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Nebulate: an installation by students of Stanford’s Architectural Design Program

Installed in front of the Anderson Collection, Nebulate‘s structure is comprised of plastic bubbles of varying sizes, assembled to form a translucent, cloud-like mass. Architectural Design Program students explored how surface deformation, through dimpling and curvature, increased the strength of the panel. The final form embodies a viral mass upon its environment as it ebbs and…

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Stanford’s historic Roble Gym to open in the fall after arts-oriented renovation

Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education and a drama professor, will direct the first theater production in the newly renovated building.

Roble Gym is undergoing a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions for theDepartment of Theater & Performance Studies. The Roble upgrade will be finished late spring or early summer, and then open to students when the fall term begins in September. One key goal is to create a…

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Stanford performances and symposium highlight architecture

Stanford continues to be the "it" place for architecture with upcoming dance performances on Nov. 7-8 and a symposium on Nov. 13 with international experts.

It has been weeks since the last hard-hat spotting in the arts district, but buildings remain in the spotlight at the corner of Roth Way and Lomita Drive. This weekend, architecture will be considered and celebrated through the medium of performance. Building Scene: Space Launch, performed by the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, is a dance…

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New home of the Stanford Department of Art & Art History is an adventure

The McMurtry Building at Stanford University offers new studios and classrooms for the students as well as new galleries and views for the community.

“Wow” is an apt way to describe the student and community response to the new home of the Department of Art & Art History in Stanford’s arts district. The McMurtry Building was completed over the summer, opening for instruction and art-making on the first day of the fall term. Since then, students have explored 100,000…

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Stanford’s newest building spotlights art and art history

Stanford's new McMurtry Building was feted by the media, the campus community and officially welcomed into the campus fold. The first new building of the academic year, McMurtry houses the Department of Art & Art History.

On Oct. 6, Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Steven Denning formally accepted the McMurtry Building for theDepartment of Art & Art History. It is the first new building to open this academic year. The building dedication was one of several celebratory events on Tuesday.   The McMurtry Building at Stanford University, the new home of the Department…

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Stanford Architectural Design Program, Dhillon-Marty Foundation and Stanford Arts Institute to host Kengo Kuma of Japan

Kuma will attend the Architectural Design Program Senior Show and deliver a public lecture.

World-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will be the guest of Stanford University’s Architectural Design Program, the Dhillon-Marty Foundation and the Stanford Arts Institute at a series of events the weekend of June 7-8. Kuma, a professor at Tokyo University and principal of Kengo Kuma and Associates, will address the AD class of 2013 at a…

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The Chair – June 6-30

Once again, Stanford students present the best seat in the house.

See eleven unique and beautiful chairs designed by students enrolled in ARTSTUDI 262, The Chair, taught by John Edmark. Each chairs’ design and fabrication was informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, intensive user testing and materials investigations. Meet the Stanford students who designed and fabricated the chairs at the opening reception on June 6…

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Stanford students join weekend architectural challenge

Local patron Sonia Dhillon-Marty invites teams made up of Stanford students and professional architects to her property, Champ de Portola, for a two-day design charrette and competition.

Nine student/architect teams assembled at a private residence in Portola Valley,  Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26, for dinner to launch a weekend of intense design and serious competition. The assignment is to design an artist’s cottage to be built on Sonia Dhillon-Marty’s property, Champ de Portola, by 2014. Nine architects from four countries paired with…

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Excavating an Echo

An art historian and an audio engineer seek to recreate a sound lost for centuries.

The Byzantine Empire was married to water. Jutting out at the tip of a peninsula, ancient Constantinople was embraced by the Bosporus Sea on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other. And at its heart, the magnificent Hagia Sophia. At once a bulwark against the sea and an apotheosis of its marvels, the basilica…

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