Life at the Sam Fox School
What’s it really like to be a Sam Fox School student? Scroll down to get a glimpse of studio life, meet our students, and see what’s happening right now on our side of campus.
Congratulations, Class of 2023! The Sam Fox School’s Recognition Ceremony took place on May 14, followed by WashU’s Commencement on May 15. Livestreams and photos from both events are available.
The annual student-curated exhibition of work by graduating students in the architecture programs took place on May 14, following the Architecture Awards Ceremony.
Inspired by the ongoing African Modernism in America exhibit, this spring’s Kemper Live performance event explored African and African diasporic arts past and present through dance and music.
Students in the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design completed final reviews for their classes the week of May 1.
This exhibition features thesis projects by the MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture candidates in the 2023 graduating class. The work will be on view for certain hours through May 14.
BFA seniors in the communication design program exhibited their narrative design, interaction design, and illustration capstone projects in Steinberg Gallery.
MFA in Visual Art first-year candidates exhibited their work in a raw warehouse space in the City Foundry STL complex. The exhibition will be on display through May 7.
Fashion design students exhibited their work in a runway show held in Holmes Lounge on WashU’s campus. Five BFA seniors debuted their capstone collections at the show.
BFA seniors in the studio art program presented their capstone projects in an exhibition at the Des Lee Gallery.
Six alumni were honored at the annual ceremony on April 20. The Kemper family was awarded the Dean’s Medal for their contributions to the school. Learn more about this year’s honorees.
Ken Tadashi Oshima delivered the keynote address for the symposium on Japanese American design after internment. The symposium is connected with an Olin Library exhibition, on view through July 9.
the air that inhabits features thesis projects by MFA in Visual Art candidates in the 2023 graduating class. The exhibition is on view at the Kemper Art Museum through July 24.
This half-day symposium explored the current state of AI technology, the future of AI-assisted design and the implications for design practice and training, among other topics.
Derek Hoeferlin and Kotchakorn Voraakhom hosted an interactive panel and workshop on global landscape architecture challenges in the Mekong, Mississippi, and Rhine river basins on April 3.
Kéré, the first African architect to win the Pritzker Prize, delivered the keynote lecture for the ACSA’s 111th Annual Meeting, hosted by the Sam Fox School, in WashU’s Graham Chapel.
I Am Not Afraid of Power Tools (and Other Affirmations) opened at the Des Lee Gallery on March 31 and featured a variety of work by junior students in the BFA in Studio Art program.
The Sam Fox School installed Sung Ho Kim as the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture on March 27, 2023. A recording of the presentation is available to view.
Cory Henry, this year’s Fitzgibbon Charrette moderator, presented junior and senior architecture students with a prompt to design a ceiling for Spring Church, a familiar landmark to many St. Louisans.
The Sam Fox School installed Mónica Rivera, professor and chair of graduate architecture, as the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor on February 28, 2023. A recording is available.
Undergraduate art, architecture, and design students competed in the annual weekend-long design competition with guest reviewer Robert Wilson.
Carmon Colangelo, Amy Hauft, and Provost Beverly Wendland delivered remarks ahead of Hendrix’s talk entitled “Drawn Together.” A recording of the talk is available to view.
Sam Fox School faculty joined designer-in-residence Kotch Voraakhom and other experts at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for a conversation about the impact of climate change on design & policy.
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Samantha Modder talks about some of her recent work, how she’s been connecting with St. Louis in the time of COVID-19, and her involvement with initiatives within the School.
Kevin Mojica addresses the stark realities immigrant families face when it comes to housing and climate change.
Nathan Stanfield from the Master of Architecture was featured on Archinect as part of its Fellow Fellows series.
Lilia Jiménez from the BFA in Communication Design was featured on Graphic Design USA’s 2022 GDUSA Students To Watch.
Kruttika Susarla from the MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture was featured on Graphic Design USA’s 2022 GDUSA Students To Watch.
Avery Johnson talks about her approach to making and the influence her experiences with Island Press have had on her own work as a printmaker.
Tiffany Dockins shares her experiences as a CityStudioSTL and a Green Schoolyard Fellow, working in the Dutchtown neighborhood.
Aidan Stern discusses how his pre-med courses influence his artwork, his favorite Sam Fox School course so far (did someone mention Happy Meals?), and more.
Yu Tang discusses the value of systemic thinking, her experiences in the Global Urbanism Studio, the impact of her Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship, and more in this spotlight.
William Satloff talks about ceramic chemistry, how his art ties in with gardening, and more.
Students have numerous opportunities to make their mark on campus—including through student groups and student chapters of professional organizations based out of the Sam Fox School.
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Fox Fridays is a weekly, no-stress workshop series where students from across campus can learn new tools, techniques, and processes.