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January 18, 2021 @ 11-12:30 PM CTPhotoshop Basics with Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Learn the basic tools and actions in photoshop to create visualizations using collaged imagery as well as making adjustments for photography. We will learn layer management, selection tools, using masks, transforming images, and making adjustments.

January 19, 2021 @ 12-1 PM CTCirculation + Volumetric Thinking with Yash Mehta
Architecture is not just confined to static beautiful spaces but is majorly defined by the movement within the building. Thinking volumetrically and circulating within that space is interconnected and becomes the concept of the building. We will be looking at the principles of design & the criteria that define these – some important precedents, concepts and explore different ways to achieve volumes and movement patterns within a building.

January 18, 2021 @ 1-2 PM CTSection Perspectives with Laura Wilk
This workshop will look at how to create a rendered section perspective working through Revit to Rhino to Illustrator.

January 18, 2021 @ 2-3 PM CTDrafter Thoughts II: Drawing Out Loud with Sam Giglio
Can hand-drawing provide unique design opportunities? Join me as I make the argument for drawing as a thought and design process, even in the age of Rhino and BIM. We’ll work on perspective drawings of interiors and exteriors in tandem with plans, elevations, and sections to show the benefits of reciprocal design. You don’t need to have attended my first session to benefit from this one.

January 19, 2021 @ 11-11:45 AM CTModel Making with Meghan Burges
This presentation will focus on the usefulness of models and the best way to construct them. Models serve a purpose in conveying ideas that are not always best described in a drawing. We will also discuss the best way to plan and put together different model materials.

January 19, 2021 @ 12-1 PM CTEnvironmental Factors with Yash Mehta
“The best way to predict the future is to design it” – B.Fuller. The building industry produces around 35% of total waste on this planet and is continuing to do so. As architects, designers, and citizens of the world, it is our responsibility to design our way out of it. In this workshop, we intend to explore the ideas of environmental and sustainable factors that must be considered at various stages in the making of a building.

January 20, 2021 @ 10-11 AM CTRhino Tips and Tricks with David Katz
Do you hate Rhino? I know I did during 310! A few years later and I have learned a few things that could help solve some problems or answer difficult questions. We will work through the process of importing digital models, editing them, rendering them using images as our material, produce a series of drawings, and compile all the work in Adobe Illustrator. We will be also be exploring Rhino 7’s new SubD tools and Grasshopper. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A!

January 21, 2021 @ 10-12 PM CTGraphic Representation with Alexis Meyer
Learn the basics of InDesign to create final presentation graphics, layouts, and portfolios. Starting at editing images in Lightroom, creating page layout in InDesign, and ending with a beautifully crafted portfolio. Come prepared with images for editing in Lightroom and placing in InDesign.

January 21, 2021 @ 3-4:30 PM CTSketchup with Lisa Sun
This workshop will include basic Sketchup controls, 3D Warehouse, textures, and animations.

January 22, 2021 @ 1-2 PM CTAsk A TA
An open hour to pop in and ask specific questions about programs, portfolio design, or anything else.

January 25, 2021 – Watch On-Demand Video of Drafter Thoughts III: Advanced Perspectives by Sam Giglio
In this video retrospective, I’ll use content from the first two sessions (including your work!) to create a more complex three-point perspective drawing. See if you can spot your work in action as I create a 3D rendering (by hand, of course) of the body of work generated this Winterim in Drafter Thoughts!


January 29, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Let’s Not Go Back to Normal hosted by Trudy Watt

HOUSING SYMPOSIUM: A Series of Talks About Affordable Housing in the Milwaukee Area

January 29, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Kickoff event: Lecture by Richard “Rocky” Marcoux hosted by Graduate Student Bridget Greuel
Mr. Marcoux, the retired Commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development, will present an overview of the following:
History of Affordable Housing in Milwaukee and the United States
How Jobs, Transportation, and Development Affects Affordable Housing
City of Milwaukee Programs and Partnerships with the Community
Financing of Affordable Housing
The Role of Race in Affordable Housing
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

Mr. Marcoux highly recommends reading “The Color of Law”, by Richard Rothstein. Rothstein will discuss his book two days earlier, information below.

February 5, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Housing Symposium – Panel Discussion and Q&A hosted by Graduate Student Bridget Greuel
Panelists will present an overview of their organization and how they address affordable housing.
May yer Thao, Assistant Deputy Director of Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
James Mathy, Housing Division Administrator, Milwaukee County
Ken Barbeau, Director of Community Programs & Services, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Sam Leichtling, City Planning Manager, City of Milwaukee
Q&A will follow.

February 12, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT– Housing Symposium – Panel Discussion and Q&A hosted by Graduate Student Bridget Greuel
Panelists will present an overview of their organization and how they address affordable housing in the Milwaukee area.
Beth Van Gorp, Habitat for Humanity
Deatra Kemp, Manager of Homebuyer Counseling, ACTS Housing
Carl Quindel, Manager of Strong Blocks
Pastor Karen Hagen, Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church and Divine Intervention Ministries for the Homeless
Q&A will follow.

Learning Outcomes:
1. What, exactly, is affordable housing?
2. Does affordable housing mean home ownership or is rental a path forward?
3. What is currently being done to address this issue in the city of Milwaukee? Are there overlaps between organizations?
4. How do people in need find this help?
5. What works best?
6. What has not worked?
7. What still needs to be done?
8. What role should architecture play?

February 12, 2021 @ 3 PM CTSpeed Mentoring with Architecture Professionals hosted by WID, WIDs + AIA Wisconsin


January 26, 2021 @ 5 PM CT– Webinar – Infrastructures and Ecologies hosted by UVA, featuring 2019-2020 Urban Edge Fellow Jose Ibarra
Projecting Fellows brings together the 2019-2020 class of fellows from American architecture schools to explore a cross-section of emerging interests in the discipline and the vehicle of the fellowship project. Each year, several architecture schools nationwide name fellows to join their programs and develop an intensive research or teaching project during a short-term appointment. With the fellowship comes some combination of project support, cross-pollination between research and teaching, and a platform with which to present and exhibit the work. Commonly selected via a national call for proposals, fellowship projects are dually indicative of emerging interests in academia and evolving institutional agendas.

While each school supports the development and dissemination of fellowship work, no comprehensive venue for dialogue between fellows has taken shape. Leveraging the new normal of virtual engagement, Projecting Fellows creates a discursive platform, inviting fellows to share their work and to address emergent directions in architectural discourse. The paradigm shifts of 2020 make such dialogue across geographic boundaries and institutional lines more critical than ever. Projecting Fellows will address the meta-project of the architectural fellowship – its role, its curation, and its consequences in shaping the discipline.

January 27, 2021 @ 5 PM CT – Lecture by Richard Rothstein: THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America hosted by SCI-Arc
Racial segregation characterizes every metropolitan area in the U.S. and bears responsibility for our most serious social and economic problems – it corrupts our criminal justice system, exacerbates economic inequality, and produces large academic gaps between white and African American schoolchildren. We’ve taken no serious steps to desegregate neighborhoods, however, because we are hobbled by a national myth that residential segregation is de facto—the result of private discrimination or personal choices that do not violate constitutional rights. The Color of Law demonstrates, however, that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. Only after learning the history of this policy can we be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy our unconstitutional racial landscape


February 1st – Application Deadline – ZGF Scholarship Fund
ZGF Architects is a design firm with an intentionally diverse portfolio including healthcare and research facilities, academic buildings, mixed-use developments, corporate campuses, museums, transportation facilities, and eco-districts.

Applicants must be going into their final year of study of either architecture, interior, urban, or landscape design to able to apply. Students should display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field.


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