2010-2011 Faculty News Archives
M:OME (Tom di Santo and Laura Joines) with Garcia Architecture + Design won this year's 2011 AIA CCC Merit Award in the category Built Work for their project " Hale Residence.
Mark Cabrinha was awarded a 2011-12 PDCI grant for the project tilted "Greenwall Greenhouse at Chumash Farms project."
Tom di Santo received Cal Poly's 2011 coveted Distinguished Teaching Award.
Tom di Santo's recently completed caffe got rated "Best new coffeehouse in San Francisco" by the SF weekly.
Robert Arens was selected to receive the 2011-2012 Verla and Paul Neel Faculty Scholarship which will assist Robert to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference and Design Exposition in Washington, DC, on May 17-19, 2012.
Tom di Santo principal of M:OME, will be presenting his art work at the recently completed Contraband Caffé Gallery (by M:oME) Saturday, April 9th, 2011. Reception takes place on Saturday at 6pm. The paintings will be up until Saturday 7 May, 2011. The exhibit will include 31 framed and unframed architectural watercolour sketches and seasonal abstracts. For additional information, go to Press Release.
Michael Lucas presented the paper titled The Write Stuff: Stealth Theory for Beginners at the National Conference on the Beginnning Design Student, Beginning of/In the End-Sustainalbe [re]starting, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, April 1st, 2011.
Brian Kelly, Brent Freeby, and MIchael Lucas presented the paper titled Power[tools]: paraSITE's Progress at the National Conference on the Beginnning Design Student, Beginning of/In the End-Sustainalbe [re]starting, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, April 1st, 2011.
Jim Bagnall, Brent Freeby, Michael Lucas, JoAnn Moore, Bryan Ridley, and Keith Wiley presented the paper titled Triple Grounding at the National Conference on the Beginnning Design Student, Beginning of/In the End-Sustainalbe [re]starting, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, April 1st, 2011.
Doug Jackson recently presented the paper "Trans-Form: An Alternative to Formal Perfection in Architecture" at the 99th ACSA Annual Meeting held in Montreal, Canada from March 3-6, 2011. This paper has also been published in the conference proceedings titled Where Do You Stand, edited by Alberto Peréz-Goméz, Anne Cormier, and Annie Pedret.
Doug Jackson co-curated the SOUPERgreen exhibition at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, and his work is also featured in the exhibition. The SOUPERgreen exhibition features work that offers a critical alternative to the architectural discipline's prevailing approaches to the environmental crisis, focusing instead on the expressive use of green technology to promote a more engaged, conscious, and ecological relationship between humanity and the environment. This exhibition is on display from February 12 through April 14, 2011.
Doug Jackson will also be a featured panelist in a panel discussion occasioned by the exhibition, and which will be held at the Architecture + Design Museum on April 7, 2011 from 6-9pm.
Doug Jackson's recent project the Blink House has been published in GA Houses 120, and is on display at the GA Gallery in Tokyo, Japan from March 19 through May 22, 2011. This conceptual project features a wind- and solar-energy harvesting skin that inverts technology's typically narrow framing of the environment as simply a resource to serve humanity, and instead promotes a more conscious and ecological awareness of the environment through a spatial experience that compels its occupants to participate in a continually re-negotiated environmental equilibrium.
Chistopher Yip presented a paper titled "Traditional Chinese and Indian Architecture Compared: Black and White or Shades of Gray?" at the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities this past January 2011. Paper may be viewed under ResearchAY2010-2011.
Marc J. Neveu and Saundra Weddle (Drury University) are editors of the most recent issue of the Journal of Architectural Education entitled Beyond Precedent. The themed issue explored the relationships between architectural history/theory/criticism and studio.
Marc J. Neveu and Saundra Weddle’s (Drury University) interview with Alberto Pèrez-Gòmez, “The Role of History: An Interview with Alberto Pèrez-Gòmez.” appeared in Vol. 1 of Arkitektur-N, The Norwegian Review of Architecture. The issue kicks off the year in Architecture in Norway. An English version of the article can be found here: http://www.arkitektur.no/?nid=216886 An expanded version of the interview also appears in the most recent JAE (64:2).
Marc J. Neveu chaired the JAE Special Focus Session at the 99th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Montreal, PQ. The panel consisted of Martin Bressani, Mark Jarzombek, Alberto Pèrez-Gòmez and discussed the relationship between history/theory/criticism and studio.
Marc J Neveu’s essay “Indole – a Question of Form.” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Arkitektur-N, The Norwegian Review of Architecture. The essay discusses the nature of architectural performance.
Tom Fowler named 2010-11 ACSA Distinguished Professor. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has recognized Professor Tom Fowler with the 2010-2011 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award. Each year, the ACSA honors an outstanding individual who has sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service. This year, they received a number of nominations and the competition was rigorous for the four award winners.
