Lecture: “UrbanLab: Bowling,” Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, September 25, 2019.

Exhibition: “Little Tower” in “Rejected: Architectural Drawings & Their Stories,” Banvard Gallery, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, August 23-October 4, 2019.

Publication: “Behind the Wheel: Charles Darwin and Superstudio Do the Driving,” in “Re-imagining the Avant-garde,” AD (Architectural Design), Matthew Butcher and Luke Caspar Pearson (eds.), profile 260, Wiley, July/August 2019, p 94-99.

Presentation:Fluid Urbanism: Architecture, Community, and Ecology,” The Art Institute of Chicago, April 22, 2019.

Panel:Platform Middle - Exploring the current state of multifamily housing,” College of Architecture, IIT, April 12-13, 2019.

Panel:Public Performances - The Arts and Politics of Architecture,” College of Architecture, Design and the Arts, UIC, March 23, 2019. 

Presentation:ON TO 2050 Plan: CMAP Update and Design Initiatives,” AIA Chicago, March 21, 2019. 

Panel:Design and Future Cities,” Institute of Design, IIT, March 20, 2019.

Lecture: “UrbanLab: Bowling,” University of Cincinnati, February 20, 2019.

Review: Bowling reviewed in Urban Omnibus: “Waterfront Views” by Mariana Mogilevich, February 11, 2019.

In the news: CMAP project in “Sears Complex, once a symbol of suburban economic might, shows need to rethink the ‘burbs,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, January 19, 2019.

Conversation:Architecture Book Club,” with MOS, nARCHITECTS, SO-IL, and WORKac at NEW INC, January 17, 2019.


Conversation:Let’s Go Bowling,” University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), December 11, 2018.

Panel:Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018,” Art Institute of Chicago, October 20, 2018.

Launch: The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will launch the region's next comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050, at Millennium Park on October 10, 2018.

Panel:Iconic House,” AIA Chicago and Design Chicago, October 4, 2018.

Lecture: "UrbanLab: Bowling," HafenCity Universität, Hamburg, September 12, 2018.

Award: Society of Typographic Art, STA 100 for "Between States"

Panel: “The Future of Public Space,” School of the Art Institute Chicago, June 26, 2018.

Panel: "Between Irony and Sincerity," GSAPP, Columbia University, April 6, 2018.

Publication: “Horizontal City,” in Make New History, After the Second Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architecture and Urbanism (A+U), 18:03, Issue 570, Tokyo: A+U Publishing, 2018, p 48-49.

Lecture: "UrbanLab: Bowling," University of Kentucky, February 7, 2018.


In the News: 沅江两湖新区策划方案征集专家评审会召开, rednet.cn, December 20, 2017.

In the News: 沅江两湖新区策划方案征集专家评审会召开, 湖南要闻腾讯大湘网, qq.com, December 19, 2017.

In the News: “Wir stellen uns den Krisen der Stadt,” by Julia Albani, Bauvelt, 22.2017, November 2017.

Panel: "Make New History: Discovering the Chicago Architecture Biennial," City Club of Chicago, November 15, 2017.

Presentation and Book Launch: “Bowling,” Graham Foundation, November 9, 2017.

In the News: “The Story of the Great Lakes in 8 Maps,” by Zach Mortice, CityLab, December 11, 2017.

Award: Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit, “Mohawk Residence, Chicago, IL.” Awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago, 2017.

In the News: “Fifty firms imagine 50 futures,” by Matthew Messner, Architect's Newspaper, October 4, 2017.

Publication: “Re-Encampment,” Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017: Make New History, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, Sarah Hearne, Letizia Garzoli (eds.), Lars Müller (Zurich, 2017).

Presentation: “Bowling,” Chicago Architecture Book Fesitival, October 1, 2017.

In the News: “Bite-sized Biennial shows give the big exhibit a Chicago focus,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2017.

Panel: “Ancona School Playground,” 2017 AIA Small Project Awards: Small But Mighty, Pella Showroom, Merchandise Mart, September 28, 2017.

In the News: "Chicago Biennial: Hard to understand but easy to enjoy," by Deanna Isaacs, Reader, September 27, 2017.

Panel: “Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan,” Graham Foundation, September 27, 2017.

In the News: “Designing Resilient Cities that Don't Flood,” by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica, September 27, 2017.

In the News: "What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?," by Sophie Knight, The Guardian, September 25, 2017.

In the News: "'Make New History,' the second Chicago Architecture Biennial," by Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2017.

In the News: "Horizontal City," by John Hill, World-Architects, September 21, 2017.

Curation: "Between States - 50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods," Chicago Architecture Foundation, September 19-January 7, 2018.

In the News: "Glimpses of the Future of Architecture at a Chicago Biennial," by Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, September 20, 2017.

Exhibition: "Re-Encampment," Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center, September 16-January 7, 2018.

Moderating: "Dialogues Around the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize,” IIT MCHAP Chicago Biennial Round Table Symposium, College of Architecture, IIT, September 16, 2017.

Panelist:Making Books Now,” Chicago Architecture Biennial Artistic Directors’ Symposium, Columbia GSAPP at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center, September 15, 2017.

Presentation: “Catalyzing Civic Participation, Engaging the Profession,” Association of Architecture Organizations, Design Matters Conference, September 15, 2017.

In the News: "Chicago Architecture Biennial to Kick Off Round Two in 2017," by Danielle Cohen, Architectural Record, September 2, 2017.

Honor: UrbanLab selected to participate in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Award: Society of Typographic Arts, STA 100 in for "Bowling."

Honor: Martin Felsen elevated to the American Institute of Architecture College of Fellows (FAIA) for significant contributions to the profession.

Award: AIA Chicago Small Project Award, Citation of Merit, Ancona School Playground.

In the News: FAIA Distinctions, Chicago Architect Magazine, May/June, 2017.

In the News: Small Projects Awards, Ancona School Playground, Chicago Architect Magazine, May/June, 2017.

