Archinect - News 2014-11-28T05:58:46-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108175670/iabr-maarten-hajer-appointed-chief-curator-of-iabr-2016 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbkv0w7pt1vtj719.jpg" width="514" height="664" 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="http://iabr.nl/en" 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="http://2012.iabr.nl/EN/news/130124_ArchinectInterview.php" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/106404723/amale-andraos-named-dean-of-gsapp Amale Andraos named dean of GSAPP davvid 2014-08-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T16:11:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99k9u24bxvy451qe.jpg" width="514" height="669" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101784206/jury-members-of-the-2015-holcim-awards-are-announced 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnp9mq2f5z2ea6zk.jpg" width="514" height="257" 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="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (USA)</li><li><strong>Marc Ang&eacute;lil</strong>, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, <a href="http://archinect.com/ethz" 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="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jury_members_of_the_2015_holcim_awards_are_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101570455/architecture-for-humanity-turns-15-announces-new-director-and-rededicated-mission 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmu32vtmzs4wsh91.jpg" width="514" height="385" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/100579935/members-appointed-for-the-2014-venice-biennale-international-architecture-jury Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury Justine Testado 2014-05-28T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rkvx2ntlw2r63w7.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/members_appointed_for_the_2014_venice_biennale_international_jury/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Also ch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94828169/the-met-appoints-beatrice-galilee-as-associate-curator-of-architecture-design 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7vead9daixow9vh.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.metmuseum.org/%E2%80%8E" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/76416796/marc-j-neveu-named-executive-editor-of-journal-of-architectural-education 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdfhlkti46wh7ch8.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/75959652/elizabeth-richter-chu-faia-elected-2015-aia-president 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/uelmb8qc7b8we4kf.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72742224/nbbj-appoints-tim-leberecht-chief-marketing-officer NBBJ Appoints Tim Leberecht Chief Marketing Officer cyost 2013-05-08T08:43:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T12:40:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22ggwfo5i0yqp4zr.jpg" width="514" height="367" 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>