SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

March 14, 2016

Lecture: Our Model of Models
 / Exhibition: My Model of Models

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Kiel Moe, AIA

Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy
, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 
Cambridge, MA

Kiel Moe is a registered practicing architect and Associate Professor of Architecture & Energy in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At the GSD, Moe teaches and coordinates core design studios, seminars on Forms of Energy, and lectures on architecture and energy.

His research and pedagogy focuses on an agenda for design and energy that is at once more ecologically and architecturally ambitious. As such, he focuses on both buildings as manifestations of large scale energy systems as well as overlooked and discrete thermal parameters in buildings that yet have great impact on the power and thermodynamic depth of architecture. This research is the basis for his design research and his design practice.

In recognition of his design and research, he was the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture as well as the 2012 Barbara and Andrew Senchak Fellow MacDowell Colony. In 2015, he will be a member of the Arctic Circle expedition residency in Svalbard. He received the 2013 Boston Design Biennial award, the 2011 Architecture League of New York Prize, the 2011 AIA National Young Architect award, and numerous design awards for individual projects from the AIA, North American Wood Design Awards, and Boston Society of Architects, amongst others. He is recipient of Junior Faculty research grants at the GSD, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the AIA Upjohn grant program, the Boston Society of Architects Architectural Research program, the AIA RFP grant program, the Northeastern University Provost Faculty Development program. In recognition of his pedagogy and teaching, Moe was awarded the 2010 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award.

He is author of multiple books. He recently published a fifth book entitled Insulating Modernism: Isolated and Non-Isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture, Birkhauser, 2014. He is completing a sixth book, a technical manual on The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis with Ravi S. Srinivasan (2015) and, a seventh, PLOT: The Matter of Urbanization | Central Park and the Empire State Building, with Jane Hutton (2015). He is also author of Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy (2013), Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture (2010) and Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture (2008). He was co-editor of Building Systems: Design Technology & Society (2012).

February 22, 2016

Practicing Architectural Education

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Michael Monti, PhD

Executive Director, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 
Washington, DC

Mike Monti’s tenure as executive director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture perfectly embodies a principle noted by Ernest Boyer and Lee Mitgang in Building Community: “The worlds of practice and education depend on each other for their purpose and vitality.” Since joining the ACSA in February 2004, his thoughtful, strategic leadership has transformed the organization into a model of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and rigorous research and scholarship.

Under his guidance, every aspect of the association has grown in quality and value—from media and meetings to membership, publications, and international alliances. He has immeasurably strengthened the role of research in the profession by supporting efforts to collect, analyze, and publish relevant data. In particular, the “ACSA Atlas” has become the go-to resource for information on the state of architecture education by examining its relationship to demographics, higher education, the profession, and the economy. He was also instrumental in securing funding for the first comprehensive history of design education: Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America (ed. Joan Ockman; MIT Press), published in 2012 on the occasion of ACSA’s 100th anniversary, is a permanent testament to Monti’s administrative, financial, and intellectual leadership.

As it enters its next century, ACSA is positioned as a strategic partner in improving public understanding of the value of architects, supporting and echoing the AIA’s repositioning efforts and working closely with NAAB, NCARB, and AIAS to intertwine programs that advance their shared interests. Monti’s role in forming partnerships with the AIA’s Historic Resources Committee and the Housing Knowledge Community has strengthened the knowledge base of the profession, and his contributions to the Design and Health Leadership Group have resulted in an overwhelming response to the call for evidence-based research on the topic. In addition, his leadership in the formation of the National Academy of Environmental Design is a pivotal step toward public investment in design research and knowledge.

He has deftly steered the ACSA on a path of meaningful change and brought rigor to its thinking, and the effect of his efforts to develop, synthesize, and communicate a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data will be long lasting.

February 8, 2016

WPA 2.0 Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology

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Susannah Drake, FASLA, RLA, RA

Principal, DLAND studio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, 
Brooklyn

DLANDstudio is an interdisciplinary design firm founded in 2005 by Susannah C. Drake. Prior to starting an independent practice, Susannah worked for architects and landscape architects in New York, Cape Cod, New Hampshire, Wyoming and San Francisco. Exposure to diverse ecosystems, population densities, and scales of operation enriched her vision of what makes places truly special. 

The firm provides an integrated approach to planning, programming and design. As leader and collaborator on large teams that include architects, artists, landscape architects, planners, and engineers, DLANDstudio helps enrich team consideration of expressions of landscape meaning while maintaining focus on project goals throughout the development process. The firm is committed to creating projects with a strong conceptual basis drawn from an understanding of the place, the client, the program, and appropriate construction techniques. Our goal is to create beautifully designed, ecologically intelligent, and well executed projects that work well at the large scale and are executed in rigorous detail.


Since its establishment, DLANDstudio has grown to include both national and international projects. Recent works include the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™, a public open space system designed to absorb and remediate stormwater, the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Park, a temporary waterfront open space that attracted almost two hundred thousand visitors over thirteen weeks of operation in 2008, and the security for the New York City Police Department headquarters in Lower Manhattan. DLANDstudio’s current international work includes the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls outside of Lilongwe, Malawi and the design of a 1200 acre public park and resort development in Abuja, Nigeria. The firm’s Brooklyn Queens Expressway trench study and Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ project are the recipients of numerous awards from the American Institute of Architecture and American Society of Landscape Architects.

