Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 of AGi Architects Complete Residential Tower in Kuwait
AGi Architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, has completed its first mid-rise housing project in Kuwait. The project, Wind Tower, responds to increasing demands for land in the city by reinterpreting the single family dwelling typology, utilizing verticality to allow residents to enjoy privacy while also taking advantage of the building’s prime location.
Learn more about Wind Tower.
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posted August, 2017
David Hill MArch ’02 has been named Head of the School of Architecture at NC State College of Design. He previously served as the Interim Head of the School of Architecture, and has led graduate and undergraduate design studios, and other courses at the College. Prior to joining the Architecture Faculty at NC State, Hill worked for Hashim Sarkis Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee Architecture (PBC+L) in Raleigh, North Carolina.
He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from NC State University, and was awarded the Faculty of Architecture Design Award while at the GSD.
Read the full announcement.
Image courtesy of NC State College of Design
posted July, 2017
AGi architects, led by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, Selected for Project in Spain
“In Natura Veritas” by AGi architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, has been selected for the renovation and muesalization of 18 Galician-Roman sites in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.
The proposal takes as its starting point the intrinsic nature of this place: the creation of a space for the preservation of memory in a natural environment chosen as a living place hundreds of years ago. As a natural museum, it recreates the memory of landscape through the maintenance, consolidation and recovery of the lost native vegetation.
An abstract system composed of different layers is established with the intention of transferring ad hoc knowledge for each of the sites, integrating them into a unique network for the interpretation of the Galician archaeological landscape.
Read the full press release.
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posted February, 2017
Kathleen Dorgan LF ’02 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.
posted December, 2016
AGi architects, led by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07, received three prizes and an honorable mention at the Middle East Architect Awards (MEAA) on November 25, 2015. Read more and see renderings of the winning designs and awards: Residential Project of the Year for “Scenic House,” Boutique Firm of the Year, Architects of the year, and the “highly commended” “Qatar Courthouse.”
posted December, 2016
Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 Firm Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award
“La Ascensión del Señor” Church in Seville, Spain by AGi architects—the firm of Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07—has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. It is the official architecture prize of the European Union. For each two-year period, nominations are submitted for the Jury’s consideration by an independent group of experts. This project was recently recognized with the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2014 in the Completed Buildings Religion category, announced in early October in Singapore.
posted December, 2016