Aug 18th 2015

PhD Research in Progress Series

The PhD Program's Fall 2015 Research in Progress speakers 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. 

Each presentation takes place between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. in room 216 at 3410 S. State Street on the campus of IIT.

Thu, Aug 27
Zaida Garcia
PhD Candidate, University of Coruña
“Silent Collaboration: Mies van der Rohe and the Structural Engineer Frank Kornacker”

Thu, Aug 27
Jamil Binabid
PhD Candidate, IIT Architecture
"Well-Being Benefits of Plants"
Funding for this research provided through an SOM summer internship.

Thu, Sept 03
Matthew Herman
Adjunct Associate Professor
IIT Architecture
Chicago Office Director, BuroHappold Engineering
"Performance Based Design"

Thu, Sept 10
Alison Fisher
Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator
Department of Architecture and Design
The Art Institute of Chicago
"Late Modern Industry: Politics and Design in France 1954–1981"

Thu, Sept 17
Luke Leung
PE, LEED Fellow, P Eng.
Director at Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP
"Symbiotic Future?”

Thu, Sept 24
Sean Keller
Associate Professor
Director of History and Theory
IIT Architecture
"Finding National Form: The West German Pavilion at Expo 67"

Thu, Oct 01
Alia Fadel
PhD Candidate, IIT Architecture
"From Observation To Interpretation: Ellis Avenue Placemaking As A Case Study"
Funding for this research provided through a University of Chicago summer internship.

Thu, Oct 01
Mohammed Alkhabbaz
PhD Candidate, IIT Architecture
“Saudi Arabia and Modern Architecture in the Archives of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)”
Funding for this research provided through a Canadian Centre for Architecture PhD Collection Grant.

Thu, Oct 08
Dale Gyure, Ph.D.
Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Goucher College
"Humanism at Midcentury: Yamasaki as Case Study"

Thu, Oct 15
Jonathan Mekinda
Assistant Professor
Department of Art History and the School of Design University of Illinois at Chicago
“Rethinking the Middle: The Cesate Quarter and Modernism at Mid-Century”

Thu, Oct. 15
Daniel A. Barber
Assistant Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Lessons From Modernism: Towards an Architectural History of the Anthropocene
@ 1:50 pm | 3360 S. State St., Room 14

Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) 2015 Workshop
October 16–18 (Joseph Clarke and Michelangelo Sabatino, IIT Architecture in collaboration with MIT)

Fri, Oct 16
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sat, Oct 17
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  GAHTC Sessions

Sun, Oct 18
S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. GAHTC Sessions

Thu, Oct 22
Roberta Feldman
Affiliated Faculty, Ph.D. Program, IIT Architecture
Chair, Art Works Projects Board
Professor Emerita, UIC School of Architecture
Director Emerita, UIC City Design Center
“Wisdom from the Field: Public Interest Architecture in Practice”

Thu, Oct 29
Marshall Brown
Associate Professor
IIT Architecture

Thu, Nov 05
Michael Abrahamson
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
“Testing the Establishment – Gunnar Birkerts in 1960s Detroit"

Thu, Nov 12
Andrew Cruse
AIA LEED AP, Assistant Professor, The Knowlton School
Ohio State University
“Getting Comfortable: Environment, Energy and the Search for Standards”

Thu, Nov 19
Vedran Mimica
Professor, Associate Dean of Research
IIT Architecture