Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hey! What’s Your Thesis [Rena]

Rena joins us this week to show us how to integrate glitter into your thesis in Hey! Thesis #5 Who are you? A slave to thesis- Rena Yang! Hey! What’s your thesis? A sequencing of atmospheric conditions that taps into the existing hostile environmental conditions How does thesis make you feel? I can’t believe I’ve […]

SMArchS Colloquium – Deepak Aatresh on Computation in Architecture

Three weeks ago, engineer Deepak Aatresh lectured in our SMArchS colloquium class about mobilizing massive computation in the AEC industries.[1] His company, Aditazz, has developed digital software tools realize design objectives by processing quantized inputs. I’ve been meaning to post about this lecture for some time now but haven’t had the chance…because, well, of school. […]

Hey! What’s your thesis? [Laura]

Laura saves the world! (or post-industrial Buffalo) in Hey! Thesis #4 Who are you? Laura Schmitz Hey! What’s your thesis? An architectural and urban intervention connecting two isolated neighborhoods along the industrial Buffalo River How does thesis make you feel? “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt”- Kurt Draw us a picture of your thesis: Tell us a […]

Happy Hour Tonight!

Escape the end-of-semester stress with the ASC! Join us tonight for Happy Hour at 6:45 PM in the Long Lounge, following the computation lecture. Must be 21+ to drink / bring ID -ASC [image credit:]

COLOR with William Miller

Two weeks ago, Professor William Miller led a Lateral Studio on color in which participants created a series of paint studies to understand how color is constructed and affects perceptions of space. Kelly Presutti, a PhD candidate in the History, Theory and Criticism program and Moa Carlsson, a PhD student in the Design and Computation Group, wrote about […]

Studio Marfa goes to Texas

Last weekend, my option studio (taught by Hrvoje Njiric) traveled to our site in Marfa, TX via El Paso. This was only my second visit to Texas, and I was impressed by the vastness of the West Texas Chihuahuan desert. Marfa, famous for its installations by Minimalist artist Donald Judd, was also interesting for its […]