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  • eNews | December 22, 2015 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    Note Stand kicked off the event in the courtyard of Goldsmith Hall followed by studio tours throughout the afternoon and a music and hot cocoa reception Fall 2015 Final Review Guest Critics Final studio reviews were held during the first two weeks of December for architecture planning interior design and landscape architecture classes The following distinguished guest critics were invited to participate in the reviews Elizabeth Alford Pollen Architecture Design Austin Texas William Antozzi Renzo Piano Building Workshop Travis Avery Murray Legge Architects Austin Texas Eric Barth A Parallel Architecture Austin Texas Brian Bedrosian Baldridge Architects Austin Texas Cindy Black Rick Cindy Black Architects Austin Texas Michael Boduch Greig Percy Collaborative Austin Texas Michelle Bright Ecosystem Design Group Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin Texas Brent Brown architect Austin Texas Ryan Burke A Parallel Architecture Austin Texas Aubrey Carter Aubrey Carter Design Office Austin Texas Taryn Christoff architect New York City New York Hobson Crow architect San Antonio Texas Ian Ellis Matt Fajkus Architecture Austin Texas Robert Foy A Parallel Architecture Austin Texas Amy Freedberg Andersson Wise Architects Austin Texas Nelly Fuentes SWA Architects Houston Texas Andrew Fulcher architect Austin Texas Brett Koenig Greig Wilmington Gordon Austin Texas Martin Haettasch OFFICE mha Austin Texas Michael Hargens Baldridge Architects Austin Texas Brantley Hightower HiWorks Architecture San Antonio Texas Carlos Jimínez Carlos Jimínez Studio Houston Texas Anna Katsios Matt Fajkus Architecture Austin Texas Courtney Kizer architect Austin Texas Alan Knox Reach Architects Austin Texas Maija Kreishman Michael Hsu Office of Architecture Austin Texas David Lake Lake Flato Architects San Antonio Texas Mell Lawrence FAIA Mell Lawrence Architects Austin Texas Matt Leach Page Austin Texas Ryan Lemmo Lemmo Architecture and Design Austin Texas Diana Maldonado architect Mexico John Mayfield John Mayfield Architects Austin Texas Robert McCarter Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture Washington University in St Louis St Louis Missouri Robert Melnick Department of Landscape Architecture University of Oregon Catta O Connor Co Design LLC Austin Texas Mark Odom Mark Odom Studio Inc Austin Texas Jaime Palomo CasaBella Architects Austin Texas Maria Perbellini College of Architecture Texas Tech University Lubbock Texas Alissa Priebe Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc Austin Texas Ibai Rigby architect Daniel Sharp Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc Austin Texas Morgan Slusarek Mell Lawrence Architects Austin Texas Mark Smith RVi Austin Texas Scott Specht Specht Harpman Austin Texas Ingrid Spencer AIA Austin Nicola Springer Kirksey Architecture Houston Texas Lauren Stanley Stanley Studio Austin Texas Nick Steshyn Miró Rivera Architects Austin Texas Kevin Sullivan Alexer Taganas designer Austin Texas Brandon Townsend Page Austin Texas Gary Wang Wang Architects Austin Texas Daniel Woodroffe dwg Austin Texas Mo Zell bauenstudio Milwaukee Wisconsin Faculty Scholarship Juan Miró FAIA David Bruton Jr Centennial Professor in Urban Design On November 6 Professor Juan Miró FAIA accepted the 2015 Edward Romieniec Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions from the Texas Society of Architects This award was presented to him during the First General Session at the 76th Annual TSA Convention and Design Expo in Dallas where he was named one of UT Austin s most highly regarded professors and a founder of one of the leading new architectural voices in the U S As associate dean of undergraduate studies for the the School of Architecture Miró strives to expose his students to a rich cultural and historical architectural context through his highly interactive Studio Mexico and Studio Spain programs The TSA award is the second educational award Professor Miró has been honored with this year he received the University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award this spring Additionally Miró Rivera Architects MRA Chinmaya project graced the cover of Texas Architect s September October 2015 Design Awards issue The Hindu temple and educational building are the first phase of the mission s new campus in North Austin From the article by UTSOA Materials Lab curator Jen Wong MRA extracted essential elements from traditional temple typology to create a contemporary interpretation that is bright relevant and comfortably Texan The issue also includes stories on MRA s winning designs for the Observation Tower at the Circuit of the Americas and the Vertical House Check out MRA s three designs and all the 2015 TSA Design Award winning projects here Igor Siddiqui Catherine Gavin and Kory Bieg Austin born advertising and graphic design firm GSD M stopped by the Field Constructs Design Competition FCDC which featured emerging designers architects landscape architects and artists from all over Austin and beyond This artistic collaboration inspires cutting edge innovation through installations that intertwine with the natural and cultural aspects of Austin FCDC co founders Catherine Gavin and Associate Professor Igor Siddiqui as well as Assistant Professor Kory Bieg who designed a featured piece in the competition spoke to GSD M about the innovative and collaborative spirit of Austin Parallel to the public installations an exhibition in the UT Austin School of Architecture s Mebane Gallery showcased the four winning projects 14 jury selected finalists and 12 curators choices The exhibition designed by Siddiqui presents images from the selected projects as an immersive field organized within the scaled footprint of the Circle Acres site Associate Professor Danilo Udovički Selb s recent and upcoming scholarly activities include Edited O Neil Ford Monograph 6 Narkomfin Moisej J Ginzburg Ignatij Milinis jointed published fall 2015 by the School of Architecture Center for American Architecture and Design Ŝĉusev State Museum of Architecture and the O Neil Ford Chair in Architecture Authored the lead chapter L Exposition de 1937 n aura pas lieu The Invention of the Paris International Expo and the Soviet and German Pavilions In Architecture of Great Expositions 1937 1959 London Ashgate 2015 Editors Vladimir Paperny Alexander Otenberg and Rika Devos Chapter in edited Festrieft book in memoriam of Russian Soviet architecture historian S O Khan Magomedov Moscow 2015 As official critic correspondent of the Giornale dell Architettura Torino published report in its special issue Architecture Beyond the Image an article on architect David Adjaye s Sugar Hill affordable housing development in Manhattan and a retrospective about Post Modernism on the occasion of Michael Grave s passing Presented a paper at this year s annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Chicago April 2015 Reinventing the City of Light at the 1937 Paris World Fair Published an essay Reinventing Paris The Competitions for the 1937 Paris International Exposition in the Journal of Architectural Historians Presented a paper Kaganovich s Grupirovka The Lenin Library Competition and the Invention of the VOPRA at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies With Alla Vronskaya will lead a panel on Reassessing the Historiography of Socialist Architecture annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Pasadena 2016 Invited presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Filippo Brunelleschi Between European Renascence and Florentine Renaissance Support UTSOA 4x40 Fellowship Fund Herman Dyal FAIA B Arch 75 Dyal captured the essence and feel of the 70s with the event s graphics and branding including lapel flip buttons and the coolest architecture lecture posters we ve ever seen On November 20 hundreds of alumni friends students and other members of the UTSOA community attended the 4x40 Fiesta celebrating the fortieth anniversaries of Michael Benedikt Larry Doll Michael Garrison and Larry Speck The evening began in the Texas Union Theatre with a conversation moderated by Rick Archer FAIA B Arch 79 with the honorees about their memories and commentary on the state of architecture and the school In his welcome remarks Dean Fritz Steiner recognized the Larrys and Michaels as true rock stars of architecture education and part of the bedrock of one of the finest architecture schools in the world At the end of the program Archer s classmate and fellow Overland Partner Tim Blonkvist FAIA B Arch 79 surprised the Larrys and Michaels with the announcement of a graduate fellowship fund in their honor Blonkvist and Archer approached a number of friends and alumni before the celebration and received commitments of nearly 50 000 halfway toward a goal of 100 000 Together with principals Madison Smith and Bob Shemwell FAIA Blonkvist and Archer made the lead gift and organized the fundraising effort My colleagues at Overland Partners and I are honored to be a part of this important effort said Blonkvist The Larrys and Michaels have had a profound influence on our educations and careers as architects and it means a lot for us to give back and support their continued contributions to the school and the profession After the program guests migrated from the Union to the Eden Hal Box Courtyard in Goldsmith Hall for a fiesta with barbecue signature cocktails the Larryrita and the Michaelada and live rock and roll At one point the UT Mariachi Band made a surprise appearance and guests enjoyed a memorable evening of dancing camaraderie and conversation If you would like to honor the Larrys and Michaels with year end gift to the 4x40 Fellowship Fund please visit the online giving page or contact the UTSOA development director Luke Dunlap at luked austin utexas edu or by phone at 512 471 6114 Make Giving Part of Your Holiday Tradition Architecture Plan II dual degree junior Dana Moore The generosity of our alumni and friends has a profound and lasting impact on the success of the School of Architecture Please join our community this holiday season in making a tax deductible gift to the school To qualify for a charitable gift deduction in 2015 gifts made by credit card must be processed no later than 11 50 p m on December 31 through the school s online giving page Gifts sent by mail must be postmarked no later than December 31 Please mail checks to Attn Lisa DeLosso UT Austin School of Architecture 310 Inner Campus Drive B7500 Austin TX 78712 1009 Donors may also call UT Austin toll free at 1 800 687 4602 by 3 00 p m CST on December 31 to make a gift Donors are encouraged to initiate all electronic transfers by December 18 to allow their brokerage firm bank sufficient time before year end to qualify for a 2015 IRS charitable deduction Please call the UT Austin Development Office directly at 512 471 5424 for more information For other giving options or any additional questions including establishing endowments joining the Goldsmith Society and creating annuities and estate gifts please contact Lisa DeLosso assistant director for constituent relations at lisa austin utexas edu Alumni Updates Bill Booziotis FAIA and Dallas Historical Society 2015 Awards for Excellence event chair Kit Sawers On November 19 Bill Booziotis FAIA B Arch 57 was recognized as the Dallas Historical Society 2015 Awards for Excellence Recipient in Creative Arts The Society s 34th annual awards luncheon which was held in the Fairmont Hotel ballroom and filled to capacity recognized the history makers of today in nine different categories including arts leadership business creative arts education medicine the humanities philanthropy sports leadership and volunteer community leadership A Dallas native Booziotis has an impressive list of accomplishments and contributions to the Dallas urban landscape including the Communities Foundation the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art the Intake Building at Richland College and a number of award winning private residences In addition he has led preservation and renovation projects of important Dallas buildings including SMU s Florence Hall and Booker T Washington High School In 1987 he received the AIA Merit Award for the Magnolia Lounge at the State Fair and in 1990 he received the AIA Honor Award for the G B Dealey Library at the Hall of State Booziotis also has an outstanding history of leadership in architecture arts and civic organizations He founded the AIA Dallas Foundation in 1982 and led the Directors Circle for