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Pamela Leonard

Architect in Jackson, MS

The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

PRESENTED ON AUG 13, 2015
IN JACKSON, MS @ VOL 8

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

BY ED KEEGAN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.

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Knitting My Journey

BY MAIJA NYGREN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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Architecture and Wanderlust

BY ALI RAHMAN KHAN
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Ali Rahman Khan talks about how he learnt the importance of drifting in finding purpose in Architecture and Entrepreneurship through systems thinking.

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Expressions and Reflections - Culture through Architecture

BY GHOUSIA HUSSAIN AHMED
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The best way to understand a traditional building’s architecture is to is to understand the culture that is reflected by it. Almost all countries have their societal and cultural values reflected in their architecture. This presentation by Ghousia Hussain Ahmed is about understanding the influence of culture on architecture that she has experienced during her travels across Pakistan and Europe. 

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Imagine Architecture Through the Use of Design, Light & Photography

BY BRIAN ANSEL
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Brian Ansel explores a creative and innovative way of persuading architecture into the viewer’s imagination through the use of design, light, and photography.  Suggesting that through the use of design, light, and photography, anyone can take an everyday ordinary object and turn it into a piece of architecture.

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A Career Path Through Architecture

BY DENISE LIU
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Denise Liu received her undergraduate and Masters degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba. She has developed a focus on residential, retail, and hospitality interiors.

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Telling Architecture (the Hidden Stories of Buildings)

BY ABIGAIL HURST
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Writer and Registered Architect Abigail Hurst founded her own local practice in 2018, Tell Architecture Ltd, in order to combine her architectural education and training with her passion for writing. Abigail aims to design buildings that tell stories and write stories that Tell Architecture to help people comprehend, discover and connect to spaces, buildings, and cities. Abigail will relate a series of buildings personal to her, and the stories of how they have shaped her life. This journey will lead you to her practice today, and a proposal for a fresh way of telling the hidden stories of architecture, through the intersection of two disciplines: drawing and writing, to bring meaning and richness to our lives.

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Social Architecture

BY ARI HADJIAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

The presentation talks about the concept of social architecture, currently quite popular in South America, and how to design spaces around us for maximum social impact.

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Literary Architecture: an alternative discourse and methodology in architectural research and design

BY LOK YIU, JASMINE CHAN
@ VOL 30 ON SEP 20, 2019

JASMINE CHAN recently graduated from the CUHK with a Masters degree in Architecture. In her presentation, she explores "the function of fiction in making architecture", on how architectural works are being translated from words.