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Dear Brendan, Jared, Jessie, Seth, Matt, Sam, Joanna, Aaron, Ben, Tracy, Nick, Nathaniel and Christopher,

Let me start by letting you know how impressed we all were with the considerable talent, and technical expertise of your group. Our team has had the privilege of working with many of the marquee groups in urban planning and architecture, and the design quality and visual presentation of the material you collectively prepared was truly world-class. Our high hopes for the week we spent together were very much surpassed.

The design work you completed this week will form the foundation of the phase 1 revitalization for Rockford. LWLP, the RRDP and countless members of the community are working diligently to make this revitalization a reality for Rockford that will result in a more inclusive, cohesive and functional community. We thank not just you but your husbands, wives, children and friends for the time you took from your busy lives to help Rockford become a better place. This contribution is particularly notable given the grueling pace that finishing your school year and, in many cases, your graduate degrees, must have entailed over the recent weeks and months.

We had the opportunity to see a few of your projects when we toured the Judson facilities in March. Needless to say, the work we saw then, and last week, gives us great confidence in your professional prospects and abilities. It is reassuring to know the next generation of urbanists is such a talented, generous and capable lot. There is a small but growing community of people dedicating themselves to improving the quality of place across America, I suspect Rockford has just met some of the movement’s future leaders.

As you move forward in your careers please do not forget Rockford or LiveWorkLearnPlay and keep an eye open for opportunities where we may help express our gratitude to you by helping advance your work, your mission or your careers.

Good luck and a large congratulations to the recent graduates!

Lastly, to (Professors) Christopher (Miller) and Nathaniel (Brooks), thank you for your time last week and, more importantly, nurturing and educating such a wonderful group of planners and architects. Your guidance  and management of the week was very much appreciated, Judson is lucky to have such capable contributors to their architecture program.

Sincerely,


Daniel Byrne
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Once again, Judson graduates strong classes of undergraduate and graduate architecture students. The past two weeks of final critiques, papers, and exams have come and gone, culminating in a graduation awards ceremony on Friday and commencement on Saturday. The elevating members of the sophomore class are preparing to enter the professional years (3 and 4) of the program this fall. The junior class is preparing to go to Rome in a week for a month-long study abroad; taking them to Italy and later to Spain. The senior graduating class is preparing for a year-long internship as a requirement for earning the M.Arch. And the graduate class is embarking on the next chapter of their architecture training, NCARB IDP.

The graduation awards program and open house was a great evening of exhibiting works, a round-the-world appetizer banquet, and great fellowship with family and friends. The department of architecture conferred 19 different awards and recognitions including:

1. Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Bronze Medal: Hanna Weber

2. Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal: Katherine Guttormson

3. ARCC King Medal: Thomas Sharp

4. ALA Scholastic Achievement Award: JoAnna Landers

5. ALA Illinois Student Award: Ryan Dale VenHuizen

6. Chairs Award for Professional Promise Undergrad: Danny Nelson

7. Chairs Award for Professional Promise Graduate: Tyler Hughes

8. Outstanding Performance in Fourth Year Design: Justin Bashaw, Hanna Weber, Danny Nelson, Nathaniel Dunn, Carina Cook, Jason Norris

9. Kern Fellows Recognition (09-10): Thomas Sharp, Benjamin Scarbro, Joseph Juhl

10. Graduate Scholarship Recognition (09-10): Thomas Sharp, JoAnna Landers, Joseph Juhl

Some remarkable projects from this past semester follow.

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Third year studio work by Kyle Faulkner - Dundee Library

Third Year studio work by Andrew Gander

Third year studio work by Andrew Gander - Dundee Library

Graduate Thesis student Thomas Sharp and advisor Prof. Ian Hoffman

Graduate Thesis student Thomas Sharp and advisor Prof. Ian Hoffman

Del Rey Loven, Artist, Professor and Director of Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, Architecture Advisory Council Member and Original Visionary for the Architecture program at JU, attends Thomas Sharps Thesis Jury.

Del Rey Loven, Artist, Professor and Director of Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, Architecture Advisory Council Member and Original Visionary for the Architecture program at JU, attends Thomas Sharps Thesis Jury.

Gary Wang, Architect and Senior Designer at Machado Silvetti Architects in Boston, Architecture Advisory Council Member, visits with Thomas Sharp about his Thesis.

Gary Wang, Architect and Senior Designer at Machado Silvetti Architects in Boston, Architecture Advisory Council Member and former JU architecture professor, visits with Thomas Sharp about his Thesis, as trustee Mrs. Karen Gustafson looks on in the background.

Graduate student Samuel Lima. Samuel begins a post-professional graduate program at Notre Dame in traditional design in the fall.

Graduate studio work by Samuel Lima, begins a post-professional graduate program at Notre Dame in traditional design in the fall.

Graduate studio work by Ryan Venhuizen, who is entering private practice this summer.

Graduate studio work by Ryan Venhuizen, who is entering private practice this summer.

Graduate studio work by Joseph Juhl, who is entering private practice this summer.

Graduate studio work by Joseph Juhl, who is entering private practice this summer.

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