2013

Title: Suggested Deadline: Draft Thesis Due to Advisor for Review 3/8/2013 (All day) Body:

Deadline may be adjusted with consent of Advisor.

Vid: 893195 Event
Title: Senior Thesis Due to Advisors 4/22/2013 (All day) Body:

Hard copy and email copy due to all three advisors. Footnotes and bibliography must be in Chicago Manual of Style format.

Vid: 893200 Event
Title: Senior Thesis Defense with Advisors 4/29/2013 - 9:00 AM to 5/3/2013 - 10:00 AM Body:

Week of April 29-May 3
One hour oral  defense with all three advisors. After meeting, edit final copy according to the Registrar's Thesis Guidelines to prepare final copy for the Registrar.

Vid: 893209 Event
Title: Senior Thesis Due to Registrar, Department Chair & Department Office 5/7/2013 - 4:00 PM Body: Vid: 893211 Event
Title: Celebrating Architectural Studies: Perspectives From Four Young Alumni 4/12/2013 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Body:

William Green Study Room, Mead Art Museum

Panel presentations by alumni working in architectural studies will take place from 2-4pm. Networking Reception with wine and cheese to follow in the Rotherwas Room.

All are welcome.

Vid: 1058136 Event
Title: Alumni Reception in Honor of New Architectural Studies Major 5/31/2013 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Body:

Covered Patio, The Lord Jeffery Inn

Join us to celebrate the first year of the Architectural Studies Major. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Vid: 919450 Event
Title: Presentation: Architectural Studies Major 8/26/2013 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Body:

Professor Heidi Gilpin, Chair of Architectural Studies, will present the major to new and interested students. For times and location, check the schedule in the New Student Packet.

Vid: 963888 Event
Title: Architectural Studies Program Brunch: Meet the Faculty - for Students and Parents 8/26/2013 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Body:

Barrett Hall, Room 101

Vid: 970994 Event
Title: "Design with Purpose": Lecture by Caroline Shannon ‘07 9/9/2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Body:

Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

All are welcome

Caroline Shannon is a co-founder and concept designer/architect at +D // Design with Purpose, focused on leveraging design for social impact.  Her work includes a range of research publications and design projects related to education, health, and infrastructure in the US and Latin America. She currently lives in the favela of Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro and is the 2013 Julia Amory Appleton Traveling Fellow from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), conducting research on the impact of architecture and urban projects in informal areas of Latin American cities.  She was the winner of the AIA Henry Adams Medal for the top-ranking student in the graduating class (GSD 2013), the AE Com Urban SOS Competition at the World Architecture Festival 2010 for Campus Catalyst (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), and the Harvard University President’s January Fund for Innovation Grant in January 2013.  Caroline graduated cum laude from Amherst College with an interdisciplinary degree in Art and Aesthetics in 2007 and with distinction from the Master in Architecture I Program at Harvard GSD in 2013.

Vid: 979171 Event
Title: Hampshire College: “Where is Our Civic Imagination?” 9/20/2013 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM Body:

East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College

The Sustainability Initiative at Hampshire College invites you to attend a talk on:
“Where is Our Civic Imagination?” by acclaimed architect and activist Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism at the University of California at San Diego.

Teddy Cruz is a professor of public culture and urbanism at the Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego and co-founder of Center for Urban Ecologies (CUE). Born in Guatemala City, Cruz obtained a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University in 1997 and established his research-based architecture practice in San Diego, California in 2000. His work studies the cross-border flows of people, materials, and waste recycling between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. He has pioneered the development of an architecture and urban practice and pedagogy that emerge out of the particularities of this bicultural territory, integrating theoretical research and design production. He has won international recognition and several prestigious awards for his research on the Tijuana-San Diego border, partnering with NGOs to recycle cross-border waste in affordable housing provision. These include the Rome Prize in Architecture (1991), the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, (2005), and Ford Foundation Visionaries Award (2011). His work has been profiled in The New York Times, Domus and Harvard Design Magazine. In 2008, he represented the US in the Venice Architecture Biennial and his work has been included in Small Scale, Big Change exhibition at MoMA.

Vid: 981763 Event
Title: Jacques Abelman '96 Lecture: "Cultivating the City" 10/16/2013 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Body:

Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather Hall)

"Cultivating the City: Infrastructures of Abundance in Urban Brazil," a lecture by Jacques Abelman '96 of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. All are welcome.

Presenting current research-in-progress into connected urban foodscapes based on indigenous species in Brazil

Abelman's visit is sponsored by the Amherst College Programs in Architectural Studies and in European Studies, by the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, and by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series at Amherst.

