Posted on November 25, 2019 by Sean Garnsey

(November 25, 2019) — On November 22, UTSA CACP adjunct instructor Darryl Ohlenbusch, AIA, presented a lecture on the work of his Design/Build Studios at the School of Sustainability (SOS) in Bologna, Italy, a graduate school of architecture founded by architect Mario Cucinella. Prior to the lecture, Ohlenbusch participated in a design review of the current graduate students’ projects relating to global trends in architecture and sustainability.

Ohlenbusch presented the Design/Build Studio work in the context of a process developed in the 10 years since the first project. Balancing design, expense, and time, the Design/Build Studio offers students the opportunity to execute a project from concept to completion within a single semester. All projects are built to serve the public—sponsoring organizations include Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, Galveston Historical Foundation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To date 15 projects have been completed, primarily in San Antonio and Galveston.

SOS is a professional school aimed at recent graduates to build experience in a setting that integrates education, research and practice. Associated with Cucinella’s architectureal practice, SOS is also a training opportunity distinguished by its main focus on the application of sustainable architecture, from urban to product scale, from developing to advanced communities.


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— Sean Garnsey