Since architect Chris Genik left Daly Genik (now called Kevin Daly Architects)Â and became dean at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego in 2010, we have lost touch with him. Heâ€™s no longer the dean, and we havenâ€™t heard a peep about what heâ€™s up to. If you know of his whereabouts please contact eavesdrop immediately. And speaking of Chrises, we hear that our friend Christopher Mount, who curated MOCAâ€™s New Sculpturalism exhibition before things with Jeffrey Deitch went haywire, is opening up a gallery inside the Pacific Design Center dedicated to architectural prints and related art.
What’s in a name?Â It seems that every time we get used to an architect’s name they go ahead and change it. We’re still confused by the nameÂ Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership), and we can’t get our heads around monikers like Rogers Stirk Harbour (formerly Richard Rogers Partnership) and Populous (formerly HOK Sport). Not to mention the headaches when firms like AECOM swallow the likes of Ellerbe BecketÂ and EDAW.
The latest on the new name train are some of LA’s brightest firms. Daly Genik Architects is now Kevin Daly Architects. And wHY Architecture is now why design. The former came as a result of shuffled leadershipâ€”partners Kevin Daly and Chris Genik parted ways amicably. The latter is a branding change to broaden the firm’s scope beyond architecture. Both have completely new web sites. And both, no doubt, will puzzle us all until we finally come to terms with the inevitability of change.
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