School of Architecture + Art

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FILM SERIES: URBANIZED

SEPTEMBER 17 6:30 – 9 PM THE BCA CENTER, SECOND FLOOR FREE In Affiliation with VTIFF The essence of design lies in its profound ability to affect how we think about and experience the world. This fall, a new film series about architecture and design that will engage, provoke and inspire the community by exploring the impact and importance of design …

Vermont Solar Decathlon Team Send-Off

Norwich University and Middlebury College will co-host a send-off event at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for the student teams competing in the international U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., in October. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will be the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. …

Passive House Symposium on Oct. 11 in Randolph

On October 11th, 2013, PHAUS VT, in association with the Building Performance  Professionals Association of Vermont (BPPA) and with the generous help of  the Green Building program at Vermont Tech, will be hosting a day of presentations about various  important topics related to Passive House in our Cold and Wet climate (Climate Zone 6). The event …

Circular Thinking

Stratoscope ca 1900 from the Sullivan Museum Collection Since the invention of the wheel in the early Bronze Age, people have employed the circular shape in tools and machines. From scientific instruments to sporting equipment, the shape appears everywhere. Round, the latest exhibition at the Sullivan Museum and History Center brings together objects …

Solar House Has Got it Wright!

NU’s Delta T90 will be heading to Ohio after it competes in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.    The house will host programming opportunities such as professional development workshops, youth programs and special demonstrations to promote green living and clean energy technologies next to Frank Lloyd Wright’s  Westcott …

All Hail the Chief

Aron Temkin, interim dean of the College of Professional Schools, will assume his position permanently effective July 1, 2013. Temkin joined the Norwich faculty in 2010 as a professor in architecture and dean of the School of Architecture + Art. Prior to Norwich, he was director and associate professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture …

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

Students have been working on the Delta T-90 House for a month already this summer. The team is making great progress on the interior furniture, built-in storage wall, and bathroom wall coverings. The doors have all now been installed and set in the track. The gutter is being fabricated and installed early this week. As they approach the half way point …

A Musical Reading of Plywood

John Cage’s Music for Carillon #5, which  features a plywood score, will be heard on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. on the Upper Parade Grade as part of George Matthew Jr.  performance “The Carillon Works of John Cage.”   Matthew describes his approach to a musical reading of plywood:  “As the grain swirls around, I add a big swirl of …

Fab Furniture

Work created in this spring’s furniture design seminar marks the debut of the School of Architecture + Art’s new blog.  The pieces have perfect CoverGirl qualities while exhibiting Vitruvius’s assertions of firmitas, utilitas, venustas. Students had to develop a furniture concept that could be used in the home and would be solid, useful and …