The Cherry Orchard

Morgan Holbrook has been active on Broadway since he graduated with a BFA in stage management. His credits include productions of Blackbird starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, The Gin Game with James Earl Jones and Cecily Tyson in 2015, and The Cherry Orchard by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2016.

John Glover, Joel Grey, Diane Lane, and Chuck Cooper in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Cherry Orchard, 2016, photo by Joan Marcus.

Shanghai Airport

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.

Foreground/NOW by Mary Pat McGuire

Mary Pat McGuire, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, has been mapping the sand deposits underneath Chicago to make better use of the city's geology and the natural drainage systems that can more efficiently manage storm water than human-built structures. Uncovering the environmental systems that urbanization has hidden is the ongoing work of her research studio Water Lab.

Tracing You

Tracing You by Ben Grosser, who is a professor in the School of Art and Design and a researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, delivers snapshots of a visitor's whereabouts when they access the project's website. Behind the scenes a program captures the geolocation associated with the IP address and finds related online resources to display that will represent the viewpoint of each user.

Traffic Jam

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.

Jennifer Monson in Live Dancing Archive

Combining scientific and movement research, Jennifer Monson leads iLAND (the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance), creates site-specific pieces such as The Mahomet Aquifer Project, and investigates media and motion in works including Live Dancing Archive, which incorporates improvisations made at the seashore in response to migrating gray whales and birds.

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