the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas At the UT Austin School of Architecture Booziotis has been an active volunteer for over forty years serving as chair of the Advisory Council twice in the 1970s and most recently from 2012 to 2014 In his acceptance speech Booziotis remarked that as a city with few natural resources it was investment in the arts and culture that made Dallas the world class city it is today Sarah M Duffy After receiving a master s degree in historic preservation from UT Austin Sarah M Duffy MSHP 08 went on to complete a Ph D at the University of York in the Department of Archaeology Since then and based on her master s research Duffy has become a specialist in heritage and archaeological recording Duffy is currently an honorary senior research associate at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London and has been collaborating on research in Jersey as part of the Ice Age Island Project in Sudan with the Copenhagen University International El Kurru Project CUNE at an ancient rock art site in Armenia with the Ughtasar Rock Art Project and at Happisburgh on an AHOB project in which early human footprints were discovered on the Norfolk coast Her work has appeared in Wired magazine The New York Times British Archaeology Nature and Britain One Million Years Natural History Museum Duffy s work on the Ice Age Island project is featured on BBC News Read more on her website Katherine Ormond Katherine A Ormond B Arch 11 has been named an associate at the architectural firm of Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects Inc GSMA where she manages the design development and coordination of a variety of projects Prior to joining GSMA two years ago Ormond worked with a number of architectural firms of various sizes and diverse projects including a professional residency in Seattle She graduated at the top of her class receiving the prestigious AIA Henry Adams Medal Established in 1997 when Glassman Shoemake and Maldonado combined their individual practices GSMA s work has received numerous AIA design awards been highlighted in international national and regional magazines and featured on Rice Design Alliance and AIA Houston architectural tours Named AIA Houston 2013 Firm of the Year Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects Inc continues to grow its practice with a focus on affordable housing institutional work and single family residential A new film produced and co directed by Patrick Xavier Bresnan MSSD 12 The Send Off was selected from 8700 short films to premiere in the documentary competition in at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Official description Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom a group of students enters the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them Bresnan is a graduate of the UTSOA sustainability program and studied under Dr Steven A Moore David Bench B Arch 06 is curating a competition Taking Buildings Down through the Storefront for Art and Architecture Description What does it mean to build Traditionally building has been defined as the assembly of parts or materials toward the creation of a whole While to build is often perceived as an Apollonian pursuit to destroy appears to be its Dionysian counterpart Understanding that our built environment is the product of many forces it can dialectically be reduced to the tensions between creation and destruction addition and subtraction and erection and demolition Taking Buildings Down asks proposals for the production of voids the demolition of buildings structures and infrastructures or the subtraction of objects and or matter as a creative act Removal is all that is allowed The registration deadline is January 12 2016 The competition is curated by INCA the winners of the Special Prize for Storefront s Competition of Competitions INCA is a collaboration between David Bench and Jonathan Chesley architects at Selldorf Architects in New York who have an interest in conceptual work as a complement to practice Richard Meyer B Arch 70 JD 74 was honored on October 29 in Dallas at an event marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of Preservation Texas a statewide historic preservation advocacy organization Meyer was a co founder of Preservation Texas in 1985 and has served as its first president board chair and counsel He was also chair of the Austin Historic Landmark Commission 1985 91 succeeding the former chairs Phillip Creer UT Austin School of Architecture dean 1956 to 1967 and Professor Emeritus D Blake Alexander He has also served as counsel for the Texas Historical Commission the State Preservation Board numerous state agencies and currently represents state associations foundations and nonprofit organizations Spring 2016 Events Goldsmith Hall is located at 22nd and Guadalupe Streets Jessen Auditorium is located in Homer Rainey Hall room 2 104 at 21st Street and University Avenue Events are subject to change for the full schedule and latest updates visit Upcoming Lectures Events online LECTURE Wednesday January 27 Jean François Renaud Babin Renaud Paris École Nationale Supérieure d Architecture de Paris Belleville Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m EXHIBIT Productions Atmospheres Objects and Surfaces January 25 March 4 Goldsmith Mebane Gallery Monday to Friday 8 00 a m to 5 00 p m Curated by UTSOA Assistant Professor Clay Odom LECTURE Wednesday February 3 Philippe Rahm Philippe Rahm Architects Paris Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday February 17 Andrés Jaque Office for Political Innovation Madrid and New York Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday February 24 James Rojas PLACE IT San Diego Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Monday February 29 Hilary Sample MOS Architects New York Columbia University Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday March 9 Ma Yansong MAD Architects Beijing Jessen Auditorium 5 00 p m EXHIBIT Vincent Snyder Work from the American Academy in Rome March 21 April 29 Goldsmith Mebane Gallery Monday to Friday 8 00 a m to 5 00 p m Opening reception on Monday March 21 LECTURE Wednesday March 30 Marlon Blackwell Marlon Blackwell Architects University of Arkansas Jessen Auditorium 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday April 6 Gina Ford Sasaki Associates

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  • eNews | November 4, 2015 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    Scholarship Cover Modern Architecture in Latin America Art Technology and Utopia by Luis E Carranza and Fernando Luiz Lara Associate Professor Fernando Lara s 2015 publication Modern Architecture in Latin America Art Technology and Utopia was named a runner up at the Robert W Hamilton Book Awards ceremony held November 2 in Austin Texas Designed as a survey and arranged chronologically from 1903 to 2003 Modern Architecture in Latin America expertly defines the key issues polemics and works that represent the complex processes of political economic and cultural modernization in twentieth century Latin America The publication which has been widely praised is the first comprehensive history of these subjects in any language The Robert W Hamilton Book Awards were established in 1997 by The University Co operative Society to reward faculty publications and research and are made to faculty or staff members who in the preceding calendar year have published the best book length publications as determined by a multi disciplinary committee of scholars appointed by the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin Additionally in September Lara presented two invited talks about Modern Architecture in Latin America one at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale and one at Universidad Autonoma Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico Also in September Lara spoke at the VII PROJETAR conference the largest symposium on design education in Brazil At that same event Lara released his latest book Quid Novi architectural education dilemmas in the 21st century This book is a trilingual edition English Spanish Portuguese of 9 scholars answering to the following provocation why hasn t architectural education changed much or nothing at all in the last decade while the profession suffered dramatic transformations Available in paper and e book format Quid Novi is the first book published by nhamerica an online platform for the dissemination of architectural knowledge Saints Peter and Paul Chapel Austin Texas Danze Blood Architects Danze Blood Architects Elizabeth Danze FAIA and John Blood AIA received a 2015 Texas Society of Architects TxA Studio Award for their Saints Peter and Paul Chapel The TxA Studio Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating innovation and excellence in design The program emphasizes real or theoretical projects that go beyond the boundaries of architecture to address current critical issues This year s submissions offered a variety of building typologies proposed for locations in Texas and abroad predominately Asia Four projects were selected from among the 72 entries The awarded projects all demonstrate pure architecture that in the jury s opinion could be understood through the drawings alone without the words Peter and Paul iconic saints of the Catholic Church share the same feast day June 29 also the client s birthday This intentional convergence balances two powerful opposing forces within the church Peter represents the grounded institutional church its hierarchy and institutions while Paul s force is ethereal exemplified in light and spirited expression As the church binds Peter and Paul into one body this small family chapel unifies their forces architecturally expressing their stereotomic and tectonic qualities The chapel is anchored by a powerful concrete foundation Peter rising above the steep terrain its walls exposed and sculpted to express unreserved strength Above this a structure Paul lightly engages its foundation The enclosed space is light subtlety expressing ascendant movement while defining a place of prayer and contemplation Concrete entry steps rise into the southern sky and the vertical canopy inflects upward its soaring trajectory sheltering yet transparent to the heavens The project also won a 2013 AIA Austin Design Award Citation of Honor Unbuilt Category Cover Beyond BIM Architecture Information Modeling by Danelle Briscoe Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe s book Beyond BIM Architecture Information Modeling was just published by Routledge Beyond BIM explores the vast and under explored design potential undertaken by information modeling Through a series of investigations grounded in the analysis of built work interviews with leading practitioners and speculative projects Briscoe catalogs the practical advantages and theoretical implications of exploiting BIM as a primary tool for design innovation Organized by information type such as geographic data local code or materials each chapter suggests a realm of knowledge that can be harvested and imported into BIM to give meaningful specificity to architectural form and space While highly sustainable the work documented and envisioned in this book moves well beyond normalization to reveal inventive takes on contemporary practice 6 Houses exhibit Alterstudio Texas A M University The award winning residential designs of Alterstudio Architects LLP are showcased in 6 Houses an exhibit running through January 19 2016 in Texas A M University s Wright Gallery Alterstudio principal Professor Kevin Alter presented a lecture at the exhibit opening on October 26 In addition to garnering numerous awards including the Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects and Design Excellence awards from the American Society of Interior Design and the International Interior Design Association the homes featured in the exhibit also drew praise from essayists in the book 6 Houses which features designs Alter created with firm partners Ernesto Cragnolino B Arch 97 BSAE 97 BA Plan II 97 and Tim Whitehill B Arch 02 Assistant Professor Robert Young s article The Oregon Way Planning a Sustainable Economy in the American West was published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research JPER The article explores Oregon s attempts to transcend the boom bust cycles of its historically natural resource based economy to establish a more diversified resilient economy based upon advanced manufacturing and sustainable technology and practices Drawing upon Fredrick Turner s and Harold Innis s theses of North American development Young explored Oregon s economic dynamics through state