Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.
Presentations and opening March 13. Exhibition on view: March 14 - May 6
- Catenary Concrete Funicular Formwork Jonathan Rule, Ana Morcillo Pallares
- Elemental | Ornamental Wes McGee, Asa Peller
- Hard + Soft: Robotic Needle Felting for Nonwoven Textiles Tsz Yan Ng, Wes McGee, Asa Peller
- Image Matters McLain Clutter, Cyrus Peñarroyo
- Limb: Rethinking Heavy Timber Joinery through Analysis of Tree Crotches Peter von Buelow, Steven Mankouche, Kasey Vliet
Grant submissions were anonymously evaluated by a distinguished jury from outside the college:
- Adam Yarinsky, Principal, Architecture Research Office, New York
- Joyce Hwang, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, New York; Director, Ants of the Prairie
- Scott Marble, Professor and William H. Harrison Chair of the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Founding Partner, Marble Fairbanks
Presentations Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00pm in the Art & Architecture Auditorium will be followed by opening reception at the Liberty Research Annex. Exhibition on view March 14 - May 6
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is a leader in interdisciplinary education and research with a focus on creating a more beautiful, inclusive and better built environment. The college and its alumni are committed to pushing the boundaries of architectural practice, advancing global engagement, and significantly enhancing diversity in the profession. The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Urban Design, and PhD programs.
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