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American University of Sharjah Redressing the Renaissance

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Martin Giesen

Rarely do re-enactments add much substance to the original. Redressing the Renaissance, a recent project by students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design, is a laudable exception to the rule.

In April 2018, when a team of graduating architecture students called the Group of Seven chose to organize and choreograph a reunion of Raphael's School of Athens, they wondered what the outcome would be.

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Topics: School of Athens, Renaissance, Redressing the Renaissance, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Stanza della segnatura, Raphael, Alexander the Great, Basillica of St. Peter, Socrates, Apelles, La Fornarina, Ibn Rushd, Bramante, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Plato

American University of Sharjah students explore the value of design

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 6, 2018 11:10:56 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted Deborah Mrazek, the leading authority on design value and design thinking, who delivered an enlightening lecture on the value of design. The event was held on February 20, 2018 at the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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Topics: American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art and Design, CAAD, College of Engineering, CEN, College of Arts and Sciences, CAS, School of Business Administration, School of Business, SBA, Design, Design Management, Management, Design Value, Mass Communication, Design Thinking, Deb Mrazek, Curiate.co, Designer, Design Professionals

Five places art lovers in UAE must visit

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Students of American University of Sharjah are known, among other things, to be well-rounded people who are exposed to a variety of life experiences locally, regionally and internationally. As students studying at this prestigious university, we also benefit from the American liberal arts educational model, which requires students to take general education courses in areas outside their majors in order to introduce them to diverse disciplines.

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Topics: Artist, Young Artists, Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Multimedia Design, Design Management, Design, d3, Dubai Design District, Dubai Opera, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Museum

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude award-winning sculpture comes home to AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Asma Alabed

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude award-winning sculpture entitled Keswa finished its exhibition tour around the Emirates and has now arrived at its permanent home at American University of Sharjah.

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Topics: American, American University, American University of Sharjah, The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, AUS, Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Arabic, Emirates, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Abu Dhabi, New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Qasr Al Sarab, Design Space Sharjah

CAAD walks: Observing with all the senses

Posted by AUS blog on May 2, 2017 10:13:40 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Opportunities to grow and enhance your talents and skills at American University of Sharjah (AUS) are plenty. Here, you are encouraged to learn and explore beyond what you learn inside the walls of a classroom. The workshop Walking as Learning to See, which was offered by the College of Architecture and Design (CAAD) for its students enrolled in the CAAD Foundations Program, was one such opportunity for students to work on a project that encouraged them to think innovatively and creatively. 

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Topics: American, American University, American University of Sharjah, CAAD, College of Architecture, Art and Design

AUS College of Architecture to design shades for security guards

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 28, 2017 11:48:02 AM

By Aya Sadek

As part of the fifth year design-build project, 16 Architecture students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) are working on a project that is designed to provide suitable shading for security guards on campus. Supervised by William Sarnecky, Associate Professor of Architecture, the students have designed and are currently constructing a booth outside the CAAD building that will provide shade for security guards stationed at the University Health Center and CAAD building gate.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American, American University, Security Booth, CAAD, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

Discover American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Ever since it was established in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) aims to be a leading educational institution in the region. Even though it is fairly young compared to some of the other universities, not only has AUS been licensed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but it is also accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Topics: AUS, American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS Library, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, School of Business Administration

A Brief history of Design/Build Education and The Impact of “Learning by Doing” on Architectural Education

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 
By William Sarnecky
 
The last twenty years have seen the emergence of design/build as an integral part of architecture school curricula in the United States and around the world. In the typical architectural design program, students design a hypothetical project in a studio course. These projects usually lack real-world constraints like budgets, clients and regulations. Design/build projects, on the other hand, present real-world problems to the students, asking them to both design and construct a solution. This approach to design education is one manifestation of the teaching philosophy of “learning by doing” famously championed in the foundational writings of American philosopher John Dewey. The Montessori teaching method used at select primary schools around the world provides another example of this educational approach. Integrating design and construction of full-scale projects into the curricula of architecture schools has leveraged Dewey’s notion of the best teaching method—students engaging with and actively manipulating the environment in the process of learning rather than passively observing the world in order to understand the principles that organize it.
 
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Topics: AUS, CAAD, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, Design Build

AUS Alumna on a mission to ‘heal and rescue’ animals

Posted by AUS blog on Aug 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The beautiful Golden Retriever that was found on campus last week has been re-homed. We want to thank our very own American University of Sharjah Alumna Parmis Nadali, an avid animal healer and rescuer. Nadali, with her team, were the ones who found and rescued the Retriever, took him to The City Vet in Dubai and worked out to re-home him.

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Topics: AUS, America, American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Animal Rescue, Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor of Architecture

AUS Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted by AUS blog on May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has one of the best libraries in the region. It’s not only very well designed, but it has vast resources to help students, faculty and other researchers find a wealth of information.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, Sharjah Ruler, School of Business Administration, anniversary, library, Instagram, Competition, Sheikh Dr. Sultan, AUS Library, CAAD

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