Turner’s Master Class with Murcutt

Alison Turner and her team meet with Glenn Murcutt (left) at Riversdale.

Alison Turner and her team meet with Glenn Murcutt (left) at Riversdale.

By Alison Turner

I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a participant in the 2013 Glenn Murcutt Master Class in Australia. This was a 14-day experience led by Glenn Murcutt and three other tutors – Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier and Brit Andresen – that brought 33 people from 17 different countries together to collaborate in teams of four on architectural projects.

We spent the first week at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre at Riversdale on the shore of the Shoalhaven River, which was designed by Glenn Murcutt, Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark. At Riversdale, we had the rare opportunity to work, eat, sleep and socialize in Murcutt’s award-winning building.

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Digital modeling workshop

Alumnus Andrew Saunders talks about the weekend workshop he led for Fay Jones School architecture students.

Alumnus Andrew Saunders talks about the weekend workshop he led for Fay Jones School architecture students.

By Michelle Parks

Andrew Saunders led a workshop called “Topology and Subdivisional Polygonal Modeling in Architectural Design” last weekend at Vol Walker Hall. Saunders, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is also an architecture alumnus of the Fay Jones School.

The workshop began Friday (Sept. 27) and concluded Monday (Sept. 30) with a review of drawings and models (both laser cut and 3-D printed). For more behind-the-scenes from the design workshop, visit our DesignShop blog.

Saunders gave the lecture “Architectural Transpositions,” about his own work and the topic of the workshop, on Monday evening as part of the Fay Jones School’s 2013-14 lecture series.

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