College of Architecture Faculty Receive Recognition

College of Architecture Faculty Receive Recognition

By Kerry McCulloug...

September 16, 2015

Arch Hall

Faculty spent time representing the College and their work at exciting destinations all around the globe in locations such as China, Korea and Italy to name a few.

In June, Associate Professor Tim Hemsath presented a paper at the International Building Physics Conference in Turin, Italy. His research was published in the April 2015 issue of Renewable Energy presenting original research on the energy impacts of building geometry. Another paper expanding on the methods of this work was accepted for presentation this December at the International Building Performance Simulation conference in Hyderbad, India.

Also in June, Professor Rumiko Handa presented a paper entitled "W.G.Sebald's Austerlitz: Architecture as a Bridge between the Lost Past and the Present" at the Reading Architecture symposium, organized by the History and Theory Program, School of Architecture, McGill University and hosted at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture.

However Handa doesn't set idle long, she's scheduled to present in Korea this November as well. Her abstract entitled "Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Synecdoche, Palimpsest, and Wabi in Architecture of the Everyday" was accepted for presentation at the East Asian Architectural Culture Conference (EAAC) "Practical History: History in Practice and Practice in History during the 21st Century" to be held in Gwangju, South Korea, from November 10-14, 2015.

Locally in Nebraska, faculty members have also been busy. Chris Turner, a lecturer with Omaha D.Think Studios, has been invited to exhibit at a Thomas Kimball retrospective entitled "Deconstructing Kimball" for the Omaha Cathedral Arts project which opened August 22. Elsewhere in Omaha, Turner co-curated a kick-off series for the Omaha 5x5 design forum with HDR Group, presenting "Get Smart; Intelligent Interventions."