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Please join the Department of Architecture in the third annual James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture, Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm, in the Herrick Chapel.


Program Participants:


Special Pre-Event (9:00-10:00am): Samuel Kigondu, Professor of Architecture at Jomo Kenyatta University, “Transformations and Changes of Nairobi Architecture Through Time.”


Keynote: Michael J. Crosbie, Editor-in-Chief of Faith & Form and Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Architecture, University of Hartford, “FINDING GOD IN THE CITY, or Manna About Town.”


Susan Jones, Atelier Jones, Architect and Writer, “Light Leaps: Forward.”


Ilse and Urich Konigs, Konigs Architekten, “Transcendent Spaces.”


Randall Ott, Dean of the Catholic University of America, “Casper David Friedrich and Three Theoretical Chapels.”


Robert Schill, Missionary Tech Team, “An Approach to Architectural Practice and Missions.”


Elisabeth Perreault, Cannon Design, “Town Planning and the Oratory at Ave Maria, Florida.”

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This year, the Department of Architecture’s Fall Practice Symposium culminates the celebration of the 15-year anniversary, and looks forward into the fresh, 8-year NAAB accreditation of the professional architecture program.  Invited speakers, hailing from notable architectural practices now acting as critical employers for multiple Judson Architecture graduates, will speak on ideas pertaining to preparation for practice, current innovations in practice and design, and direction for the future.


The symposium will serve current students, Judson Architecture faculty and staff, and each of the presenters as it will be an identity defining [or maybe refining] event as we look to the next 15 years of educating future architects.


“Rather than focus on the work that we do to shape student’s lives, within the academy, this symposium is intended to focus on the opportunity, innovation and influence that Judson Architecture graduates are exposed to and contribute to within the architectural community, in practice,” explains event coordinator and Architecture Professor Ian Hoffman. “We recognize that our role is only the launching point for many years of continued learning and growth as our alumni pursue robust careers in architecture and design.” 
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Ian Hoffman, Assistant Chair for Undergraduate ProgramsJudson Architecture : Situating the first 15 yearsJack Kremers, Past Chair of Architecture.MODULE ONE : Education & PreparationMatt Wallace, Lake|Flato ArchitectsDavid Wilkins, GMB Architecture + EngineeringModerated Q&AJeremy Lindsey, Associate Professor.MODULE TWO : Excellence & Innovation

John Burcher, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Randy Holmes, Glave & Holmes Architecture

Moderated Q&A

Alan Frost, Adjunct Professor

MODULE THREE : Future Trajectories

Jack Kelley & Clark Baurer, McBride Kelley Baurer Architects/Planners

Keelan Kaiser, Chair of Architecture

Moderated Q&A

Robin Randall, Adjunct Professor


CLOSING: Sean Gallagher, Assistant Professor and IDP/Internship Coordinator

OCAA 538x141 Symposium
Please join the Department of Architecture in the second annual James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture Friday, March 22, 2013, 10am-3:30pm, in the Herrick Chapel.
The symposium brings together architects, educators, theologians and students for special essays and discussions around subjects of Christian worldview and architecture. Guest speakers this year include Dr. Mark Torgerson, Thomas Jaeger, Dr. Curtis Sartor, Elise Edwards, and Dr. EL Kornegay.
The event is free and open to the public and requires no registration.
Morning Session (10-12pm)
Liturgy, Worship and Architecture
Faith and Renewal in a Modernist Form: Sources for Twentieth
Century Church Design, Dr. Mark Torgerson
The Role of Liturgy in the Design of Religious Architecture, Professor Tom Jaeger
Discussion Moderated by Professors Lindsey and Randall
Afternoon Session (1:00-3:30pm)
Architecture and Culture
Can a Christian Worldview be seen in the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,
a Preacher’s Kid?” A Hermeneutical Interpretation, Dean Curtis Sartor
A Theological Vision of the Ethical Function of Architecture: Design and Interpretation, Elise Edwards
Architecture and Ambiguity: Towards a Revelation of a Just Dwelling
for the New Being and Spiritual Community, Dr. EL Kornegay
Closing Discussion Moderated by Professor Kaiser

Archive of Previous Essays:
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Seek the Shalom of the City: Architecture Through the Eyes of Faith, 2012


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