Archinect - News 2017-07-26T16:50:37-04:00 Richard Blythe appointed as dean of Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Justine Testado 2017-05-17T15:07:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T15:07:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Richard Blythe will join the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies</a> (CAUS) as its new dean starting October 10. Blythe will replace A.J. (Jack) Davis, who served as the College's dean for 11 years. Davis will <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">step down</a> on June 30 at the end of his second term.</p><p>Prior to Virginia Tech, Richard Blythe was a professor and the dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne since 2012. Under his leadership, the RMIT School of Architecture Design acquired $6.8 million to support multi-university research alliances, particularly a grant from the Australian government to lead a&nbsp;15-university Design and Architecture Practice project.&nbsp;</p><p>Blythe also lectured at&nbsp;the University of Tasmania for 14 years, while he was deputy head of the School of Architecture as well as the vice chancellor&rsquo;s representative on the Tasmanian government&rsquo;s Building and Construction Industries Council. He continues to work as a founding director to the architecture practice <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TERROIR</a> ...</p> University of Arizona appoints Nancy Pollock-Ellwand as new Dean of College of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T12:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T12:46:01-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Formerly a professor and Dean of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nancy Pollock-Ellwand</a> will become the Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona starting July 31st. As University of Arizona Senior Vice President for academic affairs and provost Andrew Cormie explained to AZBigMedia, &nbsp;&ldquo;Nancy brings a breadth of international expertise and insight to the UA, in her scholarly and professional work as well as in her extensive administrative experience at one of the top research universities in Canada. With a multidisciplinary approach to urban reform and heritage conservation, Nancy offers a collaborative perspective in the field of design, and she is known as a smart, thoughtful and engaging leader.&rdquo;</p> Meet Dr. Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman, Saudi Arabia's first female dean of a design college Justine Testado 2017-04-05T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T14:57:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dr Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman has become the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed dean of a design college. Al Sulaiman now heads the College of Design at the Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faysal University ...the highest administrative position for a Saudi woman at a public college or university was vice-dean, except at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, an exclusively for women university in the capital Riyadh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dr. Al Sulaiman's appointment at the University of Dammam College of Design last month is one of two groundbreaking university dean appointments in Saudi Arabia. She was appointed days after&nbsp;Dr. Dalal Namnaqani, who became the first woman to become dean at the&nbsp;Taif University College of Medicine.</p><p>Al Sulaiman has a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Newcastle (UK), a master's in architecture from King Faisal University, and has executive certificates in management, leadership, strategy and innovation from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>.&nbsp;Before becoming dean of&nbsp;the University of Dammam's design college, she was the Vice Dean for Quality, Development and Academic Accreditation and Chair of the Graphic Design and Multimedia program.</p><p>Al Sulaiman was the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recipient of the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship</a>&nbsp;at MIT in 2013-14. &ldquo;Her research interests include areas of intersection between architecture and politics such as the mediation of power in space and place; ideologies and nation...</p> A+D Museum appoints Dora Epstein Jones as new Executive Director Justine Testado 2016-06-30T17:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-05T18:57:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="935" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A little over one year since relocating to Downtown LA's Arts District, big changes continue to occur at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>. Yesterday, the Museum announced Dora Epstein Jones as their new Executive Director, succeeding Tibbie Dunbar, who officially resigned from the position on February 1. Dunbar served as director for a nearly 12-year tenure that included notable exhibitions like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Never Built: Los Angeles&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>As only the A+D's second executive director, Epstein Jones will work to carry out the Museum's mission of being &ldquo;locally focused and globally relevant&rdquo;. Before joining the A+D, she served as Coordinator of History and Theory and then Coordinator of General Studies at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> for 15 years. Widely known as a generous supporter of architects and designers, Epstein Jones has several written publications, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions all dedicated to &ldquo;the public display of architecture and design across a spectrum of concerns, from aesthetic to social.&rdquo; She also received a Ph.D. i...</p> Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture Justine Testado 2015-05-27T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T23:23:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monica Ponce de Leon has been appointed as the next dean of Princeton University School of Architecture, effective January 1, 2016. Since 2008, Ponce de Leon has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor&nbsp; where she is heavily involved in The Digital Fabrication Lab, aka FABLab. In her educational approach, Ponce de Leon is a leading figure in applying robotic technology in building fabrication and is a proponent in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">strengthening studio as the central and all-pervasive educational device</a>.