News, Presentations and Publications

2014

In the News: Chicagoisms: a Small Gallery Stuffed with Big Architectural Ideas," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, Cityscapes, April 9, 2014.

Publication: “EcoBoulevards in Chicago," in Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Integrating Rainwater into Building Systems, by Novak, Giesen, DeBusk, Wiley, 2014.

Exhibition: “College/Town Hybrids," East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, opening November 2014.

Exhibition: “Great Lakes Aqueduct," Chicagoisms Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, April 05 – January 4, 2015.

Grant: “New Realism in Architecture," Publication (Book) Grant, Graham Foundation, April 2014.

Lecture: “New Realism in Architecture,” The Design School, Arizona State University, March 19, 2014.

Jury Roundtable: Emerging Vision Competition Award Discussion, Graham Foundation, Chicago, March 13, 2014.

Jury: 2014 Emerging Vision Competition Award, Chicago Architectural Club, March 11, 2014.

Lecture: “Projecting Architecture,” Convocation Lecture, College of Arts + Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, January 8, 2014.

2013

Presentation: “The Scale of Water in Chicago,” After the City, the City Forum, Chicago Expander at Archeworks, Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 18, 2013.

Lecture: “Collegeville Re-Envisioned," Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, November 13, 2013.

Award: AIA Chicago: Sustainability Leadership Award, 2013, for: MoMA PS1, NYC

In the News: Chicago Architect, Sustainability Leadership Awards, Virtual Water, MoMA PS1, NYC, November/December 2013, Pg 48.

Cited In the News: See the Top AIA Winners, Crain's, October 25, 2013.

Lecture: “Recent Work," University of Michigan Taubman College, October 25, 2013.

Exhibition: City Works: artifacts/ideas from the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72 (72 E Randolph St), May 24 - October 1, 2013.

Gallery Talk: City Works: artifacts/ideas from the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72 (72 E Randolph St), September 18, 2013.

Exhibition: Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design, Art Institute Chicago, Gallery 283 - 285, April 06 - August 18, 2013.

Exhibition: Take Me to the River, Building Chicago's New Waterfront, Chicago Architecture Foundation, June - December, 2013.

Cited In the News: Purdom, Gwendolyn, City Works Exhibit Presses the Issue of Our Urban Potential, Curbed Chicago, September 3, 2013

Cited In the News: Mercurio, Frank, City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future, Time Out Chicago, September 10, 2013.

Cited In the News: Hill, John, Making Architecture Public, World Architects eMagazine, September 23, 2013.

Cited In the News: Metcalfe, John, Chicago Has Loads of Surreal, Never-Built Visionary Architecture, The Atlantic Cities, August 21, 2013.

Presentation: “Bottom-up and Top-Down Actions," Educating Activists Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 19, 2013.

Cited In the News: Ferruelo, Elizabeth, Sustainability, by Design, Forbes, April 16, 2013.

Presentation: “Free Trade Zone Urbanism," ACSA 101: New Constellations / New Ecologies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, March 22, 2013.

Presentation: “Wet Actions," Call to Action, An Intervention of Living Sustainably, Chicago West Loop, March 05, 2013.

In the News: Coorens, Elaine, Grand Ave New Home of an Instant Building in West Town, Our Urban Times, February 06, 2013.

Presentation: “Urban Metabolism," Woltz Symposium: Quasi Objects/World Objects/Hyper Objects, New Classifications for the Urban Metabolism, University of Virginia, February 8-9, 2013.

2012

Exhibition: Venice Biennale, the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, in Common Ground, curated by David Chipperfield; exhibit titled: Fresh Water District, @ the Arsenale, August 29 – November 25, 2012.

Exhibition: MoMA, Young Architects Program (YAP) 2012, Curated by Pedro Gadanho, June 28 – September 03, 2012.

Publication: “Too Big to Fail,” in City Catalyst, Architecture in the Age of Extreme Urbanization, Architectural Design (AD), Wiley, London, 2012.

Juror: Future Prentice, 2012 Chicago Prize, Chicago Architectural Club, November 15, 2012.

Quoted in: Grossman, Ron, “Wolf Point History Puts Scrutiny on Proposed Project,” Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2012.

Presentation: Growing Water: A Conversation with Students and Faculty,” University of Buffalo, Moderator: Laura Garofalo, November 14, 2012.

Presentation: "Vertical Farming in Chicago,” Controlled Environment Sustainable Urban Agriculture: State of Play panel discussion, Chicago Architecture Foundation & Chicago Ideas Week, October 10, 2012.

Presentation: "UrbanLab: Opportunistic Urbanism," Visionary Cities: Urban and Architectural Features, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 22, 2012.

In the News: Merkel, Jayne, "Preview: Americans in Venice," Architectural Record, June 19, 2012.

Presentation:“Lobbying for Urbanism,” AA/UIC Summer Program (Architectural Association/University of Illinois Chicago), w/ Alexander Eisenschmidt, August 14, 2012.

Publication: “Free Water District,” in Common Ground, Issue 13: Ecologics, A. Lawrence and A. Schafer, eds., Boston, 2012, pgs 62-65.