In the News: "How should overgrown, dirty stretch under Skyway be revamped?," by Peter Jones, DNA info, May 16, 2017.

Presentation: "Architecture, Infrastructure, Water, Energy," Princeton University, School of Architecture, April 19, 2017.

In the News: "Firms selected for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial," by Victoria Carodine, Architect Magazine, March 6, 2017.

In the News: “The Architects and Artists You Need to Know Now,” by Janelle Zara, Architectural Digest, March 6, 2017.


In the News: "UrbanLab is Combining Water Infrastructure with Architecture to Reimagine How Cities Work," by Matthew Messner, Architect's Newspaper, November 7, 2016.

In the News: "This Master Plan Calls for a Brand New City to Alleviate China’s Water Issues," by Matthew Messner, Architect's Newspaper, November 7, 2016.

Lecture: “Bowling,” Kansas City Design Center, November 16, 2016.

In the News: AIA Chicago announces 2016 Design Excellence Awards, by Matthew Messner, The Architects Newspaper, October 17, 2016.

Award: Honor Award, Regional and Urban Planning, AIA Chicago, for: Changde City Master Plan, 2016.

In the News: "Chicago Architecture Foundation Exhibit," by Johnny Figel, Chicago Gazetter, September 3, 2016.

In the News: "Chicago Architects to Launch Environmental Advocacy Organization," by Matthew Messner, The Architects Newspaper, August 30, 2016.

Exhibition: Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC, Gallery 400 at UIC, August 10-27, 2016.

In the News: Chicago Architect Magazine, "2016 Awards," Changde City Master Plan, Nov/Dec, 2016.

In the News: "Good Intentions," by Nick Cecchi, New City Design, August 9, 2016.

In the News: Explore proposals from the CAF’s 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards, by Hannah Vuozzo, The Architects Newspaper, June 16, 2016.

In the News: "Chicago architects offer 50 ideas for 50 wards at exhibition," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, June 5, 2016.

Exhibition: 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards, Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening May 24, 2016.

In the News: Chicago Architecture Foundation Launches 50 Projects for 50 Wards Exhibit, by Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago, May 24, 2016.

Exhibition: Brick by Brick, Find Your Inner Builder, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, opens March 10, 2016, exhibited work: Eco-Machine.

Presentation50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards, Chicago Architecture Foundation, May 10, 2016.

In the News: "UrbanLab explores the Windy City’s unique urbanism with exhibit 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards," by Zach Edelson, The Architects Newspaper, May 9, 2016.

Exhibition: MCHAP: Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize, Nominated Works, 2016 for the Mohawk Residence.

Publication: "Park City," The Avery Review, Columbia University, Issue 10.

In the News: A Lot You Got to Holler, Podcast Episode 3, Immodest Proposals for Chicago's Lakefront, February, 2016.

Lecture: “Urban Infrastructures,” University of Hawaii, Manoa," School of Architecture, January 25, 2016.


Exhibition: Chicago Architecture Biennial, October 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

In the News: "4 Bold Scenarios For A Future Chicago," by Jeff Link, Fast Company, December 23, 2015.

PresentationFigural Monuments and the Image of the 21st Century Midwest City, Chicago Architecture Biennial event, December 1, 2015.

In the News: "Chicago boldly imagines its own definition of what a biennial might be," by Sam Jacob, Dezeen Magazine, November 29, 2015.

In the News: "Critical states: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015," by Vanessa Mooney, Architecture AU, November 29, 2015.

Lecture: “Sponge City,” Hunan University, College of Architecture, November 13, 2015.

In the News: "Radical Visions of Chicago's Future Skyline," by Sam Lubell, Wired, October 18, 2015.

In the News: "Putting 'Chicago' into the Chicago Architecture Biennial," by Erica Gunderson, WTTW Chicago Tonight, October 14, 2015.

In the News: "5 Big Ideas From The Chicago Architecture Biennial," by Diana Budds, Fast Company, October 8, 2015.

Presentation: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial event, October 20, 2015.

In the News: "15 Must-See Installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial," Archdaily, October 8, 2015.

In the News: "A Mighty Wind," by Melissa Feldman, Cultured, October 2015.

Presentation: Bold Studio Visit: UrbanLab, Chicago Architecture Biennial event, October 5, 2016.

PanelEmerging Voices, Crown Hall Roundtables, IIT, Chicago Architecture Biennial event, October 2, 2016.

Panel: International Perspectives, Chicago and the Future of Urban Change, Chicago Architecture Biennial event, October 1, 2015.

In the News: "Windy City Challenges," Dezeen Magazine, October 2, 2015.

In the News: "Bold New Visions for the Future City Take Shape," by Matt Shaw, Architect's Newspaper, October 1, 2015.

In the News: "Windy Biennial," by Matt Shaw, Architect's Newspaper, September 21, 2015.

Publication: "Projects," 30 Years of Emerging Voices, Princeton Architectural Press, June 30, 2015.

Publication: "Filter Island," MAS Context, Legacy Issue, 25–26, Spring–Summer 2015.

In the News: "Waters Free to Circulate," by Fabrizio Gallanti, Abitare, Issue 544, May 5, 2015.

In the News: "Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Inaugural Lineup," by Janelle Zara, Architectural Record, April 14, 2015.

In the News: "List of architects for Chicago Biennial begins to take shape," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2015.

Exhibition: “College/Town Hybrids," East Lansing 2030: Collegeville Re-Envisioned, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, November 2014–August 2015.

Lecture: “Softscape via Pipe,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, The Gratz Center, Chicago, April 18, 2015.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York City, March 25, 2015.

Lecture: “WET Zone,” The Calumet Collaborations, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, January 26, 2015.

In the News: "After the Spire," by Ian Spula, Chicago Magazine, Arts & Culture Section, January 28, 2015.

In the News: "Town / Gown, Architects speculate on the future of East Lansing and Michigan State University," by Chris Bentley, Architects Newspaper, January 2, 2015.


