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Illinois Institute of Technology

September 20, 2011

Donna Robertson FAIA, the dean of the college of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has submitted her resignation:  http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/Robertson-To-Resign-as-Dean-at-IIT.aspx

“Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention” at The Art Institute of Chicago opened to the public on Friday, 16 September 2011.  This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the architect’s work, and positions Goldberg’s career within a broad historical framework from his experimental origins at the Bauhaus to his visionary plans for the postwar American city. The exhibition is designed by IIT Associate Professor, John Ronan, John Ronan Architects and graphic designers Studio Blue. The catalogue: Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention is accompanied by a fully illustrated, 192-page catalogue designed by Studio Blue and published by Yale University Press. http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/exhibition/bertrandgoldberg

Robert J. Krawczyk was promoted to Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs and Catherine Wetzel to Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs.

A memorial service for Associate Dean Peter Beltemacchi, will be held on Saturday, 29 October 2011 in S.R. Crown Hall on the Main Campus. Details will be announced on the IIT website.

College of Architecture Board of Overseer, Adrian Smith is featured in the Chicago Sun Times Newspaper. The Chicago-based firm of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing what is to be the world’s tallest building, Kingdom Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea. The proposed Kingdom Tower will be more than 3,280 feet high and have a total construction area of 5.7 million square feet, according to a release from the architecture and design firm. <http://www.suntimes.com/6840095-417/chicago-firm-designing-worlds-tallest-building.html>

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats Executive Director and IIT Studio Associate Professor, Antony Wood is featured in an article on FoxNews.com After 9/11: How to Build a Safer Skyscraper. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/11/after-11-how-to-build-safer-skyscraper/#ixzz1Y3qrvcxa

Architect, futurist, and IIT faculty Marshall Brown has dedicated his career to pondering and predicting the city of tomorrow: http://www.chicagohumanities.org/en/Genres/Arts-And-Architecture/2011f-The-City-of-the-Future.aspx

Susan Conger-Austin, a faculty member in the College of Architecture, recently returned from an international design workshop in Santiago, Chile.  Professor Conger-Austin was invited to participate along with six universities: the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, the Escola da Cidade, Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina and the School of Architecture, Universidad la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. IIT was the only American University invited. The purpose of the workshop was to analyze and develop strategies on how to integrate the Mapocho river  - which runs through most of Santiago -  into urban public spaces to be used by all. Each teams presented their final proposals to officials from Santiago’s Planning Department and various academic heads.  

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