The MetroLAB is currently exhibiting work by its freshman and sophomore classes. School of Architecture Visiting Instructors Mikael Kaul and Lizette Rios worked with students and selected projects for the exhibit following only one month of coursework. The exhibit introduces the public to foundational level architectural drawings and models and exposes FAU’s architecture students to the importance of public discourse about ideas and concepts, formal thinking and making.
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Huber was bestowed two national design awards recently.
Congratulations to Dogus Oren on receiving the Thesis Award for Spring 2016. Modulus was completed in Assistant Professor Huber’s Comprehensive Design Studio and presented for final reviews on April 20, 2016. Read more
Smartgeometry 2016: Hybrid Domains
This spring, a team consisting of one faculty member and two undergraduate students from the FAU Department of Architecture were accepted to the peer-reviewed specialist workshop and conference organized by “Smartgeometry” in Gothemburg, Sweden. Read more
Bachelor of Architecture graduate, Heather Akers, won FAU’s Undergraduate Research Award for her work on investigating responsiveness of architecture on various scales from buildings down to wearable accessories. Read more
The AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter and SOPREMA have sponsored the AIAS of Florida Atlantic University in the 2016 Canstruction Build at the Westfield Mall.
Hosted this weekend by the HOPE Outreach Center, Canstruction is an event where teams from local businesses create structures made entirely out of canned goods. After being assessed by a panel of judges and voters, all cans are donated to local food pantries. This year’s theme is ‘Best of Florida’, and members of the AIAS at FAU have chosen to re-create the best of Broward’s architecture, the Sea Tower. Read more
Dr. Henning Haupt has been awarded a Residency at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass-at-Aspen, Colorado for the spring semester. During his semester leave of absence, he will also be traveling to Germany where his work will be exhibited at the Wenzel Hablik Museum in Itzehoe, Germany. The title of the exhibit “Farbraume” features Dr. Haupt’s recent research on color + space and furthers the perceptual and experiential understanding of the role of color + space in architectural design. Wenzel Hablik’s painting, design and architectural works during the early twentieth century addressed similar issues.
Associate Professor Emmanouil Vermisso has been awarded the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2016 Creative Achievement Award in Teaching. Read more
Funded by the Clinton Global Initiative, the project, “The Absence of Food in Urban Design and Planning” addressed new development that aimed towards enabling the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas to sustain its food budget through a local urban agriculture network. The project team consisted of faculty and students from ecological engineering, agriculture and food law, and food science in addition to architecture. The team collaborated with local nonprofits, the Local Food Code Task Force, FEED Fayetteville, and the Fayetteville Forward Local Food Group to formulate a planning toolkit, develop demonstration projects, and enact enabling land-use reform adopted by the city council in 2014. Food City is an applied research tool in the statewide effort to correct misalignments between food production and consumer access through policy/development reform. Urban farming groups and food banks are now commissioning new food production projects modeled on the plan, including a crowd-funded teaching urban farm.