Hyde Chair of Excellence in Architecture for the spring semester of 2016.
Stewart Hicks is a cofounder—along with Allison Newmeyer—of the practice Design With Company and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
His work explores the overlaps between the disciplines of architecture and literature through textual and visual stories, speculative urban scenarios, installations, and small-scale interactive constructions. Carrying through his teaching and practice are set of common themes including the role of history in the design of buildings, metaphor, type, character, and narrative.
Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University. His work has been widely published in magazines, online, and in books. Recently, he co-authored the book Mis-Guided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published and funded by the Graham Foundation. He is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Lucien Lagrange Prize Fellow, Graham Foundation Award recipient, and a participant in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.