Todd Childers (BED 1986) will be presenting a paper on Typographic Distortion in International Style Typography at the TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift conference May 19-21, 2011. He presented his paper, “All Type Is Dimensional,” at the Association Typographique “The Word” Conference in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 12, 2010, the preeminent typography event in the world. Childers is an associate professor of graphic design at Bowling Green State University.
Chad Everhart, AIA (BEDA 1998, M.Arch 2003) received a $100,000 grant from the US Department of Energy for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Everhart, an assistant professor and coordinator of the Building Science program at Appalachian State University, collaborated with colleague Dr. Jamie Russell on the grant proposal. Both Everhart and Russell serve as faculty advisors for the design-build project, which will be featured on the National Mall in Washington, DC during the month of September in 2011. Katharine Lea, AIA (B.Arch 1993), a graduate student in Appropriate Technology, is one of the student leaders for the project and serves as the project architect. Appalachian State was one of twenty international teams selected for the competition, which highlights affordable, net-zero energy houses. For more information, please visit: www.thesolarhomestead.org.
John Gentry LEED AP (M.Arch 2003) has received a Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy (NIAUSI) Fellowship. The fellowship (a one-month residency in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio) is available to qualifying design professionals practicing in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Gentry’s project will explore an alternative and parallel universe in Civita using “biocentric collages” – visionary tales of several non-human species and their imagined lives. He is an architect at the Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects. Learn more at: ancestorsofcivita.wordpress.com.
Professor Andrew Phillip Payne (PHD/DDN 2009) was awarded the 2010 Educator Honor Award by AIAS during its annual meeting, FORUM 2010, in Toronto, Ontario. This award was given in recognition of his support of and contributions to students and the academic community. Dr. Payne also recently presented material titled “Simulations: Hands-on Education as a Spatial Learning Tool” at the 3rd International Conference for Universal Design in Hamamatsu, Japan.