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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

February 21, 2013
Assistant Professor Thérèse F Tierney’s new book The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of a Networked Society (Routledge Research Series 2013) will be released in June.  In addition, a number of her essays will be published this spring:  "Disentangling Public Space: social media and internet activism" in Thresholds Journal 41 (MIT Press 2013); and "Synthetic Digital Ecologies" a detailed examination of new parametric software strategies and digital fabrication will be published in TRACE/SF.  Prof. Tierney will be presenting a paper entitled "A Manual of Networked Possibilities: Forward Thinking Interventions for Intelligent Cities" at the upcoming ACSA 101 conference in San Francisco in March. It is part of a panel organized by Jason Johnson of CCA and Carlo Ratti, MIT media lab, titled "Exchange Terminals + Interactive Technologies."

The winning competition entry under the professional category of the 2009 Hong Kong Biennial [Bring Your Own Booth],face[GUARD], by Associate Professor Erik M Hemingway and Lecturer Allison Warren was published in the first journal of d3, "dialogue:>ASSEMBLE", International Journal of Architecture + Design, edited by Gregory Marinic & Mary-Jo Schlachter. The 320 pages in full color publication debut was at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.  face[GUARD] was also published in the book Instant Culture, which includes writings and contributions by Shigeru Ban, Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten and many more.  It catalogues the exhibitions and the events including educational tours and forum highlights that took place during the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture located at the future West Kowloon Cultural District.

Associate Professor Hemingway was an invited author to the first issue of "autonomous identities"; International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design edited by Meg Jackson & Jonathon Anderson. The contents of his submission, mies[UPGRADE] are the design specifications for recent hemingway+a/studio flat pack cnc design/fabrication residential work. He has been engaged in the upgrade of a 1957 Mies van der Rohe space in Chicago in a series of self-deployable and sustainable strategies in unconventional outcomes.  mies[UPGRADE] was also selected along with his International Competition for Helsinki Waterfront, harbor re[FIN]ery both for inclusion to the “101_1 Waste(lands) + Material Economies” topic during the Research + Design Project Session/ Exhibition at the 101st ACSA Annual Meeting, March 21-24, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.

Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D.has signed a contract with J. Wiley and Sons for the next edition of Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design to be published in the spring of 2014.  In addition, Waldrep recently presented at the AIA Illinois Conference and will lecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin and the AIA St. Louis Chapter during the spring on the topic of Architecture and Beyond: Opportunities and Beyond.

Botond Bognar, Professor and Edgar A. Tafel Endowed Chair in Architecture has completed three publications, the Post-Bubble Era Japanese Architecture: Its Limitations and Possibilities, which appeared as the entire 2012 No.3 issue of the international architectural magazine Le Carré Bleu; then The Japanese Order of Things, as the booklet accompanying the DVD entitled KOCHUU -- Japanese Architecture: Influences and Origins, published as the arquiq/documental 23 in Barcelona (in Spanish) in 2012; and finally the Architectural Guide JAPAN, which just appeared in 2013 as a major book from DOM Publishers in Berlin.

The small studio, an ongoing series of teaching and research projects that focus on detail and tectonics at the School of Architecture of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the 2012 Honor Award for Sustainable Design from the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Studio Critic Professor Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA received the award on behalf of his spring 2012 graduate architecture design studio and summer 2012 research team for their projects with the Sustainable Student Farm on the UrbanaChampaign campus. The jury praised the project for “its holistic approach, lightly treading on the Earth, use of experimentation, and student and community involvement,” and considered it “an excellent example of a farm to market concept.” Thus far the small studio team has completed: 1) graphics and master plan concepts for the farm, 2) a pair of Portable Deployable Farm Stands to transport and display produce and, 3) the first phase of the Wash/Pack Pavilion, a multiuse structure for preparing produce for market, and as a location for the Fresh Press crop waste papermaking startup.

A team of students from Assistant Professor Kevin Erickson's Fall Graduate Studio received 2nd place in the 'Water _Works' international design competition. An exhibition of their work will be on display in New York City later in the year. 

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