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UPCOMING EVENTS

8 November
Possible Mediums organizers Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller, join Michael Speaks, Mark Linder, Hilary Sample, Michael Young, Brennan Buck, and Angela Co, at the Fisher Center in New York City for a discussion about the Possible Mediums project and its relationship to the current state of the discipline of architecture.
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7 November
The Possible Mediums exhibition opens at the Fisher Center in New York City. This exhibition, a curated preview of content that will be included in the Possible Mediums book, features new work and writing from numerous emerging designers and academics.
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22 October
Joined by Michael Speaks, Julia Czerniak, Bess Krietemeyer, and Ted Brown to participate in the Mayors' Institute on City Design conference hosted by the Syracuse University School of Architecture.
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10 September
Kyle Miller and Julia Czerniak travel to Elyria, OH to meet with Mayor Holly Brinda in preparation for the Mayors' Institute on City Design conference hosted by the Syracuse University School of Architecture.
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25 August
Course instruction at the Syracuse University School of Architecture begins. This semester I will be teaching a first-year graduate architectural design studio and a required media course for incoming graduate students.
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28 July
As part of the "Formations" event series organized by Jonathan Louie for the Architecture Summer College at Syracuse University, Kyle Miller lectures on architectural covers, mashups, remixes, and samples.
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9 June
Our entry to the Louisville Children's Museum international design competition was included in the UCLA Architecture & Urban Design Alumni Exhibition at RUMBLE, the annual year-end event.
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23 May
Joined by Amber Bartosh, Jonathan Louie, and Tim Stenson to review projects completed by my students during a two-week workshop, titled "Objectified Fields: On Appropriation and Estrangement."


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12 May
A two-week workshop taught by Kyle Miller, titled "Objectified Fields: On Appropriation and Estrangement," begins at Syracuse Architecture. This workshop output will consist of carefully crafted drawings and digitally fabricated architectural models of proposed alterations to built and unbuilt works that carefully straddle two dominant architectural formal strategies: objects and fields.
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8 May
Victoria Lee, a thesis student advised by Kyle Miller, presents at the 2014 Syracuse Architecture Thesis Super Jury. Invited guest critics include Andrew Holder, Max Kuo, Kevin Daly, Margaret Griffin, Hsinming Fung, Martha Thorne, and others. Victoria's project was awarded a Dean's Citation.


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5 May
In New Haven with David Erdman, Simon Kim, Ellie Abrons, and Ariane Lourie-Harrison to review projects completed by students in architectural design seminars led by Brennan Buck and Mark Gage at the School of Architecture at Yale University.


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28 April
Design studio final review today at Syracuse Architecture. I will be joined by Nate Hume, Jonathan Solomon, Clark Thenhaus, Julia Czerniak, Roger Hubeli, and Jonathan Louie, to review projects completed by my students during this spring undergraduate architectural design studio, titled "Urban Objects: Mashups and Mullets".
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25 April
Kyle Miller has been invited to join the 2014 ACADIA Design Agency Conference Paper and Project Review Committee.
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25 April
In Ann Arbor, joined by Andrew Holder, Adam Fure, and Meredith Miller to review projects completed by students in an architectural design studio led by Clark Thenhaus at the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.
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24 April
Second-year undergraduate final reviews at Syracuse Architecture today. Kyle Miller joins Jennifer Bonner, Larry Davis, and Larry Bowne to review projects completed by students in a studio led by Jonathan Louie.
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23 April
Jonathan Louie moderates a discussion with Kyle Miller, Mark Linder, Larry Bowne, Larry Davis, and Sarosh Anklesaria about the Parti Wall installation, on display at Syracuse Architecture from April 6th to April 23rd.


