Graduate Winter Studio Presentations January 8

Presentations and balloting for 2G2/3G5 grad option studios will take place Thursday January 8 1:30-3:00pm in the Art + Architecture Auditorium, room 2104.

The schedule is as follows:

1:30 Karl Daubmann

1:40 Marc Fornes with Dave Pigram

1:50 Mitchell Squire

2:00 Mark Linder and Julia Czerniak

2:10 Robert Beckley

2:20 Roger Sherman

2:30 Fernando Lara

2:40 Craig Wilkins

2:50 Casey Jones and Mojdeh Baratloo

Studio descriptions will be posted by noon January 7 outside the auditorium.

Grad Option Studio Faculty Bios:

Karl Daubmann is associate professor in architecture at the University of Michigan. Professor Daubmann has taught at the University of Michigan since 1999 when he was the Oberdick Teaching Fellow. He has also taught at the Boston Architectural Center, Roger Williams University, and the University of Cincinnati. Professor Daubmann teaches design, construction, and a graduate seminar in parametric modeling.

Karl Daubmann

Marc Fornes, Architect DPLG, is the founder of THEVERYMANY, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via encoded and explicit processes. In 2004 he graduated with a master of architecture and urbanism from the design research lab of the Architectural Association in London after having previously studied in France and Sweden.

Marc Fornes

Mitchell Squire is a recipient of the 2007-08 ACSA Creative Achievement Award given to professors and architectural educators who have made a creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that is affiliated with architectural education.

About his own work, Squires has stated: “Someone once called it ‘enigmatic.’ I really didn’t know what that meant, given that many observers of contemporary art find most of it hard to understand. I thought it had something to do with its placement into one of those ‘isms,’ not so much with its content, but I wasn’t sure. What’s clear–at least to me–is that I make work. If that’s an insufficient description, perhaps ‘enigmatic’ was well put. At the moment I’m thinking of the wonderful justification Magic Johnson provided the late night talk show host when questioned about his opening of the first Starbucks in Harlem. Magic replied, ‘Black folks like Starbucks, too!’ or something to that effect…”

Mitchell Squire

Robert Beckley is dean and professor emeritus of Taubman College. He retired from teaching and academic administration in June 2002 to devote full time to consulting in architecture, urban design and planning, and his own writing and photography projects.

Beckley was made a fellow of the Urban Design Institute in 1990 and the American Institute of Architects in 1985. He has worked on research grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Transportation. He also served as Urban Research Scientist while at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has received recognition and awards for design, research and service from the NEA, Progressive Architecture Magazine, the American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin and Michigan, the City of Milwaukee, and the Urban Land Institute.

Robert Beckley

Mark Linder and Julia Czerniak are the Winter 2009 Max Fisher Visiting Professors.

Linder is associate professor of architecture and chairman of the graduate program at the Syracuse University School of Architecture. Linder received his bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Virginia in 1982, then went on to receive his master of architecture degree and a master of environmental design degree (MED) from Yale University in 1986. Linder also received a Ph.D. in architecture from Princeton University in 1998. At Syracuse, Linder teaches architectural design and theory in addition to his own practice, CLear, based in Syracuse, New York. Linder has also written numerous publications, his most recent book, published in 2004 is called Nothing Less Than Literal: Architecture After Minimalism.

Mark Linder

Czerniak is a registered landscape architect and founder and principal, with Mark Linder, of CLEAR, a transdisciplinary collaborative between architects and others that aspires to both strengthen its disciplinary identity and to expand its range of operations. She is associate professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture where she teaches architectural studios as well as seminars on landscape theory and criticism. Educated both as an architect and landscape architect her research and practice focus on the intersection of these disciplines. Czerniak’s design work has been recognized with numerous awards: most recently, her collaborations with Field Operations won the Syracuse Connective Corridor competition; with Marpillero Pollak Architects, she won the artNET Public Art Landscape Design Competition in Toledo, Ohio and was also a winner of the 2001 Young Architects Forum competition sponsored by The Architectural League of New York. Her design work for this venue is included in the book Second Nature (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001).

Julia Czerniak

Roger Sherman founded RSAUD in 1989. He has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including being a finalist for the Ventulette Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech in 2004; presenting a paper at the “Pragmatism” Conference at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2000; being a Wheelwright Fellow at Harvard in 1995; and a Skidmore Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellow in 1984. In 1987, he and Edmund Chang earned the commission for the West Hollywood Civic Center by virtue of having won an international design competition from a field of over 300 entrants.

Roger Sherman

University of Michigan Taubman College Assistant Professor Fernando Lara‘s teaching and research interests are in the areas of housing, modernist spatiality, and architectural design methods. His current research includes an analysis of housing markets in Brazil with emphasis on the permanence of modernist spatiality. He currently teaches courses in design studies, peripheral modernisms, and a design studio. Fernando Lara is also a practicing architect in Brazil, where he is registered.

Fernando Lara

Craig Wilkins is director of Taubman College’s Detroit Design Center, as well as lecturer in architecture. He is a registered architect, received his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, his masters at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and his bachelors from the University of Detroit School of Architecture. He has worked as a designer, project architect and urban consultant in Washington, DC, New York, Houston and Minneapolis, as well as served as a research fellow at the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Chicago, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wilkins, whose work and research is primarily in the areas of community design, space, race and music, is presently researching his second manuscript, which will focus on the philosophy and practice of community design centers. His recent book, The Aesthetics of Equity, is situated at the intersection of theories concerning race, space and music, and examines the structural and specific resistance to African-American participation in the field of architecture. Wilkins recently received the prestigious 2007-08 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for his work with the Detroit Design Center.

Craig Wilkins

Prior to establishing jones|kroloff, Casey Jones was part of the U.S. General Services Administration’s award-winning Design Excellence Program, where he oversaw the development and execution of some of the nation’s most significant new buildings. At GSA, he served as a client, participating in architect selections, shepherding the design of a broad range of new construction and modernization projects, and shaping policy for what is essentially the world’s largest development organization.

Prior to joining the federal government, Jones helped establish and manage the Van Alen Institute, a leading architectural and urban design research center. As associate director of the Institute, he executed a complex program of competitions, lectures, exhibitions, and workshops aimed at improving the quality of the built environment. The Institute received an AIA New York Chapter award in 1997 during his tenure.

In May 2007 Architect Magazine identified Jones as one of the “hidden powers” practicing in architecture today and put him on their cover.

Casey Jones

Moji Baratloo was born in Iran and received her M.Arch from the University of Michigan. She is a practicing architect in New York City where she also teaches design studios in architcture and urban design an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University. Her practice, research, and teaching emphasize multi-disciplinary approaches to design and cover architecture to landscape, urban design, furniture, site specific installations, and publications. She established her practice Mojdeh Baratloo Architects in 2002, and Baratloo-Balch Architects in 1986. She has received numerous awards including a fellowship in architecture from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a NYSCA Research Grant, an NEA Arts in Public Places grant, and a Design Arts/Visual Arts Collaboration Grant. She was included in 40 Under 40, Emerging Voices, in 1996.