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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

February 7, 2013

Associate Professor Brian Schermer, Sherry Ahrentzen (University of Florida), and Carole Deprés (Université Laval) are pleased to announce the publication of their co-edited book: Building Bridges, Blurring Boundaries: The Milwaukee School in Environment-Behavior Studies. With 12 chapters authored by UWM graduates and other contributions, this book celebrates the nature, history and ongoing contributions of UW-Milwaukee’s PhD Program in Architecture. It also celebrates the program's values —namely an understanding of architecture and built and natural settings as the locus of human endeavor and the conviction that research and design application can enhance the quality of people’s lives. View the book at Blurb:

Professor Mark Keane, President of, and Prof. Linda Keane, SAIC, Director of, are organizing a special session on K-12 design education at the upcoming ACSA National Conference in San Francisco. Please come to engage the panel of invited national organizations including the Vitruvius Program, Association of Architectural Organizations, Ace Mentor, San Francisco Builds, Kid MOB, and AIAS for discourse on STEM to STEAM, digital outreach to national high schools, marketing design fields to the next generation, project based learning, and design education as a means to integrate the traditional silos of K-12 education.  Session TH 3/21 3:30. Contact

Assistant professor Karl Wallick recently won an AIA Cincinnati merit award for his County Line Barn project. This April, Prof. Wallick will be coordinating the symposium, Evolutionary Infrastructure, with Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi as part of the 2013 Urban Edge Award. The symposium will include a multidisciplinary panel of innovators in the fields of architecture, infrastructure, art, landscape, ecology, and urban design. The UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning introduced the biennial Urban Edge Award in 2006 to recognize excellence in urban design and the ability of individuals to create major, positive change within the public realm.

Associate Professor Chris Cornelius received the Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Submission in the 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation Competition. The Ken Roberts Memorial delineation competition is the oldest architectural drawing competition in the world. Cornelius also had a second submission selected as a finalist in the Physical Submission category. Both drawings will be a part of an exhibit of all of the 2012 winners sponsored by AIA Dallas.

Associate Professor Manu Sobti’s photo exhibit titled “Silk Road Travels 1” is a collation of select images from his extensive travels across the vast expanses of Central Asia and China. While his images capture the silence, solitude, resonance of these landscapes, Sobti also views architecture and its urban/rural settings as the rich background that plays out complex human choreographies and everyday stories. He examines the multiplicity of times and traditions within his deliberate framing of the background, foreground and middle ground in each rendition, connected to his special way of telling his stories. The exhibition runs from January 23 – March 3rd at the Studio Lounge in Milwaukee.


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