IIT Student Urban Wood Works at Aug. 26 Showing

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A student of the IIT Architecture & Furniture course discusses her urban wood project in an interview with Out of the Loop.

One-of-a-kind Furniture and functional objects fabricated from urban wood by students at the Illinois Institute of Technology will be undergo expert review 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at S.R. Crown Hall on the IIT campus.

Guest architects and furniture makers will conduct the review which concludes the summer session of IIT’s popular Architecture & Furniture course taught by Paul Pettigrew, studio associate professor at IIT. Pettigrew said the exhibition will feature some 14 “thought-provoking and creative projects utilizing the urban wood provided to us this summer” by the Illinois Wood Utilization Team.

Students of the summer Architecture & Furniture course took their concepts from sketches, drawings and digital models through physical models, full-scale mock-ups and completed prototypes. The students’ conversions of urban wood lumber into finished projects was featured last month on Out of the Loop, an online radio affiliate of WGN.

Crown Hall is located at 3360 S. State Street in Chicago. For more information, contact Pettigrew at Pettigrew@iit.edu.