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Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture 2024

  Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture 2024   The Pre-College Art & Design Experience (PCADE) at the Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. Removing tuition as a barrier is in alignment with the university's mission to be inclusive in offering art and design education to…

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Periplus Summer Workshops: towards a new materiality

Periplus Workshops 2024 towards a new MATERIALITY Short-term residency for designers, artists, architects, creatives & performing artists, working across all cultural fields. Periplus Workshops offers selected creative and cultural students, graduates, tutors and professionals from all over the world, the time and space to delve into a constantly open lab, where thinking through making, direct…

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The Jeff Harnar Awards accepting submissions

2024 Jeff Harnar Awards The Jeff Harnar Awards for Architecture are now accepting submissions for 2024. The Jeff Harnar Awards program was created by Garrett Thornburg in 2007 to honor the memory of architect Jeff Harnar, known for his groundbreaking design in contemporary architecture in New Mexico. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 11, 2024. For…

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Tuition-Free Pre-College Summer Architecture Program

  Pre-College Summer Program in Architecture   The Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) at Academy of Art University is a tuition-FREE art and design education program for high school students. The Architecture pre-college program offers two options for the learning modality.  Students can learn in person on our San Francisco campus or online via Zoom. The…

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AIA California Urban Design Awards- Students

2023 | Key Dates Call for Submissions: March 8 , 2023 Registration Deadline: April 19, 2023 Submission Deadline: May 17, 2023 AIA California’s Urban Design Awards recognizes excellence in the creation, improvement, and sustainability of our physical environment by Architects and Landscape Architects.  Sustainability, as applied to this category of Design Awards, can include reduction of reliance on…

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Tactical Urbanism NOW! Competition

Tactical Urbanism Now! Architecture Competition | The challenge of this competition is to imagine more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable public spaces. The idea is to think creatively and to experiment with new possibilities to improve the conditions of the cities where we live in. Exploring the potentialities of Tactical Urbanism, designers are encouraged to…

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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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Informal Group Chat for Undergraduate Students

Informal Group Chat for Undergraduate Students   Connect with the larger student body of our undergraduate architecture program through our informal Slack group chat!  Get to know upperclassmen, lower classmen and even some faculty through this channel!  Who's still up working alongside you?  To join, click this link:  Invite people to ARH Undergrad Students  …

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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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Career Development Information

Career Development Information NCARB "Becoming an Architect", http://www.ncarb.org/Becoming-an-Architect.aspx The Emerging Professional's Companion, http://epcompanion.org/ National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), http://www.ncarb.org American Institute of Architects (AIA), http://www.aia.org American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), http://aias.org Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), http://www.acsa-arch.org National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), http://naab.org/home

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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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Best Laptops for Architects 2023 / 2022 and 2020

Dear Students, Architizer published a 2023 update to their list of best laptops, that we are sharing here: 13 Top Laptops for Architects and Designers (NEW for 2023)   Architizer just published a good 2022 update about potential laptops for architects. There is also a section with budget laptops to consider: 15 Top Laptops for…

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3D Furniture

3D Furniture:   A great way to enhance your final renderings and add detail to your final 3D model is the use of 3D furniture. When doing so, you don't want to use any furniture from googles 3D warehouse or other free websites, but good high-quality furniture from brands that produce furniture for use in…

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Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources   Facilitates equal access throughout the university, both online and on-campus, for students with disabilities and health conditions.   Accessibility Resources PDF Accessibility Resources ensures equal access and opportunities for students with disabilities. As a student with a disability, you may be used to receiving accommodations and having IEPs or 504 Plans in high school. These…

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Academy Resource Center

Academy Resource Center   The Academy Resource Center (ARC) is open to all students, and supports student success with: ARC Workshops & Tutoring, English for Art Purposes (EAP) language support, Accessibility Services, and Online Student Support. For up-to-date information how the ARC could be of help, please click on the link below. https://www.academyart.edu/arc-handout Help offered…

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National Organization of Minority Architects – NOMAS

San Francisco NOMA   NOMAS AAU students have made an intro video to the club including how to join, and get involved: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/BfOcCERZKZHlQn21INV4za?domain=youtube.com

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New InDesign Archiving Instructions

 New InDesign archiving instructions   Dear Students, please refer to this document for archiving instructions for using Indesign templates. InDesign Archiving Information and Instructions

