Tuesday, September 1 2020
The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee presents the seventh annual Thesis Showcase for emerging professionals to present their architectural thesis to practitioners from around the DC area - this time, we’re virtual!
This program aims to bridge the gap between recent graduates and practicing architects by providing an opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of work emerging from architecture schools. Three presenters were selected to speak for 15 minutes each, after which a moderator will solicit questions from the audience to facilitate a conversation that draws connections between thesis projects.
Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee
Moderated by: Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Architect, Director, Professor of Architecture & Coordinator of Urban Design, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Virginia Tech
Matthew Yashar, B.Arch, 2020 - “Mutualism: A School for Nature”
Mahsa Hedayati, M.Arch, 2020 - “New Carbon Architecture”
Juan Urey, M.Arch, 2020 - “Home is Here: Community and Health Center”
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Investigate real challenges and solutions to diverse questions that surround Architecture and Design;
- Describe the ways in which design exploration (approach and methodologies) can be more connected to help bridge the gap between Academia and Practice;
- Explore recent trends and topics in Architectural Thesis from across the country; and
- Discuss these innovative ideas and explorations, and how they may be applied to our daily work.