Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 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

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

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

On the Road With AIA Vermont

Nothing announces the arrival of summer quite like a road trip — and few things convey the adventure of the open road like the iconic Airstream trailer. This year, a group of 10 students from the University of Norwich School of Architecture + Art, under the direction of members...

Documentary: If You Build It

Added to our must-watch list: the new documentary If You Build It: From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie...
Posted On 16 Jun 2014
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Summer Design Studio: What to Expect, What You’ll Need

Northeastern University’s Summer Design Studio offers rigorous coursework to students considering a career in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and to students in other fields of study who seek to immerse themselves in design culture and explore its...
Posted On 10 Jun 2014

School’s IN for Summer

If you haven’t been paying attention in class lately, you may have missed the fact that online education hasn’t just rapidly gained in popularity — it’s created a virtual paradigm shift in the university model, as one New York Times article notes. In short, MOOCs (massive open...

Cultivating a Green Thumb

As an article in Forbes noted, sustainable design in the commercial building sector is anything but a niche, as green buildings will account for nearly $145 billion in new construction and an additional $18 billion in renovations by 2015. Among the residual benefits of all this...

2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue an NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture....
Posted On 18 Apr 2014

Educating the Public About Good Design: Why Northeastern Is Partnering With Cool Spaces!

A message from George Thrush, director of the Northeastern University School of Architecture. When I heard that my friend Stephen Chung was producing a program about architecture, I was delighted. In our profession, we have long lacked an accessible way for the public to...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014
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