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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

January 27, 2012

Assistant Professor Karl Wallick's article "Generative Processes: Thick Drawing" will be published in the February 2012 issue of The International Journal of Art & Design Education. Wallick's recently published book on Kieran Timberlake Inquiry was selected as a notable book for 2011 on the website by Phil Patton, a writer for the New York Times.

Graduate students Curtis Ryan, Sara Maas, Kyle Blomquist, and Megan Gelazus were one of five winning teams of the Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs sponsored by PG&E and the San Francisco AIA. The work was part of Adjunct faculty Nick Cascarano’s Competitions Studio in collaboration with Associate Professor Mike Utzinger’s Fundamentals of Ecological Architecture.

Associate Professor James Wasley (UWM), along with Emily Kilroy and Associate Professor John Quale (UVA) have edited "Carbon Neutral Affordable Housing: A Guidebook for Providers, Designers and Students of Affordable Housing." The work was sponsored by the AIA, Society of Building Science Educators and other sources.  

The Rice Design Alliance's Spotlight Award honored Associate Professor Grace La and Adjunct faculty James Dallman of the firm, LA DALLMAN.  The international award, which recognizes exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their professional careers, carries a cash prize and invitation to lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  LA DALLMAN is the first United States practice to receive the prize, which was previously awarded to acclaimed architects Antón García-Abril of Spain and Sou Fujimoto of Japan.  

LA DALLMAN was also invited to lecture about their work at several universities and institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, Drury University, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The National Building Museum.  Additional speaking and professional engagements include Grace La serving as a juror and panelist for the American Institute of Architects Minnesota Convention; and James Dallman serving as juror and panelist for 2011 Critical Mass, held at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Design projects by LA DALLMAN are recently published in Small Scale (Princeton Architectural Press); and Architectural Highlights (Shanglin A&C).

Associate Professor Mo Zell and Adjunct faculty Marc Roehlre will present design research in collaboration with their firm bauenstudio at the ACSA National Conference in Boston. The projects to be presented in the poster session include ‘Chicago REDOX: Reduction/Oxidation’, in collaboration with graduate student Keith Hayes, and ‘Balmart: Reclaiming Public Space’.

Professor Mark Keane, UW-Milwaukee, and Prof. Linda Keane, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be offering K-12 design education teacher in-services in Madison, Milwaukee and Racine in the coming months. is the award winning host curriculum greening K-12 education across the country. will also be part of a panel at the National Art Educators Association in New York in March 2012.  If interested in the possibility of a K-12 design education forum at the San Francisco ACSA conference in 2013, contact <>. In the meantime visit

UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning is pleased to announce the formation of a new Fellowship Program, offering one-year fellowships in the areas of design instruction and architectural research.  The fellowships are geared toward focusing and expanding design research, energizing the architectural curriculum with current discourse, as well as confirming an academic career path for candidates in the formative stage of their professional lives. Innovative and emerging designers, architecture practitioners, and scholars are encouraged to conduct design research and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of studios and seminars.  Further information about the new program, such as the submission requirements and deadline of March 13, 2012, can be found on the SARUP and UWM websites.

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