Francine Houben takes on Visiting Professorship at the Yale School of Architecture
In spring 2017, Francine Houben will teach an Advanced Design Studio at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut, US. She will assume the role of William Henry Bishop Visiting Professorship of Architectural Design, which was established in 1973 through the bequest of William Henry Bishop (B.A. 1867), for the appointment of a distinguished visiting architect to the faculty of the School of Architecture.
The Yale School of Architecture is one of the constituent professional schools of Yale University and offers a range of postgraduate programmes. Its focus is on architectural design as a comprehensive creative process. The School of Architecture's mandate is for each student to understand architecture as a creative, productive, innovative, and responsible practice.
For the Advanced Design Studio, Francine and the students will be reconsidering the design of branch libraries. Research will focus on how branch libraries have changed and what is needed to create optimum learning environments at the neighbourhood level. Students will work in the US, as well as the Netherlands.