Architecture at UIC:
Our School Could
Be Your Life.
Architecture at UIC:
Our School Could
Be Your Life.
Associate Professor Sarah Dunn with her arch+design firm Urban Lab, designed a 3-hole mini-golf course for the 2014 AIA Convention taking place June 26-28, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago. According to Dunn, the course, entitled "Great Holes of Chicago", is a somewhat cheeky send-up of architectural discourse, building, and demolishing architecture in Chicago.
Chicagoisms, an exhibition curated by Assistant Professor Alexander Eisenschmidt and School of Design faculty Jonathan Mekinda is now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through April 2015. The exhibition also features work by UIC School of Architecture faculty Sarah Dunn (UrbanLab), Sam Jacob, Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), Sean Lally (Weathers), and Andrew Moddrell (PORT).
Two Barns, a joint project by Clinical Assistant Professor Paul Andersen's firm Indie Architecture and Associate Professor Paul Preissner, has been awarded a 2014 AIA Chicago Small Projects Honor Award. For more information visit the AIA Chicago 2014 Small Projects website.
25 April Instruments for Urban Production, a panel on urbanism featuring three faculty members: Alexander Eisenschmidt, Clare Lyster and Lluis Ortega at the Chicago Architecture Foundation [CAF] at 6pm. More info.
5–7 May Graduate Studio Final Reviews, Gallery 1100 A+DS. Full schedule here: Spring 2014 Final Review Schedule.
29 April–2 May Undergraduate Studio Final Reviews, A+D Studios. Full schedule here: Spring 2014 Final Review Schedule.
Timothy Walser, a third year MArch student, was named the recipient of the 2014 Martin Roche Travel Scholarship, awarded by AIA Chicago to support travel-based architecture research.
Assistant Professors Jimenez Lai and Sean Lally are two of seven finalists for the 2014 Wheelwright Prize, an annual $100,000 research grant from Harvard Graduate School of Design. The winner will be announceed April 30, 2014. For more information, visit the Wheelwright Prize website.
21 April Elena Manferdini, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, Eva Maddox Endowed Lecture, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
17 April Sanford Kwinter, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
16 April Color Theory with School of Design Faculty Jennifer Wandro, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
14 April Mark Sexton and Tom Jacobs, Krueck+Sexton, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
8 April David Carson, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
4 April Launch party celebrating Volume 3+4 of aX, School of Architecture, 6pm, 3100 Octagon, A+D Studios
The School of Architecture's Graduate Program Accepted Student Open House will take place Friday, April 4 and Saturday April 5. Please RSVP to Stephanie Niebuhr.
1 April Myth, Garofalo Fellowship Installation Opening and Reception with inaugural Fellow Molly Hunker, School of Architecture, 5:30pm, South Lobby, A+D Studios
24 MarchTaylor Halloway, 2013 MArch graduate, will present "Design Better/Design Forward", the result of her scholarship work in Sub-Saharan Africa as recipient of the 2013 AIA Chicago Martin Roche Scholarship, 5:45pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive.
17 March Emmanuel Petit, Yale SOA, New Haven, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
In conjunction with Assistant Professor Alexander Eisenschmidt's recently published book, Chicagoisms, the Graham Foundation will host a panel discussion and book launch on April 5 with Eisenschmidt and collaborators. More info is available here and here.
Interested in being an architect for a weekend? The School of Architecure is now accepting registrations for the next TryArch (formerly Architecture Tryouts) weekend workshop. The weekend workshop will take place June 6 and 7, 2014. For more information or to register please contact Stephanie Niebuhr.
21 February Rapid Fire Faculty Series #4 with Sarah Dunn, Stewart Hicks, Lluis Ortega, and Ryan Palider, 6pm, 1100 A+D Studios
17 February Lunch and Learn: Career Fair Pre-game, 12:30–2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
14 February Studio Berlin Info Session with John Manaves, 1pm, 4300 A+D Studios
12 February SOA and CUPPA with Alexander Eisenschmidt, Sarah Dunn, Curtis Winkle, and Ting Wei Zhang, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
7 February Portfolio Day, 6pm, 3100 Octagon A+D Studios
5 February Behind the Drawing, Kelly Bair, Grant Gibson, Stewart Hicks, and Ania Jaworska, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
27 January Steve Everett, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, UIC, Chicago, School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
24 January Rapid Fire Faculty Series #3 with Kelly Bair, Julia Capomaggi, Paul Preissner, and Dan Wheeler, 6pm, 1100 A+D Studios
22 January Portfolio Day Student Voting, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 3100 A+D Studios
The UIC School of Architecture is proud to announce the Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship search for the 2014–2015 academic year. Applications are due Friday January 17, 2014. For more information on the Fellowship and how to apply please visit: Garofalo Fellowship Search. No calls or emails, please.
