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University of California, Berkeley

November 2, 2011

Associate Professor Mark Anderson’s firm Anderson Anderson received a 2011 North American Holcim Acknowledgement Award (including $18,750!) for their portable classroom in Hawaii. Anderson and his brother Peter spoke at the Oregon College of Art and Craft’s inaugural lecture series in early October.

Architectural Record published the interior that Associate Professor Lisa Iwamoto’s firm IwamotoScott designed for Obscura Digital and FRAME magazine’s on-line edition. Autodesk, Architizer & Inc magazine named the space one of  2011 World’s Coolest Offices.  IwamotoScott shares the space.

Iwamoto will be giving two lectures in October, at Acadia in Calgary/Banff, and at the School of Architecture of Anáhuac University in México where IwamotoScott’s work will also be on exhibit. IWAMOTO will also be a juror for the Portland AIA annual awards. 

Assistant Professor Ronald Rael is a featured speaker at the Monterey Design Conference, in early October. Rael’s firm, Rael San Fratello Architects, was also selected as one of ten on the rise in California by CA Home+Design Magazine.

Rael’s “Seat Slug” was promoted by evolo as “a demonstration project of the potential of the material and 3d printing process to make sophisticated large pieces using low cost, non repetitive objects.”  Seat Slug is also being recognized in other on-line news sources.

In addition, Rael San Fratello Architects built a straw-bale installation, “The Straw Gallery,” for HEDGE Gallery’s use at the 4th annual sf20/21 San Francisco Art and Design Show held at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in mid-September.  It was featured in FRAME magazine’s on-line arm.

Professor Dana Buntrock was a moderator at the UIA, held in Tokyo in late September.

Professor Paul Groth will join San Francisco Chronicle critic John King in a conversation regarding commemoration of the 1991 Oakland Fire on December 4.

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