November 19, 2014 Visiting Critics Attend Fall 2014 Architecture Reviews

During the Fall 2014 Final Reviews, the University of Tennessee School of Architecture welcomed numerous critics as special guests. The following visitors provided feedback to student work.

Robert Adams is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan where he teaches and coordinates graduate courses in design and construction. In 2005 Adams developed and directed Taubman College’s first study abroad program in Beijing, P.R. China. Through this initiative in 2006 Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning became one of the founding member institutions at B.A.S.E., Beijing Architectural Studio Enterprise, A Global Partner Alliance Academy and Practice for the Furtherance of Architecture, Design, and Engineering Advancements and Dialogue. Adams holds a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-ARC, Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from St. John’s University. Prior to University of Michigan, Adams has held teaching appointments in architecture at the University of Minnesota, Otis College of Art and Design, and SCI-ARC in Los Angeles and its satellite program in Switzerland where he was the Vico Fellow from 1994 -1996.

Ellen Donnelly is an independent scholar and architect based in Princeton, New Jersey. She is currently the Project Manager of the Lebbeus Woods Archive. Previously, Ellen was a curatorial fellow at UCLA’s Hammer Museum where she co-curated the A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living exhibition, and authored an essay for the exhibition catalogue. Ellen’s ongoing research considers transient urbanism and pilgrimage in American and European situations. She has taught design studio, construction, and drawing courses at the University of Michigan and Pasadena City College.

George Johnston
George B. Johnston is Professor of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology where he has been a member of the faculty since 1984. Over his tenure, he has served in multiple leadership roles including most recently as the first Chair of the reorganized School of Architecture. Johnston received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with special distinction from Mississippi State University in 1979, the Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in 1984, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Emory University in 2006 in the area of American Cultural History. Johnston is a registered architect, has practiced in firms in Mississippi, Texas, and Georgia, and currently practices as principal in the Atlanta firm of Johnston+Dumais [architects]. Johnston’s research interrogates the social, historical, and cultural implications of making architecture in the American context. His book, Drafting Culture: A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards (MIT Press, 2008), has been lauded for its insights into the ongoing technological transformation of the profession; it received the 2009 Outstanding Book Award from the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians. His ongoing projects address questions of how the profession of architecture, through both traditional and emerging tools of practice, both perpetuates and challenges social and cultural conventions. Johnston teaches courses in architectural and urban design, cultural theory, and social history of architectural practice.

David Karle
David Karle is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he teaches courses in design and contemporary American urbanism. Karle holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Williams LeBaron Jenney Scholarship. In addition to teaching at the University of Nebraska, he has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Michigan. He has worked professionally throughout the United States including, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and at Terroir Architects in Sydney, Australia.

Kyoung Hee Kim
Kyoung-Hee Kim is Assistant Professor of Architecture at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kim holds a Ph.D and M.Arch from the University of Michigan and degrees of Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering in Architecture from the Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea. Dr. Kim teaches core courses in Building Technology, Technology electives, and advanced topical studios incorporating performance-based design.  Her scholarly research focuses on the development and implementation of building life cycle integrated design that identifies specific implications of sustainability during architectural design and execution. She has been working as a building façade consultant in Front, New York since 2007, and involved with a wide range of buildings including Rutgers Business School (NJ, Completion 2013), World Trade Center Museum Pavilion (NYC, Completion 2012), High Line 23 (NYC, Completion 2011), Broad Art Museum (Lansing, MI, Completion 2012), Yas Island Marina Hotel (Abu Dhabi, Completion 2009), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia, Completion 2009). Current projects include the Amazon HQ’s Biosphere Greenhouse in Seattle and a new conference center in Libreville, Gabon.

greg marinic
Greg Marinic is Director of the Interior Architecture program at the University of Houston. He worked in the New York and London offices of Rafael Viñoly Architects, and is the Principal at Arquipelago, a design firm that investigates issues in architecture, interiors, urban design and identity. His publications include AD, Design Issues, International Journal of the Arts and Society, International Journal of Architectural Research, and the International Journal of the Constructed Environment. Greg holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Geography/Urban Planning, from Ohio University.

Jeana Ripple
Jeana Ripple is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Previous to her current appointment, she was a designer at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago. A distinguished graduate of University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering. Ripple is engaged in practice-based research focused on structural and material innovation utilizing design computation. She is a founder and lead investigator of the Design-Driven Manufacturing program at the University of Virginia together with economic development expert, Prof. Suzanne Moomaw. Ripple is also a principal investigator in collaborative research with biomedical engineering focused on visualization of complex data systems.

Jackie Shaw
Jacqueline Shaw is a designer living and working in New York City. She currently is a project manager at SPAN Architecture, a practice focused upon the architectural detail and its efficacy related to elemental and spatial experience. As an architectural designer, she has worked for M1dtw in Detroit, and Readymade Projects with Stephen Burks in New York. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach.

Bradley Walters
Bradley Walters is an Architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Florida, where he teaches design studios, lectures on materials, advises graduate students, and serves in leadership positions on committees and councils within the University, College, and School. He has presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences. Mr. Walters is currently the principal investigator of the University of Florida Solar Decathlon 2015 project and the Quinlivan Passivhaus research project. He was a co-principal investigator for the award-winning Project RE:FOCUS, a design-build project constructed for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in Madrid, Spain. He was recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning in 2011 and received a University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors in 2014. Mr. Walters earned his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture with Highest Honors from the University of Florida.  He has studied and taught at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy and taught design studios for the University of Florida’s Master of Sustainable Design Program in Singapore. His work has been recognized by numerous AIA Honor and Merit Awards, and it has been published by Architectural Record, Urbanism and Architecture, A+D, ARQ, Hinge, and Oculus.