some personal news

Very happy to report that I’ve accepted an invitation to join the University of Illinois’ School of Architecture as a Visiting Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year. Champaign-Urbana will be a great base camp as Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1986 finishes up–the School is just a few blocks from its publisher, the University of Illinois Press. Once the book is out in the world I’m hoping for many opportunities to talk about it in and around Chicago, which will be a short train ride away.

A short ride and a familiar one. Illinois is my alma mater and Champaign-Urbana is where I grew up. That train ride was a key element in early, formative trips to Chicago, and it’s been an enjoyable reprise to take it down to campus for studio reviews over the last few months. Those reviews have featured great work and Temple Hoyne Buell Hall has been full of impressive energy each time. I’m looking forward to being a part of that, teaching alongside some good friends and at least one of my undergrad professors, as well as completing the new book in particularly appropriate surroundings.

Thanks to all who have made this happen…

7 thoughts on “some personal news

  1. Congratulations! The University of Illinois is gaining one of Iowa’s greats! Thank you for your many years of membership and contributions to the architectural profession in Iowa. You will be missed, Tom.

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