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September 18, 2017

Charles Davis joined the faculty of the School of Architecture at the University at Buffalo as an Assistant Professor of Architecture where he is teaching history and criticism. Professor Davis’s article “Louis Sullivan and the Physiognomic Translation of American Character” was recently published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. In addition, his co-edited book on race and modern architecture was awarded a $10,000 publication grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He is collaborating on this project with co-editors Irene Cheng (California College of Arts) and Mabel Wilson (Columbia University)

Assistant Professor Julia Jamrozik recently presented” ‘Full Circle’ and other ways of bringing people together” at the symposium ‘Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working’ at York University in Canada.

In collaboration with Adjunct Assistant Professor Coryn Kempster, Professor Jamrozik designed and built the installation ‘Vertical Line Garden’ at the 2017 International Garden Festival in Grand-Metis in Quebec.

Dialogue’ – a project commissioned by LANDstudio and designed by Professors Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster – was installed in the See Also Program at the Eastman Reading Garden of Cleveland Public Library.

Professor Annett W. LeCuyer and Professor Brian Carter were the 2017 International Architects in Residence at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. They taught a design studio and gave public lectures in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Assistant Professor Jin Young Song presented two papers – ‘Compact Renaissance: the Case of Yangpyeong and Seoul in South Korea” and “Alternative Actuation Techniques for Kinetic Surface” at the UIA 2017 World Architects Congress. The first was selected as an Outstanding Paper & Design Work by the UIA 2017 Scientific Committee. The project was initiated in an integrated design studio in architecture and planning at UB.

Professor Jin Young Song’s submission ‘Connected Living: Metabolic Evolution through Prefabrication and Artificial Intelligence’ was selected as the winning entry at the UIA 2017 World Architects Congress in South Korea and is currently being shown in ‘The Self-Evolving City’ at the Seoul Museum of Art. 

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