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Tickets available for purchase at AIA Seattle until noon Monday 11/10, and at the door at McCaw Hall. Doors open 6pm.
$20 AIA Members
$12 Students, ID required
$22 All others
The AIA Seattle 2003 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture will culminate in a jury presentation Monday evening November 10, at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.
Honor Awards Committee Chair Anne Schopf AIA has secured commitments from an articulate jury trio (see bios below, and/or click on names where they appear below the images to the right), each known for the rigorous application of ideas.
The theme "Idea Realized" selected by the committee addresses the importance of idea in both built and unbuilt work. Because IDEA informs all our work, the online submittal format and the jury's review will stress the thought at the core of all projects submitted, whether realized in construction, commissioned or intended for possible construction, or presented in ideal form without reference to ultimate built achievement. The program invites submittals not only from Washington architects, but from others wishing to express and address the ideas that shape our world now or in an unknowable future.
Further information, entry requirements (once again, all online):
09/18 Entry application/fees due
10/16 Entry submission deadline
11/03 Entries posted for online preview
11/10 Awards presentation 6pm, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (tickets available at the door)
Shigeru BAN Architect, Tokyo
Tokyo-born and US-educated, Shigeru Ban established Shigeru Ban & Associates, Tokyo in 1985. His thoughtful work has won international regard, including recognition as one of Time magazine's "inventors of the century." Elizabeth Rhodes, writing in The Seattle Times 12/01: "Imagine a house whose support system is paper tubes or premade cabinets. Imagine a house whose walls are fabric curtains. Groundbreaking Japanese architect Shigeru Ban didn't just imagine these structures. He built them.."
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Brigitte Shim has lived, studied, practiced, and taught in Canada. With her Shim-Sutcliffe colleagues, principal Brigitte Shim explores "the integration of furniture, architecture, and landscape." The work has captured six RAIC Governor General's Medals and Awards for Architecture, and wide publication in the US, Europe, and Eurasia.
Having grown up in Seattle's North End, Matthew Stadler embarked at 17 on a program of studies, music, and literary work that took him to Washington, New York, and Holland. Along the way he wrote four novels, all published. Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize for fiction. Currently he works as literary editor of Nest Magazine, a quarterly of interiors, where he regularly ties the world of literature and literacy into a framework of personalized built environments; and as editor of Astoria-based Clear Cut Press. In introducing the Spring 2002 issue of ARCADE for which he served as Guest Editor, he wrote "Utopia is not a future ideal, but a current practice."
10/31/03: We learned that Enrique Norten Hon. FAIA cannot serve on the jury as announced. The AIA Seattle Honor Awards Committee announces with regret that Enrique Norten Hon. FAIA has found it necessary to cancel his service on the jury for the AIA Seattle 2003 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, owing to scheduling difficulties. Honor Awards Chair Anne Schopf AIA notes: "It delighted us greatly when this distinguished architect accepted AIA Seattle's invitation to serve on a jury, along with Shigeru Ban of Tokyo and Brigitte Shim of Toronto, and Moderator Matthew Stadler of Nest Magazine. Our colleagues at Space.City and the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning planned additional activities including him, and with the other jury members and all of us on the Honor Awards Committee and at AIA Seattle, share our disappointment that Enrique Norten cannot join us in planned programs."
to include Honor Awards event
AIA Seattle welcomes colleagues from near and far to a celebration of design excellence, culminating with the jury's presentation of observations and selections on Monday evening November 10, at McCaw Hall.
The Monday afternoon Conference commences with a luncheon program, with a keynote address by Seattle Center Director/AIA Seattle Honorary Member Virginia Anderson, and architects' presentations of award-winning projects at Seattle Center (Fisher Pavilion by Miller|Hull, and Harrison Street Entry Screen by r-b-f architecture) as well as the newly-opened Marion Oliver McCaw Hall by LMN Architects. The program continues with project tours, and concludes in time for a break before the evening Honor Awards event, at McCaw Hall.
The weekend also includes
· Friday evening lecture by Ms. Shim, presented in cooperation with UW College of Architecture and Urban Planning Praxis and Space.City;
· on Saturday evening, the biennial Professional Awards Celebration of the American Society of Landscape Architects of Washington (honorees include ASLA 2003 Firm Award recipient Jones + Jones, and ASLA 2003 Medallist Rich Haag FASLA, Hon. AIA), at the Frye Art Museum
Out of towners: Planning a Seattle visit for Honor Awards weekend? Consider lodging suggestions.
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