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Final Graduate Studio Reviews

Saturday May 21st 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT ARH 650 OL2 Foundational Design Studio I Faculty: Aja Jeanty   Monday May 23rd Part 1: 12:00 – 3:00 pm PDT ARH 609 OL Advanced Design Studio I Design Process and Morphology Faculty: Jose Mayoral Moratilla   Tuesday May 24th Part 2: 12:00 – 3:00 pm…

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Final Graduate Thesis Reviews SP 2022

Master of Architecture Thesis Preparation ARH 690 Portfolio and Midpoint  Reviews Spring 2021   Monday May 23rd Group - Huan Fang (Advisor)   Taehee  Kim 04:00-04:25 pm PDT Enas AL-Mohamad 04:25-04:50 pm PDT Thomas Palmer 04:50-05:15 pm PDT   Wednesday May 25th Group - Peter Suen (Advisor)   Cori Medley 04:00-04:25 pm PDT Yuke Yan…

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Final Undergraduate Thesis Reviews SP 2022

B.Arch Collaborative  Design Project Spring 2022 Faculty: Sameena Sitabkhan   Thursday  May 5th  11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT Mai Ho Nguyen, Leo Gonzalez, Kenny Soriano, Louis Malik – Park Merced Social Space   B.Arch Final Thesis  Presentation Spring 2022 Faculty: Philip Ra, Ethen Wood   Friday   May 13th    3:00 pm PDT Drake…

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Final Undergraduate Studio Reviews

All presentations will be via Zoom links can be provided by emailing architecture@academyart.edu   ARH_110_OL1 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Megan Esopenko   ARH_110_OL2 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Stephen Ellis   ARH_110_OL3 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Alexa Getting   ARH_110_OL4 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Eric Reeder   ARH_110_OL5 Studio 1: Conceptual Design…

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Braden Engel – Book Publication

We congratulate our Faculty Member and History Theory Coordinator Braden R. Engel, PhD, on his first Book Publication! Colin Rowe's Gospel of Modern Architecture Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 1st edition, Hardcover (June 1, 2022) The book can be ordered here About the Book Colin Rowe is recognized as one of the most influential architecture teachers of the…

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Spring Show 2022

                  Come see our Spring Show opening tomorrow! Spring Show 2022 celebrates a rich, immersive future as imagined by the next generation of creative artists We are happy to announce the in-person return of the Academy of Art University’s highly anticipated annual Spring Show which will open…

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Ethics and Leadership – Spring 2022

                  Ethics & Leadership Panel on Affordable Housing Spring 2022 Ethics and Leadership panel was held on Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PT. Moderated by Juke Jose (B.Arch. alum 2021), panel members Stephen Ellis, Frances Kwong, and Abel Morales shared their trajectories that led…

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Internship Program – California Coalition For Rural Housing 

                  INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR DIVERSITY IN NONPROFIT HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship for university students designed to increase the racial diversity of staff in the Affordable Housing and Community Development field and assist in meeting the diverse needs of the…

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Faculty Participating in Roundtable at Cooper Union NY

Graduate Faculty member José Ramón Sierra y Gómez de León is participating in a roundtable discussion at the Cooper Union in New York. ROUNDTABLE HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER? FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022, 5:30 - 7:30PM This event will be conducted in-person in The Rose Auditorium at the Cooper Union in New York, NY and…

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B Arch IPAL Shorter Path to Licensure

Integrated Path to Architectural License   IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural License) is an alternate path to licensure intended to shorten the amount of time needed to fulfill the licensure requirements. As of 2022, IPAL is accepted in about 30 states in the US. As a first step, please research whether the state in which…

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Honoring Prescott Reavis, NOMA, LEED AP, SEED, NCARB

Honoring Prescott Reavis, NOMA, LEED AP, SEED, NCARB   With profound sadness, we share the news that Prescott Reavis passed away on Feb 8th. Prescott was a spatial activist, architect, educator, and an impactful friend and advisor to the School of Architecture. He had been a mentor to those of us who mentor, a teacher…

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Undergraduate Studio Awards: Fall 2021

  Undergraduate Studio Awards for Fall 2021   At the conclusion of Fall 2021 semester, we asked studio faculty to nominate students deserving of recognition. We are delighted to announce the Fall 2021 Studio Award recipients! The pandemic continues to affect all of us in serious and less serious ways. We will continue to support…

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Final Undergraduate Studio Reviews Fall 2021

Final Undergraduate Studio Reviews Fall 2021 ARH 110_OL1 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Shruti Dixit Wed 12/8 12-3PM ARH 550_01 Studio 10: Final Thesis Project Philip Ra, Ethen Wood Wed 12/8 4-9PM ARH 450_OL1 Studio 8: Housing & Integrated Design Stephen Ellis Thu 12/9 5:30-7:30PM ARH 110_OL3 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Alexa Getting Fri…

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Final Undergraduate Thesis Year Reviews Fall 2021

B.Arch Final Thesis Presentations Fall 2021 Faculty: Philip Ra and Ethen Wood   Wednesday December 8th   4:00 pm PDT Kadia Bah Kadia Bah – Mutilation Healing Justified by Culture   4:40 pm PDT Andrew Deans – Second Chance: Redefining Support for the Formerly Incarcerated   5:20 pm PDT Jae Seok Jeong – Revitalizing Heritage…

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Final Graduate Studio Reviews Fall 2021

Master of Architecture Studio Reviews Fall 2021   Wednesday Dec 08th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm PST ARH 608 OL Advanced Design Studio II Concept, Context and Typology Faculty: Maria Paz De Moura Castro   Thursday Dec 09th 12:00 – 5:00 pm PDT ARH 609 Advanced Design Studio I Design Process and Morphology Faculty: Peter Suen…

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Final Graduate Thesis Year Reviews Fall 2021

Master of Architecture Thesis Preparation ARH 690 Portfolio and Midpoint Reviews Fall 2021   Friday December 10th   Group - Eric Reeder  (Advisor) Steve Augustine, 10:00-10:25 am PDT Ashleigh Gordon 10:25-10:50 am PDT Nhan Le 10:50-11:15  am PDT Andrea Rodriguez 11:15-11:40  am PDT Sanjana Waghmare 11:40-12:05 pm PDT Li Yi 12:05-12:30 pm PDT   Group…

