Archinect - News 2016-05-06T07:22:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149937223/university-of-waterloo-school-of-architecture-s-former-gm-on-trial-for-fraud University of Waterloo School of Architecture's former GM on trial for fraud Julia Ingalls 2016-03-30T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T18:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01rcdqg8ruovvypt.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A University of Waterloo employee secretly arranged for his mother to be paid $148,000 from the school&rsquo;s coffers, his fraud trial heard Tuesday. Jeffrey Lederer is charged with fraud, theft and uttering forged documents. He was employed by Waterloo until 2011, when he was asked to leave his position as general manager of the university&rsquo;s architectural school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although he's no Bernie Madoff, just how does the former General Manager's illegal fund finagling rank in the annals of architectural rip-offs?</p><p>Here's a tour of recent questionable architectural appropriations:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101782/sean-john-rips-off-pentagram-s-poster-for-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean John rips off Pentagram's poster for Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/18452/getting-ripped-off-as-foreign-architect-in-shanghai-help" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting ripped off as Foreign Architect in Shanghai? HELP.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115976543/architect-eli-attia-sues-google-for-stealing-invention-that-streamlines-design-and-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73576471/why-is-china-stealing-cities-towns-and-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Is China Stealing Cities, Towns, and Buildings?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/61981682/plant-partners-receive-faculty-of-engineering-team-alumni-achievement-medal PLANT Partners Receive Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal PLANT Architect Inc. 2012-11-23T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lciunfcxtw06q562.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> PLANT partners Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, and Mary Tremain have been awarded the 2012 Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement Medal from the University of Waterloo. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 22 November 2012 at the annual Dean of Engineering Dinner in Waterloo, Ontario, where Dean Pearl Sullivan presented the medal to the team. Since 2005, this prestigious award has established a tangible recognition of the professional achievements, volunteer leadership, and research excellence of Waterloo Engineering alumni.</p> <p> Rapoport, Pommer, and Tremain founded PLANT Architect Inc. in 1997, using their academic experience as a launching pad for their collaborative practice. Since that time, the partners have moved beyond architecture, branching into the domains of landscape, ecology, furniture, art, graphic design, and public space.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are thrilled to receive this award from the institution that set our careers in motion,&rdquo; said PLANT partner Lisa Rapoport. &ldquo;It is ...</p>