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Tech Support Available

  Tech Support Available   James Ryan can help you problem solve computer-related tech issues. Whether you need help optimize your computer for best performance or need advice buying a new computer, please reach out to him for help.   An investment in a good computer and a large monitor is recommended before the second…

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Remote Laser Cutting & 3D Printing

Remote Laser Cutting & 3D Printing   We are excited to announce that remote laser cutting and 3D printing is available! Submit your digital files via email to the fabrication shops at 1849 Washington and pick up in person OR pay for shipping to have the pieces mailed to you. Shipping is available within the…

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Using Onsite Facilities in Spring 2021

  Dear Students, During the Pandemic the University has concentrated all onsite woodshop and studio facilities at 1849 Washington (“The Warehouse” - please see below plan for the location of the entrance gate). This link leads to a menu of opportunities and course fees for using these onsite Facilities. To sign up for the resources…

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Concept Board Tools for Faculty

For our faculty, we are sharing the institutional knowledge gathered since 2017 on making the most out of Concept Board.   For a video tutorial please see this Zoom recording of a tutorial session by Karen on 2020-09-11   Concept Board Templates   Concept Board Templates are useful to quickly set up the virtual room…

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Concept Board Tools

Concept Board     Building a studio culture in a virtual class room requires additional effort, empathy, time, and most importantly, a "shared space." Concept Board is a virtual shared space that facilitates desk crits. The drawing and commenting tools in Concept Board, whether used alone asynchronously or synchronously during Zoom calls, approximate the in-person…

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UNDERGRADUATE Course Archive InDesign Template

Undergraduate Course Archives   Notes to Faculty: Please distribute the InDesign template file in the beginning of the semester. The file should first be modified to list the assignments specific to your course. The undergraduate template files are different from the graduate version. If you are teaching in both grad and undergrad department, please be…

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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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Mental Health Resource

Mental Health   Students should be encouraged to be vigilant about maintaining their mental health which can be exacerbated by the stress of completing course work when there are ongoing financial, legal, housing, and other anxieties. As faculty, we should set high expectations in our courses for the students’ benefit while simultaneously showing empathy and…

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Video Tutorials for Manual Drawing

Video Tutorials for Manual Drawing   There are video tutorials available on the School of Architecture Resources on Brightspace for enrolled students. Please self-enroll at this link to access the videos: https://online.academyart.edu/d2l/le/discovery/view/course/13450 Click the button that says "Self Enroll," then navigate to this link. You will see a collection of video tutorials listed below. Manual…

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Video Tutorials for Model Making

Video Tutorials for Model Making   There are video tutorials available on the School of Architecture Resources on Brightspace for enrolled students. Please self-enroll at this link to access the videos: https://online.academyart.edu/d2l/le/discovery/view/course/13450 Click the button that says "Self Enroll," then navigate to this link. You will see a collection of video tutorials and PDF downloads…

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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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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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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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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2021 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2021 WHEELWRIGHT PRIZE   International competition for early-career architects to win 100,000 USD research fellowship accepting applications through January 31, 2021 Cambridge, MA (November 17, 2020) — The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the 2021 cycle of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition…

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Software Demos

Software Demos   Videos    Autocad Axonometric Projection, Part 1 Axonometric Projection, Part 2 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 1 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 2 AutoCAD Refresher, Part 3 Creating an Image Layer From Cad to Presentation, Part 1 From Cad to Presentation, Part 2 Creating an Image Layer Shadow Projection and Rendering, Part 1 Shadow Projection and…

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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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Online Library Resources

We wanted to let everyone know that there are online library resources available that ARH students will find helpful. The full range of resources are described on the AAU library website at this link: https://libguides.academyart.edu/architecture/periodicals-ejournals   The availability of the periodical DETAIL should be highlighted. Detail is an excellent source of high quality articles and…

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Online Research Database JSTOR

JSTOR is a research database that offers full text scholarly journals covering a wide range of arts, architecture, music, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.   1. Go to the AAU Library site: http://library.academyart.edu/   2. Go to the "Online Articles & Databases" link, then select JSTOR. There are many other good options in this menu,…

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Studio Culture Policy

You can download our Studio Culture Policy here STUDIO CULTURE POLICY   Academy of Art University School of Architecture The Studio Culture Policy provides guidance to faculty and students so that a positive academic climate is realized at the AAU School of Architecture. It is the desire of the School that all students and all…

