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GRADUATE

FINAL REVIEWS

SPRING 2013

University of Virginia School of Architecture


Dear Guests, Faculty, and Students, Welcome and thanks for attending the final reviews of the semester of the studios of the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia! All the studios from the beginning to advanced in both departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are part of this event. We want all our students and faculty exposed, learning, and enjoying from the experience and challenge of discussing work and ideas among us and with our guests. Throughout, students will be encouraged not only to listen, but to be part of the conversation, making it an amazing opportunity of learning for all across both programs and at all levels, in as many reviews as the schedule allows. At 8:30, jurors and faculty will meet at the school to have breakfast together, to be introduced, and have a short chat before starting reviews at 9:00. In this guide you will find the schedules, bios and descriptions of the jurors, students and studios, as well as some practical information. We are looking forward to benefiting from your contribution. This is an important moment for our students and faculty, combining the intellectual challenge with the joy of the celebration of the end of the semester. We also hope this is going to be a fruitful time for you in Charlottesville. Thanks for your generosity in sharing your time and ideas with us, IĂąaki Alday

Nancy Takahashi

Chair of the Department of Architecture cell: 434-249-2763

Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture cell: 434-906-1299

Design and editing: Ryan Metcalf, M.Arch ‘13

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TUES. MAY 7

9a - 1p

ROOM 205

TOM BISHOP

ROOM 305

2p - 6p

ROOM 405

URBAN CULINARY WALDMAN INSTITUTE

DANIEL BLUESTONE

CARLOS JIMENEZ

AUDREY MATLOCK

ARCH 7020

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS

JURY

LLUIS DOMENECH

JANE HUTTON

MARGARITA JOVER

ARCH 7020

COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY

JURY

JULL

CLARK

DANIEL BLUESTONE

CARLOS JIMENEZ

AUDREY MATLOCK

TECH BRIDGE (4th Fl.)

LAR 6020

JURY

GALI

THE RIVANNA RIVER

LLUIS DOMENECH

JANE HUTTON

MARGARITA JOVER

6p - 7p

3rd Fl. STUDIO WALLS

IND. STUDIES

9a - 1p

ROOM 405

LAR 7020

SIEWEKE

A RIVER AND A ROAD

JURY

BRAD CANTRELL

FRANK HARMON

JULIE BARGMAN

COMP. DESIGN RESEARCH (a.m.)

JURY

STAR KEENE

BILL SHERMAN

MICHAEL CADWELL

ARCH ELMALEH 8020 GALLERY MENEFEE

JANE HUTTON

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JURY

TOM BISHOP

OE KINS

WEDS. MAY 8

ARCH 6020

BRIAN KATEN

JURY


2p - 6p

ROOM 305

ALAR 8995

THESIS ARCH 1

JURY

CARRIE BURKE

LLUIS DOMENECH

CARLOS JIMENEZ

ADVISOR

TECH BRIDGE/ 3rd Fl. WALLS

ARCH 4020

UGRAD 1

KEVIN BURKE

YOLANDE DANIELS

MATTHEW JULL

AUDREY MATLOCK

THE NAUG

ALAR 8995

THESIS LAR 1

JURY

MICHAEL CADWELL

BRAD CANTRELL

FRANK HARMON

ADVISOR

ROOM 205

ALAR 8995

THESIS LAR 2

JURY

JANE HUTTON

BRIAN KATEN

STAR KEENE

ADVISOR

COMP. DESIGN RESEARCH (p.m.)

JURY

CARLOS JIMENEZ

EXHIBIT ROOM C

ARCH 4020

UGRAD 2

KEVIN BURKE

YOLANDE DANIELS

MATTHEW JULL

THE NAUG

DISCUSSION

THESIS

JURY

AUDREY MATLOCK

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MISC. INFO

LLUIS DOMENECH

STUDIOS

CARRIE BURKE

JURY

6p

INAKI ALDAY

JURY

SCHEDULE LOCATIONS

ARCH ELMALEH 8020 GALLERY MENEFEE

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THURS. MAY 9

9a - 1p

BRAD CANTRELL

2p - 6p

BRAD CANTRELL

6p

6

ROOM 205

FRANK HARMON

ALAR 8995

BRIAN KATEN

THESIS LAR 3

JURY

EUGENE RYANG

ADVISOR

ROOM 405

ALAR 8995

THESIS ARCH 2

JURY

MICHAEL CADWELL

YOLANDE DANIELS

STAR KEENE

ADVISOR

ROOM 305

ALAR 8995

THESIS LAR 4

JURY

FRANK HARMON

BRIAN KATEN

EUGENE RYANG

ADVISOR

THE NAUG

DISCUSSION


CAMPBELL HALL

TECH BRIDGE

Floor 4

WC ROOM 405

Floor 3

3rd FLOOR STUDIO WALLS

WC WC EXHIBIT ROOM C

Floor 2

ELMALEH GALLERY

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ROOM 305

JURY

ROOM 205

WC

Floor 1

WC

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MISC. INFO

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TOM BISHOP is a partner at BRB Architects, New York City, where his portfolio includes residential, educational and commercial projects, both architectural and landscape projects. Tom is the executive Architect for the Belgium landscape firm Wirtz International that is expanding their successful practice in the United States. Tom holds a BS in Architecture from University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. In addition, he is President of the UVa School of Architecture Foundation. The Bishop Conference Room is named in honor of Tom’s mother.

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ARCH 6020

p.m.

