Archinect - News 2015-11-25T13:21:10-05:00 David Adjaye named as recipient of 2016 McDermott Award at MIT Justine Testado 2015-09-10T05:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-12T19:33:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a few high-profile projects and a retrospective in Chicago already in tow, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a> was announced by the Council for the Arts at MIT as the 2016 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. First established by the Council in 1974 as a way to honor rising creative talent, the award distinguishes individuals whose body of work shows strong potential for producing more notable work in the future.</p><p>In addition to the $100,000 &mdash; which represents an investment toward the recipient's future creative work &mdash; the prize includes an artist residency at MIT for the spring 2016 term. During his residency, Adjaye will publicly present his body of work, give a keynote lecture, and interact with students and faculty. The residency aims to provide the recipient an opportunity to develop mutually enlightening connections with the MIT community, and have access to the school's cutting-edge research and creativity.</p><p>The public programs by David Adjaye will include:</p><ul><li>"Future of the Library" o...</li></ul> Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT Alexander Walter 2013-10-29T19:56:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:39:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="596" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a good week for Olafur Eliasson: earlier today, we reported that the Rolex Arts Initiative had selected the Berlin-based artist as its Visual Arts mentor for 2014-2015, and now we found out that MIT's Council for the Arts will present him with the 2014, 40th anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The award includes an artist residency, pop-up exhibitions, a public lecture, and a $100,000 cash prize. MIT students will also get to work on Eliasson&rsquo;s Little Sun project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>