Presentation: "Politics of Vertical Farming," Vertical Farm Conference, University of Maryland, September 26, 2012.

Citation: Truckey, S.C., "Floating Ideas in Venice," Chicago Architect, Sept/Oct, 2012.

Intern News: "Bowdoin Senior Sees the Future of Urban Design," Bowdoin Daily Sun, July 23, 2012.

Presentation: Ecologics Mini-Symposium, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, NYC, June 08, 2012.

In the News: Global News (Brazil), Chicago é a terra de onde vem o primeiro presidente negro dos Estados Unidos, Reporter: Jorge Pontual, UrbanLab discusses Water/Energy ideas for Chicago, 33:00-37:00 (video timeline), May 2012.

Presentation: Manufacturing Landscapes Symposium, UIUC School of Architecture, 1414 Kingsbury, Chicago, May 19, 2012.

Award: AIA Chicago: Small Project Award, Citation of Merit, 2012
for: Art Chicago Video Arcade, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Publication: “Free Water District,” in Praxis Journal of Writing + Building, Issue 13: Ecologics, A. Lawrence and A. Schafer, eds., Boston, 2012, pgs 62-65.

Citation: Rocha, Raissa, "A Peerless Opportunity," Chicago Architect, May/June, 2012.

Citation: Finch, Lauren, "Small Projects are Anything but Ordinary," Chicago Architect, May/June, 2012.

Competition Finalist: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Competition Finalist: PS1 MoMA, Queens, NY

Exhibition: Navy Pier Finalists, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Atrium Gallery, 224 South Michigan Ave, exhibit opens February 1, 2012.

Citation: Brake, Allan, "Navy Pier: Pier Review," Architects Newspaper, 02, March 7, 2012.

Citation: MoMA PS1, Bauwelt, 11.12, March 9, 2012.

Citation: Brake, Allan, "PS1: A Burst of Blue," Architects Newspaper, 02, March 7, 2012.

Blogosphere: ArchDaily, MoMA PS1, Virtual Water.

Presentation: The Great Pier: UrbanLab, !melk, HOK, Thirst, Terry Guen, Zoe Ryan, and Conservation Design Forum, AIA Chicago, Feb 20, 2012.

TV: Chicago Tonight (WTTW), Navy Pier Redesign, Yasmin Rammohan, Jan 31, 2012.

Presentation: The Great Pier, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Jan 31, 2012.

Blogosphere: ArchDaily, Great Pier, Re-imagining Navy Pier.

In the News: Architect Magazine, What's Next: UrbanLab, How the firm's research into Chicago's infrastructure led to a new project, Jan 17, 2012.

Juror:  2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition., College of Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, April 2, 2012.

2011

Award: AIA Chicago: Regional & Urban Design Honor Award, 2011, for: Farming the Stockyards, Chicago, IL

Publication: “Salt-Burbs,” in Making a Case, 306090 Books, Volume 14, E. Abruzzo, G. Bodziak and J. Solomon, eds., New York, 2011, pgs 21-33.

Publication: Galindo, Michelle, “Hennepin House,” in Masterpieces, Country House Architecture + Design, Braun Publishing, Germany, 2011, pgs 228-31.

Citation: Roecker, Gretchen, “Gray, Green or In Between: Solutions to Flooding as Rain Increases with Warmer Temperatures,” Medill Reports, Northwestern University, October 18, 2011.

Juror: 2011 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, Seattle, WA, October 24, 2011.

Presentation: "Chicago's Water: Protecting Our Precious Resource," Chicago Council on Science and Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, October 13, 2011.

Discussion:Design on the Edge, Disussion with Chicago's Leading Visionary
Architects,” Fienberg Theater, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Tuesday October 4, 2011, 6-7:30pm.

Publication: “The New Neighborly,” in Design on the Edge, S. Tigerman and W. Martin, eds., Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, 2011.

Citation: Dean, Penelope, “Under the Cover of Green,” in Fast-Forward Urbanism, Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City, D. Cuff and R. Sherman, eds, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011, pgs. 62-74.

Exhibition:Design on the Edge, Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Oct 4, 2011 - Jan 20, 2012.

Lecture: “Speculative Design with Water,” Urban Water, Urban Form Conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, September 21, 2011.

Radio Interview:Heavy rains put extra pressure on the Deep Tunnel,” Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, Eight Forty-Eight, June 21, 2011.

Podcast:Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” AIA Podnet, Architecture Knowledge Review, May 12, 2011.

Presentation: “Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” AIA National Convention, New Orleans, May 12, 2011.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” Washington University, Sam Fox School, April 25, 2011.

Lecture: “UrbanLab,” University of Kansas, April 8, 2011.

Lecture: “Growing Water,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 6, 2011.

Lecture: “Ecological Infrastructure in/around CH/IL,” Judson University, March 18, 2011.

Presentation/Exhibition: “Critical Infrastructures: New American Approaches,” The Architecture Foundation, London, March 16, 2011.

Lecture: "Civic Space Through Ecological Urbanism," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, March 10, 2011.

Presentation: “Chicago Infra,” Where Do You Stand Conference, 2011 ACSA Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 3-6, 2011.

