Professor Williams highlighted in Chicago Sun Times – see link


Check out this article about Prof. Williams’ work.


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Regarding next semester, we kindly ask those of you who will be returning to register for ARCH 306 as soon as it is convenient for you.  This would greatly assist us in our preparations.  Many thanks!


TODAY_We will meet in studio as usual.

CLEAN_Our biggest priority is to clean the studios.  All garbage must be tossed or bagged.   Everything must be removed from the floors.  Everything.  Anything that you would like to save must be neatly stacked on your desks.  Materials, tools, etc.  Studios do not need to be evacuated over the break, but they need to be left in such a way that  we can get immediately back to work in January.  Do not leave more in studio than you can carry to your new spot next semester in a matter of minutes.   Models should be removed from studio prior to next Monday to avoid being damaged or taken.   If your professor has asked for your model to save for the end of year open house, the model storage room will be open to move models to.  Please label them with your name and studio, and move them promptly.  Again, this is our primary agenda for studio.  If we don’t get this done, nothing else matters.

CHIT CHAT_Once the studios are clean, we are going to have a studio wide chat about next semester.  It will give you something to chew on over break, and we will welcome any dialogue that follows.

SOCIAL_And lastly, let’s send off the semester with our last social of 2013.  We’ll party upstairs in 3410.   Bring anything you like to add to the mix.

THANKS_again for a great semester and a lot of work.  Looking forward to an enjoyable last day.


Final reviews will be Wednesday and we will run all day long.  In the AM, Studios Glynn, Kanter, Parente, Williams and Zarse will review and in the afternoon, Studios Chadha, Park, Tinucci and Turley will review.

Please see review locations below:


We will begin the first session at 9am, and the second session at 2pm.  Please begin pinning up between 8 and 8:30a so that we can start on time.  Morning sessions will be cut off at 1:30pm sharp so that afternoon studios can begin pinning up.

The intent of the all day review is to afford you the opportunity to see the work and reviews of your friends and peers, and your presence for both sessions is expected.  For one half, present the work you have done with enthusiasm and conviction and for the other half, participate in and learn from the work of your classmates.   Please don’t disregard or disrespect this request.

To ensure this opportunity, everyone’s work is due tomorrow evening at 10p, and several of us will be there to see that your work is on your desk and ready to go.   If it is not, you will not be allowed to review with your group.  If you take exception to this, please discuss this with your respective professor.

A few final thoughts/reminders –

Present the project you have, not the one you wished you had or the one you think you have.  This is a classic mistake, and critics prey on it.  Make them work a bit.

And get some sleep.

Good luck.