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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

August 7, 2019

The Illinois School of Architecture Appoints Suchi Reddy as the 2019 Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor.


For Immediate Release

August 6, 2019

 

The Illinois School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Suchi Reddy, Founding Principal of New York based architecture and design practice, Reddymade, has been appointed as the Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor in Architecture for the Fall 2019 semester. Professor Reddy will lecture and conduct a graduate design studio co-taught with Kevin Erickson, Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Architecture.

The studio will continue Reddy’s architectural pursuit of “form follows feeling,” exploring the idea that qualities of space calibrated carefully to the human, can influence physical and emotional well-being. Students will examine contemporary architectural experience through the lens of neuroaesthetics, neurophenomenology, and sensory design, with the goal of creating an expanded vision of the ways in which architecture can influence emotional and physical well-being.

A recent project illuminating this sensibility is “A Space for Being,” Reddymade’s Milan Design Week installation for Google, in collaboration with Muuto and the International Arts + Mind Lab (IAMLab) at the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Reddymade has won numerous awards including NYCxDesign, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Award, AIA New York State Excelsior Award and Interior Design’s Best of Year awards. Reddy is a member of the Van Alen Institute Leadership Council and Board Member of the Design Trust for Public Space and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

The Plym Distinguished Visiting Professorship has been made possible by a gift to the School in 1981 by the late Lawrence J. Plym. Past Plym Professors have included Gunnar Birkerts, Paul Rudolph, Joseph Esherick, Minoru Takeyama, Edmund Bacon, Thom Mayne, Carme Pinos, Dominique Perrault, Frances Halsband, Norman Crowe, Ken Yeang, Kengo Kuma, Kenneth Frampton, and most recently Gong Dong of Vector Architects.

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