About David A.
On attending the University of Illinois:
“When I was choosing a university, the decision hinged upon its standing within the architectural profession in addition to its overall stature, educational environment and mentoring potential. In selecting the University of Illinois, I found all of this and more. Though the curriculum was grounded in all aspects of the technical and professional areas of architecture, it was also well-represented in Design Theory and Labs. I found that many of my design critics had either practiced before academia or were practicing in conjunction with their teaching. This gave them valuable insight and contributed to the assigned projects being more useful and compelling as teaching devices. Even after 40 years, I have kept in contact with several of my instructors to this day.
A particular highlight of this non-insular quality of the department was my semester with Louis I Khan as my 4th year critic. He came to the university as an architect and a traveling professor and inspired me to evolve with the issues natural light and spatial volumetrics.
It also must be said that upon receiving my B-Arch from Illinois, I found that this document carried much weight within the profession and ultimately with top architectural firms, making my first job search both a success and a pleasure.”
On hiring Illinois graduates:
“Our office has always had good experiences with University of Illinois graduates we’ve hired and have been rewarded with well-rounded and highly efficient architects that come prepared with training in the latest technology and related software as well as a foundational knowledge that allows for quick integration within ongoing office projects.”
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