Member of the Month // Kirman Hanson // “I’m a second year B.Arch student from rural NY with an interest in baking, photography, and exploring the many neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. AIAS has really helped broaden my idea of what it means to be an architect not only as a professional, through firm tours and internship advice, but as a member of a broader community in both the School of Architecture and Pittsburgh.”
Alumni Spotlight / Chandler Archbell / B.Arch 2017 / carchbell.com / Currently employed at Kohn Penderson Fox in New York, NY, USA / Professional focus: Sustainability, Landscape Architecture, Digital Fabrication, Public Spaces / " I am an internationally-minded traveler and polyglot who is fascinated by networks and systems. Similarly to how etymologists and linguists find hidden connections between languages and cultures, in my work I try to find the interconnected facets of urban environments. Throughout my education and career, I have expanded my definition of what an architect should be by engaging with various infrastructure, transportation, landscape, and food systems to imagine a more sustainable and vibrant life in rapidly growing cities throughout the world. I currently work at KPF in New York, where I am designing complex master plans in China. " / Other involvements during CMU education: Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Advisory Council, Frequenter of the Modern Foreign Language Dept: AIAS FORGE Planning Commitee
This national AIAS committee is responsible for developing programming for Advocacy Month, exploring the transparency of architectural education, and discussing issues of equity, diversity, and resiliency in design as they relate to architectural education.
This conference and honor showcased the top 60 AIAS members and provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with Walt Disney Imagineers on May 19-21, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.