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January 25, 2016

Urban Infrastructures

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Martin Felsen, AIA

Associate Professor, IIT, 
Principal, Urban Lab
, Chicago

Martin Felsen, AIA, is a registered architect, and Principal of UrbanLab. Since 1996, he has taught design studios and urban/environmental planning classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. He was educated at Virginia Tech (BArch, 1991), and Columbia University (MS-AAD, 1994).

After working for Eisenman Architects, Stan Allen Architects and 1100 Architects in New York, he and partner Sarah Dunn established UrbanLab, a collaborative architecture and urban design firm. UrbanLab strives to respond to the complexity, growth and unintended consequences of the modern city by developing a catalogue of architectural, infrastructural and urbanistic design strategies, in particular examining natural and artificial systems underpinning the built environment. Built work to date includes houses, housing, mixed-use commercial/residential buildings, restaurants, art/educational installations, and urban infrastructural projects such as recreational landscapes and a rowing course on the Chicago River. Parallel to this realized work, Martin is the Principal Investigator for research projects funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Architect’s College of Fellows. His research focuses on public space, public infrastructure and public resources in American (and American-style) cities and megaregions.  

Martin’s work and expertise in architecture and urban design has been highlighted in numerous publications, and he has received several honors for his work. He received the Dubin Family Young Architect Award in 2007 from the American Institute of Architects Chicago. Also in 2007 UrbanLab was named as the national winner of the History Channel’s “City of the Future” competition for a proposal titled “Growing Water.” Martin won the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows Latrobe Prize in 2009, and UrbanLab’s architecture and urban design projects have won several design awards from the American Institute of Architects. In 2010 UrbanLab was included in the Emerging Voices lecture series sponsored by the Architecture League. Martin was recently honored as a "Global Visionary" by Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), and has been featured on WBEZ on several occasions. In 2012, UrbanLab exhibited work at the Venice Biennale in "Common Ground" curated by David Chipperfield. Publications presenting UrbanLab’s design and research work include Architecture, Architectural Record, New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

Martin serves on the Board of Archeworks, a non-profit educational organization working on contemporary community-based urban design issues in Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Places: Design History Foundation, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Architect’s Newspaper, and the Board of Extension Architecture Gallery.

UrbanLab

November 4, 2015

The Emerging Architect

Christine Theodoropoulos

CHRISTINE THEODOROPOULOS, AIA PE

Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University


Christine Theodoropoulos is dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University. Prior to this position, Theodoropoulos was at the University of Oregon, serving as a faculty member in the Architecture Department in the University’s School of Architecture and Allied Art since 1997. In 2003 she became the department head with responsibilities that included the management and development of curriculum and research initiatives for more than 650 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in seven degree programs in Eugene and Portland.

Earlier in her career, Theodoropoulos was a structural engineer at Ralph M. Parsons Co., now the Parsons Corporation. In addition, she serves as a design consultant in the private sector.

Since graduating from Princeton in 1979 with a BSE degree in civil engineering and from Yale with a Master of Architecture in 1985, her focus has been on the architect’s role in international earthquake-resistant design and disaster mitigation, environmental implications of structural systems, and the development of teaching materials and methods that advance architects’ understanding of building structures.

November 2, 2015

Diversified

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Shohei Shigematsu

Partner, OMA, NYC

During his time at OMA, Shohei Shigematsu lead the team that won the design competition in 2002, and he served as project architect for the CCTV (China Central Television) Headquarters in Beijing until the end of design development.

Mr. Shigematsu also designed the world-traveling exhibition “Waist Down,” featuring more than a hundred skirts designed by Miuccia Prada. The exhibition was first launched in Tokyo (2003), and has since appeared in Shanghai (2004), New York and Los Angeles (2005) and Seoul (2009). Recently, he directed OMA’s winning competition entry for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) Headquarters in Shenzhen, China (2006).

Under the direction of Mr. Shigematsu, the New York office has completed design commissions for Torre Bicentario in Mexico City- the tallest tower in Latin America- and 23 East 22nd Street, a residential tower with a Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Screening Room and begun construction on Paul Milstein Hall, an extension to the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning at Cornell University. Most recently the New York office was awarded first place in the design competition for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, which is expected to finish construction in 2013.

Shigematsu graduated in 1995 from the Department of Architecture at Kyushu University, Fukuoka. After studying at the Berlage Institute Amsterdam (Postgraduate Laboratory), he joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1998. Since 2004 he has been an Associate of OMA Rotterdam and became Director of OMA*AMO New York in 2006, and a Partner in 2008.

He is a visiting critic for Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning and for Kyoto University of Art and Design.

6pm, School of Architecture Auditorium

Shohei Shigematsu
OMA
Event Poster

November 15, 2015

Flying Around Design

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Lance Walters

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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