Class of 1994

Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97 Appointed Dean of UT Austin School of Architecture

Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97

Harvard University Graduate School of Design alumna Dr. Michelle Addington MDes ’94, DDes ’97 has been selected as the next Dean of the UT Austin School of Architecture. The first woman to be appointed dean of architecture in the school’s 107-year history, Addington will begin her new role on July 1, 2017. She currently serves as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, and holds a joint appointment with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Read the full UT announcement.

Image courtesy of Yale University

 

posted March, 2017

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Hani Asfour MArch ’94 to Speak at GSD MEdiNA Event on March 3, 2017

Hani Asfour MArch '94

Hani Asfour MArch ’94 will speak at the GSD on Friday, March 3, 2017, on the work of his firm, Polypod. The event is sponsored by GSD MEdiNA and is open to the public. Details are below.

POLYPOD: A conversation with Hani Asfour MArch ’94

Friday, March 3
12:00 pm
Gund 124

Set in the rich urban culture of Hamra, Beirut, Polypod, a multidisciplinary firm is committed to raising design discourse in its community. Known for its collaborative and creative approach, Polypod works on projects that combine various fields of design including architecture, master planning, interior design, landscape design, branding, web design, graphics, and information design for local and international clients. Polypod’s studio is also home to Polypodium, a space where local and global luminaries are invited in order to bring people together to discuss design ideas and processes.

Hani Asfour is an MIT and Harvard-trained architect who applies design thinking methods as a creative strategic thought leader with over twenty years of experience. He combines a mix of design expertise with entrepreneurship skills, academic depth and hands-on experience. Hani is a founding partner of Polypod and is currently the President of the Beirut Creative Cluster and Adjunct Faculty at LAU, teaching in the departments of Architecture and Foundation Studies.

A GSD MEdiNA event.

posted February, 2017

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Craig Scott MArch ’94 and Lisa Iwamoto MArch ’93 Firm Receives AIA Institute 2017 Honor Award; Featured in Architect, Curbed.

Craig Scott MArch ’94 and Lisa Iwamoto MArch ’93

IwamotoScott Architecture, founded by Craig Scott MArch ’94 and Lisa Iwamoto MArch ’93, recently received an AIA Institute 2017 Honor Award for its design of the new Pinterest Headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA district, which was completed in collaboration with Brereton Architects. The award news was featured in Architect and Curbed

Other recent awards and news features on the project include:

Other recent professional news from IwamotoScott Architecture includes:

Image courtesy of IwamotoScott Architecture.

posted February, 2017

IwamotoScott Architecture Pinterest HQ

Mikyoung Kim MLA ’94 Featured in Wall Street Journal

Mikyoung Kim MLA ’94

Mikyoung Kim MLA ’94, principal of the Boston-based firm Mikyoung Kim Design, was recently featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal which profiled three landscape architects.

April 2014

posted December, 2016

Mikyoung Kim

Claude Cormier MDes ’94 Inducted into Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Claude Cormier MDes '94

Claude Cormier MDes ’94 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), an honorary organization that includes some 800 artists and designers in the visual arts. Members are nominated and elected by a jury of their peers from all regions of Canada. Since 1880, the RCA has come to represent many of Canada’s most distinguished visual artists and designers. The objectives of the RCA are to encourage, improve, promote, support and cultivate the visual arts through its many activities.

June 2015

posted December, 2016

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Jennifer Luce MDes ’94 Firm to Design Mingei International Museum

Jennifer Luce MDes '94

Luce et Studio, lead by Jennifer Luce MDes ’94, has been tapped to “design and implement a comprehensive transformation” of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. The project will result in many changes–renovation of galleries, expanded space for programs, better integrate the cafe and museum store with the museum, as well as a redesign of the administrative, storage and research areas.

December 2015

posted December, 2016

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Andrew Pressman MDes ’94 Publishes Third Book in “Designing” Trilogy

Andrew Pressman MDes ’94

Andrew Pressman MDes ’94 just completed Designing Profits: Creative Business Strategies for Design Practices (Routledge, 2016) with coauthor Maury Nunes. This new book, together with the two others in the “Designing” trilogy (Designing Relationships: The Art of Collaboration in Architecture and Designing Architecture: The Elements of Process), needed to be written to convey the distinctive message that the whole package—doing great design, getting it built, and running a business—are all intensely creative endeavors.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

Designing Profits

Jennifer Luce MDes ’94 Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Jen Luce MDes ’94

Jennifer Luce MDes ’94 has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious College of Fellows for 2016. “The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.” The 2016 Fellows will be honored during a ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

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Joseph R. Favour MLA ’94 to Head Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Minnesota.

Joseph R. Favour, ASLA, MLA ’94

Joseph R. Favour, ASLA, MLA ’94 was recently named Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. His official appointment begins June 13, 2016. According to Interim Dean Becky L. Yust, Ph.D, “As interim department head over the last year, Joe has done an exemplary job leading the department through successful faculty and staff searches, the yearly budgeting and student recruitment process, as well as working with LA faculty and staff on department priorities. Further, he has been an excellent colleague as a member of the college’s senior leadership group and has been a strong partner in helping move our college forward on a variety of issues.”

May 2016

posted December, 2016

Joseph Favour

Lisa Iwamoto MArch ’93 and Craig Scott MArch ’94 Firm Wins AIA, IIDA Awards; Featured in Architectural Record, ArchDaily

Lisa Iwamoto MArch '93 and Craig Scott MArch '94

Professional news from IwamotoScott Architecture, the San Francisco-based award-winning architecture and design firm founded by Lisa Iwamoto MArch ’93 and Craig Scott MArch ’94:

  • The new 100,100 sf Pinterest HQ workspace in San Francisco, (by IwamotoScott Architecture in collaboration with Brereton Architects) is featured in the August issue of Architectural Record
  • The Pinterest HQ project won a AIA California 2016 Design Award this summer (one of only two awards this year given for Interior Architecture)
  • IwamotoScott’s City View Garage in the Miami Design District was awarded ArchDaily’s Top 100 American Architecture Projects , cited by ArchDaily as follows: “Here we highlight the 100 most visited works of architecture in the US, turning them into case studies and references for millions of architects, students, and journalists that seek the most important, inspiring works of American architecture.”
  • IwamotoScott’s Bloomberg Tech Hub won an AIA San Francisco 2016 Honor Award in Interior Architecture
  • Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott recently gave a tour of the Bloomberg Tech Hub as one of the 2016 IIDA NC Honor Award winners

September 2016

posted December, 2016

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