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Architecture Chair Search Candidate: Inaki Alday of aldayJover

Iñaki Alday, principal of aldayjover architecture and landscape in Barcelona is the first of four architecture chair candidates. We are very excited to have him back after hearing his lecture last year with Christine Dalnoky. Many of the landscape architecture students had the chance to meet him at a dinner hosted by Nancy Takahashi. He … Continue reading

Dripps – Phinney Residence

Robin Dripps and Lucia Phinney had the Tools for Conviviality Studio over for dinner with Lionel Devlieger tonight, and their house is truly a beautiful portrait of them.

Woodflows: Tracking VA Forest Products from Whips to Waste

In case anyone’s not busy on Sunday, we also have a gallery opening occuring:    

Design Careers Expanded Symposium

On Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19, we will be holding our first annual “Design Careers Expanded” Symposium. With an emphasis on specialized skills such as drafting, modeling, and 3D visualization, the number of possible career paths from an architecture degree can seem very limited. When examined more closely, the skills developed in our … Continue reading

Junior Year Studio – Professor Alexander Kitchin

Alexander Kitchin is an adjunct lecturer and owner of elbwrm – design.fabrication.research.concrete – located in charlottesville. It’s been mighty entertaining watching his studio work on their current project in the wood shop. They designed landscapes through a process of Grasshopper, CNC routing foam, concrete casting, and then manipulation of these 100 lb artifacts. The idea is that … Continue reading

SAGA Tutorial Series: Grasshopper!

Student Association of Graduate Students (SAGA has organized a series of computer program tutorials taught by students for students. This has been spearheaded by Jonathan Coble. Today, Kurt Marsh and Jie Huang gave us tips on Grasshopper. Above you can see a simple attractor definition animation. Below, you can see the definition: Thanks Kurt and … Continue reading

Bend it like Hershberger

UVa M Arch allows for students with diverse interests to pursue them further in independent studies with professors. Justin Hershberger and Ben Hartigan are in an Independent Study with Professor Ed Ford to study the craft of wood and joints. The following are some examples of the excitement by Justin: Kerf & Splice Biscuits, no … Continue reading

CNC Routing !!!

UVa SoA is pleased to welcome Melissa Goldman as our new shop manager. She has initiated an exciting series of short courses to teach students how to use the two CNC routers available at the school, Techno and Onsrud. Student TA’s take an active part in teaching these short courses. Above, the Techno router works … Continue reading

Eva Franch – Guest Speaker

Eva Franch Gilabert, new director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, joined Tools for Conviviality to spark discussions of Waste, Exhibit-Audience Interaction, and Productive Play as attitude of design. She will speak for the Michael Owen Jones Lecture tonight.

Design Research Seminar Presentations THIS WEEK

Design Research Seminar can be considered UVa M. Arch’s thesis prep course. It must be taken in the Fall preceding the Design Research Studio in Spring. The following poster was put together by Lana Elam and Abby Chryst. Hope you can drop by.