</p><p>Before Taubman, she served as a professor for 12 years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as well as Director of the Digital Lab. She co-founded the firm Office dA in 1991 and then began her own design practice, MPdL Studio, in 2011.</p><p>Throughout her career, Ponce de Leon has received several awards including the prestigious National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Mus...</p> Kate Orff to emphasize "climate dynamics" as new Director of Columbia GSAPP's Urban Design Program Justine Testado 2015-04-06T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE</a> founder and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Associate Professor Katherine Orff will succeed leading urban housing authority Professor Richard Plunz as the new GSAPP Director of the Urban Design Program starting this June. As a longtime GSAPP and Urban Design Program faculty member and landscape architect, Orff is best known for her eco-sensitive and resilient approach in her projects that integrate urban design, landscape design, and architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Strongly reflecting SCAPE's design philosophy, Orff plans to expand the Program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and engagement in dealing with timely issues of climate change and social topics. "My goal is to magnify the social and humanitarian ethos that the Program is well known for, and bring it together with themes of infrastructure, urbanism and climate dynamics," Orff said in a statement.&nbsp;</p><p>Evidently, Orff's work throughout her time in Columbia is heavy in collaboration. In the past, she has led various multi-disciplinary collaborat...</p> IABR: Maarten Hajer appointed chief curator of IABR–2016– Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:37:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="839" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam has announced the appointment of Maarten Hajer as Chief Curator of IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;. The theme of the seventh edition of the IABR will be &ldquo;The Next Economy&rdquo; and it will open in May 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One of the most prolific and progressive architecture and urban design biennales in existence, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IABR</a> announced yet another building block for a better world, better discourse and more meaningful step towards the future of our cities, resources and the environments that are in development. Titled "The Next Economy" the IABR 2016 promises to be concerned with the role of ever so developing economical factors every project must deal with in order to evolve.</p><p>It will be curated by&nbsp;Maarten Hajer who&nbsp;is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and currently serving a 7-year term as Director&ndash;General of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>As the Director of IABR <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Brugmans</a> says, <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new ele...</em></p> Amale Andraos named dean of GSAPP davvid 2014-08-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T16:11:39-04:00 <img src="" width="590" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Amale Andraos, principal of New York&ndash;based architecture firm WORKac, has been named dean of Columbia&rsquo;s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), succeeding Mark Wigley. Currently on faculty at GSAPP, she has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University in Beirut."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jury members of the 2015 Holcim Awards are announced Justine Testado 2014-06-13T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:39:07-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fourth cycle of the Holcim Awards has appointed its international expert jury members, who will take on the big task of selecting this cycle's winners of the prestigious global competition, which has a total cash prize of US$2 million...More than 6,000 submissions from 152 countries were sent to this year's call for entries. Later this year, regional winners will be selected based on their team's entry addresses the competition's target issues regarding sustainable construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The jury members are:</p><ul><li><strong>Mohsen Mostafavi</strong> (head), Dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (USA)</li><li><strong>Marc Ang&eacute;lil</strong>, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ETH Zurich</a> (Switzerland)</li><li><strong>Alejandro Aravena</strong>, Executive Director, Elemental (Chile)</li><li><strong>Maria Atkinson</strong>, Founding CEO, Green Building Council of Australia (Australia)</li><li><strong>Yolanda Kakabadse</strong>, President, WWF International (Ecuador)</li><li><strong>Matthias Schuler</strong>, Founder, Transsolar Energietechnik (Germany)</li><li><strong>Rolf Soiron</strong>, Chairman, Holcim Foundation (Switzerland)</li></ul><p>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Architecture for Humanity turns 15, announces new director and rededicated mission Paul Petrunia 2014-06-10T19:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T19:12:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture for Humanity today announced the appointment of Eric Cesal as the non-profit's new executive director. Cesal will be replacing Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founder of AHF, who both stepped down from their directorial positions last year. Cesal is an analyst, writer, designer, builder and humanitarian based in San Francisco, CA.&nbsp; Cesal first joined Architecture for Humanity in 2006 as a volunteer on the Katrina reconstruction program.&nbsp;</p><p>Press release from AFH follows...</p><p>As Architecture for Humanity turns fifteen, the non-profit design organization, armed with new tools and clear values, recommits itself to the vision on which it was founded, while embracing a changing world with evolving humanitarian challenges.&nbsp;Under new leadership, the organization steps forward into the next fifteen years.</p><p>Fifteen years ago, Architecture for Humanity was born with a simple idea: that designers could use their skills and passions to literally change the world.&nbsp; To date, Architecture...