Studio Reviews, Master Classes, and other Engagements

Engaging students about their work is one of the most enjoyable things that I do.  Over the past two decades I have served on studio reviews, juries, and panels as well as conducted master classes at a wide range of institutions.  

 

The key to a good studio review is to create a pedagogical environmetn where the focus is fully on the stuents' work.  Often faculty treat reviews as opportunties to talk about themselves or to argue with each other.  Aside from being rude, this approach is counterproductive to good learning.  Instead, reviewers and critics should focus on the work in front of them--the premise, the story, the argument, the assumptions, the execution and results.  

Here is a selection of reviews and master classes with which I have been engaged in one capacity or another:

 

Dec 2017    Reviewer for final critiques in Architecture and Neuroscience Studio, Columbia University, Prof. Laura Kurgan.

 

Mar 2017    Reviewer for midterm critiques in two Urban Design Studios, Yale University, Prof. Keller Easterling and Prof. Ed Mitchell.

Jul 2016   Applying critical urban practice to public space.  Master class for University of Vienna Summer Program in Urban Studies.

Mar 2016   Reviewer for final critiques in BArch studio on Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl, Princeton University, Profs. Elsa Devienne and Mario Gendelsonas.

Mar 2015    Reviewer for midterm critiques in Urban Design Studio, Yale University, Profs. Ed Mitchell, Alan Plattus, and Keller Easterling.

 

Nov 2014    Reviewer for final critiques in Urban Design Studio, Parsons School of Design, Prof. Quilian Riano.

 

Mar 2014    Reviewer for midterm critiques in Housing Studio, Parsons School of Design, Profs. Andy Bernheimer and David Leven.

 

Oct 2013    Reviewer for midterm critiques in Urban History Lab, Parsons School of Design, Prof. Aseem Inam.

 

Mar 2013    Reviewer for midstream and final critiques in Graduate Urban Design Studio, Yale University, Prof. Edward Mitchell.     

 

Apr 2012    Reviewer for final critiques in Graduate Studio on Visualization in Urban Design, Parsons School of Design, Prof. Elizabeth Barry.

 

Mar 2011    Reviewer for the final critique, MA in City Design studio, London School of Economics, Profs. Fran Tonkiss and Suzie Hall.

 

Feb 2011    Streets and the design of the public realm.  Master class for students in the Master of City Design, London School of Economics.

 

Feb 2011    Researching government-sponsored photography projects, master class for students in the Ph.D. in Art, London College of Communication.

 

Jan 2011    Using visual materials as evidence in urban research, Master class for students in the Ph.D. Cities, London School of Economics, Prof. Ricky Burdette.

 

Jan 2011    What is curatorial knowledge?  Master class for students in MA Curatorial Studies and MA in Art Theory, Chelsea College of Art and Design, and staff of the South London Gallery, Prof. David DiBosa.

 

Dec 2010    Reviewer for the midterm critique, MA in City Design studio, London School of Economics, Profs. Fran Tonkiss and Suzie Hall.

 

Nov 2010    Connecting textual to material evidence in archival research.  Master class for students in the Ph.D. in Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Prof. Michael Asbury.

 

Dec 2010    Art, epistemologies, and knowledge production.  Master class for students in the MFA in Arts Research, Wimbledon College of Art.

 

Dec 2010    Documenting and archiving curatorial projects, Part Two.  Master class for MA in Curatorial Studies, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Prof. Isobel Whitelegg.

 

Nov 2010    Documenting and archiving curatorial projects, Part One.  Master class for MA in Curatorial Studies, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Prof. Isobel Whitelegg.

 

May 2009    Parsons School of Design.  Review critic for Advanced Data Visualization for Urban Design.  Profs. Brian McGrath and Victoria Marshall.

 

Dec 2008    Parsons School of Design.  Review critic for "The Interactive City" undergraduate studio in Integrative Design, Prof. Meret Lenzlinger.

 

July 2008    Parsons School of Design.  Review critic for "Sustainable Red Hook."  Summer Design Institute, Prof. Meret Lenzlinger.

 

May 2006    Washington University School of Architecture.  Juror for final reviews, graduate studio in urban design, Prof. Jacqueline Tatom.

 

Mar 2006    "Historical Morphology of Public Housing Sites." Master class for Urban Design Studio, Washington University School of Architecture.  

 

Nov 2004    Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State. Juror for final reviews, multiple graduate and undergraduate studios in landscape architecture.  Invited by Prof. Laurel McSherry.

 

Mar 2003    School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Guest critic for midstream reviews, undergraduate studio in Visual Studies, Prof. George Roeder.

 

May 2001      Washington University School of Architecture.  Juror for final reviews, first year graduate architecture studio, Prof. Yusef Amin.

 

Dec 2000      Washington University School of Architecture.  Juror for Forest Park Southeast neighborhood project, undergraduate urban design studio, Prof. Tom Thompson.

 

Dec 1999    Hewlett Program for First-Year Architecture Students, Washington University.  Juror for final reviews.  Prof. Robert Hansman.

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