Exhibition: “Great Lakes Aqueduct," Chicagoisms Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, April 5–January 4, 2015.

Award: AIA Chicago: Distinguished Building Honor Award, 2014, for: Morgan Street Live + Work, Chicago, IL.

Award: AIA Chicago: Unbuilt Design Award, Special Recognition, 2014, for: MoMA PS1, New York.

Lecture: Freedomland Chicago,” Princeton University, School of Architecture, November 14, 2014.

In the News: "AIA Chicago Reveals Design Excellence Award Winners," by Leah Demirjian, Architect Magazine, October 27, 2014.

In the News: "Morgan Street Live+Work," Residential Architect Magazine, October 27, 2014.

In the News: "Ancona School Planning an Outdoor Learning Space," by Daschell Phillips, Hyde Park Herald, October 29, 2014.

Cited: "AIA Guide to Chicago," edited by Alice Sinkevitch and Laurie McGovern Petersen, project included: Morgan Street Live + Work.

In the News: "A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city," by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, September 18, 2014.

In the News: "Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Will Move to New 8,500-Square-Foot Space," by Dan Duray, Art News, September 23, 2014.

In the News: "Exhibition Review: Chicagoisms," by Zach Edelson, Architectural Record, September 16, 2014.

Lecture: Mega Sites,” Academy of Art University, San Francisco, September 5, 2014.

Installation: Great Holes of Chicago Putt-Putt Mini Golf 3-hole course, National AIA Convention 2014, #GreatHolesOfChicago

In the News: Art and architecture give Chicago a new edge, by Melissa Feldman, New York Post, August 18, 2014.

On TV: "Architectural Gems of Chicago," Blair Kamin discussing UrbanLab's exhibit at the Art Institute, interviewed on Chicago Tonight, WTTW, May 1, 2014.

In the News: "The City as a Catalyst for Architectural Speculation," by Patrick Sisson, Dwell Magazine, May 16, 2014.

In the News: Chicagoisms: a Small Gallery Stuffed with Big Architectural Ideas," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, Cityscapes, April 9, 2014.

In the News: Radical Old, Futuristic New: 9 Visions for Chicago," by Shaunacy Ferro, Fast Company, April 15, 2014.

In the News: Exhibition at Art Insititute of Chicago Examines the City's Architectural Legacy and Future Potential," Art Daily, April 19, 2014.

Publication: “EcoBoulevards in Chicago," in Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Integrating Rainwater into Building Systems, by Novak, Giesen, DeBusk, Wiley, 2014.

Grant: “New Realism in Architecture," Publication (Book) Grant, Graham Foundation, April 2014.

Lecture: “New Realism in Architecture,” The Design School, Arizona State University, March 19, 2014.

Lecture: “Projecting Architecture,” Convocation Lecture, College of Arts + Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, January 8, 2014.


Presentation: “The Scale of Water in Chicago,” After the City, the City Forum, Chicago Expander at Archeworks, Chicago Architecture Foundation, December 18, 2013.

Lecture: “Collegeville Re-Envisioned," Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, November 13, 2013.

Award: AIA Chicago: Sustainability Leadership Award, 2013, for: MoMA PS1, NYC.

In the News: Chicago Architect, Sustainability Leadership Awards, Virtual Water, MoMA PS1, NYC, November/December 2013.

In the News: See the Top AIA Winners, Crain's, October 25, 2013.

Lecture: “Recent Work," University of Michigan Taubman College, October 25, 2013.

Exhibition: City Works: artifacts/ideas from the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72, May 24–October 1, 2013.

Gallery Talk: City Works: artifacts/ideas from the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), Chicago Cultural Center, Expo 72, September 18, 2013.

Exhibition: Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design, Art Institute Chicago, Gallery 283 - 285, April 6–August 18, 2013.

Exhibition: Take Me to the River, Building Chicago's New Waterfront, Chicago Architecture Foundation, June–December, 2013.

In the News: “City Works Exhibit Presses the Issue of Our Urban Potential,” by Gwendolyn Purdom, Curbed Chicago, September 3, 2013.

In the News: “City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future, “ by Frank Mercurio, Time Out Chicago, September 10, 2013.

In the News: “Chicago Has Loads of Surreal, Never-Built Visionary Architecture,” by John Metcalfe, The Atlantic Cities, August 21, 2013.

Presentation: “Bottom-up and Top-Down Actions," Educating Activists Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 19, 2013.

In the News: Sustainability, by Design,” by Elizabeth Ferruelo, Forbes, April 16, 2013.

Presentation: “Free Trade Zone Urbanism," ACSA 101: New Constellations / New Ecologies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, March 22, 2013.

Presentation: “Wet Actions," Call to Action, An Intervention of Living Sustainably, Chicago West Loop, March 5, 2013.

Presentation: “Urban Metabolism," Woltz Symposium: Quasi Objects/World Objects/Hyper Objects, New Classifications for the Urban Metabolism, University of Virginia, February 8–9, 2013.


Exhibition: "Fresh Water District" in Venice Biennale, the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, in Common Ground, curated by David Chipperfieldin the Arsenale, August 29–November 25, 2012.

Exhibition: "Free Rain (Virtual Water) at MoMA, Young Architects Program (YAP) 2012, curated by Pedro Gadanho, June 28–September 3, 2012.

Publication: “Too Big to Fail,” in City Catalyst, Architecture in the Age of Extreme UrbanizationArchitectural Design (AD), Wiley, London, 2012.

Jury: Future Prentice, 2012 Chicago Prize, Chicago Architectural Club, November 15, 2012.

Quoted in: “Wolf Point History Puts Scrutiny on Proposed Project,” by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2012.

Presentation: Growing Water: A Conversation with Students and Faculty,” University of Buffalo, Moderator: Laura Garofalo, November 14, 2012.

