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Woodbury University

November 2, 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor Curt Gambetta recently co-edited the August 2012 issue of the Indian journal "Seminar" entitled "Streetscapes: A Symposium on the Future of the Street." The issue examined the present and future of street life and space in Indian cities, considering issues ranging from architecture, transport, and land use to emerging forms of street culture and activism about public space. Issue content is available at:

Jeanine Centuori, Professor and LA Undergraduate Chair, and Adjunct Faculty Sonny Ward received funding from the Home Depot Foundation, Backyard Products and More, and Los Angeles Works for a design/build project for the Shadow Hills Riding Club, an equestrian therapy facility.  The first part of this project was published in the Los Angeles Times in May 2012.

Assistant Professor Maxi Spina received a ‘Merit Award’ at the 2012 AIA|LA Design Awards for the Jujuy Redux Apartment Building in Rosario, Argentina (co-designed with PATTERNS). Merit Award recognizes exemplary, innovative and well-resolved design, worthy of professional recognition. In addition, Jujuy Redux appeared in the September issue of ‘The Architect’ Magazine as well as on the Sept-Nov issue of ‘Plot’ Magazine.

Adjunct Faculty Deborah Richmond received an ‘Honor Award’ at the 2012 AIA|LA Design Awards for the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Visitors Center in San Bernardino County, CA. Honor Award is the highest award and celebrates extraordinary, thoroughly resolved architectural design, worthy of the profession’s highest regard. Additionally, Deborah, as co-chair of the AIA|LA Committee on the Environment (COTE), has launched a new, citywide campaign entitled '(What is) the Nature of Los Angeles?'  The campaign started on October 24th with the panel discussion 'On Uneasy Earth' and featured a land artist, engineer and geologist.

Assistant Professor and Chair of the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED), Ted Smith and his firm McCormick Smith & Others received an ‘Honor Award’ at the 2012 AIA|San Diego Design Awards for the Weinman Residence in Del Mar.

Assistant Professor and SD Undergraduate Chair, Catherine Herbst and Adjunct Faculty Todd Rinehart received a ‘Merit Award’ at the 2012 AIA|San Diego Design Awards for their Modest House.

Bloom, an installation at M&A by Professor and LA Graduate Chair Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, USC Assistant Professor Doris Sung and Structural Engineer and SCI-Arc Lecturer Matthew Melnyk, was exhibited in October in ACADIA 2012 at California College of the Arts.  'Bloom' was made possible with grants from the LA County Arts Commission, AIA Upjohn Fellowship, Arnold W. Brunner Award, Graham Foundation Grant, USC ASHSS Award, USC URAP Award, Woodbury Faculty Development Award and in-kind donations from Engineered Materials Solutions.

Light fixture designs by Professor Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Julius Shulman Distinguished Professor of Practice Barbara Bestor, Associate Professor Annie Chu, and Adjunct Faculty Francios Perrin were on view at “Light My Way, Stranger”, The MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s first Day of the Dead Auction, on Friday, November 2nd.

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