and federal data and Oregon s recent economic initiatives Results reflect an Oregon still reliant upon natural resource and industrial commodities leaving it highly vulnerable to global markets Efforts toward greening the state s economy although embryonic show signs of setting Oregon on a more independent self reliant economic trajectory View the entire article on JPER online Young reflects further on the subject in his blog post in the September 8 2015 edition of Planetizen Oregon Is Not Just Portland Planning a Sustainable Economy in Peripheral Areas of the American West Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry El arte de la cantería mixteca by Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla was awarded with a medal for the best published work at the Architecture Biennale of Mexico City 2015 The award was given by the College of Architects in Mexico City and the jury was formed by outstanding practitioners including Augusto F Álvarez Fuentes Eliseo Arredondo González Gerardo García del Valle y Blanco Enrique García Formentí José Grinberg Damashevitzki and Luis Solís Avila Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry competed with eighteen exemplary submissions related to architecture in Mexico Ibarra s book focuses on three sixteenth century buildings located in Oaxaca Mexico The book demonstrated a fresh and innovative approach to understanding these historic structures The award ceremony was held on October 1 at the installations of the Colegio de Arquitectos de la Ciudad de Mexico during the festivities of the Architect s National Day Additionally Ibarra was interviewed by the television channel of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez UACJ The weekly TV show Entre Amigos featured Ibarra talking about his research and the historic monuments he studies The show focused on three sixteenth century buildings located in Mexico sharing with the audience their main features and importance in the Mexican historic architectural context The interview in Spanish can be seen in the UACJ TV Youtube channel Support UTSOA 1 MILLION CHAIR FOR VISITING FACULTY NEARLY REACHED First announced in fall 2013 the School of Architecture is in the final stages of completing a 1 million campaign for the creation of a chair level endowment for visiting professors This faculty endowment will provide renewable funding to support non tenure track appointments of accomplished practitioners on a rotating basis Visiting professors of practice will come from different disciplines in the design and planning professions and serve terms ranging from one semester to two years This endowment will be created with 500 000 from Longhorn Network revenues and 500 000 in gifts With 461 000 in gift commitments only 39 000 remains to reach the goal and establish this endowment After two years of fundraising the 1 million endowment for visiting faculty is nearly within our grasp said Dean Fritz Steiner As an endowment to bring in leaders from all disciplines taught at the school I ask all our alumni for help to close the 39 000 gap before the end of 2015 If you are considering a year end gift to the School of Architecture supporting this faculty endowment will have tremendous impact and you can multiply your gift with 500 000 in matching funds This chair will have a lasting effect and undoubtedly raise the profile of the school within academic and professional communities As with all endowments gifts to support the professor of practice chair can be pledged for a term of up to five years Please contact Luke Dunlap director of development at luked austin utexas edu or 512 471 6114 with any questions about making a gift today HARVEY V MARMON JR FAIA MARMON MOK SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED Harvey V Marmon Jr FAIA In October the University of Texas System Board of Regents formally approved the establishment of the Harvey V Marmon Jr FAIA Marmon Mok Scholarship in Architecture This endowment honors Harvey Victor Marmon Jr B Arch 50 a prominent San Antonio architect who passed away in April The scholarship was created by his widow Rosemary Bowers Marmon BS 49 daughters Harriet Marmon Helmle BS 68 Mary Marmon Fellows BFA 80 and Beth Marmon Munns son Mark Marmon and Mr Marmon s firm Marmon Mok In addition the school received dozens of gifts from Mr Marmon s extended family friends colleagues and former clients After working for O Neil Ford Mr Marmon joined classmate Edward Mok B Arch 50 M Arch 52 to establish Marmon Mok in 1953 For over sixty years the firm has been a leading architectural design in San Antonio and throughout the state of Texas Some of the firm s landmark projects include the South Texas Medical Center Master Plan Texas A M San Antonio Master Plan Terminal 1 of the San Antonio International Airport the Alamodome Disch Falk Field at UT Austin and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Harvey Marmon was the consummate professional said Steve Souter FAIA managing partner of Marmon Mok He was a great mentor to me and all the young architects that came into our office He always made time to help and guide us regardless of how busy he was He instilled in us that the most important consideration in our work and in our actions was the firm s reputation and integrity and to this day we still use his advice as a guiding principle The School of Architecture continues to receive gifts to the scholarship fund To make a gift please visit our online giving page or contact the UTSOA development office at 512 471 6114 The outpouring of generous memorial gifts is extraordinary said Luke Dunlap the school s development director It s clear that Mr Marmon was widely admired and dearly loved This scholarship will be very meaningful to lots of people who were close to him Alumni Updates Casa Lobo residence CONTENT Architecture Photo by Paul Hester CONTENT Architecture received a AIA Houston 2015 Residential Design Award for Casa Lobo a modest residence built in Houston s East End CONTENT is Jesse Hager AIA M Arch 06 Eric Hughes and Heather Rowell Casa Lobo is a collaboration between CONTENT and the owner to create an affordable well designed solution using the economy of metal building components Situated in Houston s energized East End the single level house is lifted off the site to accommodate the owner s hobby as a mechanic below while gaining privacy for living above The firm s Bayou Residence was published in the May June 2015 issue of Texas Architect The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Sanna Greenberg M Arch 07 is among the newest class of Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows The highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science technology engineering and math the STEM fields and prepares them specifically to teach in high need secondary schools Each Fellow receives 30 000 to complete a specially designed cutting edge master s degree program based on a year long classroom experience In return Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural New Jersey schools that most need strong STEM teachers Throughout the three year commitment Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring Barron Peper and Jacob Hoeffner travel west on motorcycles capturing people s stories on their blog Shift West Photo by Barron Peper Daily Texan Staff Barron Peper B Arch 15 was featured in the Daily Texan in the article UT Alumnus Motorcyles West Across America Peper and his friend Jacob Hoeffner decided to journey across the country on two motorcycles to the Pacific Northwest in search of new friends epic landscapes and compelling stories Article excerpt With just two motorcycles a tent a change of clothes and 100 in their pockets UT alumnus Barron Peper and his lifelong friend Jacob Hoeffner began their journey west Their expedition Shift West will cover eight states and 10 national parks in a 45 day journey From Waco to the Pacific Northwest the duo will share stories of people they meet along the way hoping to inspire their blog followers to shift west themselves Peper and Hoeffner said meeting these people motivates them to move on to the next town We have the freedom to spend time with whom we want but it s not as easy as it seems Peper said We ve created a lot of strong friendships which have turned into hard good byes Read about their journey at Shift West Prairie View A M University s Journal of History and Culture has published an article by Jason John Paul Haskins B Arch 04 M Arch 10 Marginalized Modernisms Progressive Architecture for Minority Immigrant and Rural Churches in Texas surveys a wide range of under appreciated modern church buildings across the state and discusses issues related to their preservation Marginalization threatens the conservation of post war churches built by minority immigrant and rural communities Their congregations face economic limitations social changes and insufficient resources to maintain their facilities Many are undocumented and uncelebrated when they fall outside canonical definitions of Modernism prevailing taste and mainstream conceptions of historical significance This paper explores the social contexts of the development of modern churches for diverse religious identities to aid in their identification and evaluation The journal is available online IN MEMORIAM VAN DORN HOOKER JR Former University of New Mexico architect Van Dorn Hooker Jr in 2001 visits the UNM duck pond a project that he championed while implementing and overseeing the campus master plan Photo by Greg Sorber Albuquerque Journal Alumnus Van Dorn Hooker Jr B Arch 47 passed away on June 14 at the age of 93 He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Mead Peggy Hooker B Arch 47 who passed away in 2006 Van Dorn was born in Carthage Texas and after attending Marshall College now East Texas Baptist U he volunteered in the U S Army Corps of Engineers from 1943 45 Staff Sergeant 20th Air Force while serving as a radio operator in the China Burma India and Asia Pacific Theaters In his spare time he painted nose art on bombers and drew cartoons for the Army news After retiring he wrote his war memoir modestly titled The War In Which I Did Not Fight After the war ended he met Peggy while both were studying architecture at the University of Texas They honeymooned in New Mexico before moving to Berkeley where Hooker studied with Eric Mendelsohn After returning to New Mexico to practice in Santa Fe Hooker established the firm of McHugh Hooker Bradley P Kidder and Associates While in private practice he became a noted expert in the restoration of adobe churches for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and served on the Archdiocese Building Committee From 1963 1987 Van Dorn served as University Architect at the University of New Mexico UNM While at UNM he was instrumental in assuring that the original pueblo style architecture of John Gaw Meem an early mentor was reflected throughout the campus and at satellite campuses including Gallup and Taos Harwood Foundation during the University s rapid period of growth After retiring Hooker was the architectural design consultant for the renovation of the New Mexico State Capitol from 1987 1992 which as a result displays the work of New Mexico artists and craftsmen including several of his watercolors depicting New Mexico landscapes Hooker also continued his interest in historic preservation and among his many publications wrote Centuries of Hands with Corina Santistevan on the restoration of St Francis of Assisi Church at Ranchos de Taos Van Dorn Hooker received many accolades too numerous to list but including being named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and a Fellow of the Association of University Architects He received a Silver Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the New Mexico AIA Western Mountain Region AIA Silver Medal highest award in 6 state region and an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from UNM in 2010 Until the end the University of Texas was very important to Hooker He met life long friends including his wife Peggy at the School of Architecture and was part of a large contingency of alumni who settled in New Mexico He was a good friend of the school and of the Architecture and Planning Library We have him to thank for providing the archives with valuable information about about the school in the years book ending World War II Read

