We say Illinois, Seattle architect Ruth Baleiko says ... Professor Art Kaha.
“Absolutely my favorite faculty member from my days at the university,” says the award-winning architect, who received her UI bachelor’s degree in 1996 and her master’s two years later.
“He was always looking out for me as an out-of-state student: inquiring about my family, sending scholarships and teaching positions my way, and being an all around advocate within the School of Architecture.”
As far as favorite C-U spots, put Baleiko down for a four-way tie for first:
— “Daily runs in the leafy neighborhoods of Champaign or Urbana.”
— “Taking a mid-afternoon nap in the sun on the Quad.”
— “Trips to Custard Cup.”
— “Days and nights spent in Architecture Hall.”