Well-planned infrastructure requires providing more than the bare necessities. In addition to ample seating, large and staggered signs, clear pathways, access to food, and large bathrooms, travelers appreciate scenery. Urban planners and architects collaborate to provide all of these in public transportation hubs.
Illinois Theatre, October 2015
Photo by Darrell Hoemann
Dance at Illinois attracts movement artists from across the planet to work and mentor on campus. Recent guests have included So You Think You Can Dance star Sonya Tayeh, alumnus Aaron R. White, and National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong.
Design by Melika Hajishafieiha for ARCH 572: A Traveler's Inn led by James Warfield
Urban planners must consider the common modes of transportation already in use in a city before proposing alternatives and plotting efficient routes for a redevelopment project.
Stage manager Rick Mireles tests the rain distribution for the March 2016 Illinois Theatre production of The Grapes of Wrath in Krannert Center's Colwell Playhouse.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann.
In addition to their high-caliber singing and costumes constructed for period appropriateness, productions by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois often encompass expert dancing and scenery depicting expansive locales.
The Merry Widow, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, April 2015, photo by Darrell Hoemann.
Landscape architecture rendering by Xiaocun Liu
In Erik Hemingway's fall 2016 course Design: Detail and Architectonics, students were tasked with developing architecture as though it were a living organism that would react to its surroundings. Zenan Shen created a floating structure tied to the ocean floor.
BFA Exhibition 2013