Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

  1. Insights @ Taubman College: Expanded Horizons from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Expanded Horizons is an intensive on-site field study conducted each fall by graduate students in urban planning at the University of Michigan. A city or urban region is selected, and planning students travel there for an extended weekend to meet with various city and regional planning professionals as well as neighborhood associations, urban designers, and even architects. In addition, students tour major urban development sites and programs.

    Since its inception in 1989, Expanded Horizons has traveled to a number of cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. Most recently, students traveled to Minneapolis and St. Paul for five days.

    Expanded Horizons is a wonderful opportunity to explore the different fields of planning, see planning in action, discover a new city, and bond with your fellow classmates.

    Keep tabs on Expanded Horizons field trips: mupexpandedhorizons.tumblr.com/

    Music: “Trickledown” by Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/)

  2. Professor Anca leads a do’s and dont’s model making tutorial for Studio 412, specifically focused on wood and how to not stab yourself. #architectureschool

  3. David & Im Schafer, Studiomake from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Studiomake is based in Bangkok, Thailand and is led by David Schafer and Im Sarasalin Schafer. This practice maintains that there is no distinct boundary between the act of design and the act of construction; with a team of architects, designers, fabricators, and builders they work in the overlapping realms of architecture, interior, furniture, and objects. David and Im both received their Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Arizona and became licensed architects in 2007, after which they promptly went to art school. For two years they explored the depths of metals and ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art before moving to Bangkok to start their practice and to build a home, a studio, and a workshop near the Chao Praya River in 2009. In addition to being lecturers at Rangsit University, their recent projects include a series of ceramic pieces made by obstructing the process of traditional artisans, a prototype for mass-produced emergency shelters for Habitat for Humanity Thailand, a custom-extruded brick for the Guan Yin Pavilion, and an art and design gallery for art and design students.

    Charles and Ray Eames Lecture

  4. Great day for a cookout. Welcome back #taubmancollege!

  5. Sunday Panel Discussion from Taubman College on Vimeo.

    Discussion Moderator: Martin Bechthold, Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Achim Menges, University of Stuttgart
    Daniel Piker, Kangaroo Physics
    Session Chair: Sean Ahlquist, University of Michigan
    Matthias Kohler, ETH Zurich
    Session Chair: Aaron Willette, University of Michigan

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