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Graduate student Madi Alspector profiled in SCADworks blog article

October 20, 2019

Architectural history graduate student Madi Alspector enjoyed some well-deserved attention in being profiled in an article on the SCADworks blog.  Madi has been active translating her research papers from her classes into conference presentations, serving as a roll model for her classmates who have begun following suit.

Students prepare for conference presentations at Peer Practice Session

October 18, 2019

SCAD students and faculty from a variety of Building Arts majors assembled on a Saturday morning in early October to hear three Architectural History students and three of the department’s faculty present rehearsals of their conference papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), the most significant regional conference for architectural historians, which took place a week later in Greenville, SC.  Graduate students Monica Gann (pictured below) and Madi Alspector and undergraduate Clara Miller presented, along with architectural history faculty David Gobel, Patrick Haughey and Robin Williams.  The “Peer Practice Session” aims to provide students — both those presenting and those in attendance — with an opportunity to see how conference papers are crafted and how feedback from a rehearsal can dramatically improve the presentation, the delivery, the visuals, the argument, etc.

Williams publishes article as part of the online exhibition “People-Works: The Labor of Transport”.

January 20, 2019

williams_figure-13Department chair Robin Williams recently saw the publication of his peer-reviewed article, “Hand-Made Streets: The Role Of Labor In Making, Installing And Maintaining Street Pavement Prior To The Dominance Of Asphalt,” as part of the online exhibition People-Works: The Labor of Transport.  The exhibition is hosted on the T2M Mobility in Transportation blog and involves six articles and an introduction by the exhibition’s curator and editor, Kate McDonald.

Buildings of Savannah wins best guidebook award

October 10, 2018

The Buildings of Savannah, authored by department faculty Robin Williams, David Gobel, Patrick Haughey, Daves Rossell and Karl Schuler and published in 2016 by the University of Virginia Press, has received an Award of Excellence as the Best Guidebook from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) at their annual meeting on October 5.  Prof. David Gobel was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the whole team.

New career data for 2017-2018 posted, with opportunities remaining steady

September 26, 2018

The semi-annual review of full-time positions advertised for architectural history in the public and private sectors (and excluding academic positions), representing the period of July 2017 through June 2018, have been posted to the Careers section (see tab above).  Compiled by faculty member Karl Schuler, the most recent data show some interesting trends:

  • the number of advertised positions nationally remains steady, showing a very slight upward trend
  • positions in architectural research and evaluation in particular continue their long-term trend of dominating opportunities
  • the geographic distribution of jobs shows the Southeast continuing to offer the most opportunities, with the West continuing its position as the region showing the most growth
  • salaries remain steady, with positions requiring a Master’s degree and about three years’ experience showing the most dramatic increase

Architectural History grad student Emily Bernin wins essay prize for one of two conference papers presented in spring

May 24, 2018

Emily Bernin awardCurrent M.F.A. student Emily Bernin has had a very successful quarter presenting papers at two academic conferences and attending a third.  Of special note, she received the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference Paper Prize Award of Excellence for her paper “Fez, Marrakech, and the Traditional `Islamic’ City” at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference held in Atlanta on April 7, 2018.  A month later, she presented a paper entitled “Representing the Post-War Era: A Case Study of Ardmore” at the University of Michigan 2018 Graduate Student Conference in U.S. History: “Constructing America,” held in Ann Arbor on May 4, 2018, where she was the only student not enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Her attendance at the conference in Ann Arbor, as well as attending the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in St. Paul, Minnesota (along with classmate Katie Fitzhugh), where they both served as volunteers, was partially supported with funding from SCAD.

New Architectural History Career Data for 2017 posted

February 8, 2018

The semi-annual review of full-time positions advertised for architectural history in the public and private sectors (and excluding academic positions), representing the period of January through December 2017, have been posted to the Careers section (see tab above).  Compiled by faculty member Karl Schuler, the most recent data show some interesting trends:

  • the number of advertised positions nationally has grown to the highest level since 2015
  • positions in architectural research and preservation planning continue their long-term trend of dominating opportunities
  • the geographic distribution of jobs continues to be fairly evenly spread across the country, with the Southeast returning as the leading region
  • salaries remain steady, with small increases at the high end of each degree category
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