School of Architecture and Interior Design

Program Degrees

Peter Zellner - School of Architecture and Interior Design Lecture
11/20/2019 4:30:00 PM

Peter Zellner Lecture

Lecture Title: Art into Architecture, Architecture into Art

 Peter Zellner is a Los Angeles based designer, writer, and artist.  Zellner’s award-winning work ranges from large scale city planning projects to commercial and residential designs. His built projects include the Matthew Marks Gallery in West Hollywood and the Casa Anaya in Tijuana, Mexico and numerous art galleries in New York, Manhattan, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  He is the author of numerous essay and books on architecture.

Zellner holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, the University of Southern California, Florida International University, the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Institut für Städtebau und Raumplanung (Institute for Urban Design and Urban Planning) at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. 

Zellner is the recipient of this year’s University of Kentucky College of Design Brown-Forman Visiting Chair Endowment in Urban Design.

Sam Jacob - School of Architecture and Interior Design Lecture
11/14/2019 4:30:00 PM

Sam Jacob

Lecture Title:  One Thing After Another

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. Current projects include a gallery in south London, a new mixed use building in Hoxton, the remodelling of the V&A’s Cromwell Road entrance, a new public toilet in London’s West End and work for the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire. 

He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, and visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

Ellen Harvey
11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM


November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in DAAP 5401

Ellen Harvey is a British-born artist living and working in Brooklyn. She is a 2016 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the Visual Arts and a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has completed numerous public commissions for New York Percent for Art, New York Arts in Transit, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Philadelphia International Airport, the Federal Art in Architecture program, the San Francisco Airport, the WTS-Boston and the Flemish National Architect. Her Belgian project, Repeat, won the Wivina Demeester Prize for Commissioned Public Art in 2016. She has recently completed Atlantis, a new permanent installation commissioned for the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Harvey’s work has been the subject of several books including New York Beautification Project, published by G.

R. Miller & Co. in 2005, Mirror, published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006, Ellen Harvey: The Unloved, published by Hannibal in 2014 and Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure, published by G. R. Miller & Co. in 2015. Museums such as Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. have hosted solo exhibitions of Harvey’s artwork. She is represented by Danese / Corey Gallery in New York, Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, Meessen de Clerq Gallery in Brussels, Belgium and Galerie Gebruder Lehman in Germany.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series with assistance from the Agnes Croll Blackburne Visiting Artist and Scholars fund and the Elise Zeller Sauer Fund for Fine Arts

November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in DAAP 5401

Migiwa Orimo
10/1/2019 6:00:00 PM

DAAP Lecture Series Orimo Event

School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is hosting Migiwa Orimo on October 1, 2019 at 6pm in 5401

An interdisciplinary artist, Migiwa Orimo primarily works in installation consisting of text, drawing, objects, video and sound that explores the notions of gap, slippage, and “a realm of disjunction.” Using the concept of storage/archive as her framework, Orimo explores the relationship between public memory and private space by examining: how memories are shared and internalized; how they are stored and become stories; and, how memories and history collide.

A four-time recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship/Individual Creativity Excellence Award for her interdisciplinary art projects, she was awarded residencies at the Headlands Art Center in 2012 and SPACES Gallery's SPACES World Artist Project in 2014. Her work has been shown extensively, including at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; San Bernardino Art Museum, CA; and in Ohio, the Springfield Art Museum, Dayton Art Institute, OSU's Urban Arts Space, Riffe Gallery (Columbus), Oberlin College's Baron Gallery, and Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati).

Orimo was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After receiving her degree in literature and studying graphic design in Japan, she immigrated to the US in the 1980’s. Orimo lives and works in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is hosting Migiwa Orimo on October 1, 2019 at 6PM in Aronoff 5401

Bootsy Collins - Philip Paul - Otis Williams
9/10/2019 4:30:00 PM

Bootsy Collins, Philip Paul, and Otis Williams
Bootsty Collins, Philip Paul, and Otis Williams will be at Aronoff 4400 on 9-11-2019 at 4:30PM.

Lauren Henkin
10/22/2019 6:00:00 PM

School of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is hosting Lauren Henkin on October 22, 2019 at 6pm in 5401

Born in Washington, D.C., artist Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in Maine.

