Obituary: Cathy Rodgers, former fashion-design faculty, 87

Cathy Rodgers, former fashion design faculty member in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, died April 6 at her home in Ladue. She was 87. She taught tailoring and pattern-making to generations of designers, including such fashion luminaries as Carolyne Roehm, Kay Unger, Judd Waddell and Paul Dillinger.
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‘Segregation by Design’ seminar to be offered in fall

It has been 48 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, yet most American cities — St. Louis included — remain deeply segregated. Next fall, faculty from Washington University in St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University will present “Segregation by Design,” an interdisciplinary seminar that examines the role of planning and design in fostering and maintaining segregation.
Opening party for "Reading Time Across Words and Numbers: Visualization Projects" by Heather Corcoran at Millstone Gallery at COCA in St. Louis, Missouri on April 1, 2016.

Corcoran presents ‘Reading Time’ at COCA

Heather Corcoran, director of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has an exhibition on view through May 21 at COCA. It’s called “Reading Time Across Words and Numbers: Visualization Projects.”
The Cohens’ Toro Canyon Residence, Santa Barbara, California (©Ciro Coehlo/CiroCoehlo.com)

Architectural expressions

Alumni architects discuss how they transform the world through their dreams, plans and designs, ultimately remaking old spaces and creating new ones.
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A radical plan to save the delta

An international cohort of designers, engineers, hydrologists, planners and other professionals — along with a handful of Washington University faculty, students and young alumni — have won a global competition charged with developing a 100-year plan for stabilizing the Mississippi River delta. A delta, says the Sam Fox School’s John Hoal, that’s on life support.
Design by Priyanka Reddy. Model Sheridan Young of Centro Models. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

From gowns and grotesques to the little black dress

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present its 87th annual Fashion Design Show April 24 at the Missouri History Museum. The show will feature dozens of models wearing scores of outfits by more than 20 sophomore, junior and senior fashion design students.
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Sam Fox School recognizes distinguished alumni

Denver-based artist, architect, businessman, designer and philanthropist Ralph J. Nagel is among seven alumni to be honored March 31 as part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts annual Awards for Distinction dinner.
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