The Student Sustainability Committee, which allocates over $1.1 million each year to sustainable projects on campus, has recommended that the School of Architecture’s Root to Roof initiative receive $94,750 in funding, pending final administrative approval. Once fully executed, this funding will allow integration of locally harvested wood into the School’s design studio and seminar activities.
Congratulations to Illinois School of Architecture graduate students Widya Ramadhani and Wan Wan Shao for their First Place win in the 2016-2017 Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) Scholarship!
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, had sweeping consequences for all persons with disabilities as well as all those in the building and construction industries, especially architects. In 2015, its 25th anniversary was commemorated with special events in cities and states across the USA.
Rosa Sheng, AIA
ROPE pavilion, a temporary winter shelter designed by Associate Professor Kevin Erickson and built alongside other pavilions by Anish Kapoor, Frank Gehry and others in Winnipeg, is featured in Philip Jodidio’s new book The New Pavilions published by Thames & Hudson.
5x5 Participatory Provocations opened on January 14, 2017 at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY and will be on view until March 12. Co-curated by Associate Professor Kevin Erickson, The exhibition features models by 25 young American architects and was previously on view at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland, OH, and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.
Assistant Professor Yun Kyu Yi of the Illinois School of Architecture, along with several colleagues, were chosen to have their article titled “Programmable Kiri-Kirigami Metamaterials” published on Advanced Science News’ website.
Professor Joy Monice Malnar, AIA, retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 15, 2017, after nearly two decades on the faculty of the School of Architecture. Upon retirement, she was awarded emeritus status by the university’s Board of Trustees. Malnar’s career exemplifies the value of situating an architecture school within an arts college at a research university.