Assistant Professor Jeremy Foster
joined the faculty of the Department of Architecture as a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2012. Foster’s research focus includes the history and theory of landscapes, cities and built environments, and the role of socio-spatial practices and ideologies in shaping urban environments. He is the author of Washed with Sun: Landscape and the Making of White South Africa
(2008, University of Pittsburgh Press) along with numerous scholarly articles. He was educated at the University of Cape Town, University of Pennsylvania, and University of London.
Mark Cruvellier has been promoted to the rank of full professor in the Department of Architecture. As Chairman of the Department, Cruvellier was also appointed to the Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Professorship of Architecture.
Kent Kleinman has been appointed to a second five-year term as the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, beginning July 1, 2013.
Assistant Professor Jenny Sabin was commissioned by Nike as part of their new FlyKnit Collective to design, fabricate, and build a pavilion structure in New York City. Nike’s FlyKnit Collective is a platform for creative innovators worldwide to generate dialogue around and interact with the fundamental design principals of performance, lightness, formfitting, and sustainability, ultimately converting these abstract benefits into practical, physical structures and spaces that inspire the communities around them in transformative ways. The pavilion is made from threads that change color in the sun or glow at night. The pavilion opened Sept. 15, 2012 and is up through Nov. 4, 2012 at Nike Bowery Stadium, 276 Bowery, New York City.
Milstein Hall, internationally recognized for its design since opening in August 2011, has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 47,000-square-foot Milstein Hall is an addition to the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and provides studio space for 200 students, a gallery, critique spaces, and a 250-seat auditorium.