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.
Associate Professor Lynne Dearborn is featured in the latest American Institute of Architecture Students #Askanarchitect video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kUFcyKa66Q. AIAS Executive Director Nick Serfass interviewed Dearborn at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture administrators’ meeting in Chicago last fall.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has just launched The Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD), the first new journal published by the association in over 70 years. Assistant Professor Marci Smith Uihlein was instrumental in the journal’s founding, and now serves on its inaugural editorial board.
The Illinois School of Architecture’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) will hold its 2017 Symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, in Temple Buell Hall. The symposium’s theme is Design + Public Impact.
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 Fall 2016 Semester. These awards recognize the outstanding student work completed in design studio courses at all levels of the curriculum.
Earl Prize in Design - Review Committee: P. Armstrong, C. Lewis, J. Stallmeyer
SEATTLE, December 13, 2016—Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects is pleased to announce the firm’s 10th anniversary. Co-founded by architects Jim Graham and Brett Baba in 2006, the firm has enjoyed a growing reputation for their work, which includes adapting existing buildings, creating thriving public market venues, designing residences that highlight craft, and developing commercial projects that focus on user experience. “To get the opportunities we’ve had—and to earn the trust of our clients—has been humbling,” says Jim Graham.
Robert Thaddeus Mooney, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, passed away in Iowa City, Iowa on December 9, 2016. He is survived by his wife Barbara Burlison Mooney, son Will, and daughter-in-law Megan Mooney.
Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) has been selected to design the rebuilt Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. The firm is led by Illinois architecture alumna Dina Griffin (BSAS, 1986).