Author Archives: Liza Otto

“Bre△the” Project Wall Demos Plant-Based Air Remediation

Bre△the is a botanically based air-purifying system constituting plant-based air-remediation strategies. It is hydroponic, meaning that the plants grow without soil in a medium that is composed of adsorbents and porous glass stones that capture and filter toxins in the air. This system can be used as a model for a self-regenerating solution that could

Williamson Wins Honors, Election

Associate Professor June Williamson has recently been elected to two positions and honored by the Architecture Alumni Group. At-Large Director, ACSA In 2018, Williamson was elected At-Large Director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), which provides a forum for ideas in architectural thought, education, and research. The association includes more than 500

Spitzer School Class of 2019

The Spitzer School congratulates the class of 2019! On May 31, approximately 100 graduates were awarded degrees of Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Urban Planning. Graduation Slideshow Continuing students winning awards and scholarships were also recognized at a separate award ceremony on

Past / Present / Future: Eastchester Heights, Bronx

The Spring 2019 second-year Master of Landscape Architecture studio worked in Eastchester Heights in the Bronx in order to restore courtyards in the five-block complex to their previous glory as beautiful places for multiple generations to socialize. For the project, the studio broke into two teams and developed exciting design proposals: a biomorphic scheme called

Drawing from the Model

Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Visual Programming in Architectural Design presents architectural design students, educators, and professionals with a broad overview of traditional and contemporary architectural representation methods. The book offers insights into developments in computing in relation to architectural drawing and modeling, by addressing historical analog methods of

City College Hosts Mundaneum XIII: Pan Americas

On April 4-5, the Spitzer School of Architecture and the Costa Rican Foundation for Design, Art and Architecture hosted Mundaneum XIII 2019: Pan Americas, an intensive series of talks and conversations exploring points of both intersection and conflict in design and planning in the erstwhile “New World.” Over a day and a half, a group