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  • eNews | January 30, 2015 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    Conference Room Benson Latin American Collection SRH Unit 1 3 00 5 00 p m Assistant Professor Sarah Lopez will present research from her recent book in the workshop The Remittance Landscape Material Histories And Visual Representations Of Transborder Migration along with photos by Walterio Iraheta at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies on February 5 from 3 00 to 5 00 p m in SRH 1 208 The workshop will bring together research and photographic documentation on remittance landscapes and architecture in Mexico and El Salvador to explore the material history of remittances During the workshop artist Walterio Iraheta will present his work Faraway Brother Style a photography project on remittance landscapes in El Salvador that focuses on the eclectic and innovative emigrant architectural style Iraheta s method and work will be coupled with architectural and urban historian Sarah Lopez s presentation of her book The Remittance Landscape Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA Lopez uses ethnographic methods to examine how migration is changing rural places in both Mexico and Chicago one of America s most important migrant cities Remittance landscapes are a material crystallization of migrants life stories and the macro political social economic and historical forces that shape migration today Lopez and Iraheta will also present new photographic work on migration and departure in the context of Austin CITY FORUM Friday February 6 Sutton Hall 2 114 12 00 1 15 p m Steven Wolf Governance of Multifunctional Landscapes Property rights accountability and limits to institutional innovation The Adirondack Park is the largest protected area in the Lower Forty Eight Steven Wolf s study of the real estate deal that resulted in its single largest expansion in one hundred years sheds light on political legal and economic dimensions of the construction of working landscapes or multifunctional landscapes The novel redistribution of property rights highlights opportunities for creativity in environmental governance and raises critical questions about limits to plasticity of both landscapes and institutions Steven Wolf is an associate professor at Cornell University s Department of Natural Resources He studies environmental governance with a specific focus on the challenges of securing public goods from privatized landscapes Wolf s primary research is focused on agricultural and forested landscapes of industrialized societies In 2014 he co edited The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri Food Sector Crisis Resilience and Restructuring CENTER FRIDAY LUNCH FORUM Roughly every other Friday during the fall and spring semesters The Center for American Architecture and Design hosts a Friday Lunch Forum Series The aim of the series is for faculty and students to meet in an informal atmosphere to debate topics and to share ideas about history practice theory and new directions for architecture All Center Lunch Forums take place at 12 00 noon CST in Battle Hall Room 101 and via LIVE WEBCAST Visit the Center website for updates and to access the live webcast Forums on the spring 2015 schedule include January 23 Professor Richard Cleary Fields of Play February 13 Lecturer Judy Birdsong February 27 Associate Professor Fernando Lara Streets Matter Lessons in Recent Brazilian Urbanism March 13 Associate Professor Danilo Udovički Selb Monsei Gonzburg s Narkomfin Building March 27 Associate Professor Nichole Wiedemann April 17 Sam McElhinney April 24 Assistant Professor Clay Odom For updates or to view videos of past lunch forums visit the Center for American Architecture and Design s event page LECTURE Wednesday February 18 Gordon Price Simon Fraser University Vancouver Canada Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Monday March 2 Luis Carranza Fernando Lara Roger Williams University and The University of Texas at Austin Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m EXHIBIT Modern Architecture in Latin America Art Technology and Utopia March 2 April 2 Goldsmith Mebane Gallery Monday to Friday 8 00 a m to 5 00 p m Reception March 2 6 00 p m Luis Carranza Roger Williams University Fernando Lara The University of Texas at Austin LECTURE Monday March 9 Antoine Picon Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday March 11 Cecilia Puga Architect Santiago Chile Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Thursday March 12 Francisco López ICOMOS Mexico City Mexico Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday April 1 Andrés Gaviria Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Colombia Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday April 8 Marion Weiss Michael Manfredi Weiss Manfredi New York City New York Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m LECTURE Wednesday April 15 Lise Anne Couture Asymptote Architecture New York City New York Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m Faculty Scholarship Fritz Steiner Dean Fritz Steiner was appointed to the American Institute of Architects National Board of Directors an elected governing body that provides long range strategic leadership Invited by AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter FAIA B Arch 74 Dean Steiner is one of two presidential appointees and the only academic currently serving on the national board Steiner and Richter serve on the board in an important time as the board has recently completed a repositioning of its governance structure AIA has issued a new advancement statement to guide their efforts forward The AIA will focus our priorities to elevate public awareness advocate for the profession and expand and share knowledge Bold visionary leadership is needed to ensure a prosperous future and to inspire architects to create a better world for all people through architecture I m deeply honored by the nomination and appointment to the AIA National Board said Dean Steiner This is a charge that I take very seriously to advance and champion the profession of architecture I look forward to working with the rest of the board under the leadership of such a passionate advocate and good friend Elizabeth Chu Richter Elizabeth Street House by Alterstudio photo by Whit Preston Professor Kevin Alter Alterstudio has received a 2015 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ACSA Faculty Design

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  • eNews | December 12, 2014 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    Architects San Francisco California Patrick Winn M Arch 08 Overland Partners San Antonio Texas Chris Wise B Arch 87 Andersson Wise Architects Austin Texas PRP Now At right Graduate architecture student Drew Wilson is doing a PRP internship with Marmol Radziner Architecture in Los Angeles PRP Now aims to showcase the great experiences students encounter within the school s Professional Residency Program PRP Since 1974 PRP has offered upper level architecture students a unique opportunity to expand their education through work experience in the architectural profession Over the past twenty years UTSOA students have been linked with 260 firms in 29 countries Upon returning to the academic setting at UT students come back enriched with real world experiences and creative challenges which can then be applied within their culminating design studios A new feature on the UTSOA website PRP Now will highlight a handful of students within each session graduate and undergrad domestic and international firms This upcoming semester students will be working in Portland Seattle New York City Chicago Tokyo and Copenhagen Stay tuned to hear about their exciting endeavors Firms and students can learn more about the program and how to participate at soa utexas edu resources prp Student Connections On December 3 members of the fall 2014 UTSOA graduating class gathered with faculty and staff at a celebration reception in their honor CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FALL 2014 GRADUATES Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning Master of Science in Urban Design Elizabeth Brooks Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning Greg Austin Bussing Jeffrey Carrillo Luis Guajardo Anna Hudson Erich Melville Rachel Nolley Robert Norris Jennifer Steverson Master of Science in Architectural Studies Leora Visotzky Master of Landscape Architecture First Professional Danuta Dias Sara Fallahi Master of Landscape Architecture Post Professional Liang Lu Master of Science in Sustainable Design Alden Larrick Master of Science in Urban Design Kuan He Anne Palone Master of Architecture First Professional Garrett Brown Katherine Craig Kelly Denker Kyle Engoian Justin Ford Jun Hwang Jooyoung Kim Jessica Mills Anna Roe Ellen Sampson Nari Shin Master of Architecture Post Professional Chiara Bonsignori Cheng Jia Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies Kent Bhupathi Kanietra Diawaku Jovita Ezeokafor Heather Halpert Anjana Sivakumar Allison Thorp Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Butool Jafri Bachelor of Architecture James Thoreen Kasey Turney Dual degree outside of UTSOA ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS BRILLIANT WORKSHOP LIGHT SHOW Texas Union environmental Controls Brilliant workshop November 12 2014 Photo by Katie Slusher Environmental Controls Light Show November 20 2014 On November 12 Lecturer Keith Simon s environmental controls class spent a chilly Wednesday evening illuminating the façade of the Texas Union Building Students were able to experiment with lighting effects on the building by manipulating LED fixtures on loan from Phillips Color Kinetics The workshop was supported by two visiting lighting professors designers via the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich C C Lighting Carnegie Mellon University View more of the Brilliant workshop On November 20 the class displayed light fixtures they designed and built in a Light Show in the Main Jury Room of Goldsmith Hall In addition to the luminaire prototypes each student group developed a marketing brochure that included a candlepower distribution curve glare and false color image studies electrical energy calculations and specifications View more of the Light Show 2ND ANNUAL INTER STACHE 1 MUSTACHE COMPETITION Kaethe Selkirk and April Ng 2nd Annual inter STACHE 1 Mustache Competition Photo by Katie Slusher UTSOA held its second annual inter STACHE I competition on December 1 in the Goldsmith Hall Main Jury Room Competitors entered in one of two categories ORGANIC grown on the face or SYNTHETIC applied to the face Competitors were required to produce one drawing of any kind to represent the overarching concept of their stache Additional documentation was allowed in the form of photographs potentially a before after for those who wished to emphasize the lack of a background in mustaches Five winners were selected in the following categories Best in Show Joyce Hanlon Best Organic Kendall Claus Best Synthetic Kaethe Selkirk Less is More Hugo Reynolds Jurors Choice Donesh Ferdowsi The esteemed jurors included Uli Dangel Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla and Jason Sowell and Nichole Wiedemann This year s competition was organized by Clare van Montfrans and generously supported by the Graduate School of Architecture Representative Council GSARC View more of the inter STACHE I competition Faculty Scholarship Larry Speck Larry Speck W L Moody Jr Centennial Professor in Architecture has received a 2014 2015 President s Associates Teaching Excellence Award Speck was one of four campus wide recipients of this highly selective award The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education in the core curriculum including the signature courses and comes with a 5000 honorarium The selection committee made up of past recipients looked not only for exemplary teaching but also evidence of significant impact on curriculum development Cover Kem Weber Designer and Architect by Christopher Long Professor Christopher Long s new book Kem Weber Designer and Architect was recently published by Yale University Press In mid November in conjunction with the book s appearance Professor Long spoke about Weber and his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara Book description For German born Kem Weber 1889 1963 design was not about finding a new expression it was about responding to structural economic and social requirements characteristic of our daily routine of living He sought to ensure that each design he produced whether a piece of furniture or a building or an interior was an improvement that responded to modern needs and modern life Weber was a leading figure of modernism on the West Coast from the 1920s through the early 1950s and his work greatly influenced the California style of the time His most iconic designs were his Bentlock line the Air Line chair the interiors for the Bixby House and his tubular steel furniture for Lloyd This book a result of significant

