Bui Receives Honorable Mention in eVolo Magazine 2018 Skyscraper Competition

Fourth year Architecture student Huy Bui's project receives one of twenty-seven honorable mentions out of 526 projects that were submitted to the eVolo Magazine 2018 Skyscraper Competition.

Bui has participated in a number of design competitions since his third year in the program. He was one of the semi-finalists in the Walt Disney Imagineering Competition in 2017. His poster presentation “Alleviating City’s Environmental Impacts and Revitalizing its Urban Fabric Through Green Roofs: A Case Study in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam” was chosen for the Overall Award in the Creative Arts and Design Category in the 2017 Howard Research Week.

Bui's current project "Hong Kong 2.0" seeks to provide open space to people in a city that is already quite dense and filled with skyscrapers. He proposed an elevated, mega-cluster of open spaces that attempts to span the entire area of the densest neighborhood in Hong Kong – Mong Kok. The aim of this project is to provide Hongkongers in Mong Kok with a network of public open spaces that are highly accessible and multi-functional to compensate for the city’s severe lack of land and cramped living conditions.

Read the full project description and see the renderings of the project.


AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>