DAAP News, July 2011
Message from the Dean
The past few weeks have been an exciting time here, as we celebrated the collective accomplishments of seniors across DAAPís programs and reflected on the memories and friendships they have built through their years of instruction. Even though our graduates are moving on to the next chapter of their lives, DAAP will always be a part of who they are ñ and while their education here has come to a close, much of what will make them successful must still be learned in the real world.
Iíd like to thank the alumni, friends and corporate partners who came out to see our seniorsí projects at DAAPWorks, which was highlighted by the 60th annual DAAP Fashion Show on Friday, June 10. If you werenít able to attend or watch online,check out this video recap of the fashion show, as well as videotaken from the broader DAAPWorks exhibit. These events would not be possible without support from our friends and the broader UC community, and my fellow faculty members appreciate your interest just as much as the students who participate in them.
Congratulations to all our graduates. I encourage you to keep in touch with your professors, friends and colleagues ñ you never know when your paths will cross again! The same goes for DAAP. I hope you will remain actively involved, attend events, and considersupporting your program with a donation when you are able. Your generosity ensures that future generations of students enjoy the same level of excellence in design education that you did.
Only a few weeks after saying goodbye to the Class of 2011, we have already welcomed the next wave of talented students through the inauguralDAAP Design Summer Camp. Students in the program were immersed in design education for one week, complete with classes, lectures, and meetings with some of DAAPís corporate supporters ñ like Kaleidoscope Design, Aveda Salon and Macyís. They even stayed on UCís campus in dorms located in the Campus Rec Center.
The experience was transformational for those interested in pursuing a career in graphic, industrial or fashion design. On behalf of everyone working to make this effort a success, we extend our gratitude to the Evelyn G. Burgoyne Foundation, whose generosity funded scholarships for 24 of the 60 summer camp students. Just as scholarships open the door to a more prosperous future for DAAPís college students, these scholarships have given 15-to-17 year-olds from a variety of backgrounds an unforgettable experience.
Thank you all for your support and involvement. Be safe and have a great summer.
- Robert Probst
Philanthropy News and Funding Opportunities
The David Niland Endowment Fund
In celebration of what would have been Professor Nilandís 81st birthday in April, we have established the David Niland Endowment Fund with a generous gift from an anonymous donor.
David Niland was a distinguished and passionate teacher and practitioner. He was an inspiring educator with an understanding of aesthetic principles, highly developed formal composition skills, a great love of architecture, a commitment to and love of teaching, and an extensive knowledge of architectural history and theory. Your support will ensure that Professor Nilandís legacy of design excellence will remain in the school forever.
Click here to support the David Niland Endowment Fund.
1819 Gifts Raise Alumni Giving Rate and UCís Ranking
DAAP students and alumni understand the connection between high national rankings and the value of their degrees. A new initiative called 1819 is generating alumni support that will raise the universityís overall ranking and provide an extra boost for all UC and DAAP degrees.Click here to learn more and make your gift of at least $18.19.
Click here to support the David Niland Memorial Travel Fund.
For more information, contactLaura Johnson, (513) 556-1211.
Students Envision Creative Space for HGTVís Network
Scripps Networks Interactive, home of television channels like HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Travel Channel and others, asked UC architecture and interior designstudents to envision a new creative space for the network ñ part of an outgrowth of UCís nationally ranked cooperative education program.
Architecture Student is Merit Winner in Lyceum Competition
The winners of the nationís most prestigious architectural design competition for students were recently announced,and bringing home one of the awards is Anna Pietrzak, 23, of Indianapolis, a student in UCís top-ranked graduate architecture program.
Tasteful Art Leads to Unique Student Exhibit, Display on Corporate Web Site
Fine arts students paired an exhibit of their oil paintings of food with actual presentations of the food depicted in their art.The result was a unique exhibit and plans to exhibit the art on the Kroger Companyís local party planning web site!
VIDEO: Quite the Toy Story
UC fine arts students created giant-sized sculptures based on childhood toys as a means to learn proportion, scale and other lessons.View video of their work.
Alumni and Faculty News
Young Alum Founds BMX Apparel Brand
DAAP design grad Josh Suhre isnít coasting in his career. In fact, the young alum just launched his own BMX apparel brand ña move that received coverage from ESPN.
Faculty Memberís Architectural Art Wins Honorable Mention in National Competition
DAAPís Ming Tang recently won an Honorable Mention for acomplex, mathematically based sculptural design he and a partner entered in a national design contest.
DAAP Recognizes Outstanding Faculty
As the academic year neared its close, DAAP recognized outstanding faculty with a variety of college awards. See who won this year.
Class of 1981 Celebrates at DAAPWorks After Party
Following this year's DAAPWorks and Fashion show, alumni from all ages celebrated the success of our 2011 graduates and reconnected with old colleagues at the DAAPWorks After Party.
Proceeds raised from the event supported the DAAP Alumni Scholarship Fund, and the event was highlighted by the Class of 1981 Architecture 30 year reunion!
From left to right in the photo: Mark Tilsley, Nancy Ludwig, Mark Shoemaker, Dean Proctor, Dave Shew, Mark Wuest, Joan Wurtenberger (nee Tepe), Joe Zalenski, Gail Goldstead (nee Johnson), Steve Robinson, Cheryl Rogers (nee Glover), and Deryl Patterson (nee Buford).
There were 19 attendees in total for the Architecture í81 weekend event, and among other activities, they enjoyed exploring the ìnewî campus and trying to figure out where Sander Hall went.
College News and Upcoming Events
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Summer C.A.M.P.: Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program
Summer C.A.M.P.: Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program is an architectural summer camp offered at DAAP from July 17-23, 2011. The camp is a collaboration among local Cincinnati and regional institutions including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cincinnati Chapter, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Midwest Region, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and UCís School of Architecture and Interior Design.
This week long camp begins every morning with design studio instruction led by teams made up of current architecture faculty and selected graduate students. Campers are led through free-hand drawing, model building, and engaging problem-solving exercises and will use these skills to complete a final "real-world" design project. Each day, local design professionals visit camp to share their experiences and talents, provide feedback to campers on their work, and encourage participants to pursue their dreams.
Campers will spend their afternoons visiting local architecture firms, touring noteworthy buildings in the Cincinnati area, observing design projects currently under construction, taking in historical architectural sites, and documenting these sites for their final design projects. The goal of Summer C.A.M.P. is to foster greater awareness among younger students regarding the possibilities for and requirements of an architectural career, as well as to increase diversity within the architecture profession.
"The future of design, especially as it relates to architecture and interior design, is dependent on producing a flexible and diverse workforce. C.A.M.P. reaches out to future designers at a time in their life when they are just beginning to seriously consider a career. C.A.M.P. introduces the value of design, and the joy of being creative, while informing participants about the choices they need to make in high school in order to get into a top design school."
--William Williams, Director, School of Architecture and Interior Design
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