Jan 18th 2018


Architecture Research Forum:
Spring 2018

The PhD Program's Spring 2018 Architecture Research Forum speaker series has been announced. The series brings to IIT Architecture the latest research by faculty, PhD candidates, visiting scholars and scholars from throughout Chicago and around the world.

5 PM – 6 PM
3410 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Room 216

January 11, 4:30-6:00pm
Urban Remains Chicago Field Trip
Hosted by Eric Nordstrom
1850 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

January 18
Lecturer: Simin Bian, PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Title: Landscape and Theatrical Stages: Research on Application of the Space Construction from Theatrical Stage to Contemporary Landscape Spatial Design

January 25
Lecturer: Dr. Adrienne Brown, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, The University of Chicago
Title: The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race

February 1
Lecturer: Amjad Alkoud | Syan Frey | Mina Geng | Yohan Kim | Zahida Kahn, PhD students, IIT College of Architecture
Title: PhD Work In Progress

February 8
Lecturer: Jonathan Miller, Studio Associate Professor, IIT College of Architecture
Title: Chicago / Film / Frame

February 15
Lecturer: Maria Counts, Assistant Professor, IIT College of Architecture
Title:Sensible Designs | A Selection of Counts Studio Projects

February 22
Lecturer: Dr. Amy Lippert, Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Chicago
Title: “Base Falsehoods” and the Genuine Article: The Visual Economy of San Francisco

March 1
Lecturer: Dr. Ana María León,Assistant Professor, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Title: Housing Surrealism: Sert, Matta, Bonet, 1937-1939

March 8
Lecturer: Dr. Daniel Bluestone, Director, Preservation Studies Program, AMNESP; Professor, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University
Title:Density and Dwelling: Creating Chicago's Courtyard Apartment 1891-1929

March 15
Spring Break

March 22
Lecturer: Dr. Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Chair, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Title: Alternative Modernisms: Post 1967 Architecture in Jerusalem

March 29
Lecturer: Luke Leung, PE, LEED Fellow, and Director of Sustainable Engineering at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Title: Urban Utopia

April 5
Lecturer:Dr. David Arditi, Professor and Director, Construction Engineering and Management Program, IIT Armour College of Engineering
Title: Construction Management, Engineering, and Support

April 12
Lecturer: Matthew Herman, Adjunct Associate Professor, IIT College of Architecture; Chicago Office Director, BuroHappold Engineering
Title: Moveable Roofs: The Louvre in Abu Dhabi and the Falcons` Stadium in Atlanta

April 19
Lecturer: Edoarda Corradi, Faculty, Department of Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:At the Intersection of Architecture and Engineering: Space and Human Habitat

April 26
Lecturer: Dr. Ayala Levin, Assistant Professor, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University
Title:Architectures of Development: Israeli Construction in Africa, 1960s-1970s