Archinect - News 2015-11-29T21:44:25-05:00 AIA distinguishes 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Collaborative Achievement honorees Justine Testado 2015-02-24T16:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA recently announced the 2015 recipients of their annual Thomas Jefferson Award and the Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement winners. The honorable achievement awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession as well as the community.</p><p>Out of three categories in the Thomas Jefferson Award, the jury selected winners only for Category Two and Category Three this year. University campus architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA</a> won in Category Two, which recognizes public-sector architects that manage or produce top-quality design. More info <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Category Three award highlights a public official or other individuals for raising the public's awareness and/or support of design excellence. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Luebke, FAIA</a>, who serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, was selected. The AIA awarded Luebke for his enduring advocacy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and his long-term architectural contributions throug...</p> Toyo Ito to receive 2014 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture Justine Testado 2014-03-17T15:03:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T09:36:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="756" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Japanese architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a> was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. Hosted by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia (UVA) School of Architecture</a>, the annual award recognizes achievements in fields that Thomas Jefferson -- the 3rd U.S. president, author of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of UVA -- excelled in and highly regarded.</p><p>Ito will formally receive the medal on Friday, April 11, instead of the traditional date of Jefferson's birthday on April 13. He will also be speaking in a translated public talk at 3:30 p.m. in the UVA Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.</p><p>Here's more info about Toyo Ito:</p><p>"After studying architecture at the University of Tokyo, Ito worked in the office of prominent Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake until founding his own Tokyo-based office, Urban Robot, in 1971, later renamed Toyo Ito &amp; Associates. Ito&rsquo;s practice has completed a wide range of projects, from small-scale housing to seminal public works,...</p> American Icons: Monticello Archinect 2012-02-17T14:46:00-05:00 >2012-02-19T18:44:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Monticello is home renovation run amok. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States; he designed Monticello to the fraction of an inch and never stopped changing it. Yet Monticello was also a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson&rsquo;s own children. Today his white and black descendants still battle over who can be buried at Monticello. It was trashed by college students, saved by a Jewish family, and celebrated by FDR.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>