In March, Despina Stratigakos presented the Barbara Miller Lane Lecture at Bryn Mawr College on the theme of her forthcoming book, Hitler at Home. At the 2015 AASL Conference in Toronto she participated together with Annmarie Adams and Lori Brown on the panel, “Voices from the Field: Researching Women in Architecture.” Stratigakos also published an introduction to the work of architectural critic Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, which inaugurated the new Future Archive series of Places Journal.
Annette LeCuyer was a juror with Wendell Burnette for the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) 2015 Design Competition at Penn State.
UB undergraduate students Rahul Ghera and Georine Pierre were prizewinners in the 2015 UB/NOMAS Design Competition.
‘Maritime Monument’ - a review of the new Halifax Public Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Fowler Bauld & Mitchell written by Brian Carter - was published in ‘Canadian Architect’, February 2015.
Mark Shepard participated in a panel session at the Non Discrete Architectures symposium, organized by Penn Design, The University of Pennsylvania. The symposium aimed to catalogue and explore the implications, methods of understanding, research and production of the convergence of the digital and physical, and acknowledge its power in understanding architectural and spatial production.
Joyce Hwang delivered an invited lecture at the School of Art Institute of Chicago on April 2 as part of the Mitchell Lecture Series. Joyce also chaired a paper session titled ‘Beyond Patronage’ at the 2015 ACSA Annual Meeting: The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center, held in Toronto. Additionally, a selection of Joyce’s creative work is currently exhibited at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, as part of an initiative to showcase the work of outstanding Cornell alumni. The exhibition was curated and organized by Elizabeth Saleh, a Teaching Associate and an alum of UB’s B.S.Arch program (2011)
Jordan Geiger has published the edited volume, “Entr’acte: Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture”, with Palgrave Macmillan. The book employs this term from theatre as a model for discussing emerging formations of publics and public space, in particular with the rapidly evolving proliferation of communications technologies. The book brings together authors at intersections of architecture, media study, urban studies and performance. It includes new texts from Paul Virilio, Jordan Geiger, Benjamin Bratton, Nashid Nabian, Ricardo Dominguez, Jonathan Massey, Brett Snyder, Mabel O. Wilson, Mario Gooden, Omar Khan, Elke Krasny, Brenda Laurel, Malcolm McCullough, Adrian Blackwell, Eduardo Aquino and Keller Easterling.
On March 21, Geiger chaired a panel discussion and book launch for “Entr’acte” to coincide with the 2015 national ACSA conference, at Toronto’s Onsite Gallery. Panelists included authors Jonathan Massey (CCA), Omar Khan (UB) and Adrian Blackwell (University of Waterloo)
Geiger also served on the Steering Committee and as Chair of a Doctoral Panel for the 2015 MediaCities conference at the University of Plymouth, UK.
Jin Young Song, together with his partner firm in South Korea, received a $200,000 research grant from the Korean government to deliver sustainable urban planning solutions for the Korean city of Yangpyeong. Prof. Song and his studio of graduate and undergraduate students from UB’s architecture and urban planning programs recently presented their study, ‘Reshaping the pattern of urban sprawl’, to the city mayor in Korea. They also participated in workshops with local engineers and architects and Prof. Yeonsook Lee of Yonsei University.