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22 April
Kyle Miller is joined by Andrew Kovacs, Michael Young, Mike Szivos, and Michael Loverich to review design work produced by students participating in a Visiting Critic studio at Syracuse Architecture led by Jimenez Lai.
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22 April
Kyle Miller is joined by Mark Gage, Simon Kim, Nahyun Hwang, David Moon, and Michael Speaks to review design work produced by students participating in a Visiting Critic studio at Syracuse Architecture led by Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu.
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16 April
Student work from the final project, "Objectified Fields," for my fall semester elective course at the School of Architecture within Syracuse University has been shared on the architecture blog, Cloud Watching, curated by Joanna Grant.
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16 April
suckerPUNCH has featured the Parti Wall installation. Parti Wall was organized by Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor, Jonathan Louie, with contributions from Kyle Miller, Mark Linder, Larry Davis, Anda French, Larry Bowne, Roger Hubeli, James Michael Tate, Sarosh Anklesaria, and Danielle Rago.
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8 April
Kyle Miller joins Jonathan Louie, Danielle Rago, James Michael Tate, and Jimenez Lai for a discussion in Slocum Hall moderated by Anda French. The presentations and discussion focus on platforms for contemporary architectural discourse and dissemination of ideas and design work.


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4 April
Kyle Miller leads a team of students participating in the Parti Wall installation organized by Jonathan Louie. Set within the 9-square grid, Parti Wall asks teams of mentor-led students to negotiate with their opposing cell mates to build 24 walls that are shared between neighbors. Other mentors include Mark Linder, Larry Davis, Anda French, Larry Bowne, Roger Hubeli, James Michael Tate, Sarosh Anklesaria, and Danielle Rago.


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31 March
Contributing to the ongoing discussion on Speculative Realism in architecture, Kyle Miller is joined by Jean-Francois Bedard, Mark Linder and Jonathan Massey, for a discussion to conclude a two-day workshop led by Anna Neimark.
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3 March
As a continuation of the Speculative Realism event series, Kyle Miller is joined by Mark Linder, Julie Larson, Jonathan Louie, and Jean-Francois Bedard for a discussion to conclude a three-day workshop, titled "The Inner Life of Objects," led by Brennan Buck and David Freeland of FreelandBuck.
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21 February
As part of the closing events associated with the Possible Mediums exhibition, Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller are joined by Monica Ponce de Leon, José Oubrerie, Jeffrey Kipnis, Rob Livesey, Stephen Turk, John McMorrough, Matias Del Campo, and others for dinner and discussion inside the Taubman College Liberty Gallery.


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18 February
Archinect features photos and information from the Possible Mediums exhibition opening in Ann Arbor, Michigan. View the press release HERE.
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10 February
Kyle Miller is joined by Michael Speaks, Jean-Francois Bedard, and Jonathan Massey, for a discussion to conclude a two-day workshop, titled "The Estranged Object," led by Michael Young.
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26 January
Along with Mark Linder, Anda French, Larry Bowne, Larry Davis, Roger Hubeli, Courtney Coffman, Danielle Rago, and James Michael Tate, Kyle Miller has been invited to participate in the "Parti Wall" installation organized by Jonathan Louie and funded by the Syracuse University School of Architecture. The installation will take place at Slocum Hall during the weekend of April 4, 2014.
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19 January
Kyle Miller joins Adam Fure, Thom Moran, John McMorrough, Meredith Miller, and Andrew Holder at the Taubman College Liberty Gallery in Ann Arbor for a discussion to conclude a two-day drawing workshop led by Jimenez Lai.
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17 January
The Possible Mediums exhibition opens at the Taubman College Liberty Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My contribution, "Fifteen Buildings," is one of sixteen newly commissioned pieces that will be on display through February 24th.


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13 January
Course instruction at the Syracuse University School of Architecture begins. This semester I will be teaching a first-year undergraduate design studio in addition to planning the fourth iteration of the UNStudio Platform Dialogues. This event will be hosted by Syracuse Architecture in May 2014 at the Fisher Center in New York City.


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20 December
For the final assignment of my recent architectural design elective course at Syracuse Architecture, we looked at strategies of estranging recent projects whose overall compositional sensibility exists somewhere between object and field. Strategies for estrangement include figuration/defiguration, addition or subtraction of texture, scalar shifts, volumetric re-composition, and alteration of previously existing spatial relationships. Images of the student work can be found HERE.


