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University of Arizona

November 20, 2013
Wendell Burnette, of Wendell Burnette Architects and Adjunct Lecturer, received a 2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Award of Excellence for his Desert Courtyard House; the project also received a 2013 AIA Arizona Honor Award.
Professor of Architecture and Environmental Science, Dr. Nader Chalfoun and his Masters of Science in Architecture "House Energy Doctor" program and studio 601 has been featured in the UA Global Reach November 2013, vol. 12, No. 1 issue and described as "Beautiful Program Encourages International Sustainability"

Professor Nader Chalfoun, Ph.D., LEED AP, CEA, Director of the "House Energy Doctor" program and Chair of CAPLA's Masters of Science in Architecture program has been awarded and gained national recognition as a "Legend in Energy" by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) on Tuesday September 24, 2013 in Washington DC.

Professor Nader Chalfoun’s paper titled " ‘A study and analysis of the effect of Natural ventilation on housing in Hot and Humid Climate’ has been accepted for publication and oral presentation at the International Sustainable Built Environment conference 28-30 January 2014, Intercontinental Doha, Doha, Qatar.

Assistant Professor Dr. Clare Robinson participated as an expert on Student Unions in a panel discussion Can the Center Hold? Reactivating the Student Center on the Modern Campus organized by Gensler’s Chicago office in late August. The student center discussion was a part of a series on student spaces on college campuses.

Assistant Professor Dr. Clare Robinson presented a paper in late September “Modern Mid-Century Student Union Buildings for Middle-Class College Culture” at the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians conference at the University of North Carolina.

Mark Ryan, of Mark-Ryan Studio and Assistant Lecturer, received a 2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Award of Merit for his RE-JUV project for the Colorado River Indian Tribes.  

Dr. Linda C. Samuels, Sustainable City Project Director, was selected to receive a $60,000 Faculty Research Grant from the University of Arizona's Renewable Energy Network. The grant will be utilized to explore more sustainable alternatives to the limited-use focus of the typical interstate highway. Part of the larger CANAMEX project intended to link Canada and Mexico through the United States, this research provides a unique opportunity to reimagine the old infrastructure paradigm. SCP will focus on the segment linking Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson in partnership with faculty from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

Assistant Professor, Chris Trumble, was awarded the 2013 AIA Arizona Educator Award.

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein participated in the Performance Studies International Conference #19 at Stanford University in June 2013. During the conference she participated in a Curated Panel: Event-Space Now (& Then) :: Architectures (in & out) of time with a presentation “Choreographing Space, Structuring Dance,” a paper titled "Borrowed Space and Time” addressing narrative as the springboard to performance collaborations, and a praxis session/presentation related to SHUTTLE: a mobile performance desert laboratory. 

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein, on November 16th, gave a performative presentation, “Shuttling: conditioning, co-creating, situating," at SEAM 2013 in Sydney, Australia, with Dr. Mick Douglas (RMIT University, Melbourne) and Dr. James Oliver (University of Melbourne). The presentation explored how acts of curating, authoring and ‘audiencing’ might open up to the dynamic flux of creative processes and how creative practices may extend beyond human agency to explore how non-human and elemental forces contribute to performative encounters.  The presentation unfolded as a multi-writer/reader text in three movements that elaborated (I) conditioning, (II) co-creating, and (III) situating. At SEA2013 Weinstein also chaired a session at SEAM on the topic of  "Legacies."

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein attended the Conference of the International Federation of Theater Research, and presented a paper "Bringing Performativity into Architectural Pedagogy and Practice “ in the context of the Theater Architecture Working Group (Barcelona. July 23, 2013).

Associate Professor Beth Weinstein’s Recent publications include "Performing Architectures: Closed and Open Logics of Mutable Scenes," in Performance Research Journal 18.3 : On Scenography.  161-168 + "Performing the [Spatio-Material-Temporal] Interval," published in the Proceedings of the Dhillon Marty Foundation's Community Week 2013: Material Equilibrium. + At the invitation of faculty at the Ecole Nationale Superieur d' Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham exhibition will be on view November 18 - Dec 7, 2013.

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