Apr 30th 2015

Paul Pettigrew in Dichotomy 21

Professor Paul Pettigrew's article, “Making Stuff: A Neurological/Cognitive Argument For The Experience of Making in the Education of an Architect” is featured in the journal Dichotomy 21.

The paper is a selection of observations, research and projects designed and made by Pettigrew and his students as evidence to support their thesis that physically making an idea from concept to functional object is a unique and critical experience in the education of an architecture student.

From the introduction: "Pettigrew has been designing and fabricating architecturally specific furniture for over 20 years. Custom furniture and architecture incorporating Pettigrew’s furniture can be found in businesses and residences throughout the Chicagoland area, nationally, and, occasionally, abroad. His private practice work and student projects have been described in numerous publications. Since Spring 2006 he has shared his interest in architecturally specific furniture design and fabrication with IIT Architecture students enrolled in his Architecture & Furniture course. Architecture & Furniture offers students the opportunity to experience the traditional sequence of master plan, schematic design, design development, fabrication drawings, fabrication, installation and use in a a single semester."