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Posts Tagged ‘Reed Kroloff’

Moving Past Architecture’s “Self-Infatuated” Era

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“Building a Better Architect” was the theme for the afternoon session at Dwell on Design so taking the stage were Henry Urbach, who was named as Curator of Architecture and Design at SF MOMA last year, and Reed Kroloff, who, until recently, was Dean of Tulane’s School of Architecture, and who is now Director-designate of Cranbrook (something he told us at lunch would be like living in an “Eero Saarinen country club”).

Both praised Thom Mayne‘s SF Federal Building and said, basically, architects need to take off the vanity plates and follow the lead of someone like Dwell, who Kroloff used as a great example for successfully knocking architecture off its pedestal. Brilliant move, Kroloff, you just doubled your honorarium!

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Cooper Hewitt Announces 2007 Judges

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Cooper-Hewitt is ramping up for the National Design Awards again, first by announcing their esteemed judges:

Stephen Burks, Readymade Projects
Caterina Fake, Flickr
Michael Gabellini, Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Director, Liz Claiborne
Reed Kroloff, Dean of Tulane University School of Architecture
Yeohlee Teng, Yeohlee Inc.
James Wines, Founder of SITE and Professor of Architecture at Penn State University

The jury will appear on a panel on May 16, 2007, 6:30 pm to discuss the selection process and awards theme: “State of Design Now.” The panel will be broadcast live on the NDA site. The Awards themselves, one of our favorite events to cover, will be on October 18, 2007, during National Design Week (October 14-20).