Nov 5th 2020

Ph.D. Program to Host Its 5th Annual Research Symposium Virtually

From November 13–14, 2020, the College of Architecture will host its fifth annual International Graduate Student Symposium virtually. Organized by students of the college’s doctoral program and titled “Human Behavior, Performance, and Built Environments,” the symposium will focus on the ways in which built environments impact human behavior and vice versa. It encourages discussions to understand the interrelationship betweenhuman behavior, performance, and built environments as they contribute to social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability.

The opening evening will feature an exclusive interview with Chicago architect Carol Ross Barney about her leadership role in the design of the Chicago Riverwalk. Other highlights of the event include three keynote speakers: Ralph T. Muehleisen of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Armour College of Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory; Ajla Aksamija from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Matthew Herman of Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Buro Happold, followed by interdisciplinary panel sessions. A full schedule can be found here.

To attend, please register here. More information about the symposium can be found at the IGSS website. Registration is open until 7 p.m. CST on November 12. Participants will receive an email at 10 a.m. CST on November 13 with information to attend via Zoom.

Image courtesy Zahida Khan and Yohan Kim.