Taubman College

Reunions

2013 Taubman College Reunion Weekend

Join us October 4-5 for an all-class reunion weekend for alumni of architecture, urban planning, and urban design. Reconnect with former classmates and faculty, catch up on happenings at the college, and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 Distinguished Alumna, Karen Fairbanks, B.S.'81. Over the weekend, we will honor Karen's contributions to our discipline, both as a practitioner and an academic, by asking her to share her work in a public lecture and an exhibition.

The reunion program will start Friday at 6:00 pm with a welcome by Dean Monica Ponce de Leon, followed by Karen's lecture. On Saturday, join fellow alumni for a little pre-game spirit, food, and fun at the special Taubman Tailgate in the college's Liberty Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor, where you will also be able to view the Marble Fairbanks exhibition. View the 2013 Homecoming Roster for details.

Then, head to the Big House for the homecoming game against Minnesota!

Click here to register for Taubman College events. If you are returning to campus to celebrate your 10th, and 50th Reunion, please use this link for registration, which includes Taubman College events. To inquire about purchasing football tickets, call 734.764.0247.


From left to right
Alumni, students, faculty, and staff at the Homecoming Lunch.
Daimian Hines, B.S.'99, M.Arch.'01 speaks with fellow alumni.
Kevin Tamaki, M.U.P.'80 reviews student work on display.

2013 Distinguished Alumna Karen Fairbanks, B.S.'81

Karen Fairbanks is a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks, where her work includes educational, institutional, and residential projects. She is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture at Barnard College and chair of the Architecture Department, teaching architecture design studios and courses on architecture and technology at Barnard and Columbia Colleges. She and her partner, Scott Marble, received a research grant from the New York State Council of the Arts for their proposal "New Media in Learning Environments," continuing research that began with their project for Cooper Union.

The recent work of her firm has focused on cultural and institutional projects for public and private clients including Queens Library, Princeton University, Haverford College, Columbia University, The New School, The Museum of Modern Art, and New York University. The firm's work reflects not only her considerable design talent but also her ability to work collaboratively with the clients to meet their needs.

For faculty members balancing the demands of the academy with the demands of running a firm is a challenge. It is a goal shared by current Taubman College faculty as well as many students. Karen has been successful on both fronts and is a role model for many, particularly for female students who are eager to both teach and practice.

Additional details can be found in the 2013 Homecoming Roster.

Friday, October 4

Distinguished Alumna Lecture

Time: 6:00 pm
Welcome: Dean Monica Ponce de Leon
Lecture: 2013 Distinguished Alumna, Karen Fairbanks, B.S.'81
Location: Art & Architecture Auditorium

Annual Alumni Society Reception

Immediately following lecture.

Saturday, October 5

Taubman Tailgate

Time: 1 pm (kickoff is at 3:30 pm)
Location: Taubman College Liberty Annex, 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
$10 per person, registration required


From left to right
From Mini 1977 reunion with M.U.P. alumni Glenn Miller, Glenn Wynn, and Randall Derifield at the Taubman Tailgate.
Alumni take a spin on a conference bike (invented by Eric Staller, B.Arch.'71.)
Lane Kendig, B.Arch.'62 at the Taubman Tailgate with Dean Monica Ponce de Leon and Janice Harvey.

Additional details can be found in the 2013 Homecoming Roster.

Michigan vs. Minnesota

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Michigan Stadium
Call 734.764.0247 to inquire about football tickets.

Special Exhibits – Ongoing

Marble Fairbanks Exhibition

Liberty Research Annex
305 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI

Emergent Project (supported by the 2013 Class Gift)

Taubman College Gallery, Room 2106
Art & Architecture Building

These events are in conjunction with the University of Michigan's Homecoming weekend 10th and 50th Reunions.

Click here to register for Taubman College events. If you are returning to campus to celebrate your 10th, and 50th Reunion, please use this link for registration, which includes Taubman College events. To inquire about purchasing football tickets, call 734.764.0247.

Please contact Sarah Jarzembowski at sejar@umich.edu or 734.615.3653 for any Taubman College Homecoming questions.