Admissions – ACSA virtual expo with UVA on 11.22.14

The ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) is holding a virtual expo Saturday, November 22nd from 12-noon to 4pm.

This is an opportunity to virtually visit and chat with representatives from a variety of Architecture programs across the country. The U.Va. School of Architecture is participating. Therefore, please forward this information to anyone you know who is interested in the A-School undergraduate or graduate programs but who may be unable to visit Charlottesville. Student registration is FREE!

Visit the ACSA website to see the participating schools and to register.

Monday Nov 10 2014

LUNCH 10 – call for alumni submissions

When we cross frontiers, what do we meet? Modes of visual, verbal and data communication have brought forth feelings of both awareness and disunity. Across scales, aliens emerge from this discord.

The issue is not only of the alien or non­alien but of negotiated territory where the value of invasive species, hazardous materials and estranged forms comes into question. The enculturation of mobility, tourism, and surveillance is shifting self-perceptions and uprooting grounded relationships. What was once permanent can no longer be taken for granted.

As expanses shrink and technology enables, what aliens do we encounter and what are the rules of engagement? How do aliens operate within design? How are they agents of evocation, protocol, and myth? How are architects alien? What boundaries do we trespass?

ALIEN asks you to consider limits, permeations, the unfamiliar and the strange. Send us your declarations, pleas and confessions. We’re looking for tested stories, ponderings, theories, manifestos, proposals, mappings, interviews, graphics – a wide array of responses that will incite conversation and engage us in ways of seeing the alien in our world and beyond.

Abstracts are due November 14, 2014. Full submissions are due January 9, 2015. Please limit articles to 3000 words. Submit at and contact with questions.

Copies of LUNCH 9 IN EXCESS are now available on Amazon.

Lunch is a design research journal edited and designed by students at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Go to for past volumes and more information. 

SAVE THE DATE: NYC Alumni + Friends Reception with Dean Meyer, 12.10.14

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture in welcoming Beth Meyer, (BLA ’78, MLA ‘82) Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, as Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of the School of Architecture at our New York City Alumni + Friends reception on Wednesday, December 10th at ARO from 6:30-8:30PM. Associate Professor Julie Bargmann will also be in attendance. Come, catch up with fellow alumni, and hear a short update on the School and thoughts on the next two years by Dean Meyer. With special thanks to Adam Yarinsky (BSArch ’84) and everyone at ARO for hosting us.

PLEASE NOTE that due to permit restrictions, we can only allow 75 RSVP’ed guests to this event/in the office. RSVP early since it will be first come, first serve and all other guests will be put on a waitlist.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Architecture Research Office (ARO)
170 Varick Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10013 (map)

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / 434.982.2761

RECAP: 26th Annual Dean’s Forum Dinner, 10.11.14

Thank all of you for another memorable Dean’s Forum Dinner on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Old Keswick. It was a cool central Virginia Fall evening, but the tent was warm (maybe too warm?!) and the atmosphere was celebratory.  We were proud to honor Marion Weiss with the 2014 A-School Distinguished Alumni Award and to toast Beth Meyer, as our new Dean.

With very special thanks to Peggy Augustus for sharing her beautiful home and Clark Construction Group for being our 2014 Dean’s Forum Dinner Sponsor. And of course, thank you to each and every one of our Dean’s Forum members for sustaining the School and all of our top-notch programs, people and ideas every year.

HOLD these two dates for next year’s Dean’s Forum Dinner – Saturday, September 19, 2015 and Saturday, September 26, 2015 (the final date will be dependent on venue availability and the home-football schedule – so stay tuned).

SAVE THE DATE: UEP in Philadelphia Alumni Event, 10.31.14

Join the UVa School of Architecture Department of Urban and Environmental Planning faculty for an impromptu A-School Happy Hour in conjunction with the ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning) Conference in Philadelphia, THIS FRIDAY, October 31st at 5PM at the Bank and Bourbon (1200 Market St).  Stop by before starting your weekend, look for the UVA banner, have a drink and meet some of the amazing, new UEP faculty (check them out!).  Costumes are 100% optional!

Many thanks to Carla Jones (BUEP ’10 + MUEP ’12) for organizing!

RECAP: A Capella in the Park II, a fundraiser for the Blair Philips Fund

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual A Capella in the Park in the Hundred Oaks Neighborhood Park in Chapel Hill on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  UVa’s Academical Village People and UNC’s Loreleis blew everyone away with great music on a perfect Fall day. The best part?  This wonderful event raised over $6,000 for the Blair Phillips Scholarship Fund at the UVa School of Architecture.

The School of Architecture would like to thank the Mack and Philips Family for hosting this wonderful event in honor of Blair (BSArch ’11).  If you would like to contribute to the Blair Philips Memorial Scholarship Fund, donate online at

A-School in Boston: Teresa Gali-Izard Lecture at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 11.13.14

Teresa Galí-Izard
Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the UVa School of Architecture

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Landscape Lectures begin at 7 pm
Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone: 617 278 5156. Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members.

Galí-Izard is principal of Arquitectura Agronomia, a landscape architecture firm in Barcelona. Through her work, she explores new languages and forms, working with living materials, and applying contemporary dynamics and management. She has been involved in some of the most important landscape architecture projects in Europe, including the new urbanization of Passeig de Sant Joan in Barcelona and the restoration of the nearby Vall d’en Joan landfill, which won the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2004. Galí-Izard is the author of The Same Landscapes: Ideas and Interpretation (2005), and co-edited Jacques Simon: Los otros paisajes, Ideas y reflexiones sobre el territorio (2012) with Daniella Collafranceschi.
Image: Central Park Valencia competition, 2011, Valencia, Spain. Courtesy Arquitectura Agronomia/FOA/AIC EQUIP.

A-School in DC: Inaki Alday lecture at UMd, 10.22.14

“Hyper-Real Drivers”
Iñaki Alday
Chair of the Department of Architecture at the U.Va. School of Architecture 

This Lecture is open to the public.
October 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM
University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Building 145, Room ARC 0204
College Park, MD 20742
 Iñaki Alday, founder and principal with Margarita Jover of ‘aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje’, has begun his appointment in August 1, 2011, as the Elwood R. Quesada Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture. Previously, Iñaki Alday has been associate professor in the School of Architecture of Valles (Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia) as well as lecturer and visiting professor in several other universities. Both the academic appointment and the current practice of the office face the demand of a new attitude in front of the professional and academic challenges of the contemporary transformation. The role of Architecture and Architects, the interdisciplinary work and integration of scales, the new nontraditional programs as infrastructures and energy or the social and environmental ethics are some of the challenges to face with a global vision.