Professor Mohamed Boubekri
was selected as a 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar. He will be working in building
technology at Arel University in Turkey.
Assistant Professor Kenny
authored/edited two new publications: Use Matters: An Alternative History of
(Routledge, 2013, ed.); and The Social Project: Housing Postwar
(University of Minnesota Press, 2014, author).
Professor Kenny Cupers also received full funding from the Campus Research
Board for six-weeks of summer travel for his continued research on
“Architectural Modernism and Environmental Science in Imperial Germany.”
Professor Lynne Dearborn
received the 2013-2014 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement in
recognition for her work of many years with public and community organizations
in the Midwest and internationally, including the Land of Lincoln Legal
Assistance in St. Clair County, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, and the
Olivette Park Neighborhood Association.
In addition, she has been invited by the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Architecture to be the lead instructor in the ACSA Haiti Design
Challenge International Service-Learning Studio in the summer of 2014.
Professor Kevin Erickson
recently invited by actress Bette Midler and her non-profit organization the
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to participate in a design competition for
a boat storage facility and outdoor classroom in Sherman Creek Park along the
Harlem River in Upper Manhattan, along with eight other emerging New York based
architects. In addition, Kevin was also invited by Winnipeg-based 5468796
Architecture to collaborate in their Canadian Prix de Rome Prize Project “Table
for Twelve,” a traveling research project that invited prominent voices in
eight international cities to discuss the factors that create a strong
commitment to architecture in these places. Kevin hosted the NYC dinner along
with Kyle May, editor of CLOG Journal
urban design work of Associate Professor Erik
was a Selected Featured Project for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture
Triennial, Open Professional Category International Competition. Hemingway’s residential design work was 1 of
54 International projects selected for the publication Global Architecture Houses Project 2014 A.D.A. Edita, Tokyo
. His project was also featured in the
exhibition at Global Architecture Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Professor Paul Kapp was selected as a 2013-14 Fulbright scholar. He is currently completing his resident
research at the University of Birmingham in the
United Kingdom. Associate Professor Paul Kapp was also the keynote speaker at the Sixth International
Conference on Industrial Heritage at the University of Rijeka in Rijeka,
Croatia on April 25, 2014.
Associate Professor Joy Malnar’s co-authored book New Architecture on Indigenous Lands
(University of Minnesota Press, 2013) was reviewed by Choice and the Art Libraries Society of North America. It was also listed on A Daily Dose of Architecture as
one of John Hill's select group of recommendations for the 2013 year. During the 2014 summer she will be giving presentations on
her book at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas and at the AIA 2014 National Convention in
Chicago. Her article, “Architectural Design for Living Artifacts,” was
published in Multi-sensory Museum: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective on
Multiple Modalities of a Museum Experience edited by Dr. Pascual-Leone and
Dr. Nina v. K. Levent (AltaMira, Press, 2014). She will be presenting material
from this chapter at the The Inclusive Museum Conference in Los Angeles. Her
book, Sensory Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) was the topic
of Cyrus Stuart Kerr’s paper, “A review of the evidence on the importance of
sensory design for intelligent buildings,” in the journal Intelligent
Buildings International, 2013 Vol. 5, No. 4, 204–212. She will be a keynote speaker at the ScentWorld
conference in New York.
Professor Heather Minor
has been awarded full funding from the Research
Board for summer research for her project entitled “The Art of Winckelmann:
dF Chair Jeffery Poss
, received a Mies Van Der
Rohe Special Recognition Award for his project Meditation Hut III “Victor” in the 2014 AIA Honor Awards. The
design award recognizes innovation in overall concept design or detail.
The Nathan Clifford Ricker Award recognized Assistant Professor Mark Taylor
, Associate AIA, of the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for his dedication and talent as an AIA
Associate member architecture educator in Illinois. A large component of
Taylor’s humanitarian work in Haiti and in the agricultural U.S. has an
educational component, and he often brings his research into the classroom
where he hopes to inspire the next generation of architects to work with
underserved communities. His students at the University of Illinois welcome the
opportunities he provides to use their skills in real-world situations, such as
an assessment of a hospital partially destroyed by the 2010 Haitian Earthquake
and the development of a new master plan. Taylor also aims to reach a wider
audience through online open source resources and informative videos.
Professor Mark Taylor was recognized at the 2014
AIA Illinois Honor Awards and received the Nathan Clifford Ricker Honor Award
for his dedication and talent as an AIA Associate member architecture educator.
He consistently brings his humanitarian work in Haiti and in the agricultural
U.S into the classroom, to inspire the next generation of architects to work
with underserved communities. Taylor
also aims to reach a wider audience through online open source resources and
Assistant Professor Therese Tierney
has received Honorable Mention
award from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) Prizes
for her research entitled “Reappropriating Social Media: Internet Activism,
Counterpublics & Implications”, April 8, 2014.
Professor Thérèse Tierney also had an Invited Interview: "Is Paris a
Smarter City than New York?" PRIME HubTech, August 23, 2013
Professor Tierney recently authored, “Will 3D Printing RevolutionizeArchitecture?,” Illinois MakerLab, BIF Design Education, February 6, 2014.
In addition, she was an Invited Lecturer and Panel
Moderator: "How Can Big Data Boost Urban Resilience?" The conference
was organized by California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies
(CaFEET), Stanford University, CA, November 22, 2013.
Professor Marci Uihlein
has received full funding from the Campus Research
Board for her research on “The Structural Engineer as Designer: Architecture’s
Professor Marci Uihlein received the 2013 Building Technology Educators’
Society (BTES) Emerging Faculty Award.
This national award recognizes a “rising educator in building technology
education who has demonstrated particular excellence in teaching and innovation
during the formative years of their architectural teaching career.”
the Urbana campus, Lorado Taft’s Alma
Mater bronze sculpture has been restored and re-dedicated. For the school’s
contribution to the dedication time capsule, Visiting Instructor Brian Vesely
designed a “Primitive Hut” artifact of hydraulic cement
cast into a 3D printed mold. The surface articulation on the sides of the
artifact is binary code – a protruding sphere indicating 1, and a subtracted
sphere indicating 0. The binary code describes the School’s Spring 2014 Lecture
, China's first ever
multi-disciplinary journal on historic preservation, has named ACSA
Distinguished Professor James
as featured columnist for the quarterly
publication. "Value in the Vernacular"
will begin "The
Warfield Column" in the premier issue of the journal in