Utah Valley University Architecture students are sharing the results of their research at the 15th annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR). According to Utah Valley University, “the UCUR conference aims at improving undergraduate education by providing opportunities to students that recognizes their exemplary scholarship. Several upper division undergraduate students from Utah Valley University’s architecture program were among those selected to present their work at the conference.”
Eleven UVU architecture students presented at UCUR 2021. Enrolled in ARC 4520 – an advanced course on architectural theory – the students are mentees of professor Brandon Ro, AIA while. Their projects were required to show the students’ ability to research some aspect of architectural theory and its relationship to contemporary practice. Their chosen research topics ranged from aesthetics to typology and contextual design. Given the dearth of research into contemporary traditional and classical building craft, architectural design, and urban design, Professor Ro and his students’ work is welcome.
Here below is a list and links to their research projects:
UVU Architecture Student Research Projects
For more information about the UVU architecture student research projects, visit the links below:
INTBAU USA is pleased to share news of the November 9 – 12, 2020 Traditional Building Conference Series, fully online for your convenience.
The Traditional Building Conference team has built a virtual conference hall worthy of our typical historic venues. This is more than just a webinar. Through live video conferencing with speakers, networking chat rooms, and interactive sponsor booths, we are bringing the community and resources of our in-person conferences to a computer near you. View the Full Conference Schedule here.
This version of our Materials and Methods education line-up will feature 10 one-hour seminars with video demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and virtual interaction with peers, speakers, and sponsors. All in, attendees can earn over 25 AIA CEUs this year by engaging with our virtual events, which, as always, are focused on proven best practices and techniques in the traditional building space—including all historic-building types.
INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk with INTBAU USA founding board member and ICTP member, Ethan Anthony, and woodcarver and IYP member, Sarah Goss, entitled Education, Practice, Craft.
For this next session in INTBAU’s Summer Series of online talks, Ethan will be focusing on the use of traditional craftsmanship and more specifically, woodcarving, in his projects. Ethan will be joined by UK based INTBAU practitioner and woodcarver, Sarah Goss, to discuss the challenges of incorporating these traditional crafts into contemporary design, with reference to the tools, techniques and educational initiatives integral to the preservation of these practical skills. Ethan Anthony is an American architect, author, academic, and is widely recognised as a leading figure in the design of the new Traditional American church architecture.
INTBAU is hosting a lunchtime talk on Hempcrete. Learn more and register below: A composite material made from wet-mixing hemp shiv with a lime binder, Hempcrete provides a natural, vapour-permeable, airtight insulation material which also has great thermal mass, giving it a uniquely effective thermal performance.
Register for INTBAU’s lunchtime talk with Alex Sparrow, Founder and MD at UK Hempcrete, who is recognised globally as one of the leading experts in the use of hempcrete and other bio-materials in construction. Alex speaks internationally on hempcrete, as well as providing training and consultancy services with a global reach, to assist others in the use of hempcrete and bio-based construction materials.
Join INTBAU for its Summer Series on educational initiatives transferring knowledge, craft and traditional skills central to architectural practice in the Mediterranean, the Gulf and beyond with speakers ICTP member Mohamad Hamouié, Yasmine El Majzoub of Terrachidia and INTBAU Spain’s Chapter chair Alejandro García Hermida