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Judson University’s Fall 2013 Architecture Symposium to Examine Opportunities of
Judson Graduates in Practice

(Elgin, IL - August 29, 2013) The Judson University Department of Architecture will host its third annual Fall Symposium, "Judson Architecture in Practice: Shaping Students, Shaping the Future" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 6 in Herrick Chapel.

The symposium culminates the celebration of the 15-year anniversary of Judson's thriving architecture program, and looks forward into the fresh, eight-year NAAB accreditation  that it just received. Invited speakers, hailing from notable architectural practices now acting as critical employers for multiple Judson architecture graduates, will speak on ideas pertaining to preparation for practice, current innovations in practice and design, and direction for the future. The symposium will welcome the following speakers: Matt Wallace of Lake | Flato Architects, David Wilkins of GMB Architecture + Engineering, John Burcher of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Randy Holmes of Glave & Holmes Architecture, and Jack Kelley and Clark Baurer of McBride Kelley Baurer Architects/Planners. Judson Architecture Professors Keelan Kaiser, Ian Hoffman, Sean Gallagher, Robin Randall, Alan Frost, and Jeremy Lindsey will also speak. 

"Rather than focus on the work that we do to shape student’s lives, within the academy, this symposium is intended to focus on the opportunity, innovation and influence that Judson Architecture graduates are exposed to and contribute to within the architectural community, in practice," explains event coordinator and Architecture Professor Ian Hoffman. "We recognize that our role is only the launching point for many years of continued learning and growth as our alumni pursue robust careers in architecture and design." 

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Founded in 1997, and accredited in 2004, Judson's Architecture program is widely acknowledged for its innovative approach to architectural education including a one-year preceptorship (internship) and its context of an evangelical Christian institution. Environmental stewardship is a design philosophy that guides the program and its approach to architecture education.

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World