New church for Morombe. Seth Holmen 2010.

New church for Morombe. Seth Holmen 2010. Originally uploaded by Civism&Cities St.Mark’s, Geneva, intends to build a new Anglican church in Madagascar in support of the work of the new bishop, the Rt Rev Todd MacGregor. The JU graduate Traditional Architecture + Urbanism studio over the course of a week produced sketch projects for this new church in Morombe. Stay tuned for the chapel designed for Honduras.

Traditional Architecture + Urbanism: St Sophia Studio

In the 2010 fall semester, Prof. Nathaniel Brooks conducted the senior Traditional Architecture + Urbanism studio in a study for Elgin’s St. Sophia Orthodox Church.  Because of the Orthodox Church’s commitment to and tradition of building durably, the studio looked at a 100 year local town plan for the immediate area of the existing church.  The remainder of the semester focused on the adaptation of the existing church or new construction.  The studio comprised Molly Copeland, Andrew Gander, Stephen Howard, Hilary Jackson, Loren Johnson, Wyatt Johnson,  Michael Rabe, and Justin Spackman.

T.A.U. Grad Architecure Studio: Aaron Holverson

I have been consulting this not-for-profit mission in Honduras since 2005.  On the rural site we have built a villa and a cottage hamlet.  We will eventually build a school and a chapel. The graduate studio this fall began with a sketch project for a chapel for the Villa and an Anglican church for Morombe in Madagascar.

Rockford Design Workshop

In the spring of 2010, Michael Watkins (Michael Watkins, Architect; Gaithersburg, MD) suggested to LiveWorkLearnPlay (LWLP), Montreal, that they consider the Judson Traditional Architecture and Urbanism group as a potential academic resource in their consultancy to the Rock River Development Partnership (RRDP), the latter purposed to revitalize Rockford, Illinois. In May, a team of JU students, new graduates, and alumni convened in Rockford on East State Street in an empty storefront to set up a week long design studio.  The studio team, directed by Nathaniel Brooks and Christopher Miller, Ph.D. comprised  Nicholas Gouwens, Brendan Herr, Seth Holmen, Aaron Holverson, Matthew…

Sam Lima, M.Arch.’10, Dream Dallas award, and critical practice

The winners of the ICA&CA (Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America) Texas Chapter and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Dream Dallas Home Design Competition were announced September 9, 2010. Sam Lima, JU M.Arch.’10, was one of several Honorable Mentions and the only solo entrant recognized in the awards. Sam’s success points to the need to be in the game.  Having also won a Honorable Mention in the 2009 AIAS/AARP Livable Communities Design Competition, Sam may be the most decorated JU Architecture student. Sam’s interest in affordable housing has been shared by the JU program more generally.  This summer, the…