School of architecture

Alumni gatherings

School of Architecture alumni have started gathering in person again after several years of Zoom. On May 7, over 140 members of the classes of 1980–85 came together for a multiyear reunion organized by Elisabeth Martin ’83MArch and Michael Duddy ’85MArch. The reunion included a preview of the new Hotel Marcel, developed by Bruce Becker ’84MArch as the first net-zero hotel in the US. And on June 23, the school hosted an all-alum reception in Chicago on the occasion of the 2022 American Institute of Architects conference.

Visiting faculty member wins Pritzker

Fall 2022 Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor Francis Kéré has been awarded this year’s Pritzker Prize, the highest award for architecture. Kéré’s built work includes the Xylem Pavilion at the Tippett Rise Art Center in Montana, a design for the Serpentine Pavilion in London, and the Gando Primary School in his native Burkina Faso. Kéré previously taught at the school in Fall 2019 as the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor.

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