Her work for the last two decades has focused on how we occupy and relate to space, the built and constructed form and our surrounding landscape. She is currently preparing for her largest exhibition to date, "Props," which will open at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati in late November. The works presented will utilize spaces within the building that have never shown art before. The exhibition is organized by CAC and curated by Steven Matijcio, Director and Chief Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.

Henkin's work resides in many institutional collections including Cleveland Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, High Museum of Art, and more. Yale University has the largest collection of her work at 160+ pieces.

She is also the founder of Vela Noche, a publisher of fine press books and editions.


Autumn 2019 Classes start Monday, August 26, 2019!
8/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

The DAAP Building
The College of DAAP warmly welcomes our incoming and returning students for Fall Semester 2019!

School of Art Students Install CincyTech Commissions
8/9/2019 1:30:00 PM

CincyTech, a University of Cincinnati partner, and the leading seed capital firm for technology and life science-focused startups in the greater Cincinnati area, hosted an open call for commissioned art work for their new office in The 1819 Innovation Hub.  Three students were selected to create art work based on the firm’s focus areas of Biology, Chemistry, Digital, Translation, and Impact.

Devon Hensler, Eric Shell, and Olivia Wiedmann installed their work in August which will be on display in the CincyTech office on the 4th Floor of The Innovation Hub. 

Cincy Tech will host an artist’s reception during the Fall 2019 semester.  Check back for more details.

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Irene Hofmann - SOA Visiting Artist & Scholar Series
10/24/2019 6:00:00 PM

Irene Hofmann presents "The Unsettled Biennial Landscapes: SITE Santa Fe and the upending of the biennial" on October 24th at 6:00pm in DAAP 5401

NCAA Conference
9/18/2019 9:00:00 AM

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National Council of Arts Administrators Conference with Keynote Jen Delos Reyes on 9/20/19

Who is American Today?
7/29/2019 9:00:00 AM

Who is American Today?
Reception Thursday, August 1st, 6-8 pm. Exhibition runs July 29 - August 10, 2019 at the 840 Gallery.

Duck Tape Exhibition
6/7/2019 7:00:00 PM

WHAT: Annual Outdoor Duck Tape® Exhibition
WHEN: Friday, June 7th(Install day) - Sunday, June 9th, 2019 10 AM-5 PM
WHERE: Corner of MLK Blvd and Clifton Avenue, University of Cincinnati Campus
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 8th, 12 - 3 PM – barbecue & music

America’s favorite fix-all since its World War II introduction, duct tape has been used for just about anything – from saving lives early in America's space exploration program to home improvement projects. And now students and faculty members from the University of the Cincinnati and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) have found yet another project-based approach to the material: An exhibition of large-scale sculptures to be displayed outdoors at the University of Cincinnati prior to their departure for the 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival outside of Cleveland.

Utilizing thousands of rolls of Duck Tape®, the students are creating three-dimensional enlargements of work with this year’s “SWEET 16” theme. The work focuses on a wide range of interpretations from “SWEET-est Hot Rod, The DuckCup Cake, DUCKy Charms,” a large-scale “Duck Tape Tiara” and a large scale “Gummy Bear Lounge” to name a few. The work will be displayed outdoors on the UC campus green at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Clifton Avenue from June 8 to June 9.
There will be a reception from 12 - 3 PM on June 8th , 2019 before the work heads to Avon, Ohio to become one of the main attractions for the more than 60,000 Duck Tape® enthusiasts that will attend the 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival, June 13th – 15th.

The course is led by Professor Joe Girandola and also includes assistance from Artist Rick Wolhoy. The course also collaborated with the Clifton Cincinnati Recreation Commission(CRC) after school program child artists who created an amazing Duck Tape Candy Necklace! The course is sponsored by and made possible by ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that manufactures the iconic “fix-all” material,
Duck® brand duct tape, that now comes in numerous colors, designs, and licenses. Special Thanks to the 1819 Innovation Hub ( where the course was held this semester!

