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September 4, 2015

Harvard GSD exhibit
Jordi Castellano Boladeras

Half a Century of Learning How to Live   The Harvard Graduate School of Design has launched a new multimedia exhibition, “Living Anatomy: An Exhibition About Housing,” in the lobby of Gund Hall, spearheaded by dean Mohsen Mostafavi. Models, renderings, and stories cover the walls of the building lobby, all based on the theme of what has changed in housing over the past 50 years.  The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 20.  [Harvard Gazette]

Cool Tech Stuff This Week   In our weekly Tech Roundup, we look at a couple of ways that you can check for your solar power potential, fascinating LED-lit motion-sensor wristbands, a tiny, efficient emergency shelter that sleeps four and can be rolled out to a site on the back of a truck (watch the video above). [ARCHITECT]

Design for the Deaf   Gallaudet University, a Washington, D.C., school geared towards deaf students, kicked off a design competition this week to remake parts of the school's campus and surrounding areas. The project will be the first use of the DeafSpace Design Guidelines, devised by the school's DeafSpace Project, in a public space. [ARCHITECT]

The winners of the Henning Larsen Foundation's film competition. From the left: Sam Renseiw, Cole Phoenix Skaggs, Agapi Triantafillidis, and Barbara Bohr.
Henning Larsen Foundation The winners of the Henning Larsen Foundation's film competition. From the left: Sam Renseiw, Cole Phoenix Skaggs, Agapi Triantafillidis, and Barbara Bohr.

Architectural Film Space Over Time   The Henning Larsen Foundation picked three submissions for grants to young designers in Larson's native country, Denmark. [ARCHITECT]

2030 Is Coming. Are You Prepared?  If you're not, and even if you think you are, ready to design for the changing climate and the needs of resilient design that come with it, the AIA has you covered, with a new educational series from AIAU. [ARCHITECT]

Economies of Scale   Our colleagues over at AIA Architect delve into the data surrounding a few different topics of interest and anniversaries. [ARCHITECT]


Aerial view of Kimmel Studio's shortlisted submission to the National World War I Memorial design competition. 
Aerial view of Kimmel Studio's shortlisted submission to the National World War I Memorial design competition. 

A Time for Peace   Editor-in-chief Ned Cramer writes that the design competition for the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., presents traditionalists and modernists with an opportunity to set aside their differences. [ARCHITECT]

Awards: Enter Now!

The National Institute of Building Sciences is looking sustainable projects for the 2015 Beyond Green High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The deadline to apply is today. 

Doug Mockett & Co. wants innovative ideas for furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware for its 30th Annual Design Competition through Sept. 8.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.

The AIA, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Architects Foundation's Design & Health Research Consortium is adding up to six new member organizations. Application materials will be available on the AIA's website starting Sept. 1. Deadline is Oct. 16.

The Graham Foundation's Carter Manny Award recognizes doctoral students working on dissertation topics in architecture. Applications will be available online starting Sept. 15 and due Nov. 15.

Bathroom products manufacturer Victoria + Albert is challenging designers to create a space that uses its products. Entry is free and submissions are due Dec. 20.

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