Way Beyond Bigness

Way Beyond Bigness

The Need for A Watershed Architecture

“Way Beyond Bigness” is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, “Way Beyond Bigness” realigns watersheds and […]
Infrastructural Optimism

Infrastructural Optimism

“Infrastructural Optimism” investigates a new kind of twenty-first-century infrastructure, one that encourages a broader understanding of the interdependence of resources and agencies, recognizes a rightfully accelerated need for equitable access and distribution, and prioritizes rising environmental diligence across the design disciplines. Bringing together urban history, case studies, and speculative design propositions, the book explores and defines […]
Watershed moments

Watershed moments

The effects of climate change cannot be handled piecemeal, argues Derek Hoeferlin. Managing 21st-century waterways will require coordination on a continental scale — and a foundational understanding of how water shapes our environment.
Sam Fox School welcomes national ACSA conference

Sam Fox School welcomes national ACSA conference

More than a dozen faculty, students and alumni from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will take part in “Expanding the View: Prospect(s) for Architectural Education Futures,” the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 109th annual meeting.
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