2016 Design Discovery Summer Workshop

If you will be a high school junior or senior in Fall 2016, consider joining us this summer for our week-long Design Discovery Summer Workshop, July 10-15, 2016. Discover architecture and interior design as career choices at Judson University’s annual Design Discovery Summer Workshop. Held each July, the workshop allows high school students to live on campus, experience design studio foundations, interact with Judson design faculty, and visit Chicago for a day, including visits to prominent architecture and design firms. Learn from Judson’s experienced faculty and student assistants while exploring your call and gifts in architecture and interior design.

2015 DesignCamp 2016 Design Discovery Summer Workshop

The workshop is an overnight camp, hosted at Judson University from Sunday evening 10 July through Friday evening 15 July 2016. The workshop price includes lodging, camp expenses, field trips and meals.



JU Graduate Wins CNU-Illinois Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Judson Architecture alumnus, Benjamin Glunz, on receiving a 2014 Student Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism, Illinois Chapter. The award was given for design work that Ben completed for the Orwigsburg [Pennsylvania] Public Library as a part of his Master of Architecture at Judson. The award event occurred at the Cliff Dwellers’ Club in Chicago, in December. Nice work Ben!

bglunz1 JU Graduate Wins CNU Illinois Award


SYMPOSIUM : On Christ & Architecture

Judson Architecture invites you to join us on 20 March 2015 for the fourth James Didier Symposium On Christ & Architecture. This event will be held in the Herrick Chapel on our Elgin, Illinois campus from 9:30a until 4:00p, followed by an AIAS Napkin Sketch Exhibition & Reception. The symposium keynote lecture will be delivered by Richard Archer FAIA, partner at Overland Partners, in San Antonio, Texas. Please see the link below for the event schedule, contributors and additional information. More Information >>

A group of Judson architecture students won the Student Merit Award in the Architecture at Zero 2014 design ideas competition for a zero energy building. Congratulations and keep up the excellent and recognized work!

Net Zero Rendering FINAL jpg 1024x551 Judson Students Win Architecture at Zero Award

Architecture at Zero 2014 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

Recent Judson Architecture graduate Stephen Howard has been featured in a Humane Pursuits interview by Joseph Cunningham. Stephen is currently a member of Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, DC. Congratulations Stephen!!




Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:30pm
Herrick Chapel

Dina Sorensen is a Project Designer and Design Researcher at VMDO Architects, an award winning firm in Charlottesville, VA dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing through the design of sustainable educational environments. Trained at Parsons School of Design, NYC/Paris, and the University of Virginia – Dina has cultivated a background in art, design, architecture, art theory/criticism, and film that underscores her belief in the necessity of spaces and places that nourish creativity, imagination, and discovery as pathways for innovation, invention, and a lifelong love of learning. Dina brings her design expertise to collaborative processes & research investigations to foster an architectural and systems agenda for sustainable learning at the convergence of human health, energy systems and ecological dependencies.

JOIN US on Friday [free of charge] to hear what Dina has to bring to our design community.

Dina SM 2 SoADA LECTURE SERIES : Dina Sorensen


Design 1 – Vertical Critique

First-year Design 1 students, this week, led by Professors Cha, Meranda, Lindsey and Keeler, use the unique qualities of the Harm A. Weber Academic Center for a critique on composition and hierarchy from varying vantage points.  Just another inspired and creative example of design learning in the School of Art, Design & Architecture at Judson University.

Design 1 ALL SM1 Design 1   Vertical Critique

The Judson Department of Architecture congratulates graduate student JACLEINE ELY on being selected as the first ever Architectural Study Tour Fellow.  Jacleine will serve as the graduate assistant for this year’s Architectural Study Tour, in Europe.  She will assist lead Professors Lindsey and Gallagher with preparations and planning, during this school year, as well as on-site execution of this distinctive course, in Europe in May.  The Architectural Study Tour Fellowship is a new initiative this year, whereby graduate students are given the opportunity to competitively apply for this distinctive honor.  The application for this fellowship is robust, and includes a letter of interest, writing samples, past sketch samples, reference letter, transcripts and two new sketches.  Candidates were evaluated generally on Leadership, Spiritual Maturity and Sketch Facility, based on both their submitted application dossier and a personal interview with the selection committee.  Congratulations Jackie!!J Ely SM ARCHITECTURAL STUDY TOUR FELLOW ANNOUNCED : Jacleine Ely

Third year architecture students are traveling in Italy participating in a modern Judson version of the Grand Tour. Students are mentored by full time faculty members, visit important cultural and heritage places, practice drawing by observation of architecturally significant cities, buildings, and details, and experience a month-long immersion in another culture. Students this year selected between a tour of 1) Venice, Florence, Rome, Basel, and Paris, or 2) Venice, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, Toledo. The picture below was taken a few days ago by Professor Cha in a day trip to Siena.

264467 576523905713444 283502149 n 538x403 Judson Students on the Architecture Study Tour



Today is a great day for Judson Archtecture! We celebrate our fifteenth anniversary with a graduating class of seniors and graduate students in commencement this morning. Last night we celebrated graduates through the annual graduation awards program. What a pleasure it is for the faculty to send these emerging professionals out into the culture to improve the health and wellness of their communities. Congratulations graduates, we are so proud of you!

  • Newsletter

Judson University
Department of Architecture

Judson University
© 2016 Judson University. All rights reserved.Website Design by Paper Tower.