ARCH 810 with Nikole Bouchard – December 6, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PMZoom Link + Miro
Architectural Design I focuses on the role play can have in architectural ideation, development, design, and production. Throughout the semester we explored a variety of methods used by designers who have embraced the spirit of whimsy and know how to play seriously! As Ray and Charles Eames once said: “Take your pleasure seriously!”
guests: Thena Tak, Ife Vanable, Karl Wallick, Joyce Hwang, Fiona Lim Tung, Yasmin Vobis, Lori Brown, Martin Hougue, Maya Przybylski, Trattie Davies, Aleksander Mergodl, Whitney Moon

Dissertation Defense by Hongyan Yang – December 7, 2021 @ 2 PMZoom Link
Built for Food: Materializing Chinese American Identities from Service to Ownership
Advisory Committee:
Jasmine Benyamin, Anna Andrzejewski, W. Warner Wood, Yong Chen

ARCH 310 – December 8, 2021 @ 1:30-5 PM
The course, developed as a sequence of interrelated projects, allows for the development, experimentation, and intimate understanding of the translation of two-dimensional properties into three-dimensional spatial conditions: from shape to form, drawing to model, from representation to material, diagram to program, analysis to context. The final portion of the semester was spent designing a curiosity cabinet/pavilion for a chosen site.

Lindsey Krug – Commons
guests: Andres Camacho
Gaby Bustos – Commons
Qianqian Liu – Commons
guests: Buck Knitt, Eric Mayne
Amanda Golemba – Commons
guests: Chris Ludwig
Leeann Waker – Commons
guests: Morgynn Wiley, Zacc Rowe
Debbie Chen – Commons
guests: Karl Wallick
Mania Taher – Commons
guests: Roycer Earnst, Alexis Meyer
Kate Hamann – Commons
guests: Walter Moran, Kelsey Dettmann

Dissertation Proposal Defense by Mania Taher – December 10, 2021 @ 10amZoom Link
Domestic Spaces in the Making: Place, Culture, and Identity of Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in New York, 2000-Present

Vulnerability Studio with Trudy Watt – December 10, 2021 @ 1:30-4 PM, Grohmann Museum Auditorium + Miro
This elective design studio explores the way that architecture can support the well-being of stigmatized people, whose health has been undermined by marginalizing or indifferent designed environments and systems. We leverage self-reflection, applied compassion, design thinking, community engagement, collaboration, and inclusive design principles to propose thriving futures with vulnerable communities.

Honey Creek Eco-District with Jim Wasley – December 10, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM, 4th floor alcove
This urban design studio focusing on green/ blue infrastructure and brownfield redevelopment will propose a new mixed-use Eco-District on the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, adjacent to State Fair Park. This 50-acre site sits on top of a culvert containing Honey Creek, a tributary to the Menomonee River. Our goal has been to daylight Honey Creek, creating an ecologically rich regional flood storage basin as the organizing concept of a mixed use, net-zero energy urban redevelopment project.

ARCH 410 – December 13, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM
The second project for 410 deals with the planning and design of a building and outdoor space to support an Apartment Building on one of three possible sites in Milwaukee. This is an eight-week individual design investigation. For this program, students are balancing the private needs of tenants with the adjacent semi-public realm of the shared tenant spaces and with the full public realm of the neighborhood, their project is located in. This project will be designed with a structure of cross-laminated timber and the enclosure will be a lightweight rainscreen system with specific materiality determined by the student.

Karl Wallick – Zoom Link
guests: Nikole Bouchard, Kyle Talbott, Bob Greenstreet, and Dan Causier
Kyle Reynolds – Marcus Commons
guests: Debbie Chen, Claire Hitchcock-Tilton
Ryan Shortridge – 4th floor alcove
guests: Marc Roehrle, Jim Wasley,
Zacc Rowe – 3rd floor alcove
guests: Mark Keane, Brian Schermer
Wekeana Lassiter -AUP 345
guest: Royce Earnst
Monika Thadhani – Commons
guests: Lindsey Krug, Filip Tejchman
Matt Mabee – Commons
guests: Trudy Watt, Jim Shields

ARCH 825: Comp with Jim Shields – December 14, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM

Something Completely Different II: The Sequel with Filip Tejchman – December 14 @ 1:30-5:30 PM – 3rd floor alcove
guests: Debbie Chen, Kyle Reynolds

Sporting Bodies with Lindsey Krug & Andres Camacho – December 14, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM – Student Lounge
This studio is about sports. Loved and loathed, equalizing and alienating, sports represent a facet of our society where we can find hard-to-come-by common ground as well as long-overdue debate and demands for change. Sports are, at their core, spatial practices that intersect movement, material, and socio-cultural values. Final design proposals will intersect thoughtful material research, careful siting, and uncanny programmatic adjacencies while empowering sporting, or playing, bodies of all types to thrive in and around Milwaukee.
guests: Jeff Burgess, Sandra Dold

Historic Preservation Studio with Matt Jarosz – December 14, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM – Room 272

Habitat Studio with Marc Roehrle – December 14, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM – 4th floor alcove
guests: Allyson Nemec, Trudy Watt, Lucille Sells

Heavy + Light with Alex Timmer – December 14, 2021 @ 1:30-5:30 PM – Commons
This is the third in the Heavy + Light series of studios generously sponsored by Spancrete. This studio will build on the work from the first two iterations. The first two studios, The Precast Roof as Regenerative Architecture and Shaping the Environment Through Precast, will provide a jumping off point for our design work this semester. The studio will see architecture as a mediator of the environment, at times resisting it, maintaining it, or amplifying it. As such, this studio understands architecture through the lens of systems thinking. In other words, the relationships established between the components of the system are more important than the architecture itself.
guests: Clinton Krell, Bria Lange, Mathew Foote

Rural Futures with Kyle Talbott – December 16, 2021 @ 5-6 PM – Turner Elementary School, Beloit, WI