Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York is poised to host a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of La Sagrada Familia, the magnum opus of Antoni Gaudí, the father of Catalan Modernisme. This is the only time that such a demonstration of Gaudí's genius will be featured on American soil. Many institutions have vied for this singular opportunity, and City College is honored to offer this extraordinary experience to New York City. The exhibit includes several architectural models and casts used in construction, and showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw precise tridimensional geometry.
The Opening Reception for Sagrada Família - Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece: Geometry, Construction and Site will be held on Monday, September 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on view from September 29, 2014-May 8, 2015 in the Atrium Gallery, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. free of charge.
A City for Children
Associate Professor Marta Gutman's book A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950 is being published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2014. This new work of urban history focuses on the use and adaptive reuse of everyday buildings in Oakland, California, to make the city a better place for children.
ACSA Steel Design Competition Awards
Congratulations to the students whose projects from the Spring 2014 fourth-year B Arch studios won awards in this year's ACSA Steel Design Competition! The competition program was to design an international border crossing.
A project from Martin Stigsgaard's studio by Donovan Dunkley, Vail Nuguid, and Alexia Sanchez won first place: Kyrgyzstan-China Border Crossing. One from Joan Krevlin's studio by Joan Battle was awarded an honorable mention: Smart Door-Sculpture in the Landscape (at left).