The NOMAS chapter affiliated with the Illinois School of Architecture was recognized as 2016 NOMAS Chapter of the Year at the National Association of Minority Architects conference in Los Angeles, October 13-16. Fifteen students from the school attended the conference, including Andres Cueva-Robles, current president, Jesse Han and Sierra Heckman, current co-vice presidents, as well as past presidents Esther Cho and Alexus Davis.
The Illinois School of Architecture lost more than a loyal alumnus and admired emeritus faculty member with the passing of A. Richard (Dick) Williams on May 27, several months short of his 102nd birthday. We lost a singularly gifted friend who contributed immeasurably to the school’s growth and success across the span of eight decades. What we haven’t lost—and can never afford to lose—are fine memories of Dick’s contributions to the school, and to the advancement of the art of architecture.
FAA students joined forces with majors from the College of Business to win the second CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, a competition focused on creative solutions to business problems. After a review of applications received from academic institutions around the world, four teams of finalists were invited to compete at the October CoreNet Global Summit in Philadelphia. Students drew on their college experiences to address how companies can not only appeal to the next generation of workers but also help them be productive and motivated over their careers.
Associate Professor and Associate Director for the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy Paul Kapp’s essay, “Intangible Industrial Heritage,” was chosen as one of only eight essays for the US/ICOMOS Report, With a World of Heritage So Rich, a report commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. You can read his essay and the others on this website: http://www.usicomos.org/about/wwhsr/
You are invited to attend the Graduate Open House of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in the Temple Buell Architecture Gallery, located in the Architecture Building.
Come learn about the programs and facilities of the School and visit graduate design studio in progress later in the afternoon. The Open House will include an overview of the graduate program including our dual degrees, a student panel, and tour of the School's facilities.
AIA Illinois Annual Honor Awards
Policies for Action (P4A) today announced $248,250 in grant funding for a research project on which Lynne Dearborn, PhD, associate professor in the School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts, will serve as co-principal investigator, along with the principal investigator, Sherry Ahrentzen, PhD, professor at the University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies.
A group of 11 students spent four days this fall measuring every inch of the Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg, which architect Paul Schweikher built in 1937 as his home and studio. They are now producing detailed drawings of the home, which Schweikher called an “essay in brick, redwood and glass.” The students are part of architecture professor Paul Kapp’s course on recording historic buildings. To read more, please visit this link.