HAAARCH!!! 2015

HAAARCH!!! is a yearly showcase of undergraduate research, creative work, and achievement. This forum provides students the opportunity to exhibit, present and promote their research and experiential learning activities.

HAAARCH!!! 2015 will take place in the Cloister and University Art Gallery of the Frick Fine Arts Building on March 23, from 4-6 pm.

HAAARCH!!! 2015

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    Sarah Gahr

    Sarah Gahr is a senior History of Art and Architecture/Business major also pursuing a certificate in Western European Studies focusing on French language and Modern British humanities. Sarah has worked at the University Art Gallery for the past two and a half years, and last year, she interned in both England and France. Outside of HAA, she enjoys musical theatre and is President of the Pitt Musical Theatre Club. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school for contemporary curation, and she is very grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities that Pitt and the History of Art and Architecture Department have provided her.

    Sarah will be discussing her experiences working for the University Art Gallery at HAAARCH 2015.

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    Christopher Wimbrow

    ​Christopher Wimbrow is a junior majoring in Architectural Studies with minors in Studio Arts and Preservation.  Although Christopher is on the design track, he has had an increased interest in historic preservation since studying abroad in Central Europe and witnessing the adaptive reuse of the historic gas towers in Vienna. He wants to explore as many opportunities for creative design and expression as possible whether it be through his work through previous and current design studios, set design, or even collaboration on music videos with friends. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Chris looks to enroll in a graduate program in architecture and ultimately pursue a career in architecture or design.
     

    Christopher will be available to discuss HAA 1918 (Studio 3) at HAAARCH 2015.

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    Yuanjun (Summer) Liu

    Yuanjun Summer Liu is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, pursuing a major in Architecture Studies with a minor in Studio Arts. 

    She is originally from Hainan, China. She had the opportunity of studying abroad for four years in Singapore. She also studied abroad in the summer of 2014 in Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana, and Zagreb under the supervision of Professor Drew Armstrong. She is currently participating in the HAA 1918 honors studio led by Professor Christopher Guignon, a studio that focuses on sustainable designs and collective housing programs. She has worked with Professor Jozef Petrak as a teaching assistant in the architectural foundation studio. She is now a teaching assistant in Approaches to Built Environment with Professor Mrinalini Rajagopalan. She plans to pursue a Master of Architecture degree following her undergraduate degree. 

    Yuanjun has broad interests outside of the field of architecture. She interned with Shin Kong-HNA Life in year 2012, and Fangyuan law firm in year 2013. She decides to pursue her education and career in architectual design after much consideration. But all these other experiences will continue to benefit her in future expeditions.

    In the summer of 2014 she interned with Unique, a design firm located in Shanghai, China. During which she participated in their Shanghai Disneyland project onsite. She will be joining Unique again in summer 2015 for their Milan World Expo China Pavilion project.

    Yuanjun will present her Design Studio 2 final project as a selected architectural study project at HAAARCH 2015. Her design is a response to the delicate question of where do death and life meet and how should architecture convey such connections. 

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    Dylan Stein

    Dylan Stein is a senior pursuing an Architectural Studies major and a Studio Arts minor. After coming to Pitt with the intention of seeking a degree in Computer Science, he quickly realized that a more creative and artistic education was necessary. Internationally, he studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. While in Europe, he toured through Finland and Sweden studying and analyzing furniture, which lead to his own design, constructed in the wood shops of the Academy. Upon graduation, he would like to receive his Masters of Architecture in Canada, while continuing to study and produce furniture.

    Dylan will be presenting his senior design portfolio at HAAARCH 2015.

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    Simone D'Rosa

    Simone D'Rosa is a junior Architectural Studies major with minors in Historic Preservation and Studio Arts.  Her passion for architecture was ​cultivated from a love of historic structures.  Simone has worked as a teaching assistant for HAA 1912: Architecture & Computer Applications as well as HAA 0940: Approaches to the Built Environment.  This past summer she studied architecture in Central Europe, visiting Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.  

    Simone will be at the table for HAA 1921: Historic Preservation at HAAARCH 2015.

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    Paige Anderson

    Paige Anderson is a junior at Pitt, originally from Buffalo, NY.  An architectural studies design major with minors in economics and studio arts, she is currently enrolled in the inaugural class for Honors Studio 3, which focuses on sustainable design.  She is also a student athlete, on the cross country and track and field teams. With funding from the Friends of Frick Fine Arts Award, she will be travelling to Hong Kong and Washington, DC this upcoming summer to do research for her honors thesis regarding protest cites and their urban context.

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    Sarah Pomfret

    Sarah Pomfret is a junior, pursing a Bachelors of Philosophy in Communication Science and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology). She is working towards completing the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine certificate as well as the Museum Studies Minor.  Sarah studied studio arts under Pennsylvania artist, Sue Hand, for much of her life. Although her primary academic pursuits are in the medical field, her passion for the arts led her to the HAA department and the Museum Studies minor. This past fall semester in Museum Studies Seminar, Sarah served as the installation team leader for the Gertrude Quastler exhibition, contributing to the selection of works, label writing, and installation/deinstallation process. She hopes that her experiences in HAA classes will contribute to the visual analysis and creative thinking skills that are imperative to reading and analyzing swallowing tests and x-rays in her future career. In addition to her academic pursuits, Sarah serves as the president of Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority and is a member of Phi Sigma Pi honors fraternity and NSSLHA. After graduation, Sarah will pursue a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and hopes to later return to higher education to pursue a PhD to further contribute to adult and geriatric dysphagia research.   

    Sarah will be available to talk about the Gertrude Quastler exhibition and her experiences in Museum Studies at HAAARCH 2015.

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    Linda Lee

    Linda Lee is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a major in Architectural Studies with a minor in Studio Arts. She is mainly interested in how architecture can influence the user’s behavior and emotions, and how the built environment could challenge the accepted views of society. Currently, she is working in the Visual Media Workshop, focusing chiefly on Decomposing Bodies, a project studying the Bertillonage system and evolution of human identification to the digital age. In the future, Linda hopes to continue her studies and pursue a master’s degree in architecture.

     

    At HAAARCH 2015, she will be presenting her work from Foundation Studio 1 as well as research of the Visual Media Workshop.

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    Michaela Danko

    Michaela is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Biological Sciences and Anthropology with minors in Chemistry and Museum Studies. After moving to Pittsburgh from Wyoming, she was able to explore her interest in museums and discovered the Museum Studies program with only two semesters left at Pitt. She is very interested in museum education and is currently interning in the Education Department at the Mattress Factory and volunteering at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the "Museum on the Move" program to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She also had a leadership role in the Fall 2014 Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar course and their exhibition Restrike: Uncovering the Life and Work of Gertrude Quastler. Her post-graduation life is currently open, but she plans on continuing her education in Museum Studies in the future.

    At HAAARCH 2015, Michaela will be answering questions on the exhibition, the course, and the Museum Studies minor program in general.

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    Shannon Capone

    Shannon is a senior, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015 with a major in Architectural Studies and a minor in Studio Arts. During the summer of 2014, she studied abroad under the History of Art and Architecture’s “Architectural Studies in Central Europe” and was awarded the Fil Hearn Award for Study Abroad. For the remainder of the summer, she worked as an architecture intern at Front Studio Architects in Oakland. Last semester, Shannon worked as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Architectural Seminar. In the fall, she will attend graduate school to obtain a Master's of Architecture degree. 

    Shannon will present her portfolio as a selected architectural studies senior at HAAARCH 2015.

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