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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

October 15, 2015

Mohamed Boubekri, Associate Professor, most recent book Daylighting Design: Planning Strategies and Best Practice Solutions was published by Birkhaüser Verlag. This is a follow-up book to his previous book: Daylighting, Architecture and Health published by the Architectural Press/Elsevier.  


Associate Professor Erik M Hemingway's creative design/preservation and research work on his Urbana Modernist residence was featured in the December/January 2015 Dwell Issue in an article entitled "Buy A Piece of American Modernism with these 8 For Sale Homes". It was the first of eight featured with other homes designed by Phillip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, and Frank Lloyd Wright.


The Urbana Modernist residence was also featured again in Curbed with an article "Oh Look, Someone already restored this 1967 Home For You". Erik is currently designing a Pre-Fab addition to an A. Quincy Jones designed Eichler in Los Angeles, based on this previous work and his continued research on flat pack/ fabrication.


The School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Thérèse F. Tierney was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. She is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Illinois Informatics Institute where her research focuses on networked urbanism.


Associate Professor of Architecture Thérèse F Tierney was invited to exhibit “ZIPBox Housing:  a transit-oriented development” at MIT Disrupting Mobilities: A Global Summit Investigating Sustainable Futures, November 11-13, Cambridge, MA, co-convened by Ryan Chin, City Science Initiative, MIT media lab and Susan Shaheen, TSRC, University of California Berkeley.  The Disruptive Mobility Summit brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of current innovations within mobility networks.

The UIUC advisory board unanimously approved Tierney’s joint appointment with the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory.   Faculty are appointed to the Unit in recognition of the relevance of their research and teaching to theoretically informed interdisciplinary work. Tierney’s transdisciplinary research on 21st c. urbanism, “Point clouds, locative media, and digitizing the image of the city” is featured in a multimedia exhibition titled "Now/There: Scenes from a Post Geographical City" in Los Angeles from Sept -24 -Oct 29.  In December, the exhibition travels to Shenzhen, China as part of the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism + Architecture, curated by Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner, ETH Zurich, and Doreen Heng Liu.










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