The Illinois School of Architecture recently appointed its new director, Francisco Rodríguez-Suárez. We sat down to ask him some questions and learn more about his vision for the future of the school. This year the school launched its first all-women lecture series and kicked off the César Pelli Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized architect Toshiko Mori. Alumna Dina Griffin was awarded the Illinois Medal for Architecture, and alumnus Bill Tucker honored the legacy of Professor Jack Baker with a gift to support Erlanger House.
School of Architecture alum, Bill Tucker (BS Arch ’78, M.Arch ’81) remembers spending time in the Erlanger House with his friend and mentor, Jack Baker, “He couldn’t help students enough. He had a passion for sharing and teaching and helping people learn.”
The Illinois School of Architecture welcomed internationally recognized architect Toshiko Mori as the inaugural César Pelli Visiting Lecturer last spring. The Pelli Lecture Series was made possible through the generous estate gift of world-renowned architect and celebrated alumnus César Pelli.