Newschool of Architecture & Design welcomes new Dean Chris Genik on October 4. Taking over for Gil Cooke, Genik is principal of the Santa Monica-based Daly Genik Architects.
This passing of the torch promises the start of an exciting new era for NewSchool, as Genik’s vision involves infusing its curriculum with “innovative and experimental practice.”
“Schools today are confronted by a profession that is in flux.” Genik stated in an interview with The Architect’s Newspaper; something that’s been on the minds and lips of many architectural educators of late. His first course of action to offset the instability? Encourage innovation.
We like him already.
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|MAXXI Museum, Rome (Zaha Hadid)|
Vanity Fair Magazine asked the world’s leading architects, critics, and deans of architecture schools two questions: what are the five most important buildings, bridges, or monuments constructed since 1980, and what is the greatest work of architecture thus far in the 21st century. Here are the answers from 52 respondents, who are listed alphabetically.
Click here for a Vanity Fair slideshow of Architecture's Modern Marvels.
Our next featured guest for "Inside the Design Studio"was featured in the Union-Tribune this morning. Roger Showley's piece, "Segal scores with big shift", provides a profile in adaptation and the serendipity of Jonathan Segal, FAIA and his latest completed project, "The Q".
It was a big weekend for celebration in San Diego - from NewSchool (see previous post) to the Neurosciences Institute for AIA San Diego's 2010 Design Awards Ceremony.
Hearty congratulations to SDAF member Mike Burnett for being named AIASD's Young Architect of the Year. In addition, FoundationForForm Architecture & Planning, Burnett's firm with partner Craig Abenilla, received one of the evening's three Divine Detail awards for MXD830, also a 2009 Orchid (for Architecture) and Community Vision Award winner.
MXD830 by FoundationForForm Read more »
More than 100 students graduated from NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) today, the largest class in its 30-year history. Commencement exercises were held this morning at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.
Kicking the ceremony off was a Friday night open house at the school, showcasing the work of graduating seniors and master’s degree candidates. Read more »
The SDAF's very own Jerry Shonkwiler has a big dream for San Diego - a monument to rival the Statue of Liberty. Read more.
Jerry Shonkwiler shows on a map where he thinks a statue could go
(photo by John Lamb).
After months of design work, the proposals for the lighting of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge from the three selected firms have been revealed and presented to the public on June 9th. If you missed it, you can view videos of the three proposals here. Bridge Architect and our inaugural "Inside the Design Studio" luminary Robert Mosher attended the presentation. See San Diego Union-Tribune's account of what he had to say about the proposals here. Which is your favorite? Let us know.
Cecil and Virginia Roper Residence by Loch Crane (ca. 1964), a.k.a. 'Cape May Modern'.
Two and a half years after submitting an application for historic designation, Greg Strangman’s home in Ocean Beach (above) was granted the rarified status. The two-year process is dramatically longer today than in years past. As the City of San Diego cuts resources, the citizenry must deal with such delays. The good news is, with Greg’s help, we are crafting an owner’s guide (through this series of posts) to designating a home. Read more »
The Chargers shared a vision for their future playing field - and our downtown on Wednesday, having released the first rendering of an “urban” stadium proposed for downtown San Diego.
Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani called the proposed 10 acre site the team’s “last best option.” The 62,000-seat, $800 million venue would located near 17th Street and Imperial Avenue.
In a report filed yesterday, the San Diego Couty Grand Jury also had a few thoughts on the matter, including the following: Read more »
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