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The Path of Kahn is a collective of seven Taubman College architecture scholars working in close conjunction with course conductor, Professor Claire Zimmerman, both out in the field and within the post-travel realm of research.

Claire Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Architecture, joint appointment with Art History

Claire Zimmerman is Associate Professor of History of Art and the Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Architecture at the Taubman College of the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on 19th and 20th century European and American architecture with research emphases on architectural media and in Weimar Germany and the United Kingdom. Current research interests include architecture culture as it interacts with commerce and industry, and the infrastructures of globalization that underpinned the spread of modern architecture throughout the 20th c. She is co-curating an exhibition at Tate Britain, opening in Fall 2014, entitled New Brutalist Image 1949-1955: Hunstanton School and the Photography of Life and Art with Victoria Walsh, Royal College of Art. Zimmerman’s book Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) joins a co-edited essay collection, Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (with Mark Crinson) that appeared as Volume 21 in the Yale Studies in British Art (Yale University Press) in fall 2010. An earlier monograph, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was published by Taschen in 2006. Zimmerman's recent work has appeared in essays in Culture in the Anteroom: The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer, edited by G. Gemünden and J. von Moltke (University of Michigan Press, 2012), in British Art in the Cultural Field, 1939-69 (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), in Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970-1990 (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011); and in journals such as Candide, Art History, OASE, AA Files, Perspecta, the Journal of Architecture, and Harvard Design Magazine. She was the 2009-2010 Helmut F. Stern Professor at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. Before coming to Michigan, Zimmerman taught at Yale University, Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design, Barnard College, and Florida A&M University. She worked on the exhibition Mies in Berlin at the Museum of Modern Art from 1999-2001.


Patricia Hazle

Undergraduate, UG3

Patty Hazle grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Architecture at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Patty is a Peer Writing Consultant for the University, and is interested in applying writing expertise and narrative as a tool for both investigating and understanding architecture. Her work has been showcased in the Taubman College Student Exhibition during March of 2014, and she interned at Barney Architects in Chicago during the spring of 2014. Patty was awarded the Emergent Project Research Grant to create work that explores representation across the media of architecture and film, exhibited in the Taubman College Gallery in November of 2014. Patty actively engages the architecture community through her leadership within Alpha Rho Chi Professional Architecture Fraternity, and as Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students at U of M.


Derek Chang

Graduate 3G, 3rd year

Derek Chang is from New York City. He received his BA of Fine Arts from Pitzer College in California. He has experience doing graphic design and photography work internationally in Shanghai. He is currently pursuing an M. Arch at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Derek is currently interested in the intersection of photography and architecture, human-space interaction, hospitality design, and lighting design.


Alan Lucey

Graduate 3G, 2nd year

Alan Lucey grew up in suburban Milwaukee, WI. He is a graduate of Languages & Literature from Bard College and is currently pursuing an M. Arch at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His essay “Zona Archeologica” was recently published in CLOG: Sci-Fi. Current architectural obsessions include conceptual conservation, the history of craft and Luddite ontologies. He enjoys repairing turntables and building sheds.


Yun Yun

Graduate 3G, 2nd year

Yun Yun is originally from China. She received her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Tianjin University in China. Yun then recieved her first masters degree in Architectural Engineering at Purdue University in the United States. She is in her second year of graduate school pursuing an M. Arch at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Yun has interned at a number of architectural firms including THUPDI in Beijing during the summer of 2011, D MET in Detroit during the spring of 2014, and RTKL Associates in Shanghai during the summer of 2014. Yun’s current interests include parametric design and representation, and she specializes in graphic design and photography.


Farah Joyner

Graduate 3G, 2nd year

Farah Joyner is an M. Arch canidate from University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Farah was previously the owner of Ballentyne Design Studio based in Chicago, IL from 2008-2012.


Evan Bruetsch

Undergraduate, UG3

Evan Bruetsch is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. In addition to the Path of Kath travel course, Evan worked as a research assistant for Milton S. F. Curry, Associate Dean of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, assisting with both the Michigan Mellon Project in Egalitarianism and the Metropolis, and The Michigan Architecture Prep Program. Evan was the recipient of the 2014 Emergent Project Research Grant. His group’s project focused on the representational techniques between architecture and film. In addition to his studies, Evan is involved with AIAS, and sits on the board of the Student Programs and Advisory Council for the University of Michigan Museum of Art.


James Joslin

James Joslin (b. Toledo, Ohio, 1988) is an architectural designer. His interests are autonomous design, historical consciousness, regional form and novel spatial conditions.In terms of architectural production, he is interested in residential, cultural, institutional and commercial projects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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