RESPONSE TO CHARTER PRINCIPLES      The building stock is retained for present uses or for adaptive re-uses (Charter Principles 4, 5, 27).  New buildings are shaped with shallow floor plates for passive heating, cooling, and ventilating; these are also modeled to accommodate flexibly a variety of uses and do so over time: groceries, doctors offices, retail (CP 12, 26).  The blocks are small with a fine-grain to maximize the choices for pedestrians (CP 12).      Second, the proposed intervention reverses the urban morphology with the canal as the backside to the canal as the neighborhood’s public space as…

Faculty and Alumnus Honored with ICAA Acanthus Awards // News // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame

The Acanthus Awards … honor exemplary student work in classical or traditional design from current students and recent graduates.  School of Architecture alumnus Christopher C. Miller, M. Arch ‘14, received recognition for his thesis project, Market Bridge for Bath:  Fitting Type to Local Character—Professor Richard Economakis was the thesis advisor.  Miller developed a plan for a mixed use neighborhood development in the area surrounding River Avon in the historic city of Bath in England. Source: Faculty and Alumnus Honored with ICAA Acanthus Awards // News // School of Architecture // University of Notre Dame See A Market for Bath:  Fitting Type to…

Congress for the New Urbanism Illinois Academic Charter Award 2016 for Gowanus: from Resilience to Sustainability

    Judson’s graduate urbanism studio has received the 2016 academic CNU-IL Charter Award!  This makes three years in a row!  Graduate student team: Justin Banda, Kay Havlicek, Tyler Hopwood, Marvin Reyes, Tyler Wade, and Andrew Witek.

Career development: Hilary Jackson, Andrew Gander, Michael Rabe, Matthew Imburgia

Andrew Gander, M.Arch.’13, having interned at Michael G. Imber Architects, San Antonio, has returned to join the firm.  Michael Rabe, M.Arch.’13, has accepted a position with James Gray’s Cornice & Rose, Barrington, where he will work with Seth Holmen, M.Arch.’11.  Hilary Jackson, M.Arch.’13, has returned to Period Architecture, Ltd., West Chester, PA.  Matthew Imburgia, M.Arch.’10, has taken a position in Historic Preservation.

A Winter Intensive in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism | Hilary S. Jackson

Winter Intensive 2013_Washington DCA brief summary of Judson University’s Traditional Architecture and Urbanism studio’s trip to Washington, D.C. via A Winter Intensive in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism | Hilary S. Jackson.

Judson students found and lead CNU Illinois student chapter

Ben Glunz [JU M.Arch.’12], when a student member to the CNU-Illinois Board, conducted exploratory meetings for the first Illinois Students for the New Urbanism of the Congress for the New Urbanism-Illinois chapter. In the most recent academic year, Judson’s student government and the university approved the SNU as a student organization.  SNU-IL elections brought a slate of Judson students as officers of the student group.  Justin Palmer continued student representation to the CNU-IL. At an early meeting, Christopher C. Miller, professor at Judson University, presented “It’s Your World: Fix It!,” a challenge to make a difference in the world’s rapid…

Mark Torgerson: Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry

In Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry, Mark Torgerson asserts that greening the built environment of a congregation is a powerful way to achieve and model a commitment to creation care. Green building involves designing and constructing in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially responsible. The approach considers dimensions of a project from its inception to its re-use or demise, through both initial design choices and gradual, systematic upgrades to existing facilities. via Alban – Building Up Congregations and Their Leaders.