Visiting Lecturer David Emmons recently collaborated with two graduate students, Anthony Dombrowski (M.Arch '15) and Yang Yu (M.Arch '16), on a competition entry entitled "Beyond the Clouds" which was awarded a top-10 Honorable Mention in the Astronomy Center Redsand Competition sponsored by reTH!NKing Competitions. The competition's premise was to rethink the current nature of the Red Sand Sea Forts - structures built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War, approximately 8 miles from the nearest British coast.
Earl Prize / Graduate Studio Design Excellence - Spring 2015
The Illinois School of Architecture is pleased to announce the winners of the Earl Prizes in Design (undergraduate) and the Graduate Awards for Design Excellence (graduate) for the Spring 2015 Semester. These awards recognize the outstanding student work completed in design studio courses at all levels of the curriculum.
The University Library announced the arrival of Melanie Emerson as the new Head Librarian of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art.
Please read the news story here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/featured/melanieemerson.html
The Illinois School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Brian Vitale, BSAS 1993, will serve as the speaker at this year’s Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Brian is an award-winning Design Director and Principal for the Chicago office of Gensler, one of the world’s most influential design firms. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1993) and a Master of Architecture degree with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (1995).
Read below an interview of Architecture Professor Emeritus Henry Plummer by ArchDaily.
CHAMPAIGN (May 4, 2015) - The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to award the fifth annual Kenneth Jacobs Memorial Scholarships to Ms. Jessica Duschean (Batavia, IL / Batavia High School) and Ms. Isabelle Silva Bizzo Lima (Brasilia / Podion Colegio Curso).
New Professional Internship Course facilitates CPT
New for the Summer and Fall 2015 terms, the Illinois School of Architecture now offers ARCH 491, a professional internship course. ARCH 491 is open to Master of Architecture and upper-division Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies students, and enables students to enroll as a part of their internship experience. This course will facilitate applications for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), for international students.
Read about the synopsis of a multi-partner, public interest design education and service learning project in a small town in Haiti. The project was organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), with architecture students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Howard University, partnering with Mercy Outreach Ministry International.
Congrats to Associate Professor Lynne Dearborn and our students.
The Illinois School of Architecture ranks 6th in the U.S. and 25th in the world among architecture and built environment programs appearing in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. Among U.S. public universities on the list, Illinois ranks 3rd, behind only Berkeley and UCLA.