In the News: November

Posted by Sam Fox School November 15, 2019


Studio PHH Architects, the firm of Pierre-Henri Hoppenot (BA09/MArch12), won a 2019 Structural Award for sustainability for La Reference, a Haitian school. The firm designed the facility pro bono following the devastation caused by the country's recent earthquakes and hurricanes. Full story>>

At this year's Mock Grant Review sponsored by MAPS (Midwest Artist Project Services), Edo Rosenblith (MFA17) won the first-place prize for his Parkway Central High School Mural. Taylor Yocom (MFA18) took second place for her project Guarded.
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Elana Lederman (BS13), a WashU engineering alum who minored in art, spoke with Student Life about her new career as an effects artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios. “I took a class that was basically Intro to Animating with [senior lecturer] Jon Navy, and I said ‘I have to do this. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for,’” Lederman recalled.
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Senior lecturer Andrew Weil, who works for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, was interviewed by the Ladue News about historic preservation efforts in the city. The association's efforts have resulted in the listing of around 12,000 buildings on the National Historic Registry.
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In this feature article, My Modern Met explores the socially conscious and political themes in the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, on view through January 5 at the Kemper Art Museum.
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Jill Downen (MFA01) and associate professor Tim Portlock are among the artists selected for State of the Art 2020, an exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and their satellite space, the Momentary. The exhibition opens February 22. Full story>>

Decoys & Depticitions: Images of the Digital, the Des Lee Gallery exhibition curated by assistant professor Constance Vale, was named one of the five architecture school exhibitions to check out this fall by Archinect. Full story>>

Eric Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, has a short post on the Yale University Press blog about five key works in urbanism whose impact is considered in his recent textbook, Designing the Modern City: urbanism since 1850.” Full story>>

Patrick L. Murray, a Sam Fox School student pursuing graduate degrees in architecture and construction management, was awarded the 2019 Roy J. Pallardy Memorial Scholarship from the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Full story>>

Associate professor Zeuler Lima delivered a lecture titled In Search of a Brazilian Design in conjunction with the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi Giancarlo Palanti: Studio d’Arte Palma 1948-1951 at the Design Museum Gent (Belgium). Full story>>

Associate professor Tim Portlock is featured in the group exhibition Museum of Capitalism: New York City. Full story>>

St. Louis Public Radio examines the art, activism, and political underpinnings of the work in Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. The exhibition is on view through January 5 at the Kemper Art Museum. Full story>>

Liz Moore, a student in the MFA in Visual Art program, has been named one of ten finalists in the 2020 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Her work will be featured in an exhibition at the university. The winner will be announced in January. Full story>>

Amanda Casarez, a student in the MFA in Visual Art program and one of three finalists competing in the Fashion Anarchy finale, was interviewed by St. Louis Magazine. Full story>>

Alloy Development, the New York City-based architecture, development, and building management practice co-founded by alum Jared Della Valle (MArch96/MSCM96) in 2006, was featured as this week's Studio Snapshot on Archinect. Full story>>

The group exhibition It Could Be You: Portraiture in a Constructed World, featuring work by associate professor Jamie Adams, opens November 14 at Equity Gallery in New York. Adams' work is also featured in the exhibition Not All Doors Are The Same at Booth Gallery in New York. Full story>>

Cyfest 12: 12th International Festival of Media Art, co-curated by Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art and chair of the MFA in Visual Art program, takes place November 13-24 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The festival includes work by Bryan Page (MFA19). Olynyk's work is also featured in the exhibition Umwelt at BioBAT Art Space in Brooklyn. Full story>>

St. Louis Magazine explores how Adrian Luchini, the Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture, and his wife, Magdalena Luchini, transformed an old pole barn into their family home while protecting the old structure. Full story>>

Senior lecturer Michael Allen published the chapter "'The Projects': Lost Public Housing Towers of the Midwest" in Midwest Architecture Journeys, edited by Zach Mortice with a forward by Alexandra Lange. Full story>>

St. Louis Magazine highlights Real Estate Row, a large-scale photographic installation by senior lecturer Jennifer Colten. Full story>>

Lecturer Zlatko Çosiç screened his film PIZZICATO at the International Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, France. Full story>>