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October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Urban Edge Series-Herbert Dreiseitl. Ecological Waterscapes: Urban Case Studies Hosted by Jim Wasley

In this talk, Herbert Dreiseitl will focus specifically on urban projects, involving managing stormwater on-site. Herbert will provide a more detailed description of Potsdammer Platz, for example, the largest single redevelopment project in Berlin following Germany’s reunification in 1990. Here, Dreiseitl’s water feature becomes an organizing element that creates a quiet blue/green oasis around what would otherwise be perceived as a busy vehicular tunnel entrance. The fountain, large enough to be thought of as a small urban lake, runs on recirculated stormwater from the surrounding development. It cleans this water without the use of chemicals through natural ecological processes and keeps it from Berlin’s overburdened sewer system in ways that are directly relevant to Milwaukee’s stormwater challenges.

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CTPrivate to Commons – Presentation of Research Hosted by Alex Timmer
As part of the Marcus Prize Studio, students will be presenting their work and research. Discussion of the work will include Tatiana Bilbao, Ayesha Ghosh, Alba Cortes, and Alex Timmer

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CTSARUP Virtual Campus Grand Opening Hosted by Gabriela Bustos
The UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning building goes virtual! By combining a 3D model of SARUP and the Altspace VR platform (a multi-user virtual environment), we have brought our campus building into virtual reality. Visitors from anywhere in the world can congregate synchronously in the personification of an avatar in the SARUP virtual campus. The virtual campus can hold lectures, exhibitions, and studio reviews along with serving as a virtual commons and hang-out spot.
The presentation will also show the Virtual SARUP using Roundme, Kubity, and others.

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CTGrasshopper Tutorial #3: Build an Office Tower with a Curved Skin Hosted by Kyle Talbott
Previous tutorial recordings below.

October 2, 2020 @ 3:30 PM CT – Ultrarunning Lecture Series with Andrew Santa Lucia Hosted by Sarah Aziz
Join us for a lecture on hiking and architecture, by Portland-based architect, activist, and educator, Andrew Santa Lucia.


TBD- Virtual Tea & Bikkies
October 9, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – MUVE: Altspace Workshop I

October 9, 2020 @ 2 PM CT – Tutorial: How to Resuscitate 3D Models: Advanced Illustration Techniques with Andrew Cesarz, Johnsen Schmaling Architects

October 9, 2020 @ 2:30 PM CT – From Private to Commons // Screening of Mon Oncle

October 14, 2020 @ 12 PM CT – COVID Conversations – Mental Health hosted by student Corwin Hoefling

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT- MUVE: Altspace Workshop II

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT- From Private to Commons // Juried Presentation of Program

October 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT- Urban Edge Series – Lecture by Chris Glaisek, Waterfront Toronto

October 16 @ 1:30 PM CT- Lecture by Jim Shields: Exterior Envelope and Building Service Systems at Different Cost Levels

October 16 @ 3:30 PM CT- SARUP alum and author Paul Wellington speaks about his book Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community


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.


September 18- Grasshopper Tutorial #1: Getting Started
September 25- Grasshopper Tutorial #2: A System of Columns and Beams

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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