2016 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture
The AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture are the ideal platform to recognize the diverse perspectives, scales and typologies that encompass the practice of architecture in our region in work that embodies a balance between discerning beauty, ingenious solution and social transformation. We invite you to add your voice and your values to the conversation – join us in celebrating the best of our collective work by offering recognition for the inspirational, the intelligent and the evocative.
AIA Seattle’s annual Honor Awards program celebrates all who contribute to the evolution of practice, whether through the creation of buildings, installations, or concepts.
Please join us for the 2016 Honor Awards Live Event with our distinguished jury on Monday, November 7!
LIVE AWARDS EVENT
Monday, November 7 at Benaroya Hall
- Lobby bars open at 5:30 p.m.
- Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mimi Hoang, AlA, is a principal of nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation). Along with partner Eric Bunge, she co-founded nARCHITECTS with the goal of addressing contemporary issues in architecture through conceptually driven, socially engaging and technologically innovative work. Their work instigates interactions between architecture, public space, and their dynamically changing contexts. The letter ‘n’ represents a variable, indicating the firm’s interest in designing for a dynamic variety of experiences within a systemic approach. nARCHITECTS has been honored with an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the AIANY’s Andrew J. Thomson Award for Pioneering in Housing. Mimi received a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a B.Sc in Architecture from M.I.T. She regularly lectures on the work of nARCHITECTS and the themes of innovative contemporary practices, density, new housing models, and women in architecture.
Anna Dyson teaches design, technology, and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is the founding Director of CASE (2007-present) which hosts the Graduate Program in Architectural Sciences/Built Ecologies. CASE is committed to bridging diverse worlds by proposing a new collaborative model for building research that unites interdisciplinary academic research with building and development practices. The consortium attempts to achieve this collaborative model without the schism that has typically divorced building science pursuits from the aesthetic, social and conceptual aspirations of architectural design inquiry. Dyson holds multiple international patents for building systems inventions and is currently directing interdisciplinary research funded by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation to develop new building systems that integrate advances in science and technology from diverse research fields.
Gundula Proksch is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on sustainable urban infrastructures, especially those that apply vegetation to manage flows of water, energy and waste. Her book Creating Urban Agricultural Systems investigates the design integration of urban agriculture. She studied at the ETH Zurich and Cornell University. Subsequently, she has over 15 years of experience practicing architecture in New York, London, Vienna, Zurich and currently in Seattle. She has worked with the architecture firms of David Chipperfield, Richard Meier, Field Operations and SOM. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Proksch taught at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
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