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Research Through Making

Historically, research and creative practice have been constructed as "opposites." This is not an unusual struggle in architecture schools, particularly in the context of a research university.

Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.

2017 Research Through Making

Presentations and the exhibition opening will be on March 15, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view: March 16 - April 9

  • Deploy: Spatial Patterns of Lightweight Landscapes: Jonathan Rule, Ana Morcillo Pallares
  • Latitudo Borealis: Lars Junghans, Geoff Thun, Dustin Brugmann
  • Morphable Architectures: Sean Ahlquist, Wes McGee, Henry Sodano
  • String Section: Catie Newell, John Granzow, Kim Harty
  • Thermoplastic Concrete Casting: Tsz Yan Ng, Wes McGee

Jurors: Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University: Nataly Gattegno, Associate Professor and Chair, California College of the Arts Graduate Architecture Program and Founding Design Partner, Future Cities Lab; Lisa Iwamoto, Professor of Architecture, University of California Berkeley, Principal, IwamotoScott Architecture