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Exhibition Opening Presentations: Research through Making

March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Exhibition Presentations: Research through Making

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.

Presentations and opening March 15. Exhibition on view: March 16 – April 9


  • Thermoplastic Concrete Casting
    Wes McGee, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Tsz Yan Ng, Assistant Professor of Architecture

    Catie Newell, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    John Granzow, Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
    Kim Harty, Assistant Professor / Section Head of Glass, College for Creative Studies, Detroit

  • DEPLOY: Spatial Patterns of Lightweight Landscapes 
    Ana Morcillo Pallares, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Jonathan Rule, Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture

  • Latitudo Borealis
    Dustin Brugmann, Lecturer in Architecture
    Lars Junghans, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Geoff Thun, Associate Professor of Architecture

  • Morphable Architectures
    Sean Ahlquist, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Wes McGee, Assistant Professor of Architecture
    Henry Sodano, Associate Professor, College of Engineering

Grant submissions were anonymously evaluated by a distinguished jury from outside the college:

  • 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
  • Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University

Presentations Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm in the Art & Architecture Auditorium will be followed by opening reception at the Liberty Research Annex. Exhibition on view March 16 – April 9. 


March 15, 2017
6:00 pm
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