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In-Person Class FAQ

  (updated 1/12/2022) Pleas register for spring semester. Beginning this week, under-enrolled sections are being cancelled.   ARH is offering in-person classes for the Spring 2022 semester. Called OS+ sections, in-person and remote students will learn together, but all faculty teaching in OS+ sections will be physically present in the classroom. All ARH classes will…

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Onsite Classes added for Spring 2022

                              Spring courses begin February 7, 2022. Enrollment is open now. You can see which classes are currently available at this link: On-Campus Spring 2022 courses To register, please contact your advisor or email studentservices@academyart.edu or call 415-618-6508              …

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Model Making – Part 1 – Making Models at Home

Dear Students, Since many of you are online and working from home, we wanted to publish this small guide for making sophisticated models with simple means. In terms of working from home there are many model building techniques which are very suitable when you have no access to a professional shop facility.  01. The first…

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Ghirardelli Christmas Tree Competition

Ghirardelli Square and the Academy of Art University’s Christmas Tree Grove   Rules and Submission Guidelines: Ghirardelli Square is happy to partner with the Academy of Art University to bring a festive holiday tree stroll to the square for a second year. Fifteen trees will be selected to be displayed at various locations throughout Ghirardelli…

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Brightspace Preview

  Brightspace, the New Learning Management System   Beginning in Summer 2022, all AAU courses will migrate from the current LMS to a new platform called Brightspace. We will add more information about Brightspace in the next few months as we get closer to the launch date. Training for all faculty will begin in Spring…

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Meet Everyday Heroes

Meet Everyday Heroes Sameena Sitabkhan, Adam Nuru and Markish Siojo All kids deserve a clean safe place to play, enjoy the outdoors and explore their surroundings. When SFHDC approached Sameena Sitabkhan, Director of B.Lab at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, about designing and building a new active community space at our Bayview Commons residential development,…

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Architecture at Zero Design Competition

Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals worldwide. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in the pursuit of sustainable design. The 2021-22 competition challenges entrants to develop affordable housing for farmworker families in Visalia, California, one of the world’s most…

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Jennifer Asselstine’s Departure

  To Students, Faculty, and Staff at the School of Architecture,   In June, Jennifer Asselstine’s role as the Undergraduate Director came to a close. This fall semester, Jennifer’s absence in the School of Architecture will be acutely felt by all of us both in the undergraduate and graduate departments. We would like to assure…

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AIA-SF 2021 Award for M.Arch Student

M.Arch Alumna Yi-Hsien (Rachel) Wang is the only student among an illustrious field of outstanding professionals who won and AIA SF 2o21 Design Award. Rachel scored in the People Choice Category with her Thesis "Outer Mission Ramp Library" tutored by Graduate Director Mark Mueckenheim. Her project is also featured on our Blog and in the…

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Students published on DEZEEN

Check out our student work published on DEZEEN

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SPRING SHOW 2021

THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY INVITES YOU TO THIS YEAR’S SPRING SHOW   Meet the Future of Art, Design, and Architecture The best work of the graduating B.Arch and M.Arch thesis students is exhibited as part of the Academy of Art University’s annual Spring Show which showcases the achievements of…

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Spring 21 Undergraduate Studio Reviews

Spring 21 Undergraduate Studio Reviews   Wednesday, May 19 4:30pm PST ARH110 OL 1 Studio 1: Conceptual Design Studio Final Project: Pavilion Faculty: Shruti Dixit   Friday, May 21 4:00pm - 7:00pm PST ARH 450 OS Studio 8: Housing & Integrated Design Integrated Housing Studio Faculty:  Charles Green   Saturday, May 22 10:30am - 1:30pm…

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Graduate Thesis Reviews

Master of Architecture Thesis Preparation ARH 690 Portfolio and Midpoint  Reviews Spring 2021   Monday May 17th Faculty:  Nicole Lambrou (Advisor)   Kearston Baalman 02:00 - 02:30 pm PDT Jennifer Hernandez 02:30 - 03:00 pm PDT Martin Jules 03:00 - 03:30 pm PDT Shelanda Pascal 03:30 - 04:00 pm PDT   Wednesday May 19th Faculty:…

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Graduate Studio Reviews

Thursday May 13th 12:00 – 6:30pm PDT ARH 619 Advanced Design Studio III Integrated Design Concepts Faculty: David Gill Thursday May 20th Part 1: 10:00am – 1:00pm PDT ARH 619 OL Advanced Design Studio III Integrated Design Concepts Faculty: Eric Lum Thursday May 20th Part 2: 3:00pm – 6:00pm PDT ARH 619 OL Advanced Design…

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B.Arch First Semester Thesis Presentations Spring 2021

B.Arch First Semester Thesis Presentations Spring 2021 Thesis Faculty: Philip Ra and Mini Chu     May 5 Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm PDT   Yang (Qiyang) Xu Unveiling Forgotten Identities: Investigating migration problems in Chinese architecture and culture   Andrew Deans Second Chance Center: Redefining equitable foundations for the socially displaced   Jae Seok Jeong Tomorrow’s Urban…

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Architecture Town Hall Spring 2021

Architecture Town Hall Spring 2021   All students are invited to join ARH Directors Eric Lum, Jenn Asselstine, and Mark Mueckenheim on Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:00 - 6:00 pm PST . Bring your questions, concerns, requests! To participate, register here: https://art.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M8DDIg6RRb2IQi6jK3aUPg If you have any issues accessing the Zoom Webinar, please contact the Online Help Desk: Email: online@academyart.edu   Phone: 415.618.3545 or…

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New Course Offering: ARH 499/699 – Fisherman’s Wharf Project

New Course Offering: ARH 499/699 – Fisherman’s Wharf Project   Spring 2021 semester only Instructor: Alberto Bertoli This 3 unit special topics course is offered to both upper division undergraduate as well as graduate students, to propose a new vision for the Fisherman’s Wharf area in San Francisco. The wharf area is an historic district…

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Graduate Journal/Archive Tutorials

Dear Students, please find InDesign tutorial videos under this LINK for creating your archive. Please note that this will require your LMS log-in.

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ZOOM Recording Backup

Hello Faculty, We created a Workflow tutorial for faculty on how to save and backup your class recordings you can access the PDF here.

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Alumnus Erling Berg’s House in Norway

Congratulations to our alumnus Erlin Berg! His wonderful design for a house atop Kvitfjell in Norway recently received recognition by being published at Designmilk and Architizer !

