Event Design Awards Jury Conversations and AIAS Art Auction

April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Zilker Clubhouse
200 Zilker Clubhouse Road
78704 Austin , TX

Join us for an evening of art and conversation with the esteemed jurors of the 2018 AIA Austin Design Awards. The panel of jurors, moderated by Michelle Addington, Dean of The University of Texas School of Architecture, will reveal what makes a design award-worthy and what has inspired them in their own work as architects. This year, the AIAS (AIA Students) silent art auction will take place in conjunction with this event and will feature student, faculty, and professional work for purchase. All proceeds will go towards funding UT AIAS career preparation support.

Doors open at 6:00PM, program starts at 7:00PM

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Click here to read the jurors' bios.

Moderator - Michelle Addington, Dean of The University of Texas School of Architecture

Michelle Addington bio

Michelle Addington Dean Michelle Addington is the incoming Dean of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, where she will also hold the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture. Formerly, she served as Gerald Hines Chair in Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale University School of Architecture and was jointly appointed as a Professor at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Technical University of Munich, Temple University and Philadelphia University. Originally educated as a mechanical/nuclear engineer, Addington worked for several years as an engineer at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and for E.I DuPont de Nemours before she studied architecture. Her teaching, research and professional work span across these disciplines with the overarching objective of determining strategic intersections between the optimal domains of physical phenomena with the practical domains of spatial, geo-political, economic and cultural systems. Her books, chapters, essays, journal papers and articles address topics ranging from fluid mechanics to the History of Technology to smart materials, and she has consulted on projects as diverse as the Sistine Chapel and Amazon rain forest. Addington received a B.S.M.E from Tulane University, a B.Arch from Temple University, an M.Des.S. and a Dr.Des from Harvard University. She also holds an honorary M.A. from Yale University. In 2009, she was selected as one of the country's top ten faculty in architecture by Architect Magazine, and, in 2014, she was named as one of Connecticut's "Women of Innovation."

This free event is open to the public and will take place at Zilker Clubhouse. Drinks and light bites will be provided.