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12 December
In Ann Arbor, joined by Andrew Holder, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Leigha Dennis, Thom Moran, Eric Hill, and Perry Kulper to review projects completed by students in an architectural design studio led by Clark Thenhaus at Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, titled "Museum of Misfits, Impostors, and Secret Landscapes".
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11 December
We did it!!! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising campaign through Kickstarter and to all of you who continue to show multiple forms of support for this ongoing project. The first showing of the Possible Mediums exhibition will open on January 17th in Ann Arbor. We hope to see many of you there! Click HERE for additional details about the exhibition.
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7 December
Design studio final review today at Syracuse Architecture. I will be joined by Courtney Coffman, Max Kuo, Jimenez Lai, Jonathan Louie, Matt Shaw, Michael Speaks, Jonathan Solomon, Rob Svetz, and Clark Thenhaus to review projects completed by my students during this fall architectural design studio, titled "A Formal Affair".
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20 November
Kyle Miller is joined by Mark Linder and Jonathan Louie for a discussion to conclude a two-day workshop, titled "The Ambivalent Object," led by Jason Payne.
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18 November
Final review week for studios led by the fall term visiting critics at Syracuse Architecture. Joined by Ferda Kolatan, Jason Payne, Rhett Russo, Michael Speaks, and Michael Young to the discuss work produced by students in a studio led by David Ruy. Also joined by Lonn Combs, Lydia Kallipoliti, Nahyun Hwang, and Tim Stenson to review work produced by students in a studio led by Angela Co.
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12 November
We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to support the traveling exhibitions and future events. Possible Mediums began with the gracious support of our home institutions, but in order to take the show on the road we need support from all of you!


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1 November
The dates for the first venue of the Possible Mediums exhibition have been scheduled. The show will open at University of Michigan Taubman College’s Liberty Gallery on January 17th, 2014 and run through February 24th. We hope you’ll have a chance to see the show!
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20 September
Weekend studio trip to New York City begins. In addition to visiting the office of SHoP we will visit the Le Corbusier exhibition at MOMA, the James Turrell installation at the Guggenheim and our studio site in West Chelsea just east of the High Line between 18th and 19th streets along 10th Avenue.
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26 August
Course instruction at the Syracuse University School of Architecture begins. This semester I will be teaching a third-year undergraduate design studio, titled "A Formal Affair," and a digital design and fabrication elective for upper-level students, titled "Objectified Fields."
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15 August
The Graham Foundation has announced that the Possible Mediums project led by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller has been awarded a grant to support the development of the Possible Mediums traveling exhibition to begin and open in Ann Arbor in January 2014. The announcement can be found HERE.
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2 August
Final design studio reviews today at UCLA A.UD's JumpStart program. Joined by Molly Hunker, Andrew Kovacs, Bryony Roberts, and Maxi Spina, among others to review the design work produced by my students during the summer architectural design studio.
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29 July
Kyle Miller moderates "Episode #01" of Treatise: The Blurry Discourse Series in Downtown Los Angeles at Ham & Eggs Tavern with Andrew Kovacs and Andrew Atwood.
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29 July
At Woodbury University School of Architecture to review design projects prepared by students enrolled in an interior architectural design studio led by Matthew Gillis.
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26 July
Career Symposium at UCLA JumpStart today. Joined by Andrew Kovacs, Bryony Roberts, Jonah Rowen, Kagan Taylor, Vuki Backonja, Ryan Whitacre, and Lindsay Erickson to discuss opportunities enabled by completing a formal architectural education.
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15 July
My submission, Organized Crime, has been awarded Honorable Mention in the SKIN Competition organized by TEX-FAB. The complete competition results, determined by Phillip Anzalone, Maria Mingallon, Gregg Pasquarelli, and Skylar Tibbits can be viewed HERE, on the TEX-FAB Skin Competition website.
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6 July
Along with Eva Franch, Sarah Herda, Sean Lally, and Joana Sa Lima; Kyle Miller has been appointed to the Board of Advisors for a publication series curated by Jimenez Lai, titled "Treatise: Manifestos, Summits, and Gangs".
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3 July
Lecturing today at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design as part of the JumpStart summer lecture series. The lecture includes recent design research and architectural design competition entries as well as commentary on contemporary aesthetics, architectural engagement, and affect.
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24 June
JumpStart at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design begins. Thank you, Georgina Huljich, for the invitation to participate as a studio instructor. Thank you, Molly Hunker, for inviting me to contribute to the lecture series.
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12 June
Kyle Miller publishes "A Critique of the Sweet Genius: Alibis for Contemporary Architectural Investigations" in Fresh Punches, a catalogue for LOT & suckerPUNCH’s “Fresh Punches” exhibition. In addition to collecting the work featured in the exhibition, Fresh Punches includes essays, interviews, and ruminations from more than 50 educators on the state of architecture education in the US today.


