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Washington University in St. Louis

April 13, 2015

2014 URSA Grants Awarded
WUSTL'S Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has announced the eight winners of the 2014 University Research Strategic Alliance grants, which provide one-year, $25,000 seed funding to full-time university faculty members. Recipients include Catalina Freixas, assistant professor of architecture, and Arye Nehorai, PhD, the Eugene & Martha Lohman Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, for research titled "Quantifying Benefits of Vacant Land Utilization in Shrinking Cities." 

Zeuler Lima
Built Works: Lina Bo Bardi  
In this opening lecture, associate professor Zeuler Lima, PhD, will discussed Built Works: Lina Bo Bardi, which he curated. The exhibition, produced with the curatorial assistance of MArch students Marina Miers and Colby Perrine, presented a chronological analysis of the Italian-Brazilian architect's oeuvre through a collection of digital renderings and photographs taken by Lima and Nelson Kon.
Associate professor Zeuler Lima, PhD, delivered a presentation titled Lina Bo Bardi House: Betwixt and Between as part of a symposium on modern Latin American design hosted by the Americas Society's Visual Arts program. 
Designing a Sustainable Future in a Divided City: Johannesburg and St. Louis
John Hoal, associate professor and chair of the MUD program, delivered the lecture, Designing a Sustainable Future in a Divided City: Johannesburg and St. Louis, as part of the 2015 MLA Saturday Lecture Series. His talk raised awareness about what he calls the greatest challenge facing the emergence of sustainable communities: social and environmental justice, and the related economic inequities.
New Orleans Under Reconstruction
Martin C. Pederson's review of the book New Orleans Under Construction: The Crisis of Planning for Architectural Record includes a quote from an essay by associate professor Derek Hoeferlin. Titled "Architectural Activism through Multiple Scales, Programs, Venues and Collaborations," Hoeferlin's chapter of the book includes student work from WUSTL architecture studios.
Race & Ethnicity: A Day of Discovery & Dialogue 
The WUSTL community came together to explore the important issues of race and ethnicity at this university-wide event. Race & Ethnicity: A Day of Discovery and Dialogueincluded a series of panel conversations and open forums with scholars, students, and leaders, exploring challenges that the university community is facing, particularly in light of recent events in the St. Louis region and across the country.

Panelists from the Sam Fox School included associate professor Bob Hansman (opening event) and associate professor Denise Ward-Brown (The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity). 
Public Lecture Series:
 Living Better Than Inhabiting 
Javier Maroto, the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor of Architecture, will deliver a talk titled Living Better Than Inhabiting to kick off the spring 2015 Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. Maroto and his partner, Alvaro Soto, co-founded the firms SOLID architecture and Maremoto Paisajes in 2001 to carry out projects of architecture, urbanism, and landscape in an holistic manner. Maroto's lecture will focus on the construction of a paradox between living and inhabiting. The needs and the aspirations settled within the current frame of our lives should be squeezed and mingle to redefine a new contemporary space concept suitable to a better and more conscious lifestyle.  
LIMA featured in Journal of the Architecture Program at TUM, Germany
The January issue of the Journal of the Architecture Program at the Technical University of Munich features an interview with associate professor Zeuler Lima, in which he discusses his book Lina Bo Bardi and his collaboration on the centennial exhibition at the Munich Architecture Museum that celebrates the Italian-Brazilian architect.
Assorted Holiday Paintings for the Modern Home   
Centro Modern Furnishings presents an installation of recent work by professor Stephen Leet.
DFA Panel Discussion: 
The Ethics of Human-Centered Design 
Design for America, a network of student-led studios creating local and social impact through interdisciplinary design, will bring together the following panel of academic and professional experts to explore what it means to design physical, virtual, and systematic solutions for the complex challenges facing individuals and communities:

  • Frank Bergh, BS08 Engineering, director of engineering operations, Socore Energy; co-founder, Engineers Without Borders at WUSTL
  • Heather Corcoran, director, College & Graduate School of Art
  • Bruce Lindsey, dean, College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design

De Andrea Nichols, BFA10, MSW14, director of creative changemaking, Catalysts by Design; community engagement manager, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

OneSTL Conference: 
Linking Research and Practice:
Equitable Economic Growth and Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Equitable Economic & Community Development and Water Infrastructure are the main focus of this year's OneSTL Conference. The topics were chosen based on a survey that asked local government and non-profit representatives to identify priority areas for sustainability and where research could support local decision-making. Speakers with WUSTL ties include: 

  • Assistant professor Patty Heyda and assistant professor Molly Metzger (Brown School), who are are panelists for Workshop I: Equitable Economic Development

Assistant professor Derek Hoeferlin, who is a panelist for Workshop II: Water Infrastructure.
Assorted Holiday Paintings for the Modern Home   
Centro Modern Furnishings presents an installation of recent work by professor Stephen Leet.
Architecture Around the World Lecture Series: 
79 Views of the Gateway Arch  
Visiting assistant professor Justin Scherma discussed 79 Views of the Gateway Arch, a photographic and historical survey of the official neighborhoods of St. Louis as part of the Architecture Around the World Lecture Series. The series is sponsored by The Society of Architectural Historians St. Louis Chapter and Steedman Architectural Library.

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  • Landscape Architecture
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  • book review

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