Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 38 - August 10, 1995
Professor Donald Sunshine and associate professor Kathryn Clarke Albright received a full fellowship to the 1995 AIA/ACSA Design and Practice Summer Institute at St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M., in August.
Urban Affairs and Planning professor Bob Dyck attended two professional conferences in May and June, one in Lisbon and the other in Weimar. At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Conference in Lisbon, he presented a paper titled "A Post-Modern Conceptual Framework for Design and Design Pedagogy: A Response to the Global Transformation." Peter Ozolins, an environmental design and planning doctoral student and instructor, co-authored the paper. At the European Association for Architectural Association Forum in Weimar, Dyck presented his paper, "Back to the Future: Classicism and Non-Linear Science." Dyck also made professional visitations in Barcelona, Paris, Prague, Vienna, and Maribor.
Also at the European Association for Architectural Association Forum, assistant professor Heinrich Schnoedt presented a paper, "The Vertical Region." He was also a panelist at the symposium "Terms of Engagement," Architecture and Digital Technology at Pratt Institute in New York.
Shelley Martin, assistant professor of architecture, presented a paper titled "Removal of History" at the 1995 ACSA European Conference, "Defining the Urban Condition: Accelerating Change in the Geography of Power," held in Lisbon.
Rengin Holt, assistant professor of architecture, won a national juried exhibition in the 1995 Bowery Gallery National Competition in the Soho district in New York City. Titled "When Red Met Blue," her work was exhibited from July 7-26. She also won a prestigious award in an international competition in Barcelona, Spain, called the 15th Mini Print International, Cadaques in the Taller Galeria Fort at Cadaques. The exhibition will be held there from September 1-15, then exhibited in Wingfield Arts & Music Festival, England, the Joensuu Festival, Finland and in Canet de Mar during the "Curs Internacional de Arquitectura" in Barcelona.
Associate professor of architecture Scott Poole presented a lecture, "The Care of Time," at the 1995 ACSA European Conference. In June, he was a guest critic at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
In January 1995, associate professor Susan Piedmont-Paladino served as a juror for the AIA National Education Honors awards at AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.. The next month, she coordinated a design charrette in San Francisco for the National Peace Garden Foundation. She also participated as a speaker at "Capital Visions: Reflections on a Decade of Urban Design Charrettes and a Look Ahead," an urban design symposium at the Library of Congress sponsored by the Washington Area Architecture Group and the Library.
Annie Q. Taylor, senior buyer/contracts officer in the Purchasing Department, has been elected second vice president of the National Association of Purchasing Management-Virginia (NAPM-VA) for the 1995-96 term. This organization is composed of purchasing professionals throughout the State of Virginia and is a National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) affiliate. Taylor is a certified purchasing manager (CPM) and a certified public purchasing officer (CPPO). In this position, Taylor will be responsible for directing and advising the membership and professional development committees. She will also serve as liaison to the local chapters.
Harry L. Biggs, buyer specialist in the Purchasing Department, has been certified as a Virginia Contracting Officer. This certification is issued by the Division of Purchases and Supply in Richmond after the completion of a series of classes and exams on State purchasing policies and procedures. Biggs has been with the university one year and his main areas of purchasing responsibility are Physical Plant requirements, furniture, and furnishings.