Alumni updates for April 2012
Hart featured in Arch Daily
Alumnus Kevin Hart (BEDA 1973) and his firm Kevin Hart Architecture were featured in ArchDaily for the Menlo School MAC project and World Architecture News for transforming tilt-up concrete boxes to high-tech offices. Both projects can be found online at: http://www.archdaily.com/211338/menlo-school-mac-kevin-hart-architecture-2/ and http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=11320
Wolf elevated to AIA College of Fellows
Scott Wolf was recently elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows as a new FAIA member in the Design category. Wolf received his Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1984
AIA Seattle states, “Scott is a partner at The Miller Hull Partnership, recipient of the 2003 National Firm Award and widely recognized as a leader in environmentally responsible design. Since joining Miller Hull in 1993, Scott has built a national reputation as a sustainable design leader, with a focus on innovative and responsible water, wastewater and stormwater strategies. His projects have received widespread recognition, including two AIA National COTE Top Ten Earth Day Awards and two AIA National Honor Awards.
Scott is truly passionate about water and recognizes that while energy and carbon related concerns have dominated the headlines in recent years, there is an equally serious, and less widely recognized threat being posed by the global water crisis. Through his work, Scott has demonstrated how caring about the planet’s water resources can effectively and persuasively demonstrate the transformative role that these systems play in the creation of a sustainable future for our built environment.”
Freelon Announces Promotions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The Freelon Group, an award-winning Architecture Interiors and Planning firm headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC is pleased to announce the following promotion to Assistant Principal with the firm:
Christopher H. Garris, AIA, LEED® AP – Chris joined The Freelon Group in 2003, rising from Project Designer to Associate and Senior Associate by 2007. He is a strong voice for design excellence within The Freelon Group, having contributed to many of the firm’s noted design projects. As a senior leader in the office, he leads the Design Committee’s activities which reinforce the message of design and its thoughtful integration with technology into every project at Freelon. Chris’ current work as Senior Project Designer includes: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (Jackson, MS) and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Engineering, Aviation, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Building (Princess Anne, MD). Chris received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University.
The Freelon Group is a 50-person, award-winning architectural firm founded by Philip G. Freelon, FAIA (Fellow, American Institute of Architects) in 1990. The firm’s design portfolio centers on Higher Education, Science/Technology and Museum and Cultural Center projects.
Howell focuses on human-centered design in global firm
Graphic Design alumna Lisi Howell (BGD 2004) is a currently a visual designer for frog, a design firm based in San Francisco, California. Howell has been immersed in a world of interaction designers, strategists, technologists, mechanical engineers and product designers in a global innovation firm. Howell has worked with clients ranging from Google, Chase, Verizon, Jostens and Opower.
Howell states of her experience with frog, “The multi-disciplinary smattering of folks I work with aids in my own learning process. I’m a visual designer, but what I do within a project is really a more encompassing role that includes working as a strategist, a human-centered experience designer, and visual/communication designer and tech translator.”
frog was founded in 1969 with headquarters in San Francisco and additional locations in Amsterdam, Austin, Boston, Bangalore, Johannesburg, Kiev, Milan, Munich, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, and Vinnitsa. frog is a company of the Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services firm.
Alumni team wins second place in international design competition
A team of architecture alumni comprised of Virginia Alexander (MARCH 2009), Geoffrey Barton (MARCH 2009) and Darryl Jones (BLAR 2008) along with Lou Huang were selected as the second prize winners of an international competition to redesign the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.
The team’s proposal was selected by a panel of local designers, planners, and city officials from over 50 entries to receive the $10,000 prize.
For the official press release, visit: http://www.ncsu.edu/project/design-projects/dlife/2012/04/13/san-francisco-bay-area-design-team-awarded-second-place-in-the-sacramento-capitol-mall-design-competition/