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Lecture and Gallery Series 09/10

Students, alumni and the public are invited to attend the 2009-10 School of Art, Design and Architecture Lecture and Exhibition Series. On Friday, September 11, the lecture series opens with “destination AMS,” a lecture from Dutch urban designer and adjunct faculty member Yael Breimer on her urban design work and mapping of the city of Amsterdam.

The fall exhibitions begin on Monday, September 14, with student work from the annual European Study Tour for architecture students, this year to Italy and Greece. A reception will be held on Saturday, September 26.

The roster of lecturers for the fall also includes Chicago architect Robert Benson of 4240 Architecture on October 2, and Omaha-based author, curator and contemporary art critic Daniel Siedell on October 22. The fall lectures conclude on Friday, November 13, with a lecture and reception from Nashville artist Erin Anfinson, to accompany her exhibition, Confrontations, on display in the Draewell Galleryfrom October 19 through November 19.

All lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel, and all exhibitions will be presented in the David J. and Betty M. Draewell Gallery in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, on the Judson University campus in Elgin.

For a complete listing of all lectures and exhibitions, please download a poster of the 2009-10 School of Art, Design and Architecture Lecture and Exhibition Series. For additional information regarding lectures, contact Ian Hoffman at (847) 628-1014. For more information regarding the Draewell Gallery exhibitions, contact Joe Cory at (847) 628-1035.

All lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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Professor Ian Hoffman Lectures in Europe

In November 2009, Assistant Professor Ian Hoffman has been invited to serve as a guest lecturer and studio critic at the Center for European Studies in Architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. CESA is European campus of the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies. This Fall, the CESA students are engaged in an intensive study of European concert halls, including visits to many venues. Drawing on his global experience in the design of concert halls, Professor Hoffman will lecture on Aural Spatial Design for Concert Halls, and he will serve as a guest studio critic over a three-day period.

Judson University applauds Architecture Students Jason Roberts, Ryan Browne, Joseph Juhl, and Samuel Lima for receiving honorable mentions after entering the 2009 Livable Communities Student Design Competition.  Sponsors of this competition included AARP and the American Institute of Architecture Students.  The goal was to create living accommodations for a variety of people, emphasizing accessibility and universal design.

The honorable mention recognized Illinois students for plans to enhance community design in downtown Naperville and in elderly-friendly buildings.  Judges awarded Roberts of Peoria, Ill., Browne of St. Charles, Ill., and Juhl of Hart, Mich., with the first three honorable mentions for “Connectivity,” a design for enhanced accessibility and community life in downtown Naperville.  Lima of Milton, Wisc., was next in line to receive recognition from the judges, who appreciated his work, “Sanctuary in the City,” which was a design for elder friendly building that promotes walking and other healthy living habits.

The winning designs are posted here: www.aias.org/aarp.

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Outstanding New Adjunct Faculty

The department welcomes three new adjunct faculty this year. Yael Breimer, a young dutch urban designer has been hired to teach urban morphology and design studio partnering with design studio faculty in graduate studios. John Barie, a seasoned designer with international experience is teaching the Traditional Architecture and Urbanism senior studio this fall adding expertise to this concentration. Judson alumnus, Susan Harris is teaching freshmen and sophomore studios this year and directing the visual resources collection on an interim basis.

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