Thousands of photographers, videographers and writers will descend on Washington University in St. Louis Oct. 9 to cover the presidential debate. But in mid-20th-century America, another sort of journalist was part of the media mix — the illustrator. The Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library features hundreds of images of politicians, the electoral process and American voters.
Architecture shapes our environment – but studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world around us. Over the last 10 years, the Alberti Program in Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts has introduced hundreds of kids, ranging from 8- to 15-years-old, to the power and potential of architecture and design.
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum boasts one of the nation’s finest university collections. This time-lapse video offers a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of “Real/Radical/Psychological,” the largest display of the permanent collection in the museum’s history.
Thanks to a Wheelwright prize from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design award-winning architect Erik L’Heureux is traveling to some of the world’s fastest growing cities along the equator to study how urbanization and tropical climates impact design.
When he’s not helping design critically lauded commercial buildings, Xopher Pollard, BFA ’05, is overseeing another, equally important construction project: building bridges between Washington University and its LGBTQIA alumni.
On Friday, Sept. 9, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will mark the 10th anniversary of the school’s founding and the opening of the Museum’s Fumihiko Maki-designed building. The celebration will include food, music, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s permanent collection and a special one-night-only project by celebrated alumna Ebony G. Patterson.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art will launch its fall Public Lecture Series Sept. 14 and 19 with architect Xiaodu Liu and artist Dario Robleto. Subsequent speakers will include legendary illustrator Seymour Chwast and celebrated alumni Laylah Ali and Tom Friedman.
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.
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 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.