Sep 12th 2017

PHD Architecture Research Forum: Fall 2017

The PhD Program's Fall 2017 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.

Each presentation takes place between  5 and 6 p.m. in room 216 at 3410 S. State Street on the campus of IIT Architecture unless otherwise noted.

August 28
Lecturer: Dr. Rahman Azari | Assistant Professor _ College of Architecture
Title: Performance and Sustainability in Built Environment

September 11
Lecturer: Dr. Alla Vronskaya I Assistant Professor _ College of Architecture
Title: Digging Canals, Building Civilizations: Architecture and Development between Mars and Earth

September 18 (5pm)
Architectural Tour: Charnley-Persky House (Society of Architectural Historians)
1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610

September 25 (3-4pm)
Lecturer: Kim Soss I Head of the Graham Resource Center at IIT, Architecture Librarian
Title: Potentialities of Group Research

October 3 
Lecturer: Paola Aguirre Serrano | Founder at Borderless Studio
Title: Tools for Preservation: The case of Anthony Overton School

October 11 
Exhibition: “Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties” (Tour by Anthony Hirschel, Director, Alphawood Gallery)
2401 N Halsted St #210, Chicago, IL 60614

October 16
Phd presentations: Round 1/2
Lecturers: Anat Mor-Avi | Dan Whittaker | Ezgi Bay | Narjes Abbasabadi |Omar Almahdy | and Yen-Hang Yang
Title: Phd Work in Progress

October 23
Phd presentations: Round 2/2
Lecturers: Dan Costa Baciu | Marcos Petroli | Mehdi Ashayeri | Mohammed Alkhabbaz | and Nadia Shah
Title: Phd Work in Progress

October 30 (3-4pm)
Lecturer: Brent Stephens | Associate Professor _ Armour College of Engineering
Title: Sustainable energy supplies

November 06
Lecturer: Catherine Vorwald | Associate Vice Provost, Technology Development, Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Design Patents

November 13 (S. R. Crown Hall)
Lecturer: Dr. Cynthia Vranas / Director, Mies Society and CoA External Affairs
Title: Palais Garnier: Toward an Architecture of Dance and Music in XIX Century France

Followed by performance. “The Chicago Project” by Venetia Stifler, PhD, Artistic Director of Ruth Page Center for the Arts and Concert Dance Inc

Reception to follow

November 17-18
Chicago Schools: Authors, Audience, and History

2nd International PhD Program Symposium
(organized by Dan Costa Baciu and Daniel Whittaker)

Gwendolyn Wright, Mapping Chicago History: Looking for Clarity and Complexity (Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:00 pm; Claudia Cassidy Theatre-Chicago Cultural Center)

Paper Sessions (Saturday, Nov. 18th; 9:00-7:00 pm, Crown Hall)

Nov 20
Lecturer: Ivan Mutis | Assistant Professor _ Armour College of Engineering
Title: Information technologies for communication in construction

Nov 27
Lectures: Chris Drew | Director of Sustainability _ Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Title: Sustainability: Future Priorities for the Design Industry