Lecture: “UrbanLab,” Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University, February 16, 2011.

Citation: Beatley, Timothy. “Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning,” Island Press, October 25, 2010.

Lecture: “Workshopping Chicago,” with Jonathan Solomon, Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, February 7, 2011.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” Fourth Natures: Mediated Landscapes Conference, University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Canada, February 4-5, 2011.

2010

Lecture: “Green Infrastructure,” Princeton University, School of Architecture, November 29, 2010.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Infrastructure as Architecture: Designing Composite Networks, K. Stoll and S. Lloyd, eds., Jovis Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2010.

Lecture: “BlueBuild,” GreenBuild @ Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 18, 2010.

Citation: Seward, Aaron. “Hustle & Flow,” Architects Newspaper, Issue 07, November 10, 2010.

Publication: “Green Infrastructure,” in Infrastructure and the Future: Assessing the Architect’s Role,” A. Lawrence and E. Christoforetti, eds., NEU Conference Series, Northeastern University, 2010.

Citation: Kamin, Blair. “Eco-Toupees and Plastic Alleys,” Green Source, November, 2010.

Presentation: “Policy, Pedagogy, and the Public Interest: Studio as Agency,” 2010 ACSA Administrators Conference, Design, Leadership & the Public Imagination, Washington DC, November 10-13, 2010.

Award: AIA Chicago, 2010 Honor Award, Interior Architecture: Hennepin House.

Presentation/Publication: “Too Big to Fail,” UIC, School of Architecture, Flip Your Field: 2010 ACSA West Central Fall Conference, October 21-23, 2010.

Lecture: “Thick Urbanism,” University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design, October 14, 2010.

Exhibition: Eco-Boulevards and Free Water Districts, World Design Capital, Seoul, 2010: International Design House Exhibition, Cities Reborn, at the City Design Pavilion, Olympic Stadium, Seoul, Korea, September 7 – October 7, 2010.

Presentation: “Case Study: UrbanLab,” Architect Magazine R+D Symposium, Chicago, IL, September 23, 2010.

Exhibition:Venice Biennale, the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, in Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice at the U.S. Pavilion, exhibit titled: Archeworks Mobile Food Collective, 2010.

Lecture: “Infra Urbanism,” National Building Museum: Spotlight on Design, Washington, D.C., July 22, 2010.

Citation: Brake, Alan. “Farming Out Design,” Architects Newspaper, Issue 03, June 9, 2010.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Water / Craft, G. Torgalkar and T. Schwarz, eds., Urban Infill, Volume 3, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University, 2010, pg 42-51.

Lecture: “Growing Energy/Water,” AIA National Convention: Design for the New Decade, Miami, June 11, 2010.

Lecture: “Great Lakes Models Initiative,” Infrastructures for Change, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, June 3, 2010.

Presentation: “Eco-Boulevards,” The Buckminster Fuller Challenger, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2010.

Citation: Ryan, Zoe. “Fluid Dynamics: Building with Water,” in Building with Water, Birkhauser, Basel, 2010, pg. 12-15.

Lecture: "Free Water Districts," Infrastructures For Change, Chicago, June 3, 2010.

Presentation: 3rd International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, “Re-Inventing Construction,” Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, April 14–17, 2010.

Citation: Love, Tim. “Paper Architecture, Emerging Urbanism,” Places: Design Observer, April 13, 2010.

Exhibition: Presentation: Working Public Architecture 2.0 – Chicago Edition, “Free Water Districts,” Archeworks, April 6, 2010.

Presentation: Emerging Voices Lecturer, sponsored by the Architectural League. “Infrastructural Urbanism” talk delivered at the New Museum, New York, March 17, 2010.

Citation: Iovine, Julie. “What’s Holding Us Up,” Architects Newspaper, Issue 06, April 7, 2010.

Citation: Iovine, Julie. “Emerging Voices 2010,” Architects Newspaper, Issue 03, March 3, 2010.

Exhibition: Panelist: “UrbanLab Today,” For Better or Worse moderated conversation, Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 2, 2010.

Citation: Levinson, Nancy. “The Public Works,” Places: Design Observer, January 18, 2010.

Citation: Samuels, Linda. “Working Public Architecture,” Places: Design Observer, January 10, 2010.

2009

Citation: Ireland, Corydon. “Landscapes of Energy: A Harvard Journal Investigates Energy’s Spatial Dimensions, Harvard Gazette, November 24, 2009.

Panelist: “Green Infrastructure,” Infrastructure and the Future: Assessing the Architect’s Role Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, November 21, 2009.

Panelist: “Landscapes of Energy,” New Geographies round table discussion, Harvard Graduate School of Design, November 20, 2009.

Presentation: “Free Water Districts,” WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Symposium, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2009.

Lecture: “Thick Urbanism,” ETH, Zurich, Swizterland, November 9, 2009.

Lecture: Conference Organizer and Moderator: Infrastructures for Change Workshop, Archeworks Conference, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Chicago, IL, November 5, 2009.

Publication: Blitstein, Ryan. “New Grass Roots: Hennepin House,” Dwell Magazine, November 2009, p 94–101.

