Associate Professor Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED-AP, will have
a new book to be published in October, Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, 1st Edition
(Wiley, 2015). An additional new book, Convergence: An Integrated Framework for Architecture (AD, 2016).
He was a Keynote
speaker at The Next Frontier: Mining and Leveraging Data in BIM, BIM
Perspectives conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY, NYC, 2015. He also gave/will give the following
lectures: Measuring the Immeasurable, Validating the
Ineffable, New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, 2015; Public Lecture: What Leveraging Data Meansfor You, Your Career, Firm and Profession, AIANY Technology Committee, Centerfor Architecture, NYC; Lecture:
The Data on Data-Centric Practices, Knowledge Architecture, KA Connect 2015,
knowledge management conference, San Francisco, CA; Lecture:
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) 2015 Symposium,
50 Shades of Leadership, Urbana, IL, 2015; Lecture: Architects Design By
Manipulating Data, Not Form, AIA Northeast Illinois, 2015.
He also delivered two talks at Building
Technology Educators’ Society 2015 International Conference: Educating the Technology-Inclined Design Architect; & Data Driven Design in Education and Practice.
He was featured in “Deep Data: How Greater
Intelligence Can Lead To Better Buildings,” by C.C. Sullivan, in Building
Design + Construction magazine, June 2015, pp.43-46. He was interviewed on BIM in education,
BIMThoughts podcast S2E12, 2015.
Professor Deutsch also developed and delivered an
online course on design thinking, Architecture as a Second Language, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Fine and Applied Arts, 2015.
was also invited as a Board Member, Advisor, UK-based Building Research
Establishment (BRE) Advisory Board on BIM education in the US, 2015-16 and a Board
Member, Virtual Builders, US BIM education, 2015-16.
During the summer Assistant Prof. Mark Taylor directed a summer design studio that
worked in collaboration with Prosperity Gardens, a non-for profit organization
who transforms vacant land into productive urban farm land. Students investigated the adaptive re-use of
a former police evidence building and produced designs for a wash, pack and
storage facility to be located on a one acre site in downtown Champaign.
Funding secured from ADM with allow the facility to be built in the coming