Associate Professor Brett Snyder along with Irene Cheng,
associate professor of architecture at the California College of
the Arts, have received an American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Award for their project Roommate House in Oakland, CA.
Undergraduate student Amabel Gale, a double major in computer
science and design, was part of a team representing UC Davis at
this year’s Biodesign Challenge
Summit. The collaborative project “Sea Glass,” which
harnesses microalgae to filter agricultural wastewater and, at
the end of its use, the algae is converted into a bioplastic for
eyewear, was presented by the team.
“Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh,” an
exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi textiles noted for a
weaving technique that creates surface decorations, opens at the
UC Davis Design Museum on Oct. 3.
This exhibition features fine-count Jamdani, the ornate textile
that has experienced a revival in Bangladesh. Jamdani artisans
employ the same weaving techniques of two different thread
densities, with the denser wrap thread inlaid with the fine warp
thread to create tactile motifs and designs that are primarily
Ahmad Gharbieh, co-founder of Beirut Urban Lab, a
collaborative and interdisciplinary research space, will be the
fall 2022 guest for the Alberini Family Speaker Series in
Design at UC Davis. His talk is titled “Visualizing the Urban:
Experiments from Beirut.”
“From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris
Francis” showcases the colorful and imaginative footwear created
by the Los Angeles-based shoe designer. The exhibition runs Jan.
23 through April 23 at the UC Davis Design Museum.
The “Undergraduate Senior Showcase” is the annual exhibition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year by senior undergraduate students. The
installation runs May 15 through June 18 at the UC Davis Design