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February 13, 2012

Associate Professor Martin Despang’s Architectural Neighboring/New Community Center has been awarded the 2011-2012 Faculty Design Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. This award provides a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding working architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.  Despang and firm Despang Architekten will also be featured in the articles, “Value-Added Architecture – Companies and their Corporate Architecture” by the Goethe Institute for the firm’s Krogmann Headquarters, as well as “Post-Fossil Day Care Building” by XIA International Online for the firm’s work at Georg-August-University Göttingen.  The articles are available at and

Assistant Professor Beth Weinstein has been invited, as the curator of "The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham" exhibition,  to lecture on February 22nd on the topic of "Collaborations in Space and Time" at the University of Maryland's School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, where the exhibition is on view through May 7th, 2012. Weinstein has also been invited to lecture in the Architecture Program of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, about connections between the making of performances, their environments, and utopia (February 29, 2012). While at Monash she will participate in workshop that centers around these same topics of performance and utopia with her hosts, architect Matthew Bird and choreographer Phillip Adams, and their students.

Lecturer Michael Kothke and firm HK Associates, Inc. have been awarded a citation for the Barrio Historico House in the “Live” category of Architect magazine’s Annual Design Review 2011 and is featured in the Winter edition of Luxe Magazine

Adjunct Lecturers Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects will lecture on February 2, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. This is the first in a four part lecture series called COLOR + ART in Contemporary Architecture which pairs an architect and an artist. 

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