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University of Minnesota

December 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Lisa Hsieh's essay, "The Architecture Utters Nothing" was recently published in issue number 35 of the excellent architecture journal Log.

Associate Professor John Comazzi curated (with Lecturer Christian Korab) an exhibition on the architecture photography of Balthazar Korab at the Dallas Center for Architecture. Professor Comazzi also delivered a public lecture on Korab's Life and career. Info can be found here:

Professor Tom Fisher spoke at TEDxMinneapolis recently about the future of cities and the on-demand economy. You can watch his talk here.

Associate Professor Blaine Brownell delivered a talk at the AIA Colorado Convention in October. His talk was entitled:  "Material Agency: The Disruptive Nature of Architectural Innovation." Professor Brownell continues to write weekly blog posts for Architect Magazine. His most recent writing can be found here: Link

Professor Mary Guzowski recently presented a daylighting workshop on "Places of Light: Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano on Daylighting and the Kimbell Art Museum" at the Society of Building Science Educator's 2015 Retreat at the Mountain Learning Center in Highlands, North Carolina.

A number of our faculty members spoke at this year's AIA Minnesota Convention, which took place last week:

Blaine Brownell

Renee Cheng

John Comazzi

Rosemary Dolata

Tom Fisher

Richard Graves

Tom Meyer

Doug Pierce

Molly Reichert

Marc Swackhamer

James Wheeler

Bruce Wright

Blaine Brownell, Marc Swackhamer, and Blair Satterfield (UBC) curated an exhibit on their book Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature, which is now on display in the HGA Gallery in Rapson Hall, at the University of Minnesota. The following faculty members who were recently awarded internal Architecture Seed Grants for research and projects that advance the mission of the School of Architecture:

Ozayr Saloojee - Scaling Systems

John Comazzi - Learning Through Making

Julia Robinson - Dutch Complex Housing Symposium Program Development

Bill Conway - Linear Urbanism

Andrew Lucia - Taxonomy of Structural Curvature & Light Signatures

Andrzej Piotrowski - Architecture and Digital Humanities

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