Jacques Abelman is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, where he combined studies in environmental science with art and philosophy as an Independent Scholar. He holds an MA in Design for the Environment from the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art and Design (2002) and an MA in landscape architecture from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (2013). He has worked as an ecologist and designer on architectural projects and installations in the USA, France, and the UK. Since 2007, he has been active in the field of landscape architecture in the Netherlands, running his own office for research and design, ground condition (www.groundcondition.com), and attending and working for the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. This fall, Go With Me: A Handbook for Landscape Thinking will be published by the Architectura and Natura press. Jacques was one of the co-authors of this new handbook for students of landscape, along with Thomas Oles of Cornell University and Marieke Timmermans of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Abelman is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the NH BOS Landscape Foundation Award (Amsterdam, 2012), an Amsterdam School for the Arts Internationalisering Grant for international cooperation between Brazil and the Netherlands (2012), and First Prize for a landscape redevelopment, storm water protection, and recreation plan in Hudson Bay called Swimming to Manhattan, awarded by the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects (New York, 2012). He was also a finalist in the Venice: Cityvision competition for his Serenissima landscape strategy for saving the city from climate change (Venice, 2011); and he received two International Design Resource Awards, one for his experimental sustainable outdoor furniture, and one for his Clam House project (Seattle, 2000 and 2002), in addition to the Wise Fine Arts Award for best undergraduate thesis in fine arts at Amherst College (1996). His work has been published in Farming the City: Food as a tool for today’s urbanisation (Trancity, 2013), On Farming: Bracket 01 (Actar Publishers, 2010), and The Eco-Design Handbook (Thames and Hudson, 2004). Jacques Abelman is currently researching urban agriculture and landscape infrastructures in rapidly developing Brazilian cities, in collaboration with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre.

Vid: 1070984 Event
Title: Family Weekend Reception 11/1/2013 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Body:

Students and their families are cordially invited to a reception with
 The Architectural Studies Program Faculty
 Barrett 202, Library
 Refreshments will be served

Vid: 992994 Event
Title: UMass Open House: Master of Architecture Program 11/18/2013 - 3:30 PM Body:

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013, 3:30 PM
FINE ARTS CENTER, ROOM 463
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

The open house will feature an opportunity to learn more about the application process, sit in on studios, tour the facilities, hear from faculty, and speak with current graduate students about Architecture+Design at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  UMass Amherst offers the only NAAB accredited Master of Architecture degree at a public institution in New England.

Registration for the open house is strongly encouraged.  To register, find out more about the open house, or learn about our current programs, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Kathleen Lugosch at lugosch@art.umass.edu.  Interested students may also arrange for a visit anytime throughout the school year. 

Vid: 993749 Event
Title: UMass: Annual LARP bus trip to New York City 10/26/2013 - 6:00 AM to 10/27/2013 - 12:00 AM Body:

Walking tour of parks from the 19th to the 21st century
Led by Professor Jack Ahern

Bus leaves UMass PROMPTLY at 6:00 am, and will return around midnight.

Itinerary includes:
Prospect Park (Olmsted + Vaux, 1867),
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Van Valkenburgh, 2008),
walk across the Brooklyn Bridge,
Battery Park City,
9/11 Memorial, and
The Highline.

Register at the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Main Office, 109 Hills North, UMass.
$60 for round-trip bus.

Questions?  Contact LARP at 413-545-2255.

Vid: 995148 Event
Title: UMass: Annual Five College Graduate and Professional Schools Information Day 10/30/2013 - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Body:

UMass, Student Union Ballroom

If you are thinking of going to Graduate School now, next year, or even two years from now, you should plan to attend this event. Meet one-on-one with representatives from a range of over 125 graduate and other post-baccalaureate options from across the US and abroad.

Vid: 996664 Event
Title: UMass: Showing the Distance: On the Virtues of Joinery Edward R. Ford 11/12/2013 - 5:30 PM Body:

Register by Friday, Nov 8
UMass Amherst, Herter Hall 227
LUs: 1 LU (approval pending)
Free to UMass 5-College students, faculty & staff
Contact: Lorin Starr to register

Edward R. Ford is the author of The Details of Modern Architecture and The Details of Modern Architecture, Volume 2, and The Architectural Detail. His architectural work is the subject of the monograph Five Houses, Ten Details and his design work has been published and exhibited widely. In 2011 Designers and Books named The Details of Modern Architecture to the list of “Books Every Architect Should Read” and named The Architectural Detail as one of the notable books of 2011. Ford’s recent design work received two awards from the 2013 Washington AIA Unbuilt Architecture Awards Program.

Vid: 997417 Event
Title: Gasland 2 Film Screening 11/14/2013 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Body:

Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum

Shale gas was discovered in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley in 2012, which makes the social and ecological controversies of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' germane to the daily lives of Pioneer Valley residents. Gasland II, by Josh Fox, is a follow-up to his first film, which argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of fracking-derived natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time and present unaccounted for risks to water, air and society.

This is a free screening of Gasland II, followed by break-out discussions with Environment Massachusetts representatives on their campaign efforts to garner public support for MA legislation to follow in Vermont's footsteps and ban fracking in MA before it starts.

This event is free and open to the public and members of the Five College community. The screening is hosted by Amherst College's Environmental Studies program and is made possible with the generous support of Amherst College Eastman Funds.

Vid: 1001552 Event
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