There will be major changes for the architecture program at CCA this year as Ila Berman, Director of Architecture from 2008 to 2013, will be leaving to take the position of director of the School of Architecture at Waterloo University in Ontario, Canada. Her partner, Mona El Khafif, will also be leaving for a tenure-track position there. I had the privilege of taking her Scanning the City seminar in the fall of 2012. She is an incredible educator and will be a sorely missed resource. There will purportedly be a national search for a new director, while in the interlude the brilliant David Gissen will take over as interim director.
In other news Nataly Gattegno of Future Cities Lab will take over Chris Fallier’s position as chair of the graduate architecture program, both of whom, along with Thom Faulders, will be our thesis advisers for the next year. Should be very exciting!