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Solomon Cordwell Buenz Lecture January 28-29 2021

Dear students and faculty,   NOMASAAU is excited to invite you to our first event of the year for FREE. Come join us for a 2-day lecture with SCB (Solomon Cordwell Buenz), an architecture firm located in San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.   The first day of the lecture will be an overview of some…

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Model Making – Part 2 – Material and Tool Resources

Dear Students, Here are some model making material resources for you, places where you can order needed materials online, tool suppliers, 3D print services, and laser cutting services. Some of these resources might be overseas, so careful planning might be required on your part so you have all the necessary materials for the classes you…

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Model Making – Part 3 – Foam Core Tutorial Videos

Dear Students, for Foam Core model building techniques, please see these two videos. Foam core is a great material for building larger, more spatial models. The tutorials are made by a product designer but the the techniques are universal and can be easily applied to architecture. Please also regard our other model building resource blog…

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Undergraduate Studio Reviews Fall 2020

Undergraduate Studio Reviews Fall 2020 Undergraduate Studio Reviews are commencing at the School of Architecture and all students will be presenting their work. We are extremely proud of the work that the students have committed to during the pandemic and under challenging circumstances. All studio presentations will be in Zoom. Links can be provided by…

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Graduate Thesis and Thesis Prep Reviews Fall 2020

M.Arch Thesis Prep and Thesis Final Reviews Master of Architecture Thesis Preparation ARH 690 Portfolio and Midpoint Reviews Fall 2020   Wednesday Dec 9th Kevin Brady 12:00-12:30 pm Jeremy Wood 12:30-01:00 pm Christian Fish 1:00-1:30 pm Otilia Brill 1:30-02:00 pm Faculty: Eric Reeder(Advisor) Nicole Lambrou (Midpoint Coordinator)   Thursday Dec10th Katherine Williams 10:00-10:30 am Jim Albano…

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Undergraduate Thesis Reviews Fall 2020

UNDERGRADUATE THESIS REVIEWS B.Arch First Semester Thesis Presentations Fall 2020 Thesis Faculty: Philip Ra and Mini Chu   DEC 4 Friday 5:00-8:00pm PST Ramona Gakuba Steeped in Stigma Exploring architecture as a developmental strategy to reframe mental health barriers in a community facing intergenerational trauma   Juke Jose From Individualism to Kapwa Liberating architecture from the…

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Graduate Studio Reviews Fall 2020

Final Graduate Studio Reviews at the School of Architecture Graduate Studio Reviews are commencing at the School of Architecture and all students will be presenting their work. We are extremely proud of the work that the students have committed to during the pandemic and under challenging circumstances. All studio presentations will be in Zoom. Links…

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The One Rendering Challenge by Architizer

The 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is open for entries! Submit your rendering before the Regular Entry Deadline on December 4th 2020   Find more information and how to enter your work under this link: https://onerenderingchallenge.secure-platform.com/a

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Veterans Day

Today we honor our students, our families and our ancestors who served and sacrificed for the benefit of democracy and the strength of our nation. We commemorate Veteran's Day on its 101st celebration.

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Gensler Scholarship: Rising Black Designers

    Gensler Rising Black Designers Scholarship   "Gensler is proud to announce our new scholarship, Rising Black Designers, which champions diversity within the architecture and design industry by supporting deserving underrepresented architecture students in their studies at some of the nation’s top universities. Our scholarships aim to break down the barriers for students to…

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Dscheme Studio Architectural Job Captain

Dscheme Studio Architectural Job Captain   Under direction of Architect/Principal, the employee will be responsible for the following: - Conduct Site Survey to measure existing conditions of space or building. - Research building codes, space requirements, building/zoning regulations, and other technical documents. - Draw rough and detailed scale plans using data such as preliminary concepts…

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AIA SF Awards for our Students

AIA SF Awards for our Students Three of our Architecture students were awarded for their projects in the Unbuilt Design Category at the AIASF American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Design Awards. These awards are a credit to the hard work of the students who integrated their values and life experience and invested a…

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Michael Maltzan – on Addressing Homelessness

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do? 20th Annual Dunlop Lecture with Michael Maltzan   You can find more information and the registration for this Event on The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies website. Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020Time: 7:30 pm Location: Virtual Speaker(s): Michael Maltzan, Mike…

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AAU students begin local NOMAS chapter

We're so excited to announce that we will soon be starting a new student chapter of NOMAS (the national organization of minority architects - students) at AAU in the next few weeks! Kadia Bah and Juke Jose are heading up this effort, and they are excited to share their ideas with other students and offer…

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Undergrad Faculty Sameena Sitabkhan talks B.Lab with Bobby Brill on the Creative Mind podcast

Check out the latest podcast in the Creative Mind series with Bobby Brill: Creative Mind - Community Architecture Community Architecture with Sameena Sitabkhan (ARH undergraduate faculty) In this episode of Creative Mind, Sameena walks us through some of B.Lab’s projects in the San Francisco Bay Area including community builds for the NCH Community Garden and…

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Architecture Students One Step Closer to End Goal – Art u News Article

The second in a series of articles profiling the hard work of ARH 498 students as they fabricate the "Kid of Parts" project for he Bayview Commons Apartments Community in San Francisco. Read it here: https://artunews.com/2020/08/31/architecture-students-one-step-closer-to-end-goal/

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ARH Faculty Writings Published

ARH faculty Nicole Lambrou, Eric Lum, and Karen Seong are contributing authors in a book published this September! Real and Fake in Architecture Close to the Original, Far from Authenticity?   The condition of fake and real in architecture is rarely publicly discussed, nor has it encountered broad journalistic or scholarly attention. This book explores…

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History Theory Coordinator Braden Engel is awarded a PhD

Undergraduate History + Theory Coordinator Braden Engel was awarded a PhD from Leeds Beckett University in the Spring 2020. His dissertation, titled "The Gospel According to Colin: Rowe, and Modern Architecture in Postmodern Education" was defended in Leeds, United Kingdom, in January. Colin Rowe (1920-1999) is recognized as one of the most influential architecture teachers…

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Commencement 2020

In regards to the 2020 Commencement we like to share this Letter of our Chief Academic Officer Sue Rowley that went out to all 2019 and 2020 graduating students:                   To the recent graduates and their families of the Academy of Art University, It is with regret…

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Collaborate with School of Industrial Design