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Resources on Race and Architecture

Below, there is an extensive list of Resources for reading and viewing on race and architecture, compiled by Mario Gooden, with Mabel O. Wilson and the Architectural League of New York staff - published by the Architectural League of New York. We would like to share this here. Please find a link to the original source…

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Cut-out People

Here are sources for good cutout people: • mrcutout.com • skalgubbrasil.tumblr.com • nonscandinavia.com • escalalatina.com • architizer.com/blog/2d-people/ • freecutout.com • pimpmydrawing.com • arch-vizz.com • ronenbekerman.wetransfer.com • xoio-air.de • xoio-air.de II • black-img.com • clipped.io • cutoutmix.com • jugaadrender.in • immediateentourage.com • pngimg.com • artcutout.studioalternativi.co.il • viz-people.com • cutoutpeople.com  

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Visualization Resources

Dear Students! Below is a list of architectural rendering blogs featuring tutorials. While we teach architecture and not necessarily visualization, it is imperative that any architect has to learn the ability to communicate her or his designs well. A great ability in representation will enhance your chance of landing a dream job or get your…

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Archi Hacks – In Design Video

Dear Students, here is an InDesign video tutorial from Archi Hacks:

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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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CAD-Blocks Furniture, People and more …

Website To Offer Free Resources The Website dimensions.com (formerly Dimensions.Guide) is nice enough to offer CAD Blocks/Entourage as a free download, the drawings are of exceptional quality making this a great resource. "Dimensions.com is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make…

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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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Call for Artists India Basin Shoreline Park Project

CALL FOR ARTISTS 900 Innes - India Basin Shoreline Park Public Art Project The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications to the Bayview Artist Registry to be considered for the 900 Innes - India Basin Shoreline Park Public Art Project. Artists with a meaningful connection to the…

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SARA NY Design Awards 2020

Design Competition Open to Students   Registration Deadline July 7 2020 Submission Deadline July 14 2020 Student Entry Fee $50 One project in the student category will receive an award of $1,000.   SARA NY 2020 Design Awards Past Year's Winners (firms and students)   About SARA National   The Society of American Registered Architects…

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Presentation on Becoming a Licensed Architect

Presentation on Becoming a Licensed Architect   Do you want to know how you can become a “real” Architect? Even while you are still studying? There are a lot of DOs and DO NOTs that are enforceable with fines and even imprisonment. But don't be nervous! We're here to help you promote yourself in a…

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Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak   Given all the changes and uncertainty of the past month, we wanted to update you with some thoughts and notes regarding the Architectural Experience Program, which documents the real world work experience that is an integral piece of the licensing process in the United States. As jobs…

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Edmund N. Bacon 2020

2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Design Competition Brief $25 | per entry at the time of submission $5,000 | First Prize Award Sign up now for more information www.PhiladelphiaCFA.org IMPORTANT DATES August 1, 2019: Full Competition Packet released + Competition opens November 22, 2019: Final date to submit entries February 2020 (date…

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SD Design Challenge

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2020 Design Challenge  This is a collegiate competition for energy-efficient, renewable buildings. In this Challenge that spans one to two academic semesters, students will get hands-on experience working on multidisciplinary teams to envision the future of the built environment. Complete details are available in the Design Challenge Rules. November…

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2019/2020 Steel Competition

2020 STEEL DESIGN STUDENT COMPETITION 20th Annual ACSA/AISC Student Competition Category I   URBAN FOOD HUB: Life of a Steel Building  Category II OPEN The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the 20th annual Steel Design Student Competition for the 2019-2020 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of…

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eVolo Competition

2020 Skyscraper Competition  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:59 PM (EDT) eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It…

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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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International Design Competition

International Design Competition Architecture of Inheritance Aditya College of Architecture (ACA), was established in 2013. Since its inception, the college has continuously been working towards a vision to take architectural education ahead of the traditional curriculum and achieving higher goals in grooming better professionals every year. The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. The…

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2020 Gabriel Prize Competition

Western European Architecture Foundation Celebrating 30 year The Western European Architecture Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote architecture drawn by hand through the Gabriel Prize The Gabriel Prize, named in honor of French architect Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782), focuses on preserving the tradition of drawing and painting for future generations of architects.…

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Annual Berkeley Prize

The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2020 The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of…

