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
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/.