  The School of Industrial Design is looking for ARH student collaborators on an exciting new venture. They have been invited to design the branding for a new car company created from the merging of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot. This is a well-funded design project with corporate sponsorship and offered as a course taught…

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2021 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Design Competition

First Prize: $5,000! Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20th century city planner, Edmund N. Bacon [1910-2005], the Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards honor both professionals and students whose work epitomize excellence in urban design. Each year, a professional who has made significant contributions to the field of urban planning - through conviction of…

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Student Poster Contest

Dear Students, The University has started a poster contest with prizes to win. Show your skills, design a poster, win a prize, and get showcased in all media outlets at the University. We hope that many of our Architecture students will join this. competition. The deadline is July 24th and the first 3 prizes win…

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Kid of Parts, a design build project by undergrad thesis students is published in the Academy ArtU news

Read the article here:https://artunews.com/2020/06/19/architecture-students-design-a-courtyard-for-real-life-community/ As this is a student led project, please consider a small donation to ensure it gets built for the great community at the Bayview Commons! https://igg.me/at/uEMCiAjCpBE/emal/10274510

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Undergraduate Final Studio Reviews Spring 20 May 14 – 22

Undergraduate Final Studio Reviews SP 2020 May 14 - 22   All Reviews will be in Zoom. Please email architecture.academyart.edu to request Zoom links for a specific studio event.     THURSDAY May 14 3:00-4:30pm PST ARH 498 COMMUNITY DESIGN STUDIO | “Kid of Parts” at Bayview Commons Faculty: Sameena Sitabkhan   3:30-5:30pm PST ARH…

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Graduate Thesis Reviews SP20

GRADUATE THESIS REVIEWS   Our Graduate Master of Architecture [M.Arch] Final Thesis Reviews and Master of Art of Advanced Architectural Design [MA-ARH] Final Portfolio Reviews for the Spring Semester 2020 will begin on May 13 with the MA reviews and continue with the M.Arch reviews on May 18, May 19, May 20, and May 22.…

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School of Architecture B.Arch Thesis Reviews May 7-11 2020

School of Architecture B.Arch Thesis Reviews May 7-11 2020   This week our Spring 2020 B.Arch thesis students are completing their projects under the guidance of thesis studio faculty, Philip Ra and Mini Chu. We honor and admire their hard work over the last year in the face of challenges brought on by COVID-19. Thursday,…

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THE TANGENTS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES ON ZOOM

THE TANGENTS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES ON ZOOM   Please login with us this Monday to hear Gloria Yim discussing the topic of China’s Dialogic with Contemporary Architecture. Links below This lecture presents the current issues in the practice of architecture in China and Yim's collaboration as an architect with the Academy of Art University…

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President’s letter to Students and Faculty

President's Letter to Students and Faculty   Dear Academy of Art University Community, I hope you and your families are doing well during this time of uncertainty. Please know that Academy of Art University is continuing to offer all of our accredited degree programs online and fully servicing our students needs during this challenging time.…

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Letter From the President to the Parents

Letter From the President to the Parents   Dear Parents, I wanted to personally reach out to you and provide an update on how the Academy of Art University is addressing the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Amidst the current COVID19 challenge, the Academy of Art University has been able to smoothly transition our Spring…

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THE T A N G E N T S FACULTY LECTURE SERIES VIA ZOOM

THE TANGENTS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES ON ZOOM   Please login with us this Thursday to hear David Gill exploring the topic of By Product Materiality: Making and Meaning. Links below The built environment is made of matter; the by-product of making. The by-product, when legible, reveals the making; the source, the tool, the process;…

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ABC7 News – Academy of Art University develops new protective equipment for first responders

Academy of Art University using 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers   Dear School of Architecture Community, You will be proud to see this news piece about the efforts to harness the 3D printers across the University to make face shields for hospital workers. The video features our fantastic Brannan shop…

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Technician Q&A Sessions Launch & Announcement

Speak To An Architecture Shop Tech Q&A Sessions:   These hours are available for you to ask any model making, tool, and resource questions you may have as you navigate the challenges of offsite work.  To access a technician please join any of the following zoom meetings during the listed hours:   Speak with Calvin!  https://art.zoom.us/j/8690402223…

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How Academy of Art Students Are Taking Analog Classes Digitally

Art From Afar: How Academy of Art Students Are Taking Analog Classes Digitally   The Academy of Art University proves how innovative online practices were translated overnight and continues to offer art and design education during the COVID-19 crisis to students around the world Sheltering in Place. NBC Bay Area covers our story : https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/coronavirus/art-from-afar-how-academy-of-art-students-are-taking-analog-classes-digitally/2264294/

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The T A N G E N T S Faculty Lecture Series continues on Z O O M

The  T A N G E N T S  Faculty Lecture Series continues on  Z O O M*   Please login with us this Thursday ( 04.02.20) to hear Zach Meade discuss his experience of running his own office. Links below   Zach Meade Tricks for Designing Alone: Lessons Learned from 18 months of Sole…

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Mayor’s Grant Program for Artists and Cultural Organizations

Arts Relief Program for San Francisco   On Monday, March 23, 2020 Mayor London Breed of San Francisco, CA announced an Arts Relief Program (press release can be read here 03.23.20 Grants for the Arts_COVID-19 (1)) to invest directly in working artists and arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by Covid - 19. The investment…

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Link to the University Update

Link to the University Update   Dear Students, Here is a link to frequently updated COVID-19 (Coronavirus) measures and advice by the University: http://resources.academyart.edu/student-resources/keeping-classes-going-during-emergencies/update-march-17-2020.html

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Information for International Students

Information for International Students   (This has been taken from the University’s information page for international students http://resources.academyart.edu/top-5/20200330/international-student-info.html )   Dear International Students, The University wants you to be aware of information concerning international students in the USA or those planning to travel to their home country.  We have included the below FAQs that were sent to…

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Temporary Access to Brannan

Temporary Access to Brannan   Dear Academy of Art University Community, The Campus Safety Department will assist students and staff with removing items from their lockers, studios and offices. If you need assistance, please call the Campus Safety Department at 415-618-3911, and set up an appointment so they can help you retrieve your belongings.  