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Building 4Humanity

2nd Edition of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition The NGO Building 4Humanity, Designing and Reconstructing Communities Association (Portugal) and Alliance of Architectural Modernity (Taiwan) are organizing the 2nd edition of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition. The 2019 competition welcomes applications from interdisciplinary teams composed of professionals or students. In 2019, the program brief addresses a…

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Call For Proposal

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Reference Links

Resources   LUNA image database AAU Ebrary Material ConneXion 2009 LEED Reference Guide San Francisco Building Codes 2010 ASHRAE 90.1 2012 International Building Codes 2009 ICC Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2011 International Fire Code 2011 National Electrical Code 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code   Building Codes   2019 California Building Code Vol. 1:…

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Professional Preparedness

PROFESSIONAL PREPAREDNESS   Visit the following professional preparedness tutorials. Note: These resource links are only available to enrolled students. Each link will direct you to an Academy Login page where you can access the material once you log in. Videos   Writing Skills Job Search and Networking Portfolio Workshop, Part 1 Portfolio Workshop, Part 2…

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Eating Around Brannan

Eating Around Brannan Hungry? Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats all deliver to Brannan from all over San Francisco. In addition, food trucks can usually be found right around the corner each day of the week. For information regarding the food trucks, you can go to Off The Grid. There is a Starbucks on 4th…

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Campus Safety

Campus Safety   The Department of Campus Safety is a diversified organization providing professional safety services to its students, faculty and administrators. The Campus Safety team is a proactive, service-oriented agency trained to respond to the needs of the university and is staffed and equipped to protect with pride, sensitivity, and integrity. If the worst…

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City Life

Living In San Francisco What to do, where to go, and how to get there Living in a city as large as San Francisco means that you will never be bored. There is always something exciting to do or some place to go. We have compiled some resources to help you with this and make…

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Professional Connections

Professional Connections  Important Resources  The American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects San Francisco National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

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Lecture Videos

Lecture Videos   Our international lecture series brings a diverse mix of highly distinguished guests and interesting young practices to our school to engage with faculty and students and to talk about their work. Recent speakers include: Frank Barkow (Barkow Leibinger - Berlin) /Michael Bell (Bell Seong Architecture - New York) / Peter Busby (Perkins…

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Urban Confluence: Silicon Valley

A design competition that could change a student's life forever Silicon Valley will never be the same Urban Confluence Silicon Valley invites design visionaries throughout the world to help define the identity and spirit of this extraordinary region, to reflect the breathless sense of possibility we all feel, and to propel that influence and hope…

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TRANSFER Architecture

Architecture Video Award 2019 Purpose The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award, to be launched in 2019, to recognize the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city or landscape worldwide. With the TRANSFER Architecture Video Award, we aim to highlight the contributions that best represent new means of…

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2018/19 Fentress Global Challenge

Re-Envisioning the Airport Terminal Building for the Year 2075 A Need for 21st Century Airport Design Global commerce and the unprecedented demand for travel and have resulted in the proliferation of airports around the world. In their short history, terminal buildings have been criticized for employing generic architectural forms that are unapologetically disconnected from their…

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2019 Rookie Awards

Submissions now open! As of March 7th, submissions are now open for the 2019 Rookie Awards. We hope that you will consider submitting your work, including Spring Show projects, to this distinguished platform. Founded in 2009, the Rookies is an international awards and mentorship platform sponsored by the Autodesk. Though the Rookies, you will have the…

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Urban Habitat Competition

International Student Design Competition   INTRODUCTION The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce TIMBER IN THE CITY 3: Urban Habitats Competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. The competition is a partnership between the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), ACSA and the School of Constructed Environments (SCE) at Parsons School of Design. The program is intended to engage students, working individually or in teams, to imagine the transformation of our existing cities through sustainable buildings from renewable resources, offering expedient affordable construction, innovating with new and traditional wooden materials, and designing healthy living and working…

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2018-2019 Steel Design Competition

ACSA/AISC Student Competition Category 1: Intermodel Transportation Center Category 2: Open http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-steel-competition/registration  

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Radical Innovation Award

Radical Innovation Award Call for Entries Open through April 30th Through an annual competition, Radical Innovation mobilizes disruptors from around the world with the ideas to propel the industry forward. The result is a creative community gathered by the same passion for innovation, introducing the dreamers to those equipped with the necessary resources to bring…

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SARA National Design Awards 2019

