Cripe Film Festival

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The third week of May, the Architecture department began what will hopefully be a monthly or bi-weekly opportunity at some lunchtime "out-of-the-classroom" learning- Architect Darin Lanich's idea to host an Architecture Film Festival here in…

The Art of Listening

Previously, my colleague, Matt Amore, wrote on the impact of listening to environment and client on design. Listening is one of those things we all know to be essential to daily life.  Yet, how often do we really do it? And when we do, are…

High Definition Surveying explained

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Many people have heard the terms 3D laser scanning, 3D Surveying, or High Definition Surveying, but exactly what do those terms mean?  Do they mean the same thing?  What is it all about?  Is it magic?  Smoke and mirrors?  Not exactly. …

Hedonistic Sustainability

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If you haven't heard of TED, you really need to check it out.  It's a collection of intellectual talks by experts in all different fields.  This talk by Bjarke Ingels engages the idea of sustainability by creating architecture as an ecosystem…

What is the role of architecture in the world today?

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What is the role of architecture in today's society?  How often do we in the design profession really think about this?  What should our role really be about?  I've really seen two methods put into practice.  Designers either dictate the…