Publication: Meyers, Tiffany, “Infrastructure Activism,” Metropolis Magazine, November, 2009.

Publication: Bey, Lee. “Design Excellence Awards,” Chicago Architect, November/December 2009, p 28 & 37.

Exhibition: Free Water Districts, National Building Museum, WPA 2.0Exhibit organized by cityLAB/UCLA, Washington, D.C., November 2009.

Presentation: “One Billion,” cityLAB, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), October 26, 2009.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” Wellsprings Eternal: Imagination and Innovation for Oil and Water, Illinois Humanities Council, Archeworks, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2009.

Keynote Lecture: “Ecological Infrastructure,” Design for Livability: Sustainable Cities Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 15, 2009.

Exhibition: UrbanLab Plan, Big, Bold, Visionary- Chicago Considers the Next Century Exhibit organized by Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, September–October 2009.

Panelist: “Chicago Visionaries: From Burnham to Today and Beyond,” presented in partnership with the Newberry Library, Chicago Matters, and the Burnham Plan Centennial, August 4, 2009.

Interview: re: Global Visionaries, Beyond Burnham, WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio, June 22, 2009.

Speaker: World Future Society International Conference, Chicago, July 19, 2009.

Publication:
Ho, Sally. “For today’s futurists, tomorrow never lies,” Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2009, p 18.

Panelist:
The Future of the Campus Planning Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 7–10, 2009.

Named: “Global Visionary” by Chicago Public Radio and Chicago Community Trust Foundation, Broadcast on WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Radio FM, June 2009.

Lecture: “Blue/Green Olympic Games,” Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), Forum Day on Water Sustainability, Chicago O’Hare Airport, IL, May 21, 2009.

Exhibition: Visitor Information Center, Selections from the Architecture and Design Collection (inaugural exhibition of the new Architecture and Design gallery) Curator: Joseph Rosa, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2009–March 2010.

Workshop Presentation:
“The 21st Century Learning Environment: Fresh Ideas, New Contexts,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2009.

Presentation: “Cities of the Future,” American Planning Association (APA) National Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 28, 2009.

Keynote Speaker: AIA Professional Development Conference, Chicago, April 20, 2008.

Lecture: “Growing Water,” Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL, April 15, 2009.

Exhibition: “Growing Water,” 10 x 10 Cities: Green Facts, Challenges, Future, American Institute of Architects and California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April–May 2009.

Panelist: “Building Design Partnerships,” Converge/Exchange: What Communities, Activists and Practitioners can Teach Each Other, DePaul Egan Urban Center, Chicago, IL, March 19, 2009.

Lecture:
“UrbanLab Works,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA, March 16, 2009.

Publication:
Pickering, Sarah, “The eco-friendly UrbanLab designs our future,”Chicago Weekly, March 2009.

Exhibition:
UrbanLab Work in Progress, School of Architecture Gallery, Northeastern University, March 2009.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, February 16, 2009.

Lecture: “Got Water,” Social Enterprise Collaborative and Net Impact, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, February 12, 2009.

Award: Grow Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid, Latrobe Prize Research Grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, February 2009.

Publication: Balmond, Cecil. “UrbanLab,” 60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future, Luca Dietrich, ed., Thames and Hudson, London, 2009, p 98–101.

Publication:
WORKS: Infrastructure for Change, Volume 1.

Award: AIA Chicago: Distinguished Building Award 2009 for Hennepin House, Hennepin, IL.

Award: AIA Chicago: Urban Design Award 2009 for Growing Water Toolbox, Chicago, IL.

Award: Latrobe Prize, “Grow Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, 2009.

Award: WPA 2.0 Competition, Second Stage Finalist, “Free Water Districts,” 2009, Sponsored by cityLAB and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Award: Pamphlet Architecture 30: Infrastructure Competition. Runner up, 2009. Sponsored by Princeton Architectural Press.

2008

Exhibition:
Urbanopolis, Musee De La Civilisation, Quebec, exhibited: Growing Water, December 1, 2007–December 31, 2008

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 3, 2008.

Publication: Manaugh, Geoff. “Chicago, IL, Considers Options to Expand Its Future Water Resources,” Cities and Water, A Handbook for Planning, Roger Kemp, Editor, McFarland, December 12, 2008, p 66–67. 

Exhibition: Flip-a-Strip Competition Exhibition, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, October 5, 2008–January 18, 2009.

Panelist:
“Water, It’s in You,” Greentown Conference: The Future of Community, Aurora, IL, October 2, 2008.

Award: Unbuilt Design, AIA Chicago, for Growing Water project, October 2008.

Lecture: Aurora, Illinois, Greentown Conference, October 2008.

Lecture:
Professional Development Conference, AIA Chicago, September 11–12, 2008.

Publication:
Sokol, David, “Momentum Grows for Futuristic Scheme,” Architectural Record, September 2008.

Publication:
Keyser, Ashley, "Water Isn't the New 'Oil'," Streetwise, June 18, 2008.

Conference Presentation:
“Growing Water,” 4th Seminario Urbanismo Internacional, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico, June 16–20, 2008.

