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Erika Naginski has been appointed the Robert Sterling Clark Professor for 2012-2013. The Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professorship at Williams College and the Clark Art Institute brings to campus a distinguished art or architectural historian to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level and circulate in the  intellectual community. Previous Clark Professors have included Robin Kelsey (Harvard University), Michael Cole (Columbia University), and Harry Francis Malgrave (IIT College of Architecture).

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A new lab building designed by Toshiko Mori Architect will break ground at the Novartis Campus in Cambridge, MA this spring.  

Two recent design commissions include the Peter Freeman Gallery in SoHo, as well as Sean Kelly’s new gallery space in Hell’s Kitchen.  A book about Kelly’s recently completed house in upstate New York, also designed by Toshiko Mori Architect, will be published by Hatje Cantz in the fall.  

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Felipe Correa, Assistant Professor and Director of the Urban Design Program, will speak at Universidad de la República in Montevideo (Uruguay) on April 13th. His lecture will focus on resource extraction within the South American continent and its effects on current urbanization processes.  The lecture will also mark the launch of theSouth America Project Research Workshops to be carried out in Montevideo throughout the next two years.

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Cloud Terrace, a new temporary installation by landscape artists Andy Cao (LF '11) and Xavier Perrot, recently opened at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Clouds sculpted from chicken wire dangle 10,000 loaned Swarovski crystals creating the effect of gathered raindrops over the property's Arbor Terrace. John Beardsley, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the GSD and Director of Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, says temporary installations “breathe new life into these landscapes,” which are “living works” no matter how historic. The commission developed from Cao's visit to the institute as a Loeb fellow in 2011.

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Professor in Residence in Art, Design, and the Public Domain Krzysztof Wodiczko, in collaboration with Julian Bonder (MDesS '96), has recently completed construction of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France.

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It is with enormous sadness that we announce the recent deaths of Luis Moreno Mansilla and Manuel de Solà-Morales. The unexpectedness of both passings adds to the shock of a great loss.

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The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture on April 13 to Professor Rafael Moneo.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. They recognize achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard. The Medal presentation will be followed with a lecture by Moneo.

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Luis Moreno Mansilla was among the best, if not the best of architects to have passed through my office. His loss leaves behind a valuable body of work now, unfortunately, interrupted. My office must now adjust, but we must trust that our mission will not change. The nuances of Luis’s complex, subtle, and sensitive personality made his contribution as definitive as unpredictable. We will certainly feel his absence.

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