Presentation: "Vertical Farming in Chicago,” Controlled Environment Sustainable Urban Agriculture: State of Play panel discussion, Chicago Architecture Foundation & Chicago Ideas Week, October 10, 2012.

Presentation: "UrbanLab: Opportunistic Urbanism," Visionary Cities: Urban and Architectural Features, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 22, 2012.

In the News: "Preview: Americans in Venice," by Jayne Merkel, Architectural Record, June 19, 2012.

Presentation: “Lobbying for Urbanism,” AA/UIC Summer Program (Architectural Association/University of Illinois Chicago), w/ Alexander Eisenschmidt, August 14, 2012.

Publication: “Free Water District,” in Common Ground, Issue 13: Ecologics, A. Lawrence and A. Schafer, eds., Boston, 2012.

Presentation: "Politics of Vertical Farming," Vertical Farm Conference, University of Maryland, September 26, 2012.

In the News: "Floating Ideas in Venice," by S.C. Truckey, Chicago Architect, September/October, 2012.

Presentation: Ecologics Mini-Symposium, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, NYC, June 8, 2012.

In the News: Global News (Brazil), Chicago é a terra de onde vem o primeiro presidente negro dos Estados Unidos, Reporter: Jorge Pontual, UrbanLab discusses Water/Energy ideas for Chicago, 33:00-37:00 (video timeline), May 2012.

Presentation: Manufacturing Landscapes Symposium, UIUC School of Architecture, 1414 Kingsbury, Chicago, May 19, 2012.

Award: AIA Chicago: Small Project Award, Citation of Merit, 2012 for: Art Chicago Video Arcade, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.

Publication: “Free Water District,” in Praxis Journal of Writing + Building, Issue 13: Ecologics, A. Lawrence and A. Schafer, eds., Boston, 2012.

In the News: Rocha, Raissa, "A Peerless Opportunity," Chicago Architect, May/June, 2012.

In the News: "Small Projects are Anything but Ordinary," by Lauren Finch, Chicago Architect, May/June, 2012.

Competition Finalist: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

Competition Finalist: PS1 MoMA, Queens, NY.

Exhibition: Navy Pier Finalists, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Atrium Gallery, 224 South Michigan Ave, February 1, 2012.

In the News: "Navy Pier: Pier Review," by Allan Brake, Architects Newspaper, March 7, 2012.

In the News: MoMA PS1, Bauwelt, 11.12, March 9, 2012.

In the News: "PS1: A Burst of Blue," by Allan Brake, Architects Newspaper, March 7, 2012.

Blogosphere: ArchDaily, MoMA PS1, Virtual Water.

Presentation: The Great Pier: UrbanLab, !melk, HOK, Thirst, Terry Guen, Zoe Ryan, and Conservation Design Forum, AIA Chicago, February 20, 2012.

TV: Chicago Tonight (WTTW), Navy Pier Redesign, Yasmin Rammohan, January 31, 2012.

Presentation: The Great Pier, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 31, 2012.

Blogosphere: ArchDaily, Great Pier, Re-imagining Navy Pier.

In the News: Architect Magazine, What's Next: UrbanLab, How the firm's research into Chicago's infrastructure led to a new project, January 17, 2012.


Award: AIA Chicago: Regional & Urban Design Honor Award, 2011, for: Farming the Stockyards, Chicago, IL.

Publication: “Salt-Burbs,” in Making a Case306090 Books, Volume 14, E. Abruzzo, G. Bodziak and J. Solomon, eds., New York, 2011.

Publication: “Hennepin House,” in Masterpieces, Country House Architecture + Design, by Michelle Galindo, Braun Publishing, Germany, 2011.

Citation: “Gray, Green or In Between: Solutions to Flooding as Rain Increases with Warmer Temperatures,” by Gretchen Roecker, Medill Reports, Northwestern University, October 18, 2011.

Juror: 2011 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, Seattle, WA, October 24, 2011.

Presentation: "Chicago's Water: Protecting Our Precious Resource," Chicago Council on Science and Technology Conference, Chicago, IL, October 13, 2011.

Discussion: “Design on the Edge, Disussion with Chicago's Leading Visionary Architects,” Feinberg Theater, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Tuesday October 4, 2011.

Publication: “The New Neighborly,” in Design on the Edge, S. Tigerman and W. Martin, eds., Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, 2011.

Citation: Dean, Penelope. “Under the Cover of Green,” in Fast-Forward Urbanism, Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City, D. Cuff and R. Sherman, eds, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.

Exhibition: “Design on the Edge, Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, October 4, 2011–January 20, 2012.

Lecture: “Speculative Design with Water,” Urban Water, Urban Form Conference, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, September 21, 2011.

Radio Interview: “Heavy rains put extra pressure on the Deep Tunnel,” Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, Eight Forty-Eight, June 21, 2011.

Podcast: “Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” AIA Podnet, Architecture Knowledge Review, May 12, 2011.

Presentation: “Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” AIA National Convention, New Orleans, May 12, 2011.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” Washington University, Sam Fox School, April 25, 2011.

Lecture: “UrbanLab,” University of Kansas, April 8, 2011.

Lecture: “Growing Water,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 6, 2011.

Lecture: “Ecological Infrastructure in/around CH/IL,” Judson University, March 18, 2011.

Presentation/Exhibition: “Critical Infrastructures: New American Approaches,” The Architecture Foundation, London, March 16, 2011.

Lecture: "Civic Space Through Ecological Urbanism," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, March 10, 2011.

Presentation: “Chicago Infra,” Where Do You Stand Conference, 2011 ACSA Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 3–6, 2011.

Lecture: “UrbanLab,” Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University, February 16, 2011.

Citation: “Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning,” by Timothy Beatley, Island Press, October 25, 2010.

Lecture: “Workshopping Chicago,” with Jonathan Solomon, Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, February 7, 2011.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” Fourth Natures: Mediated Landscapes Conference, University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Canada, February 4–5, 2011.


