DAAP News — September 2012
Message from the Dean
For more than four decades, Jay Chaterjee has tirelessly served our College, our University and our region through his commitment to architecture, design excellence and education. To honor Jay for his leadership and numerous professional and academic achievements, I hope you will join me at a special gala co-hosted by Michael Graves and Stanley Aronoff on Friday, October 26.
To make our event representative of Jay’s wide-ranging interests in design and beyond, we have positioned his gala as the culmination of a thought-provoking two-day symposium, Surface Conversations, which will be held on Thursday, October 25 & Friday, October 26 at DAAP.
Surface Conversations will feature a variety of innovative content considering the surfaces of buildings and landscapes, with UC’s campus serving as an intellectual and physical site for inspection. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will also address technology, philosophy, architecture, landscape, planning and urbanism. In many ways, it’s fitting that the campus Jay had such a direct impact on will serve as a focal point for this special event.
And, since Jay’s primary focus has always been the teaching and broadening of our students’ perspectives, the Friday night gala will also serve as the public launch of the Jay Chaterjee Global Lecture Series. This exciting new initiative seeks to fulfill one of his primary aspirations for DAAP by bringing global thought-leaders to Cincinnati and stimulating dialogue between disciplines, thereby inspiring students, faculty and the broader community to understand the challenges facing us all.
In honor of Jay’s enormous contributions to DAAP, our students, and the professions of planning and design, I hope you will attend the gala and show your support in person. However, if you are unable to attend or simply live too far away, I hope you will consider making a contribution to the Jay Chaterjee Global Lecture Series and help us reach our fundraising goal as quickly as possible.
There are also sponsorship opportunities available for the Surface Conversations symposium as well as the Friday night Gala, and your support can be recognized in a variety of innovative ways. Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities at the symposium and the gala. For more information, you can also contact Laura Johnson-Dorl at 513-556-1211.
Philanthropy News and Opportunities
Jay Chaterjee Gala and Surface Conversations Sponsorship Options
Gala Dinner Sponsorships
Signature Architect Table -- $3,000.00
Dinner with a signature architect and 9 guests
Sponsor recognized with table signs and gift for guests
Symposium Table -- $2,000
Sponsor recognized with table signs and gift for guests
Dinner for 10
Single Dinner Tickets -- $150.00
Dinner ticket to the Gala event, guest receives gift
Premium Ticket Sponsorships
Gold Level -- $1,000.00
Silver Level -- $500
Bronze Level -- $250.00
Does not include ticket to the Gala or Conference Fee
Sponsor listed in program book and credit scroll at event
Conference Materials/Website Ads
Full page ad in conference materials and logo placement on web site -- $1,000.00
Half page logo in conference materials and name recognition on web site -- $500
Quarter page logo in conference materials -- $250
Contact Laura Johnson Dorl for more information at 513-556-1211.
Architecture Grad Wins Prestigious Prize and Travel Fellowship
Pavlo Kryvozub, a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, was just announced by the SOM Foundation as the winner of the 2012 SOM Prize. He will use the $50,000 award to facilitate travel in Europe and Asia pursuing research on his topic, “Synthesis of Art & Architecture.” To see Pavlo’s submission, please follow this link.
From Blow Torch to Sewing Machine, See Design Project Take Shape
A just-over-two-minutes video by Matthew Choto, a student in UC's industrial design program, shows close-up the construction process for a one-of-a-kind chair.
Student Takes a Top Prize – More than $21,000 – in Design Contest
Megan Rieger, a student in UC’s interior design program, recently won a prestigious Angelo Donghia 2012 Senior Student Scholarship Award Competition.
UC-Designed Work to Appear in U.S. Embassies Around the World
Students spent the summer completing posters that focus on the issue of human trafficking. Work by one or two of these students will be displayed at as many as nine U.S. embassies abroad, and all of the works will be displayed as a group at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Design Projects Earn International Kudos at PACE Forum in China
In vehicle engineering and industrial design competitions against student teams from both the U.S. and overseas, UC students won several awards during the “2012 Annual PACE Forum” in Shanghai, China.
Planning Student's Idea Leads to Local Organization, Bridging Broadway
A planning student's idea incubated at the UC's Niehoff Urban Studio led to the founding of Bridging Broadway, an organization whose mission is to maximize the positive effects of the Broadway Commons casino.
Students Win First and Second Prizes in Prestigious International Contest
Students in UC’s interior design program recently won both the first and second prizes in a prestigious international retail design competition where professional designers served as the judges.