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CARRIE MEINBERG BURKE is an architect (Principal at PARABOLA in Charlottesville, VA), industrial designer, and artist. Her work is precisely calibrated and formed by a unique analysis-synthesis methodology applied to a full range of scales and sites. Prior to PARABOLA, Carrie was Principal of CMB Architecture + Industrial Design, with experience developing strategic collaborations to implement innovative design. She is the lead designer for a residence in California registered to meet the Living Building Challenge. Since 1994 she has led the ongoing design, construction, and optimization of “Timepiece” laboratory/residence. Carrie received her Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1991, and undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and the Architectural Association in London in 1981. She shared the 2010 Esherick Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley with Kevin Burke, teaching a graduate level design studio: “Forces Evolve Form.”

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KEVIN BURKE is Principal at PARABOLA in Charlottesville, VA, and a recognized design leader in the sustainability movement. Prior to PARABOLA, Kevin spent 16 years at William McDonough + Partners, where he was William McDonough’s partner for ten years. Kevin directed the 50-person studio, leading the establishment of offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam, and guiding the firm’s efforts to implement Cradle to Cradle design protocol within building and community designs. A noted lecturer on sustainable design both nationally and in Europe, Kevin was the Esherick Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design in the fall of 2010, with Carrie Meinberg Burke. He received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Virginia.

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MICHAEL CADWELL is a Professor of Architecture and Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture. His exploration of construction as a transformative cultural act extends across domains: sculpture with his small wood buildings that have been published extensively and collected as Pamphlet Architecture 17 (Princeton Architectural Press); writing with his book Details (MIT Press), journal essays, and lectures in the US and abroad; and architectural practice with residential commissions in partnership with Jane Murphy. Professor Cadwell’s work has received awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the New York Architectural League, and the American Institute of Architects (with Murphy). He has been a fellow at the Woodstock Arts Colony, the McDowell Arts Colony, and the American Academy in Rome.

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ARCH 7020

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is dedicated to advancing the science and art of ecological design through computing, responsive technologies and data visualization. Professor Cantrell is the Director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky and his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His own research and teaching focuses on using digital techniques to represent landscape form and processes. This work in digital representation ranges from improving the workflow of digital media in the design process, to providing a methodology for deconstructing landscape through compositing and film editing techniques. Mr. Cantrell is the co-author of “Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture”, a widely adopted text, and more recently “Modeling the Environment”. Professor Cantrell is actively involved in research through the creation of responsive environmental technologies and infrastructures that develop symbiotic relationships between biotic and abiotic systems. The research examines methods to engage complex biological systems through nuanced responsive systems that interact on a variety of scales. His research has been honored by ASLA Honor and Excellence awards for research and communication.

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YOLANDE DANIELS received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College, CUNY. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects and fellowships at the Mac Dowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art where she was a Helena Rubinstein fellow in Critical Studies. She has taught architecture at various universities including the Graduate Schools of Architecture at Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a design principal of studioSUMO an architecture office founded in 1995 that is located in New York with projects in the United States, Japan and Brazil. studioSUMO has been the recipient of various awards including: Emerging Voices, Design Vanguard and Young Architects Forum, as well as, the recipient of grants such as New York State Council on the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.

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LLUIS DOMENECH is an architect specialized in urban implementation of infrastructures. He is now Architecture Director in Barcelona Sagrera Alta Velocitat, a public company that coordinates the reorganization of the railway and public transport system and develops and manages an urban operation of 400 acres with a new intermodal station, 25.000 new dwellers and a park of 100 acres in Barcelona.

Tu

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ARCH 7020

p.m.

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ARCH 8020

IND.

STUDS.

FRANK HARMON , FAIA, is founder of Frank Harmon Architect PA, an award-winning architectural firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Harmon is also an adjunct professor of architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Nationally recognized as a leader in modern, innovative, sustainable, regionally appropriate design, his projects range from small sheds to 70,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and are all informed by the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. As a firm, Frank Harmon Architect PA has been a trailblazer in “green” architecture for 20 years.

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GUEST REVIEWERS

JANE HUTTON Jane Hutton is a registered landscape architect and Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is Director of the GSD Materials Collection in the Frances Loeb Design Library. Her research focuses on the expanded consequences of material practice in landscape architecture, examining links between the landscapes of production and consumption of common construction materials. Her practice has focused on collaborations with organizations concerned with material cycling and landscape production, from a prototype urban agriculture and soil regeneration project at Parc Downsview Park to Toronto’s first public fruit orchard. Hutton is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, and is editor of issues on Service and Materialism, which look at the political dimensions of materials in design.

Tu

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ARCH 7020

p.m.

LAR 6020

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p.m.

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CARLOS JIMENEZ established Carlos Jimenez Studio in Houston, Texas in 1983. The work of Carlos Jimenez Studio has been exhibited nationally and internationally at many museums and galleries. Principal built works include (among others) the Houston Fine Art Press, the Central Administration/Junior School Building for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Spencer Studio Art Building at Williams College Massachusetts, the Cummins Engine Child Development Center in Columbus, Indiana, the Library Service Center and Data Center for Rice University, the Evry Housing Tower in Evry, France and the Beniopa Civic Center in Gandia, Spain. Jimenez also serves as Professor of Architecture at Rice University.

Tu

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ARCH 6020

p.m.

