David William Davis, age 74, died peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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/
Associate Professor Kevin Erickson and his co-curators lectured at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on April 4, discussing their project 5x5 Participatory Provocations.
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/
A new book by Clinical Associate Professor Randall Deutsch has just been published titled, "Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD 2017)".
Lecturer David Emmons recently collaborated with former ISoA exchange student Claire Gaspin on a competition entry entitled "The Summit" which was awarded a “Finalist Mention” in the Castle Resort Competition, sponsored by Y.A.C. (Young Architects Competitions). The international competition asked designers to envision a visitor's resort among the ruins of a 12th century castle in Roccamandolfi, Italy.
Professor Emeritus James Warfield delivered the inaugural speech and joined eminent Chinese preservationist Ruan Yisan in cutting the ribbon to officially launch the first issue of China's new and first English-language architecture journal Built Heritage. Leaders in the field of architectural conservation from 16 nations participated in the Shanghai ceremony.
School of Architecture faculty members Scott Murray and Marci Uihlein have each been selected to present their research at the upcoming Conference of the Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) in Des Moines, Iowa, in June.
Additionally, Marci Uihlein will be chairing the MATERIALS session at the conference, while Scott Murray will chair the BUILDING SKINS session.
The School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Lowell Miller has been appointed as its Fabrication Coordinator. In this role, Mr. Miller manages the school’s extensive woodshop and fabrication operations located in the Architecture Annex. He also works closely with faculty members who are offering design studios and seminars that involve use of woodshop and fabrication equipment.