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  • eNews | November 7, 2014 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    the excellence of our students in the School of Architecture at UT Austin Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes the Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding students for two years of study at the University of Oxford Various English speaking nations grant Rhodes scholarships including Canada South Africa Australia New Zealand and the United States Approximately 83 scholarships are granted globally each year Glennie s was awarded through New Zealand where she attended Macleans College before coming to UT Austin A native of South Africa Glennie is a member of UT s rowing team and received the Big 12 s 2014 Dr Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award She is the 29th UT Austin student to be honored with a Rhodes Scholarship since its inception In 2001 another School of Architecture student Sara Cecilia Galvan B Arch 01 was awarded a United States Rhodes Scholarship Two other UT Austin students are Rhodes finalists this year Hoblitzelle Foundation Makes Grant Commitment to Battle Hall Project The School of Architecture has received news of a 300 000 grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation a Dallas based foundation established by Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle in 1942 that supports educational social service medical cultural and civic organizations in Texas The grant will help fund the preservation of Battle Hall and construction of an addition to the West Mall Office Building that will be dedicated in honor of John S Chase FAIA M Arch 52 On behalf of everyone at the School of Architecture I m very grateful to the Hoblitzelle Foundation and its board for this generous gift said Dean Fritz Steiner As fundraising for the Battle Hall project has only recently begun in earnest this grant ensures a solid foundation for this project to move forward I cannot overstate how important the foundation s contribution will be to preserving one of the most iconic buildings at UT and in Texas As Battle Hall houses the Architecture Planning Library the School of Architecture is joined by the University of Texas Libraries in the fundraising effort The total project budget to preserve Battle Hall renovate the West Mall Office Building and build the Chase Addition is estimated at 70 million with more than half of the budget allocated for health fire and life safety improvements Private philanthropy will play an important role and a fundraising goal of 10 15 million has been set Previous commitments to this project include a grant from the Still Water Foundation of Austin and gifts from numerous individuals Battle Hall is such a beloved building by the entire UT community and architecture enthusiasts everywhere said Luke Dunlap director of development It s clear that this project will have a very broad appeal with many constituents outside our alumni base I m confident that we ll reach our fundraising goal with gifts and grants from individuals and organizations from across Texas and beyond To learn more about making a gift and having it matched by the Still Water Foundation please contact Luke Dunlap at 512 471 6114 or by email at luked austin utexas edu Semester in Munich Students participating in a semester in Munich led by Assistant Professor Petra Liedl pictured at far left Twelve highly motivated UT Austin students six undergraduates and six graduates are spending the semester in Bavaria working with students from the Technische Universität München TUM on a joint project their entry into the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition SolarD sponsored by the U S Department of Energy The semester in Munich Germany was organized by Assistant Professor Petra Liedl with three courses being offered an advanced design studio and two seminars Integrated Life Cycle Analysis and Climate Walks The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universität München are jointly developing their SolarD entry the NexusHaus which culminates October 2015 in Irvine California in a juried competition or measured performance in ten critical areas To keep up with the project guest lectures team excursions and student reflections visit the NexusHaus blog with weekly updates Faculty Scholarship Cover My Beautiful City Austin by David Heymann In My Beautiful City Austin David Heymann FAIA Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture crafts seven masterful tales of a young architect who fails again and again to dissuade his clients from their bad decisions So the houses he designs aid and abet the ongoing erasure of Austin s ambrosial charm These sharp humorous stories explore consequences of Austin s rediscovered allure Fueled by the dubious intentions of its inhabitants this is a town growing madly while ignoring the pain of a thousand small cuts An opinionated observant and unexpected little book The architectural eye that David Heymann trains on Austin and its landscape provides a sharp new view of a beloved city and its vulnerable soul Stephen Harrigan author The Gates of the Alamo David Heymann s portrait of Austin yesterday and today is tender funny keen and merciless My Beautiful City Austin is a marvelous book Nancy Levinson editor PLACES How infuriating to discover that David Heymann is not simply a wonderful architect but a marvelous writer Although he claims this book is fiction it is lambent with truth about building and its culture I downed the delicious and hilarious thing at a sitting So should you Michael Sorkin architect author Twenty Minutes in Manhattan View an excerpt of My Beautiful City Austin on PLACES The publication date is November 11 Books can be ordered from John Hardy Publisher at mybeautifulcityaustin net or at davidheymannauthor com On October 20 Wilfried Wang O Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture presented the keynote lecture at the conference on the Future of Hotel Architecture in South Tyrol Bozen At the Akademie der Künste Berlin as a member and Deputy Director of the Architecture Section Wang curated the international conference on the impact of global property bubbles on urban culture October 23 and 24 On October 30 at the school of architecture of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Wang gave a lecture with the title Reality and Real Architecture Additionally in the recent reprint of Janne Ahlin s monograph on Sigurd Lewerentz Wang contributed the epilogue A research paper by Professor Juan Miró co authored with Juan Luis de las Rivas has been published in Bitácora the academic journal of the Faculty of Architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM Bitácora specializes in the critical theoretical and historical study of architecture industrial design landscape architecture urbanism and art across multiple disciplines Entitled Landscape City Nature and Urban Regeneration in American Cities the paper explores the relationship between cities and nature arguing that alongside the well established European concept of compact city there is a very different model that has guided the development of most North American cities The authors call this model the landscape city and they argue that it is deeply rooted in America s history and specifically in its attitudes towards nature from pre Columbian times to lead thinkers of the twentieth century The authors also contend that for urban regeneration of American cities in the 21st century it is crucial to acknowledge and understand both models View the article in e book format beginning on page 66 Anthony Alofsin the Roland Gommel Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture and professor of art and art history has been awarded a MacDowell Fellowship for late spring 2015 This is his third award from America s oldest art colony During his residency he will be working on a book about Frank Lloyd Wright s life and work in the 1910s and 1920s The School of Architecture previously supported research for this project by providing Dr Alofsin with a Faculty Research Assignment Cover Frank Lloyd Wright Designing Democratic Architecture by William Allin Storrer Adjunct Professor William Allin Storrer s latest book Frank Lloyd Wright Designing Democratic Architecture has just been published Description Though having achieved considerable fame by 1909 Frank Lloyd Wright recognized the failure of Prairie architecture He went to Europe and produced the Wasmuth Portfolio his celebration of and epitaph to the Prairie School Frank Lloyd Wright Designing Democratic American Architecture is about the ascension from Prairie to Usonian Wright s Democratic American architecture and its fulfillment of Wright s dream It draws heavily upon Storrer s The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion but in arranging the materials around design themes makes what in the Companion is often technical here open to the neophyte Yet in its approach to Wright s source of creativity it offers new insights to the best read Wrightian Tesseract 4 0 installation by Clay Odom Photo by Georgina Matherson Below Tesseract 5 0 installation by Clay Odom From July 23 to August 3 Assistant Professor Clay Odom participated in Situation a peer reviewed group exhibition of international designers and artists held in Melbourne Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT Design Hub Gallery His installed work Tesseract 4 0 is part of an ongoing iterative set of temporary projects that explore design through systematized processes that afford for and generate a range of material contextual and ephemeral productions These productions are both emergent and planned conditions that occur at confluence of interactions between form space sound light and human experience The exhibition had over a 1000 visitors during its run As part of a parallel international symposium at RMIT Situation Situating Practices and Research Odom presented a peer reviewed paper titled Patterning Material Space and Effects Systems for the Generation of Interior Situations which further explored the working process and methods used to create the exhibition installation as well as the contemporary and historical issues trends and references that help to situate it within the larger contexts of interior design and spatial practice On October 6 Odom hosted internationally renowned lighting designer David Trubridge for his talk at the School of Architecture on humanity s essential quest and need for beauty Students and faculty throughout the school attended including students from Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe s studio and seminar Assistant Professor Tamie Glass studio Assistant Professor Igor Siddiqui s seminar Specialist Mark Macek s wood design class as well as Odom s seminar and studio The talk was also presented at the SXSW Eco Conference held in Austin On October 14 Odom presented a lecture as part of the fall 2014 lecture series at the University of Houston Gerald D Hines School of Architecture titled Productions The lecture explored the methodologies behind rigorous design processes and the range of outcomes they generate as iterative productive acts The projects discussed were produced within his interior focused practice StudioMODO and through ongoing design based research projects at the UT Austin School of Architecture In parallel with the lecture Odom was invited to install a work Tesseract 5 0 as part of the Interior Architecture Program s fall series The installation was on view from October 13 to 21 On October 16 Odom presented a peer reviewed paper A Speculative Practice Patterning Processes and Products as part of the ACSA Fall 2014 Conference WORKING OUT thinking while building The paper used his current interior design research focusing on diagram driven processes and what they produce as well as their pedagogical implications to discuss how speculative interior focused practices may be established and expanded between the design academy and the professional practices of design It was argued that this type of speculation grounded in both reflective and projective traditions between working out and realizing work creates the conditions for the expansion of contemporary spatial practices in general while expanding the disciplinary footprint of interior design in particular Alumni Connections Graphic of Jim Poteet s Container Guest House project in the book Cabins by