The Plym Distinguished Professorship
The Plym Distinguished Professorship is a very special position within the School of Architecture. It was made possible by a gift to the School in 1981 by the late Lawrence J. Plym of Niles, Michigan. Mr. Plym was past president of the Kawneer Corporation. Mr. Plym and his family have a very warm association with the Unversity of Illinois and the School of Architecture.
Doctoral student Nastaran Shishegar and Professor Mohamed Boubekri published a paper in the Journal of Energy and Building titled” Quantifying electrical energy savings in offices through installing daylight responsive control systems in hot climates”.
5x5 Exhibition Proves Architects Can Still Tackle Thorny Political Issues. The show, currently at the Center for Architecture in New York, uses architecture to explore themes beyond it.
I share with you the sad news that a school of Architecture alumni Joe Lambert from the class of 1978, passed away last week.
Julian Leland Bell
Dr. Mohamed Boubekri (Co-P.I.) from the School of Architecture and Dr. Kristen Bub (P.I.) from the Department of Educational Psychology were awarded a NIH grant to study the role of daylight exposure in classroom environments on children and teachers’ health, educational functioning and well-being. The study will specifically focus on a plausible pathway from daylight exposure, to sleep quality and duration, to children’s health and educational outcomes.