University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Dreams of Architecture: Memory and Method, Perception and Experience

Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm

Three architects — Linda Keane, Mike Newman, and Jordan Mozer — come together for a lively discussion on these questions of memory and method. Beginning with the work of Bruce Goff (highlighted in INOVA’s current exhibition), the speakers will introduce their own perspectives on the influence of art forms, the craft of building, approaches to sustainability, and design education experiences in their own practices. This program is held in conjunction with The Uncertainty of Enclosure: Leo Saul Berk.

Featured Speakers

Linda Keane, AIA, is an artist, architect and academic passionately active in greening public imagination. Co-founder of STUDIO 1032 with partner, Mark Keane, she combines an architectural and environmental design practice with raising awareness of the importance of design of the environment. STUDIO 1032’s green initiatives along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor are socially constructed landscapes rooted in nature with artistic, environmental, educational, and entertaining intentions. Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Keane led development of a third architecture program in the City of Chicago. Co-founder and Creative Director of the eLearning Designopedia, NEXT.cc, Keane advocates for introduction of built environment education in K-12 for urban stewardship. Her work is recognized by the APA American Association WI Chapter, Art Institute of Chicago, American Institute of Architects, American Architectural Foundation, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Graham Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts, National Environmental Education Foundation, PBS Chicago, United States Green Building, and Union of International Architects.

Michael Newman (Shed Studio) has been an architect in Chicago for 14 years, and worked previously in Boston and Philadelphia. His work has focused on design innovation for issues of sustainability and affordability in housing and social justice projects. Other concentrations have been on constructability and professional practice topics. Newman has worked for 12 years as Senior Associate at CAPA, a well-known Chicago architectural firm, on projects including affordable housing, community planning designs, commercial and institutional projects, and market rate developments. His work most recently has been focused on inventive sustainable projects such as Tryon Farm, a 150-unit development in Michigan City, Indiana. Since leaving CAPA, he has designed a series of units of housing, and is currently working on several sustainable market rate projects. Newman is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching design studios, building science, and preparatory classes for architectural licensure. Previously, he taught at Archeworks, an innovative design school that develops solutions for projects focusing on social issues.

Jordan Mozer is the founder, co-owner, and principal of Jordan Mozer & Associates, Limited (JMA). Prior to earning a degree in architecture, Mozer studied painting, sculpture, English literature, fashion design, and product design, all of which inform his work on a daily basis. He is as attentive to the details of every client’s business plan as he is to the look of each logo he designs and the craftsmanship of each door pull he carves by hand. Since founding JMA in 1984, Mozer and his firm have built an international reputation for consistently original, successful, and newsworthy designs for clients as varied as Disney, Marriott, Volkswagen, Universal Studios, Asprey & Garrard, Steve Wynn, Lettuce Entertain You, Barney’s New York, and the Rolling Stones. For more than 25 years, his work has been widely published and discussed and included in museum and gallery exhibitions. Mozer has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Illinois, Champaign; he has sat on numerous design juries and panels and continues to guest teach and lecture throughout the United States and Europe.