Philip Jodidio ALUMNI UPDATES The Container Guest House project designed by Jim Poteet FAIA M Arch 87 and winner of a 2010 AIA San Antonio design award is being featured in two upcoming international books Cabins by Philip Jodidio published by Taschen and The Box by Sybille Kramer published by Braun Both are available for preorder at Amazon In Cabins Poteet Architects is in the company of such international stars as Renzo Piano Terunobu Fujimori and Tom Kundig Cabins also features beautiful depictions of each project by French illustrator Marie Laure Cruschi In the past few years the Container Guest House has already been showcased in over 20 periodicals and two other books in 14 countries Sergio Botero Photo courtesy of Sergio Botero On October 13 Sergio Botero M Arch 12 was profiled at the Texas Society of Architects blog Architects Talking to Architects Botero works at Gensler in Austin Currently he is working on the design and coordination of the new phases of The Domain a unique mixed use pedestrian oriented project that seeks to celebrate Austin s culture Prior to joining Gensler Botero worked on the design of the award winning Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 buildings with Miró Rivera Architects Blog excerpt TSA If you had not studied architecture what other profession would you have pursued Botero Becoming an architect has literally been the adventure of a lifetime Although I dreamt of being an architect as a child I thought I could escape from the curse I pursued a career in engineering and ran a residential construction company When I immigrated to the United States I pursued an MBA and landed a job managing multinational projects at companies such as Coca Cola and Dell After all of this I still could not escape architecture Being the son of an architect and married to one too didn t help so I gave up on business and embraced my unforgotten dream by attending graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture View the entire profile on TSA s blog The Touchstone Sketch by Jen Wong Texas Architect November December 2014 In her article The Touchstone Sketch in the November December 2014 edition of Texas Architect University Co op Materials Resource Center Director Jen Wong M Arch 13 discusses how an evocative watercolor by Arthur Andersson FAIA of Andersson Wise Architects informed the design process of Austin s Topfer Theatre at ZACH As Chris Wise B Arch 87 explains in the article It s easy to get sidetracked We take the iconic sketch and use it as a touchstone We call it build the sketch We re always going back to that to make sure we don t lose the soul of it This watercolor was that sketch View Wong s article in the Texas Architect e book beginning on page 59 Collaboration Craftsmen by Erika Huddleston Texas Architect November December 2014 Erika Huddleston MLA 11 writes about the collaborative process of conceiving and making an architectural piece in Collaboration Craftsmen in the November December 2014 edition of Texas Architect Huddleston talked with architects Wendy Dunnam Tita B Arch 98 of Page and Vicki Yuan B Arch 05 of Lake Flato about their longtime craftsman collaborators furniture designer Mark Maček B Arch 90 of Austin and metalworker and designer Max Patino of San Antonio View Huddleston s article in the Texas Architect e book beginning on page 85 IN MEMORIAM FRED WINFIELD DAY JR Fred Winfield Day Jr Fred Winfield Day Jr B Arch 50 passed away peacefully surrounded by his four children on October 22 2014 in Austin Texas at the age of 88 Day was born in Savannah Georgia and grew up in Temple Texas He received his degree in architecture from The University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and remained in Austin for the rest of his life He married Libba McCelvey from Temple in 1952 Happy to have shared his life are his children Helen Day Ewing and husband Randolph Elizabeth Ann Day Barbara Day Maldonado and Lawrence Winfield Day along with his grandchildren and great granddaughter He was preceded in death by Libba his beloved wife of 63 years his sister Shirley Day Getty and his parents Loyal helpful reserved generous and usually diplomatic Day was a mentor to many educating and enlightening with thoughtfulness and sincerity He was gifted with a unique and spirited creativity and many will remember his dry sense of humor He enjoyed Longhorn football terrible puns and hunting of all kinds and seasons especially the camaraderie that went with it He greatly valued his friends If he knew you he remembered everything you ever told him about your life your career and accomplishments and your family Fred Day taught design and drawing at the UT Austin School of Architecture in his early years and maintained a close relationship with the department throughout his life He was a principal at Day and Newman Architects and principal and president at Jessen Inc from 1968 to 1993 Some of his honors include numerous design awards from the Austin Chapter AIA the Texas Society of Architects and an honorary life membership in the UT Austin School of Architecture s Advisory Council Some of his contributions to the built environment include the Faulk Central Library the Visitors Center at McDonald Observatory and the Alumni Center at UT Austin An innovative designer he often sought to include the work of skilled artisans to enrich and distinguish his projects He also designed several custom residences in and around Austin whose owners still enjoy the beauty comfort craftsmanship and pride that those homes provide He was grateful to all those who gave him an opportunity to exercise his talents Memorial contributions can be made to the Fred Winfield Day Jr Endowed Scholarship in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin or to a charity of your choice Events Events are subject to change for the full schedule and latest updates visit Upcoming Lectures Events online LECTURE Wednesday November 12 Enric Batlle BATLLE ROIG Arquitectes Barcelona Spain Goldsmith Hall 3 120 5 00 p m Enric Batlle I Durany has been a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC since 1982 He coordinates and teaches in UPC s master s degree program in landscape architecture He

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  • eNews | November 25, 2014 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    TUM team recently changed the project s name to NexusHaus to more concisely reflect the collaborative nature of the partnership with their German peers The competition will take place in October 2015 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine California In the meantime the money raised through the crowdfunding effort on Hornraiser will cover the cost of filming and producing a making of documentary which will document the construction and water energy and food technologies explored in the project The documentary will be used during the competition as part of the Communication and Engineering competitions and will also act as a teaching tool in classrooms across Texas once the competition is complete Project leaders for NexusHaus feature on Hornraiser include graduate architecture students Kendall Claus Trey Farmer Jessica Janzen and Ryan McKeeman as well as Charles Upshaw a doctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering We encourage our community to spread the word about this crowdfunding campaign which closes on January 2 2015 Please share this exciting news with your friends family and peers on Facebook Instagram Twitter and other social media along with the hashtag nexushaus The link to donate to the project is www utexas edu go nexushaus Elementary Schools Exhibit at UT Austin School of Architecture On Thursday November 13 approximately 100 third and fourth grade students showcased their work in Goldsmith Hall and enjoyed tours guided by student members of American Institute of Architecture Students and UTSOA Dean s Ambassadors as part of the Architecture in Schools program designed and led by AIA Austin Photos by Tomi Yamamoto The Architecture in Schools program designed and implemented by AIA Austin in 2006 is an eight week course taught to 3rd 4th and 5th graders in their classrooms by local architects and emerging design professionals Each grade level is specifically designed to cater to the learning abilities of its respective students starting at a small scale for the 3rd graders homes moving up to community buildings a school for 4th graders then finally a neighborhood for the 5th graders This year three of the participating schools concluded the program with a visit to the UT Austin School of Architecture Approximately 100 third and fourth grade students from Faubion Elementary School Pease Elementary School and UT Elementary School showcased their work in the main jury room of Goldsmith Hall and enjoyed tours guided by student members of American Institute of Architecture Students AIAS and UTSOA Dean s Ambassadors It was great to see the Architecture in Schools students make connections as they peered into studios between what they were doing in their program and what we do as architecture students They were wonderfully enthusiastic and curious taking fastidious notes with orange sharpies on answers to questions ranging from How do you spell architect to How did they make those referring to the laser cut plexiglass scale figures in models on display in the Architecture Library said Shelley McDavid Dean s Ambassador and a graduate student in the Master of Architecture First Professional Program describing her experience as a volunteer tour guide Alex Wu President of AIAS and a student in the Bachelor of Architecture Program added The kids were fantastic Seeing the pure excitement joy and awe on their faces as they encountered all that is architecture school was exciting for me personally It is fantastic to give kids an opportunity to engage in architecture at such a young age Architect and UTSOA alum Meredith Contello B Arch 06 who coordinated this year s program along with fellow architect John Cameron reported It may be hard to imagine but for many of our students this visit to the UTSOA is their first experience on a college campus That s why this big finale at UT is so meaningful and powerful at such a young age it gives these kids a peek into college life and a glimpse of their potential future It s not fun just for our students though I think the architects and volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the uninhibited creativity imagination and energy of our young thinkers throughout the program Other alums teaching in this year s Architecture in Schools program included Marissa Flores B Arch 10 William Hodge B Arch 01 Jonathan Pearson M Arch 06 Robert Okamoto M Arch 80 and Cameron Thayer B Arch 01 Faculty Scholarship Professor Steven Moore participated in a workshop The Role of Cities in Advancing Sustainable Consumption jointly hosted by the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative SCORAI and the United Sustainable Development Network USDN at Eugene Oregon October 29 through November 1 One product of the workshop is the formation of a working group that will conduct action research on the topic of sumptuary codes which will be led by Moore Cover The Remittance Landscape The Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA by Sarah Lopez Assistant Professor Sarah Lopez s book The Remittance Landscape The Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA will be published in January 2015 by the University of Chicago Press Description excerpt Immigrants in the United States send more than 20 billion every year back to Mexico one of the largest flows of such remittances in the world With The Remittance Landscape Sarah Lynn Lopez offers the first extended look at what is done with that money and in particular how the building boom that it has generated has changed Mexican towns and villages On November 18 Lopez gave a talk on her book to the University of California Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues as a part of their colloquia speaker series She presented an overview of the remittance landscape private and public buildings in rural Mexico that have been envisioned by migrants and erected with dollars as well as the spaces in both Mexico and the U S defined by information flows practices and migrant organizations that give rise to remitting as a way of life Alumni Connections Wilmont

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  • eNews | October 17, 2014 | UTSOA [UT-Austin School of Architecture]
