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Shelby Doyle & YanJiu Bai

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

A team of Iowa State faculty, students and alumni were among six academic teams invited to participate in ACAW (Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop) 2022. The team included architecture associate professor and Stan G. Thurston Professor in Design Build Shelby Doyle, MS graduate student YanJiu Bai (BArch 2021 Architecture) and alumnus Jacob Gasper (BArch 2021 Architecture) of OPN Architects.

Presented by Boston Valley Terra Cotta with CMU School of Architecture and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, the Architecture Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), now in its seventh year, brings together professionals from the architectural industry and academia, offering participants the opportunity to explore innovative building solutions and further their understanding of architectural terra cotta for large-scale assemblies. Research and experimentation at past workshops have culminated in real-world projects currently in development.