A new piece of bipartisan legislation has been tabled by The United States Senate and House of Representatives named the Timber Innovation Act. The bills were put forward to further the development of tall timber buildings in the US, thereby supporting the nation’s considerable timber market and the rural manufacturing jobs it entails.
“The United States has an opportunity to bring new, sustainable mass timber technology to our construction industry, and the Timber Innovation Actdirects technical assistance and research components already in place,” said Robert Glowinski, President and CEO of the American Wood Council (AWC).
The Unmentionables Symposium is an inaugural two-day event hosted by the Department of Interior Architecture at Woodbury University School of Architecture and held at Helms Design Center in Culver City, April 7-8, 2017. Coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the university’s Interior Architecture program, the event highlights critical latent issues within the discipline today. Registration is open on the Unmentionables website.
Designer and artist Andrew Lucia generates a catalog of theoretical objects from the ambient light and curvature specific to their environments of origin. Through a series of novel visualizations, Lucia speculates on the role of ambient light as an underlying force and active agent in the figuration of these new hypothetical worlds and entities.
In celebration of Women's History Month, The National Building Museum features a special program, Architects Across Generations. Beverly Willis, artist, architecture and philanthropist, joins architect and CEO of Marshall Moya Design, Paola Moya, for a cross-generational conversation on how architecture has evolved in the past half-century, what lies ahead, and the pressing issues practicing architects and design entrepreneurs face today.
How do designers think? How do they visually communicate complex ideas? What strategies do they employ to make a positive impact on the built environment? How does design change the way people see and experience the world?
The College of Environmental Design offers several introductory and advanced programs for those interested in exploring these questions in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, urban design and sustainable city planning.
Please visit our Summer Programs website to view images of student portfolio work and learn more about the CED Summer experience. You may submit your application here: https://cedberkeley.slideroom.com/
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced that a $12 million gift from Anna and John J. Sie will support the construction of a new welcome center at the museum’s Gio Ponti-designed North Building.
Paying homage to the shapes and volumes of the existing building, the new construction—by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects—aims to enhance the museum campus’ connection to the Golden Triangle neighborhood, as well as to improve visitor navigation and amenities.