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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

June 2, 2015

ACSA News – 5.27.15

On April 14, 2015 Mark Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Illinois School of Architecture, was honored with the 2015 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement for his untiring contributions to improve lives in Haiti. Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Taylor made numerous trips to Léogâne, the town at the epicenter of the quake, to help assess the damage in the town and develop schematic designs for a school, a hospital, and a midwifery training center. His trips revealed the enormous challenges related to building safe and resilient structures, in a country where many people live on less than $1 a day. Undaunted by these challenges, Taylor developed collaborations, both internationally and locally, to improve building design, construction practices and the quality of locally produced building materials. The Kay Fanm Yo (Women’s House) was completed in January 2013.


Illinois School of Architecture, Assistant Professor, Sudarshan Krishnan, will be one of the key speakers at the conference “State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Structures and Materials” organized by the Universidad de Las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE) in Quito, Ecuador, in July 2015. The title of his lecture is “Design of Cable and Suspension Structures.” He will also be delivering a series of special lectures to the civil engineering students at the Universidad Central del Ecuador and ESPE on the "planning of structural systems for medium and high-rise structures," with an emphasis on seismic considerations. 


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