Payne Whitney Gynmasium still sports the blue scaffolding of renovations paused in 2008.

Four years later, Payne Whitney still covered in blue

September 13, 2012 • 2
When students returned to campus this August, they were greeted once again by the sight of Payne Whitney Gymnasium shrouded in blue scaffolding. The University began renovations on Payne Whitney’s exterior in 2007, suspending the project in 2008 due to budget cuts in capital maintenance projects following the recession, said Stephen Brown, the director of »
School of Architecture professor Deborah Berke won a $100,000 prize from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design for her efforts in sustainable architecture and advancing women in the field.

Arch prof Deborah Berke wins U.C. Berkeley prize

September 12, 2012 • 0
On Monday, the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, awarded School of Architecture professor Deborah Berke with the first-ever Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. The jury for the $100,000 prize selected Berke for her commitment to the advancement of women in architecture, as well as her focus on sustainability. Berke, the »
The theme of this year’s Venice Biennale architecture festival is “Common Ground.” Yale students and professors who had work in the festival won no prizes.

Yale arch presents at Venice Biennale

August 31, 2012 • 0
With the start of the Venice Biennale international architecture festival, Yale student work is on view in a prominent global forum. The Venice Biennale, which the city of Venice introduced in 1896 to serve as a global symposium for the arts, has served as either an art or an architecture festival in alternating years since »
Students rehearse for the Yale Dance Theater project’s performance of the late Merce Cunningham’s choreography on Friday. The students were directed by three former members of Cunningham’s dance company.

Cunningham choreography makes Yale debut

April 26, 2012 • 1
After a semester of rehearsal, the Yale Dance Theater program will bring the choreography of the late dance legend Merce Cunningham to the stage in the first performance of Cunningham’s work since his company dissolved in January 2012. In two performances on Friday, Yale Dance Theater aims to explore the future of Cunningham’s legacy d, »
A restructuring of the architecture major three years ago emphasized design techniques within the undergraduate program.

Redrawing the architecture major

April 23, 2012 • 758
Three years ago, administrators at the School of Architecture turned back to the drawing board. Students and professors had raised concerns about the undergraduate architecture major’s sequence of courses, said Bimal Mendis ’98 ARC ’02, the major’s current director of undergraduate studies and an assistant dean at the Architecture School. This May marks the graduation »
Students from the School of Art and the School of Public Health joined forces to open an exhibit this week that promotes awareness of health issues among parents, teenagers and Spanish speakers.

Film studies honors founder

April 19, 2012 • 5
Former Yale professor and experimental filmmaker Standish Lawder GRD ’67 returned to campus Wednesday to receive the Film Studies Program’s annual award for a talented member of the field. Over the course of the day, the Film Studies Program held several events at the Whitney Humanities Center to honor Lawder, who was one of the »
A new lecture series connects the environment and architecture schools in order to tackle the challenges of green design and other environmental issues.

Lecture series bonds architecture, environment

April 11, 2012 • 0
A recently established lecture series at the School of Architecture aims to rejuvenate the school’s joint degree program with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The series, which will feature conversations between professors from the two schools with overlapping research interests, is meant to facilitate interaction between students and faculty from the two disciplines, »
At the Yale School of Architecture, a student’s workspace contains space for hand drawing and modeling as well as a computer equipped with architectural software.

UP CLOSE | At School of Architecture, role of drawing in doubt

April 6, 2012 • 2
From Feb. 9 to 11, more than 500 architects, professors and critics from across the globe descended on New Haven to debate the place of hand drawing in contemporary architecture. Meant to fill Hastings Hall to capacity, the symposium — “Is Drawing Dead?” — was so popular that attendees were relocated to overflow rooms elsewhere »
Yale’s two new residential colleges, located near Science Hill, will be constructed once the University has raised enough funds toward the $500 million project.

With designs set, new colleges waiting on funds

April 6, 2012 • 8
Architectural plans for Yale’s two new residential colleges were completed last week, but University administrators said construction cannot start without fundraising toward the $313 million outstanding for the project. The completed set of construction documents for Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges was issued by Robert A. M. Stern Architects last Friday, University Planner Laura »
At a talk titled “New York City’s Sustainable Parks for the 21st Century,” the city’s parks commissioner Adrian Benepe spoke about the role of public space.

Architecture program tackles sustainability

March 30, 2012 • 0
Over the past two weeks, several events at the School of Architecture have highlighted a growing focus on sustainable parks. On Thursday, a talk entitled “New York City’s Sustainable Parks for the 21st Century” brought Adrian Benepe, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department commissioner, to New Haven to discuss the intersection between public »

For Ma ARC ’02, a natural design approach

March 28, 2012 • 0
With the completion of the Ordos Museum in fall 2011, Chinese architect Yansong Ma ARC ’02 and his team at the Beijing-based architecture firm MAD have transformed the architectural landscape of Inner Mongolia. The News spoke to Ma about his architectural career and this six-year-long project in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Q When did you know »
A lawsuit by Occupy New Haven protesters has raised questions over the Green’s ownership.

Who owns the New Haven Green?

March 23, 2012 • 3
On Wednesday, March 14, members of Occupy New Haven waited anxiously for the New Haven Police Department to march onto the Green and forcibly remove their encampment, the last of its kind in New England. But as the clock struck noon, the deadline set by City Hall for tents to be off the Green, the »