Keynote Speaker:
“Growing Water,” NeoCon, Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 2008.
Publication: “Researching Growing Water,” in Implications, Volume 6, Issue 6, University of Minnesota, June 2008, by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen.


Publication:
Weinberg, Lauren, “Bold School,” Time Out Chicago, May, 2008

Interview: re: Contemporary Architecture in Chicago, WGN News Radio, April 25, 2008.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 11, 2008.

Speaker: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 11, 2008.

Publication: Keegan, Edward. “Midcareer Choices,” Architect, April 2008.

Publication:
Vedral, Valerie. “Chicago’s Tall Tales, Urban Planners: the Sky’s the Limit for the Future,” Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2008.

Publication:
Petersen, Laurie. “Changes in the works at Archeworks,”Chicago Architect, March–April, 2008, p 48–49.

Panelist: “Seeking the City,” ACSA Annual Meeting, Teaching Teachers to Teach Panel, Houston, March 28, 2008.

Speaker: “Interior Urbanism,” ASID National Conference on Design, Interiors 08, New Orleans, LA, March 14, 2008.

Respondent: “Synthetic Sublime,” with David Ruy & Paul Preissner, Pro-seminar, IIT, Chicago, February 21, 2008.

Presentation: “Models, 306090,” with Eric Ellingsen & Julie Flohr, Chicago Architecture Club, Chicago, February 20, 2008.

Lecture: “Map This, Envisioning a Global City,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, February 6, 2008.

Publication: Ng, Henry. “Whose Vision of a Future City Will Prevail,”Architectural Record, February 2008. Architecture Competition Annual (Urban Planning Issue).

Lecture: “Beyond the Deep Tunnel,” University of Chicago, Graham School, Civic Knowledge Project Workshop, Chicago, January 24, 2008.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. “Alternative Design School to Name Team Co-Directors,” Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2008.

Panelist:
“Passing the Baton: New Generation of Design Leadership in Chicago,” Archeworks, Chicago, January 16, 2008.

Lecture: “Global Chicago,” Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL, January 16, 2008

Publication: Albert, Melissa. “Orientation is in the Eye of the Beholder,” Chicago Journal, January 16, 2008.

Exhibition:
Map This, Envisioning a Global City, an exhibition about the Chicago Megalopolis, designed and executed with IIT and UIC collaborators/students, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, January 10–March 21, 2008.

Publication: “Live + Work,” in 1000x: Architecture of the Americas, Michelle Galindo, ed., Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, Germany, 2008, p 192.

Publication: “The Rules Are: No Rules,” in aX, Nothing Says Architecture Like Condiments, Volume 1+2, David Brown, Sarah Dunn, Ellen Grimes editors, 2008.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, Volume 20, Number 2, 2008, by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen.

Publication:
“City of the Future,” Archiworld Co., 2008.

Award: AIA Chicago: Unbuilt Design Award, 2008, for: Growing Water, Chicago, IL

Award: (Martin Felsen) Excellence in Education Award 2008, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

2007

Workshop Presentation: “The Next Generation of Integrated Delivery, Emerging Technology, and Practice Management,” ACSA/AIA Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2007.

Conference Presentation: “Growing Water,” Just Add Water, ACSA Southwest Conference, Austin, Texas, October 4–6, 2007.

Lecture: “City of the Future at the MSI,” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, October 1, 2007.

Publication: Rothblatt, Amy. “Bridgeport Firm Creates Water Recycling Plan, ”Chicago Near West Gazette, October 5, 2007.

Presentation: “Procedural Modeling of Natural and Urban Activity,” Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, IL, October 2007.

Award: October 2007, Growing Water: 31st Street Eco-Boulevard Demonstration Project, Growing Water TCF Bank Student Scholarship Fund.

Publication: Babowice, Hope. “Firms Develop an Ecological Vision of a Future Chicago,” Daily Herald, September 12, 2007.

Publication:
Knott, Anna. “Green House Effect, UrbanLab,”Time Out Chicago, Issue No. 129, August 16–22, 2007.

Publication:
Manaugh, Geoff. “Water, the New Oil,” The Next American City Magazine, Issue No.15, Summer 2007.

Interview: re: Growing Water Project, WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Radio, July 17, 2007.

Speaker: 2007 Transportation Research Board Major Cities Committee (Sustainability Conference), Chicago, IL, July 9, 2007.

Conference Presentation: “Practice, Criticism, Research and Design in Architectural Education,” Integrated Practice and the Twenty-First Century Curriculum, ACSA Cranbrook Teachers Seminar and AIA Educator Practitioner Network Institute, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, June 28–July 1, 2007.

Presentation: “Design Exposed: UrbanLab,” AIA Chicago Tour of UrbanLab, June 14, 2007.

Lecture: “Future Plans for Chicago,” Directors Meeting, Chicago Central Area Committee, Chicago, June 12, 2007.

Exhibition: City of the Future, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, exhibited: Growing Water, June 8–October 7, 2007.

Speaker:
Great Lakes Biennial Meeting and Conference, Chicago, IL, June 8, 2007.

