Week of December 14, 2015
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Thursday, December 17th - Exams end
Friday, December 18th - Fall Commencement
Winter session information
Spring 2016

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This week's Instagram Takeover...
If you'd like to takeover our instagram page for a week, email
Over Wintermester, we have some students going on a study abroad to Japan, they'll take the first and second weeks of the year for Instagram Takeover...
Check out our most recent album on facebook with pictures from Architecture faculty, Aki Ishida's travels with the Fall 2015 Riva students. Featuring photographs from Architecture student, Corey Crist.


Previously posted competitions, still available:
Flower of Life December 15, 2015
Flux - Emerging Architects Design Competition December 31, 2015
The Akamas Landscape Between Science and Myth January 15, 2016
Fairy Tales 2016  January 16, 2016
Theatre Design Competition January 19, 2016

2016 Skyscraper Competition January 19, 2016
Hart Howerton Fellowship 2016 January 22, 2016
Plural City Ideas Challenge May 22, 2016



NEW & Updated
Dear Prospective CASA Participant,
Cathi and I would like to to inform you about our CASA Mexico Study Abroad Program.  We have begun organizing the program for next summer's session and we hope you might like to join us.  We know that it will give you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into the architecture, culture, art and history of Mexico, and a focused attention on your personal goals and perspective on your life as a creative person. 
I have linked (below) information about CASA, the Center for Architecture Sustainability + Art.  The exact dates will be confirmed soon, but are tentatively set from May 26 through July 1, 2016.  Please find six (6) pages of information including the program description, itinerary, accommodations and facilities, information about San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, as well as information about ourselves, since we head the program.  I have also included an online link to a magazine article with an accompanying slide show about CASA.
San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial town, declared a National Treasure by Mexico in 1926 and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008.  In addition, "Conde Nast Traveler" magazine voted San Miguel de Allende the number one city in Mexico and the 7th best city in the world as a travel destination.  We have also attached below a 12 minute video entitled "El Corazon de Mexico" (The Heart of Mexico) about San Miguel de Allende.  This video gives an excellent overview of this extraordinary town, highlighting its historic architecture and diverse culture.  
The cost of the CASA program will be finalized within the next couple of months, but we estimate it to be approximately $3,700, which includes lodging, two meals per day, entry fees and ground transportation.  Air fare and travel insurance are not included.
Cathi and I look forward to the possibility of having you as part of our program in Mexico next summer.  
Please let us know if you have any questions.
All the best,
Steven House AIA Architect
House + House Architects

website with further information
San Miguel Video Link
CASA Magazine Article

RCI is pleased to announce that again this year, the RCI Foundation is providing funding for up to 25 full-time college students to attend the RCI 31st International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, March 10-15, 2016. Through this funding, convention registration and individual travel expenses are covered for students attending the convention, as well as a one-year student RCI membership.
Individuals applying for this sponsorship must be full-time students enrolled in architecture, architectural engineering, structural or civil engineering, construction management or other related areas of study. Individual students may be eligible to attend the annual convention twice. Depending on availability, up to three students from the same university may be selected.
The sponsorship includes RCI convention registration, up to four nights lodging at the convention hotel, reimbursement for meals, cost of travel up to $400 (receipts required), and a one-year RCI student membership.
Sponsorship recipients will be required to:
·         Attend a minimum of ten hours of educational presentations and devote three hours to the trade show floor.
·         Interact informally with staff, committees and the Board of Directors during the convention.
·         Participate in public affairs/advertising efforts by sharing their experience of the convention and the knowledge gained.
Students interested in receiving the convention sponsorship should complete the application, a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor along with an essay explaining their interest in their field of study and what they hope to gain by attending the RCI International Convention and Trade Show. Please email to my attention at or fax to 919-859-1328. The application and supporting documents must be received no later than Monday, February 1, 2016. For more information on our convention, please visit our website at
Previously posted opportunities, still available:
2016 Landscape Architecture Foundation Scholarships submissions December 15, 2016
RAW Arusha 2016   March 1, 2016

Archaeological Field School   March 31, 2016


Previously posted job postings, still available:
Interior Design Intern  more
Architect Intern with Spectrum Design  more

Baltimore City Department of Planning more
Architecture Intern with University of Richmond more

Project Architect with Melville Thomas Architects, Inc. more
Intern with Winks/Snowa Architects more
Peter Fillat Architects more
Paid Summer Intern with ESOARC Studio more
Architectural Student Intern with ADG more
2016 Summer Intern Position with Gordon more
Architectural Intern with CJMW more
The Autry Fellowship January 11, 2016
National Gallery of Art January 11, 2016



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Tuesday - Heiner Schnoedt



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