Getty appoints Maristella Casciato as Senior Curator of Architectural Collections

Architecture, Shft+Alt+Del, West
Friday, January 22, 2016
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Maristella Casciato, the Getty's new senior curator of architectural collections. (Courtesy Getty Research Institute)

Maristella Casciato, the Getty’s new senior curator of architectural collections. (Courtesy Getty Research Institute)

When Wim de Wit stepped down in 2013 from The Getty Research Institute (GRI) after 20 years of overseeing architecture and contemporary art, and co-curating the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in L.A., the design community wondered who could fill the vacuum created by his departure. This week, two-and-a-half years later, the GRI announced today the appointment of architectural historian and curator Maristella Casciato as Senior Curator of Architectural Collections.

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Vince Bertoni nominated to lead Los Angeles’ planning department

A new planner in town: Vince Bertoni, at a town hall meeting last September (Eddie Rivera/ Courtesy Pasadena News Now)

A new planner in town: Vince Bertoni, at a town hall meeting last September. (Eddie Rivera/ Courtesy Pasadena News Now)

At the top of the year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off 2016 by putting his attention toward the future of L.A.’s physical shape as he nominated Pasadena Planning Director Vince Bertoni as the new head of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning (LADCP).

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Columbia GSAPP selects Jorge Otero-Pailos to lead its Historic Preservation Program

Jorge Otero-Pailos (Courtesy Jorge Otero-Pailos)

Jorge Otero-Pailos (Courtesy Jorge Otero-Pailos)

Columbia GSAPP Dean Amale Andraos announced that Professor Jorge Otero-Pailos will be the new director of the Master of Science in Historic Preservation program, beginning July 1, 2016. He will succeed Andrew Dolkart, who has served as program director for eight years.

MoMA names Sean Anderson associate curator of the Department of Architecture and Design

Chloe Burton Photography; Corporate Headshot; Chloe Burton; Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Courtesy MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has selected Sean Anderson as its new associate curator in the department of architecture and design. Anderson will work alongside fellow department employees to create collections, exhibitions, and public programs that focus on contemporary architecture.

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Benjamin Prosky Named Executive Director of AIA New York

East, Shft+Alt+Del
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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(Courtesy Architizer)

(Courtesy Architizer)

The AIA New York has named Architizer co-founder and minority owner Benjamin Prosky as its new Executive Director. He will step away from his role as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Prosky has been overseeing events, publications, multimedia content and special projects since 2011. He will begin his duties at the AIA in early 2016.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve as Executive Director of the AIANY and the Center for Architecture,” Prosky said in a statement. “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to expand the scope of both organizations—I look forward to engaging with the professional architects who are the backbone of the constituency, and also cultivating the broader public which, in the context of New York, recognizes the profound impact that design and the built environment have on the vitality of the city and all aspects of our lives.”

Eavesdrop> Town ‘n Gown: Fall means change in Los Angeles

Eavesdroplet, Shft+Alt+Del, West
Monday, November 16, 2015
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(Courtesy SCI-Arc)

(Courtesy SCI-Arc)

Although the weather seems like summer will never end, fall has been a tizzy of school daze–related comings and goings. After raising eyebrows a couple years ago when he left his practice and teaching behind to join AECOM’s Los Angeles office, Peter Zellner recently left the corporate world to hang a shingle with former AECOM-er Paul Naecker and is back molding young minds at SCI-Arc.

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Clifford Pearson, deputy editor at Architectural Record, will direct USC’s American Academy in China

East, News, Shft+Alt+Del
Monday, November 16, 2015
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Clifford Pearson (Courtesy World Building Institute)

Clifford Pearson (Courtesy World Building Institute)

Clifford Pearson, deputy editor at Architectural Record, is leaving his post to join the University of Southern California‘s (USC) School of Architecture as Director of the American Academy in China (AAC). Read More

James Russell appointed Director of Design Strategic Initiatives at New York City DDC

Development, East, Shft+Alt+Del
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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James Russell. (Courtesy James Russell)

James Russell. (Courtesy James Russell)

James S. Russell has been appointed the Director of Design Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Leading a research team, he will help the agency to build its already impressive capacity to deliver equitable growth through environmental sustainability and resiliency.

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Vishaan Chakrabarti departs SHoP to begin his own practice, the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism

(Skyline photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr; Montage by AN)

(Skyline photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr; Montage by AN)

Architect and planner Vishaan Chakrabarti has had some crazy ideas over the years. In the past he has worked to convert an old Post Office adjacent to Penn Station into the monumental Moynihan Station and helped shape a loopy scheme to transform the former Domino Sugar Factory on Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Waterfront. In 2013, he even spearheaded a proposal to extend Manhattan island to connect it with Governors Island and project a new plot of land into New York Harbor.

It’s fair to say that Chakrabarti thinks big. Today, Chakrabarti announced his latest big idea: his own architecture firm called the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU).

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Maxwell Anderson steps down as Director of Dallas Museum of Art for New Cities Foundation

Art, Shft+Alt+Del, Southwest
Thursday, October 1, 2015
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(Courtesy Wikipedia)

(Courtesy Wikipedia)

After serving for almost four years, Maxwell Anderson has resigned from his post as Director at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) so he can focus on his new venture, New Cities Foundation in New York City.

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Martha Thorne is the new dean of Madrid’s IE School of Architecture and Design

Architecture, Design, East, Shft+Alt+Del
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Martha Thorne (Courtesy IE University)

Martha Thorne. (Courtesy IE University)

On September 4th, IE University in Madrid announced Martha Thorne as the new Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design. School leaders anticipate that her knowledge of the international architecture and design worlds will further IE’s mission of training forward-thinking designers and architects.

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Two of the biggest names in engineering, Weidlinger and Thornton Tomasetti, have joined forces

The merger of Weidlinger Associates and Thornton Tomasetti has been completed. Pictured are (from left) Tom Scarangello, chairman & CEO, and Ray Daddazio and Bob DeScenza, co-presidents. Photo by Bess Adler.

The merger of Weidlinger Associates and Thornton Tomasetti has been completed. Pictured are (from left) Tom Scarangello, chairman & CEO, and Ray Daddazio and Bob DeScenza, co-presidents. (Bess Adler)

Two of the world’s most respected engineering firms, Thornton Tomasetti and Weidlinger Associates, have merged.

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