Sweetest Hot Rod

Bubi Canal
3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Bubi Canal
Bubi Canal Wednesday, July 10 DAAP 3430 1:25pm

Andrew Leicester
6/25/2019 1:00:00 PM

Andrew Leicester
Andrew Leicester Tuesday, June 25 DAAP 3430 1pm pizza lecture

John Brinton Hogan
5/28/2019 1:00:00 PM

John Brinton Hogan
John Brinton Hogan Tuesday, May 28 DAAP 3430 1pm pizza lecture

DAAPX Symposium
5/3/2019 8:30:00 AM

DAAPX Symposium May 3, 2019
Hosted by the DAAP Alumni Council, join us for a half day of fast-paced presentations from alumni working in a variety of fields. Reconnect with the college, fellow graduates and members of the creative community during DAAPworks week as you hear about exciting projects happening across the country!

Dubai Art and Culture exhibition 'At the Top!' opens April 26 at UC's Meyers Gallery
4/26/2019 7:00:00 PM

The University of Cincinnati in conjunction with the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, DAAP's School of Art and DAAP Galleries are pleased to present an exhibition of work created by students and faculty who participated in the 2019 Study Tour course, Dubai: Art and Culture. "At the Top!" will be on display at the Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery on Main Street in the Steger Student Life Center April 26-May 5.

The exhibition kicks off with a reception in Meyers Gallery 4-6 p.m., Friday, April 26.

The gallery is located near the Starbucks on Main Street adjacent to Nippert Stadium and University of Cincinnati Rec Center.

Dubai Exhibit

DAAPworks 2019
4/30/2019 6:00:00 PM

DAAPworks highlights the creative output of each year's DAAP graduating class from April 30 to May 4. View DAAPworks in our Community Impact section for more information!

Archive as Action - through June 16 at the CAC
3/20/2019 6:00:00 PM

Archive as Action

Lindsey Whittle's "Hook and Loop Work (in a Mylar Room)"

February 25, 2019 - City Beat

Housed on the Contemporary Arts Center's second floor gallery, Archive as Action meets three Cincinnati-based artists — Amanda Curreri, Lindsey Whittle and Calcagno Cullen —  at their intersection.

Each artists' space is distinct in style yet feels harmonious when seen as a whole. It asks the trio to peer into their own art histories and re-contextualize their work; the work featured is continuously evolving, being added to and reaches beyond the white cube.

And part of that evolution is in the community's hands. Throughout the exhibit's run (it closes June 16), participative and open events are slated. From noon-5 p.m. on Thursdays, bring your laptop and grab coffee from the lobby: Coworking with Cal will connect you with Cullen, who has transformed her space into an unconventional office. You can also add to her growing collection of information via one of her interactive displays, like by writing a letter to New York or leaving a voicemail detailing whatever moment you wish to share.

In a similar vein, a colorful display of funky shapes — which Whittle says was her biggest challenge to date — asks you to play around with their arrangement. Take them off the wall, figure out how to wear them, make your own. It's up to you. You can send your results to Whittle via social media.

From noon-4 p.m. on weekdays,  you may hear the hum of a sewing machine — that'd be Curreri's "RopeWalk" crew. On the back wall hang braided strands of rope made from recycled material. You can add to that growing collection, which will convene as a performance art event and part of the This Time Tomorrow festival in April. Participants will come together to create multi-colored ropes that will span the Purple People Bridge, a site that’s connected to the history of slavery and acts as a dividing line between the North and South; the walk is meant to represent public healing.

Events and performances will run through the exhibit; check for more info.

DAAPcares - Thursday, April 4th, 6:00 – 8:30pm
4/4/2019 6:00:00 PM

DAAPcares postcard 2019

The DAAPcares event at the University of Cincinnati showcases students, faculty, staff, and alumni that investigate, promote, and provide design services to those in need. The DAAPcares event is planned in cooperation with the DAAPcares Student Organization. Open to all!

Thursday, April 4th, 6:00 – 8:30pm
DAAP 3420 and Third Floor Atrium
342 Clifton Court, 45221

This year DAAPcares presenters will showcase their projects at the University's Bicentennial Community Day Open House.  Join us in the Third Floor Atrium of DAAP.

Bicentennial Community Day Open House
Saturday, April 6th

12:00 –2:00pm
Third Floor Atrium of DAAP

The DAAPcares event at the University of Cincinnati showcases students, faculty, staff, and alumni that investigate, promote, and provide design services to those in need.