition in Chicago, something was pumping and hissing. Twenty-two tanks, all in a stack, filled with water and framed in wood. Weird art? But clearly it was some kind of wall system. So … weird architecture? And getting closer doesn’t clarify matters.

The name of this oddity: “Amphibious Envelope,” a project by David Benjamin of The Living. In each tank, there are aquatic plants, snails and a small frog. Triggered by motion sensors, the tanks suck in air. Stand back, and when oxygen levels in the water are depleted and the frogs surface to breathe, motion sensors trigger the inhalation of air — yeah, just like breathing. The frogs are acting as living sensors, and the resulting inhalation of air through the water weeds out particulate matter and other junk.


And it’s way more than a high-tech party trick — it’s part of a radical frontier in thinking about architecture, namely in how buildings of the future will function.

There’s a growing consensus that it’s time to tear down the strict division between “inside” and “outside”; to let light, breezes and data pass through the borders of buildings. Some say that tomorrow’s buildings won’t be hermetically sealed off from their environment. Rather, their environment will be co-opted to make them more efficient and sustainable. Designers have begun to shift from systems that mitigate carbon emissions to ones that actively produce positive environmental benefits. “Sometimes you want to be one with [the environment],” says Ihab Elzeyadi, an architecture professor at the University of Oregon who runs the FIT Lab, which tests facade systems. “Sometimes you want to amplify it. Sometimes you want to reduce it.”

Driven to create more energy-efficient buildings, architects are finding all kinds of ways for the outside surfaces of buildings to regulate interior temperatures and humidity. They’re sussing out ways to generate energy that make solar panels look as old-school as window panes — and they’ve got ideas for controlling breezes and ventilation a lot more nuanced than hand-operated windows. Buildings are already measuring their own energy usage, water usage and interior environmental quality. From here, the sky’s the limit … kind of literally.

For one thing, who says walls and building exteriors have to feel hard, like solid ground, to do their job? Geoffrey Thun and research partner Kathy Velikov, architecture professors at the University of Michigan, are researching a mechanical system called Responsive Pneumatics that’s examining ways to make buildings soft. All you cold-weather dwellers, picture your favorite parka: Their system uses air-filled membranes as interlocking, structural elements. Sensors detect environmental conditions and pipe air into plastic membranes, inflating or deflating them to vary the amount of air that can pass through the facade and vary the amount of thermal insulation. “You can inflate the buildings like a puffy coat in the winter, and then can you deflate parts and allow air to pass through in the spring when you don’t need so much insulation,” says Velikov.

Thun and Velikov expect this research to lead to buildings than can lean and twist in order to better regulate their internal environment. Imagine a building leaning westward toward the afternoon sun to gather up a bit more heat that keeps the hot yoga class inside at a balmy 98 degrees.
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Michigan Professor Catie Newell's Illuminating Installation 'Overnight'

(via New York Times)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A photo exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art offers views of parts of Detroit neighborhoods before they’re fully illuminated by new street lights.

Titled “Overnight,” the exhibition by Detroit-based architect Catie Newell opens Saturday at the Ann Arbor museum and runs through Nov. 6. The assistant professor at the university’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is fascinated with light and darkness.

“I’ve always been interested in darkness and the night,” she said in a statement. “Colors look different. Things have a different hierarchy, based on what’s lit and what’s not.”

The Public Lighting Authority was set up several years ago in Detroit to deal broken lights across the city. Tens of thousands of new LED lights have been installed and about 65,000 are expected to be up by the end of 2016. They’re twice as bright and use less electricity than older lights.

Fewer than half of the city’s 88,000 streetlights were believed to be working before the efforts began. Burned out bulbs, deteriorated infrastructure and the theft of copper wiring by people seeking to profit from sales of the metal for scrap left swaths of the city in the dark.

The exhibition at the Irving Stenn Jr. Family Gallery includes copper, aluminum and LEDs — a reference to the city’s streetlights. And as Detroit’s new streetlights come are installed, Newell said she looks for spots of light surrounded by darkness to document.

(via New York Times)

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August 1 – 5, 2016 (1 week)



University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
June 13 – 17; June 20 – 24; June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

University of Houston – Houston, TX
June 13 – July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View, TX

Rice University – Houston, TX

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
July 3 – 9, 2016 (1 week)

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
June 13 – July 15, 2016 (5 weeks)

University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, TX architecture-interior-design/
June 6 – 17, 2016 (2 weeks)



Architectural Foundation of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Architecture + Design Museum – Los Angeles, CA

Arcosanti – Mayer, AZ

Arizona State University – Phoenix, AZ
June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
June 6 – 10 (6th-8th); June 13 – 17  (9th-12th);

June 20 – 24 (6th-8th); June 27 – July 1 (9th-12th) (1 week)

University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
July 5 –  August 12, 2016 (6 weeks) – College   Graduates
July 5 – 29, 2016 (4 weeks) – High School
June 5 – August 5, 2016 (5 weeks) –   College

University of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
July 5 – July 19, 2016 (4 weeks)

California College of the Arts – San Francisco,  CA
June 27 – July 22, 2016 (4 weeks)

Making Architecture
June 5-29, 2016

Illuminating Interiors
August 12 – 13 and 19 – 20th, 2016

August 1-5 and 8-12, 2016

California Polytechnic State University, SLO – San Luis Obispo, CA
June 19 – July 15, 2016 (4 weeks)

University of Idaho – Moscow, ID
June 19 – 25, 2016 (1 week)

La Jolla Historical Society Young Architects Summer Camp – La Jolla, CA

Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

Newschool of Architecture and Design – San Diego, CA
June 22 – July 2, 2015 (2 weeks); July 6 – 17, 2015 (2 weeks)

University of Oregon – Eugene, OR
July 11 – August 5, 2016 (4 weeks)

University of Oregon – Portland, OR

Portland State University – Portland, OR
July 18 – August 12, 2016 (4 weeks)

Project H Design / Camp H for Girls – Berkeley, CA
April 7 – May 26, 2016 (Thursdays)

Project Pipeline NOMA Chapters – Various Cities 

Southern California Institute of Architecture – Los Angeles, CA
July 11 – August 5, 2016 (4 weeks) (college students and graduates)
June 20 – July 16, 2016 (4 weeks) (high school students)

University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
June 19 – July 16, 2016 (4 weeks); June 19 – July 3, 2016 (2 weeks)

Taliesin Preservation – Spring Green, WI
June 6 – 10, June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24, June 27 – July 1, 2016 (1 week)

University of Washington – Seattle, WA
June 20 – August 19, 2016 (9 weeks) 



Architectural Association – London, ENGLAND
July 4 – 22, 2016 (3 weeks)

CIAO! Center for Introduction to Architecture Overseas – Pontano, ITALY July 2-23, 2016 (3 weeks)

International Summer School – Tamil Nadu, INDIA

The Tasis Summer Program – France
June 25 – July 16, 2016 (4 weeks)

Design Quest / Design Day / Skill Up Workshops (RIBA) – London, England
February to April 2016