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New student jazz to debut tonight

February 29, 2012 • 0
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 »
Mock-ups of Yale’s two new residential colleges have helped Yale officials and architects decide the final designs for the $500 million construction project.
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With mock-up, design details of new res colleges edited

February 24, 2012 • 2
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

February 22, 2012 • 0
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 »
An Architecture School exhibit featuring works by visiting professor and architect Massimo Scolari, which went on display last week in Rudolph Hall, examines the role of architectural hand drawings in the digital age.
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Arch symposium debates role of drawing

February 13, 2012 • 239
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

February 8, 2012 • 0
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 »
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End in sight for YUAG renovations

January 31, 2012 • 1
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 »
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Arch School sees jump in apps

January 27, 2012 • 0
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. »
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Influential theater professor passes away

January 26, 2012 • 0
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. A charismatic educator, Gister was among the most prominent leaders of conservatory acting training in the late 20th century. He helped coordinate previously disparate drama programs »
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‘Sao Paulo’ illustrates student design

January 19, 2012 • 0
A new book published in December highlights the dialogue between architects and developers in the context of Brazil’s booming economy. “Urban Intersections: Sao Paulo” is the sixth book in a series that showcases designs that School of Architecture students create for a spring-semester studio co-taught every year by a practicing architect and a visiting player »
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Arch alum on sustainable building

January 18, 2012 • 0
In October, the National Organization of Minority Architects recognized architecture firm Marshall Moya Design with two of their five annual awards, the Professional Design Excellence Award and Visionary Honor Award. Principal architect Michael Marshall ARC ’84 spoke with the News about their two award-winning projects, one a sustainable housing project for internally displaced people in »
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Arch trip to Dubai called off

January 13, 2012 • 0
On Monday morning, senior architecture majors were told they would be traveling to Dubai to gather inspiration for water park designs. But after learning Thursday that the global competition for which they would submit their designs is illegitimate, the students will remain in the Western hemisphere. “Senior Project Design Studio” professor Tom Zook ARC ’95 »
Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai.
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Arch majors slide into Dubai

January 12, 2012 • 1
Seniors in the architecture major will have to abandon T-squares and straight edges for their latest project: designing water slides for the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. On Monday, architecture professor Steven Harris announced that students in the “Senior Project Design Studio” will travel to Dubai from Jan. 26 to 30 to study the »