2021 GASU me Blog Meet summer school teachers Urban Sketching

A very inspiring lecture by Timothy Gray, Professor of Architecture at Ball State University (USA), in the scope of our Urban Sketching summer school

Prof. Timothy Gray

Timothy Gray is an architect, educator and environmental advocate with extensive expertise in sustainable design.

In addition to his teaching Timothy has an active practice, Gray Architecture, which was established in 1995 and has completed a broad range projects both in Indianapolis and beyond, including the recently renovated Hotel Broad Ripple.

Prof. Gray not only presented the sketching works in different styles and techniques by his students during the lecture, but also raised a very interesting topic of transformation of the digital age. When conventional handmade sketches compete with the new digital formats.

The second part of the lecture was devoted to “Creative Renovation”, where T. Gray demonstrated beautiful renovation works by such architects as Walter Pichler, the Austrian artist exploring the relationship between the object and space, and David Ireland, the American sculptor, conceptual artist and Minimalist architect, who embraced archeological approach and revealed the time layers while creating his famous site-specific installation art pieces at his former residence at 500 Capp Street.

At the end of T. Gray’s lecture, it was sweet to remember the visit of his students’ group to SPbGASU in summer 2018 where Russian and American students had a joint creative workshop and made their sketches walking along the architectural objects of St Petersburg.

Looking forward to welcoming Prof. Gray next year offline during the next edition of our Urban Sketching summer school 2022!

Interested in knowing more about the topic? Read the scientific articles by the summer school coordinator Olga Pastukh and our invited lecturer Prof. Timothy Gray on reconstruction experience in the USA and Russia (St Petersburg) (https://aej.spbgasu.ru/index.php/AE/issue/viewIssue/23/45) and international experience of reconstruction of historical objects (https://aej.spbgasu.ru/index.php/AE/issue/viewIssue/30/50).

Don’t forget to check our new dates for 2022!