Williamson Chong Architects has won the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts; Shane Williamson (MArch '99) and Betsy Williamson (MArch '97)Jul 19, 2012
It was just announced that Williamson Chong Architects has won the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts. Principals Shane Williamson (GSD MArch 1999) and Betsy Williamson (GSD MArch 1997) with their partner Donald Chong, submitted the winning proposal - Living Wood - which will engage international architects, researchers and industry leaders in advanced wood construction and emerging manufacturing technologies. They will be exploring new tectonic notions of solid wood construction as well as visiting exemplary buildings that use wood in aesthetically beautiful and technologically innovative ways. Their goal is to situate digital fabrication and wood construction in a broader cultural context and link theories of design and technology with ecological aspects of building and construction.
Please see the Canada Council for the Arts website for more information.