Lecture: “Green Infrastructure,” Princeton University, School of Architecture, November 29, 2010.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Infrastructure as Architecture: Designing Composite Networks, K. Stoll and S. Lloyd, eds., Jovis Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2010.

Lecture: “BlueBuild,” GreenBuild at Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 18, 2010.

In the News: “Hustle & Flow,” by Aaron Seward, Architects Newspaper, November 10, 2010.

Publication: “Green Infrastructure,” in Infrastructure and the Future: Assessing the Architect’s Role, A. Lawrence and E. Christoforetti, eds., NEU Conference Series, Northeastern University, 2010.

In the News: “Eco-Toupees and Plastic Alleys,” by Blair Kamin, Green Source, November 2010.

Presentation: “Policy, Pedagogy, and the Public Interest: Studio as Agency,” 2010 ACSA Administrators Conference, Design, Leadership & the Public Imagination, Washington DC, November 10–13, 2010.

Award: AIA Chicago, 2010 Honor Award, Interior Architecture: Hennepin House.

Presentation/Publication: “Too Big to Fail,” UIC, School of Architecture, Flip Your Field: 2010 ACSA West Central Fall Conference, October 21–23, 2010.

Lecture: “Thick Urbanism,” University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design, October 14, 2010.

Exhibition: “Eco-Boulevards and Free Water Districts,” World Design Capital, Seoul, 2010: International Design House Exhibition, Cities Reborn, at the City Design Pavilion, Olympic Stadium, Seoul, Korea, September 7–October 7, 2010.

Presentation: “Case Study: UrbanLab,” Architect Magazine R+D Symposium, Chicago, IL, September 23, 2010.

Exhibition:Venice Biennale, the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, in Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice at the U.S. Pavilion, exhibit titled: Archeworks Mobile Food Collective, 2010.

Lecture: “Infra Urbanism,” National Building Museum: Spotlight on Design, Washington, D.C., July 22, 2010.

In the News: “Farming Out Design,” by Alan Brake, Architects Newspaper, Issue 03, June 9, 2010.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Water / Craft, G. Torgalkar and T. Schwarz, eds., Urban Infill, Volume 3, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University, 2010.

Lecture: “Growing Energy/Water,” AIA National Convention: Design for the New Decade, Miami, June 11, 2010.

Lecture: “Great Lakes Models Initiative,” Infrastructures for Change, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, June 3, 2010.

Presentation: “Eco-Boulevards,” The Buckminster Fuller Challenger, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2010.

Citation: Ryan, Zoe. “Fluid Dynamics: Building with Water,” in Building with Water, Birkhauser, Basel, 2010.

Lecture: "Free Water Districts," Infrastructures For Change, Chicago, June 3, 2010.

Presentation3rd International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, “Re-Inventing Construction,” Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, April 14–17, 2010.

In the News: “Paper Architecture, Emerging Urbanism,” by Tim Love, Places: Design Observer, April 13, 2010.

Exhibition: Presentation: Working Public Architecture 2.0 – Chicago Edition, “Free Water Districts,” Archeworks, April 6, 2010.

Presentation: Emerging Voices Lecturer, sponsored by the Architectural League. “Infrastructural Urbanism” talk delivered at the New Museum, New York, March 17, 2010.

In the News: “What’s Holding Us Up,” by Julie Iovine, Architects Newspaper, Issue 06, April 7, 2010.

In the News: “Emerging Voices 2010,” by Julie Iovine, Architects Newspaper, Issue 03, March 3, 2010.

Exhibition: Panelist: “UrbanLab Today,” For Better or Worse moderated conversation, Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 2, 2010.

In the News: “The Public Works,” by Nancy Levinson, Places: Design Observer, January 18, 2010.

In the News: “Working Public Architecture,” by Linda Samuels, Places: Design Observer, January 10, 2010.


Citation: “Landscapes of Energy: A Harvard Journal Investigates Energy’s Spatial Dimensions, by Corydon Ireland, Harvard Gazette, November 24, 2009.

Panel: “Green Infrastructure,” Infrastructure and the Future: Assessing the Architect’s Role Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, November 21, 2009.

Panel: “Landscapes of Energy,” New Geographies, Harvard Graduate School of Design, November 20, 2009.

Presentation: “Free Water Districts,” WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Symposium, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2009.

Lecture: “Thick Urbanism,” ETH, Zurich, Swizterland, November 9, 2009.

Lecture: Conference Organizer and Moderator: Infrastructures for Change Workshop, Archeworks Conference, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Chicago, IL, November 5, 2009.

In the News: “New Grass Roots: Hennepin House,” by Ryan Blitstein, Dwell Magazine, November 2009.

In the News: “Infrastructure Activism,” by Tiffany Meyers, Metropolis Magazine, November 2009.

Exhibition: “Free Water Districts,” National Building Museum, WPA 2.0Exhibit organized by cityLAB/UCLA, Washington, D.C., November 2009.

Presentation: “One Billion,” cityLAB, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), October 26, 2009.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” Wellsprings Eternal: Imagination and Innovation for Oil and Water, Illinois Humanities Council, Archeworks, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2009.

Keynote Lecture: “Ecological Infrastructure,” Design for Livability: Sustainable Cities Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 15, 2009.

Exhibition: “UrbanLab Plan” in Big, Bold, Visionary - Chicago Considers the Next Century Exhibit organized by Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, September–October 2009.

Panel: “Chicago Visionaries: From Burnham to Today and Beyond,” presented in partnership with the Newberry Library, Chicago Matters, and the Burnham Plan Centennial, August 4, 2009.

Interview: re: Global Visionaries, Beyond Burnham, WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio, June 22, 2009.

Speaker: World Future Society International Conference, Chicago, July 19, 2009.

In the News: “For today’s futurists, tomorrow never lies,” by Sally Ho, Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2009.

Panel: The Future of the Campus Planning Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 7–10, 2009.

Named: “Global Visionary” by Chicago Public Radio and Chicago Community Trust Foundation, Broadcast on WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Radio FM, June 2009.