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20 May
Productive discussions in Amsterdam with Rob Henderson, Joerg Petri, and Filippo Lodi revolving around the expansion of UNStudio's Knowledge Platforms and the potentials of an open-source architecture office. Looking forward to the development of this program.
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16 May
Kyle Miller presents "Translations: Digital and Physical Interchanges" at the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers held in Oslo, Norway. The presentation was developed from a paper co-authored with Clark Thenhaus.
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10 May
I'm very excited to share that I will be joining Syracuse University's School of Architecture as an Assistant Professor of Architecture. I'm thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given at the University of Kentucky College of Design and am looking forward to new challenges next fall in New York.


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6 May
Kyle Miller has been named the School of Architecture "Teacher of the Year" at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Congratulations to Clyde Carpenter, who was named the School of Architecture "Professor of the Year".
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23 April
Final design studio review today. I will be joined by Michael Speaks, David Biagi, Mike McKay, Akari Takebayashi, Jason Scroggin, and Greg Luhan from the University of Kentucky College of Design to review the design work produced by my students during the spring term architectural design studio. Clark Thenhaus, from the University of Colorado - Denver, will be joining the group as a guest critic.
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22 April
Traveling to Columbus, joined by Jeffrey Kipnis, Matias del Campo, Kristy Balliet, Ty Osbaugh, and Ben Goodman next week at OSU to review work from a design studio led by Justin Diles. Information on all reviews at the Knowlton School of Architecture and the poster can be found HERE.
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1 April
"Active Models: Digital and Physical Interchanges", a paper I am writing on the role of interactive technology in architectural design has been accepted for the eCAADe 2013 conference, to be held this September in Delft at the Delft University of Technology. The conference website can be viewed HERE.
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14 March
Two recent projects, Changing the Face and Thick Skin, have been selected to be included in the 2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition at the AIA National Headquarters in Washington, DC. The work is on display through April. The press release can be found HERE.
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11 March
The Active Models group from the Possible Mediums conference has been featured on suckerPUNCH. The post can be can be found HERE.


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19 February
The Possible Mediums conference has been featured in Domus. An excellent writeup from Matt Shaw can be found HERE.
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10 February
Possible Mediums happened. Thank you to Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, and Adam Fure for co-curating this event with me. Thank you to Jimenez Lai, Thomas Kelley, Angela Co, Michael Young, David Freeland, Brennan Buck, Justin Diles, Ellie Abrons, Michael Loverich, Andrew Holder, Jason Kelly Johnson, Simon Kim, Mariana Ibañez, and Andrew Atwood for leading workshops and participating in the panel discussions.
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10 January
Announcing Possible Mediums, a conference co-hosted by the University of Kentucky, the University of Illinois-Chicago, the University of Michigan, and The Ohio State University. Kyle Miller will serve as a conference chair alongside Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, and Adam Fure. The conference website can be found HERE.
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9 January
Course instruction begins at the University of Kentucky College of Design. This semester I will be teaching two second-year courses: an architectural design studio and a lecture course on material and structural concepts.
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11 December
Final advanced architectural design elective review today. I will be joined by Michael Speaks, Mike McKay, Dima Stakovsky, Angela Co, Michael Mead, and Rives Rash to review the design work produced by my students. More information on this course can be found HERE.


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4 December
Final design studio review today. I will be joined by Anne Filson, Jason Scroggin, Angela Co, Julia Smyth-Pinney, and Brian Richter to review the design work produced by my students during the fall term architectural design studio. Thomas Kelley, from the University of Illinois-Chicago, will be joining the group as a guest critic.
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3 December
Final review week at the University of Kentucky College of Design begins. Throughout the week, I will review student work from studios led by Gary Rohrbacher, Mike McKay, Marty Summers, Angela Co, Anne Filson, and Michael Mead.
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28 November
In Columbus, joined by Beth Blostein to review the student work from a design studio at the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture led by Kristy Balliet. Thank you for the invitation, Kristy!
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12 November
Kyle Miller lectures at the University of Colorado - Denver on his most recent design projects and design research on contemporary ornamentation, non-cognitive architectural engagement, and applications of interaction technology within architecture. Information on this event can be found HERE.
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11 November
Two-day design and fabrication workshop with architecture students at the University of Colorado - Denver concludes. Thank you to the students who participated in the workshop and to Clark Thenhaus for organizing the event.


