PhD in Architecture

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Nancy Ma's project will contribute research towards critical design strategies for residentail bedrooms and wards in children’s hospitals. 
Cover of Building Time book
In his new book, Building Time: Architecture, Event, and Experience (Bloomsbury, 2020), David Leatherbarrow, professor of architecture, gives a series of close readings of buildings, both contemporary and classic, to demonstrate the centrality of time in modern architecture. In this excerpt, Leatherbarrow describes how the “move-in” condition of a new structure is not permanent.
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Victor and Aladar Olgyay, Thermoheliodon, Princeton Architectural Laboratory, 1956, from Colliers magazine.

In his new book, Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning (Princeton University Press, 2020), Daniel Barber, associate professor of architecture, charts the ways that twentieth century architects incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs before the widespread use of air conditioning. In this excerpt, Barber tells the story of how the diagrams made by architects Victor and Aladar Olgyay helped conceptualize climate knowledge.
David Leatherbarrow
The award honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for more than a decade and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students.
In July, the Weitzman School of Design welcomed Sonja Dümpelmann to the standing faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Liyang Ding
Liyang Ding will continue his doctoral research on Hans Scharoun at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin during 2019-2020.
Barber discusses his new books, the impact of air conditioning on modern architecture, and how design intersects with the climate crisis.
Image on left shows a short built hallway outdoors with cement floors and red trim. Right image shows illustrative diagram.

The “Cold Tube” pavilion (left) during tests in Singapore in January 2019. The structure is able to provide a cool and comfortable outdoor space through the use of radiant cooling (right). (Image credit: photograph: Lea Ruefenacht; diagram: Dorit Aviv and Jiewei Li)

As colder weather in the northern hemisphere drives more people inside, how has modern architecture influenced the creation of spaces that seem to foster an airborne virus’ spread and can design-based strategies help create safer spaces? To address these questions, Daniel Barber, Dorit Aviv, and Philip Ryan share insights on the evolution of modern building design, how to improve ventilation while reducing energy usage, and ways that architects are supporting their communities with simple, design-based solutions.
Sophie Hochhäusl speaking next to Ken Lum during a studio review
During the fellowship, Hochhäusl will be completing her book Memories of the Resistance: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky and the Architecture of Collective Dissidence, 1918-1989. 
Daniel A. Barber giving speech
He will travel to Lisbon, New Orleans, New York, and Providence.
PhD Candidate German Pallares
German Pallares was selected as one of two Andrew W. Mellon Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. The fellowships are administered by the Humanities, Urbanism, and Design Initiative (H+U+D).
Path leading to Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center in Grand Teton National Park.

Path leading to Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center in Grand Teton National Park. Photo Joseph Watson and Mary Catherine Miller, Wild Interfaces.

In May of 2015, Joseph Watson, a PhD Candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture, set out to explore the linkages between protected public lands, and the interests of stakeholders in these corridors.

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