Posts Tagged ‘architecture’
GSAPP professor Steven Holl has been named the 2012 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal recipient. The award is given to individuals “whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture,” according to the AIA’s web site.
Holl is the head of Steven Holl Architects, the firm that is designing the new Campbell Sports Center at Baker field. Holl has received a number of awards and won several architecture competitions over the course of his career. Some of his most notable work includes the Linked Hybrid in Beijing, as well as MIT’s Simmons Hall.
The AIA Gold Medal is among the most prestigious awards in the field of architecture. Holl will receive the award at the AIA’s annual convention in May 2012.
Two weeks ago, Spectator wrote about recent efforts by the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee to gain official recognition by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Reporter Casey Tolan toured the neighborhood with Gretchen Borges, MHHDC vice president, and Gregory Dietrich, an advisor to the MHHDC board and a professional preservation consultant and got the lowdown on what the committee sees in the architecture we walk by every day.
Click on the map below to check out some of the places they explored and recreate the route yourself! More after the jump.
We undergrads tend to forget that we aren’t, indeed, always the main focus of this campus. Fact is, CU has about 15 other school tags beyond our CC, SEAS, GS, and BC. And one of them, GSAPP (that’s the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation—a.k.a. those smart-looking hipsters you see standing outside Avery) is doing something pretty cool. More »
Barnard seniors might remember Altschul Atrium as “that sad, dingy space where Java City used to be.” For a long time, it was also the only community space Barnard offered. However, since the Diana Center opened and Java City moved to Liz’s Place, Altschul Atrium was left almost completely empty and unused—most students even forgot it existed. In response, President Spar proposed a challenge: design the most innovative and unique multi-purpose layout possible for the space. Under the guidance of Professor Todd Rouhe, a team of fourteen Barnard and Columbia architecture students teamed up with architecture practice common room and transformed the space over the summer. Check out more details after the jump.
Still wondering what the big deal is about the huge orange building on Barnard’s campus? According to ArchDaily, the Diana Center is now one of the five finalists for the Building of the Year Award in Education. The award is given to the best building featured during 2010 on ArchDaily, nominated and voted by viewers. Voting for the nominees will end on Feb. 13 and the winner will be chosen shortly afterward.
To vote for the Diana, click here.
With this nomination emphasizing the importance of new building endeavors, Barnard now has its own competition. Feeling the urge to design something of your own? Luckily for you, Barnard President Debora Spar is already ahead of the game. The Ideas Design Competition Workshop/Re-Imagining Altschul Atrium offers students an opportunity to participate in the redesign of Altschul Atrium. More »
About a month ago, architecture students decided to make light of their disproportionately high-impact and sleep-deprived major by LOL-ing at each other’s misery on a blog called b+c archsleep. Never in our lives have we seen so many creative kids sleeping on so many creative surfaces in such upsetting ways. We’ve been told by Daily Editor Adrienne (who can be seen sleeping with a phone in hand, with hand on a computer mouse, and on various modeling materials) that long nights in DAL, or the Digital Architecture Lab on the 4th floor of the Diana, means a life of all-nighters and micro-cuts.
These kids sleep anywhere and everywhere: libraries, class, the studio, the real world. You name it, they’ve passed out there. We know this week is rough, but imagine if you were this sleep deprived all semester long. We feel for you, architecture majors, but we’re really entertained. (Also, we’ve just discovered a Butler Sleepers blog for the less architecturally inclined among us who like to sleep in public.)
As we round out the first half of our semester, The Eye takes a quick campus pulse, looking into some of the lesser-known campus niches.
When you think of all nighters, you think of CompSci majors, midterm papers, or problem sets. Rarely does “architecture major” pop into mind, but as some of the hardest working kids on campus, students in the Columbia-Barnard joint architecture program have their work cut out for them. [In Focus] More »