Two days of presentations. Four months of hard work. A decision for life to study abroad – the DIS Architecture and Design students had a lot to celebrate when the spring 2015 semester came to a conclusion. The courtyard in Skindergade was the venue – what better place to reflect on a semester in Copenhagen – next to The Round Tower and in a courtyard that has housed academics ever since Copenhagen University took over the site in 1536.
The spring students have only been here since the end of January – the 29 full year students who could celebrate the conclusion of a full year abroad came to Copenhagen in August of 2014. The have taken lecture courses, been on field studies and study trips, and designing exciting and challenging projects in studio.
It has been an amazing semester – starting with the snow and darkness of late January, slowly moving toward the light in April and May, and now ending with sunshine, cherry trees in full bloom and the birch trees opening their green leaves. Our students have been extraordinary – dedicated, energetic and curious to constantly learn new things and take in the stay in Copenhagen in full. Thanks you for being such amazing students. Thank you to the faculty who once again have worked hard and created spectacular studios full of energy and engagement. And thanks to my wonderful and hard working staff in the AD office. I have so much enjoyed the spring 2015 semester.
Each semester we recognize one outstanding student in each discipline (architecture, urban design, and graphic design) with an Award of Academic Excellence. The awards are given to students who have distinguished themselves through diligence, commitment, academic performance, and ideally a student who contributes to a positive, collaborative learning environment in class.
The four Award of Academic Excellence recipients of Spring 2015 semester are:
In Architecture: Zachary Williams from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Ibispo
In Interior Architecture: Tathya Abe from Brown University
In Urban Design: Kathleen Hanley from Harvard University
In Graphic Design: Symone Fogg from Georgetown University
Architecture Academic Excellence Award recipient Zachary Williams, CalPoly, SLO, together with DIS Faculty Bo Christiansen.
Interior Architecture Academic Excellence Award recipient Tathya Abe, Brown University, together with DIS Faculty Eva Frederiksen.
Urban Design Academic Excellence Award recipient Kathleen Hanley, Harvard University, together with DIS Faculty Rasmus Frisk.
Graphic Design Academic Excellence Award recipient Symone Fogg, Georgetown University, together with DIS Faculty Martin Dahlbeck.
Below some images from the final student social.
Arne Jacobsen, famous Danish modernist architect, of course was at the social….
…inspiring students to come up with their own designs for architects glasses.
..and more designs …
…and ice cream galore …
…for faculty as well – Eva Frederiksen caught hiding behind a cone!
Time to catch up with fellow DIS AD faculty – Bo Christiansen, Mikael Fuhr, Søren Amsnæs and Courtney Coyne Jensen.
..Marie-Louise Holst in conversation with fellow DIS AD faculty, Rasmus Frisk.
..and more designer eyewear…
…and more ice cream…
Lucas Baran and Gus Griffin giving the AD program a helping hand setting up – and socializing with AD Assistant Program Director, Anna Yust.
‘Jacobisms’ a new term entered the vocabulary – in honor of DIS AD Faculty Jacob Nørløv from his studio of dedicated and humorous students.
…showcasing famous sayings of DIS faculty quickly caught on…
Dalton caught (almost) unaware!
Bo Christiansen adressing the students.
Great afternoon in the courtyard. Great final to the spring 2015 semester.