School of Architecture + Art

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 …