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ARCH 382 Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) [practice] ONLINE Instructor: Elliot Young
This course emphasizes hands-on skill development through in-class assignments; some lecture content is also included, which presents the theory behind the techniques.

ARCH 390/790 – Portfolio Design [practice] ONLINE Instructor: Christopher Wood
This course will give students the opportunity to develop their portfolios with a focus on graphic design principles while gathering knowledge from industry professionals. We will consider grids, typography, color theory, sequence, format, versatility, etc.

ARCH 650/850 –Inspired by Reality “Architecture should never be the same” ONLINE Instructor: Monika Thadhani
This studio will address the relationship between human, architecture (place), form, function, and time. Can architecture be reactive, generating its own behavioral patterns, similar to an ecosystem?

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April 23, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT Graduate Peer Mentoring/Social hosted by graduate student Lisa Sun
Back by popular demand! This is a chance to connect with fellow architecture graduate students to share advice/resources and make up for the physical divide of remote learning.

April 23, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CTDiscussion with Sarah Aziz and Eric Simpson: “Scavenger Project”
A conversation with Sarah Aziz and Eric Simpson about their ongoing research project on escapism and elsewhereness in the American West.

April 23, 2021 @ 3 PM CT “Assemble” Committee Proposal hosted by SURF research team (Roe Draus, Courtney Hoffeller, and Max Hunt), under the mentorship of Mo Zell and Trudy Watt
This student coalition will create a consistent feedback loop between students, alumni, organizations, faculty, and administration to address greater issues in the school. In turn, the purpose of the student committee will nurture the SARUP identity of student efficacy, collaboration, transparency, and quality. The structure of the committee will be informed by precedent research, via interviews, into existing organizational structures found in architecture programs across the country. Our proposed structure will create a sense of community through interacting, collaborating, as well as establish and utilize a network between various organizations and students throughout all programs at the school.

April 23, 2021 @ 3:15 PM CTARCH825: Stairs and their Detailing hosted by Jim Shields & Karl Wallick


April 30, 2021 @ 1:15 PM CT – ARCH420: Presenting Your Project hosted by Jim Wasley
April 30, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Graduate Colloquium: Lindsey Kampmeier VP of People & Culture, Ordermark hosted by Mo Zell
April 30, 2021 @ 3:15 PM CT – ARCH825: Final Drawings hosted by Jim Shields & Karl Wallick
April 30, 2021 @ 3:30 PM CT – Let’s Not Go Back to Normal – TBD: Architecture Beyond Academia with Whitney Moon hosted by Trudy Watt


April 22, 2021 @ 3 PM CTCelebration of Earth Day: Water Justice hosted by UWM Black Student Cultural Center
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Black Student Cultural Center and the Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences invite you to join our virtual Earth Day event. Our esteemed panelists of environmental leaders from around the Great Lakes will speak on critical issues of water justice as we consider the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better infrastructure funding proposal. In cities surrounding the earth’s largest fresh surface water system, do all people have affordable, clean water? How have decades of disinvestment in neighborhoods where People of Color predominantly live resulted in lead-tainted water and public health concerns? Join us for a presentation and lively discussion.

April 22, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CTMaking My Mark – Rapid Speed Presentations hosted by Women In Design Milwaukee
Women in Design in collaboration with Wisco NOMA invites you to our Spring 2021 Rapid Speed Presentations Event. Each one of our speakers will have 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide to explore the topic “Making My Mark”. As part of Women in Design’s commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the profession, these presentations are by esteemed minority women speaking about their passions from a variety of design and allied fields. We hope that you can join us in celebrating women succeeding in creative fields.

April 23, 2021 @ 2 PM CTC21 Lecture Series: The Long 2020 featuring Daniel Barber, Beatriz Colomina, and David Gissen hosted by Center for 21st Century Studies
Barber will discuss how the pandemic—and the inequities it mirrored and intensified—has begun to change the discussion around architecture and climate. Colomina will discuss the history of modern architecture and disease, tuberculosis in particular, engaging Alvar Aalto’s idea that the architect should always design for the person in the weakest position. Gissen will question the often narrow and curative character of “healthy” and modernized architectural environments through a critical politics of human impairment and disability.


May 17, 2021 – Registration Deadline – Healthier Design Innovation Contest hosted by Parsons School of Design
Does your work exemplify healthy material innovation, design activism, or advocacy through design?

July 9, 2021 – Registration Deadline – 2021 Acanthus Awards hosted by The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
The ICAA is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The purpose of the Acanthus Awards is to recognize excellence and distinction in classical and traditional architecture.


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