Lecture: “Blue/Green Olympic Games,” Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), Forum Day on Water Sustainability, Chicago O’Hare Airport, IL, May 21, 2009.

Exhibition: Visitor Information CenterSelections from the Architecture and Design Collection (inaugural exhibition of the new Architecture and Design gallery) Curated by Joseph Rosa, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2009–March 2010.

Workshop Presentation: “The 21st Century Learning Environment: Fresh Ideas, New Contexts,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2009.

Presentation: “Cities of the Future,” American Planning Association (APA) National Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 28, 2009.

Keynote Speaker: AIA Professional Development Conference, Chicago, April 20, 2008.

Lecture: “Growing Water,” Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL, April 15, 2009.

Exhibition: “Growing Water,” 10 x 10 Cities: Green Facts, Challenges, Future, American Institute of Architects and California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April–May 2009.

Panel: “Building Design Partnerships,” Converge/Exchange: What Communities, Activists and Practitioners can Teach Each Other, DePaul Egan Urban Center, Chicago, IL, March 19, 2009.

Lecture: “UrbanLab Works,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA, March 16, 2009.

Publication: “The eco-friendly UrbanLab designs our future,” by Sarah Pickering, Chicago Weekly, March 2009.

Exhibition: “UrbanLab: Work in Progress,” School of Architecture Gallery, Northeastern University, March 2009.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, February 16, 2009.

Lecture: “Got Water,” Social Enterprise Collaborative and Net Impact, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, February 12, 2009.

Award: Grow Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid, Latrobe Prize Research Grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, February 2009.

Citation: “UrbanLab,” by Cecil Balmond in 60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future, Luca Dietrich, ed., Thames and Hudson, London, 2009.

Publication: WORKS: Infrastructure for Change, Volume 1.

Award: AIA Chicago: Distinguished Building Award 2009 for Hennepin House, Hennepin, IL.

Award: AIA Chicago: Urban Design Award 2009 for Growing Water Toolbox, Chicago, IL.

Award: Latrobe Prize, “Grow Energy/Water: Using the Grid to Get Off the Grid,” American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, 2009.

Award: WPA 2.0 Competition, Second Stage Finalist, “Free Water Districts,” 2009, Sponsored by cityLAB and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Award: Pamphlet Architecture 30: Infrastructure Competition. Runner up, 2009. Sponsored by Princeton Architectural Press.


Exhibition: Urbanopolis,” Musee De La Civilisation, Quebec, exhibited: Growing Water, December 2007–December 2008.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 3, 2008.

Citation: “Chicago, IL, Considers Options to Expand Its Future Water Resources,” by Geoff Manaugh, Cities and Water, A Handbook for Planning, Roger Kemp, Editor, McFarland, December 12, 2008.  

Exhibition: Flip-a-Strip Competition Exhibition, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, October 5, 2008–January 18, 2009.

Panel: “Water, It’s in You,” Greentown Conference: The Future of Community, Aurora, IL, October 2, 2008.

Award: Unbuilt Design, AIA Chicago, for Growing Water project, October 2008.

Lecture: Aurora, Illinois, Greentown Conference, October 2008.

Lecture: Professional Development Conference, AIA Chicago, September 11–12, 2008.

Publication: Momentum Grows for Futuristic Scheme,” by David Sokol, Architectural Record, September 2008.

Conference Presentation: “Growing Water,” 4th Seminario Urbanismo Internacional, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico, June 16–20, 2008.

Keynote Speaker: “Growing Water,” NeoCon, Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 2008.

Publication: “Researching Growing Water,” in Implications, Volume 6, Issue 6, University of Minnesota, June 2008, by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen.

Interview: re: Contemporary Architecture in Chicago, WGN News Radio, April 25, 2008.

Lecture: “Recent Work,” School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, April 11, 2008.

In the News: “Midcareer Choices,” by Ed Keegan, Architect, April 2008.

In the News: “Chicago’s Tall Tales, Urban Planners: the Sky’s the Limit for the Future,” by Valerie Vedral, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2008.

In the News: “Changes in the works at Archeworks,” by Laurie Petersen, Chicago Architect, March–April, 2008.

Panel: “Seeking the City,” ACSA Annual Meeting, Houston, March 28, 2008.

Speaker: “Interior Urbanism,” ASID National Conference on Design, Interiors 08, New Orleans, LA, March 14, 2008.

Presentation: “Models, 306090,” Chicago Architecture Club, Chicago, February 20, 2008.

Lecture: “Map This, Envisioning a Global City,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, February 6, 2008.

In the News: “Whose Vision of a Future City Will Prevail,” by Henry Ng, Architectural Record, February 2008.

Lecture: “Beyond the Deep Tunnel,” University of Chicago, Graham School, Civic Knowledge Project Workshop, Chicago, January 24, 2008.

In the News: “Alternative Design School to Name Team Co-Directors,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2008.

Panel: “Passing the Baton: New Generation of Design Leadership in Chicago,” Archeworks, Chicago, January 16, 2008.

Lecture: “Global Chicago,” Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL, January 16, 2008.

In the News: “Orientation is in the Eye of the Beholder,” by Melissa Albert, Chicago Journal, January 16, 2008.

Exhibition: “Map This, Envisioning a Global City,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, January 10–March 21, 2008.

Publication: “Live + Work,” in 1000x: Architecture of the Americas, Michelle Galindo, ed., Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, Germany, 2008.

Publication: “The Rules Are: No Rules,” in aX, Nothing Says Architecture Like Condiments, Volume 1+2, David Brown, Sarah Dunn, Ellen Grimes editors, 2008.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, Volume 20, Number 2, 2008, by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen.

Publication: “City of the Future,” Archiworld Co., 2008.

Award: AIA Chicago: Unbuilt Design Award, 2008, for: Growing Water, Chicago, IL.

Award: Excellence in Education Award 2008, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).


