July 24th, 2017

The journal article titled, "Universal Visible Sky Factor: A method for calculating the three-dimensional visible sky ratio" will be published in the October 2017 Volume 123 of Building and Environment. The journal develops a new method for calculating the visible sky ratio. It calculates the actual areas of obstacles in a 3D sky hemisphere. It improves the accuracy of the visible sky ratio without the distortion of obstructions.

The journal article can be downloaded for free at the link below for 50 days. 

June 19th, 2017

Professor Emerita Joy Malnar’s new article “The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of Sensory Design” was published in Sensory Arts and Design. 

May 10th, 2017

Jeanne Gang was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Louis Kahn Memorial Award, established by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design.
Please click here to read more.

May 09th, 2017

Professor Kathryn Anthony, our longest-serving female faculty member, has just completed her 33rd year at the Illinois School of Architecture and is the author of a new book, ten years in the making, "Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places" (Prometheus Books, 2017). 

May 08th, 2017

In the latest issue of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal, Professor Emeritus Mir Ali and Helmut Jahn were interviewed on the topic of "DEBATING TALL: Replace or Augment Chicago's Thompson Center?" for their opposing views on the subject. 

May 05th, 2017

David William Davis, age 74, died peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

May 04th, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Obamas unveiled the plans for the Obama Presidential Center. Illinois School of Architecture alumna Dina Griffin (BSAS 1986) president of (IDEA) Interactive Design Architects, partnered with (TWBTA) Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects who led the team that designed the center. 

Read more about the unveiling here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/the-obama-center-design-sleek-modern/ 

May 01st, 2017

Xavier Vancells 

Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech
XVA Architects, Barcelona 
April 28th, 2017

Associate Professor Kevin Erickson has been invited to serve on the jury for The Quad Competition, hosted by What’s IN and sponsored by Stantec’s R&D fund. http://www.thisiswhatsin.com/quad/