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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 18, 2018
By Jean-Christophe Betrisey Stretched out on the psychoanalyst’s couch, the famous architect Louis Kahn tells us surprising stories of his life, his families, his women and his architectural vision. His complex personality influenced a large part of his work and culminated in his spiritual peak which is engraved in the concrete and brick of Dhaka in Bangladesh. The reader will be carried away by an exchange akin to talking, thus experiencing live this unique session in the analyst’s room. The dialogues are profound, direct, and allow us a glimpse into the unconscious mind of Lou, one of the most influential... more

First Place | Mark Davis, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD., Professor Michael Ryan

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jul 18, 2018
The winners of the fourth annual CCCAP Student Design Competition 2018 were announced at the CCCAP Conference NYC 2018 on June 23rd, 2018. Applicants were restricted to 1st or 2nd year of architecture studies at community college architecture programs or four-year programs. Prize money was awarded to the top three winners. The competition project was a Visitor Center for the Joshua Tree National Park in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The designs were to communicate the significance of Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding desert environment through the architectural form and the educational components of the exhibits. Emphasis on sustainability through... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jun 25, 2018
Dear CHADvocate : Thank you on behalf of the Charter High School for Architecture + Design (CHAD). Since our founding, August 31st, 1999, we have enjoyed a proud history of commitment to the success of our school, displayed last Thursday by those who joined us at the School District of Philadelphia. You may already be aware that the School Reform Commission (SRC) held a meeting, June 21st, 2018 at 1:00 PM, and voted to recommend the issuance of a non-renewal notice to be delivered to CHAD and begin the non-renewal process of our charter. What does this mean for the... more