On November 6, Professor Juan Miró, FAIA, accepted the 2015 Edward Romieniec Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions from the Texas Society of Architects. This award was presented to him during the First General Session at the 76th Annual TSA Convention and Design Expo in DallasThe TSA award is the second educational award Professor Miró has been honored with this year; he received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award this spring.Additionally, Miró Rivera Architects' (MRA) Chinmaya project graced the cover of Texas Architect's September/October 2015 Design Awards issue. The Hindu temple and educational building are the first phase of the mission's new campus in North Austin.
Austin-born advertising and graphic design firm, GSD&M, stopped by the Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC), which featured emerging designers, architects, landscape architects and artists from all over Austin and beyond. This artistic collaboration inspires cutting-edge innovation through installations that intertwine with the natural and cultural aspects of Austin.FCDC co-founders Catherine Gavin and Associate Professor Igor Siddiqui, as well as Assistant Professor Kory Bieg, who designed a featured piece in the competition, spoke to GSD&M about the innovative and collaborative spirit of Austin.
Associate Professor Danilo Udovički-Selb's recent and upcoming scholarly activities include:
- Edited O' Neil Ford Monograph 6: Narkomfin: Moisej J. Ginzburg, Ignatij Milinis, jointed published (fall 2015) by the School of Architecture, Center for American Architecture and Design, Ŝĉusev State Museum of Architecture, and the O'Neil Ford Chair in Architecture.
- Authored the lead chapter, “L’Exposition de 1937 n’aura pas lieu: The Invention of the Paris International Expo and the Soviet and German Pavilions,” In Architecture of Great Expositions 1937–1959, London: Ashgate, 2015. Editors Vladimir Paperny, Alexander Otenberg, and Rika Devos.
- Chapter in edited Festrieft book in memoriam of Russian / Soviet architecture historian S.O. Khan-Magomedov, Moscow 2015.
- As official critic/correspondent of the Giornale dell'Architettura, Torino, published report in its special issue, "Architecture Beyond the Image," an article on architect David Adjaye's Sugar Hill affordable housing development in Manhattan, and a retrospective about Post-Modernism on the occasion of Michael Grave's passing.
- Presented a paper at this year's annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Chicago, April 2015, "Reinventing the 'City of Light' at the 1937 Paris World Fair."
- Published an essay, "Reinventing Paris: The Competitions for the 1937 Paris International Exposition," in the Journal of Architectural Historians
- Presented a paper, "Kaganovich's Grupirovka: The Lenin Library Competition and the Invention of the VOPRA," at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
- With Alla Vronskaya will lead a panel on "Reassessing the Historiography of Socialist Architecture", annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Pasadena, 2016.
- Invited presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on "Filippo Brunelleschi: Between European Renascence and Florentine Renaissance."