Associate Professor and Associate Director for the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy Paul Kapp’s essay, “Intangible Industrial Heritage,” was chosen as one of only eight essays for the US/ICOMOS Report, With a World of Heritage So Rich, a report commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. You can read his essay and the others on this website: http://www.usicomos.org/about/wwhsr/
Dr. Lee W. Waldrep, Administrator for Undergraduate Student Services in the Illinois School of Architecture, has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois’ 2016 Nathan Clifford Ricker Award, recognizing his dedication and talent as an architecture educator in Illinois. The award was presented on October 24 in a ceremony that was attended by school students and faculty, as well as representatives of AIA Illinois.
AIA Illinois Annual Honor Awards
Policies for Action (P4A) today announced $248,250 in grant funding for a research project on which Lynne Dearborn, PhD, associate professor in the School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts, will serve as co-principal investigator, along with the principal investigator, Sherry Ahrentzen, PhD, professor at the University of Florida Shimberg Center for Housing Studies.
A group of 11 students spent four days this fall measuring every inch of the Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg, which architect Paul Schweikher built in 1937 as his home and studio. They are now producing detailed drawings of the home, which Schweikher called an “essay in brick, redwood and glass.” The students are part of architecture professor Paul Kapp’s course on recording historic buildings. To read more, please visit this link.
The Olympic Tribute, first dedicated in 1991 and designed by Professor Jeffery Poss, FAIA, was recognized in a 25th Anniversary ceremony at Dodd's Park on Saturday October 1, 2016. The event included the induction of five new athletes into the Monument.
For the event, the Tribute was re-landscaped with native species of Prairie Dropseed, Butterfly Weed, and Lady’s Mantle. It also has a new mow strip and other improvements.
The Illinois School of Architecture’s Master of Architecture degree program is among DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s “Top 25 Programs 2016-17 According to Hiring Professionals.” The ranking of NAAB-accredited degree programs appears in DI’s Q3 2016 issue, just released. DI compiles the rankings after a wide-ranging survey of “professional practitioners who hire and supervise” graduates of architecture programs.