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Lecture and Gallery Series 10/11

Join us this fall for the 2010-2011 School of Art, Design and Architecture Lecture and Gallery Series. Speakers bring their national scope of experience in the built environment to Judson University, expanding our vision and imagination as designers and architects. All lectures are held in the Herrick Chapel in the center of the Judson University campus.

FALL TERM

Friday, 10 September 2010 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Steve MOUZON
Architect & Author : Miami
Steve is an architect, urbanist, author and photographer. He has led and contributed to many advances in sustainable place-making and building design. He founded the New Urban Guild, which is a group of architects, designers, and other New Urbanists dedicated to sustainable buildings and places native to and inspired by the regions in which they are built. Steve newest book, the Original Green: Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability, frames sustainability in common-sense, plain-spoken terms [www.mouzon.com].

Friday, 1 October 2010 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Paul PREISSNER
Architect : Chicago
Paul is the founding partner of Paul Preissner Architects, and he is an assistant professor at the UIC School of Architecture. His architectural work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Venice Biennale, the Rotterdam Biennale, and the Shenzhen Biennale. Part of Paul’s work recognizes the notion that the drawing in architecture is being superseded by the animation, or the rendered image. His interest is to find a new role for drawing within architecture as a medium to communicate the architectural effect of the project, instead of just its plan [www.paulpreissner.com].

Friday, 8 October 2010 | 6p [GALLERY TALK]
Michelle WESTMARK
Curator & Photographer : St. Paul

Michelle is a photographer and curator whose work explores themes of identity, perception, and interconnection in an increasingly globalized digital world. She directs the Bethel University Galleries in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michelle curated and organized A Reasonable Facsimile and will discuss the work and ideas behind the exhibition [michellewestmark.com].

Friday, 5 November 2010 | 6p [GALLERY TALK]
Dayton CASTLEMAN
Sculptor : Chicago
Dayton’s exhibition Star-cross’d features the tragic romance between two gorgeous flying creatures not meant to fall in love. He is a sculptor and conceptual artist who uses everyday materials in thought-provoking ways to create metaphors for our existence. Dayton teaches sculpture at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois [daytoncastleman.com].

Friday, 19 November 2010 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Richard COOK
Architect : New York
Rick is a principal at Cook+Fox Architects, a young firm committed to a transformative vision: beautiful design shaped by a strong connection to place, serious standards of sustainability, and a commitment to excellence in process and collaboration. Rick is a frequent contributor to building design forums and symposia for his design approach to site and place, research, context and an integral environmental response [www.cookplusfox.com].

SPRING TERM

Friday, 21 January 2011 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Vinayak BHARNE
Urban Designer & Planner : Los Angeles
Vinayak is a lead urban designer at Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, as well as a faculty lecturer in urban theory and design at the University of Southern California, where he focuses on comparative urban forms and types, trans-national urbanism, smart-growth and contemporary methods of urban design practice. Vinayak’s projects include Civano, one of the first New Urbanist new towns with an advanced environmental protocol, in Arizona, and the Arabian Canal neighborhood in Dubai.

Friday, 4 February 2011 | 6p [GALLERY TALK]
Adam Benjamin FUNG
Painter : Chicago
Adam is a painter and traveler whose work explores the broad themes of nature, destruction, landscape, space and infinity. He exhibits locally with the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery and is a recent participant of the Vermont Studio Center Residency program. Adam will discuss the work in his exhibition. [adamfung.blogspot.com]

Friday, 18 February 2011 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
John HENDRIX
Illustrator : St. Louis
John is an award-winning illustrator and educator whose work has appeared in such publications as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Time Magazine. He has also drawn book jackets for Random House, Harper Collins, Greenwillow Books, Penguin, and St. Martin’s Press. John serves as a member of the Communication Design faculty at the Sam Fox School at Washington University. [www.johnhendrix.com]

Friday, 18 March 2011 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Martin FELSEN
Architect : Chicago
Martin is a partner at UrbanLab, and he teaches architecture studios at IIT on future-thinking design, smart urban growth, and environmental planning. His work and expertise in resourceful building and urban design has been highlighted in numerous publications, and he has received numerous honors for his work. Martin is also the Director of Archeworks, a design-based think tank in Chicago. [www.urbanlab.com]

Friday, 8 April 2011 | 4:30p [LECTURE]
Brigitte SHIM
Architect : Toronto
Brigitte Shim is a principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and an Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. She is also the fall 2010 Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor in Architectural Design at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built works have received eleven national Governor General’s Medals for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institution of Canada for small- and medium-scaled projects. [www.shim-sutcliffe.com]

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