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The Stuckeman School


Friday, November 2 2012

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All day
November 2, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: 151 Stuckeman

Note: This is a 2-day workshop. The second day is Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Randolph Jones (’04 B.L.A.) is a digital media professional specializing in 3D visualization and motion graphics. He is also an instructor and technical coordinator at the Center for Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) at Southern Oregon University. In addition to his freelance work, Randolph also works as a digital media designer and animation artist for Lockheed Martin.

Jones has several years experience with industry tools including Autodesk Maya and Adobe Production Premium. His most recent interest has been in the use of free and open source technologies such as Blender.

November 2, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Stuckeman Jury Space
Co-sponsored by the Penn State Asian Studies Program

Zhang Li is a professor of architecture and assistant dean in the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, China. He leads the design practice TeamMinus in Beijing, and is a board member of the Architectural Society of China. He is fall 2012 professor of practice at the Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.

Li received his master of architecture and doctor of engineering /architectural design from Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture. He is a Tsao Fellow in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Li's research focuses on oriental philosophy and its reinterpretation in contemporary urban development. He has served as a studio master or critic in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; Barcelona School of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; Berlage Institute; Polytechnic University of Turin; and Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

Li has made appearances in international events including ArchiLab 2002 (Orleans, France), Sensual City 2009 (Paris, France), Datum KL 2011 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). He moderated the Tsinghua Session in the 2012 Pritzker Beijing Architecture Forum.

In recent years, Li and TeamMinus have designed a variety of buildings and urban renewal projects in China, many of which are of national or provincial significance. They include Jinchang Culture Centre (2007), National Flower Show and Logistics Complex (2009), Provincial Pavilion and Roof Park of China Pavilion in Shanghai Expo (2010), Ningbo Hefeng Industrial Design Complex (2012), and Jia-Na-Ma-Ni Tibetan Cairn Visitor Centre (2013).

Li and his team have won such awards as National Grand Award for Architecture, ASC Award for Design Excellence, ASC Award for Emerging Architects, etc. He also led a team of graduate students in the IABR 2007 Competition and won first prize.