Publication: “Looking for a Restaurant,” Metropolis Magazine, June 5, 2007.

Publication:
“City of the Future Competition Results,” l’ARCA (Italy), no.226, June 2007, p 86.

Conference Presentation: “Sustainable Architecture: A New Era of Design,” Energy Day, Sustainability in Action, Northwestern University, May 19, 2007.

Conference Presentation: “Growing Water,” World Water Crisis Forum, DePaul University, Chicago, May 17, 2007.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. “Competing Visions, Planning the Future of Cities,” Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2007.

Publication: Libeskind, Daniel. “The City of the Future Competition,”Archiworld Magazine (Korea), Volume 143, 2007.

Publication: Henderson, Harold. “Close Deep Tunnel, UrbanLab has a Better Plan” Chicago Reader, May 11, 2007.

Conference Presentation: “Growing Water,” Richard J. Daley Urban Forum 2007, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2, 2007.

Publication: Public Works Staff: “Floating Toward the Future,” Public Works Magazine, May 1, 2007.

Publication: Amadei, Gian Luca. “Reinventing a Legacy,” Blueprint (UK), May 2007, p 68–72.

Keynote Speaker: “Growing Water throughout Chicago,” Southeast Environmental Taskforce, Chicago, April 27, 2007.

Lecture: “UrbanLab Recent Work,” AIAS: Urban Renewal Conference, Chicago, April 14, 2007.

Lecture: “Process the City of the Future,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, March 20, 2007.

Publication: Demir, Dace. “Zala Arhitektura Cikaga,” Dizaina Studdija (Latvia), Nr. 2 (6), March–April, 2007.

Publication:
Skolnik, Lisa. “The Mad Scientists,” i4design Magazine, Vol.2 No.1, Spring 2007.

Publication: Lopez, Ruth. “Loop the Loop,” Interior Design Magazine, Vol.75, March 2007, p 421.

Publication: Ranallo, Anne Brooks. “22nd Century Chicago a City of Canals?,” UIC News, Volume 25/No.23, March 7, 2007.

Publication: Rollens, Patrick. “A Vision of Chicago in 2107,” Midwest Real Estate News, February 22, 2007.

Publication: Skolnik, Lisa. “Rethinking the Bungalow,” Chicago Tribune Magazine, February 18, 2007.

Lecture: “20 Competitions,” Talk20 at IIT, Chicago, February 16, 2007.

Publication: Boehm, Mike. “Architect’s L.A. Plan Places Third,” Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2007.

Publication: Pogrepin, Robin. “Chicago Firm Urban Design Winner,” The New York Times, February 9, 2007.

Publication: Nance, Kevin. “Venice of the Midwest?,” Chicago Sun-Times, February 8, 2007, p 29, 32.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. “Water Precious for Future Chicago,” Chicago Tribune, February 8, 2007.

Publication: Topol, Samantha. “UrbanLab Voted Winner,” Architect’s Newspaper, February 2007.

Publication: Bemis, Mary. “At Home” Interview, Organic Spa Magazine, Winter 2007.

Publication: Keegan, Edward. “City of the Future,” Architect Magazine, February 2007, p 68-71.

Publication: Rollens, Patrick. “Designers Envision Chicago in 2107,” Conscious Choice, February 2007.

Publication: Becker, Lynn. “The City of the Future Competition,” Repeat, February 2007.

Publication: Smith, Nancy Ganiard. “Build Like It’s 2106,” Palisadian-Post, January 31, 2007.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, PRI Open Source, January 22, 2007.

Exhibition: Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works in Progress, Curator: Elizabeth Smith, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 9, 2006 - January 6, 2007.

Exhibition: Growing Water, exhibited as a Future City Model during the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 24–28, 2007.

Publication: David Sokol. “Prepare to Vote for ‘City of the Future’,” Architectural Record, January 2007.

Publication: Gelder, Austin. “Architecture and Art: Going Green in Chicago,” World Ark Magazine, January 2007.

Publication: Wilk, Deborah. “What They’re Reading,” Interior Design Magazine, Vol.75, January 2007.

Publication:
“Field Theory, Netsch’s Design Methodology,” in Walter A. Netsch: Sourcebook & Bibliography, Russ Clement, editor, Northwestern University Press, 2007, by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Just Add Water (Austin, Texas: University of Texas, 2007 ACSA Southwest Conference Proceedings), by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn, p 161-169.

Juror:
(Martin Felsen) Emerging Visions Competition, Sponsored by AIA Chicago + Knoll, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Award: Dubin Family Young Architect Award, 2007. AIA Chicago.

Award: AIA Chicago: Divine Detail Award, 2007 for: Hannah’s Bretzel, 233 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.

Award: City of the Future Competition, 2006-7, Sponsored by The History Channel, IBM, Infiniti, Chicago Winner (2006) and National Grand Prize Winner of The City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge (2007)

Award: (Sarah Dunn) AIAS Excellence in Education Award. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students, 2007.

Juror: (Martin Felsen) AIA Houston 2007 design awards.

2006

Publication:
Rosa, Joseph. “Young Chicago: Contemporary Ideologies,” A+D Series, The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Press, 2006.

