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March 12, 2021 @ 12:30 PM CTTea & Bikkies tournament #2: Teams compete for real prizes!! hosted by Nancy Frank
Work with your friends or make new friends. Win truly decent prizes that will be sent to your homes. Ok, not amazing prizes, but definitely OK prizes. But the biggest prize is having some fun with classmates, faculty, and staff.

heck out the instructions and rules for the competition. Students may form teams in advance or show up solo and take pot luck with a team—which may be the most fun and interesting option.

March 12, 2021 @ 1 PM CT – Green Buildings – the Net-Zero Energy and Water William J. Clinton Children’s Center, Haiti hosted by Jim Wasley
Al Skodowski, Dave Hubka, and SARUP alumni Jing Hong discuss running the LEED certification process for the LEED Platinum and net-zero energy and water ‘William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center,’ built-in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

March 12, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CTFellow Fallout: Discussion with Research Fellows Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug hosted by NOMAS

March 12, 2021 @ 3:15 PM CT – ARCH825: Design Development: Ext Envelope Systems and Bldg Service Systems hosted by Jim Shields & Carl Wallick

March 12, 2021 @ 3:30 PM CT – Let’s Not Go Back to Normal – Property with Advancing Contemporary Theories Fellow Lindsey Krug hosted by Trudy Watt

As part of the Let’s Not Go Back to Normal series, SARUP’s Fitzhugh Scott Fellow Lindsey Krug will be joined by Vancouver-based designer and podcaster Khorshid Naderi-Azad in conversation around the theme of property. Krug and Naderi-Azad invite you to join them as they consider how various dimensions and definitions of property entwine with architecture to form complex ecosystems of players, places, histories, and hierarchies.

During the session, we will listen to an episode of the new sensory-rich design podcast Full Howz, produced, edited, and narrated by Naderi-Azad. Full Howz (available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts) frames architecture within the contemporary world of cultural production. It takes listeners into spaces and places that are ripe for review, building narratives through sound, history, and interviews. In Episode 3, “The Street Dining and the Sweet Dumpling,” Naderi-Azad transports us to New York City’s Chinatown, interviewing residents, community organizers, and designers to better understand recent post-pandemic design interventions, ranging from the constructive to the performative.

Using Chinatown as a case study, Krug and Naderi-Azad will discuss the role of designers in this larger ecosystem surrounding property and place. Zooming out, they will implicate design in recent events that implore us to redefine the scope of our discipline and its accepted ‘norms’.

In advance of Friday’s session, please read / watch the 9 media accompaniments to the podcast episode posted on the Full Howz Instagram (~12 minutes total):
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #1
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #2
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #3
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #4
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #5
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #6
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #7
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #8
Full Howz, Episode 3, Post #9

(OPTIONAL) Participants might also consider attending the Rice Architecture webinar on Wednesday, 3/10 at 12pm CT with Nayan Shah titled “Spatial Inequities: The “Chinatown” Problem in Today’s Pandemic Times.” Event description and registration here.


March 19, 2021 @ 12:30 PM CT – Tea & Bikkies – Navigating an Uncertain Job Market V3
March 19, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – March Women’s History Month Discussion hosted by NOMAS
March 19, 2021 @ 3:15 PM CT – ARCH 825: Common and Long Span Structural Systems


March 8, 2021 @ 12:30 PM CT – Webinar – Germane Barnes in conversation with NOMAS SAIC hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Germane is a 2021 SUPERjuror.

March 9, 2021 @ 6:30 PM CT – Webinar – “Undoing Property: Feminist Struggle in the Time of Abolition” hosted by Harvard

March 11, 2021 @ 10 AM CT – Webinar – Equity & Justice Issues with the Architecture Profession hosted by Columbia GSAPP

March 19, 2021 @ 12 PM CT – Webinar – Infrastructures of Violence hosted by Columbia GSAPP


March 14, 2021- Submission Deadline – SAMPLE Cover Photo Contest
SAMPLE is calling all students to submit their very best image that embraces the prompt of “moments, cultures, people, and spaces lost in the urban timeline”.
For contest rules, check out SAMPLE’s Instagram.

March 31, 2021 – Registration Deadline – BRT Station Design Competition hosted by City of Madison Metro Transit
The City of Madison is sponsoring a design concept contest for the new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that will introduce over 30 stations along the BRT corridor.

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.


Workshop Recordings

Recorded Events- Spring 2021

Additional events in the Architecture Community


UWM Emergency Grant – Applications due by 8 am on March 9th

2021 Virtual Architecture Residency hosted by ‘T’ Space and the Steven Myron Holl Foundation – Apply by March 28