Baysinger Architects

What do the Coca-Cola building in Du Quoin, Kornthal Church in Jonesboro and the Riverlore Mansion in Cairo have in common?

They are three of the entries on Baysinger Architects' Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois. The Marion-based firm has been releasing a top 10 list for five years now.

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With the much advertised August 2017 total solar eclipse as a backdrop, the  SIU Carbondale Departments of Physics and School of Architecture, encouraged students in Dr. Chad Schwartz's Architecture 351 Class to come up with plans for a Solar Observatory to, hopefully, be built on the Carbondale Campus. 

Children will descend on Carbondale next month, hoping to hone their skills when it comes to Architecture. WSIU Radio’s Jennifer Fuller talked with SIU Professor Jon Davey about his program – which is celebrating 25 years this year.

More information on the Kid Architecture camps can be found at SIU's Department of Continuing Education

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Architecture Professor Jon Davey about the Fuller Dome Home, the legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller, and plans to celebrate his life and accomplishments later this spring.