</p> Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury Justine Testado 2014-05-28T15:36:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T15:01:09-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale wouldn't be complete without its International Jury. Just recently, the Board of Directors appointed this year's jury members upon the recommendation of Biennale Director Rem Koolhaas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;The 2014 jury features:</p><ul><li><strong>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (Nigeria)</strong> is a prominent architect with experience in India, Korea, Africa, and Europe&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Francesco Bandarin (Italy)</strong> is former director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and now UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture and has been instrumental in developing heritage and preservation strategies worldwide&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bregtje van der Haak (The Netherlands)</strong> is a prize-winning documentary maker with a longstanding interest in architecture&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Hou Hanru (China)</strong> was the co-curator of the Cities on the Move exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 1999, and following his involvement at the San Francisco Art Institute is now artistic director of Maxxi - National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates)</strong> is director of Dubai-based Pink Tank with extensive involvement in economic and cultural issues throughout the Middle East</li></ul><p>The President of the Jury will be nominated during their first meeting.</p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also ch...</p> The Met appoints Beatrice Galilee as Associate Curator of Architecture & Design Justine Testado 2014-03-03T21:17:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:11:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> in New York has appointed Beatrice Galilee as the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design for the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, as announced by Museum Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell.&nbsp;</p><p>Galilee's title is one of two new Museum curatorial positions endowed by and named after the Museum's Chairman, Daniel Brodsky, and his wife Estrellita B. Brodsky, an art historian and specialist in Latin American Art.</p><p>Galilee will begin work at the Museum this spring.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's more background info about Galilee: "Beatrice Galilee is a curator, writer, critic, and lecturer. Most recently, she was chief curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer, where she presented alternative realms of architectural and spatial practice. She was co-curator at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Design is Design is Not Design, in South Korea, and the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, City Urbanizati...</p> Marc J. Neveu Named Executive Editor of Journal of Architectural Education Pascale Vonier 2013-07-05T13:37:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:49:16-04:00 <img src="" width="150" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marc J. Neveu, Ph.D., of the Wentworth Institute of Technology has been named Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) for a four-year term starting July 1, 2013. Neveu has previously contributed to the JAE as a writer, a reviewer, a theme editor, and, most recently, as an Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of Media Strategies. The JAE has been the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education since it was founded in 1947.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Washington, D.C., July 5, 2013 </strong>&ndash; Marc J. Neveu, Ph.D., of the Wentworth Institute of Technology has been named Executive Editor of the <em>Journal of Architectural Education </em>(JAE) for a four-year term starting July 1, 2013. Neveu has previously contributed to the JAE as a writer, a reviewer, a theme editor, and, most recently, as an Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of Media Strategies. The <em>JAE</em> has been the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education since it was founded in 1947. Published twice a year, the <em>JAE</em> is the longest running journal of its kind, with an estimated circulation of over 10,000.</p> <p> &ldquo;As the most important peer-reviewed journal in our field, the <em>JAE</em> plays a fundamental role in the development of emerging faculty as well as providing a place for established academics to shape contemporary issues,&rdquo; says Neveu. His goals for the publication lie in developing both the print and online platforms to advance future scholarship and to lead ...</p> Elizabeth Richter Chu, FAIA, Elected 2015 AIA President Archinect 2013-06-27T10:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T20:49:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Delegates to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention in Denver elected Elizabeth Richter Chu (AIA Corpus Christi) to serve as the 2014 AIA first vice president/president-elect and 2015 AIA president. James Easton Rains, Jr., FAIA, and Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, will each serve as vice president from 2014 through 2015; and James P. Grounds, AIA, as the Institute&rsquo;s Treasurer from 2014 through 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NBBJ Appoints Tim Leberecht Chief Marketing Officer cyost 2013-05-08T08:43:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T12:40:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> NBBJ, a global architecture and design firm, today announced that it has appointed Tim Leberecht as its Chief Marketing Officer. Leberecht joins NBBJ from Frog Design where he led the marketing organization from 2006 to 2013 and helped transform the company into one of the world&rsquo;s foremost design and innovation consultancies. He will direct NBBJ&rsquo;s worldwide marketing, business development and communications from the firm&rsquo;s San Francisco office.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re thrilled to have Tim joining us,&rdquo; said NBBJ managing partner Scott Wyatt, FAIA. &ldquo;With his experience positioning Frog Design at the forefront of design innovation, and his continuing mission for brands to provide value, he&rsquo;s exactly the person we were looking for as our first-ever chief marketing officer. His presence here underscores our ambition to become a leading force in transforming human experience and business performance through design.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored to join a firm with such a strong legacy, ethos and ambition,&rdquo; said Tim...</p>