Interested in being an architect for a weekend? The School of Architecure is now accepting registrations for the next Architecture Tryouts weekend workshop. The upcoming weekend workshop will take place January 17 and 18, 2014. For more information or to register please contact Stephanie Niebuhr.
9–11 December Graduate Studio Final Reviews, 1100 A+D Studios. Full schedule here: Fall 2013 Final Review Schedule.
22 November Rapid Fire Faculty Series #2 with Grant Gibson, Ania Jaworska, Clare Lyster, and Xavier Vendrell, 6pm, 1100 A+D Studios
20 November Faculty Book Club featuring New SubUrbanisms with Judith K. De Jong, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
18 November Pieterjan Ginckels, Speedism, Belgium, School of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
15 November Transforming..., Fall Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception, School of Architecture, 6pm, Ribbon Gallery, A+D Studios
13 November Behind the Drawing, Sarah Blankenbaker, Jimenez Lai, Sean Lally, and Andrew Moddrell, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
Clinical Assistant Professor Paul Andersen, with his Denver-based firm Indie Architecture, worked with Associate Professor Paul Preissner to design a temporary event structure, Two Barns, for the 2013 Biennal of the Americas in Denver.
Assistant Professor Lluis Ortega was chosen to co-curate the Spanish Pavilion (with Iñaki Abalos and QStudio) at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
Professor Dan Wheeler's firm Wheeler and Kearns has been awarded a 2013 AIA Distinguished Building Award for their project, Lake Shore Drive Residence. For more information visit the AIA Chicago DesignNight 2013 website.
28 October José Oubrerie, Columbus, School of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
25 October Rapid Fire Faculty Series #1 with David Brown, Chris Frye, Molly Hunker, and Sean Lally, 6pm, 1100 A+D Studios
22 October Paul Robbrecht, Robbrecht and Daem, Germany, School of Architecture Tuesday|Episode, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
Think you might be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in architecture? The School of Architecure is offering two Architecture Tryouts weekend workshops. The first weekend workshop will take place November 8 and 9, 2013, with a second weekend January 17 and 18, 2014. For more information or to register please contact Stephanie Niebuhr.
4 October Faculty Book Launch and Reception for Assistant Professor Judith K. De Jong's recently published book, New SubUrbanisms, 6 to 7pm, 3100 A+D Studios
30 September Marcelyn Gow, Los Angeles, School of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
26 September Greg Lynn, Los Angeles, School of Architecture Fall 2013 Lecture Series, 5:30pm, 1100 A+D Studios
25 September Student Groups, School of Architecture Wednesday|Episodes, 2pm, 1100 A+D Studios
"History Moves," a "museum on wheels" developed by a multidisciplinary team that includes Clinical Assistant Professor Julie Flohr, recently received a grant of nearly $40,000 from the UIC Chancellor's Discovery Fund. The project uses a traveling gallery to produce and present new versions of public history with the participation of community groups throughout Chicago. The initiative also received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts this spring.
13 September Assistant Professor Jimenez Lai has been named recipient of the Millennium BCP Lisbon Triennale Début Award, which recognizes an architect under 35 for "outstanding work and development on original design and critical ideas in the expanded field of architectural practice." Over 180 international practices applied for the €5,000 prize. For more information on the award and the Biennale program, visit the Close, Closer website.
Clinical Assistant Professor Julie Flohr has been awarded a "sundaymorning@ekwc" residency at the European Ceramics Work Center in the Netherlands for the summer of 2014. The competitive thirteen-week residency, awarded to forty-five artists and architects worldwide each year, supports experimental investigations in the medium of ceramics. For details, visit the "sundaymorning@ekwc" site.
Two UIC faculty will participate in the design of national pavilions at next year's 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Assistant Professor Jimenez Lai has been selected to build the National Pavilion of Taiwan, while Clinical Professor Sam Jacob's firm Fashion Architecture Taste is part of a team, with Crimson and Owen Hatherly, chosen to curate the British Pavilion.
Assistant Professor Kelly Bair will co-curate Possible Mediums, an exhibition that recently received funding from the Graham Foundation. The traveling exhibition will present speculative work originating from the Possible Mediums conference held at OSU in February 2013, which also featured workshops by UIC faculty Thomas Kelley and Jimenez Lai. For more information, visit the Graham Foundation website.
The Chicago exhibition of Archizines, a showcase of international architecture magazines that opened September 13 at Public Works Gallery, was designed by UIC faculty Design With Co. (Assistant Professor Stewart Hicks and Visiting Assistant Professor Allison Newmeyer) and includes issues of Fresh Meat, the School of Architecture's award-winning student journal. For more information on the exhibit, see the Public Works website.
5 September Associate Professor Paul Preissner and Affiliated Faculty Thomas Kelley are two of ten Chicago-based artists and designers selected to compete in the national Herradura Tequila Barrel Art Program. The entries will be on display in Chicago this October. For more information, visit the Herradura website.