The School extends enthusiastic congratulations to Philip Beesley and his team of collaborators on the recent announcement that Hylozoic Ground has been named one of five global finalists in the Urban Design category in the 2011 Katerva Awards for excellent ideas and initiatives in sustainability.
A prize winner in each of the ten categories will be announced in October. A grand prize winner will then be selected from among the category winners and announced as the best new sustainability effort of the year.
Professor Terri Meyer Boake has just published a new text titled "Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual" through Birkhauser of Switzerland. The book takes a "no numbers" approach to integrating advanced steel systems into architectural design.
Saturday's Waterloo Region Record contained an article on the award winning work of Professor Lola Sheppard. Called the Arctic Food Network, the project merges traditional practices with new technologies that are attractive to a youthful population.
The First Annual Azure Awards included projects in a student category: A+ Award for Best Student Project. The winner was Alex's Josephson's Master's Thesis titled "Temporary Mosque". The People's Choice Award in the category was given to Kat Kovalcik for her 1B Design Studio project from Winter 2010 titled "Visions of Settlement - A Residence for Haiti".