(Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities)
UDream strives to increase diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh.
UDream supports the 42nd Annual NOMA Conference
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UDream 2014 Community Presentation to the Hill District!
On September 16th @ 6PM in the Hill District at Ammon Recreation Center...
The current UDream class, made up of ten individuals from various educational and social backgrounds, once again land in the Hill District to present their preliminary findings on diverse project scenarios that could strengthen and elevate the Hill District landscape. UDream alum, Lakeisha Byrd, who currently works with the Hill CDC, presented the merits and continued community support of the UDream program; while, current UDream participants, Christian Hughes and Mary Taylor, presented the Project Scope within the Hill District and elaborated on each project team's respective research and analysis:
(i) to optimize “Stop & Stay” spaces, one must understand the implications of direction and movement, i.e., way-finding.
(ii) a concentration of scalable live-work space within the Hill District begins to define itself!
(iii) explore the possibilities of an artist block of static and dynamic space, where existing context is celebrated and innovative notions are crafted.
(iv) understand the catalyst of culture and community, the character of the Hill District: Before development comes social stability! Nurture the social fabric of the Hill District.
(v) the Hill District’s identifable challenging topography sets a precedence for multi-generational living – engage the street for a continuum of use!
UDream provides recent graduates of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning programs the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of urban design in a summer and fall immersion experience.
UDream begins on the Carnegie Mellon University campus with a 5 week program of academic courses and studio work with an emphasis on urban sustainability. The courses and studio are taught by architecture faculty and local urban design practitioners. The academic program is followed by a 12 week internship with an urban design or architecture firm, public agency, or non-profit group engaged in planning and community development.
The goal of UDream is to increase diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh. UDream is looking for recent graduates from the fields of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture who are interested in staying and working in Pittsburgh upon completion of the program. Through the generous support of the Heinz Endowments, UDream is able to offer full tuition, stipend, housing, and travel to and from Pittsburgh to program participants.
Program Director, UDream
Architecture Building Communities
How can designers improve communities?
In this week-long camp, high school students learn how to develop ideas into creative, new design solutions for a local Pittsburgh neighborhood. Working with young professionals and designers from the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design fields, high schoolers gain first hand design experience as they learn spatial planning, site documentation, model building, history, and how to use innovative technology tools.
As a team, we will consider possible uses for the property and create a design solution. At the end, we present our solutions to friends, family and members of the community. This camp is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Heinz Endowments.
Registration for 2014 is now closed. Check back with us to view what this year's participants created for the Hill District Community Development Corporation.
News + Updates
UDream's Community Presentation on September 16th in the Hill District made an IMPACT! (read more)
NOMA - Fall 2014 Issue - Community + Design (click here)
Teenie Harris ARCHIVES at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA)
CMU SoArch Lecture Series | Sou Fujimoto
Artist Talk: Charles Jencks, The Architecture of Hope
10/24/2014, 6:30 – 9 P.M.
THE CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL
DesignPgh14 | Design Awards Ceremony & Gala
Summer 2014 | Drafting DREAMS
Current UDream participant transcends the gender lines in Architecture (Click Here for Article)
Summer 2014 | Life After You Dream
UDream Alums purchase, rehab, and invest in Regent Square (Click Here for Article)