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October 13, 2020 @ 2:30 PM CT – From Private to Commons // Lecture of Anna Puigjaner hosted by Alex Timmer
Anna Puigjaner is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP and Coordinator of the Core I Architecture Studios. Puigjaner unites theory and practice by combining academic, research, and editorial work with the professional activity of MAIO, an architectural office co-founded in Barcelona in 2012. MAIO collaborates with artists and practitioners from outside the field and has a particular interest in developing new models of collective housing. Recent projects include “110 Rooms”—a 22-unit innovative housing block in Barcelona—and a series of exhibition designs for the Milan Furniture Fair and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.

October 13, 2020 @ 5:30 PM CT – Empowering Architecture, Art, and Design with: XR. Present and Future hosted by Women in Design, Featuring Gabby Bustos
In architecture, art, and design visual communication, interactivity, and collaboration are fundamental bases for the development of ideas and projects. Extended reality (XR) is a concept that encompasses the areas of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Gabriela Bustos (UWM SARUP + Pluris XR) will discuss how XR has the power to enrich the visualization processes, stimulation of perception, and collaborative design that is impacting the present & future of design.

October 14, 2020 @ 12 PM CT – COVID Conversations – Mental Health hosted by student Corwin Hoefling
A conversation on topics relating to mental health and advice. We aim on having at least three conversations. We will also be hosting individual “office hours” after the main conversation if you would like to talk one on one with one of our three senior representatives. If you would like to offer your own perspectives and views feel free to join in on the main conversation, we would like to hear from people of all different backgrounds.

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – MUVE: Altspace Workshop II hosted by Gabriela Bustos
During this workshop Bustos, Sun and Sanchez, we will explain the process to include interactive screens and other general tools to use AltspaceVR in Architectural Studios and presentations.

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – From Private to Commons // Juried Presentation of Program hosted by Alex Timmer
The Marcus Prize Studio will present ideas for the project’s program. This will be juried by external guests.

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Urban Edge Series – Lecture by Chris Glaisek, Waterfront Toronto hosted by Jim Wasley
Chris Glaisek is the Chief Planning and Design Officer at Waterfront Toronto. In this talk, he will outline the work of Waterfront Toronto in remaking the City’s waterfront. His current focus in on managing the $1.2B re-naturalization of the mouth of the Don River, allowing for the redevelopment of 290 hectares of former industrial brownfields into a new mixed-use district for the City of Toronto.

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Lecture by Jim Shields: Exterior Envelope and Building Service Systems at Different Cost Levels
“Exterior Envelope and Building Service Systems at Different Cost Levels” will be offered by Faculty Jim Shields, FAIA as part of the Graduate Comprehensive Studio. The Seminar will look at University buildings and their systems at Low, Medium, and High-cost levels.

October 16, 2020 @ 3 PM CT – Grasshopper Tutorial 5: Build a Custom-Tiled Wall or Floor

October 16, 2020 @ 3:30 PM CT – Paul Wellington discusses his book: Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community hosted by AIAS, NOMAS, & WIDs
Join SARUP alum Paul Wellington as he discusses his book Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community. While the United States has over 100,000 architects only two percent identify as Black. The presentation will discuss 20 works by Black architects and how their work has impacted the Black community, followed by discussion on the importance of representation in architectural education.


October 23, 2020 @ 8 AM CT – Urban Edge Series- James Roche and Brent Raymond, DTAH. Toronto Central Waterfront and other projects.
October 23, 2020 @ 1 PM CT – Tea & Bikkies with Sarah Metzel

October 23, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Lecture by Jim Shields: Let There Be Light: Renovation Plans for the UWM Student Union

October 23, 2020 @ 2:30 PM CT – Graduate Colloquium – Falamak Nourzad

October 30, 2020 @ 12 PM CT – Spring Sneak Previews

October 30, 2020 @ 3:30 PM CT – Let’s Not Go Back to Normal – Positive Leadership with Adam Seaman

October 30, 2020 @ 4 PM CT- Urban Edge Series – Harrison Fraker, Environmental Performance, and the Poetics of Sustainable Urban Public Space


Apply for an Interior Landscape Residency at Space p11 & check out Sarah Aziz’s Wasteland Salon at Space p11
I(R)L is a studio residency for individuals working in the media of their choice, participants address interior landscape to test its implications for specific practices


October 31, 2020 – Registration deadline – International Owl Center Design Concept Contest

The International Owl Center is the only all-owl education center in the United States. We currently operate out of a downtown storefront but plan to build a new facility adjacent to a park. We need creative ideas to address some very specific challenges we face.

November 2, 2020 – Registration deadline – HUD Affordable Housing hosted by the Office of Policy Development and Research
HUD Competition: Graduate students only. Need to include diversity of disciplines in the student membership:

  • 2 M. Architecture candidates
  • 1 M. Planning or Public Policy candidate
  • 2 MBA candidates

If you are interested in incorporating this into a studio this year and need help identifying a planning student and two business students to include, please contact Nancy Frank.


SARUP Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship (undergrad only)
We will award 3-4 scholarships ranging from $3000 – $5000 for the 2020-21 academic year. December 2020 graduating students are eligible.
SUBMIT on or before October 23 to Interim Dean Nancy Frank,

Eligibility: Enrollment in the BSAS program & Student is a member of an under-represented group that has experienced minoritization and marginalization in U.S. society, e.g., Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, Person of Color, LGBTQ, etc.


October 2- SARUP Virtual Campus Grand Opening

September 25- Grasshopper Tutorial #2: A System of Columns and Beams

September 18- Grasshopper Tutorial #1: Getting Started

September 18, 2020 – Vulnerability Studio – Design for Aging with AG Architecture

September 18, 2020 – Ultrarunning Series – 6 Days in the Dome

September 11, 2020 – Informational meeting – Travel Scholarship with Gretchen Pfaehler

September 11, 2020 – Urban Edge Series – Lecture by Phil Enquist, Doug Voigt, and Rachel Momonee: The Great Lakes Century Vision Plan and Illustrative Projects
September 4, 2020 – Ultrarunning Series – Lecture by Annie Weiss + Brian Frain

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