For Ma ARC ’02, a natural design approach

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 […]

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Who owns the New Haven Green?

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 […]

City

New student jazz to debut tonight

This evening, the Yale Jazz Ensemble will premiere a collection of original jazz pieces. In Sprague Memorial Hall, the Yale Jazz Ensemble will present its third of four concerts that will take place this academic year. The performance is the first YJE concert to showcase exclusively student-written pieces, featuring four pieces composed by current members […]

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With mock-up, design details of new res colleges edited

Half a mile northwest of their future site, the designs of Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges are taking their final shape. Last month, a two-story mock-up created to test potential design features for Yale’s new residential colleges was constructed in a field next to Science Park’s building 25, said School of Architecture Dean Robert […]

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“Helvetica” filmmaker refocuses on urban design

Since 2007, documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has worked to inspire everyday people to care about design. Monday evening at the School of Architecture, Hustwit presented a screening of “Urbanized,” the final film in his well-known trilogy about the design process, released in 2011. While the first two films, 2007’s “Helvetica” and 2009’s “Objectified,” deal with […]

Culture

Arch symposium debates role of drawing

Does hand drawing have a place in today’s world of architecture education and practice? This weekend, members of the architectural community flocked to the School of Architecture to debate this question. From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, over 20 architects, professors and developers of technical design tools gathered at the school to debate the place of […]

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Scolari exhibit captures spirit of architecture

A new exhibit explores the artistic canon of renowned School of Architecture professor Massimo Scolari by highlighting the beauty possible in architectural drawings. “Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture” opened at Rudolph Hall on Monday. With the goal of emphasizing the school’s focus on the importance of freehand drawing, the exhibit was timed to coincide […]

Culture

End in sight for YUAG renovations

A 14-year-long renovation project will draw to a close as the Yale University Art Gallery gears up to open its doors to visitors in December 2012. The $135 million construction project involves a sweeping restoration and rehabilitation of the Art Gallery’s existing space and an extension resulting in 69,975 square feet of exhibition space in […]

Culture

Nemerov might leave for Stanford next year

Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92, an esteemed art historian and chair of Yale’s History of Art Department, may leave for Stanford after this school year, he said in a Monday interview. Nemerov, whose “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present” was the most popular class on campus this semester, has not yet accepted […]

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Arch School sees jump in apps

Although the job market for young architects has suffered in recent years due to the tight budgets of developers, applications to Yale’s School of Architecture rose by nearly 6 percent this year, the school’s admissions administrator Marilyn Weiss said in an email Thursday. While the school would not release official admissions statistics, Dean Robert A.M. […]

Culture

Influential theater professor passes away

Earle Gister, an influential Yale theater professor who pioneered a new method for training actors, passed away in his sleep Sunday at his New Haven home. He was 77. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2626″ ] A charismatic educator, Gister was among the most prominent leaders of conservatory acting training in the late 20th century. He helped coordinate previously […]

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Eli in India

Fort St. George stands at the center of the promenade reining in Marina Beach, a spectacular expanse of sand constituting the Indian coast in downtown my mother’s hometown of Chennai. Colonial rule over the city may have ended over half a century ago, but the old East India Company buildings within the fort’s walls are […]

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