CDes events this week -- October 4, 2010


Choreographed Landscapes lecture by Andrea Cochran
Monday, October 4, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall, reception follows
Andrea Cochran will discuss how she shapes space as a landscape architect in both small gardens and larger landscapes: spare geometry applied to vibrant plant life results in sharp compositional order, yielding landscapes that convey a heightened sense of texture, light, and movement.


Inside the Office of Andrea Cochran
Monday, October 4, 2010, 12 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Brown bag session with Andrea Cochran of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture. Cochran has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 25 years. She graduated from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. After working in collaborative partnerships for more than 10 years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in 1998, known for seamlessly integrating landscape, art, and architecture. Her work is distinguished by its careful attention to site, climate, and the choreography of experience.

Architecture Graduate School Preparation Session
Monday, October 4, 2010, 12:15 p.m., 54 Rapson Hall
Are you thinking of applying to graduate school for a professional architecture degree (ex. M.Arch)? If so, attend a preparation session to learn about the process and receive advice about preparing your portfolio, as well as other insights when choosing and applying to graduate school. Renee Cheng, head of the School of Architecture, will discuss putting together a portfolio and other steps of the application process.

Architecture and Interior Design Firm Tour
Friday, October 8, 2010, 9:30 a.m., meet in HGA Gallery, Registration is full.
Join us as we visit StudioHIVE, HGA, and BKV Group, three interior design and architecture firms. We will hear from architects and interior designers at each firm, get a tour of their work space, and her about special topics related specifically to the firm's current projects. Students will also get a chance for a question and answer time.


Goldstein Museum of Design

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present
Through January 2, 2011
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran's work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or