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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

September 19, 2016

Randy Deutsch, Clinical Associate Professor has written a third book, Convergences: The Redesign of Design (to be published by Architectural Design, early 2017, London.)

Invited to write a chapter featuring the work processes of KieranTimberlake, Kruek+Sexton, SOM, LMN, and POPULOUS in Richard Garber’s Workflows: Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (to be published by Architectural Design, early 2017, London.)

He was invited to speak on BIM in a Time of Simultaneity, Superintegration and Convergence at the University of Southern California (USC) BIM Symposium.

He was also invited to speak at the following: 

  • Big Data and the Built Environment workshop at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

  • Northwestern University’s School of Engineering on data-driven construction.

  • He presented 21st Century Skillsets: Assuring Architects and Emerging Professionals Stay Ahead at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Participated in the Design Futures Council Forum on Design Education in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Associate Director of Graduate Studies Spring 2016/Spring 2017.

  • Selected to lead the Chicago Studio Fall 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Invited to serve as special advisor to NIBS buildingSMART Alliance.

  • Invited to serve as SME in BIM for the 100-year old BRE Research Group, London, England.

  • Led Harvard GSD executive education program for the fourth year.

Associate Professor Erik Hemingway's flat pack research and design work on a two Mies van der Rohe space upgrade projects in Chicago, were recently published in Blur: d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design available through Amazon

Erik is engaged on another flat pack research and design work project in another Mies van der Rohe space upgrade in Chicago. This is related to and furthers the work he did for the 2009 Hong Kong/ Shenzhen Biennial due to be built and completed later this year. 

Professor David M. Chasco, FAIA was invited to lead a team of 4 Illinois School of Architecture graduate students – Meagan Radloff, Aarefa Kuresh Palgharwala, Kiel Fahnstrom and William Smarzewski – in the second Volterra, Italy 2016 International Design Workshop, sponsored by the University of Detroit-Mercy (UDM) School of Architecture and hosted by the Volterra- Detroit Foundation at the Volterra International Residential College.

The Workshop was held from July 27 through August 6th, 2016.  Participating university teams included the University of Detroit-Mercy led by Professor Wladek Fuches (President, Volterra-Detroit Foundation), Warsaw Technological University (Poland) led by Dean/Professor Jan Slyke, Ph.D. and Professor Gorgio Castellano of the University of Pisa.

Professor Chasco was invited to lead the 2016 Workshop and select an internationally accomplished Illinois School of Architecture alumnus as the Workshop Captain. Alumnus David Miller FAIA of the Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle was selected. David Miller provided overall design guidance as well as presenting two lectures: one on his lifetime of built design efforts including the expansion of the Pike Street Market in Seattle, and second lecture on his design philosophy and interpretation of the Gates of Volterra design approaches.

Professor Fuchs presented the 3rd lecture on his findings of the design of the Volterra Roman Theatre.  Professor Chasco presented the 4th lecture on a retrospective design career in both practice and the academy.   The Workshop project titled “The Gates of Volterra” explored the contemporary re-interpretation of the role of the city gate in the historical urban context.  Four university integrated teams of students designed urban and architectural responses respecting and integrating new contemporary uses at each gate: Porta all’Arco, Porta Fiorentina, Porta Selci, and Porta San Francesco. The students’ design efforts were exhibited and presented to various Volterra townspeople and stakeholders.

Professor Chasco has been invited by the University of Detroit-Mercy to participate in the Volterra 2017 Summer International Design Workshop as well as lead a graduate semester study abroad at the Volterra Center in the Fall of 2017.



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