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Alternative Campus of the Future Research Group

Directors: Raymond Yeh, FAIA and Jim Dator
Room: 304

The Alternative Campus of the Future Research Group has been established since August 2008. Students and faculty affiliated with the Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies, and students and faculty affiliated with the School of Architecture of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have been engaged in a project called "Campuses 2060". The project explores the history, present situation, and alternative futures of institutions of higher education worldwide according to the overall "future" these institutions find themselves in, and the specific mission, participants, resources, pedagogy, and physical campus that they develop in response to each future. There have been three public presentations of their ongoing work so far. While the initial focus has been on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, it is the intention of the project, still ongoing, to become a global resource for ideas and information about the futures of higher education anywhere.




News + Events

Billie Faircloth, AIA, partner, KieranTimberlake Architects, Philadelphia, will present the firm's recent design research on Monday, March 16, at 6 p.m., in the school auditorium, room 205. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake as its first director of research, Ms. Faircloth was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she taught studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies. Her articles have been published by the Journal of Architectural Education, Princeton Architectural Press, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and ACADIA. Her book Plastics Now: On Architecture's Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, is forthcoming from Routledge in Spring 2015. She lectures internationally to academic and industry audiences, including the Australian Institute of Architects, University of Nottingham, University of Washington, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds degrees in architecture from North Carolina State University and Harvard.

Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA will present a blind peer-reviewed paper titled "Designing for the Inevitable // Amphibious Honolulu Waterfronts" in the Urban Design track of the March 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) annual academic conference.

Assistant professor Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. to Speak at National Convention:
Mitchell will be presenting her research as part of a panel entitled "Cultural Politics of Space: From Swamps to Sprawl," this March at The Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. be part of a panel on Design + Health at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) conference in Toronto, March 19-21

Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. presents two papers at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference at Kansas State University, March 24-27

Recently, Associate Professor Judith Stilgenbauer's invited, peer-reviewed book chapter "Processcapes: Dynamic Placemaking" appeared in Routledge's new book Now Urbanism: the Future City is Here (edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom; Routledge, 2015).

Recently, Assistant Professor Sara Jensen Carr, Ph.D. co-authored a paper for Preventive Medicine titled, Moving toward implementation: The potential for accountable care organizations and private–public partnerships to advance active neighborhood design.

Professor Martin Despang has received his 6th national ACSA Faculty Design Award recognition since 2007, this year for his "Academic Kindergarten" to be received at the 103rd Annual ACSA Meeting in Toronto

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