camille | November 13th, 2012
I have always been melancholic for this time I haven’t known in which the great masters of architecture had only rarely been trained in architecture studies : silversmith, carpenter, stone cutter… Architecture at that time was not about practice or discipline, but about the transmission about almost what was an artisan’s knowledge.
I had always thought that in Paris, since architecture studies had left the beaux arts, and then had been unfortunately forced into the undergraduate/graduate (licence/master in french, that is only 5 years) system, we had lost the passion and the ardor, that pushed to come not only students that hesitated with law school but came here because it sounded fun, but the Vocation with capital V.
My experience as an exchange architecture student for a year at Georgia Tech made me moderate my judgment a little bit. //
[ COA, education, Exchange, Paris, students, volume7_issue4 ]
Soleen Karim | October 22nd, 2012
The 60th anniversary of the East Architecture Building brings about many changes within the college. I had the privilege to sit down with Dean Alan Balfour, who will be stepping down as Dean and stepping up as professor and scholar within the College, to discuss these changes and the legacy he is leaving behind.
[ Alan Balfour, COA, interview, soa, student, volume7_issue3 ]
Soleen Karim | September 19th, 2012
From David Lake, principal of Lake | Flato architects, to Dean Balfour and the COA community: //
[ COA, David Lake, lecture, Letters, volume7_issue2 ]
patricia andré | September 21st, 2011
Last Wednesday, September 14th, the College of Architecture hosted its very own COA alum, Jeffrey Sheppard, current principal architect of Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver, Colorado. A part of the ‘future PRACTICE Lecture Series,” Sheppard’s lecture titled ‘Ideation; From Parti’ to Reality,’ discussed a range of design projects as they related to an architectural language that he developed that provided for the function of the design through experimenting with new methodologies to approaching architecture. //
[ 2011 fall lecture series, COA, jeff sheppard, review ]
may jensen | September 5th, 2011
Last fall we posted a brief survey asking people where they preferred to find their calories. Here are some of reader’s recommendations for the best places to: //
[ COA, food, restaurants, survey ]
may jensen | April 12th, 2011
To follow up to my first post on the CoA alumni I did some research. As it turns out, there are a FEW tools out there for connecting students with alumni and MANY for helping students look for jobs – but finding them required a bit of digging and using them as an architecture student did not lend the most fruitful of results. [SoA alumni map complements of Teri Nagel] //
[ alumni, architecture, COA, network ]
james murray | March 31st, 2011
gray_matter(s) wants to hear who would be your dream guest lecturer if we had the chance to bring them to you. This year we had B.I.G. Who could be next?
[ COA, georgia tech soA, gray matter(s), guest lecturer ]
may jensen | March 8th, 2011
This past weekend I went up to NYC for interviews. While there I learned of three Tech grads that were working in different firms in the city - DS+R, BIG and Grimshaw – too bad I didn’t know about them before I arrived. [image courtesy of graduating class 1950] //
[ alumni, COA ]
shota vashakmadze | March 2nd, 2011
There was a pane of glass. Or four. Three feet wide and seven feet tall. A set of glass doors at the center, as transparent and as essentially opaque as the surrounding windows. //
[ COA, Installation ]
patricia andré | February 9th, 2011
Before penetrating deep into the heart of the studio culture concerns in the COA, we should look into how the College of Architecture defines studio culture: GA Tech Studio Culture Document By first defining Tech’s publicly defined ideal studio, we can, then, address how it compares to the actual studio culture today. [photography by patricia andre] //
[ architecture, COA, College of Architecture, Culture, patricia andre, studio culture ]
chuck smith | November 1st, 2010
[ COA, exhibition, industrial design, v_02 | i_07 ]
The first project of senior design studio culminates in a show that is planned and executed by the students themselves. The reception is open to all, and invitations are sent to professionals in Atlanta. This year the turnout was impressive, and the work was excellent. More projects after the jump. //
may jensen | October 20th, 2010
The School of Architecture needs more women faculty. Compared to the rest of the Accredited Colleges of Architecture and to US Universities in general the SOA has the lowest female faculty figures. //
[ architecture, COA, faculty, gender, soa, v_02 | i_06 ]
guest | October 10th, 2010
[guest = anthony payne ] Last week, gazing out the window past the coffee cart whilst eagerly awaiting my mediterranean turkey and hummus sandwich (toasted thanks), it occurred to me how underutilized the south facing porch and lawn are. On a beautiful fall day, why are we sitting inside a conditioned space (that is frequently freezing) instead of bathing in the shadow patterns of Nader Tehrani’s A Change of State? //
[ anthony payne, COA, south lawn, v_02 | i_05 ]
avinash sastry | October 7th, 2010
Founded in 2006, Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech dedicated to using technology to transform the ways in which we compose, perform, and listen to music. The performance will be held at the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium at 8pm on Oct 7, Thursday. The concert is sponsored by the College of Architecture. The college invites all attendees to a concert reception in the courtyard in front of the auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m.
The performance on Thursday features Jessica Peek Sherwood (flute), Ted Gurch (clarinet), Kevin Lyons (trumpet), Helen Hwaya Kim (violin), Brad Ritchie (cello), Tom Sherwood (percussion), Tim Whitehead (piano), Nathan Davis (conductor), Jason Freeman (electronics), and Amber Boardman (video). More information, including program notes, can found here.
[ COA, events, GTCMT, GVU, music, Reinsch-Pierce auditorium, sonic generator, v_02 | i_05 ]
may jensen | October 4th, 2010
It is interesting, but not surprising, that the COA faculty gender figures track those for profession.
COA [18% women] faculty employment is now less than Tech’s [21% women]. COA [44% women] student enrollment is more balanced than the rest of the Tech’s [29% women]. //
[ AIA, COA, employment, enrollment, gender, soa, Tech, v_02 | i_04 ]