ARCH 7020

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THESIS

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Brian Katen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. A graduate of George Washington University, Professor Katen received his Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Professor Katen directed the Landscape Design Program at George Washington University and was a principle of Brian Katen, Landscape Architecture, in Arlington, Virginia. With over 20 years of practice experience, Professor Katen’s research explores the everyday landscape, community identity and conceptions of place, and the complex relationship between the landscape, its archives, and memory. His current research is focused on the African American landscape of Virginia and those everyday gathering places that have both defined and celebrated community and cultural identity throughout the state.

JURY

BRIAN KATEN

THESIS

LAR 4

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ARCH 8020

p.m.

THESIS

LAR 2

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AUDREY MATLOCK Audrey Matlock, FAIA, is owner of Audrey Matlock Architects in New York City. A graduate of Syracuse University and Yale School of Architecture, Audrey began her career as a designer at Skidmore Owings and Merrill before she founded her own firm in 1994. Her design goals focus on an in-depth understanding and interpretation of program as the fundamental generator of spatial order. She is particularly well known for her contributions to residential architecture and was recently featured on the cover of Architecture Magazine’s January Suppliment. She has gained national and international recognition for her projects such as Chelsea Modern, 57 Irving Place and the Medeu Sports Center, among many other distinguished projects. She has been a visiting Professor at Yale, Syracuse, Parsons and is currently a visiting Professor at City College, New York.

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EUGENE RYANG is a co-founding principal of Water Street Studio. Previously he was a principal at McKee Carson and an associate with Nelson, Byrd, Woltz in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eugene received his Masters in Landscape Architecture and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Columbia University. Prior to graduate education, Eugene worked as a stonemason in Albemarle County. While his site work informs a unique understanding of cultural connections to physical space, his craft fosters a mindfulness of construction details at all stages of the design process. Eugene leads multi-disciplinary teams on public and private commissions ranging from residential design/build projects to farms, estates, schools, universities, parks and conservation developments.

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THESIS

LAR 3

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LAR 4


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JURY STUDIOS MISC. INFO

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STUDIO NAME

TUES. MAY 7 9a - 1p

ARCH 6020

URBAN CULINARY INSTITUTE

PETER WALDMAN

TUES. MAY 7 2p - 6p

LAR 6020

THE RIVANNA RIVER

TERESA GALI

WEDS. MAY 8 9a - 1p

ARCH 7020

WEDS. MAY 8 2p - 6p

ARCH 7020

THURS. MAY 9 9a - 1p

LAR 7020

THURS. MAY 9 2p - 6p

ARCH 8020

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CATION LO 1st FLOOR WALLS

JURY

INAKI ALDAY JULIE BARGMAN

ELMALEH

GALLERY

TOM BISHOP DANIEL BLUESTONE

COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY

W.G. CLARK

EXHIBIT ROOM C

CARRIE BURKE KEVIN BURKE

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS

MATTHEW JULL

ROOM 205

MICHAEL CADWELL BRAD CANTRELL

A RIVER AND A ROAD

JORG SIEWEKE

3rd FLOOR STUDIO WALLS

YOLANDE DANIELS LLUIS DOMENECH

ALAR 8995 / ARCH 4020

COMP. DESIGN RESEARCH

THESIS

CHARLIE MENEFEE KAREN VAN LENGEN (GRAD) /

NANA LAST (UGRAD)

IND. STUDIES

ROOM 305

TECH BRIDGE (4th Fl.)

FRANK HARMON JANE HUTTON CARLOS JIMENEZ MARGARITA JOVER

ROOM 405

MATTHEW JULL BRIAN KATEN

THE NAUG

STAR KEENE AUDREY MATLOCK EUGENE RYANG BILL SHERMAN

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ARCH 6020

URBAN CULINARY INSTITUTE: Surveyors, Nomads, and Lunatics Peter Waldman

This is a Design Studio bridging sites and systems with rooms, buildings and cities where Spatial Strategies are derived specifically from the extrapolation of the Pre-Conditions of Site (Carr’s Hill & a Fragment of Alderman Library) and a rigorous group analysis of one paradigmatic case-study: The Monastery of La Tourette, by Le Corbusier. The pedagogic premise of this second in a sequence of foundation studios is that the history of the discipline matters, that there are lessons to be learned before they are transformed, and that Architecture is a Covenant with the World, Again.

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PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS:

Site, Context, and Programmatic Hybrids Matthew Jull

With changing modes of how people live and work in cities and transforming economic models and infrastructural priorities, architecture is challenged to act – to create new types of living, working, and social spaces. In this frame, this studio has as its core ambition an exploration of the potential of the hybrid building to have a double or even triple profile and that can perform not simply at the scale of the building but that of the city.

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STUDIO NAME

TUES. MAY 7 9a - 1p

ARCH 6020

URBAN CULINARY INSTITUTE

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LAR 6020

WEDS. MAY 8 9a - 1p

ARCH 7020

WEDS. MAY 8 2p - 6p

ARCH 7020

THURS. MAY 9 9a - 1p

LAR 7020

THURS. MAY 9 2p - 6p

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PETER WALDMAN

CATION LO 1st FLOOR WALLS

JURY

INAKI ALDAY JULIE BARGMAN

THE RIVANNA RIVER

TERESA GALI

ELMALEH

GALLERY

TOM BISHOP DANIEL BLUESTONE

COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY

W.G. CLARK

EXHIBIT ROOM C

CARRIE BURKE KEVIN BURKE

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS

MATTHEW JULL

ROOM 205

MICHAEL CADWELL BRAD CANTRELL

A RIVER AND A ROAD

JORG SIEWEKE

3rd FLOOR STUDIO WALLS

YOLANDE DANIELS LLUIS DOMENECH

ALAR 8995 / ARCH 4020

COMP. DESIGN RESEARCH

THESIS

CHARLIE MENEFEE KAREN VAN LENGEN (GRAD) /

NANA LAST (UGRAD)

IND. STUDIES

ROOM 305

TECH BRIDGE (4th Fl.)