    nitrogen substance of the land This cemetery returns that substance to the land Disposition practices that re integrate body and bone into biogeochemical cycles amplify regrowth and regeneration following a devastating wildfire in the Bastrop Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas This of view death and disposition situates itself within a growing movement away from unsustainable burial practices and towards the cemetery as ex urban green infrastructure for the Texas Triangle megaregion Markings is about marking with place and the character of a biophysical landscape amplified by the dead The ASLA Professional Awards and Student Awards honor top public commercial residential institutional planning communications and research projects from across the U S and around the world The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine features the winning projects and is available online for free viewing Harding s and Li s project appears on page 102 The awards will be presented at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Denver on November 24 The project has also won a Texas ASLA Merit Award in the category of General Design UNDERGRAD CONTINUES TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE AT CHICAGO MARATHON Clifford Vickrey with his grandfather Vic Vickrey at the finish of the 2014 Chicago Marathon Congratulations to third year architecture student Clifford Vickrey who placed 401st overall in the Chicago Marathon and 36th in his division with a time of 2 49 01 The race was run on Sunday October 12 with over 41 000 participants Vickrey has twice previously placed 1st in his age category in the marathon His grandfather UTSOA alum Wilmont Vic Vickrey FAIA B Arch 49 cheers him on Vickrey starts his practice runs in Austin at 6 00 a m in order to avoid the common 98 degree heat and humidity in Austin and not to interfere with classes or studio participation Faculty Scholarship T3 Parking Structure Danze Blood Architects Photo by Whit Preston The T3 Parking Structure designed by Associate Dean Elizabeth Danze and Senior Lecturer John Blood Danze Blood Architects has won the American Architecture Award for 2014 from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press The Chicago Athenaeum Award is one of the highest and most prestigious distinguished building award programs in the United States The T3 Parking Structure elevates a potentially mundane building type into a structure whose formal expression is both functional and aspirational Designed to serve the needs of a creative marketing and advertising agency in Austin Texas the garage takes on the creative energy of its users finding opportunities within the simplest of forms to inspire and uplift an otherwise commonplace daily activity Earlier this year the project was chosen for an Award of Merit in Category I in the 2014 Awards of Excellence competition from the International Parking Institute Rachael Rawlins and Bob Paterson at the University Co op Robert W Hamilton Awards ceremony Two UTSOA faculty members have received 2014 University Co op Research Awards Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla was awarded a 5 000 Creative Research Award for Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry 16th Century Ribbed Vaults in Mixteca Mexico an exhibit that showcases three cathedral vaults using a 3 D laser point scanner and printer Senior Lecturer Rachael Rawlins was awarded the 5 000 Best Research Paper Award for Planning for Fracking on the Barnett Shale Urban Air Pollution Improving Health Based Regulation and the Role of Local Governments Virginia Environmental Law Journal The article undertakes the most comprehensive review and analysis of air quality monitoring regulation and health effects assessment on the Barnett Shale and concludes the state may have been too quick to dismiss health concerns Presentation detail Green Wall System Research Design using BIM example of pattern study and data loop workflow by Danelle Briscoe Presentation detail Green Wall System Research Design using BIM example of pattern study and data loop workflow by Danelle Briscoe Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe will be presenting the Guadalupe Garage Green Wall project research at the ACADIA 2014 Conference to be held October 23 to 26 in Los Angeles Abstract Parametric Planting Green Wall System Research Design using BIM Urban infrastructure can provide opportunities for plant scape ecological balance and regeneration of natural resources through its computational implementation This paper describes a computational design process that stems from an extensive green wall pilot project along the west facing façade of the Guadalupe parking garage The parametric planning and planting methodologies challenge the capabilities of building information modelling BIM as a design tool experimenting with comma separated value CSV files and Autodesk Revit Material Editor through visual programming plug in Dynamo The design re generates in association with external databases that originate from a multi disciplinary academic research team Briscoe collaborated with team members Dean Fritz Steiner Research Scientist Mark Simmons and Barbara Brown Wilson former co director of the Center for Sustainable Development to meet the goals of Austin City Council member Chris Riley and UT Austin Vice President for University Operations Pat Clubb The pilot project in effect re defines the agency of architectural design through this unique collaboration and the closed loop exchange of data to data to optimize design and feasibility This work in progress is ongoing with a full scale prototype fabrication ultimately camouflaging the boundaries between transportation infrastructure and an ecological incubator Alumni Connections Cover Hill Country Houses Inspired Living in a Texas Landscape by Cyndy Severson ALUMNI UPDATE Interior designer Cyndy Severson s B S 70 new book Hill Country Houses Inspired Living in a Texas Landscape was released on October 7 This large format photo book was published by Monacelli Press and showcases residential design from mission to modern in the Hill Country It includes the work of six architects from Austin and ten from San Antonio and the Hill Country The book s cover features Ford Powell Carson s Washington on the Brazos ranch house Dallas Morning News review excerpt The author is a Texas native and she celebrates

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    website www energy x water com Members of the UTSOA community can support the team in a number of ways including in kind donations of materials and equipment monetary contributions and professional advice To make an online gift visit utexas edu go solard For information on sponsorship please contact Ryan McKeeman at ryan mckeeman utexas edu UTSOA Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal with Nearly 30 Million in Gifts On August 31 UT Austin successfully concluded its Campaign for Texas an 8 year fundraising drive with a goal of 3 billion The most ambitious capital campaign in Texas history the effort generated over 3 1 billion in outright gifts pledges and planned gifts to the university The School of Architecture exceeded its 21 5 million goal receiving over 29 7 million in current gifts and future commitments The campaign which began its quiet phase in September 2006 faced challenges from the beginning Just weeks before its public launch in October 2008 the country s fourth largest investment bank filed for bankruptcy triggering a national recession and global financial crisis Nonetheless UT leaders were determined to take the long view and moved forward with the campaign as planned The design professions were among the first to feel the effects of the recession said Dean Fritz Steiner Despite this our work continued and we made it a priority to visit as many alumni as possible We always knew that the affinity for the school was there even when economic circumstances made charitable giving difficult I m astounded at the number of alumni and firms that made substantial gifts as soon as their finances allowed This is a real testament to the strength and generosity of our extended community The School of Architecture s official campaign total is 29 726 170 Planned gifts were an especially important component in the UTSOA campaign comprising 72 or 21 5 million of the total The School of Architecture also received 4 4 million in outright gifts and 3 9 million in pledges that will be fulfilled by 2018 In all the school received 5 718 gift commitments from 2 466 unique donors foundations and corporations Nearly 19 of UTSOA alumni participated with at least one gift to the school during the campaign During the campaign donors created 42 new endowments for the School of Architecture Collectively these new endowments have a current market value of over 3 54 million yielding approximately 160 000 in annual income A majority of the planned gifts are designated for the creation of new endowments particularly graduate fellowships and faculty endowments Every endowment donor makes a considerable investment in the future of the school said Luke Dunlap director of development and external relations These funds provide the backbone of support for faculty and student talent and activities that are not covered by state appropriations or the university budget Moreover they are held in perpetuity to provide renewable annual funding and grow over time Volunteer leadership was critical to the success of the campaign with Deedie Rose of Dallas serving as the honorary campaign chair and Rick Archer B Arch 79 chairing the school s campaign committee I m moved by the outpouring of generosity of our alumni and friends and wish to express my most sincere gratitude to our many donors and volunteers who have made this campaign a success said the dean The outcome of this capital campaign gives me great optimism about the school s future Thank you Community and Regional Planning Alumni Celebrate Career of Terry Kahn Terry Kahn Celebration for Terry Kahn Threadgill s Austin Texas May 31 2014 Terry Kahn 1980s Friends colleagues and former students of Terry Kahn expressed their appreciation of his support and leadership In late May nearly one hundred Community and Regional Planning Program alumni from across Texas and the U S celebrated the career of Professor Terry Kahn who retired on August 31 The event which was a surprise to Professor Kahn was organized by Professor Sandi Rosenbloom and held at Threadgill s the celebrated Austin diner and music venue Professor Kahn a native Texan and undergraduate alumnus of the Business School began teaching at the university in 1971 His teaching and research areas were housing real estate development and statistics Almost every student in the CRP Program took his statistics course and one of Dr Kahn s great gifts was making statistical applications for planning lively relevant and understandable for his students Kahn earned numerous awards during his tenure at UT including recognition as a Distinguished Teaching Professor At the time of his retirement he held the David Bruton Jr Centennial Professorship in Urban Design and served in an administrative position as associate dean of the Graduate School An avid outdoorsman Dr Kahn plans to spend more time fishing playing golf traveling and spending quality time with his wife Margaret and his children and grandchildren He is also passionate about improving the lives of veterans and will volunteer at veteran service organizations and non profits Michael Oden associate dean and director of the CRP Program commented Professor Kahn was the heart and soul of the CRP Program for over 40 years In his many roles as program chair and associate dean he was central in building a planning program that steadily rose to national prominence His fairness humor and tireless support for the CRP Program will always be honored and cherished by all the CRP faculty And he always reminded us that our first priority was teaching and supporting our students to become leaders in the planning profession How is Dr Kahn this is a question that is asked by virtually every CRP alum that I ever had a conversation with At the retirement party Professor Kahn learned of another surprise the establishment of the Terry Kahn Honorific Fund for Community and Regional Planning This permanent endowment for the planning program is funded with gifts from alumni friends and colleagues Austin developer David Bodenman MSCRP 76 spearheaded the fundraising effort making the lead gift and soliciting donations from fellow alumni and friends Dr Kahn shared with his students the archetypal example of teaching excellence said Mr Bodenman Perhaps more importantly he has shown by example how to lead the quintessential life of humility