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Architecture and Landscape Faculty Earn 2020 A+Awards

By Weitzman
Aug 27, '20 4:00 PM EST
Asian Games Park & Stadiums by Archi-Tectonics
Asian Games Park & Stadiums by Archi-Tectonics

Architizer, widely recognized as the world’s leading online platform for architecture and building-products, has announced the winners of the 8th Annual Architizer A+Awards, and the Department of Architecture at Weitzman is represented by multiple faculty members and alumni.

  • Winka Dubbeldam: Miller Professor and chair of architecture; founder and partner, Archi-Tectonics NYC; Asian Games Park & Stadiums (Sport & Recreation-Unbuilt Sports & Recreation)
  • A Eugene Kohn (AR’53, GAR’57): Member of the Weitzman Board of Overseers and 2019 recipient of the Kanter-Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design; co-founder, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; China Resources Tower
  • Thom Mayne: Cret Chair Professor of Practice; founder and design director, Morphosis; 8850 Sunset Boulevard (Concepts - Plus-Architecture +Models & Rendering)
  • Brian Phillips: Lecturer; principal, ISA; XS House (Residential-Multi Unit Housing - Low Rise [1-4 Floors])

Also among the honorees is professor emeritus of landscape architecture James Corner (MLA’86), founder and CEO, James Corner Field Operations, for Domino Park (in the category “Concepts - Plus-Architecture +Urban Transformation”).

Devised to honor the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe, the 2020 A+Awards received over 5,000 entries from more than 100 countries. In response to global upheaval, this season’s theme was The Future of Architecture, and was intended to elevate those designs “that are transforming society and the built environment for generations to come.” As a result, the jury emphasized projects that respond to imminent global challenges such as climate change, urbanization and migration, rising inequity, and pandemic.

The jurors included Amanda Levete (principal, AL_A), Christian Benimana (director, Africa Design Centre), David de Rothschild (explorer and climate activist), Aric Chen (curator, Design Miami/Basel), and Neri Oxman (designer and faculty, MIT Media Lab).

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