School of architecture

School Notes: School of Architecture
November/December 2017

Alumni recognized by architecture community

Caples Jefferson Architects, a New York–based firm founded by Sara Caples ’74MArch and Everardo Jefferson ’73MArch, received the 2017 President’s Award from the American Institute of Architects New York chapter at the annual Heritage Ball on October 26. The award commemorates architects, still active and in mid-career, whose work has made a significant impact on New York City. Founded in 1987, Caples Jefferson is known for work that anchors and supports the public realm.

Marion Weiss ’84MArch, cofounder of Weiss/Manfredi, received a 2017 Women in Architecture Award from Architectural Record in the Design Leader category. Now in their fourth year, the awards recognize women pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity in design. Known for work across the fields of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, Weiss/Manfredi projects include the award-winning Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in New York, and the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design in Ohio. The firm is also designing the new Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (TsaiCITY), which will foster innovative problem-solving among students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.    

Professor selected for Venice biennial

Professor Keller Easterling has been selected to join the team working on the US Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition will be titled Dimensions of Citizenship and will investigate the spatial conditions for inclusion and exclusion. Easterling hopes to spark collaborations across several disciplines at Yale to build a digital platform to use existing global trade and infrastructure networks to build links between migrant populations and a multitude of opportunities around the world.

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