Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Race to Zero competition, 22 Illinois undergraduate and grad students (representing seven different campus departments) collaborated on a design for a highly energy-efficient home. Much more important than the second-place finish among nine teams in the small multifamily housing category, these students are learning about different people and different disciplines — all for the good of solving a major challenge.
Professor Emeritus A. Richard “Dick” Williams, FAIA, passed away on the evening of May 27 in Tucson, Arizona, at age 101. His formal obituary appeared last week in the Arizona Daily Star. It notes that after retiring from Illinois, he moved Tucson, where for many years he was an active design critic at the University of Arizona.
It is our pleasure to announce a successful conclusion to this year’s faculty searches. Joining us in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professors will be:
· Aaron Brakke - Aaron’s hire emerged from a search to fill a position in one or more of three program areas: detail + FABRICATION, Health and Well-being, and Urbanism.
Graduating students and their families gathered on Sunday, May 15 in Foellinger Auditorium for the Convocation Ceremony of the Illinois School of Architecture, the day after the University commencement ceremony.
Last Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) elected Abbas Aminmansour as its Chair for a two year term effective June 1, 2016.
CCHRB is a technical committee of seventy some architects, engineers, constructors and other professionals in the areas of design, construction and operation of high rise buildings. I am one of two academics on the group and the first academic chair of the organization.
Illinois Student Team among Winners in 2016 Race to Zero Design Competition
A student team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the winners in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition. Thirty-one teams from 25 universities throughout the United States and Canada competed in a variety of categories. The Illinois team placed second overall in Small Multifamily Housing Contest.
As part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's 50th Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 16, 2016, University of Illinois School of Architecture students showcased work from their current investigations into city improvement projects around the CTA Red Line, including ideas for streetscaping, retail and new mid-rise towers.