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Letter from the School of Architecture 03/16/20

Letter from the School of Architecture 03/16/20     Dear ARH Students and Faculty, As new measures in 7 counties of the Bay Area in California go into place starting at 12:01 am on Tuesday, we encourage all of you to follow these measures as they are being put in place to protect the elderly,…

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Home Made Bread

Home Made Bread   Graduate M.Arch student Tia Brill tried and shared the recipe below (and the results look very yummy): Ingredients • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°) • 3 tablespoons sugar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar • 1 tablespoon salt • 2 tablespoons canola oil 6-1/4…

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University Update 03/16/2020

University Update 03/16/2020     Dear Academy of Art University Students & Parents, Instructors & Staff, Thank you for joining Academy of Art University and the larger San Francisco community in our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronoavirus). The world is joining together and you are a part of that effort during these…

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer   Dear Students and Faculty - here is a Home Made Hand Sanitizer Recipe for you! What you’ll need: •3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent) •1/4 cup of aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands smooth and to counteract the harshness of alcohol) •10 drops of essential oil,…

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Concept Board Installation & Links

Concept Board Installation & Links   Dear Students This is a guide to get Concept Board, which is a great visual tool we would like you to use in some of our classes. The School of Architecture has a paid subscription to Concept Board. There is no cost to ARH students. The sign-up is a TWO-step process. Students must…

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Building Closure – Software and Technical Support

Building Closure - Software and Technical Support   Dear students who are affected by the temporary building closure because of the Corona Virus precaution. In light of the fact that you may have been depending on the computer lab resources at Brannan, attached is a quick set of instructions for downloading software products from Autodesk…

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Final Reviews of our Graduate Architecture Thesis

Final Reviews of our Graduate Architecture Thesis   The Final Reviews of our Graduate Architecture Thesis Projects FALL Semester 2019 will start on Tuesday December 17th 2019 and last until December 20th 2019. The reviews initiate the culmination of the student’s career at our school and this final week are full of exiting exhibitions and…

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO AND MIDPOINT REVIEWS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO AND MIDPOINT REVIEWS   The Final Reviews of our Undergraduate Studios and Midpoint for the Fall Semester 2019 will begin today, December 11th. The reviews are open to the public, please see our posters for location and time.

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Undergraduate Thesis Reviews

Undergraduate Thesis Reviews   The Final Reviews of our B.Arch first and second semester Thesis Studio for the Fall Semester 2019 will begin Monday, December 9th with the presentation of our B.Arch Online thesis projects. The reviews are open to the public, please see our posters for location and time. 

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Final Reviews at the School of Architecture

Final Reviews at the School of Architecture   The Final Reviews of our onsite Graduate Architecture Studio Projects FALL Semester 2019 are starting today Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th in the first floor Gallery and the Atrium at Brannan. The reviews initiate the culmination of the semester and the final weeks full of…

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Community Design Trip!

Sameena Sitabkhan takes Community Design to Bosnia Herzegovina November 8, 2019 Sameena Sitabkhan, full-time undergraduate faculty member was recently invited through the US State Dept Arts Envoy program to conduct two design workshops for high school students in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans. The workshops aimed to show how design can be a tool…

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New Department Manager

The School of Architecture is proud to introduce our new Department Manager: Leo Factor November 5, 2019   The School of Architecture would love to welcome Leo Factor as the new Department Manager. We are excited to have him on board with us. Leo is a seasoned traveler and has been living and studying abroad…

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Congratulations Justin Ackerman!

Architecture Alum to Start New Position at Rivian October 29, 2019 Justin Ackerman, who graduated from the architecture department at the Academy of Art University in 2010, has started a new job as Concept Design Team Lead at Rivian, an electrical vehicle manufacturer. Justin is joined by IAD alums Denise Cherry, Courtney DeWalt and Sarah…

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Kincade Fire

Kincade Fire Devastates the Marin and Solano Counties October 28, 2019 This weekend brought the month of October to a close, and with it came yet another conflagration to devastate us all. Those living in Marin and Solano County were either being evacuated or living in constant fear of getting evacuated at some point during…

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Blick in Townsend

Opening Soon: Blick in 466 Townsend October 15, 2019 Great news students! The Blick in 466 Townsend is getting ready to open its doors just in time for Midterms! From October 21st thru October 24th, Blick will be open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. It will only be open for those days and times,…

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Ahmad Jabassini

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When Fashion Meets Architecture

Gardenia Zhou & Lamiae Ameziane Show The Beauty Or Architecture and Fashion Combined October 7, 2019 [embeddoc url="https://architecture.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Fashion-and-Architecture.pdf" download="all"]

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Congratulations Saida+Sullivan Design Partners!

Mimi Sullivan, Saida + Sullivan Design Partners  October 3, 2019 Mimi Sullivan, Principal at Saida + Sullivan Design Partners (SSDP) and Executive Director of the School of Architecture, is proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of Hunter's Point East-West and the Westbrook Apartments affordable family housing rehabilitations.  On September 16, 2019, SSDP, along with SF…

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NEW Job Opportunity!

RIM Architects Currently Hiring  October 2, 2019 RIM Architects is currently hiring. We are looking for design levels 2 (0-3 years of experience) and level 3 (3+ years of experience) with an B.Arch or M.Arch degree. RIM has five offices strategically located in San Francisco and Tustin, California; Hawaii; Guam; and Alaska. Our ability to…

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Architecture In San Francisco

Asian Art Museum October 1, 2019 Explore how Italian architect Gae Aulenti updated and transformed the Old Main Library, built in 1917, into the Asian Art Museum. The renovated museum opened in 2003 and is known for its interplay of the historic and the contemporary. Asian Art Museum: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco When: Sunday,…

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Interns Wanted!

Arcsine, Oakland September 27, 2019 Arcsine in Oakland is looking for part time interns to assist for 2-3 days a week. This firm has a strong foundation for interns of various levels of experience, and a variety of project types that would prove exciting to candidates. For more information about the firm, visit their website…

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Join AIAS!

The American Institute of Architecture Students at Academy of Art University Needs You to Join September 26, 2019 Who Are We? The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. Why join?…

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Workshops Have Begun!

