After graduating from DAAP’s Masters of Architecture program in 1994, Augustin Ioan returned to his home in Bucharest, Romania, but has maintained a relationship with the University of Cincinnati. During the past 18 years, Ioan has returned to DAAP numerous times and even encouraged his own students from Romania to attend DAAP’s architecture program.
Ioan’s relationship with UC started after graduating from the School of Architecture in Bucharest, Romania in 1990. After completing research at Oxford University in the UK, Ioan traveled to Cincinnati and started DAAP’s MSArch program in 1993. He graduated from the program with honors and was named an outstanding graduate student in architecture and outstanding graduate student.
Ioan returned to Cincinnati in 1999 as part of a Getty grant, and again in 2004 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. Ioan continues to work with DAAP professor John Hancock, and credits Hancock for helping him complete his master’s degree.
“Based on my research at Oxford University, Professor Hancock allowed me to complete my MSArch,” said Ioan. “Since graduation, we have collaborated on various teaching and research projects. Professor Hancock came to Romania twice and taught in my school. I translated and published Hancock’s book, Radical Hermenuetics and the Work of Architecture.”