Tecnoglass 2014-15 CALL TO ORDER series lecture, “Normal Inventory” by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen.
Wednesday night, February 4, Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

Award-winning architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, of the Chilean firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen, have become known as one of the most promising professional studios of the contemporary architectural scene. Their designs range from compact and monolithic to rethinking of courtyard typologies in creative ways. Sleek and minimalist in design, their buildings convey a sense of open space and light and work with the surrounding environment to allow “a more intense experience of the natural setting of the building,” according to Pezo.

von Ellrichshausen said, “We consider a building to be a complex mechanism, a sensitive device, by which one can highlight certain conditions of a place. Sometimes the rooms are magnifying lenses to understand subtle details. Often times they need to be rather obscure cameras to allow for a more detached or intimate experience.”

Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury

On January 27, Dean el-Khoury gave a keynote speech at the 11th annual Mobile Healthcare Summit in Toronto. His talk about how the “Internet of Things” will facilitate healthcare at home with networked objects and environments focused on the IM Blanky, which monitors sleep patterns, as an example. The IM Blanky was designed and developed at the dean’s RAD laboratory at the University of Toronto.

Part-time Professor Cristina Canton
Cristina is an alumna and current part-time professor of ARC 204 (Architectural Design IV).  Her office, which she shares with three other alumni, NC-Office, ranked tenth out of the top 50 firms in the U.S. in the Sustainability category for 2014; 29th in the Design category; and 47th in the Sustainability category for 2013 by Architect Magazine. Her office was also featured in the Miami Herald for a 'Memorial Plaza' in the City of Sweetwater in honor of "Brothers to the Rescue."

The new coffee kiosk, built by Rocco Ceo and James Adamson’s design and build studio class, was featured in last week’s The Miami Hurricane!  Built over the Fall 2014 semester, The Billy Goat will officially open in the next two weeks and serve as a lantern for the School of Architecture, according to fifth-year student Lauren O’Halloran. This is the first time that a studio project was created by students, for students.

ZEMCH 2015 International Conference – Call for Papers
See document attached and link for more info.

RAMSA Travel Fellowship
The RAMSA Travel Fellowship promotes investigations of the perpetuation of tradition through invention. The $10,000 prize from the Partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects is intended to nurture emerging talent by providing opportunities for travel and research. It will be awarded to an individual who has proven insight and interest in the profession and its future, as well as the ability to carry forth in-depth research.

The program is open to students in their penultimate year, pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from one of 18 U.S. and Canadian schools. Interested students should apply to their deans; each school may endorse up to two students’ applications, based on their portfolios and Fellowship proposals. The winner of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, Anna Antropova, a Master’s candidate at the School of Architecture at McGill University, was selected from a field of 20 applicants. Anna was awarded $10,000 to travel to Japan, where she studied traditional wood joinery and considered how this elegant and efficient mode of construction might meaningfully inform contemporary Western building practices. Information and forms regarding the 2015 RAMSA Travel Fellowship can be found at www.ramsa.com/fellowship2015.

Important Dates
04/10/2015  Deadline for submission of proposal
05/01/2015  Announcement of award
11/02/2015  Deadline for submission of report ​

Editor’s Note:
Starting today, SoA NOW will publish every other Monday. If you have news to share, please contact our new Director of Communication, Annette Gallagher at a.gallagher1@umiami.edu or call (305) 284-5002.

Toppel Career Center Events
Toppel Career Center, 5225 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 5 p.m.
For more info, email toppel@miami.edu or call 305-284-5451.

5 p.m., February 2 -- "8 Steps to Acing the Interview"
3 p.m., February 4 -- "Leveraging Social Media for your Job Search"
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., February 5 -- EPIC (Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques) Program
Registration required through www.hireacane.com. Professional dress required and resume must be previously approved through www.hireacane.com.

6:30 p.m., February 9
SoA CURRENTS series lecture, “Neoclassical Architecture in Greece: Architecture and Urbanism in an Age of Political Turmoil and Economic Austerity” by Michael Lykoudis, University of Notre Dame.
Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

[Header] Solo House, Cretas, Teruel, Spain. Estudio Palma // Pezo Von Ellrichshausen.
[Student News] Architecture students designed a coffee kiosk housed in the School of Architecture’s courtyard. Nick Gangemi, Photo Editor // The Miami Hurricanes.
[Faculty News] IM BLANKY is a self modeling blanket exhibiting primitive cognitive capacities. John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto // RAD.

SoA Director of Communications, Annette Gallagher, a.gallagher1@umiami.edu or call (305) 284-5002.
University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, www.arc.miami.edu