January 18th, 2013

January 17, 2013

Dear Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumni,

The School of Architecture is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its year-long Study Abroad Program. For 43 years the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has been the oldest uninterrupted year-long architecture Study Abroad Program with its own faculty. Indeed the year-long Versailles Program has defined the academic standards by which all other U.S. architecture study abroad programs are measured.

October 25th, 2012

Professor David Chasco, Director of the University of Illinois School of Architecture, has announced that UIUC Professor Emeritus James Warfield has been named to the faculty of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Shanghai's Tongji University, and, simultaneously, to the Board of Editors of China's new professional journal Heritage Architecture. By this appointment, Warfield joins a list of honorary and advisory professors at Tongji that includes: Chinese American architect I. M.

October 10th, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It started as a mess of paper towels pinned around a foam core frame and plopped onto the table in Kevin Erickson’s office. Erickson, a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois, used scissors to cut a couple of holes in the towels and decided he liked this organic, gourd-shaped assemblage. With time and “development” – a word Erickson uses frequently – that paper towel model grew into a construction that claimed first prize in an international design competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

August 24th, 2012

Eight students from the School of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture joined Professor James Warfield in hosting the faculty of the College of Architecture and the Urban Planning at Tongji University at a 25th anniversary banquet celebrating CAUP’s longest affiliation with a foreign university.

On June 28, 2013 at Restaurant Faglioni, César Pelli, FAIA was presented with the Metro New York Illini Club Big Apple Illini of the Year Award by Illini Club President Tony D’Anzica.  The Illinois School of Architecture Director David M. Chasco, FAIA introduced César Pelli, FAIA to the dinner crowd.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise was also in attendance to honor César Pelli.