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Ong Ker-Shing AB ’97, MArch ’02, MLA ’02 Featured in “20 Under 45″ Exhibition

Ong Ker-Shing AB '97, MArch '02, MLA '02

Ong Ker-Shing AB ’97, MArch ’02, MLA ’02 is one of 20 designers featured in a current exhibition at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre in Singapore. The third iteration of “20 Under 45,” the show highlights top emerging talent from across the country. Ong, who runs Singapore-based Lekker Architects with fellow GSD alumnus Joshua Comaroff MArch ’01, MLA ’01, was one of three featured architects to be profiled in The Straits Times regarding her role in the show. Her work will be included in a publication created to accompany the “20 Under 45″ exhibition.

Photos courtesy of The Straits Times.

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Lekker’s design for The Caterpillar’s Cove, a childcare centre at Jurong East.

posted January, 2018

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Wind Tower by AGi architects, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07, won Sustainable Project of the Year at Middle East Architect Awards

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07.

AGi Architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07,  have won the Sustainable Project of the Year at Middle East Architect Awards with the Wind Tower, the 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. 

In addition, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 were Highly Commended for Principal of the Year while the design firm was shortlisted in the Large Architecture Firm of the Year category.

According to Abulhasan, principal and co-founder of AGi architects, “the whole AGi architects team is very proud of the award granted to Wind Tower, a contemporary building that respects the traditional way of living of Kuwaiti society, and is committed to sustainability, as this award recognizes”.

Learn more about Wind Tower.

Full press release click here.

Image Courtesy of AGi Architects

posted December, 2017

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Alumni Bring Solar Power to Puerto Rico; Featured in Architectural Record, Miami Herald

Jonathan Marvel MArch '86, Walter Meyer MLAUD ‘03, Jennifer Bolstad AB ‘98, MLA ‘02, José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA '07, Jerold S. Kayden AB '75, JD '79, MCRP '79

A team of GSD alumni are involved in Resilient Power Puerto Rico, a project launched after Hurricane Maria to bring solar generators to the most under-served areas of the island with the long-term goal of promoting solar electric energy for every household in Puerto Rico. Jonathan Marvel MArch ’86 (Project Co-founder and Director of Logistics and Installation), Walter Meyer MLAUD ’03 (Project Co-founder and Strategy Director), Jennifer Bolstad AB ’98, MLA ’02 (Project Co-founder and Director of Administration and Finances), and José Juan Terrasa-Soler MLA ’07 (Director at Marvel Architects San Juan, Puerto Rico) are members of the Resilient Power Puerto Rico team, which operates under the nonprofit Coastal Marine Resource Center. Their work has been featured in a number of news outlets, including Architectural Record, the Miami Herald, AIA blog (interview with Marvel), the Architect’s Newspaper, and the Huffington Post.

In October, Terrasa-Soler participated in the GSD event “Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: Lessons for Future Urban Disasters,” moderated by Jerold S. Kayden AB ’75, JD ’79, MCRP ’79, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, and organized by the Department of Urban Planning & Design, the MDes – Risk & Resilience concentration, and the course “Land Use and Environmental Law.”

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Marvel via AIA.

posted November, 2017

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Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 of AGi Architects Complete Residential Tower in Kuwait

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02, Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

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.

Image Courtesy of AGi Architects

posted August, 2017

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David Hill MArch ’02 Appointed Head of the School of Architecture at NC State College of Design

David Hill MArch ’02

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

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AGi architects, led by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, Selected for Project in Spain

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

“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.

Image provided courtsey of AGi architects.

posted February, 2017

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Kathleen Dorgan LF ’02 Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Kathleen Dorgan LF ’02

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.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

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Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 Firm Awarded Prizes

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch '02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch '02, DDes '07

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.”

November 2015

posted December, 2016

Scenic House

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 Firm Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07

“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.

December 2014

posted December, 2016

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AGi architects, led by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07, Shortlisted for WAF 2015 Awards

Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch '02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch '02, DDesS '07

AGi architects, the international design firm founded in 2006 by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 and Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDesS ’07 announced that two of their projects have been shortlisted for WAF 2015 Awards. The Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic will compete in the Completed Buildings Health category while Qatar Courthouse will compete in the Future Project Competition category.

June 2015

posted December, 2016

Ali Mohammed T Alghanim Clinic

Daniel D’Oca MUP ‘02 Appointed Associate Professor at GSD

Daniel D’Oca MUP ‘02

Daniel D’Oca MUP ‘02 has been appointed Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, effective July 2016. At the GSD, D’Oca’s teaching has included studios and courses in urban planning focusing on aging, suburbanization, and segregation. Daniel’s most recent studio invited students to consider the complex legacy of streets named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to imagine how these streets could be re-envisioned to better reflect the values of the great civil rights leader. Prior to teaching at the GSD, D’Oca served as an assistant professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he taught seminars about American urbanization and produced an award-winning public exhibition about racial segregation in Baltimore.

January 2016

posted December, 2016

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Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 Awarded Prize

Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02

Nasser B. Abulhasan MArch  ’02, DDes ’07 and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea MArch ’02 of AGi architects were awarded second prize in the Mashhad City Complex competition in Iran in collaboration with the local firm Shift Process Practice. More than 100 design firms submitted their resumes to this competition. A list of 35 was chosen after the assessment. After interviews and visits, a shortlist of 10 was selected to develop their proposals. More information including the press kit of Mashhad City Complex can be found in their press room.

May 2016

posted December, 2016

Masshad City Complex

Ethen Wood MArch ’02 Receives Promotion

Ethen Wood MArch '02

Ethen Wood MArch ’02 has been promoted to the position of Associate at Kuth Ranieri Architects. Wood joined K/R in late 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience in architecture. He recently completed the Temporary Employee Café for SFO Terminal 1 and is currently working on the Balboa Pool Renovation in San Francisco and a residence in Corte Madera.

December 2016

posted December, 2016

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Installation by Ethen Wood MArch ’02 Voted Top Pavilion

Ethen Wood MArch '02

Professional News_2002_sono grotto  Professional News_2002_sonogrottoAn installation designed by Ethen Wood MArch ’02 of Kuth Ranieri Architects was voted top pavilion and awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Designed to create a place of respite on the busy sidewalk of San Francisco’s primary thoroughfare, SonoGROTTO is one of three dozen installations created for the 2016 Market Street Prototyping Festival. It consists of hundreds of cardboard tubes, ranging from 6 to 24 inches in diameter, fastened together to create a protected but open enclosure.

Photos by R. Brad Knipstein; rendering courtesy of Kuth Ranieri Architects.

October 2016

posted October, 2016

SonoGROTTO by Kuth|Ranieri Architects.