School of Architecture + Art

Tour NU’s New Bio-Mass Plant on Friday

NU’s new biomass plant is online! To celebrate, take a free guided tours this Friday from 4-5 p.m. Starting at 5:30 University officials and others involved in the construction will make remarks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony – all are invited. The $6.2 million heating plant will save the university $1 million a year in heating costs by replacing …

First Year Studio Review

First Year students displayed their final analysis of paintings assigned to them at the beginning of the year.  They highlighted six shapes from their individual paintings and composed them three-dimensionally to be visually appealing while still portraying the main aspects of the paintings.  They then developed a set of plans, sections, and …

NU Campus Construction Symposium this Friday

Norwich University is undergoing several major construction projects totaling approximately $41 million. The campus construction is the leading economic development activity currently taking place in central Vermont. Learn more about 3 of the projects at Friday’s Campus Construction Symposium moderated by Prof. Bryan Burke. Campus Master Plan Update …

Second Year Catalyst: Precedent Studies

The first step in designing a building is to complete a precedent analysis, to analyze what has already been designed in a certain building type. Second Year Studio is concentrating this semester on the “gallery/media center/sliver” building type.  The models below represent the culmination of a 2 week precedent analysis that relates to this theme.

Catalyst Review

On September 6, 2013, the School of Architecture and Art came together to view one another’s work from the first project assigned, The Catalyst.  Each studio year was assigned a different project that had to be completed by this date.  Graduate students kicked off the event with a modified Pecha Kucha of their thesis. The First Year Studio class …

Collecting with Vision

Celebrate Shelburne Museum’s new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education with an inaugural symposium, Collecting with a Vision: Shelburne Museum and the Emergence of the Americana Movement, on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Jean Burks, Tom Denenberg, Briann Greenfield, Elizabeth Stillinger and Catherine Whalen for a gallery …

Vermont Modernism?

Vermont state architectural historian and modern-era specialist Devin Colman will be lecturing on Modernism in Vermont at Norwich this spring.  As a preview, check out this article about a little-known treasure of Vermont’s architecture: the Landmark College campus in Putney by architect Edward Durrell Stone. http://www.docomomo-us.org/news/edward_durell_stones_vermont_campus