Fall 2015 _Design Studio Final presentations

Thanks to all our fall 2015 Texas A&M, Clemson and Roger Williams University students for the hard work and good energy. this semester.
Good luck all with your next future goals and stay in touch.

Thanks to all our professors, visiting lecturers, all architects that have guided us during our field studies visits and travels and all our jury for coming to close another wonderful semester at the BAC.

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WHO IS WHO fall 2015

Fall 2015_Student Reporters_WEEK 14



Practice Research Symposium Europe
Location: Fundación Palo Alto and BAU Design College of Barcelona
Dates: 27/11 – 29/11
Hours: Fri: 9:30 – 20:30. Sat 9:30 – 20:00. Sun: 9:30 – 16:00.
Admission: Free but registration required before 22/11
The Practice Research Symposia (PRT) is a panel of masters in a specific field of architecture/design/arts held by RMIT University. Discussion panels, lectures, and social events are held throughout the day to examine the research done by these masters.
Web Address: Practice Research Symposium Europe
Reporting: Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student



Barcelona Jazz Festival
Location: Various venues
Dates: 26/9 – 11/12
Hours: Varied between days.
Admission: 12€ – 65€ (Varied between venues)
The Barcelona Jazz Festival is a large event where top jazz performers show their talents to the public. There are over fifty concerts and twenty venues that take place all over Barcelona throughout the dates of the event.
Web Address: Barcelona Jazz Festival
Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student




Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Location: Westival sztuka architektury, Szczecin, Poland
Dates: 13/11 – 28/11
Hours: Opening day: 18:30 – ? Every other day: 11:00 – 19:00
Admission: Unknown
The Mies van der Rohe Award is a biennial award that chooses a project from a number of firms that demonstrates architectural excellence. The exhibition consists of material designed specifically for the show including models, materials, interviews and more.
Web Address: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Reporting: Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student



100 ideas to solve the London housing crisis
Location: The Building Centre, London
Dates: 15/10 – 17/12
Hours: Mon – Fri : 9:00 – 19:00. Sat : 10 – 17:00.
Admission: Free
New London Architecture is showcasing 100 of the over 200 projects submitted in a competition to help alleviate the London housing crisis. The top ten projects will worth with the Greater London Authority, London’s City Hall, and explain how their projects would be implemented in the future.
Web Address: The Building Centre
Reporting: Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student




Visit from BIM specialist Ignasi Perez
Location: Barcelona Architecture Center (BAC)
Dates: 23/11 and 26/11
Hours: 16:00 – 20:00 and 9:30 – 13:30
Ignasi Perez, an architect involved deeply into the construction field, visited the BAC studio to provide input in student projects. His main objective was to help students find the best material option that works with their design.
Reporting: Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student



Thanksgiving at the BAC
Location: Barcelona Architecture Center (BAC)
Dates: 26/11
Hours: 19:30 – 22:30
The awesome professors of BAC held the popular North American tradition of the thanksgiving dinner for all the students. Each person helped out with their contribution of food or dessert. A vast amount of food was consumed that day.
Reporting: Raul Ramirez Jr., Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student



Fall 2015 – Design Studio Lecture Series – Sara Udina, Urbanist Architect

Sara Udina_Lecture

Barcelona, City Council – Sara Udina
Design Studio Lecture Series – 11/17/2015

Sara Udina’s professional experience and her position inside the City´s Urban Planning Department provides her with an accurate insight of the current and future planning of Barcelona. The city is a complex mechanism that has to be analyzed at different scales, especially when planning its evolution and growth. The urban decisions for the city aim for it to be a system with high connectivity and public spaces, tied with a vast network of green spaces. Through the lecture, key projects in the city where mentioned such as les Glories, 22@, the Sagrera Railway Station, and the future connection of the Collserola Mountains back to the city. Of special interest for our students are the Industrial heritage plans of the city, directly tied to our student’s project in la Escocesa; but most importantly, the understanding that specific projects in the city are always tied directly to the wide panorama of the city as a whole.