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March 10, 2017

Architecture Student Appointed AIAS Representative on AIA Institute Honor Awards Jury

Fifth-year architecture student David Cordaro, Urbandale, has been appointed the student representative for the American Institute of Architecture Students on the 2017 American Institute of Architects Institute Honor Awards for Architecture jury and 25-Year Award Jury. He will serve on the jury with eight architects and client representatives from Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Pittsburgh; Seattle; and Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Ji's Firm Wins International Architecture Competition

EUS+ Architects, the South Korean architecture firm co-founded by architecture Lecturer Jungwoo Ji, is part of a three-firm consortium (with Space Group and Idea Architects) that won first place out of 54 international entries in the Seoul Animation Center Design Competition. The 21,000-square-meter, mixed-use complex with exhibition and performance halls features three stories above ground and three stories below ground. The total construction budget is $40 million; the winning team will submit design development and construction documents in 2017.

Senske's YouTube Channel Named Among Top 12 for Architects

ArchDaily has named architecture Assistant Professor Nick Senske's YouTube channelone of the Top 12 Architecture Channels on YouTube. Two tutorials Senske created specifically for ARCH 230: Design Communications I at Iowa State University were cited as among his best. He uses the video tutorials for "flipped classroom" teaching in the recently revised version of this required course for architecture majors. Senske's channel has passed 1 million viewers and 15,000 subscribers.

Leslie, Paxson Honored with University Awards

Tom Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has been named a Morrill Professor and Lynn Paxson, professor of architecture, has been named a University Professor by Iowa State University. Both were recognized at the University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony Monday, Sept. 26, at the Iowa State Memorial Union. The Morrill Professorship recognizes faculty members whose professional work has demonstrated outstanding success in teaching and learning in undergraduate, graduate and/or Extension/outreach programs which is reflected by a national or international reputation in the nominee's discipline. A University Professor must above all else have acted as a change agent by having made significant contributions that have improved the university. This professional work must go beyond excellence in teaching or research. In addition to the area of these contributions, a University Professor must have demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility: (1) research and/or creative activities, (2) teaching and advising, or (3) extension/professional practice.

Bogdanovic Co-edits Book on Capital Cities' Political Landscapes

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities, co-edited by Jelena Bogdanovic, assistant professor of architecture, has been published by the University of Colorado Press. The book investigates the transformation of the natural landscape into the culturally constructed and ideologically defined political environments of capital cities 

Article by Bogdanovic Published in JSAH

"Evocations of Byzantium in Zenitist Avant-Garde Architecture," an article by Jelena Bogdanovic, associate professor of architecture, was published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 75, No. 3, September 2016. JSAH is a leading journal on the history of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. The cover page of this issue also featured a drawing of the Villa Zenit from Bogdanovic's article. Her research on the references to Byzantium in the architecture and philosophy of Zenitism—an Eastern European avant-garde movement founded by Ljubomir Micic in 1921—was supported by a grant from the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.

Senske's Book Review Published in Journal of Architectural Education

An invited book review by Nick Senske, assistant professor of architecture, was published in the Journal of Architectural Education 70:2 October 2016. The book is A Prehistory of the Cloud (MIT Press) by Tung-Hui Hu, a critical examination of digital infrastructure and its connections to physical and political space.

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