The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 24, 2014


Toronto Architectural Firm RVTR Wins Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome
Self-Ventilated Envelope and Thermoformed Interior Partitions at Pampas House, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
OTTAWA.- The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Toronto architecture firm RVTR is the winner of the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for 2009. This award recognizes exceptional talent and achievement in the field of architecture and architectural design.

The Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, valued at $50,000, is awarded to a young architect or practitioner of architecture, an architecture firm or an architectural design firm that has completed its first buildings and demonstrated exceptional artistic potential. The prize, established in 1987, allows the winners to travel to other parts of the world to hone their skills, develop their creative practice and strengthen their presence in international architecture culture. The project can involve multiple trips to a number of destinations, spread over a two-year period.

RVTR was formed in 2007 as a collaborative architectural practice specifically structured to advance design research by directors Colin Ripley, Kathy Velikov, Geoffrey Thün and Paul Raff. This award will allow the directors to extend their design research on responsive northern housing and facilitate dissemination of their design work to an international audience. In the first year, they will study the methods used by mass-customized prefabrication industries in Japan. During 2010, they will investigate traditional and emerging technologies, buildings and communities for living in cold climates, particularly in Japan, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, and facilitate dissemination of their design work to an international audience. According to RVTR, “cultural and social constructions, as well as technological advancements and energy performance, will shape the development of a new sustainable housing industry leading the way to a higher quality of life for a broad range of constituents.”

RVTR was selected by a peer assessment committee appointed by the Canada Council, comprised of Manon Asselin (Montreal), Bernard Flaman (Regina), Valerie Gow (Toronto), Richard Kroeker (West Pennant, NS) and Darrin Morrison (West Vancouver). The committee commented that “they feel the very timely and pertinent issues this project raises will resonate with Canadians and the world.”

Colin Ripley
Colin Ripley, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, completed his M.Arch. degree at Princeton University in 1994, and also holds degrees in engineering and in theoretical physics. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, and Graduate Program Director for Ryerson's Master of Architecture degree. He is the author, with Marco Polo and Arthur Wrigglesworth, of In the Place of Sound: Architecture|Music|Acoustics (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006).

Kathy Velikov
Kathy Velikov, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, completed her B.Arch in 1996 at the University of Waterloo and holds a Masters in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Toronto. She is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where she teaches design studio, advanced research and theory, and is also Chair of the Canada Green Building Council’s Academic Education Committee. In September 2009, she will be Assistant Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where she previously held the 2006/07 Oberdick Fellowship. She received the 2008 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York.

Geoffrey Thün
Geoffrey Thün completed his B.Arch in 1996 at the University of Waterloo and holds a Masters in Urban Design from the University of Toronto. He is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where he is Faculty Lead and Primary Investigator for North House, and the Post Carbon Highway design research projects, funded by the US Department of Energy/ NREL and SSHRC respectively. In September 2009, he will be Associate Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He received the 2008 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York.

Paul Raff
Paul Raff, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), completed his B.Arch in 1992 at the University of Waterloo and is a frequent visiting critic to a range of cultural institutions. He is previous winner of the 2001 OAA Allied Arts Medal, and 2009 RAIC Allied Arts Award. In addition to his role as a director of RVTR, he maintains a parallel independent award-winning practice, Paul Raff Studio.


Canada Council for the Arts | RVTR | Japan | Iceland | Scotland | Norway | Sweden | Finland | Russia |




Today's News

July 1, 2009

Jeff Koons Presents Works from his Popeye Series at the Serpentine Gallery in London

First UK Retrospective of Spanish Designer and Artist Javier Mariscal at the Design Museum

Ann Goldstein will be the New Artistic Director at the Stedelijk Museum

Tate Liverpool Announces Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely

The Getty Museum Sets the Scene with Staged Photography

Toronto Architectural Firm RVTR Wins Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome

Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Features Work of Renowned Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Poster Design Competition Announced by Transport for London and London Transport Museum

Guggenheim Museum Expands Public Access to Archives with Support of Four Recent Grants

Dallas Museum of Art to Examine Relationships Between Performing and Visual Arts

Metal Detector Discovery To Be Offered at Sotheby's

Everson Museum of Art to Add Syracuse China to Permanent Collection

British Council International: Worldwide Search for the Fifth Curator

Jeu de Paume Hosts Major Exhibition Featuring the Personal Collection of Martin Parr

10th Anniversary Review of the Young Architects Program at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

$25 Can Win a MINI Cooper at National Museum of Wildlife Art

Royal Institute of British Architects Announces New Chief Executive

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Presents 7th Annual alt.pictureshows Film Festival

Harwood Museum of Art Breaks Ground on 10,000 Sq Ft Expansion

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Professor Wayne Sumner and Artist Ian Wallace Win Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site