SARA National Design Awards 2019 Deadline: August 3rd Register: www.form.jotform.us/saracad/2019 The Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through The SARAs, an annual National Design Awards Program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines. Awards are…

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Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship

Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship   The Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship is now accepting applications. The deadline is March 12th www.beoriginalamericas.com/fellowship The non-profit organization, dedicated to advocating for authentic design, is offering two undergraduate students currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of study the opportunity for a 7-week immersive fellowship program, June…

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MG2’s R.E.D. Student Portfolio Competition

MG2’s R.E.D. Student Portfolio Competition   Win an internship at one to the top architecture firms in the world! ENTER BY FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AT RED.MG2.COM The MG2 Recognizing Exceptional Design (R.E.D.) Student Portfolio Competition celebrates the work of architecture students across the nation. The students (undergraduate and graduate) awarded best overall portfolio will each…

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DWELL Architecture Competition

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2018 AZ Awards

2018 AZ Awards   AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2018 AZ Awards. Now in its 8th year, the AZ Awards competition celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world. * Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the…

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San Francisco

San Francisco and the Bay Area   List of Significant Buildings in San Francisco: - University Art Museum Berkeley / Mario J. Ciampi (now closed) http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/University_Art_Museum.html (CLOSED - NOW SLATED FOR DEMOLITION)    - Transamerica Pyramid / William L. Pereira & Associates http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Transamerica_Pyramid.html    - Saint Mary's Cathedral / Pier Luigi Nervi http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/St_Marys_Cathedral_SF.html    - Marin…

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Bookshops & Libraries

Bookshops & Libraries   Library: AAU Library https://library.academyart.edu    Bookstores: William Stout Architectural Books https://stoutbooks.com SFMOMA Museum Store https://museumstore.sfmoma.org Dog Eared Books http://www.dogearedbooks.com Mission: Comics & Art http://www.missioncomicsandart.com Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative http://www.adobebooks.com 871 Fine Arts http://www.artbook.com/871store.html

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Model Supplies

Model Supplies   Model Shops in SF:  ARCH Art Supplies http://www.archsupplies.com Blick Art Materials https://www.dickblick.com/stores/california/sanfranciscomarketst/ FLAX art & design https://flaxart.com Art Primo San Francisco http://www.artprimosf.com International / Online: Modulor Berlin - Large Online Model Supply Shop worldwide deliveries: https://www.modulor.de/en/  Shapeways - Online 3D printing store worldwide deliveries: https://www.shapeways.com Ponoko - Online Laser Cutting Service: https://www.ponoko.com  Please…

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Flash (1 week) Competition: Propaganda

Flash (1 week) Competition: Propaganda   http://www.archoutloud.com/propaganda-intro.html A ONE-WEEK EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE'S ROLE IN PROPAGANDA OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE “All art is propaganda. It is universally and inescapably propaganda; sometimes unconsciously, but often deliberately, propaganda.” ​​-Upton Sinclair

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Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition   http://www.archoutloud.com/trafficking.html Invisible and incomprehensible to most, the issues of modern day slavery are real and widespread. The Polaris Project, a leading organization in the battle against human trafficking, reports nearly 20.9 million victims worldwide fueling an obscene, yet lucrative, multi-billion dollar industry. ​Encompassing both labor and sex, human trafficking denies…

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ADSPR #wewontbuildyourwall Competition

ADSPR #wewontbuildyourwall Competition   ADPSR (Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility)  has put out a call to submit alternative proposals to the federal government's solicitation for "more comprehensive long-term strategies related to the border wall". Submissions are due March 31, 2017. This is an opportunity to provide ideas supporting human rights, and to reinforce…

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Shop, 3D Print Lab and Lasercutting

Registered students with a supported course fee or who have paid a shop, lab or studio fee can reserve individual shop, lab or studio workspace onsite through this link: https://portal.academyart.edu/campusm/home#menu on the "onsite reservations tab" ALL students can also send projects to be processed by our rapid prototyping lab through our remote submission process: Submitting…

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Students at Schoool of Architecture Winners at 280 Freeway Competition

The Winning Project ARC DE DEFE[E]T   ARC DE DEFE[E]T, by Academy of Art University graduate students Jonathan Bradley and Ye Bao, creates demand for bikes by giving them away to the people that choose to park their automobiles at one of the existing parking structures of Mission Bay. With the growing demand for a…