Workshop Presentation: “The Next Generation of Integrated Delivery, Emerging Technology, and Practice Management,” ACSA/AIA Conference, Washington, DC, December 2007.

Conference Presentation: “Growing Water,” Just Add Water, ACSA Southwest Conference, Austin, Texas, October 4–6, 2007.

Lecture: “City of the Future at the MSI,” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, October 1, 2007.

Presentation: “Procedural Modeling of Natural and Urban Activity,” Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, IL, October 2007.

Award: Growing Water: 31st Street Eco-Boulevard Demonstration Project, Growing Water TCF Bank Student Scholarship Fund, October 2007.

In the News: “Firms Develop an Ecological Vision of a Future Chicago,” by Hope Babowice, Daily Herald, September 12, 2007.

In the News: “Water, the New Oil,” by Geoff Manaugh, The Next American City Magazine, Issue No.15, Summer 2007.

Interview: re: Growing Water ProjectWBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Radio, July 17, 2007.

Speaker: 2007 Transportation Research Board Major Cities Committee (Sustainability Conference), Chicago, IL, July 9, 2007.

Presentation: “Practice, Criticism, Research and Design in Architectural Education,” Integrated Practice and the Twenty-First Century Curriculum, ACSA/AIA Conference, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, June 28–July 1, 2007.

Lecture: “Future Plans for Chicago,” Directors MeetingChicago Central Area Committee, Chicago, June 12, 2007.

Exhibition: City of the FutureMuseum of Science and Industry, Chicago, exhibited: Growing Water, June 8–October 7, 2007.

Speaker: Great Lakes Biennial Meeting and Conference, Chicago, IL, June 8, 2007.

In the News: “City of the Future Competition Results,” l’ARCA (Italy), no.226, June 2007.

Presentation: “Sustainable Architecture: A New Era of Design,” Energy Day, Sustainability in Action, Northwestern University, May 19, 2007.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” World Water Crisis ForumDePaul University, Chicago, May 17, 2007.

In the News: “Competing Visions, Planning the Future of Cities,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2007.

In the News: “The City of the Future Competition,” by Daniel Libeskind, Archiworld Magazine (Korea), Volume 143, 2007.

In the News: “Close Deep Tunnel, UrbanLab has a Better Plan” by Harold Henderson, Chicago Reader, May 11, 2007.

Presentation: “Growing Water,” Richard J. Daley Urban Forum 2007University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2, 2007.

In the News: Public Works Staff: “Floating Toward the Future,” Public Works Magazine, May 1, 2007.

In the News: “Reinventing a Legacy,” by Gian Luca Amadei, Blueprint (UK), May 2007.

Keynote Speaker: “Growing Water throughout Chicago,” Southeast Environmental Taskforce, Chicago, April 27, 2007.

Lecture: “UrbanLab Recent Work,” AIAS: Urban Renewal Conference, Chicago, April 14, 2007.

Lecture: “Process the City of the Future,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, March 20, 2007.

In the News: “Loop the Loop,” by Ruth Lopez, Interior Design Magazine, Vol.75, March 2007.

Lecture: “20 Competitions,” Talk20 at IIT, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, February 16, 2007.

In the News: “Architect’s L.A. Plan Places Third,” by Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2007.

In the News: “Chicago Firm Urban Design Winner,” by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, February 9, 2007.

In the News: “Venice of the Midwest?,” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times, February 8, 2007.

In the News: “Water Precious for Future Chicago,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, February 8, 2007.

In the News: “UrbanLab Voted Winner,” by Samantha Topol, Architect’s Newspaper, February 2007.

In the News: “City of the Future,” by Edward Keegan, Architect Magazine, February 2007.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, PRI Open Source, January 22, 2007.

Exhibition: Sustainable Architecture in Chicago: Works in Progress, curated by Elizabeth Smith, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 9, 2006–January 6, 2007.

Exhibition: Growing Water, exhibited as a Future City Model during the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 24–28, 2007.

In the News: “Prepare to Vote for ‘City of the Future’,” by David Sokol, Architectural Record, January 2007.

Publication: “Field Theory, Netsch’s Design Methodology,” in Walter A. Netsch: Sourcebook & Bibliography, Russ Clement, ed., Northwestern University Press, 2007.

Publication: “Growing Water,” in Just Add Water (Austin, Texas: University of Texas, 2007 ACSA Southwest Conference Proceedings), by Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn.

Award: Dubin Family Young Architect Award, 2007. AIA Chicago.

Award: AIA Chicago: Divine Detail Award, 2007 for: Hannah’s Bretzel, 233 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.

Award: City of the Future Competition, 2006–7, Sponsored by The History Channel, IBM, Infiniti, Chicago Winner (2006) and National Grand Prize Winner of The City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge, 2007.

Award: AIAS Excellence in Education Award. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students, 2007.

Jury: AIA Houston 2007 design awards.


Publication: "Visitor Info Center," in Young Chicago: Contemporary Ideologies, A+D Series, Joseph Rosa, ed., The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Press, 2006.

In the News: “Building the Future,” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times, December 31, 2006.

In the News: “The Year of the Picture,” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times, December 24, 2006.

In the News: “Chicago’s Designing Minds,” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times, November 30, 2006.

In the News: “What Connects a Tiny Cell Phone and Skyscraper?,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, November 29, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WBEZ - 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Radio, November 24, 2006.

In the News: “City of the Future,” by Patrick Rollens, World Changing News Service, November 21, 2006.

In the News: “UrbanLab Wins ‘Slam’,” by Brandon Glenn, Crain’s Chicago Business, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WMAQ, NBC 5, Chicago, WBBM, CBS 2 Chicago, WLS, ABC 7 Chicago, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WGN 720 AM, Chicago, November 17, 2006.

Interview: re: City of the Future Competition, WBBM, CBS All News 780, Chicago, November 17, 2006.

In the News: “’Works in Progress’ Exhibit Gives Rise to a Greener Chicago,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, November 17, 2006.