FRANK HARMON JANE HUTTON CARLOS JIMENEZ MARGARITA JOVER

ROOM 405

MATTHEW JULL BRIAN KATEN

THE NAUG

STAR KEENE AUDREY MATLOCK EUGENE RYANG BILL SHERMAN

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ON THE RIVANNA RIVER Teresa Gali The studio is facing the visualization and development of the concept “urban metabolism”, through the cycle of water in Charlottesville. We pretend to change radically the water supply system in the city, seeking for an expressive presence of water as a generator of public space. Overlapping the use as public space and the function as infrastructure we will make the system more complex, and this complexity will be the context for discovering new languages, and informing the construction of public environment in Charlottesville. Charlottesville can afford this new challenge. The presence of the Rivanna River, and the physical characteristics of the city are the ideal place for doing this experiment. Infrastructure in Charlottesville is composed by three reservoirs, outside the city. Our proposal pretends to build a new reservoir in the city which is going to act as a lake, as public space and as trigger for rethinking the built environment in the city.

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COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY W.G. Clark We are designing a community center for the Old City and Northern Liberties neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Each student has selected a site and has fashioned a program for the building. Programs have many different positions on what a community center is. We have required that the projects include apartments as well, to encourage a complexity of programmatic development.

INDEPENDENT STUDIES •  THE CITY AND THE RIVER / EXPANDING THRESHOLDS

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Christopher M. Brandt

CIUTAT VELLA DISTRICT OF BARCELONA Jake Fox

MISC. INFO

•  TACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR URBAN VEGETATION IN THE •  THE ELEMENTAL HOUSE Kate McCallum Martin

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URBAN CULINARY INSTITUTE

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CATION LO 1st FLOOR WALLS

JURY

INAKI ALDAY JULIE BARGMAN

THE RIVANNA RIVER

TERESA GALI

ELMALEH

GALLERY

TOM BISHOP DANIEL BLUESTONE

COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY

W.G. CLARK

EXHIBIT ROOM C

CARRIE BURKE KEVIN BURKE

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS

MATTHEW JULL

ROOM 205

MICHAEL CADWELL BRAD CANTRELL

ALAR 8995 / ARCH 4020

A RIVER AND A ROAD

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THESIS

JORG SIEWEKE

YOLANDE DANIELS LLUIS DOMENECH

CHARLIE MENEFEE KAREN VAN LENGEN (GRAD) /

NANA LAST (UGRAD)

IND. STUDIES

3rd FLOOR STUDIO WALLS

ROOM 305

TECH BRIDGE (4th Fl.)

FRANK HARMON JANE HUTTON CARLOS JIMENEZ MARGARITA JOVER

ROOM 405

MATTHEW JULL BRIAN KATEN

THE NAUG

STAR KEENE AUDREY MATLOCK EUGENE RYANG BILL SHERMAN

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A RIVER AND A ROAD:

Rethinking civic infrastructure along the Jones Falls Corridor in Downtown Baltimore Jorg Sieweke How did we arrive at a hostile divide in the middle of the city? What would the river do to bring it to life again? How will the Jones Falls Corridor serve the Baltimore and the bay best in the future? The central and synthetic character of the bundled infrastructure corridor indicates a culmination of all critical urban conditions in Baltimore. The Jones Falls represents a spatial sequence from a steep valley of urban wilderness lined with early industrial mills to a bundled traffic infrastructure corridor of the floodplain; running into the former delta of Inner Harbor area. The linear infrastructure of railway and motorway weave across the river until the Jones Falls River is buried into an underground concrete conduit just west of Penn Station. The subway sized culvert opening is where the river “ends” and this studio project begins.

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COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN RESEARCH Charlie Menefee •  ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES FOR HOUSING THE SHARING ECONOMY Lauren Begen

•  CIVILIAN ARCHITECTURAL CONTINGENCY CORPS Andrew Brown

•  DYNAMIC NODES - SPACE FRAMES AND THEIR JOINTS Aaron Gahr

•  PUBLIC SPACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE - KATHPUTLI MAGICIAN’S

•  TECTONIC ADAPTATIONS: MATERIAL, SPATIAL, AND TEMPORAL

COLONY, NEW DELHI, INDIA Tom Gibbons

OPERATIONS IN DANVILLE, VIRGINIA’S TOBACCO WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Catharine Killien

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•  DECONSTRUCTING DANVILLE Liz Kneller + Parker Sutton

MISC. INFO

•  PLUS/MINUS: INFRASTRUCTURAL AND ADAPTIVE

INTERVENTIONS FOR THE REINVIGORATION OF A TOBACCO WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Ryan Metcalf

•  URBAN INFRASTRUCTURAL THRESHOLD: A HYBRID EMERGENT INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM TO BECOME A GENERATOR OF ANIMATED URBAN LIFE Qiufan Wu

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WEDS. MAY 8 2p - 6p

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CATION LO 1st FLOOR WALLS

JURY

INAKI ALDAY JULIE BARGMAN

THE RIVANNA RIVER

TERESA GALI

ELMALEH

GALLERY

TOM BISHOP DANIEL BLUESTONE

COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY

W.G. CLARK

EXHIBIT ROOM C

CARRIE BURKE KEVIN BURKE

PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENTS

MATTHEW JULL

ROOM 205

MICHAEL CADWELL BRAD CANTRELL

A RIVER AND A ROAD

JORG SIEWEKE

3rd FLOOR STUDIO WALLS

YOLANDE DANIELS LLUIS DOMENECH

ALAR 8995

COMP. DESIGN RESEARCH

THESIS

CHARLIE MENEFEE

KAREN VAN LENGEN

ROOM 305

TECH BRIDGE (4th Fl.)

