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Architecture Within Academic Institutional Structures

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The charts on this page provide a snapshot of the current administrative situation at ACSA member schools, and allow you to explore the data on institutions like yours. Read more →

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5 Things Well-Meaning White Educators Should Consider If They Really Want to ...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

While this article focuses on K-12, the lessons discussed are fully relevant to anyone teaching design at the college or graduate level as well. How are architects and designers supporting justice and minimizing the inhere... Read more →

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Young Architects Forum Connection 1302

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

We're excited to share that SC President Robert Yuen has been featured in the Young Architects Forum Journal in the Equity X Design feature, interviewed by the venerable Rosa Cheng, AIA. Read more →

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Learning Through Tinkering

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A great op-ed in the NY Times calling for more hands-off approaches to teaching and learning. "If we want to raise kids to be independent thinkers and change-makers, one of the best things we can do is give them the tools ... Read more →

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In Conversation With Will Hunter, Director Of The New London School Of Archit...

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Team Section Cut is especially interested to hear about alternative modes of architectural education. Learn how Will Hunter, former executive editor of the London-based Architectural Review, started a totally new school on... Read more →

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Playing an Instrument Is a Great Workout For Your Brain

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Wanna be a great designer? Learn an instrument. Playing music stimulates more areas of the brain at once than any other activity, making for a great mental workout—so pick up that recorder from 5th grade and get your swell... Read more →

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An Architect Lost His Sight and Kept Working Thanks to Breakthrough Technolog...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Most would consider loss of sight a tragedy for an architect, but San Francisco-based Architect Chris Downey has turned misfortune into fertile ground. By engaging a number of new technologies, Downey has taken his practic... Read more →

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Jonathan Bendor: Why Criticism is Good for Innovation

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Many people believe that criticism and creativity are incompatible in the workplace. But as Bendor sees it, creativity and criticism are like the Chinese principles of yin and yang: two complementary forces that interact ... Read more →

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Nader Tehrani appointed architecture dean at Cooper Union

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

MIT Chair, SC Giant, Cooper Union Dean!! Congrats to Nader Tehrani of @NADAAAinc!

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Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Dip...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Students will create a social urban project over the course of 10 weeks specializing in integrated, contemporary, and sustainable urban planning. The project, entitled "2017 Grand Paris Clichy-Montferneil Suburbs of Paris... Read more →

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ACSA 2016 - Call for Papers

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Represent you school or your own pedagogical thinking through this great forum! ACSA invites paper submissions under 23(!) thematic session topics plus an additional open category. Authors may submit only one paper per ses... Read more →

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Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

While Section Cut hasn't made Arch Daily's list yet, we're happy to amplify this post, pointing you to all that deliciously free brain fodder. Read more →

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Stanford d.school's Bernie Roth recommends a bias toward action

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Roth's mantra, "Doing is Everything," is rooted in design thinking, a problem-solving method he has been teaching in and out of the classroom for more than 50 years. Any kind of issue, whether a concrete challenge or a per... Read more →

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Ergonomic KIWI

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

If you know what's good for you, check this exacto-killer. Uncrating review shortly... #KIWI

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Female Junior Professor Vacancy at the University of Stuttgart

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Super exciting position with a focus on Biobased Materials and Material Cycles in Architecture!

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Spaces with Identity: The End of Traditional Classrooms

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Just as our homes enable us to do many things, shouldn’t our schools give students many opportunities and possibilities. Whether you’re in a primary or secondary school or even higher ed, ask yourself: “What do I wish stu... Read more →

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Public Lecture: Mark Pasnik @BAC

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Mark Pasnik, AIA is a founding principal of over,under, - I'm so stoked to hear from him and for the BAC to host!

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After Katrina, Tulane's Architecture School Became A Community Builder

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Since Katrina, students have helped develop more than 80 projects aimed at improving locals' lives through design. Before Katrina, and despite being the city's largest private employer, Tulane had a certain reputation in ... Read more →

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Public Lecture: Daniel Overbey @BAC

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Come see this #sectioncut curator lecture @TheBACBoston at 5:30pm, Wednesday! (He think's he's an orangutan...)

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Alex Hoegrefe - Floor Plan Study

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Keep those floor plans diagrammatic - and connected to your sections drawings. #sectioncuts!

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Building Resilience Through Community Engagement: The Fargo Project

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Community engagement is an important component of creative placemaking—the practice of using the power of the arts, culture, and creativity to transform and build the character and quality of place to the benefit of the l... Read more →

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DATA + DESIGN a simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"But working with data can be far from simple. Data come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to collecting, understanding, and visualizing information. Some people spend years... Read more →

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SF Design Night: Energy Hacking

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Energy is a hot topic. Today's designers are working to create projects that lead to a cleaner, healthier earth. From a stove that burns twigs, pinecones and other biomass––yet produces only 10 percent of the greenhouse g... Read more →

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How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

via the often awesome @HarvardBiz, some great thoughts for designers and educators - How to Give Feedback Without Making People Defensive.

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58 of the best websites & apps to learn something new

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A great set from @creativeBOOM (even though we didn't make the list!). Tell us which sites worked best for you and submit them as resources to help build the Collection. Read more →

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Check out this completely badass invention/teaching tool - an interactive topographic map built with a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera and box of sand. I'm seriously considering constructing one of these for our landscape+ar... Read more →

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ArchDaily's Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

@ArchDaily's version of our own 'Prepare to Make.' "There is no other education in the world quite like an architectural one, and we hope that this list can help prepare you for its unique wonders and challenges. The a... Read more →

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Section Cut | PREPARE TO MAKE

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Insights into preparing the form and formats of your life and work this coming semester. OK Go!

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Section Cut | Pro Studio Starter Kit

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You've made it through new student orientation— now welcome to studio. This place operates on a whole other level, and you’re going to need some sturdy, reliable companions to help you be your best for years to come. As yo... Read more →

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NCARB Names 13 US Architecture Schools for Integrated Licensure Initiative

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Come get your M.Arch , and your License!? 13 schools (one of which we at Section Cut know quite well) are poised to change the relationship between architectural education and practice. Read more →