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Illinois Institute of Technology

August 26, 2011

Donna V. Robertson FAIA, Dean, John and Jeanne Rowe Chair was the Keynote Lecturer for the Hunter Douglas Archiprix Tour 2011. The study trip is with 190 people from 22 countries. The majority of the audience are architects of the better to best level in their respective countries. The event was held on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL.

Associate Professor, Frank Flury, participated as a Design/Build/Learn panelist at the Gene Siskel Film Center in the 
"Design Directs Everything" Architecture & Design Film Festival on
 May 5-9, 2011, Chicago, IL. 
Welcome to the nation's largest film festival celebrating the creative spirit behind some of the worlds' most remarkable architecture and design. At this year's festival, we are showing 39 films from 11 countries that range in length from two minutes to 93 minutes, and run the gamut from feature length films to seldom screened documentaries and prize-winning shorts.

Assistant Professor, Marshall Brown appears in a d
ocumentary film about the Atlantic Yards Project, 
The Battle for Brooklyn, in which he has been involved for the past eight years. The film played at the 
Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, 4 June and Wednesday, 8 June 2011.

Assistant Professor, Sean Keller discusses the design of the Willis Tower, for a Medill Reports article last Tuesday on Chicago skyscrapers. 

John Ronan Architects and Ross Barney Architects were recognized with merit awards at the American Institute of Architects’ Educational Facility Design Awards. AIA’s press release notes that the program aims to “identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design, and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities.”

Associate Professor John Ronan’s  firm, John Ronan Architects, received a merit award for Chicago’s Gary Comer College Prep, a design which the committee thought “reflects the youth and optimism of [the school’s] faculty and students.”

Adjunct Professor Carol Ross Barney’s firm, Ross Barney Architects, was also recognized with a merit award for James | Swenson Civil Engineering Building in Duluth, Minnesota.  The LEED Gold certified building highlights design elements related to the field of civil engineering.

Assistant Professor Christopher Rockey participated as a jury member in the ACSA/AISC Steel Student Design Competition in Washington, D.C. 

College of Architecture Board of OverseerJohn Syvertsen of OWPP / Cannon Design, was also a jury member.


Adjunct Professor, Barbara Geiger just published a book titled, Low-Key Genius: The Life and Work of Landscape-Gardener O.C. Simonds

by Barbara Geiger
Publication Date: May 14, 2011

Adjunct Associate Professor, John DeSalvo. The June 2011 issue of Dwell highlights “Church Residence,” a Michigan City, Ind. home designed by IIT Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture John DeSalvo and his firm, John DeSalvo Design. The house serves as a weekend home for Chicago-based surgeon Nancy Church and her husband.

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