Chris Hazel

Chris Hazel is a student in his fifth year at the University of Pittsburgh studying Architectural Studies-Design and Civil Engineering. Throughout his five years at the university, Chris has participated as a teaching assistant in multiple classes and is currently a research assistant with Professor Mina Rajagopalan.

Lauren Burgess

Lauren Burgess is a senior majoring in HAA and Communication Rhetoric with a Studio Arts minor. Lauren has been an active on Pitt’s campus both in academic pursuits and student organizations.  In the spring of 2013 Lauren received a Small Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to travel to New York City to conduct research for her honor thesis.

"Curating Minimalism at the Carnegie Museum of Art" by James DiBitetto

In many respects, the scholarly history of Minimalism, an artistic movement beginning in the 1960s that focused on the creation of reductive art, is quite extensive. Much is written about the formal qualities of Minimalist works as well as their production. Despite this, not much focus has been paid to the reception of these works, and almost no focus has been directed toward the display and curation of Minimalist art.

"Study of Senses Culminating in Religious Experience for the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux" by Allison Reitz

The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux is a book of hours designed between 1324 and 1328 CE specifically for Queen Jeanne d’Evreux, wife of King Charles IV of France. It was intended as a prayer book for Jeanne’s private use which is supported by the handheld size (3 ½ by 2 ½ inches). The visual interaction with the images, symbols and text that gave instructions to Jeanne will be researched.

Senior Design Studio Portfolio: Mitchell Stein

The portfolio is known to be the collection of a student’s work throughout their undergraduate, graduate, or professional career. When I look at mine, it is a reminder of the all the thought, the trial and errors, the strategies, and the programming that it took to create such work. Each page of my portfolio is a chapter of my time here at Pitt in the Architectural Studies program.

Mitchell Stein

My name is Mitchell Stein and I am a senior, Architectural Studies major with a minor in Studio Arts. I’m 21 years old and a native to the great city of Pittsburgh. I am a member of The Delta Chi Fraternity here on Pitt’s campus, which I have been a part of since my freshman year. Architecture has always been my passion; since I was a young boy, I played with any sort of toy that allowed me to design and build something.

"Painting with Light: The Composite World War 1 Photography of Frank Hurley" by Stephanie Selya

Australian WWI photographer Frank Hurley was hired to record the events of WWI for the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Better known for his photographs of the Endurance expedition into Antarctica, Hurley’s photographic recordings of WWI have generally been overlooked. Experiencing war firsthand, he felt that he could not accurately represent the war without being permitted to make composite photographs, images derived from multiple photographic negatives.

Jamie Falco

Jamie Falco graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in December with a dual degree in Architectural Studies and Business, accompanied by a minor in Economics and Italian. Jamie has held various internships throughout her time at the University, including working with Passive House certified architects and a large home staging company in Rome, Italy.