Philip Beesley and his team including Waterloo Architecture students and graduates: Andrea Ling, Rob Gorbet, Taehyung Kim, Connor O’Grady, Sheida Shahi, May Wu, will soon return from a successful installation project in Seoul, South Korea. The installation entitled "Epiphyte Chamber" was on display as a part of the opening of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s new Seoul branch. South Korean President Park Geun-hye was in attendance at the opening on November 13, and received a personal tour from Beesley of his installation.
Warmest congratulations to Gabriella den Elzen and James Clarke-Hicks, who won the Award of Excellence in the Steel Structures Education Foundation (SSEF) Student Design Competition called "Pop Up." Congratulations to Jim Shi and Logan Steele who won the Award of Merit.
Mark Cichy and Terri Meyer-Boake were the supervisors; the project was a required submission for Arch 113 and Arch 173.
With great pleasure I announce that Dr. Ila Berman has accepted the position of O'Donovan Director of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Dr. Berman will take up the position in January 2014. She will become a regular faculty member, tenured at the rank of Full Professor in September 2013 starting with a non-teaching term that will allow her to complete several research and design projects before she takes up her administrative tasks.
The most prestigious design awards in the field of branding and marketing are the D&AD Awards in London, England. This year's Best of the Year in the Branding category of the student awards is Waterloo Architecture student Sam Vickars.