“New” Te...

I am fortunate to be in a position in which people send me a lot of interesting things to look at, to read, to comment on and to absorb into my teaching and research. Much of what I see has to do with digital design and fabrication technologies – hardly a day goes by without an article...

High-Rise Education

The High-Rise Elementary School Studio, taught by Joel Loveland for several years, emphasizes sustainable design and meeting the 2030 Challenge. For the past eight weeks we have been incorporating these elements into an 80,000 square foot K-5 traditional school program. We were given the...

The Experience of Fu...

There are very few published accounts that seek to share the experience of architecture school.  Although the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) offers an on-line “Guide to Architecture Schools,” that guide only provides summaries of different schools’...

Culinary Architectur...

Students analyzed the site by way of a video called Capitol Hill // Time. Our class’s first year of architecture school is wrapping up with a studio led by Alex Anderson and Brian McLaren.  The class revolves around the design of a joined culinary school and daily market on the corner of...

Research Reflection

My grandfather was hospitalized last week.  It turns out, at 98, he is very resilient and went home within a few days.  I am always amazed by his ability to understand the ever changing world – he has lived through two world wars, a deep depression, and now into the increasingly digital...