FRANK HARMON JANE HUTTON CARLOS JIMENEZ MARGARITA JOVER

ARCH 1

ROOM 405

MATTHEW JULL BRIAN KATEN

ARCH 4020

UGRAD 1

NANA LAST

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INDEPENDENT DESIGN RESEARCH THESIS (graduate) ARCHITECTURE (Group 1) •  TOKYO MASK 2050: TRANSFORMING TOKYO INTO “IMMIGRATION CITY” Teppei Iizuka

•  UTOPIC HETEROTOPIA: INDIA’S WORK IN PROGRESS Harsh Vardhan Jain

•  WAR ZONE: A NEW CONFRONTATIONAL GROUND Matthew Pinyan

•  BIM UNPLUGGED: TOWARD RESILIENCY IN CROSS-CULTURAL BUILT OPERATIONS Megan Suau

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•  OH-MAP – A MAP FOR THE DIAGRAMMING PROCESS Carrie Cardona + Mandy Yujing Han

•  DLA FRACTAL DEVELOPMENT Nell Connors

•  PARADOX CITY AND THE RIVER Victor Hugo Azevedo

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•  MOVEMENT IN SPACE: ANIMATION AS A DESIGN TOOL Carter Tata

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ENGAGEMENT IN URBAN AGRICULTURE TO CATALYZE PUBLIC SPACE Isaac Cohen + Isaac Hametz

•  RE-CALIBRATING THE RIVER | RE-BALANCING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DYNAMICS THROUGH WATER INFRASTRUCTURE Erin Root

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (Group 2) •  WALLED COMPOUND 3.0: REIMAGINE SOCIAL SPACES IN SHANGHAI Lingyi Gu

•  THE WILD ANACOSTIA: CULTIVATING A THICK EDGE TYPOLOGY THROUGH EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE Kate Hayes

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•  EDITING EMERGENCE | TOWARDS A GENERATIVE MAINTENANCE PRACTICE Michael Geffel

•  THE POLITICIZED PUBLIC SPACE Dasha Lebedeva

•  THERMODYNAMIC COMPOSITION / CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY MARKET Chris Woods

ARCHITECTURE (Group 2) •  COMMUNITY SCHOOL: DESIGNING TO BETTER SUPPORT UNDER-SERVED YOUTH AND THEIR COMMUNITIES Amelia Einbender-Lieber

•  BUILDING BEHAVIOR: A DIGITALLY ALTERED PHENOMENOLOGY Ryan Lewandowski

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Adaptive Strategies for Housing The Sharing Economy Lauren Begen The emerging “sharing economy” is a powerful force, which operates largely in the virtual realm. Using an industrial warehouse in Danville, VA., strategies to adapt the built environment to house both human occupation and the sharing of resources are explored. The nature of ownership, boundaries and the dominant notion of home as private are tested.

Civilian Architectural Contingency Corps Andrew Brown Mobile work camps for a national deconstruction enterprise.

Dynamic Nodes - Space Frames and their Joints Aaron Gahr The space frame, developed by Buckminster Fuller, has been used to create space since 1950. Since that time, innovation has taken place within architecture and construction, but the space frame has remained a collection of dumb balls and sticks. The project looks at how this system can be one of increased flexibility and act as an open platform for design.

Public Space and Infrastructure - Kathputli Magician’s Colony, New Delhi, India Tom Gibbons The project is three sites in a slum originally founded by Rajasthani puppeteers and magicians. Each design provisions permanent performance space, public space, and / or infrastructure that may catalyze in-situ redevelopment in the Colony’s housing stock.

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Tectonic Adaptations: Material, Spatial, and Temporal Operations in Danville, Virginia’s Tobacco Warehouse District Catharine Killien Framed through a broader investigation of material and tectonic strategies for the adaptation of buildings over time, this proposal calls for the re-inhabitation of a 200,000sf tobacco warehouse building in the dying mill town of Danville, Virginia. Through a minimal and selective approach, the intention of this project is to reconfigure the existing building with the least possible destruction of the existing fabric in a way that generates a diversity of spatial/material/ and climatic conditions in order to become the next phase or layer in this building’s history of continuous adaptation.

Deconstructing Danville Liz Kneller + Parker Sutton A design for a holistic hub for deconstructed materials providing economic, cultural, and educational stimulus to Danville, VA. Current work focuses on design for deconstruction as a natural compliment to passive conditioning strategies through the separation of building layers.

Plus/Minus: Infrastructural and Adaptive Interventions for the Reinvigoration of a Tobacco Warehouse District Ryan Metcalf

Qiufan Wu

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In an effort to address the decline of Danville, Virginia, a densification and reimagining of its Tobacco Warehouse District is proposed. Through a series of additive and subtractive operations, existing buildings are revitalized with strategic infrastructural insertions and collective open spaces to facilitate new spatial and contextual understandings of building, community, and neighborhood.

