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// 2014-June:
EPIPHYTE Lab's design work is featured in the new book by Andrea Simitch and Val Warke: The Language of Architecture.

// 2014-May 17:
Dana Cupkova is elected to the ACADIA Board of Directors.

// 2014-May:
Dana Cupkova is invited to the final reviews at UPENN School of Design, UB School of Architecture and CORNELL Architecture Department.

// 2014-April:
Dana Cupkova is invited to be an external reviewer for Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Collaborative Design Research and Design Computing Grant Proposals.

// 2014-March:
Dana is selected for Carnegie Mellon's Berkman Faculty Development Award to expand her work on MASS REGIMES research project.

// 2014-February 7-10:
Dana Cupkova co-organizes and moderates ELICITING ENVIRONMENT | ACTUATING RESPONSE: A mini-symposium and exhibition focused on emerging design trends that embed adaptive behavior into architectural matter.

// 2014-January:
See ELICITING ENVIRONMENT | ACTUATING RESPONSE at suckerPUNCH and ArchDaily.

// 2013-December 4:
Dana is invited to give a talk and present her work at Harvard GSD.

// 2013-June:
Dana and Kevin's article on FUZZY METRICS is published in The Cornell Journal of Architecture, Vol 9, Mathematics: From Ideal to Uncertain.

// 2013-May:
Dana Cupkova serves on the ACADIA 2013 Peer Review Board.

// 2013-April 27:
Dana is invited to PENN State Thesis Reviews as a Kossman Critic.

// 2013-April 25:
Dana Cupkova is awarded 2013 Isabel Sophia Liceaga Award supporting ongoing work on MASS REGIMES research project.

// 2013-March 21-24:
Dana presents SYSTEMIC FORMATIONS paper at the invited session of Reciprocal Systems: Code vs. Environment, ACSA 101: New Constellations, New Ecologies Conference in San Francisco.

// 2013-February 8-9:
Dana Cupkova speaks at the EnCoding Architecture Conference, Carnegie Mellon University.

// 2013-February 1-2:
Kevin Pratt co-organizes and speaks at the Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Responses to Urban Ecology at Cornell University.

// 2013-February 1-2:
Dana Cupkova moderates a Multi-scalar Architectures: Design Ecologies from Micro to Macro session at the Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Responses to Urban Ecology, Cornell University.

// 2013-January:
Dana receives NYSCA 2013 Architecture + Design Grant to support EPIPHYE Lab's MASS REGIMES research project.

// 2013-January 1:
Dana is appointed a Lucian & Rita Caste Chair Assistant Professorship at the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.

// 2012-December 3:
Come to Dana's ADAPTIVE MODULARITY presentation at the Center for Architecture Foundation in NYC. Please join us for the talk and reception of Arnold W. Brunner Grant Recipients.

// 2012-October 18-21:
GREEN NEGLIGEE project is featured at the ACADIA 2012 conference and exhibition of juried projects WILD CARDS.

// 2012-October:
Our M_HOUSE SYSTEM project is published in the book CONTEMPORARY GREEN PREFAB: Industrialized and Kit Architecture, by Monsa Publications, Barcelona, Spain.

// 2012-September 7-9:
Dana Cupkova is invited to the SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Reviews.

// 2012-September:
GREEN NEGLIGEE featured at suckerPUNCH daily.

// 2012-August 1-3:
SUSTAIN sandbox platform is finally getting out: Kevin Pratt presents the 'New Methods for the Construction and Interpretation of High Dimensional Parametric Building Energy Models' paper at the SimBuild 2012. You can access the full presentation here.

// 2012-May:
'A tight budget for an ultra-sustainable home pushed Epiphyte Lab toward new aesthetic frontiers': Green Building & Design Magazine publishes article on HSU HOUSE.

// 2012-March:
Jenny Sabin reviews our GREEN NEGLIGEE project in her Reaching a Sustainable Symbiosis article for The Architectural Review: Towards a Complete Architecture.

// 2012-February 3-4
Dana and Kevin present the recently completed project GREEN NEGLIGEE at the symposium Sustaining Sustainability: Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture, The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design organized by Michael Hensel at Cornell University.

