College of Architecture, Art and Construction – Faculty News – August 2023

August 30, 2023

ARCHITECTURE — Professors Anjali Joseph and David Allison, along with Sahar Mihandoust, a Research Associate in Architecture + Health, all with the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, coauthored several articles that were published recently. Joseph and Mihandoust coauthored an article published in Transactions in GIS titled, “Using GIS to improve public health emergency response in rural areas during the COVID-19 crisis: A case study of South Carolina, US.” The study found a significant benefit of this model is the ability to integrate data from multiple sources using a geography-based approach. Spatial analysis allows for the rapid pinpointing of vulnerable communities and the identification of public health deserts where the two variables may overlap. Joseph and Allison also coauthored an article published in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal titled, “Designing for Family Engagement in Neonatal ICUs: How Is the Interior Design of Single-Family Rooms Supporting Family Behaviors, From Passive to Active?” The study identified three behavioral patterns and five themes showing how single-family rooms’ private bathrooms, family storage, family zone partitions, positive distractions, and information boards can support families’ home-like, educational, collaborative, and infant care behaviors.

ART –Ceramics and Foundations Art Lecturer John Cummings contributed to Leicester, NC’s artistic landscape through a recent annual studio tour, intertwining his artistry with sustainability. His work echoes his commitment to conserving natural resources by employing wood-firing techniques. His artwork’s inclusion in the upcoming “State of Clay in Indiana III” Juried Exhibition, Aug. 25 – Oct. 7 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN, showcases his proficiency while embodying his dedication to ecological consciousness.

ARCHITECTURE – Lyndsey Deaton, Assistant Professor of Architecture in Architecture + Health, was the Senior Architect and Planner on two of six projects that received “Honor Awards” — the highest national awards given by the American Planning Association this year — with the firm, The Urban Collaborative. The first is an Honor Award for Outstanding Area/Site Development Plan for the Air Force Institute of Technology. The second is an Honor Award for Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project for the NASA Kennedy Space Center Vision Plan and Programmatic Environmental Assessment. 

 ARCHITECTURE – Anjali Joseph and the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing (CHFDT) research and Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering Jackie Cha coauthored an article that was published in Ergonomics titled, “The Compatibility of Exoskeletons in Perioperative Environments and Workflows: An Analysis of Surgical Team Members’ Perspectives and Workflow Simulation.” The study revealed five unique themes and demonstrated that exoskeletons were compatible with daily duties.

Joseph also recently participated in the 5th International Advisory Board Meeting at the Swiss Center for Health and Design in Nidau, Switzerland. The International Advisory Board is made up of experts in design, architecture, health and politics from around the world. During the event the group worked to further develop content, review research projects, and exchange ideas.

ARCHITECTURE – Lecturer Kyle Kiser began a new position at LS3P Architects Greenville as Higher Education Sector Leader. He joins the firm with fellow School of Architecture faculty Bryan Beerman and Harrison Floyd. 

ARCHITECTURE – Assistant Professor Berrin Terim has published a co-authored article titled “Material Nature or Perversion: The Case of Aluminum” in Architecture Research Quarterly (ARQ).

ART – MFA Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Art in Drawing Kathleen Thum was selected to participate in the juried “Scribbles” Exhibition at NYC’s Carter Burden Gallery, curated by Lois Bender and Amy Cheng from June 1 to 28, 2023. Thum also substantially contributed to the group exhibition “In the Time of Climate Change” at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Three of her Carbon Series drawings were featured prominently within this exhibit, running from July 7 to 27, and organized by the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Art Department.

ART  – Associate Professor of Art in Photography Anderson Wrangle garnered significant recognition in the prestigious southXeast Contemporary Art Triennial catalog. This publication, presented by the University Galleries of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, F.L., showcased Wrangle’s compelling images that vividly captured the essence of the Outer Banks. His photographs found a place within the catalog and took center stage in the accompanying exhibition.

ART – Valerie Zimany completed a 5-week residency at C.R.E.T.A. Rome in Rome, Italy from April 24-May 28, 2023 during her Spring 2023 sabbatical. Her project Confezione Floreale was on view in the C.R.E.T.A. Rome gallery in Rome with a reception and artist talk on May 26, 2023. In Confezione Floreale, Zimany opened inquiry into flora of Italian maiolica and sculpture to explore the visual ‘in-betweenness’ of ceramics as an information system and storyteller. “Maiolica” is a tin-glazed earthenware produced from the 15th century in Italy, with a palette derived from metal oxides: cobalt blue, antimony yellow, iron red, copper green, and manganese purple, with parallels to Zimany’s research on historic Japanese overglaze enamels. Considering entanglements of visual languages and an ‘in-betweenness’ of locations in her sculptures, Zimany used the residency period to research the confluence of cultural influences as recorded through Italian maiolica in museum collections and architecture.  Zimany’s project received both a Clemson Faculty SUCCEEDS Program 3 Award by Clemson’s Vice President for Research, titled “Floreali Confezionate: Artwork Production and Field Research on Botanicals in Renaissance Italian Maiolica,” and a South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Project Grant