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University of Texas At San Antonio

March 19, 2014

A number of faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Architecture have recently published books, curated exhibitions, engaged in leadership roles in professional organizations, led innovative graduate design studios, and received design awards for built work.

Dr. Antonio Petrov, Assistant Professor has published, New Geographies 5: The Mediterranean, (Harvard University Press, 2013) that recasts the region as a contemporary phenomenon; making spatial its formation as a larger geographic entity and challenging the conventional boundaries between cities and hinterlands. Dr. Angela Lombardi, Assistant Professor has coedited Lima, The Historic Center: Analysis and Restoration/ Centro Histórico. Conocimiento y restauración / Centro storico. Conoscenza e restauro, (Peru: Patrizia / Rome: Gangemi editore, 2012), that identifies and evaluates the endangered architectural heritage of Lima, Peru and was published in English, Spanish, and Italian. Edward Burian, Associate Professor has had his forthcoming book, The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to Present, (University of Texas Press, 2015) that explores the undervalued architectural culture of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California, accepted for publication and is currently in production.

Ian Caine, Assistant Professor had his research on urban morphology and sprawl, Traveling on Fredericksburg Road: 120 Years in 12 Miles, exhibited at the Institute for Texas Culture from September 19th-December 15th 2013 and was also discussed the exhibition on public radio. From the Dept. of Urban Planning, Dr. Maggie Valentine, Professor has published, John H. Kampmann, Master Builder: San Antonio’s German Influence in the 19th Century,” (Beaufort Books, 2014) that explores Kampmann’s architectural legacy that transformed 19th C. San Antonio, TX . A recent symposium and exhibit Walter Eugene George and the Cultural Legacy of the Rio Grande examined the work of retired UTSA faculty member Eugene George who recently passed away, that was held at the Institute for Texas Culture on Feb. 1st-28th 2014. George held the first San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professorship and during his career he generated some 500 drawings and 16,000 collected photographs focusing on the “Rio Grande Corridor” between Eagle Pass, TX and Brownsville, TX.  William Dupont, FAIA, Professor and and Dr. Angela Lombardi, Assistant Professor recently participated in a program in Iraq to train historic conservationists sponsored by World Monuments Fund, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Embassy.

Kevin McClellan, Adjunct Professor, was featured in Texas Architect, (March/April 2014)  for his innovative work with TEX-FAB, http://www.tex-fab.net/, a nonprofit organization that connects professionals, students, and the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry to advance the discipline of architecture in its adoption of digital fabrication.

Noted Mexico City architect Javier Sánchez http://jsa.com.mx/ was the initial Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Critic for 2013. His graduate studio examined Col. Atlampa, the last remaining parcel of underutilized urban land in the central core of Mexico City, and the studio produced an urban design proposal and mixed use projects. Andrew Kudless of MATSYS in Oakland, CA http://matsysdesign.com/ will be the Dean’s Distinguished 2014 Visiting Critic, teaching a graduate studio focusing on digital fabrication.

Finally, Candid Rogers, AIA, Adjunct Professor, and Diane Hays, FAIA, Senior Lecturer and Interior Design Coordinator, won 2012 San Antonio AIA Design Awards. Rogers received a merit award for his “Dos Diez” residential extension to an 1872 stone cottage in San Antonio, TX; while Hays received an Honor Award for her two UTSA Dept. of Architecture design-build studio projects at Bexar County’s Raymond Russell Park in San Antonio, TX. For further information on these news items and other recent news see the UTSA Dept. of Architecture website at http://architecture.utsa.edu/academic-programs/department-of-architecture/.

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