Urban Threshold describes an emergent model of urban public space system based on rethinking the relationship between urban life and infrastructure. It catalyzes local connectivity engaging green infrastructure of water. It becomes a new development strategy to animate urban life and to establish the condition for a self-sustaining urban metabolism. UVA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE // FINAL REVIEWS SPRING 2013

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INDEPENDENT DESIGN RESEARCH THESIS (graduate) WASH: Urban Hydrological Networks for Resilient Cultural Ecologies Aja Bulla-Richards Arid cities face an imminent challenge: dwindling sources of freshwater coupled with rapid growth. This project proposes prototypical interventions that reconfigure stormwater and greywater infrastructure to initiate layered social and ecological structures in a typical Los Angeles neighborhood.

Designing Tactical Retreat | Sandbridge Beach, VA Nathan Burgess Arid cities face an imminent challenge: dwindling sources of freshwater coupled with rapid growth. This project proposes prototypical interventions that reconfigure stormwater and greywater infrastructure to initiate layered social and ecological structures in a typical Los Angeles neighborhood.

Participatory Productivity: Leveraging Community Engagement in Urban Agriculture to Catalyze Public Space Isaac Cohen & Isaac Hametz Alison Hirsch and others have noted that designers have made major inroads addressing environmental issues in the constructed environment, but have failed to make equal gains in regards to socioeconomic issues. This thesis asks how a participatory design practice can catalyze a new kind of productive public space in the French Commando Park in Be’er Sheva, Israel.

River City | Reimagining Charlottesville’s Stream Valleys as Public Spaces of Socio-Ecological Production Chelsea DeWitt How might we reenvision our urban hydrological systems as facilitators of vibrant, productive spaces that enhance the socio-ecological well-being of communities? This thesis reorients Charlottesville’s stream valleys from a back to a front through the proposal of a one mile Streamway to connect Downtown Charlottesville with the regional trail and stream network, creating a new public realm of socio-ecological production.

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Mother Salt Rebekah Dye Mother Salt is a research and information design project that explores geological deposits of rock salt on the Gulf Coast that have a complicated set of biophysical, social, and political phenomena associated with them. Multiple narratives exist to describe these deposits and how they function, yet none of these seem to account for the uncertainty that exists when humans must reconcile their activities at scales outside of the modern understanding of time and space. Mother Salt aims to synthesize these parallel and sometimes contradictory ways of understanding the scale-less as a vital first step towards acting in equilibrium at unprecedented scales.

Community School: Designing to Better Support Underserved Youth and their Communities Amelia Einbender-Lieber My thesis critiques the typical typologies of schools as isolated, introverted and closed. My proposal is a permeable hybrid building, which breaks the school out of its closed mono-functioning profile and introduces a collection of interconnected programs that serve both the school and community. As a hybrid building it will function at many different scales and serve varied populations at different times of day and year.

The Urban Forest as Green Infrastructure Brian C. Flynn Through the introduction of new planted form typologies, this study explores new potentials for the urban forest along West Main Street in Charlottesville amidst an Anthropocentric understanding of urban soils. The urban forest should be thought of as infrastructure that enhances the public space of the city for all its citizens.

Editing Emergence | Towards a Generative Maintenance Practice Michael Geffel

Lingyi Gu

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As an alternative way to engage the medium, editing emergence demonstrates the generative capacity of landscape maintenance and how it can be utilized as a design instrument on two sites: a fallow field in Central Virginia and a declining post-suburban neighborhood in Southside Richmond.

Walled Compound 3.0 was proposed to reintroduce spaces for acquaintances and strangers. Inside the wall, shared spaces and facilities were designed to recreate collective life for acquaintance. Outside the wall, modern public spaces for diverse population was introduced. Moreover, the wall itself turned to be a more porous one to encourage interactions between the two. UVA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE // FINAL REVIEWS SPRING 2013

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The Wild Anacostia: Cultivating a Thick Edge Typology Through Everyday Experience Kate Hayes The lines of a trail, walk, and path network thicken – both the spatial dimension and the public awareness of – the Anacostia. This thick edge breaks down and extends the boundaries of this urban river system by hybridizing the rhythms and movements of the daily lives of the community with those of the urban wild.

Ewww David Holzman Design practices that favor clarity, purity, and sterility may be deeply rooted in a visceral human response: disgust, a revulsion that is at heart associated most with bodies (particularly human bodies), their parts, products, qualities, and life-sustaining actions. An unquestioning acceptance of disgust may detract from innovation and humane design.

Tokyo Mask 2050: Transforming Tokyo into “Immigration City” Teppei Iizuka Immigration has become a default solution to the problems of a shrinking society. However, Japan is not yet open to this notion. This experimental project examines an opportunity to transform Tokyo into an “immigration city” through a concept of “Mask,” which realizes a unique coexistence between Immigrants and Japanese people.

Utopic Heterotopia: India’s Work in Progress Harsh Vardhan Jain In the wake of India’s economic growth, the country chooses to ignore the very population that is building the nation – its construction workers. This thesis proposes to integrate the ignored demographic through the establishment of a deranged utopia or rather a utopic heterotopia.

Site Marking Katie Jenkins Allying the two-dimensional design process with the material landscape through a practice of Site Marking.

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The Politicized Public Space Dasha Lebedeva Can public space provide a more porous boundary between the city’s inhabitants and governing bodies, shifting the balance of power towards marginalized people and ecologies? This project proposes an urban plaza in San Francisco, California as an adaptive armature that supports daily life and catalyzes new forms of collective action.

