Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NCSU Design / Build: Crafting a Barn for Benevolence Farm

This summer, M.Arch as well as B.Arch students participated in the annual NC State Design / Build Studio, a 10-week summer course in which the students design and then construct a building. This summer, the studio paired with community partner Benevolence Farm to build a storage and processing barn for the farm. Benevolence Farm provides a transitional living program for up to 12 women who are leaving North Carolina prisons. Visit http://benevolencefarm.org/ for more information about this inspiring organization.

Below are some images of the project. Great work, team!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Drawing with Frank Harmon at Nags Head

As part of the ARC 450 Architectural Drawing course this summer, Professor Frank Harmon took the class of entering 1st-year M.Arch students to Nags Head, NC (on the Outer Banks) for sketching, architectural history, and lots of fun. Students got the opportunity to stay in an old hunting lodge on as well as some photos from a two-day sketching field trip in Nags Head, NC, that Professor Frank Harmon hosted., where the Audobon Society has its bird sanctuary. Students also visited the Whalehead Club and the oldest beach house in the area, Spider Villa. Thank you, Frank!

Students enjoy some free time at the Audobon Society Sanctuary

Pine Island kayak launch

Old hunting lodge where the students stayed

Free tour of the Whalehead Club, an NC architectural gem

Frank (left) overseeing students sketching in the Whalehead Club

Behind-the-scenes attic tour of the Whalehead Club

Sketching at Spider Villa

Summer Exploration of Hand Drawing and Digital Representation

This summer, entering 1st-year M.Arch Track III students explored analog and digital architectural representation techniques in ARC 450/451, taught by Professors Frank Harmon, Patricia Morgado, and David Hill. Below are some images of the student work from the 5-week intensive course. Many of the students (who are entering the M.Arch program with degrees in non-architectural fields) had minimal prior experience in architectural representation, which makes the final body of work that much more impressive. Great job, everyone, and welcome to NC State!

Process renderings during the summer

Rendering by Lotte Van Miegroet

Renderings by Hannah Stallkamp

Rendering by Hao Zhang

Renderings by Gabriele Seider

Renderings by Ryan Houser

Rendering + drawings by Kristen Warring

Drawing by Eli Simaan

Drawings by Sarah Hanks

Drawings by Gabriele Seider

Drawings by Hao 

Drawings by Hao Zhang

Professor Pat Rand discusses Kristen Warring's project

Patrick Hobgood discusses Hannah Stallkamp's project

Reviewers discuss Gabriele Seider's project

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pizza Party in the Pit

Thank you everyone for coming out to AGSA's last event of the spring semester, the pizza party in the pit. The pizza from Lilly's was delicious and the sides and dessert that everyone brought were excellent, too. Special thanks to the wiffleball players (especially Fisher) for the live entertainment. Have a great summer, architecture grads!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AGSA Dodgeball

Yesterday, AGSA took on the graduate landscape architecture students (SASLA) in an epic game of dodgeball. Here are some photos from the game. Thanks everyone for coming out and willing Team AGSA to victory!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Build Day Recap

NCSU architecture and landscape architecture graduate students volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County last weekend, framing up a house just southeast of Raleigh. See some of the highlights below. Thank you to all volunteers! And thank you to the College of Design for providing lunch. We look forward to the next AGSA + SASLA build day.

Joel cutting out a window opening in the OSB sheathing with a Sawzall.

The team framing out some walls.

Friday, March 28, 2014

AGSA vs. SASLA Dodgeball - Sat. 4/12 - "If you can dodge a wrench..."

Dodgeball. Architecture vs. Landscape Architecture. Court of Carolinas. The stakes have never been so high.

The NC State architecture grad students will take on the landscape architecture grad students in a "friendly" game of dodgeball on Saturday, April 12. Play begins at 5:00 pm at the Court of Carolinas quad near the College of Design. After the game, we will head over to Pullen Park for some BBQ. Your AGSA and SASLA organizations will be providing some food, but make sure to bring some food and beverages of your own, too. See the poster below for more information. Let's dominate!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Affordable Housing Panel to be Hosted by College of Design / AH+SC Initiative

The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative and the NC State College of Design will be hosting an Affordable Housing Panel event next Tuesday, April 1 from 4-6 pm. Be sure to register for this event here. It will be a great opportunity to hear about issues we face today in affordable housing from experts in the field.

The keynote speaker will by Michael Pyatok, FAIA, the principal of Pyatok Architects Inc. in Oakland, CA. Pyatok's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

NCSU Architecture T-Shirt Design Contest - Deadline Feb. 24

AGSA would like to invite architecture grads to submit their designs for the first* NCSU Architecture T-Shirt Design Contest. We are looking for fun, bold designs that represent our school to the world.

Deadline: Monday, February 24
1st prize: sketch by Dean Marvin Malecha + fancy aluminum scale + free t-shirt
2nd prize: free t-shirt
Format: Adobe Illustrator file with your design in all white on black t-shirt background
             please use Illustrator template attached to AGSA emails
Eligibility: only architecture graduate students may submit designs, but anyone may purchase a t-shirt

May not actually be the first, but who cares!

Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 ReSpace Competition: Registration Ends Feb. 20

Joel Lubell, M.Arch Track III first year student at NC State, is also founder of the ReSpace Competition, in which designers imagine small spaces constructed with reuse materials. The winning design is built by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Joel worked as Deconstruction Manager for Habitat before founding ReSpace, and he was named Tar Heel of the Week by the News & Observer in 2012.

Joel Lubell, M.Arch Track III

This spring, 2014 Competition involves the design of a porch  a community gathering space that is central to southern culture. Designers are challenged to balance program, culture, and context while thoughtfully incorporating reuse materials. Registration ends Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, and discounted student registration fees are $25. Visit the ReSpace website or follow ReSpace on Facebook for more information on how to get involved.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Pat Rand

AGSA would like to congratulate architecture professor Pat Rand, FAIA, on his newly published Materials for Design 2, which he co-authored with Victoria Ballard Bell, AIA. Rand also received the prestigious 2014 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.

Rand and Bell will be recognized at the opening reception for the upcoming "Learning through Making" exhibition at the College of Design next week.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Good times at Raleigh Times

It was a great night out in downtown Raleigh last night. Stay tuned for more AGSA events in the coming weeks.