Alumni portfolios

  • Senri New Town, Japan. Photo by Michelle Hauk.
    Senri New Town, Japan. Photo by Michelle Hauk.
  • Tama New Town, Japan. Photo by Michelle Hauk.
    Tama New Town, Japan. Photo by Michelle Hauk.

Michelle Hauk

Biography 

MArch, MSAS, Washington University in St. Louis; BA in Fine Arts and East Asian Studies, Kalamazoo College

 

Michelle L. Hauk earned a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where she wrote a thesis on the development of postwar new towns in Japan and their role as idealized urban landscapes in the formation of a reimagined national identity. Meanwhile, in her design thesis, she proposed a center for the social, spiritual, and physical rehabilitation and empowerment of wounded veterans in the St. Louis area in order to foster mutual support and understanding between the greater St. Louis community and the region's veterans.

Hauk presented her most recent paper, "Hamaguchi Miho: Shaping Domestic Space in Postwar Japan," for the "Interiors, Domesticity, and the Gendering of Space in Postwar Japanese" panel at the 2015 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs.

Before attending Washington University, she worked as a Japanese-language interpreter/translator and bilingual administrative assistant in manufacturing and logistics after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and East Asian Studies from Kalamazoo College in 2007. She also holds a certificate from the Center for Japanese Language and Culture at Dò„shisha University in Kyoto.