Contemporary Architecture in Allen Center  
 

When he was a student, Michael Bricker ’04 was known for displaying his thought-provoking artwork in unexpected spaces. As Visiting Professor of Art this semester, he’s picking up right where he left off.

Last Tuesday and Thursday, students in Bricker’s Contemporary Architecture class presented their posters and videos on contemporary regional buildings in the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center. Audio from a student film of the 2009 Skyscraper of the Year in Chicago mingled with the clanking of barbells as students made their presentations across from the fitness center. Exercisers on the treadmills and elliptical trainers had front row seats to the whole thing.

“I love having this here in a non-traditional space,” Professor Bricker said. “[Allen Center Facilities Manager] Jason [Hutchison] is letting us set up and leave it up for a couple of weeks. The students in this class shouldn’t be the only ones to know about these buildings. The campus should know that they exist. And these are all just two or three hours drive from here.” 

 
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