Thank you to all for your generous support of the School of Architecture and Planning's campaign to send students to Venice! As the school finalizes its film exhibit for the "Time Space Existence" opening in May, students are working behind the scenes on critical elements, from designing and fabricating seating for the exhibit room to maximizing room acoustics to producing a collateral publication. We're pleased to share the following profiles of our five-student team.
Time Space Existence is sponsored by the European Cultural Center and Global Arts Affairs Foundation and held in Venice in conjunction with the 2018 Architecture Biennale, from May 26 - Nov. 25, 2018. Widely regarded as the premier global forum for architecture and design, the Biennale turns Venice into a city-wide exhibit on the latest thinking in the discipline, drawing more than 300,000 visitors.
Eric Burlingame, MS Architecture '18
Eric Burlingame is tasked with the design of the audio-visual technology for the School’s exhibition space at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, which makes sense since he worked for a decade as an audio technician at UB’s Center for the Arts before deciding to pursue a Master of Science in Architecture degree in inclusive design. The task was not far afield from his thesis research on classroom acoustics. View full profile
Kalyn Faller, Architecture BS '18
Kalyn Faller wanted to study architecture. She wanted to go to a state school. She wanted to get out of Queens. So, UB seemed like a good possibility. The tour led by Greg Delaney sold her on Buffalo. The energy of the place, the excitement of the students, the range of projects and events, and especially the shop, closed the deal. Now Kalyn works in the “Fab Lab” helping other students with their projects. That made her a natural for the Venice team. Kalyn is paired with Nick Wheeler to fit out the exhibit space in the Palazzo Bembo. View full profile
Frank Kraemer, MArch '19
The concept for UB’s exhibit at the Time Space Existence exhibit in Venice is simple, second-year MArch student Frank Kraemer explains. It’s not a busy room full of images or objects, but a darkened space in which to see a short film that evokes the long relationship between a school and the city that it serves. And a simple memento in the form of modest booklet. “It’s just you, this film, and this pamphlet you’re going to walk away with,” Frank said. View full profile
Morgan Mansfield, Architecture BS '19
Even a simple pamphlet, like the one planned as a memento from UB’s May-to-November Venice exhibit, is a design problem that needs a solution. What size paper? Which still frames best represent the short film? What captions? What font? How many pages? What binding? How should they be displayed in the exhibit space at the Palazzo Bembo in the city of canals? All of these are problems Morgan Mansfield, a junior in the architecture program, loves to solve. View full profile
Nick Wheeler, Architecture BS '19
Nick Wheeler grew up in the Village of Attica, NY, population 2,470, and went off to study engineering at Genesee Community College, fifteen miles away in Batavia. “I thought it was going to be hands-on design,” he recalled. “But it was all math.” Not that there is anything wrong with math, but he wanted a more tangible encounter with design and transferred to UB for architecture. Now, along with Kalyn Faller, Nick is charge of designing the exhibit space in the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, sourcing materials, building components, and figuring out how it gets from here to there. View full profile