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Faculty Research & Publications

Our core faculty have pioneered research in building technology, cultural arts, housing, history, and urban sustainability. Below you can see a small selection of highlights of their recent work, from practice to research to publications. You can also visit individual faculty profile pages to learn more.
Large-scale diagram of bright teal, green, pink, and mauve icons of various architectural structures arranged in a pattern on a dark background.

Petra Kempf

Confront(ing) Urbanization, 2021. Featured as part of Time Space Existence at the Venice Biennale.
Conceptual rendering of four tall, skinny towers in silver and wood, with pleating and open stepped variation in each.

Sung Ho Kim

Silver Tower. Conceptual design, Chicago, IL.
Exterior rendering of a dark angular building with a staircase visible through windowed section.

Chandler Ahrens

Columbus State University Commerce and Technology Center addition, Columbus, GA.

Gia Daskalakis

Dressage Arena and Veterinary Residence, Quincy, MI.
Group of people wearing cylindrical sound pieces as headwear approaching a pink colored house installation at the Contemporary Art Museum.

Eric Ellingsen

“Toolshed” and Public “Walkshops,” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Luchini 8922

Adrian Luchini

Barn and Studio Renovation, Godfrey, IL.
Modular single-family housing units with two levels, rustic wood siding, large windows, and sky lights.

Wyly Brown

Everything Under One Roof!
Digital rendering of two people walking in front of a 3D printed masonry screen wall, with a honeycomb like pattern with openings.

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy

Sine Screen. Winning entry for the Insite 2020 public art competition, to be completed in 2020 by Van Dyck Murphy Studio.

Faculty Publications

Our faculty are widely published, from book publications to journal articles. A small selection of those titles are featured here.
Additional select publications:
Catalina Freixas
Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis (2019); with co-author Mark Abbott
Patty Heyda
Rebuilding the American City (Routledge, 2016); with co-author D. Gamble
Zeuler Lima
Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings (Princeton University Press, May 2019)
Robert McCarter
Place Matters: The Architecture of WG Clark (ORO, 2019)
Grafton Architects (Phaidon Press, 2018)
The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Economy as Ethic (Thames & Hudson, 2017)
The Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture (Reaktion Books, 2016)
Marcel Breuer (Phaidon Press, 2016)
Eric Mumford
Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009)
Jenny Price
Stop Saving the Planet! An Environmentalist Manifesto (‎W. W. Norton & Company, April 2021)
Constance Vale
Mute Icons & Other Dichotomies of the Real in Architecture (Actar, March 2021); with Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich.