“The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologies, environmental simulation software, new materials, and the opportunity to engage in a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations”
(Lonn Combs, Director)


MArch student Billi Ugbode wins AAUW fellowship

Student News: MArch student, Billi Ugbode, was recently notified of her acceptance to receive the AAUW selected professions scholarship. Winners could win anywhere from $5,000 to $18,000 in scholarship funds. Billi was awarded the maximum amount and plans to use it to create a “stellar” thesis project. Founded in 1881, The American Association of University Women’s is one […]

MArch1 Students at Robotic Stonecarving workshop

Marble Codes: Robotic Sculpture from Garfagnana / Digital Stone Project and International Workshop. Master of Architecture students, Emily Estes and James Regnier as well as recent BArch Michael Stradley were invited to participate in a month long international workshop in the RPI / Digital Stone Project collaboration invited by the Garfagnana Innovazione, home of one […]

Nancy Diniz: “Anatomy of a Prototype” @ ACADIA 2015

Assistant Professor Nancy Diniz presented “Anatomy of a Prototype – situating the role of prototypes and prototyping in design process” at the 2015 ACADIA Conference in Cincinnati OH. Diniz is currently teaching in the Master of Architecture students in their CASE semester in NYC as well as in the Geofutures Program. Diniz leads a series […]

Lonn Combs: Construction in Natural Light

On September 2 and 3 in London, MArch1 Director Lonn Combs participated in the 6th VELUX Symposium “Daylight as Drover of Change”, where he presented a paper about the intersection of building envelopes and the evolution in cultural ideas about natural light, energy consumption and modulating the domestic environment through advances in passive and active technologies.

Combs, Perry, Mistur, Diniz at Acadia 2015

Lonn Combs (M.Arch 1 Director) and Chris Perry (Geofutures Program Director) are Co-Technical Chairs for ACADIA 2015, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, Oct 22-24. Associate Dean Mark Mistur will serve as a session chair. Assistant Professor Nancy Diniz, will serve as a session chair in addition to presenting a paper. The conference theme, Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene, […]


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