TAD is a finalist for Best New Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences!

On January 21, 2021, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) unveiled finalists for the 45th annual Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards, honoring scholarly works published in 2020, comprising a total of 130 finalists across 44 subject categories. The journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) was recognized as a finalist for the Prose Award in the category of “Best New Journal in Humanities & Social Sciences.” The PROSE Awards recognize publishers who produce books, journals, reference works, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study each year.  Caryn is a Founding Editorial Board Member of TAD and was the inaugural Design Editor.

2020 EAAE-ARCC International Conference

Caryn presented (remotely) an interdisciplinary methods paper titled “Transferring visual methods from design to social science to advance built environment research” at the 2020 EAAE-ARCC International Conference hosted by the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain. The focus of the conference was on “Architecture + the City” with panels addressing new professional and research practices.

¡Comenzamos! El Corazón de Holyoke/The Heart of Holyoke

Amazing virtual kick-off to the second phase of El Corazón’s artistic projects introducing the selected local artists who will be creating large scale environmental artworks along Main Street in Holyoke. All selected artists will be working closely through mentorship programming with Shey Rivera Ríos, an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and arts administrator based in Providence, RI.

TAD Translation is published!

Pleased to announce that TAD Translation, for which Caryn served as Issue Editor, is published online. Due to COVID-19, the issue is open and free to read until August 1, 2020. Read Caryn’s Editorial here.

New AIA Roles for 2020

In 2020, Caryn will serve as Secretary for the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and as a member of the AIA Higher Education Advisory Team (HEAT).

El Corazón Banner Launch

A very moving afternoon “revealing” the El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke Banners to celebrate the Puerto Rican community and the Hidden Legends that were chosen by the Pa’lante Restorative Justice youth from the Holyoke Public School.

Whiting Foundation funded travel to Sweden

Caryn was in Sweden to continue travel activities funded by the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a proposal entitled “Voices from the Field: Impact of Collaborative Practices on Design in Nordic Countries.”

 St. Mark’s Church (1960), Bjorkhagen by Sigurd Lewerentz

El Corazón at EDRA 50

Caryn, Joseph, and Clay shared the El Corazón project during a poster session at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference in Brooklyn.