How do you get around a city of millions? This June, hop on board with Van Alen Institute as we explore the present and future of urban mobility. Through a lively mix of public programs that bring together the city planners and urbanites of today with the city-makers of tomorrow, we will imagine new approaches to moving people through our streets, sidewalks, and waterways.
Professor and Edgar A. Tafel Endowed Chair in Architecture Botond Bognar received the Honorary Gold Diploma in Architecture (Épitészmérnöki Diszoklevél) on May 24 from the Budapest University of Technologies and Economics (previously Budapest Technical University), in recognition of his fifty years of work and accomplishments in the field of architecture. At the ceremony all the Faculty of Architecture and other dignitaries of the University were present on the podium, with the Diploma presented by Prof. Csaba Molnár, the Dean of Architecture.
The jury was chaired by Katherine Chia, principal of Desai Chai Architecture and other members included Andrew Brenheimer of Bernheimer Architects, Jill Lerner of KPF, and Dan Wood of WorkAC. Information on the Awards can be found at http://www.aiami.com/DesignandHonorAwards/.
Earl Prize/ Graduate Studio Design Excellence – Spring 2018
The Illinois School of Architecture is pleased to announce the winners of the Earl Prize in Design (undergraduate) and the Graduate Awards for Design Excellence (graduate) for the Spring 2018 Semester. These awards recognize the outstanding students work at the sophomore, junior, senior and graduate levels of our curriculum.
Earl prize in Design – Review Committee: Hammann, Chasco, Bollo
Associate Professor Scott Murray is the author of a new article, titled “Architects and the Cultural Agency of Television: Frank Lloyd Wright on The Mike Wallace Interview,” published in the current issue of the journal Thresholds, Volume 46.
At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture “New Instrumentalities Conference," Tierney will present a research paper on Smart Cities at El Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, Spain. Her work is positioned within the "Disruptive" theme, which addresses digital economies and their impact of the social fabric of cities. Platforms such as Uber, Amazon, Airbnb, etc. are changing the social and economic relations of cities, often displacing the disenfranchised. . .
CITY TO HOST EXHIBITION OF IDEAS TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WEST MAIN STREET
(Peoria, IL) On Friday April 27 and Saturday, April 28 the City of Peoria Innovation Team will host an exhibition of design ideas for West Main Street developed by students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture during a spring studio course. The exhibition is part of Help Shape West Main, a public engagement effort to improve the vitality of the West Main Street corridor through community-driven projects.
The AIA Prairie Illinois Chapter and A.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wins the 8th Annual Real Estate Challenge in Chicago!