Fashion Design Project Includes Medical Innovation
A team of fashion designers at UC have joined with medical professionals that treat a genetic disease which affects connective tissue to change perceptions and the lives of those suffering from the condition.
Art History Senior Nicole Kroger Wins DAAP's Riess Scholarship
Due to her academic and professional achievements, senior Nicole Kroger is the winner of the $1,000 Jonathan Riess Memorial Scholarship.
International Options for Industrial Design Students Sees Major Growth
Over the past four years, UC’s nationally number-one ranked industrial design program has expanded study-abroad options for its students. And this fall, 13 industrial design majors travel abroad to both Asia and Europe taking courses in sister programs, traveling and even working professionally when possible.
DAAP Alum Recognized with UC's Distinguished Service Award
Congratulations to Thomas Horwitz, (DAAP ’78, ’81) who was honored at the 2012 UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration earlier this year. Tom received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his longstanding commitment to DAAP’s Schools of Architecture and Interior Design.
As a principal with FRCH Worldwide, Horwitz hosts fifth-year co-op students at FRCH, where several of the firm’s principals provide insight on resumes, interviewing and portfolios. He has also participated in fifth-year studio midterm and final reviews, a pivotal point for students transitioning to the professional world.
Horwitz and his FRCH Hospitality Studio members also contribute many hours assisting with third-year Hospitality Design Studio and Graphic Representation courses; conduct walking tours with FRCH designers; perform individual student desk reviews during studio hours; and offer presentations and lectures on both hospitality and retail space planning and design, culminating in final project reviews often held at FRCH offices.
Digital Design Grad Helps Raise Funds for Charities Through Online Game
Recent Digital Design Graduate Mark Gerlach has made an immediate impact in his new position at Graphica by helping to design an online video game. While it's no surprise he assisted in the creation of motion graphics and built other interactive components, the fact that his game, Wheel of Destruction, raises awareness and funds for various disaster relief charities is certainly innovative and clever.
Learn more about his career perspective and time at UC, and play the game here.
Planning Alumna Conducts Research on Invasive Species via NASA
UC planning alumna Tharini Jeyaprakash is working with NASA and conducting research on invasive species. She's worked on a project to map invasive species in Lake Victoria, Africa, and helped develop methodology to use satellite data for use by the Alabama Forestry Commission among other work.
School of Art Public Lectures
Natalie Bookchin – Wednesday, September 19
5:00 p.m., DAAP Room 4400
Natalie Bookchin's videos and installations explore new forms of documentary on subjects ranging from globalization, isolation and mass connectivity, to labor, technology, and online DIY dance videos. She is currently at work on a participatory documentary composed of intersecting video diaries made by people in the United States hit hardest by the recession and its aftermath, as well as on a multichannel video installation about the mass online retelling and unfolding of the Trayvon Martin case.
Kate Steciw – Tuesday, October 16
5:00 p.m., DAAP Room 4400
Steciw received a BA in Sociology from Smith College and an MFA with a concentration in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first book, The Strangeness of This Idea was published by Hassla in June 2010. Exhibiting widely with solo exhibitions at Primary Photographic Gallery, NY and The Green Room, London, she looks forward to her first solo exhibition at Helen Toomer Gallery in September. Reception sponsored by FOTOFOCUS to follow the lecture.
Michael Kruger – Wednesday, November 7
5:00 p.m., Room 4400
Michael Krueger spent his formative years in the west, which cultivated a fondness and curiosity for the history of Westward Expansion and the epic struggles that were cast on the Great Plains. In 1990 Michael earned a BFA from the University of South Dakota and in 1993 he graduated with an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. In 1995, he moved to Lawrence for a teaching post at the University of Kansas. Michael’s creative research has taken him all over the globe from Asuncion, Paraguay to the United Arab Emeritus, to Scotland, England, Belgium, France and Italy.
Mel Chin – Wednesday, November 14
4:00 p.m., Room 4400
Mel Chin was born in Houston to Chinese parents in 1951, the first of his family born in the United States, and was reared in a predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhood. He worked in his family’s grocery store, and began making art at an early age. Though Chin is classically trained, his art is both analytical and poetic and evades easy classification. Alchemy, botany, and ecology are but a few of the disciplines that intersect in his work. He insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.
Richardson's Rocks 40th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday, Nov. 10
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Richardson Memorial's formal dedication, alumni are invited back to celebrate their accomplishments and view a new plaque that was installed in May. The plaque contains an overview of the project as well as a list of major donors.