scholarship and humor This endowment for future scholars is a heartfelt way to thank Terry Kahn for enriching our lives To date the CRP Program has received nearly 43 000 in gifts and pledges Our goal is to raise to 50 000 to create the Terry Kahn Graduate Fellowship in Community and Regional Planning To make a gift to the Kahn Fund visit the online giving page or contact Luke Dunlap director of development at 512 471 6114 or by email at luked austin utexas edu Faculty Scholarship Associate Professor Bjørn Sletto received a grant of 250 000 from the National Science Foundation to support his teaching and research in Santo Domingo The grant is awarded under the International Research Experience for Students IRES program and will provide scholarships and travel funding to students to attend Sletto s courses and conduct field research for their theses as well as recruiting funds for the Community and Regional Planning Latin American Studies Dual Degree Program The project titled IRES International Research Experiences for Students in Infrastructure Remediation in Informal Settlements in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic is under the direction of Bjørn Sletto Peter M Ward Charles R Hale Janet L Ellzey and Fernando Lara The award starts January 15 2015 and ends December 31 2017 The grant brings national recognition of the school s innovative program in community based planning in informal settlements Steven Moore Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor of Architecture and Planning has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award The award is given annually by the Association of American Colleges and Universities AAC U to senior faculty who have demonstrated a career long commitment to teaching through civic engagement A core criteria for the award states As we move into a turbulent century our nation s democracy and our interdependent global community require a more informed engaged and socially responsible citizenry Both educators and employers agree that personal and social responsibility are core elements of a 21st century education Moore will receive the honor at the Annual Meeting of the AAC U in Washington D C in January Culture City How Culture Leaves its Mark on Cities and Architecture Around the World Akademie der Künste Lars Müller Publishers edited by O Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture Wilfried Wang has received the CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2014 presented by the The International Committee of Architectural Critics The winners of the 2014 CICA Book Exhibition Catalogue and Journalism Awards were announced at the CICA Symposium held within the UIA World Congress Durban 2014 on August 4 Since the late 1990s cultural icons have been built in numerous cities throughout the world in order to court the attention of potential visitors in a globally competitive market The book Culture City analyzes this phenomenon from the point of view of artists architects and scientists Does culture today still function as a guiding principle or does it merely serve as a catalyst for spectacular buildings Are the creative and cultural sectors the industries of the future in postindustrial societies Do these buildings liberate or constrain the cultural activities that gave rise to them in the first place How does the Bilbao effect the revaluation of a city through prestigious cultural buildings work Thirty pioneers case studies and negative examples are assembled paradigmatically in this book Numerous essays and illustrations provide the reader with extensive and profound insight into this phenomenon Last June Associate Professor Danilo Udovički Selb gave an invited presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT with the topic Filippo Brunelleschi Between European Renascence and Florentine Renaissance He also presented a paper titled Kaganovich s Grupirovka The Lenin Library Competition and the Invention of the VOPRA at the Annual Conference of the Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies In April 2015 he will be giving a paper Reinventing the City of Light at the 1937 Paris Exposition at the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians SAH in Chicago Campaign Closes with 1 Million Gift from Overland Partners Overland Partners To celebrate the conclusion of the 8 year capital campaign the principals of Overland Partners have established a 1 million planned gift for the School of Architecture The San Antonio firm whose leadership team includes Rick Archer B Arch 79 Tim Blonkvist B Arch 81 Rebecca Rathburn Robert Shemwell M Arch 86 and Madison Smith B Arch 80 has previously supported the school by establishing an Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Architecture The School of Architecture at UT Austin has played such a critical role in unlocking the embedded potential at Overland said Rick Archer who served the past six years as chair of the UTSOA campaign committee As students and now as practitioners we have benefitted both personally and professionally from our long association with the school Through this gift we hope to empower the school to inspire and influence future generations in the same way And we hope to encourage other alumni to give generously to a place that has meant so much to us all Also during the campaign the firm donated money they received from the Rudy Bruner Foundation for their award winning design of the Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas The Bridge won the 2011 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence With this gift Overland Partners sponsored a seminar studio sequence to address architectural interventions in reducing homelessness I m deeply grateful to Overland Partners for its extraordinary generosity in this campaign said Fritz Steiner dean of the school In addition to the quality of their work the firm is known for its social conscience and serving the greater good through architecture Their latest gift to the school is a very meaningful expression of their values and will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on future architects who will make the world a better place Alumni Connections Green Lantern Residence San Antonio John Grable Architects North Austin Community Garden Thoughtbarn Cover Humanitarian Architecture bottom image shows a straw bale design build by Nathaniel Corum Erinn McGurn M Arch 98 of SCALEAfrica New York New York has received an Architectural Record Women in Architecture Award for her work as an architect activist who has used her skills to design for social change effect the public realm or perform pro bono work Architectural Record announced the five winners of its first annual Women in Architecture Awards on August 12 The new program acknowledges the increasingly visible role of women in the profession encourages firms to promote women architects and their work and provides an opportunity for those in the field to come together to celebrate women s design achievements at an event hosted by the magazine the Women in Architecture Forum and Awards The forum and luncheon will be held October 10 at McGraw Hill Construction headquarters in New York City following the magazine s Innovation Conference on October 9 The winners in four other categories include Design Leader Merrill Elam Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects New Generation Leader Jeanne Gang Studio Gang Innovator Sheila Kennedy Kennedy Violich Architecture and Educator Elizabeth Plater Zyberk former dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture Visit SCALEAfrica for more information on McGurn s work including details on a benefit being held in New York City on October 2 John Grable FAIA B Arch 76 John Grable Architects Inc has won a Nation Award for his Green Lantern project for the 2104 Builder s Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Grable is a member of the UT Austin School of Architecture Advisory Council The work of Kenneth Yeh B Arch 98 and Carolina Marra B Arch 98 Marra Yeh Architects Sydney Australia has been recognized at the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects awards program The project Shelter Rainforest was declared winner in the International Architecture Awards category for Small Project Architecture A community garden project by Thoughtbarn an Austin based design studio led by Robert Gay M Arch 05 and Lucy Begg was selected as a finalist in SXSW Eco s second annual public space competition Place by Design The North Austin Community Garden was the first artist led community garden in Austin to be commissioned by the city s Art in Public Places program Winners of the competition will be announced on October 7 2014 at the SXSW Eco Awards at the Austin Convention Center in Austin Texas The award celebrates breakthrough ideas in the reinvention of public space The firm was selected along with fourteen other finalists from a pool of applicants around the world Architect Nathaniel Corum M Arch 01 has recently completed culturally informed home designs working with Assiniboine and Sioux tribal members Brad Pitt s Make it Right Foundation Architecture for Humanity and the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative This work is featured by Dwell and in the EXEMPLARY exhibition at the MAK Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art in Vienna Austria Several of Corum s other public interest design works in post tsunami Japan and on the Navajo Nation are highlighted in Humanitarian Architecture Routledge and in New Architecture on Indigenous Lands University of Minnesota Press respectively Corum serves as Educational Outreach Partner with Architecture for Humanity and Outreach Partner with Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative We are enthusiastic about these home designs that reflect traditional life ways while exemplifying deep green public impact architecture says Corum in Dwell com UTSOA Visits Historic Havens House Emily Ardoin and Sarah Hunter Weston Havens House Berkeley California designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris Senior Lecturer Fran Gale and recent UTSOA graduates Sarah Hunter MSHP 14 and Emily Ardoin MSHP 14 participated in the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic Artistic Works AIC in San Francisco California May 28 31 2014 The theme of the meeting was Conscientious Conservation Sustainable Choices in Collections Care There were sessions on energy and sustainability the importance of engaging communities in collections care and sustainable preservation environments Meeting attendees included conservators of books and paper paintings objects and architecture as well as museum curators and managers of historic sites Conservation professionals represented the U S and Canada as well as Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah Hunter and Emily Ardoin were awarded scholarships to present their thesis research in an Architectural Specialty Group student session Hunter s presentation was on the materials and techniques used to construct 19th century concrete buildings in Seguin Texas Ardoin shared her research on Dance Halls of South Louisiana and discussed preservation concerns In another Architectural Specialty Group session Fran Gale s presentation on the Matagorda Island Lighthouse discussed the importance of balancing the needs of natural and cultural resources In addition to attending meeting sessions Gale Hunter and Ardoin visited the Weston Havens House in Berkeley California This circa 1940 residence was designed by architect Harwell Hamilton Harris who served as dean of the UT Austin School of Architecture from 1952 to 1955 The Havens House is now under the stewardship of the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design CED and is used as a residence for distinguished visiting CED professors and as a site for studio investigations and projects The Havens House tour was provided by Architectural Resources Group Inc Senior Associate Kitty Vieth A nationally recognized architectural office providing design planning and conservation services ARG recently completed a Historic Structure Report and restoration plan to address high priority repairs and future seismic stabilization for the Havens House For this project ARG hired Emily Ardoin to conduct historical research using the Alexander Architectural Archive where an inventory of Harris papers photographs and drawings resides Events Events are subject to change for the full schedule and latest updates visit Upcoming Lectures Events online LECTURE Wednesday September 3 Lance Hosey RTKL Washington

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