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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Stephen to Speak at 2014 Dwell On Design Event

Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo on Oct. 9–11 with 5,000 members of the design elite gathering for innovative installations and onstage discussions centering on contract design, public space, urban infrastructure, and more....
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Some Thoughts on Drawing Architecture by Hand

Part of an occasional series of essays from show creator and host Stephen Chung. Recently, I posted a few of my hand-drawn pencil renderings on Twitter. I was feeling nostalgic I guess. Afterward, I got a lot of questions from other architects asking me if I still drew by hand....
Posted On 23 Sep 2014

Bluebeam Case Study: CARE International UK in the Philippines

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central islands of the Philippines. Tragically, over 6,000 people perished and over 1 million homes were destroyed or severely damaged. The people of the Philippines, however, are impressively resilient, and reconstruction...
Posted On 22 Sep 2014

NEU Summer Design Studio 2014, Exercise 1: Paper Shelter

For pre-college students and others who are interested in exploring what architecture is about, Cool Spaces! and the Northeastern University School of Architecture have teamed up to present introductory exercises based on NEU’s 2014 Summer Design Studio. Learn more here....
Posted On 18 Sep 2014

Rereading Roger K. Lewis’ Architect?

Over the summer, Stephen had the opportunity to revisit a 1985 book about the architecture profession that was revised in 2012. What did he think about it? On a recent trip to Nashville, I packed away some new reading material, including Architect? A Candid Guide to the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2014

2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a...
Posted On 08 Sep 2014

Coming Soon: The Introductory Design Course

Over the coming weeks, Cool Spaces! will present assignments taken from Northeastern University School of Architecture’s 2014 Summer Design Studio, an introductory design course. Taught by NEU’s Rebecca Whidden and Alyson Tanguay, the monthlong program offers high school and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014

Tales From the Road: On Discovering a “Cool Space”

Part of an occasional series of posts by Cool Spaces! creator and host Stephen Chung. August is an especially sleepy time in New England and often entails very little work activity. With such short summers in this region, people tend to take off as much time as possible. I...
Posted On 02 Sep 2014