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Building better health care

For all the advances of modern medicine, health-care architecture has long been guided by custom and intuition rather than research and testing. That’s changing, thanks to an emerging field known as evidence-based design, said Xiaobo Quan, director of Washington University’s newly formed Center for Health Research & Design.
Franz Ackermann (German, b. 1963), "Untitled (yet)," 2008–9. Oil on canvas, 109 5/8 x 216 1/8". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase with funds from the David Woods Kemper Memorial Foundation, 2011.

‘Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display’ opens Sept. 9

A collection is not a static thing, a project to be finished. A collection lives and breathes and evolves over time. This fall, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum — one of the oldest university museums in the nation — will mark the 10th anniversary of its Fumihiko Maki-designed facility with an ambitious, building-wide installation. “Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display” steps back from a decade of thematic presentations and, for the first time, presents the esteemed permanent collection in chronological fashion.
Bruce Lindsey, dean of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, works with students in Givens Hall. (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

Washington People: Bruce Lindsey

Bruce Lindsey, dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, discusses the challenges, benefits and responsibilities of architectural education. In July, he began his term as president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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Question: How many pieces by Pablo Picasso does the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum have in its collection?
Recent graduate Jun Bae (center) works with students in the Sam Fox School's Alberti Program last June. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

‘Understanding what we see’

In “Bob’s Tour,” recent Sam Fox School alumnus Jun Bae explores the community activism of associate professor Bob Hansman. The feature-length documentary will be screened July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre as part of Cinema St. Louis’ Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Adam Turl with his installation "Red Mars" at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
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‘Red Mars’ and the fictional artist

The paintings of Adam Turl climb the walls like a rocket hitting exit velocity – an image slyly reinforced by the telescope installed at their base. Collectively titled “Red Mars,” the group of 10 canvases is currently on view in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum as part of the Sam Fox School’s annual MFA Thesis show.

Education for all

Eric Duffy, AB ’10, created the learning platform Pathgather to help people around the world take advantage of online education and gain the skills that employees are looking for. Now the young startup counts some of the nation’s biggest companies as its customers.
Deborah Gorman, co-founder of vegan ice cream company Sorbabes, was inspired to choose her career path after traveling abroad to Italy while a student at Washington University. (Photo: Rob Brown)

A taste of Italy from the Hamptons

After studying abroad in Italy, Deborah Gorman, BFA ’02, decided to become a chef and created the tasty, all-natural vegan sorbet, which is inspired by Italian gelato.
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30 years of public art

It began as an experiment. Three decades later, the University City Public Art Series is the nation’s longest-running public art collaboration between a university and a local municipality.

Sam Fox School, AIA St. Louis announce 2016 Steedman Fellowship

With a first-place travel award of $50,000, the biennial James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture is among the largest in the nation for emerging architects. The 2016 fellowship, titled “Adaptation,” centers on how flexibility and adaptive response might be better incorporated into the design process.
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