The University of Illinois School of Architecture is a charter member of a new research consortium of the American Institute of Architects, focusing on issues of design and health.
Erik Hemingway says his Urbana home, designed by the late architect John Replinger, is a well-kept secret. With its floor-to-ceiling windows across the back looking onto a golf course, a feeling of openness and spaciousness inside, and an interior courtyard, it’s an example of midcentury modern architectural style.
Christos Tsitsaros, a professor of piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois School of Music, has been named the 2014 Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.
Modernism has ignited a new passion among designers and collectors, who value the movement’s objects as historical icons. It also has inspired artists who are using modernist design objects in their own work to comment on the movement’s cultural significance. That artwork forms the exhibition “MetaModern,” opening at Krannert Art Museum on Jan. 29.
A University of Illinois music professor who developed a computer application for teaching music theory has received a National Science Foundation grant to complete development of a prototype and test it in a classroom next fall.