Architecture News

April 2017

Assistant Professor Jennifer Lee Michaliszyn presented student projects from the graduate travel studio to Shanghai, "Housing Prototypes for a Landscape of Change" at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual meeting 2017, Detroit.

Associate Professor Antonio Furgiuele recently published "The Five Points of Cloud Architecture," Harvard Design Magazine: No. #43 / Shelf Life, 2017.  The essay highlights the standardized elements that compose the architecture of cloud computing.

A solo exhibition of the work of Associate Professor Rob Trumbour is currently on display at the gallery Outside in North Adams, Massachusetts. In the exhibition Time is No Longer What We Know It to Be, Trumbour uses time and spatial-based mediums of sound, video, film, and installation to explore site, temporality, and the body. More information is available here.

Master of Architecture student Juan Torres was awarded a 2017 Keuhn Charitable Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to “inspire and equip women and men at the start of their careers to follow Bob Kuehn’s vision and vocation in affordable housing.” Fellows are mentored while they serve in positions with non-profit organizations. Torres was selected following a competitive application process juried by the fellowship’s trustees and advisors from the community development field.

Professor Terry Moor, who retired from the Department in 2016 following a 35-year teaching career at Wentworth, has published Reinventing an Urban Vernacular: Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies with Routledge Press, 2017. Click HERE to view his book. 

Wentworth alum and adjunct instructors Lindsey Fortunato, M.Arch '12 and Danyson Tavares, M.Arch '12 have initiated the Wentworth Architecture Alumni Club (WITAAC) which kicks off on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Professor Robert Cowherd has published the chapter “Identity Tectonics: Contested Modernities of Java and Bali,” in the book Across Space and Time: Architecture and the Politics of Modernity edited by Patrick Haughey, Transaction Publishers, 2017.

B.S. Architecture student Pablo Herraiz was recently awarded the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Scholarship which gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study, work and travel in China. Pablo studied Chinese language and culture, worked as intern designing mobile apps for K–12 students, and is now completing a co-op at People’s Architecture Office in Beijing.

 

January 2017

Qiang Wang, William Toohey, and Paul Arduini placed 6th at the Archasm international competition for the New York City Liberty Museum on Liberty Island. “It was a great feeling to wake up two days after Christmas to discover our team was recognized as an honorable mention for an international design competition that attracted 268 teams total.” - William Toohey

 

May 2016

Associate Professor, Carol Burns, of Taylor and Burns Architects, was awarded the 2016 Concord Preservation Award from the Concord Historical Commission for Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Complex.

 

Professor Mark Pasnik was awarded a 2016 Commonwealth Award from the Boston Society of Architects for his advocacy work through his gallery, pinkcomma.

The award acknowledges “outstanding promotion of design and architecture” as well as “unprecedented support of the city’s most remarkable features," in particular praising Pasnik’s book Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.

Adjunct Professor Aaron Weinert’s Studio DRAW completes Bar Mezzana.

Bar Mezzana is a new restaurant at Ink Block for Boston chef Colin Lynch. The design was inspired both by mid-century modern furnishings and the feel of summertime on the Mediterranean. The process was an all-Wentworth endeavor, with assistance by undergraduates in architecture and interior design and recent M.Arch graduate students. The restaurant has been featured in several news and food publications.

Graduate Director Kelly Hutzell and over,under announced the release of the app Jaunt: Pittsburgh. 
Jaunt is a series of architectural guidebook apps designed to connect residents and visitors with information about a city’s built environment. The first Jaunt city, Pittsburgh, is available from Apple’s App Store or on Google Play. Jaunt Boston and Jaunt Doha are in progress. The Pittsburgh team included Kelly Hutzell, Rami el Samahy, and Martin Aurand, in collaboration with students from the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and from the Carnegie Mellon Qatar campus. Support for the project came from the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives and the Berkman Faculty Development Fund.

Professor John Ellis received a United States Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Benin, West Africa.
The appointment includes lecturing in the American Studies Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi and supporting the development of the newly instituted Architecture Program at the University of Abomey (Benin campus of EAMAU. Ellis’s research will focus on the culture of the Akpakpa-Dodomey informal settlement in Cotonou Benin. The outcome will be the development of participatory methods and processes uniting the rich cultural and tectonic qualities of the Akpakpa-Dodomey settlement with the Songhai Center’s vision for sustainable urban villages throughout West Africa.

Professor Ann Borst authored a chapter for the book Riverine.
The chapter examines the relationship between architecture and rivers at several scales, from the geographical and topographical, through the urban and infrastructural, down to that of the individual building or space. Borst’s research focuses on the role of water and memory in noteworthy recent urban projects in Nantes and on the Île de Nantes, a former port district with a rich industrial heritage. The book is scheduled to be published by Routledge in 2017.
 

April 2016

Associate Professor Troy Peters published “Heat Transfer in Facade Systems and Energy Use: Comparative Study of Different Exterior Wall Types” in Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Assistant Professor Anne-Catrin Schultz presented at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

March 2016

John Ellis’s Advanced Topic Class collaborated with Harvard and Tufts Universities on Interstices: The Space Between Arch-i-pelago.
The video and architectural installation was created specifically for the Utopian Listening Workshop, dedicated to the late works of Italian composer Luigi Nono, sponsored by Tufts and Harvard Universities at the Tufts Granoff Music Center. The installation probed the interstices between music and architecture, intimate and public; memory and place; poetries sonic, visual, sensorial, created by fifteen graduate students from Wentworth Institute’s Graduate Architecture Program under the guidance of Ellis and concert artists Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata.

Associate Professor Ann Pitt published and presented a poster titled “Beauty of Section” at the INTED 2016: 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain.

 

February 2016

Associate Professor Carol Burns wrote seven essays “Education, Research, Equity, Energy, Infrastructure, Technology, and Collaboration” in Goat Rodeo, edited by Daniel Friedman and published in 2016.

 

January 2016

Associate Professor Carol Burns completed a competition entry “Tiny Homes Chicago” sponsored by Chicago AIA, 2016.

Professor Ann Borst initiated a senior EPIC studio, “Building Community”.
The fourth-year EPIC design studio called “Building Community”, introduced students to affordable housing design through a test project in the Fenway area. Working in collaboration with the Fenway Community Design Corporation (CDC), students developed proposals for high-density housing for seniors and graduate students in the area, a typology that the CDC is investigating for upcoming housing initiatives. Student design proposals served as a model for a potential development site in the district. Professor Ann Borst created a summary document of the work for the CDC’s executive director, Leah Camhi, to share with her board, members of the housing committee, and others.