// 2011-September
DWELL Magazine features HSU HOUSE in their "Houses We Love" section of the October issue "Made in the USA, American Design Makes Come Back".

// 2011-August 12
INHABITAT features article by Andrew Michler:
Prefab M_House System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials.

// 2011-August 1
E-architect news features our M_HOUSE System project.

// 2011-July 16-18
Dana and Kevin speak at the Talk 20 Session of Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the Twenty-First Century, 2011 ACSA Teachers Seminar, where Kevin also gives a joint keynote with Prof. Donald P. Greenberg.

// 2011-April 15-16
Dana speaks about 'Methods' and Kevin speaks about 'Tools' at Imminent Ecologies, The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design at Cornell University.

// 2011-March 29
INHABITAT picked up our HSU HOUSE project in the article by Diane Pham: Multi-Faceted Hsu House is a Modern Home with Exceptional Sustainable Features.

// 2011-March 25
HSU HOUSE Mass Wall is featured in A/N's FabriKator Blog.

// 2011-March 20-22
Kevin Pratt gives keynote at the CHAMPS 2011, The 8th International Forum and Workshop on Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulations, in Nanjing China.

// 2011-February 28
See the Arch Daily's HSU HOUSE link.
// 2011-February 21
HSU HOUSE is being featured at E-architect news.

// 2010-November
Cornell's online publication ASSOCIATION Vol.4 publishes Dana Čupková's research seminar work on ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SYSTEMS. The research work was supported by the Faculty Innovation in Teaching Grant, funded by Office of the Provost, Cornell University.

// 2010-November 16
Dana and Kevin speak about SUSTAINABLE AESTHETICS at the Light in Winter event, organized in partnership with Science Cabaret, Festival of Science and Arts, Ithaca, New York.

// 2010-November 9
Kevin Pratt, along with other five scholars - Michelle Addington (Yale), Anna Dyson (RPI), Alison Kwok (UOregon), Jelena Srebric (PennState), and Christoph Reinhart (GSD) - participated at Harvard's GSD conference and panel: ECOLOGICAL PRACTICES: New Directions in Sustainability Research; on how design thinking is to be guided in the newly emerging sustainable frameworks.

// 2010-September
The Ithaca Journal publishes article "Ithaca 'Green House' Owners Hope Home Will Leave No Trace" about the recently completed HSU HOUSE project. The Hsu House is part of the Green Buildings Open House Tour.

// 2010-September
Cornell Chronicle article reporting on the 1.83 million dollar Department of Energy grant for building simulation research awarded to Kevin Pratt.

// 2010-August
New Scientist magazine features an article on Urban Wind Power that references Vibro-Wind Technology being developed by an interdisciplinary group that includes Kevin & Dana.

// 2010-May
'Where computer simulation and architecture meet': See Kevin talking about his interdisciplinary research on Cornell Cast.

// 2009-December
Kevin Pratt presents paper "Using Emergy Analysis as a Basis for Design Methodologies and Decision Making in Sustainable Architecture" at the 2009 Energy Forum in Bressanone, Italy.

// 2009-September 23
Kevin Pratt is featured in The Cornell Daily Sun.

// 2009-September 22 - November 12
Work of EPIPHYTE Lab was included in the WILD WILD EAST Exhibition at AIT Architektur Salon, Hamburg, Germany.

// 2009-September 7-12
Dana Cupkova's COMPONENT SYSTEMS Exhibition takes place at Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, AAP. You can find more information about the work at ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SYSTEMS Blog.

// 2009-September
Kevin Pratt is named a Fellow of the Cornell University Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

// 2009-June
Dana Cupkova receives a Faculty Innovation in Teaching Grant, funded by Office of the Provost, Cornell University, to further develop framework for ADAPTIVE COMPONENT SYSTEMS research.

// 2005 - June 9
Dana Cupkova presents SANDRA GERING Gallery project at The Architectural League of New York in the annual lecture series 'New York Designs 2005: So what’s the big idea?'