Spring 2021 Lifelong Learning Workshop Series

Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design Spring Remote Workshop Series is aimed at professional and academic development. Develop a web-based portfolio, prepare for the ARE’s, hone your BIM skills, learn how to harness the capacity of Global Information Systems (GIS), or move on to advanced representation or data visualization through advanced technologies and tools. The workshops are open to all Kent State CAED students, faculty, alumni, and professionals.

The Spring Workshop Series is focused on three areas: Professional Development, Design Tools, and Representation. They are free for CAED students and alumni less than five years out of the program. There will be a modest charge for others.

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DESIGN TOOLS

GIS Workshop
Instructor: Carolina Passos
Bio: Carolina Passos is the founder and urban data expert of Mapping Lab, combining expertise in planning and design, GIS research, and analysis to the development of interdisciplinary projects, which has participated at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2018, International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo 2019 and the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism.
Dates:
Feb 2nd, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Feb 3rd, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Feb 6th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 7th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 9th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Course Description:
Introduction to map design and the importance of engaging data at the front end of design practice. The technical aspects of the program consist of working with GIS tools, spatial data, and the design of contemporary digital cartography. The six modules will introduce specific aspects of working with data and visualization through contemporary approaches to digital mapping, presented in 5 lessons.
The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

Rendering/Photographic Workshop
Instructor:  Jasmine Park
Bio: Jasmine Park is the Head of Visualization Specialists at Morphosis. 
Dates:
March 13th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 14th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 20th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 21st, 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm
Course Description: 
Students will learn about digital architecture visualization and documentation of architecture and models to create photographs that better represent understanding the projects' design intent.
Students will experiment with workflows in this four-day workshop that help them understand composition, contrast, image design, and photographic techniques.
The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Portfolio Workshop
Instructor:  Andrea Cadioli
Bio: Andrea Cadioli has worked for Graft Architects, Plasma Studio, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Atelier Manferdini, and HMC Architects. He is currently a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, where he teaches design studio and visual studies. His work has been exhibited at Hauser Wirth, MOCA, and the Venice Biennale. His work has also been exhibited at Hauser Wirth, MOCA, and the Venice Biennale
Dates:
Feb 23rd, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Feb 27th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 2nd, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
March 6th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
March 7th, - Final exhibition of the work
Course Description:
In the discipline of architecture, portfolio production moves beyond the simple act of cataloging and exhibiting a collection of artifacts. Neither can be considered an archival task or a simple record history. Instead, a portfolio is an act of synthesis of a body of work and, ultimately, an edited analysis of the designer’s production relating to the contemporary zeitgeist. The temporary and unstable condition makes the portfolio a never-ending project. It is a continuous exercise in curating, organizing, and presenting the author’s work.
In the Portfolio Workshop, students will create/update/develop their portfolios through the lenses of contemporary visual culture in the digital medium.
From an initial analysis of case studies and references, we will define the fundamental elements of graphic and editorial design and the multiple techniques necessary to implement them in each student’s portfolio. The workshop will cover core concepts and workflows for the production of a flexible and organized layout able to accommodate multiple formats and mediums by using Adobe InDesign. From the correct workflow to prepare the material in the different digital formats to the specific parameters to export the .pdf, the workshop will cover the process from the beginning to the end of the portfolio development.
The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

ARE Workshop
Instructor:  Eric Pempus, FAIA
Bio: Eric Pempus, FAIA is a licensed architect in California, Ohio, and North Carolina, and an attorney in Ohio. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Kent State since 1987 teaching graduate-level professional practice courses.
Dates:
Feb 25th , 5:30pm - 8:00pm (PcM)
March 30th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm (PjM)
Course Description:
ARE 5.0 Practice Management (PcM)
This division assesses objectives related to the management of the architectural practice, including professional ethics, fiduciary responsibilities, and the regulations governing the practice of architecture. The division will focus on issues related to pre-contract tasks including negotiation, human resource management, and consultant development. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in business structure, business development, and asset development and protection. 

ARE 5.0 Project Management (PjM)
This division assesses objectives related to the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. The division will focus on issues related to office standards, development of project teams, and overall project control of the client, fee, and risk management. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to establish and deliver project services per contractual requirements in collaboration with consultants.

The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

REPRESENTATION

Advanced Modeling Workshop
Instructor: Irvin Shafia
Bio: Irvin Shaifa is an Architectural Designer based in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Irvin is a Frank Gehry Thesis prize recipient and has published work in eCAADe for computation and design performance. His current interests are in techniques that disrupt the boundaries of digital media and architectural software that create a blending of digital and analog interfaces for hybrid-like outputs.
Dates:
Jan 29th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jan 30th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jan 31st, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feb 6th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 7th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Course Description: LIMBO: The workshop focuses on manipulating drawing techniques in Rhinoceros3D. Adobe Suit products and Cinema4D to create graphic drawings that live in the in-between space of these softwares. Animation and drawings are no longer seen as two separate entities in this workshop, instead of blending multiple stagnant and animated techniques. These drawings immerse the viewer in the world in which architectural drawings exist and develop this threshold - the Limbo. In Limbo, annotation between the moving and stagnant, a workshop that expands the realm in which drawings exist.

The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

Revit Workshop
Instructor: Bridget Tipton
Bio: Bridget Tipton is a practicing interior designer at David Sommers & Associates, LLC, with a focus on Public Administration buildings, Police, and Fire Stations. Her previous work experience includes multi-family public housing, residential, and commercial office space. Bridget is actively involved with her community through the Kent Junior Chamber of Commerce, serving as a board member since 2013. She participated as part of a selected team in a public art competition to design bike racks for the City of Kent.
Dates:
March 22nd, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
March 23rd, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
March 25th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
March 26th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
March 27th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Course Description: This workshop will introduce basic and intermediate building components of Revit and how they work together as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool. There is a strong emphasis on technical documentation. The workshop will also help students to deconstruct the box so that the often restrictive tool does not dictate the design. To accomplish this, the workshop will include a Rhino to Revit workflow.

The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

 

Advanced Scripting Workshop
Instructor:  Nikita Troufanov
Bio:
Nikita Troufanov is a designer at Nike NXT Footwear innovation and a Designer of Nike StreetWear Division. Specializing in the computational design of sneaker soles. He has worked on notable shoes for Lebron James as well as for the Kobe Bryant line of sneakers.
Dates:
March 26th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
March 27th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
April 1st, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
April 2nd, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
April 3rd, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Course Description:
In this workshop, we will focus on composite objects through a form-study & representation exercise. We will seek to subvert ordinary everyday objects by hybridizing their typologies and speculating on functionality. We will work with 3d ready-mades - they will be broken, fused, morphed, and rejoined into new coherent composites with new utility & aesthetic effects. The composite objects will be designed and evaluated comprehensively - silhouette, form, detail, texture, color, material, and graphic. We will utilize some of the new features of Rhino 7 as well as various Grasshopper plug-ins. We will also introduce Substance to texture and render images of our composite objects.

The cost of this course covers all sessions. The fee will be waived for all current CAED students and recent graduates.

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