Meet Dr. Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman, Saudi Arabia's first female dean of a design college
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.
— Gulf News
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 Dr. Dalal Namnaqani, who became the first woman to become dean at the Taif University College of... View full entry
A+D Museum appoints Dora Epstein Jones as new Executive Director
A little over one year since relocating to Downtown LA's Arts District, big changes continue to occur at the A+D Museum. 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... View full entry
Monica Ponce de Leon appointed as new dean of Princeton Architecture
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 where she is heavily... View full entry
Kate Orff to emphasize "climate dynamics" as new Director of Columbia GSAPP's Urban Design Program
SCAPE founder and Columbia GSAPP 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... View full entry
IABR: Maarten Hajer appointed chief curator of IABR–2016–
The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam has announced the appointment of Maarten Hajer as Chief Curator of IABR–2016–. The theme of the seventh edition of the IABR will be “The Next Economy” and it will open in May 2016.
One of the most prolific and progressive architecture and urban design biennales in existence, IABR 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... View full entry
Amale Andraos named dean of GSAPP
"Amale Andraos, principal of New York–based architecture firm WORKac, has been named dean of Columbia’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."
— Architect's Newspaper
Jury members of the 2015 Holcim Awards are announced
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.
The jury members are:Mohsen Mostafavi (head), Dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University (USA)Marc Angélil, Senior Dean, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)Alejandro Aravena, Executive Director, Elemental (Chile)Maria Atkinson, Founding CEO, Green Building... View full entry
Architecture for Humanity turns 15, announces new director and rededicated mission
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... View full entry
Members appointed for the 2014 Venice Biennale International Architecture Jury
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.
The 2014 jury features:Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria) is a prominent architect with experience in India, Korea, Africa, and Europe Francesco Bandarin (Italy) is former director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and now UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture and has been instrumental in... View full entry
The Met appoints Beatrice Galilee as Associate Curator of Architecture & Design
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 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. Galilee's title is one of two new Museum... View full entry
Marc J. Neveu Named Executive Editor of Journal of Architectural Education
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.
— Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Washington, D.C., July 5, 2013 – 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... View full entry
Elizabeth Richter Chu, FAIA, Elected 2015 AIA President
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’s Treasurer from 2014 through 2015.
NBBJ Appoints Tim Leberecht Chief Marketing Officer
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’s foremost... View full entry