Building Behavior: A Digitally Altered Phenomenology Ryan Lewandowski How are our physical lives and activities being translated into the digital realm, and vice versa? My thesis is an investigation into this emerging dialogue of the spatial and inherently aspatial digital, to see how our perception of physical space is implicated by the integration of responsive digital technologies.

Inhabiting the Socio-ecological Threshold:From Friendship Court Housing Project to Pollock’s Branch “Water-hood” James Moore How can the liminal space between street and structure combine green infrastructure and shared space to create a socio-ecologically performative component of our cities? How might this framework reimagine the Friendship Court housing project as a part of a water-centered community in Pollock’s Branch?

Hybridizing Library with Context Yeonkyung Oh In the age of instant information, the notion of a library is re-thought to maximize the aspects of experiential learning. A decentralized spatial experience is established as a result of deistributing the library function, forming a strategic relationship with REGIONAL + LOCAL opportunities.

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How might architecture respond to the globalized nature of contemporary war— if memorial construction once signaled the end of a conflict, could a new institution emerge as an active participant in the resolution of global warfare? This thesis proposes such an institution, a new ground built for confrontation— a space for mediation and resolution of international conflict.

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War Zone: A New Confrontational Ground

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Re-calibrating the River | Re-balancing Social and Political Dynamics through Water Infrastructure Erin Root In the interest of catalyzing a broader conversation around alternatives to large scale damming, this thesis reconsiders how water is collected and stored for human and agricultural use in villages in the arid region of Limpopo, South Africa. The design intends to rescale water infrastructure from large, fixed and centralized constructions to flexible, adaptable, human scale networks.

BIM Unplugged: toward resiliency in cross-cultural built operations Megan Suau What drives built processes in regions without access to reliable materials, trained professionals, or regulatory authorities? How do Western-based architectural aid organizations contribute? What opportunities do these limitations present? BIM Unplugged creates a physical and virtual resource which records, replicates, and improvises upon the failures and successes of ongoing cross-cultural operations in East Africa.

Designing in Place: Prospects for a Contemporary, Rooted, Everyday Architecture Jesse Wilks Designing in Place seeks to generate an improved everyday built environment by establishing a design process driven by ethics, rather than form-making. Its goal is to create contemporary, economical architecture that is sensitive to site and place, rooted in building culture, and that celebrates the most ordinary human activities.

Thermodynamic Composition / Charlottesville City Market Chris Woods The Charlottesville city market is a venue for direct exchange between local growers and local consumers. The market offerings change with the seasons, as does the experience of the market. This project conceptually embraces this seasonality while maintaining a fixed spatial layout. It does so through the shifting location of vendor and consumer functions in response to heat, light and air movement. This intervention does not reinforce a homogenous condition or static character. It seeks to increase awareness and understanding of change and specific properties of material, light, and movement. Space is conceived through its properties and its seasonal and diurnal change; it’s perceived and experienced as relational, contingent and fluctuating.

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How Water Meets Architecture Sarah Buchholz My project redefines the value of water away from the water’s edge in India and revives its significance as a central part of daily life. It brings water back into villages to be used efficiently and incorporates traditional values and practices that have been lost due to pollution and scarcity.

Oh-Map – A Map for the Diagramming Process Carrie Cardona and Mandy Yujing Han This project seeks to create a conceptual tool for architects to gather, organize and generate diagrams about a particular place. We achieve this by constructing the oh-map. It organizes existing diagrams, informs the user about current knowledge gaps, and directs the user to the generation of new diagrams.

DLA Fractal Development Nell Connors My thesis creates a new method for zoning the metropolitan growth of a city with a diffusion-limited aggregation fractal system. I have tested the theory is a series of test cases around Washington, DC, demonstrating the effectiveness of the system in creating diverse and individual communities.

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This thesis is a critique and a response to the urban renewal developments in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil. It aims to institute a model of development that keeps the existing social networks intact by means of inserting infrastructure and new programmatic elements into informal settlements; and also grant the formal city access to the river; that has been for so long neglected. This is a model that is sensible to the environment and it aims to work with the population in place. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a model that will catalyze gradual social and economic growth in the river-edge informal settlements.

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Tensions Kelvin Grullon A response to the effects of the gentrification process in diverse urban neighborhoods; the set of social, cultural, and economical tensions that result from that process. Defining tensions as the “imposed strains on the living conditions of a neighborhood”, the project proposes a set of positive tensions in the form of spatial and programmatic hybrid interventions, along Broadway Ave. in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, NYC.

Towards a Cybernetic System Yetunde Ogunwumi The Cybernetic System is a way of re-thinking the built environment as a product of the rhizomatic relationship between the human and the robot, and in turn, the relation between this ‘Cyborg’, or cybernetic organism, and limited resources. The New City will be flexible, adaptable, and would encourage a nomadic system of growth and propagation. The final product will be a system that could eventually grow to produce a city, adaptable to different locations, economies, cultures, etc. Resource network mapped out, with systems for pods to plug into this system.

Nicholas Ratcliff

Rural Redefined Kate Stabler Due to economic and environmental crises, the heartland of the United States of America and more specifically Kansas and Nebraska is in danger of becoming a permanent dust bowl and suffer even more hardship. Instead of fleeing from the land, the region requires planning measures that include inviting wildlife to take over certain areas and re-imagine the culture of agriculture to include usage of new techniques, more training, and a broader scope of research to ensure future generations a quality lifestyle. Rural Redefined is about creating solutions for the economic and environmental crisis happening in these two states and can be utilized in other states.