Publication: Nance, Kevin. “Building the Future,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 31, 2006.

Publication: Nance, Kevin. “The Year of the Picture,” Chicago Sun-Times, December 24, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, DnA Design and Architecture, December 19, 2006.

Publication: Fritz, Tanya. “Hannah’s Bretzel Inspires More than Just Lunch in the Loop,” Conscious Choice, December 2006.

Publication:
Nance, Kevin. “Chicago’s Designing Minds,” Chicago Sun-Times, November 30, 2006.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. “What Connects a Tiny Cell Phone and Skyscraper?,” Chicago Tribune, November 29, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WBEZ - 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Radio, November 24, 2006.

Publication: Rollens, Patrick. “City of the Future,” World Changing News Service, November 21, 2006.

Publication: Brandon Glenn. “UrbanLab Wins ‘Slam’,” Crain’s Chicago Business, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WMAQ, NBC 5, Chicago, WBBM, CBS 2 Chicago, WLS, ABC 7 Chicago, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WGN 720 AM, Chicago, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WBBM, CBS All News 780, Chicago, November 17, 2006.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. “’Works in Progress’ Exhibit Gives Rise to a Greener Chicago,” Chicago Tribune, November 17, 2006.

Publication:
Lopez, Ruth. “Building a Design Community,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 90: November 16-22, 2006. 

Publication: Brandon Glenn. “Architecture ‘Slam’ to Imagine 22nd Century Chicago,” Crain’s Chicago Business, November 16, 2006.

Publication: Skolnick, Lisa. “Urban Visionaries,” Chicago Tribune Magazine, November 12, 2006, p 20.

Exhibition: Young Chicago, Curator: Joseph Rosa, The Art Institute of Chicago, exhibited: Visitor Info Center, November 18, 2006–April 29, 2007.

Publication: Lincoln, Bradley. “Lab Partners,” Chicago Magazine, November 2006, p 19-20.

Publication: Topol, Samantha. “UrbanLab Takes Chicago,” Architect’s Newspaper, November 2006.

Conference Presentation: "Urban Complexity + Emergence: Procedural Modeling of City Activity and Form," Surfacing Urbanisms, Recent Approaches to Metropolitan Design, ACSA West Conference at Woodbury University, Pasadena, California, October 12–15, 2006.

Publication: Becker, Lynn. “Refreshingly Grounded in the Here and Now,” Chicago Reader, October 13, 2006.

Publication: Salles, Andre. “Vision of Aurora Exhibit comes to Aurora,” Fox Valley Villages Sun, October 12, 2006.

Publication:"Research: Building from the Web Up," Illinois Institute of Technology Magazine, Fall 2006, p 12.

Publication: Salles, Andre. “Seeing a Beautiful Future of Aurora,” Beacon News, October 06, 2006.

Publication: Peregrin, Tony. “The Radar Culture,” Chicago Social Magazine, October 2006.

Publication: Presto, Greg and Andre Salles. “View of Aurora’s Future,” Beacon News, September 16, 2006.

Publication:
Skolnik, Lisa and Barbara Ballinger. “What’s Next Right Now,” i4design Magazine, September 2006.

Publication: Griffin, Jake. “Form and Function: Museum to Display Renderings of Aurora Revitalization Efforts”, Daily Herald, September 20, 2006.

Publication: Nance, Kevin. “Green Ideas Ready to Bloom: Sustainable Architecture in Chicago, Works in Progress,” Chicago Sun Times, September 7, 2006.

Publication: Adler, Tony. “Young Chicago: Architecture and Design Showcased at the Art Institute of Chicago,” i4design Magazine, September 2006.

Presentation: “Morgan Street Live + Work,” College of Arts and Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 18, 2006.

Publication: Ostberg, Kristin. "Morgan Street Modern," Chicago Journal, Volume 6, No.16, February 2, 2006, p 1.

Exhibition: New Schools: 30 Selected Projects from the Perth Amboy High School and Robbins Elementary School Competitions, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, February 2006, collaborative project with Robertson/McAnulty.

Publication: "Urban Complexity + Emergence: Procedural Modeling of City Activity and Form," in Surfacing Urbanisms: Recent Approaches to Metropolitan Design (Pasadena, California: Woodbury University, 2006 ACSA West Conference Proceedings), by Martin Felsen, Ben Watson, Uri Wilensky, p 261-265.

Publication:
“UrbanLab: Visitor Information Center” in Young Chicago, Joseph Rosa, ed., Yale University Press, 2006, p 28–33, by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

Publication:
“Procedural Modeling of Urban Land Use,” ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 conference, co-authors: Lechner, T., Watson, B., Ren, P., Wilensky, U. and Tisue, S.

2005
Conference Presentation:
“Urban-Ecosystem of Aurora, Illinois,”Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Big Picture: New Architecture for Metropolitan Transportation, Chicago, IL, December 1–3, 2005.

Publication:
Keegan, Edward. “The 20 Coolest Houses: A Steely Mix of Work and Play,” Crain’s Chicago, September 26, 2005.

