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Free Open House Tour: Sunday, May 19
Designed by David Neiman, AIA
Photo Credit: Ed Sozinho
At the 2010 AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, the architectural community will engage, debate and celebrate work by our architectural community. The 60th year of the Honor Awards program will be recognized by reflecting and celebrating decades of outstanding design. The 2010 Jury includes Jim Jennings AIA (San Francisco) Sheila O’Donnell Hon. FAIA (Dublin) and Gilles Saucier, FRAIC (Montréal). Our moderator is Nathaniel Kahn, director of the film My Architect.
Please join friends and colleagues in recognizing what has been achieved as a community. The program includes two new categories—economical and tectonic—and a new venue, the historic Moore Theatre.
Director, My Architect
Nathaniel Kahn (b. November 9, 1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,) is an American filmmaker. His documentaries My Architect (2003) — about his father, the famous architect Louis Kahn — and Two Hands (2006) were nominated for Academy Awards. He is the director of the film The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004). It was originally touted as a three-hour unauthorized look at M. Night Shyamalan. The film turned out to be part of the promotion for M. Night Shyamalan's film The Village. Nathaniel Kahn was Louis Kahn's son with Harriet Pattison. He is a graduate of Germantown Friends School and Yale University.
Jim Jennings, AIA
Jim Jennings Architecture, San Francisco
In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Jim Jennings’s nearly four decades of practice with its Academy Award for Architecture. San Francisco-based Jennings is known for an unwavering sensibility; one critic described him as “the quintessential Bay Area modernist” for the coolly sensuous rigor of his work. The projects of Jim Jennings Architecture have been internationally published and widely exhibited—the portfolio is primarily residential and commercial with a major institutional project, the Cardiovascular Research Building for UC San Francisco, nearing completion. A jury recently assembled by the Wall Street Journal named Jennings’s Visiting Artists House, an artists-in-residence facility in northern California, one of the "five most influential and inspiring houses of the past decade."
Sheila O’Donnell, Hon. FAIA
O’Donnell+Tuomey Architect, Dublin
Sheila O’Donnell is a partner in O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and a studio lecturer in UCD School of Architecture who teaches and lectures in Europe and the USA. Her watercolour studies, which explore and develop architecture concepts from landscape to material, have been widely published and exhibited.
Architects of many buildings including the Irish Film Institute, Gallery of Photography, Ranelagh School, Letterfrack Furniture College, Glucksman Gallery UCC, O’Donnell + Tuomey have won many design competitions and more than fifty national and international awards across the twenty years of their partnership, including the RIAI Gold Medal and seven AAI Downes Medals. They have represented Ireland in the Venice Architecture Biennale three times, including a solo exhibition “Transformation of an Institution” in 2004. Their current work includes Lyric Theatre in Belfast and New Students’ Centre for London School of Economics.
Saucier+Perrotte Architectes, Montreal
Gilles Saucier received his diploma in architecture from the University of Laval (b. Arch in 1982). His commitment to design excellence is well recognized by the architectural press worldwide. Since 1990, he has been a visiting professor and an invited critic at several Canadian and American universities, including University of Montréal, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Seattle University. In addition to lecturing extensively at universities in North America, Gilles has been invited as a guest speaker for AIA San Francisco and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2008 and the New Voices lecture series organized in 2001 by the New York Architectural League. He has also lectured at the power-plant series in Toronto and in “architecture rampant” at the royal Ontario museum in Toronto. Gilles was one of three Canadian architects invited to join the recent governor general team to promote Canadian culture through a series of state visits to Finland and Iceland. His work as a photographer has fine-tuned his approach to architecture and helped evolve his perspective on the world and his work.
Tyler Engle AIA & Ray Calabro AIA.
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