Fall Semester 2019 Workshops Now In Session September 25, 2019 Yet another great resources for students to take advantage of, the School of Architecture's Workshops have begun! Please make sure to support these Workshops by attending and filling out the requisite forms. They are a limitless source of information and assistance, and it's all completely…

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Fall 2019 Semester Town Hall Meeting

Semi-Annual Semester Town Hall Meeting September 23, 2019 The start of a new semester brings us to another Town Hall meeting. This is a great opportunity for students, both onsite and online, to give feedback in regards to facilities, processes, instructors or any other concerns you may have encountered at this point in the semester.…

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Fall Semester Open Studio

The School of Architecture Hosting Its Semesterly Open Studio September 19, 2019 On October 19, 2019, exactly 1 month from now, the School of Architecture will be hosting its Open Studio Event. As a prospective student this is a great opportunity to get to know the Full Time faculty and directors, as well as to…

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Fall 2019 Student Representatives

Meet your Fall 2019 Student Reps: Micah Goshi, Ei Kay Khine Zin, and Connor Bowes September 13, 2019 Ei Kay Khine Zin, M.Arch Ei Kay Khine Zin, who prefers to be called “K,” is from Myanmar. She is currently enrolled in ARH 619, which is the last studio before thesis, and is minutes from her…

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Park(ing) Day Approaches!

Park Chair September 16, 2019 The AIASF mentorship committee welcomes you to join our installation, PARK CHAIR, at 130 Sutter Street, in front of historic building, the Hallidie Building and AIASF office. PARK CHAIR, a 44 feet installation, is a merge of collaboration between architects, artist, musicians, yogis and enthusiasts. From The One Inch Chair…

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Back to School

Welcome to Fall 2019 September 5, 2019 The School of Architecture would like to welcome new students attending the school and to say welcome back to those continuing students joining us for what we hope will be another wonderful semester. We wish you the best of luck and we would like to remind you all…

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Architecture + City Festival

2019 Festival September 9, 2019 Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design in a month long celebration of architecture! This year's event is themed "We the City" and will feature San Francisco Living. For more information and to buy Festival tickets, please go to AIASF.org.

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ARH Alum Wins HBO Visionary Award

M.Arch Student Shows His Directing Skills September, 6, 2019 Nirav Bhakta (M.Arch 2017) is one of three winners of the 2019 HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Competition as producer and co-director of Halwa, a film about an Indian woman who reconnects with her childhood sweetheart through Facebook. Nirav is a part-time actor and director in…

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Jose Mayoral Moratilla: Selected To Edit “Revista Materia”

Materia #18: The Open Project August 14, 2019 Jose Mayoral Moratilla has been chosen to edit a well know Chilean architecture journal "Revista Materia." This issue of Materia Arquitectura assesses the notion of an open project. A notion that understands obsolescence as an integral part or function and accepts the possibility of transformation as an…

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PRÁCTICA: Refurbishing the Monument to the Fallen

PRÁCTICA Does It Again February 2019 PRÁCTICA's proposal for the refurbishment of the Monument to the Fallen in Pamplona, Spain, into a new City Hall building has been shortlisted for the second phase of the international competition. It will be presented in public on February 19th as part of a participatory process aimed to involve…

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B.Arch Alumni Featured in Dwell Magazine

School of Architecture Alumni Success  Mike Donahue The School of Architecture would like to share some exciting news! Mike Donahue, a B.Arch alumni, had his project feature as the lead story in Dwell magazine. Mike had the following story to share with his Alma Mater: "Since leaving San Francisco in 2017, I spent some time…

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PRÁCTICA Wins Social Housing Competition

School of Architecture Shows Its Pride   The School of Architecture is proud to announce that PRÁCTICA, led by Jose Mayoral Moratilla, Jaime Daroca, and Jose Ramon Sierra, have won first place in a social housing competition held in Seville, Spain. This design was in collaboration with Daroca Arquitectos. Technical facts: Architecture: PRÁCTICA and Daroca…

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2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

Student Design Competition Preview FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 USD The full competition packet (with rules and regulations) will be emailed to all who sign up by Wednesday, September 30, 2019. IMPORTANT DATES Full Competition Packet Release: August 1. 2019 Entries Due By: November 22, 2019 @ 11:59PM EDT Awards Ceremony: February 2020 in Philidelphia THE EDMUND…

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History Going Up In Flames: Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral

A Nod to Notre Dame We join the global community that is in shock and distress over the events in Paris yesterday. Notre Dame de Paris, arguably one of the most prominent gothic cathedrals representative of the Middle Ages, suffered a devastating fire on Monday, April 15, 2019. The cathedral was undergoing renovations to repair…

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Vectorworks 2019 Scholarship

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION   You are designing the future. Faced with some of the biggest design challenges of our time, students are boldly imagining a brighter world and using design tools to share these visions with others. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship seeks to promote excellence in design and observe how the next generation will…

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Outer Space 2019

Outer Space 2019 Competition   Blank Space is thrilled to announce the inaugural Outer Space competition in partnership with ArchDaily, Archinect, and Bustler. The winners will be selected by a jury that includes astronaut Chris Hadfield, David Benjamin, Studio Drift and Chris Precht. Outer space has always captured the imaginations of the general public. New…

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Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship   Shepley Bulfinch will be hosting a Design Fellow in the summer of 2018. The application deadline is February 22nd. The Fellowship gives a promising architecture student the opportunity to spend ten weeks this summer immersed in real design problems and collaborative solutions in one of our design studios. Past…

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Davidson Rafailidis Among 10 Best

School of Architecture Faculty Stephanie Davidson’s firm Davidson Rafailidis recognized among the 10 Best Residential Projects of 2018   Graduate School of Architecture's Faculty member Stephanie Davidson's work is listed among the 10 Best Residential Projects of 2018 by Azure Magazine. From resplendent single-family houses to imaginative, affordable and sustainable multi-unit dwellings, Azure Magazine selected the…

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Final Reviews at AAU School of Architecture

Final Reviews at AAU School of Architecture   The Final Reviews of our Graduate Architecture Studio Projects FALL Semester 2018 have started today. The reviews initiate the culmination of the semester and the final weeks full of exiting exhibitions and presentations at the school. There will also be studio reviews for the undergraduate program as…

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Lecture in San Francisco   Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Partners at Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Architects Concepcion, Chile, are lecturing at the AAU School of Architecture / Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107 Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture…

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PRÁCTICA Lecture

PRÁCTICA Lecture in San Francisco   José Mayoral Moratilla Architect and Partner at Studio PRÁCTICA, Architects with offices in Madrid, Seville, Spain and Santiago, Chile, is lecturing at the AAU School of Architecture / Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107 PRÁCTICA is an international architecture…

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HHF Architects

HHF Architects Lecture in San Francisco  Simon Frommenwiler Architect and Partner of HHF Architects from Basel, Switzerland is lecturing at the AAU School of Architecture / Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107  HHF Architects was founded in 2003 by Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann and Simon…

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Environmental Design Open House

Environmental Design Open House at the Academy of Art University   The Academy of Art University’s Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, and Landscape Architecture are hosting a joint Open House this Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am – 4:00pm in our building at 601 Brannan.  We will be offering presentations about the departments, tours of the…

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Tezuka Architects

Tezuka Architects Lecture in San Francisco     Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects is lecturing at the AAU School of Architecture / Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107 "What we're expounding is very simple: To be in a space where people can feel the breeze,…

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Jules Dingle, DIGSAU

Architect Jules Dingle Partner of DIGSAU Philadelphia, PA Lecture in San Francisco    Jules Dingle is lecturing at the Academy of Art University School of Architecture / Monday, October 8th 2018, 6pm at 601 Brannan Street, Large Atrium Space, San Francisco, CA 94107 DIGSAU believes that architecture can allow people to uncover/discover connections between each…

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Point Perch at Hunter’s Point

Academy Cares: Point Perch at Hunter's Point   Great news! Our Design Build Point Perch video is up for the people's choice on the AIA page - We need voters! "Point Perch," a seating installation designed and built by AAU undergraduate architecture students together with the Hunters Point Community is documented in a short film…

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Dora Epstein-Jones at LA Forum

AAU School of Architecture Faculty Member Dora Epstein-Jones is speaking in LA tonight at the LA Forum, the rare venue for open exchanges about architecture and the city through exhibitions, discussions and publications.

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Job Postings: GL Planning & Design

Job Postings: GL Planning & Design   www.glpsf.com GL Planning & Design has immediate need to fill the following positions. I. Junior Architectural Designer (REVIT®) · San Francisco, California Experience: 3+ years’ experience Description: GL Planning & Design, Inc. is a San Francisco-based architecture firm that specializes in the research and design of corporate, university,…

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Grads – Join the AIA for free!

Grads - Join the AIA for free! Recent B.Arch. and M.Arch. graduates from the Academy of Art University School of Architecture can receive a free AIA membership for 18 months, as well as free registration to the AIA Conference 2018, held this June 21-23 in New York City. For further information, go to https://joinus.aia.org/new-grad/.

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Summer and Fall Registration 2018

Summer & Fall 2018 Registration Begins Today February 19. 2018   Students can sign up for summer and fall classes starting today. You can register with your advisers or register online on your student portal https://www.academyart.edu/login Make sure you register early so that the classes you are interested in are available for you.

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Graduate Faculty included in an exhibition in Berlin, Germany

Graduate Faculty included in an exhibition in Berlin, Germany M.Arch Faculty Member Ben Rice's autonomous drawings were recently acquired for the permanent collection of the Architekturmuseum at TU Berlin. They will be part of an exhibit titled “Artifacts of Architectural Design and their Knowledge Practice: Sketching, Drawing, Scripting and Modeling” the exhibition is up until February 22nd at…

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Austin+Mergold wins 2018 City of Dreams Competition

Austin+Mergold wins 2018 City of Dreams Competition   AAU Architecture Faculty member Jason Austin with his firm Austin+Mergold, recently won the 2018 City of Dreams Competition, with their proposal to recycle metal grain bins to frame sky views and track the path of the sun in New York. For further information see https://archpaper.com/2018/02/winner-2018-city-dreams-pavilion-competition-announced/

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She Builds 2018

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Faculty member José Mayoral curator of the 2017 Chile Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism

Faculty member José Mayoral curator of the 2017 Chile Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism Graduate School of Architecture Faculty is one of the curators of the next Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2017  titled “Diálogos Impostergables” in Valparaiso, Chile.  Biennial Brief:   Thinking about what we consider unpostponable requires us to start a dialogue about new alternatives, in which there…

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Architecture Faculty members win Competition in Málaga, Spain

Architecture Faculty members win Competition in Málaga, Spain School of Architecture faculty members Jaime Daroca Guerrero, José Mayoral Moratilla and José Ramón Sierra Y Gómez de León's practice PRACTICA together with Daroca Arquitectos have been awarded the first prize for the competition proposal for the "New Forms of Habitation - The Green Block" competition in…

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Competition Success for Graduate Architecture Student

Competition Success for Graduate Architecture Student Master of Architecture Student Tsz Wai Leung won a honorable mention in the The Hong Kong Pixel Home Competition for her architecture thesis project LiSC “Living in Shared Community” an innovative housing proposal that utilizes the concept of a sharing economy. The project introduces a social and sustainable community that…

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Spring Show: ARH 550 Awards

Spring Show: ARH 550 Awards   Congratulations to the B.Arch thesis students whose achievements were recognized with the following awards: Stefan Ultsch: Outstanding Thesis Award José Martín Melara: Most Honorable Thesis Award and AIA Certificate of Merit based on overall GPA Maria Niella Grajales: Most Curative Thesis Award Saeed Alneyadi: Most Playfully Provocative Thesis Award…

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AAU Undergraduate Student, Naomi Rojas, Featured in USA TODAY

AAU Undergraduate Student, Naomi Rojas, Featured in USA TODAY   USA Today article "Silicon Valley applies a tech fix to homelessness," by Jon Swartz, focuses on fixing the SF Homeless problem. This article mentions the Academy of Art University and quotes Undergraduate Director, Jennifer Asselstine about the students role in designing futuristic solutions. It also…

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Graduate Faculty Member Stephanie Davidson Among Blueprint Award Winners

Graduate Faculty Member Stephanie Davidson Among Blueprint Award Winners   Graduate faculty member, Stephanie Davidson, won the 2016 Blueprint Awards with her firm Davidson Rafailidis. Stephanie, as well as her partner Georg Rafailidis, are also scheduled for a lecture on November 10th as part of our Fall Lecture Series. http://bustler.net/news/5254/zaha-hadid-gr-ntuch-ernst-davidson-rafailidis-among-2016-blueprint-award-winners Best Small Project Winner: Davidson Rafailidis,…

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Architecture Faculty Member Elizabeth Tippin Elected to the Board of Directors for DRBF

Architecture Faculty Member Elizabeth Tippin Elected to the Board of Directors for DRBF   Elizabeth Tippin, a valued faculty member of the Academy of Art University School of Architecture, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) Region One, United States and Canada. The DRBF is a non-profit organization…

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Congratulations to Mallory Cusenbery for AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Award

Congratulations to Mallory Cusenbery for AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Award We congratulate faculty member Mallory Cusenbery, as his firm RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture just won an AIA award for their Sutter County Courthouse. For more information, go to http://new.aia.org/showcases/15896-sutter-county-courthouse.

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Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with Architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works

Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with Architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works   Check out the fascinating article from Archinect News featuring Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works. http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works Abraham Burickson, photo by Ariel Abrahams.

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Architecture Alumni featured in Chronicle SFGATE

Architect's love of San Francisco buildings shows in his sketches   Dianne de Guzman Updated 4:03 am, Sunday, August 28, 2016 Photo: Courtesy Dan Hogman Check out this great article about Academy of Art, School of Architecture Alumni Dan Hogman. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Dan-Hogman-Architect-love-San-Francisco-buildings-9188301.php

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Thesis Award Recipients

School of Architecture 2016 B.Arch Thesis Award winners Front Row: Karen Seong, Undergraduate Assistant Director, Benny Flores, Paris Yuan, Erina Yamada, Jennifer Asselstine, Undergraduate Director Back Row: Michael Attwell, Micheal Donahue   The Thesis Awards this year were: Paris Yuan, 2016 Outstanding B.Arch Thesis Award For her thoughtful exploration of human condition   Michael Attwell,…

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Simon Battisti Among Curators at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy 2016

Simon Battisti Among Curators at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy 2016   School of Architecture faculty member Simon Battisti together Leah Whitman-Salkin, and design collective Åbäke have been selected to represent Albania at the 15th International Biennale in Venice in 2016, with their project entitled, “I Have Left You the Mountain.” The…

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NAAB B.Arch. Accreditation

NAAB B.Arch. Accreditation   Dear ARH Community, Today our school received the letter from NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) announcing that our professional Bachelor of Architecture program has been granted a 3 year term of initial accreditation (the maximum term for initial accreditation). The accreditation is effective as of Jan.1, 2015. The report is very…

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3D Print Lab

3D Print Lab Since last Fall Semester, the 3D print lab at the Warehouse is available to ALL students! Important to know…. The lab is open Monday through Saturday 9am to 9pm** **closed when class occupied: M 12-3pm and TH 3:30-6:30pm Lab is located on the 4th floor of 1849 Washington (The Warehouse) There is…

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Kuka Robot Arm

Kuka Robot Arm Check out the new Kuka Robot Arm in action at the Brannan workshop - this study by faculty member Peter Suen and Greg Grundstrom from the shop explores one of many new possibilities with this tool. <cite="https: www.facebook.com="" 215399411898456="" videos="" 765583080213417="" "="">Robot Arm first test. Video and Arm programming by Greg Grundstrom</cite="https:>

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B.Arch NAAB Accreditation Visit Success!

B.Arch NAAB Accreditation Visit Success!   We would like to announce the recent success of the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) Visit for Initial Accreditation of the B.Arch degree program. The Visiting Team not only saw the strengths of our faculty, curriculum and student work in the School of Architecture, but the importance and value…

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M.Arch Emerging Technologies Coordinator Benjamin Rice featured in Actar Book

M.Arch Emerging Technologies Coordinator Benjamin Rice featured in Actar Book ‘Coat of the Jaguar’ written by Juan Azulay (MTTR MGMT) and Benjamin Rice (MTTR MGMT), as well as their drawing ‘Prison Flight Map,’ were recently included in the Actar book ‘Critical Prison Design: Mas d’Enric Penitentiary by AiB Aequitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura.’ ACTAR is…

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Joseph King Featured in AIA SF’s Small Firms, Great Projects 2014

Joseph King Featured in AIA SF's Small Firms, Great Projects 2014   Instructor Joseph King's work is currently featured as part of the AIA SF website's "Small Firms, Great Projects" online exhibition. The Beverly Shores project, previously awarded a Distinguished Building Honor by AIA Chicago, is a two-level, single family home off the shores of Lake Michigan.…

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Abraham Burickson’s Odyssey Works

Abraham Burickson's Odyssey Works Odyssey Works was founded in San Francisco in 2001 by Director Abraham Burickson and Matthew Purdon, who at the time reconsidered their previous work – theater, writing and visual art – and began to explore ways to bridge the gap between artist and audience. Collaborating artists worked intensively with Burickson to…

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MCKNHM Work Featured in AMC

MCKNHM Work Featured in AMC Designed by Mark Mueckenheim, principal of MCKNHM, the CMYK house was published in the prestigious AMC magazine earlier this year. The CMYK house was also included in AMC's special "Maisons" issue. AMC is the leading architecture magazine in France.

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Architectural Association Visiting School

Architectural Association Visiting School Academy of Art’s School of Architecture Collaborates with London’s Architectural Association to Create a Mediated Room in the Sky This summer the Academy of Art’s School of Architecture hosted its first Architectural Association Visiting School in San Francisco. Titled “Post-Industrial Landscapes,” the 10 day workshop focused on merging design, cinema, and…

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PRO499: Special Topics in Glass Geometries

PRO499: Special Topics in Glass Geometries Glass Geometries is a new course using 3D software (Rhino, Grasshopper, Weaverbird, 3DS Max) and rapid prototyping to develop and produced fused, slumped, and cast glass pieces. In this class, you’ll develop advanced skills in form-finding, rendering and fabrication. You’ll learn about the aesthetics and material properties of molded…

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Butterfly House by Kelton Dissel

Butterfly House by Kelton Dissel 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…

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Academy of Art University USGBC Member

Academy of Art University USGBC Member   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…

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Façade Delivery – Challenges in China

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AIAS – Free Membership Up to 18 Months

AIAS - Free Membership Up to 18 Months  *Some restrictions apply. Details and membership applications are available at www.aia.org/join_grad *The AIA offers complimentary membership for 2013 graduates of accredited schools of architecture. Students must provide a copy of their diploma with the membership application to qualify for free membership with the AIA for up to…

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Kylee Keller named on AIA SF Board of Directors

Kylee Keller named on AIA SF Board of Directors

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What’s Next for America’s Cup – SPUR – Sept 18

What's Next for America's Cup - SPUR - Sept 18