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1 November
Kyle Miller and Marty Summers lecture on contemporary, kinetic facade systems at the AIA Kentucky / AIA Indiana Annual Convention at the Lexington Convention Center. The talk features recent architectural design research from Kyle Miller and both built and unbuilt projects that Marty contributed to while working at Morphosis.
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23 October
An update from my elective course on incorporating interactive design technology into architectural design, speculating on new forms of engagement through responsive surfaces and spaces. See HERE. Thank you Angela Co and Michael Mead for participating in a review of the work.
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21 October
Two-day design workshop with architecture students at Kent State University was a great success! Thank you to the students and faculty who participated. Part two of this workshop will take place in Denver in a few weeks, from November 9th to 11th.


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12 October
Weekend studio trip to Chicago begins. In addition to visiting the office of Studio Gang and taking the CAF river cruise, we will visit Crown Hall, OMA's IIT Campus Center, the Rookery, the Monadnock Building, Federal Plaza, the Aqua Tower, and Millennium Park.
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10 October
Neil Denari visits Kyle Miller's second year undergraduate architectural design studio for a short discussion about architectural forms, brick buildings, fire stations on the corner, sketching, cataloging architectural images, cones, cylinders, squircles, Bézier curves, and waking the fuck up! Thank you for your time, Neil.
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08 September
Kyle Miller has been invited to lecture at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado in Denver. The lecture will take place on November 12th and will be preceded by a weekend workshop with a group of students enrolled in a digital fabrication course instructed by Clark Thenhaus.
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04 September
Kyle Miller's paper titled "A Critique of the Sweet Genius: Alibis for Contemporary Architectural Investigations" has been accepted to the 7th Int'l Conference on Design Principles and Practices to be held in Japan next March.
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04 September
The "Organized Crime" course blog will go active this week. The blog will document research on interactive design technology and feature interactive design prototypes. Please check back often for updates. The active blog can be found HERE.
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28 August
School is back in session. Kyle Miller will be teaching second year design studio (ARC 252) and an advanced design elective (ARC 599) which investigates the use of interactive technology within architecture.
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18 August
Kyle Miller has been invited to lecture at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design on October 19th. Following the lecture, a three-day workshop on parametric, performative facade design will take place.
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25 July
Representing the College of Design, Kyle Miller presents "Innovation in Architectural Design" to the University of Kentucky iNet I-Academy participants.
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13 July
UK Now runs a news story on the College of Design's digital design workshop with students from Shanghai University. The story can be found HERE.
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13 July
Pushkinsky Cinema Facade design has been published on suckerPUNCH Daily. The web feature can be viewed HERE.
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08 July
Over the coming weeks, in addition to all architectural design project images and student work being loaded to this new website, design studio resources for students at the UK College of Design will populate the Design Studio Resources section. If you would like access to these resources, please e-mail me at kyle.miller@uky.edu.
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05 July
Kyle Miller has been selected to deliver a lecture, titled "Organized Crime", at the 2012 AIA Kentucky / AIA Indiana Annual Convention, hosted in Lexington at the Lexington Convention Center in November.
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25 June
Kyle Miller and Rives Rash lead a workshop on digital design and fabrication at the College of Design for a froup of students from Shanghai University.


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11 June
"Pushinsky Cinema Facade" is included in the UCLA AUD Alumni Exhibition held in Los Angeles during the week of June 11th as part of UCLA’s annual student presentation and exhibition event, RUMBLE.
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1 June
Research on kinetic building components using digital controls enabled by Arduino and Firefly for Grasshopper is submitted the Tex-Fab APPLIED Competition under the title, “Organized Crime”. This research continuines investgations on the use and transformed perception of ornamentation in contemporary architectural design.
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30 May
Kyle Miller has been invited to contribute to the exhibition catalog for suckerPUNCH’s 2012 student work exhibition titled "Fresh Punches: Experimental Architectural Prototypes," hosted by Land of Tomorrow in Lexington, Kentucky in the fall of 2012.
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1 May
Welcome to the new website for eightyeight-west!