School of Architecture + Art

Architecture Graduate Student Caitlyn Trepess’ “Happy Accidents” on Display at Chaplin Hall Pocket Gallery

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Happy Accidents,” an exhibit of original art works by architecture graduate student Caitlyn Trepess. Working with Prof. Lisa Kippen as part of an independent study in process, Trepess drew inspiration from artists such as Pat Steir and Agnes Martin. Prof. Kippen says, “In a spirit of …

City Lab: Berlin—Norwich University’s international campus

By Christian Dengler Director | City Lab: Berlin Contemporary Berlin is experienced as a dynamic superposition of disrupted layers of history, unfolding on it’s way back as a global capital and intellectual and artistic center. Berlin is one of the few UNESCO cities of design and a prototype of radical urban and architectural transformations. It‘s …

In Europe, students ponder old London, Roman concrete

By Shaili Patel and Taylor Davidson Visiting London and Italy, two Norwich University architecture students spent the summer researching intriguing puzzles of the past. Undergraduate architecture and history major Shaili Patel, a rising junior, researched the influence of Enlightenment philosophies on London city planning through the work of Christopher …

Loco for Locavores

As part of an in depth look at issues concerning food security and food safety, students in Professor Eleanor D’Aponte’s AP558 Global Issues in Design are preparing a locavore meal on Wednesday, October 1. In preparation, Robin McDermott, co-founder of the Mad River Valley Locavore Project spoke to students about a broad range of issues …

Architecture on the Road: Boston

Students in Professor Wendy Cox’s third year architecture studio visited Boston, Massachusetts, to experience and learn about urban design and select their sites for a hypothetical craft beer brewing and tasting facility sited in an urban environment. Junior architecture student Sheridan Steiner documented their trip with a video. The first half of …

Daylight Targeting from 94 million miles

Students in Prof. Matt Lutz’s Introduction to Passive Design (AP225) were recently challenged with hitting a 1/2″ square target from 94 million miles away. Using the Sun as their point of origin and a small orthographic sundial as their targeting device, students precisely located windows in their scale models that allowed sunlight to pass …