Graduate students enrolled in ARCH 5543, “Research and Critical Writing,” have collaborated to edit the latest edition of _543: The OU Architectural Theory and Criticism Journal.

Volume 4, Issue 1

For the first issue, graduate student editors Ashley Darden, Melanie Blake, Colin Bost, Jizelle Childers, Solomon Harrison, and Donovan Linsey selected the following essays:

Volume 4, Issue 2

For the second issue, graduate student editors Coralie Ehrhart, Chanae Abernethy (Carter), Breecia Crawford, Orestja Habilaj, and Hannah Reed selected the following essays:


Essays are authored by students enrolled in sections of ARCH 4543/5543, “Research and Critical Writing” taught by Stephanie Pilat, Angela Person, Francesca Giani, and Dayton Clark. This is the fourth volume of _543, which appears each spring semester.

“Research and Critical Writing” allows upper-division and graduate students in architecture, environmental design and interior design to explore design theory and criticism in a seminar-based environment.

To read past essays published in _543, click here.