On the Ground


Volume 2, Issue 22
April 20, 2017

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“… we encourage you to find a more appropriate outlet for your grievances.” Rudolph Open Commissioner Larkin McCann admonishes after accusations of “dropping the [birdie]” let loose on the school-wide listserv.

Commissioner McCann made good on his promises, and badminton promptly resumed at lightning speed, resulting in many flipped coins.


The Architecture Lobby sponsored a talk titled Bodies in Space by Quilian Riano, Parsons professor and lobby member. Riano offered provocative ideas about participatory design and collective practice, but ran out of time to lead a drawing exercise. We want him back!


No lecture = no reception = hungry students. Students ventured across the street to feast on tater tots and pigs in a blanket at YUAG instead. Alas, the event was boozeless.


A large contingent of YSOA turned out for the Woman in Practice panel, held by Equality in Design. The panelists shared their insights about being a woman in the architectural workforce. It was refreshingly candid.

The first outdoors 6 on 7 of the year, the Mega-Mixer, added a touch of class to the standard recipe of PBR + Oreos with chamber music performances. Art, music, drama and architecture students mixed drinks and stood in their respective circles.


Finally a free Saturday.


Happy Keller Easterling.

Classy Affairs

First Years

For the first time this semester, first year students are working with the definitive site for the 2017 Jim Vlock Building Project. The six schemes presented at the Midterm on Monday are now being transformed to fit a narrow New Haven lot. #scale1d

Second Years

Second years celebrate with vino e formaggio after presenting their field guides Pecha Kucha.

Third Years

Congrats to Paul, Caroline, Paul, Stagge and Paul for being chosen as Editors of Perspecta 53. We know where you guys will be three years from now.

Post Pros

Post pros united for a BP-style team photo. “You can’t choose your family, but sometimes you can’t choose your friends either,” one post pro commented.


Read former Dean Caesar Pelli’s thoughts on professional disappointments and the wonder of complex projects in John King’s April 12th profile in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Check out Orli Hakanoğlu’s latest installment of Life of an Architecture Student on Architizer. In the article, she records the trials and tribulations of the Building Project process, and features a photo of fierce pointing.



Post-pro work from the last two years of the Lynn studio is on display at the Lynn Museum through May 2nd. Take a roadtrip to Mass.

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