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University of Texas at Austin

December 13, 2011

Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe is a contributing author on the new book, BIM in Academia, published this month by Yale University Press. The book was generated by proceedings from the April 2010 Yale University BIM symposium on the implications of BIM on pedagogy. 

Assistant Professor Igor Siddiqui's installation, "Bayou-luminescence," is included in DesCours, the annual architecture and art event organized by AIA New Orleans. The project, selected through an international call for proposals, is among ten site-specific installations distributed throughout the city from December 2 through 11. 

Assistant Professor Tamie Glass and Associate Professor Ulrich Dangel have received two 2011 American Society of Interior Designers [ASID] Austin Design Excellence Awards. Their remodel of a 1980's residence originally designed by former School of Architecture dean Alan Taniguchi received a merit award in the Residential Contemporary Large category, while their design for an entertainment bar received 1st place in the Product Design category. 

Associate Professor Michael Holleran has contributed a chapter, titled "America's Early Historic Preservation Movement in a Transatlantic Context," in the new book, Towards World Heritage: International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870-1930, from Ashgate Publishing, edited by Melanie Hall. 

Assistant Professor Bjørn Sletto has won a $15,000 grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 Awards Program: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. The award will be used for projects in Sletto's Santo Domingo class. The project title is "Use of Vermicomposting to Reduce Solid Waste Accumulations, Alleviate Flooding and Further Sustainable Development in Slum Settlements in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic."

Professor David Heymann has just published the articles,  "Landscape Is Our Sex" "A Mound in the Wood," in Places. They are the first two in a series of three thematically linked essays—observations on buildings and landscapes—that will appear during December 2011 in Places. Places is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape and urbanism, with particular emphasis on the public realm as physical place and social ideal.

Wilfried Wang, O'Neil Ford Centennial Chair in Architecture, was interviewed on Heritage Radio Network's December 3 edition of "Burning Down the House" by host Curtis B. Wayne. The conversation focused on quality in architecture, with topics ranging from Finnish building laws to Wayne's problem with recent architecture school graduates to Eduardo Souto de Moura's Pritzker Prize-winning stadium.

Assistant Professor Fernando Lara's Bicão social housing project, with Horizontes Arquitetura, won one of the prizes at the 13th annual awards of the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Minas Gerais chapter.

Associate Professor Danilo Udovički-Selb was asked by the Moscow Architecture Institute to contribute a chapter to a book to be published in memory of S. O. Khan-Magomedov, a world authority on the Russian architectural avant-garde, who pioneered their rehabilitation in the Soviet Union as early as the 1960s.

Also of note, the student projects from this year's "Studio Paris" (taught by John Blood, Elizabeth Danze, and Danilo Udovički), as part of Larry Doll's "Europe Program," are being exhibited in Paris in the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville.

Associate Professor Lois Weinthal's recent book, After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design, co-edited with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury and published by Princeton Architectural Press, was reviewed in the November 2011 issue of Interior Design magazine. The magazine's book reviewer Stanley Abercrombie writes: "This fresh, perceptive, and provocative look at our profession deserves a wide audience."  

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