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June 4, 2013

Associate Professor, Eric J. Jenkins published the chapter, "A Bit of Europe in Maryland: The Bata Colony in Belcamp" in the book Company Towns of the Bata Concern (Franz Steiner Verlag) edited by Ondrej Sevecek and Martin Jemelka).  In addition, Jenkins' book Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture Through Freehand Drawing (Birkhauser) has been released as an EPUB electronic book and is available on iTunes. The EPUB is unique in that drawings can be reviewed at full scale and the searchable index allows for non-linear readings. Jenkins also lectured and directed a workshop on analytical freehand sketching at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Associate Professor Adnan Morshed received a publication grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art in Spring 2013. In addition, Professor Morshed was one of the organizers of a conference focusing on the challenges of sustainable growth in developing economies at Berkeley in February and a guest speaker in the Spring Lecture Series of the University of Utah's School of Architecture in March.

Associate Professor Julie Ju-Youn Kim will present the work of the Comprehensive Building Design Studio, entitled "Down the Rabbit Hole and Out Again: Building Technology in the Design Studio" at the BTES 2013 Conference in Rhode Island.  Kim was has also been invited to present her research project on the body, architecture and dwelling (Villa of Veils + Unwrapping the Hanbok) at the Third Annual International Conference on Architecture in Athens, Greece in June 2013.  Recently the studio in which Kim partners, c2architecturestudio, was recognized with an Award of Merit for infoCUBE: light monitors by the 2013 AIA DC Unbuilt Competition.

Adjunct Professor Mark McInturff, FAIA was awarded two Washingtonian Residential Design Awards for his Chesapeake Bay House and Gresser Johnson House.

Visiting Critics and E/L Studio firm principals Elizabeth Emerson and Mark Lawrence earned Washingtonian Residential Design Awards for their 63rd Avenue and Lincoln Street residences.

Each summer, CUA School of Architecture and Planning features numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses. Among these are design studios and elective courses, including history of architecture, graphics, furniture design, theory and computer-aided design/fabrication. The CUA 2013 Summer Institute for Architecture (SIA) is pleased to offer the NADAAA Design studio, led by Nader Tehrani, as the feature summer studio. Julian Palacio, Lecturer, will collaborate with Tehrani in offering this advanced level design studio. The SIA will also host a summer speaker series with Mark Sexton (Krueck and Sexton, Chicago); Lyn Rice (Rice+Lipka, NYC); Nader Tehrani (NADAAA, Boston); and Andrea Leers (Leers Weinzapfel, Boston). Please visit the CUArch website (architecture.cua.edu) or contact SIA Director Julie Kim for more information.

Two CUArch students received awards in the 2013 AIA DC Unbuilt Competition, Andrew Baldwin received an Award of Excellence for his thesis project, Lacrosse as Sacred Iroquois Tradition: The Architecture of Cultural Representation, and Philip Goolkasian received an Award of Merit for his project, the South Capitol Natatorium.

Photo Andrew Baldwin, AIA DC Unbuilt Award 2013

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