Professor Eric Mumford gave a paper, “CIAM, Berlin, and the New Monumentality” at the Yale “Achtung Berlin” symposium on February, 16, 2013. He was also reappointed as Chair of the Committee to Visit the Harvard School of Design through 2014.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University and the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution presented The Innovative Metropolis: Fostering Economic Competitiveness Through Sustainable Urban Design February 21. The daylong symposium, held at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., explored the intersections between sustainable urban design and economic growth, as well as the implications of both for design practice and public policy. Peter MacKeith, Associate Dean of the Sam Fox School and Associate Professor of Architecture, in partnership with Rob Puentes, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, organized the symposium. Bruce Lindsey, Dean of Architecture and the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration, and Associate Professor John Hoal, Chair of the Master of Urban Design program, led a Sam Fox School team of participants, including Christof Jantzen, I-CARES Professor of Practice; and Assistant Professor of Architecture Seng Kuan.
Eric R. Hoffman, Professor of Practice in the Sam Fox School, has won a national 2013 Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Hoffman is both the first Sam Fox School faculty member and the first Sam Fox School alumnus (MArch05) to receive the honor, among the highest available to architects in the early stages of their careers.
Esley Hamilton, Lecturer in Architecture and preservation historian for the St. Louis County Parks Department, has been granted honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA).