Nick Gelpi is principal of his own design office based in New York and an assistant professor of architecture at Florida International University. Gelpi's research is concerned with materials and representation, often incorporating procedures of fabrication and the conventions of testing through mockups. He will give a High Noon lecture, featuring a preview of his forthcoming book, The Architecture of Full Scale Mockups, at
12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2
in the Rinker Classroom.
Spring Break is March 5 through March 13! Enjoy the time off!
A partner and design principal at Ennead Architects in New York, Thomas Wong has worked on a variety of projects including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center. He will present a Currents lecture on Expanding Global Culture and the role of architecture to give specific meaning to place and purpose, while acknowledging the need to appeal to and address a global audience, at 6:30 pm on March 14 in Glasgow Hall.
Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai will speak at a Tecnoglass lecture on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., in Glasgow Hall. Jain is an innovative architect who takes a collaborative approach to designing within the limitations of an environment. Alpha Rho Chi will have a fundraising bake sale before the event, so get there early to grab some goodies to enjoy during the lecture!
Join UMSoA faculty member Teofilo Victoria for a Tecnoglass lecture on at 6:30 p.m. on March 23! Victoria is a legend among classical and traditional architects. His firm, de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, is responsible for many award-winning homes and built projects in tropical environments.
U-Serve is Wednesday, March 30! As last year, all studios will be cancelled and students and faculty are asked to participate in this day of service to our community. U-Serve will focus on the Underline, a transformative project which began here at UMSoA! Students will be divided into groups that will take on tasks such as physical works at the University Metrorail Station, conducting surveys of Metrorail patrons and design projects. Stay tuned for details!