Lecture:
“Architectural Research,” University of Illinois @ Chicago, School of Architecture, March 9, 2005.

Lecture:
“Greener Actions,” School of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, January 31, 2005.

Juror: Emerging Visions Competition, Sponsored by AIA Chicago + Knoll, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Publication: "Modeling of Urban Activity and Form," Annual Research Report from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2005), by Martin Felsen.

Publication:
"Walter Netsch: Field Theory," in Charles Waldheim, ed., Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives, University of Chicago Press, 2005, p 253-261, by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

2004
Lecture:
“Recent Speculations,” School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, November 18, 2004.

Lecture:
“Recent Research and Work,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 3, 2004.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. "Century of Progress World’s Fair Planners Dreamed in Color," Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, October 7, 2004, p 1.

Publication: “Ford Calumet Environmental Center,”Competitions Magazine, Volume 14 Number 2, Fall 2004.

Lecture:
“Unsolicited Actions,” College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, September 22, 2004.

Keynote Speaker:
“A Culture Where People Care about Architecture,” AIA Tennessee Convention, August 6, 2004.

Lecture: “Recent Research and Work,” AIA National Convention, Young Architects Forum, New Voices: Remarks on Design in the 21st Century, June 9, 2004.

Publication: Czarnecki, John. "Young Firms Bring a Breath of Fresh Air to the Windy City" Architectural Record, May 2004, p 90–93.

Exhibition: Big & Green/Chicago Green, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, May, 2004

Lecture: “chil.us,” Archeworks, Chicago’s Alternative Design School, April 14, 2004.

Publication:
Kamin, Blair. "Ones to Watch: These fresh-faced architects are sketching tomorrow's Chicago, and the view looks great," Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, March 28, 2004, p 6.

Publication: Kamin, Blair. "Environmental Center Site Finalists Named," Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, February 24, 2004, p 2.

Award:
Ford Calumet Environmental Center Competition, Chicago, IL, 2004, Second Phase Finalist.

Award:
aX, Publication Grant from the Graham Foundation, 2004.

2003

Award: October 2003, Procedural Modeling of Urban Activity and Form, Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with Ben Watson and Uri Wilensky, Northwestern University.

Publication:
"chil.us," in Open Dialogue: Thoughts on Chicago Architecture, Brian Hammersley, editor, Fall 2003, by Martin Felsen.

Juror: Year End Show, University of Illinois @ Chicago, School of Architecture and the Arts, May 9, 2003.

Presentation:
“Digital Parametric Technology in Architecture,” Chicago Architecture Club, I-Space, April 24, 2003.

Lecture: “Urban Land + Lab + Build,” University of Illinois @ Chicago, School of Architecture and the Arts, April 8, 2002.

Panelist:
Discussion of Speculative Chicago Exhibition, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, March 27, 2003.

Publication:
Kamin, Blair. “Exhibits Draw on Different Images for City’s Future,” Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2003.

Exhibition:
Domystique: An Exhibition Exploring Technology, Space and Craft, A+D 11th Street Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, exhibited Morgan Street Facade, March 21, 2003.

Exhibition: Speculative Chicago, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, exhibited chil.us and Figuring the Ground, Co-curator and exhibitor, February 26, 2003.

Interview: re: Contemporary Architecture in Chicago, WBEZ - 91.5 FM Chicago PublicRadio, February 23, 2003.

Exhibition: Emerging Visiosn Competition, 2003, Knoll, Chicago, Presented by the Chicago Architecture Club, Chicago AIA Young Architects Committee and Knoll International.

Publication:
“Procedural City Modeling,” 1st Midwestern Graphics Conference (St. Louis, MO), 2003, co-authors: T. Lechner, B.A. Watson, U. Wilensky.

Award: Perth Amboy Public High School Competition, Perth Amboy, NJ, 2003, Second Alternate Selection, collaboration w/ Robertson/McAnulty.

Award: Emerging Visions Competition, 2003, Sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Club, AIA Chicago and Knoll. First Place Winner

2002
Exhibition:
Blackpool Swiveling Wind Shelters Competition Entries, Gallery at the Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England, July 2002

Lecture:
“UrbanLab Recent Work,” University of Nebraska, College of Architecture, March 12, 2002.

2001
Conference Presentation:
“Figuring the Ground: Re-urbanize the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Plaza,” Architecture: Landscape, ACSA Conference, Lawrence KA, September 2001.

Publication:
“Figuring the Ground: Re-urbanize the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza,” Architecture: Landscape, ACSA Conference, Lawrence, KA. September 2001, by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

Exhibition: Green Homes, AIA Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2001

2000
Publication:
Brock, Tom. “Resurrecting the Anti-Building: Three Projects by UrbanLab” Ten By Ten, Space for Visual Culture, “Plastic,” Volume 1 Number 2 Fall/Winter 2000.

Exhibition: Emerging Visions, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, March 2000.

Gallery Talk: “Transit Stop,” Material Evidence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, February 2000.

Publication: Transit Stop,” in Cynthia C. Davidson, ed., Material Evidence: Chicago Architecture at 2000, (Chicago, IL: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999), by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

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