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Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitions

Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
217-333-5491; melissa@uiuc.edu

Mary Antonakos, I space coordinator (312) 587-9976

1/26/2006

rendering of an elevated structure with a city skyline in the background
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2004-2005 ACSA/AISC Student Design Competition

First Place (Open Category)
Cultural Fortress
Nathan Charris

Faculty Sponsor: Osman Ataman


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Innovative architectural projects will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Feb. 3-25 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

• “ACSA Award Winning Projects: 2000-2005 School of Architecture” features nine projects by nine current and former U. of I. students. Illinois architecture professor and exhibition curator Kevin Hinders said the projects all received awards in competitions
co-sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and other groups representing various construction-materials industries.

The projects range from designs for an airport, museum and performing-arts center to designs for the city of Sedona, Ariz. Exhibiting designers are Matthew Booma, Renae Brossman, Nathan Charris, Man Chun Chan, Xuemei Li, J.C. Nelson, Elizabeth Ordner, Daekwon Park and James Seo. Faculty sponsors for the projects included Hinders and Osman Ataman, Kurt Baumgartner, Robert Dermody and Robert Mooney.

rendering combining a map and a cityscape
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2004-2005 ACSA/AISC Student Design Competition

Honorable Mention
Bridge the UI Chicago Campus

Daekwon Park
Faculty Sponsor: Kurt T. Baumgartner


• “Chicago Architectural Club Members Exhibition” is an annual show exploring Chicago architecture through a review of members’ current work. The exhibition includes sketches, drawings and photographs.


An opening reception is scheduled to take place from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago.

I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.