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Jim Williamson Named Dean at Texas Tech College of Architecture

Jim Williamson – photo courtesy Cornell University The Texas Tech School of Architecture has named Jim Williamson its new dean. Himself a graduate of Tech’s undergraduate architecture program, Williamson will assume his new role on August 1.  After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Tech, Williamson went on to earn his graduate degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and studied at the Architectural Association of London. An associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, Williamson has also taught at Harvard, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Columbia…

New Scenes in America Deserta

The images shown here attempt to capture Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University, an interdisciplinary course within the College of Architecture led by architect Chris Taylor. The program is a self-described “semester abroad in our backyard,” where students directly engage with land art, ambiguously corralled by Taylor as “anything humans do in the landscape.” The group visits a range of sites, from essential art destinations — Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels, The Lightning Field, Double Negative, Roden Crater, the Chinati Foundation — to active indigenous settlements, archaeological sites, military bases, research outposts, mines, and natural formations. It…