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Mexican Architects Mara Partida & Hector Mendoza Visiting Professors 2014

Mexican architects Mara Partida & Hector Mendoza of award winning firm "MX_SI studio" in Barcelona [Spain] will be the HSA 2014 Visiting Professors of Practice in the Fall.

2014-15 HSA Lecture Series: Locating Design

Regardless of the design processes, production methods, and collateral interests that inform it, all architecture shapes and is shaped by its site. "Locating Design" explores the practice of critically engaging sites - physical, theoretical, cultural, technological, and socio-political sites and landscapes - through the act of design.

HSA Brings Virtual Reality Tools into the Classroom

HSA faculty member David Beach is spearheading initiatives in digital technology, including students’ recent experiments with virtual-reality headsets as tools for envisioning spatial experience.

Attend For Burkina Art Night November 7

HSA alumni and students are working in support of buildOn to design and help construct a prototype primary school for Burkina Faso. Currently the team is contributing design and fundraising efforts, and will spend a week in Burkina in March to help with construction.

Student Exchange Agreement with ETSAB - Barcelona

Students from the HSA and the renowned ETSAB in Barcelona will have an opportunity for a semester long exchange program. The HSA will be the 4th US school with such an agreement with the ETSAB.

Faculty Research Presented at International Architecture Conference

Faculty members Nancy Chikaraishi and Yong Huang both spoke this June at the International Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Architectural Institute of Korea, in Seoul, South Korea. Professor Chikaraishi also presented the work of her colleague Traci Sooter, who was unable to attend.

Four Students Intern in China

HSA students Eric Baldwin, Yajing Lu, Zehua Jia, and Juan Zorrilla completed summer internships at SIPDRI in Suzhou, China. Working in collaboration with HSA faculty member Yong Huang, the group helped design and build the “Inhabitable Object” prototype.

HSA Alumni Receive Prestigious National Award

HSA alumni Evelyn Lee '02 (S. Francisco) and Jason Pierce '00 (St Louis) were among the eighteen recipients of the 2014 Young Architect Award by the American Institute of Architects

Sabini on Architecture Education Panel

Faculty member Maurizio Sabini organized and moderated a panel discussion of leading educators focused on “Urban Transformations and the Future of Architectural Education”. The New York event was sponsored by Italian journal The Plan.

The Drury Difference

Architects combine the raw materials of site, shelter, and human need to make significant places—places that are useful, durable, memorable, and inspiring. This equation is both incredibly complex and ancient. Today, however, the architect’s traditional tasks are supplemented by new ones: architects are leaders, collaborators, organizers, entrepreneurs, strategists, researchers, and inventors.


Robert Weddle, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP
Professor of Architecture & Interim Director
Office: (417) 873-7450

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