students in ARH390: 3D Digital Modeling explore precedent studies by developing a series of digital and physical models. Each student uses an analytical drawing that examines his or her case-study’s primary transformation, derived via orthographic projection, to develop a methodology for creating a digital 3D model as well as for fabricating a physical model. Below are some of the models students fabricated (from top Beth Mackay, Michael Atwell, Nohelly Jaime)
Kelton Dissel, instructor for first year studio ARH 150, recently completed a single family home that was featured on the AIA SF 2013: Home Tours. Kelton is senior designer of jmA and was project lead on the home located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. In addition to the AIA home tour it was also showcased during the 10th annual Reinvention Symposium hosted in San Francisco this year.
AIA SF 2013: Home Tours
A summary of the home:
In this complete rebuild of a mid-century modern home, the design flows from an analysis of the varied site conditions already present and reinforces key relationships to the site while establishing new ones. From a relocated street level entry, a careful sequence follows the slope and curates the vertical movement through the home from earthbound experience to the open sky and panoramic views. Each level takes on a different purpose – first, establishing new ties to the street, then anchoring family spaces to the south-facing garden, turning inwardly focused at the sleeping level, and ultimately dissolving at the top level living spaces and roof deck to reveal panoramic connections to the city and bay.
a/e ProNet is excited to announce the expansion of the a/e ProNet David W Lakamp/AIA Scholarship. For more than two decades, our organizations have partnered to award two scholarships each year to rising senior or graduate architectural students. At the annual a/e ProNet meeting in Chicago this September, our Board of Directors authorized the increase of the scholarship amount from $2,500 to $5,000 apiece. These changes will take effect with the 2013 scholarship. The deadline for this year’s scholarship application is November 29.
Visit our website for more details about this scholarship for architecture students.Applications and submission details can be found at the AIA website. Applications and supplementary materials can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format.
In 2012, two recipients were awarded the a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship. To read their case study topic responses, please click here.
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David Frey presents On The Boards for the Professional Practice Lecture Series
Where – 2nd Floor Presentation Space, 601 BrannanWhen – 12:00 – 1:00 pm on November 18th
Form generation, conceptual thinking, and other nasty habits” – Mark Mueckenheim MCKNHM Architects
The lecture will introduce our new Graduate Director Mark Mueckenheim. Through work examples, he will exemplify his stance on architectural concepts, form generation, form finding, critical thinking and also elaborate on a potential future vision for the M.Arch Program.
The Academy of Art University Bachelor of Architecture program conducted a trip to New York City from Sept 18-22, 2013 for 23 students enrolled in ARH 310 – 3rd year design BArch studio, to study architectural and urban issues in the Big Apple. This semester’s project site is in NYC on the Highline, one of the most significant urban reinventions to be designed and implemented in the last few decades. The architectural design project will link the student’s emerging language of design to urbanism and urban theory. In New York students had a tour of 4 World Trade Center and the WTC memorial and honored the firefighters near the site. They walked the Highline, saw great architecture, caroused Central Park and visited amazing museum shows.
Students are now working on their New York design project with vigor, motivation and a deeper understanding of the unique urbanism of New York City. The success of this trip has allowed students in the BArch program who are from all over the world, experience a very different context from their San Francisco typical design location. The Architecture school looks forward to offering the travel experience to more third year students in the near future. The trip was lead this semester by ARH Faculty; Carol Buhrmann, Beverly Choe and Ethen Wood.
Janek Bielski Architects Los Angeles
Between Landscapes and Building
Janek Bielski received his Bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Southern California, and his graduate degree at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England. Before opening his architectural practice in 1985, he worked in several offices in Milan, London, and Los Angeles (including the office of Eric Owen Moss, FAIA). During his first ten years of practice, Mr. Bielski taught design studios in most local design/ architecture schools in Los Angeles (UCLA, USC, SCI–ARC, Art Center, etc.), as well as Arizona State University. Janek Bielski maintains a working relationship with his former partnership, Bielski Ladowicz Architects, where he has designed several school and child care center projects as well as a veterinary clinic. Since 1999, Mr. Bielski has provided design consulting services for Hak Sik Son, FAIA, whose practice includes large scale multi–use projects in Korea and elementary schools in California Janek Bielski Architect is a full service architectural office, providing design, construction documentation and construction administration services. The firms design approach to most projects lies within the interaction between ‘the built’ and ‘the natural’ – both in terms of ecological sustainability and aesthetic perception.
The Academy of Art University is now an organizational member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the leading organization dedicated to sustainable design, advocating for buildings that are environmentally responsible, and are healthy places to live and work. http://www.usgbc.org/
Students are eligible for discounts for the LEED accreditation exam, reference manuals, educational seminars and conventions. Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.