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Dr. Lee Gray to Speak at CTBUH World Congress

Dr. Lee Gray will lecture on the development of the vertical hydraulic elevator.
   October 9, 2019

Dr. Lee Gray, senior associate dean of the College of Arts + Architecture and an architectural historian, will deliver a lecture at the “First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts” symposium in Chicago on October 31. The symposium is presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) in conjunction with the...

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Professor Elected to IJAC Editorial Board

Dimitris Papanikolaou joins board of editors for architectural computing journal.
   October 2, 2019

Assistant Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou has been elected to the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing. The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is a peer-reviewed journal founded by international organizations dedicated to promoting collaborative research and...

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SoA Interim Director/Professor Co-edits New Book About Rio de Janeiro

Volume of essays engages research from MUD summer program in Brazil.
   August 29, 2019

José Gámez, associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture, along with Zhongjie Lin (University of Pennsylvania) and Jeffery Nesbit (Harvard University), have co-edited a new manuscript, Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment....

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Urban Design Professor Named Chair of ACSA Education Committee

Nadia Anderson is chair of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Education Committee
   August 21, 2019

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson has been appointed to Chair the Education Committee for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). This national committee’s charge will be to look at the systems and structures of architectural pedagogy to identify barriers to diverse enrollment, global learning, and the broad perspectives needed for...

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SoA Team Wins Honorable Mention in International Competition

A School of Architecture team received an award in the ACSA "Timber in the City" competition.
   August 12, 2019

A team of architecture students, led by School of Architecture faculty Chris Jarrett and Peter Wong, has received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Timber in the City: Urban Habitats Competition presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Nearly 240 schools participated in the international competition, representing teams from as far as the University of...

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Alumnus Named Associate Principal at DS+R

Sean Gallagher was promoted to Associate Principal on June 1.
   July 26, 2019

Architecture alumnus Sean Gallagher (B. Arch. 2000) was promoted to Associate Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) on June 1. Sean has been with DS+R since 2010 and is Director of Sustainable Design. 

At DS+R, Sean has played a critical role in the interview teams, visioning process, and on-going strategies for many of the studio’s recent projects, including...

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Two IDRL Projects Receive NSF I-Corp Grants

The Integrated Design Research Lab has received two National Science Foundation grants.
   June 4, 2019

The School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) has received two National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants to further research in microalgae facades and adaptable solar windows. Each project will receive $50,000 and...

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Director of School of Architecture Chris Jarrett Stepping Down

Chris Jarrett served as director of the School of Architecture for 10 years.
   May 8, 2019

Chris Jarrett, who has served as the director of the School of Architecture (SoA) for 10 years, will step down from that position on June 30 and join the architecture faculty full-time.

Jarrett came to UNC Charlotte from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his decade of leadership he has had a profound impact on the SoA, hiring more than half of the current faculty, initiating...

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Work of IDRL Recognized in The Architects Newspaper

Microalgae facade project furthers net-zero energy building practices.
   May 6, 2019

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, was featured in The Architects Newspaper on May 3. The article describes the...

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Graduate Student's Essay Receives Avery Review Award

An essay by Pedro Piñera Rodriguez has received an Honorable Mention in the Avery Review competition
   April 26, 2019

Pedro Piñera Rodriguez’s essay, “No More Fantasies: Design Realities for a Strip of the West Side,” has received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Avery Review Essay Prize competition.

Pedro is a graduate student pursuing the Master of Architecture I degree. His essay, which was written for an Independent Study that he took with Dr. Lidia Klein this semester, was selected from among 100...

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