Movement in Space: Animation as a Design Tool Carter Tata This thesis explores the use of animation to study the human body’s relationship to space. Architecture and human movement are interdependent, but design usually focuses on only half of this relationship. Animation software opens the doors to looking at this relationship in a different way.

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INDEPENDENT STUDIES (graduate) The City and the River / Expanding Thresholds Christopher M. Brandt In Rochester NY, a decommissioned hydro-electric [tower / rock outcropping] at the precipice of a waterfall is claimed as a catalyst for an expanded exploration of [cultural heritage / environmental awareness] through the intensification of carefully conceived tactile and experiential phenomenology.

Tactical Strategies for Urban Vegetation in the Ciutat Vella District of Barcelona Jake Fox

The Elemental House Kate McCallum Martin Through climatically responsive design, this project tests and defines the five sustainable axioms of the Elemental House in order to demonstrate the experiential possibilities in climatic design considerations and the implications of sustainable choice-making in architecture.

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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ADMINISTRATION Kim Tanzer Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture

I単aki Alday

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Timothy Beatley

Chair, Dept of Urban & Environmental Planning || Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities

Nancy A. Takahashi

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Richard Guy Wilson

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Phoebe Crisman

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Kirk Martini

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DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY Daniel Bluestone Professor || Director of Historic Preservation Program

Richard Guy Wilson Commonwealth Professor || Chair Cammy Brothers Associate Professor || Valmarana Professor Yunsheng Huang Associate Professor Louis Nelson Associate Professor Lisa Reilly Associate Professor Sheila Crane Assistant Professor Fraser D. Neiman Lecturer

DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Reuben M. Rainey William Stone Weedon Professor Emeritus

Julie Bargmann Associate Professor Teresa Gali-Izard Associate Professor Elizabeth Meyer Associate Professor Michael Lee Reuben M. Rainey Professor in the History of Landscape Architecture Jorg Sieweke Assistant Professor C. Cole Burrell Lecturer Leena Cho Lecturer Chloe Hawkins Lecturer Rob McGinnis Lecturer Brian Osborn Lecturer || Virginia Teaching Fellow Peter O’Shea Lecturer Adalie Pierce-McManamon Lecturer Lauren Sasso Lecturer Mary Warinner Lecturer 42


DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING Timothy Beatley Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities || Chair

Richard C. Collins Lawrence Lewis Jr. Professor Emeritus William H. Lucy Lawrence Lewis Jr. Chair David L. Phillips Professor Emeritus Daphne Spain James M. Page Professor Ellen Bassett Associate Professor Suzanne M. Moomaw Associate Professor Guoping Huang Assistant Professor Justin Beights Lecturer Charles Denney Lecturer Karen Firehock Lecturer Kathleen Galvin Lecturer Satyendra Huja Lecturer Joseph Maroon Lecturer Richard Price Lecturer William Wuensch Lecturer

ALL SCHOOL FACULTY Shiqiao Li Weedon Professor of Architecture Margarita Jover Lecturer George Sampson Lecturer MISC. INFO

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AFFILIATED FACULTY David Neuman Architect for the University

John Casteen University Professor and Professor of English Cassandra Fraser Professor, Dept of Chemistry Harry Harding Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Paxton Marshall Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering

VISITING FACULTY Vishaan Charkrabarti Robertson Professor 2009

Lionel Devlieger Robertson Professor 2011 Eduardo Arroyo Robertson Professor 2012 Adriaan Geuze Robertson Professor 2013 Pankaj Gupta Shure Pofessor

EMERITUS FACULTY Michael Bednar

Warren Bochenstein Warren Byrd A. Bruce Dotson Matthias Kayhoe K. Edward Lay William McDonough Jaqueline Robertson Elissa Rosenberg Theo Van Groll Bob Vickery

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DEAN’S OFFICE Cynthia Smith Assistant to the Dean

Seth Wood Communications Coordinator Cally Bryant Graphic Designer

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Adela Su Administrative Services Coordinator Patty DeCourcy

Administrative Assistant

Tim Kelley Assistant to the Chair

STUDENT SERVICES Sharon McDonald Director of Student Records and Registration Kristine Nelson Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Cypress Walker Student Services Coordinator

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES Lisa Benton Business Manager

Leslie Fitzgerald Business Officer Kathy Woodson Human Resources Coordinator

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Jake Thackston Systems Manager || Systems Engineer Eric M. Field Director of the Insight Lab, Applied & Advanced Technology MISC. INFO

Dav Banks Webmaster || Systems Engineer Tony Horning Classroom Support Terrance Sheltra Labs & Studios John Vigour Student & Faculty Support

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FABRICATION FACILITIES Melissa Goldman Fabrication Facilities Manager

BUILDING MANAGER Dick Smith Facilities Manager

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL NEGOTIATIONS Frank Dukes Director Tanya Denckla Cobb Associate Director Melissa Keywood Program Manager, Va Natural Resources Leadership Institute Ellen J. Martin Supervisory Grants and Office Manager Tammy Switzer Administrative Assistant

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION Warren Buford Executive Director Kimberly Wong Haggart June Yang

Associate Director of Development

Donna Rose

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Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Office Manager


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FINAL REVIEWS

SPRING 2013

University of Virginia School of Architecture

Spring 2013 Graduate Final Reviews  

University of Virginia School of Architecture

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