Center for American Architecture and Design

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Center for American Architecture and Design

CAAD EVENTS

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Thursday, February 29, 2024, All day
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Friday, March 8, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Friday, March 22, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) provides a platform for collaborative, critical, and thought-provoking scholarship that engages the disciplines within, and beyond, the School of Architecturefor a better built environment. To this end, CAAD produces symposia, exhibitions, publications, and forums; and provides resources to help faculty and students articulate and disseminate their research to reach diverse audiences and expand their impact.

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CAAD PUBLICATIONS

Since its establishment in 1982, and its first issue of CENTER: A Journal for Architecture in America shortly after, a primary aim of the Center for American Architecture and Design has been to provide a high-quality publishing platform for research and scholarship on vital topics in architecture and design.

"Decolonizing the Spatial History of the Americas" on muted tones

CENTER SERIES

The CENTER series explores architecture in relation to its complementary arts and disciplines, with each volume bringing together diverse perspectives through an edited collection of essays.

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CENTERLINE SERIES

Where CENTER explores topics through a broad approach, Centerline is more focused, with each volume offering an investigation into—or the documentation of—a particular project, practice, or line of thought in a compact eight-by-eight-inch format.

"We Need to Talk about Homelessness" book cover

OTHER CAAD PUBLICATIONS

CAAD also publishes one-off volumes that fall outside of its series.

RECENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS

EVENTS

CAAD hosts a range of events that help develop and extend faculty and student scholarship. These include book launches, symposia, and the CAAD Forum series. Held roughly every other Friday during the fall and spring semesters, CAAD Forums bring the School of Architecture community together for an informal and inquisitive discussion about ideas relating to architecture and design and their history, theory, practice, and future. 

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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.

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    Happy Friday 🌸
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    Happy Friday 🌸

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    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re shining a light on the life, impact, and architectural legacy of the first Black graduate of the UT School of Architecture, John S. Chase.<br />
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    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re shining a light on the life, impact, and architectural legacy of the first Black graduate of the UT School of Architecture, John S. Chase.

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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.<br />
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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape! <br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape!

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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”<br />
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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”

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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1. <br />
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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1.

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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.

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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.<br />
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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.