In the News: “Architecture ‘Slam’ to Imagine 22nd Century Chicago,” by Brandon Glenn, Crain’s Chicago Business, November 16, 2006.

In the News: “Urban Visionaries,” by Lisa Skolnick, Chicago Tribune Magazine, November 12, 2006.

Exhibition: "Visitor Info Center" in Young Chicago, curated by Joseph Rosa, The Art Institute of Chicago, November 18, 2006–April 29, 2007.

In the News: “Lab Partners,” by Lincoln Bradley, Chicago Magazine, November 2006.

In the News: “UrbanLab Takes Chicago,” by Samantha Topol, Architect’s Newspaper, November 2006.

Conference Presentation: Urban Complexity + Emergence: Procedural Modeling of City Activity and Form," Surfacing Urbanisms, Recent Approaches to Metropolitan Design, ACSA West Conference, Woodbury University, Pasadena, CA, October 12–15, 2006.

In the News: “Refreshingly Grounded in the Here and Now,” by Lynn Becker, Chicago Reader, October 13, 2006.

In the News: “Seeing a Beautiful Future of Aurora,” by Andre Salles, Beacon News, October 6, 2006.

In the News: “View of Aurora’s Future,” by Greg Presto and Andre Salles, Beacon News, September 16, 2006.

In the News: “Form and Function: Museum to Display Renderings of Aurora Revitalization Efforts”, by Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, September 20, 2006.

In the News: “Green Ideas Ready to Bloom: Sustainable Architecture in Chicago, Works in Progress,” by Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun Times, September 7, 2006.

Exhibition: New Schools: 30 Selected Projects from the Perth Amboy High School and Robbins Elementary School Competitions, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, February 2006, collaboration with Robertson/McAnulty.

Publication: Urban Complexity + Emergence: Procedural Modeling of City Activity and Form," in Surfacing Urbanisms: Recent Approaches to Metropolitan Design (Pasadena, California: Woodbury University, 2006 ACSA West Conference Proceedings), co-authors: Ben Watson and Uri Wilensky.

Publication: “UrbanLab: Visitor Information Center” in Young Chicago, Joseph Rosa, ed., Yale University Press, 2006.

Publication: “Procedural Modeling of Urban Land Use,” ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 conference, co-authors: Lechner, T., Watson, B., Ren, P., Wilensky, U. and Tisue, S.


Conference Presentation: “Urban-Ecosystem of Aurora, Illinois,” Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Big Picture: New Architecture for Metropolitan Transportation, Chicago, IL, December 1–3, 2005.

In the News: “The 20 Coolest Houses: A Steely Mix of Work and Play,” by Edward Keegan, Crain’s Chicago, September 26, 2005.

Lecture: “Architectural Research,” University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, March 9, 2005.

Lecture: “Greener Actions,” School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 31, 2005.

Publication: "Walter Netsch: Field Theory," in Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives, Charles Waldheim, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2005.


Lecture: “Recent Speculations,” School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, November 18, 2004.

Lecture: “Recent Research and Work,” Chicago Architecture Foundation, November 3, 2004.

In the News: "Century of Progress World’s Fair Planners Dreamed in Color," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, October 7, 2004.

Publication: “Ford Calumet Environmental Center,” Competitions Magazine, Volume 14 Number 2, Fall 2004.

Lecture: “Unsolicited Actions,” College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, September 22, 2004.

Keynote Speaker: “A Culture Where People Care about Architecture,” AIA Tennessee Convention, August 6, 2004.

Lecture: “Recent Research and Work,” AIA National Convention, Young Architects Forum, New Voices: Remarks on Design in the 21st Century, June 9, 2004.

In the News: "Young Firms Bring a Breath of Fresh Air to the Windy City," by John Czarnecki, Architectural Record, May 2004.

Exhibition: “Environmental Center,” Big & Green/Chicago Green, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, May 2004.

Lecture: “chil.us,” Archeworks, Chicago’s Alternative Design School, April 14, 2004.

In the News: "Ones to Watch: These fresh-faced architects are sketching tomorrow's Chicago, and the view looks great," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, March 28, 2004.

In the News: "Environmental Center Site Finalists Named," by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, February 24, 2004.

Award: Ford Calumet Environmental Center Competition, Chicago, IL, Second Phase Finalist.

Award: aX, Publication Grant from the Graham Foundation, 2004.


Award: Procedural Modeling of Urban Activity and Form, Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), with Ben Watson and Uri Wilensky, Northwestern University, October 2003.

Lecture: “Urban Land + Lab + Build,” University of Illinois at Chicago, April 8, 2002.

Publication: “Exhibits Draw on Different Images for City’s Future,” by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2003.

Exhibition: Emerging Visions Competition, 2003, Knoll, Chicago, Presented by the Chicago Architecture Club, Chicago AIA Young Architects Committee and Knoll International.

Publication: “Procedural City Modeling,” in 1st Midwestern Graphics Conference, St. Louis, MO, co-authors: T. Lechner, B.A. Watson, U. Wilensky.

Award: Perth Amboy Public High School Competition, Perth Amboy, NJ, Second Alternate Selection, collaboration w/ Robertson/McAnulty.

Award: First Place, Emerging Visions Competition, 2003, Sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Club, AIA Chicago and Knoll.


Exhibition: Blackpool Swiveling Wind Shelters Competition Entries, Gallery at the Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, England, July 2002.

Lecture: “UrbanLab Recent Work,” University of Nebraska, College of Architecture, March 12, 2002.


Publication: “Figuring the Ground: Re-urbanize the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza,” in Architecture: Landscape, ACSA Conference, Lawrence, KA, September 2001.

Exhibition: Green Homes, AIA Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2001.


Exhibition: "Transit Stop,” in Material Evidence: Chicago Architecture at 2000, curated by Cynthia Davidson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Publication: "Transit Stop,” in Material Evidence: Chicago Architecture at 2000, Cynthia C. Davidson, ed., Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 1999.