Robert Arens’s poster, “FlatPack Shelter,” was accepted for presentation at the 2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s Annual Meeting scheduled for March 24-27, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Robert Arens was invited to give the presentation “Paragon or Paradox: the WTC Redevelopment Nine Years Later” to the San Joaquin Chapter of the AIA on October 21, 2010. The presentation was a critical assessment of the redevelopment efforts at the WTC site in Lower Manhattan.
Robert Arens presented the paper “Interdisciplinary Form-Finding in the Development of a Sustainable Emergency Shelter” at the 2010 International Conference on Structures and Architecture held in Guimaraes, Portugal. The paper discussed the working relationship adopted by the interdisciplinary team and the process used to develop a rapidly deployed emergency shelter for use in global disaster-relief situations. This paper was co-authored with Ed Saliklis, Associate Professor in Cal Poly’s Department of Architectural Engineering.
Robert Arens presented the two papers at the 2010 ConnectED Conference on Design Education held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. “White Space: Taking Beginning Design Students from the Abstract to the Architectural” discussed a related series of projects which draw from sources such as modern art and are designed to reinforce lessons on abstract design learned in first-year design while foregrounding more complex themes of everyday objects, site, space and program, and technology. “Versioning: Interdisciplinary Design of a Flat Pack Emergency Shelter” discussed the prototyping process used to develop a rapidly deployed emergency shelter for use in global disaster-relief situations. “Versioning” was co-authored with Ed Saliklis, Associate Professor in Cal Poly’s Department of Architectural Engineering.
Mark Cabrinha was elected Spring 2010 as West Regional Director of the ACSA and began this three-year position in July.
Mark Cabrinha presented "Craft and Culture: the F-Stop Student Lounge" and "Material Assembly: the Moveable Feast" at the Input Output: Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments Symposium held at Temple University on October 8th, 2010. The Moveable Feast was also featured in the companion exhibit to the symposium.
Mark Cabrinha presented "Parametric Sensibility: Cultivating the Material Imagination in Digital Culture" at this year's international ACADIA conference, Life:inFormation, held at the Cooper Union in New York City from October 21-24, 2010.
Thomas Fowler is chairing early December 2010 an International accreditation visit -called a "Substantial Equivalency," to architecture programs in Alexandria, Egypt.
Michael Lucas presented Spanning Realms: Architecture as Existential Prosthetic at the Experiential Psychology Section of British Psychological Society Annual Conference 'Nature and Human Nature: Consciousness and Experiential Psychology' at St. Anne’s College, Oxford in September 2010. The presentation outlined a possible broad spectrum of conscious, pre-conscious [phenomenal] and sub-conscious [tacit] aspects encountered by the designer within a design process.
Michael Lucas presented [Teaching] An Embodied Architecture at the 8th International Qualitative Research Conference, Center for Qualitative Research, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, in September 2010. The presentation outlines conceptual pedagogical approaches embedded within the new Beginning Design curriculum for architecture and architectural engineering students at Cal Poly.
Michael Lucas's paper Revisiting the Transcendental: Design and Matter as Constitutive Categories in Architecture will be published in Analecta Husserliana: 2010 Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, ed. Dr. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka [in publication]. The paper takes a look at possible implications of Edmund Husserl's epoche concept relative to design conceptualization and methodology.
Stephen Phillips will be participating in an LA event scheduled at the MAK for 10/28/10. For additonal information, go to MAK.
Stephen Phillip's article Toward a Research Practice: Frederick Kiesler's Design-Correlation was published in Grey Room (MIT Press), Winter 2010, No. 38, pp. 90-120. To read the article, go to Stephen Phillips.
Marc J. Neveu was named in July 2010 to the Journal of Architectural Education Editorial Board. He will serve a three-year term.
Marc J Neveu’s translation of and essays introducing a selection of apologues by Carlo Lodoli was recently published in the Journal of Architectural Education (64:1).
Marc J Neveu’s review of David Leatherbarrow’s text Architecture oriented Otherwise (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) was recently published in the Journal of Architectural Education (64:1).
Ed Saliklis (ARCE) presented a paper that he and Prof. Marc J Neveu co-wrote at the 1st International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2010), University of Minho in Guimarães, Portugal, July 21-23, 2010. The paper entitled, “Myron Goldsmith: the development of the diagonally braced tube” documents the remarkable confluence of events that lead to a breakthrough in tall building design, namely the development of the diagonally braced tube.
Jonathan Reich has been awarded a United States Fulbright Scholar grant and a sabbatical to teach and conduct research at the University of Camerino's Architecture program in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in Spring 2011. He will be teaching both a course on "Sustainable Environments," and a studio with Cristiano Toraldo di Francia and collecting information on Toraldo's 30 year work with CSU's program in Florence for a future publication.
To read the press Release, go to Fulbright.