Aga Khan announces Award for Architecture 2022 winners

Posted on September 23rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

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This summer Nader served on the Aga Khan architecture awards jury alongside Nada Al Hassan, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Amale Andraos, Francis Kéré, Sibel Bozdoǧan, Kader Attia, Lina Ghotmeh, and Anne Lacaton. The final winners, selected for making a difference in the “lives of people and local communites”, were announced today. Congratulations to the six winning projects and teams!

Read more about the winning works from AKDN HERE, from World Architecture HERE, ArchDaily HERE, and CNN HERE.

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DECARBONIZING THE CURRICULUM

Posted on September 20th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

Photo © Sam Dufaux

Fred Bernstein writes for Architectural Record this month on widespread changes to architecture schools’ curricula that are attempting to right the ship in terms of architecture’s role in global warming. Bernstein interviews several deans, chairs, and professors about ways their schools are pushing students to frame their work around climate change. Nader shares that “For too long, we’ve been teaching students how to integrate mechanical systems into buildings, when we should be looking at how to create building envelopes that reduce reliance on those systems.”

Read on for how schools like the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto are approaching their design projects with net zero as a primary constraint HERE.

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Columns up at the new Kendall/MIT station!

Posted on September 19th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

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Nader Tehrani Receives Prestigious National Design Award

Posted on September 7th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, Press

Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the 23rd class of National Design Award winners, honored for design innovation and impact. The 2022 Design Visionary award has been given to Nader Tehrani for his “profound contribution to advancing the field”.

“This year’s National Design Award winners reflect the central role that design can play in addressing some of the most urgent needs of our time. Attuned to increasing social and planetary challenges, all awardees, regardless of their category, have a regenerative approach to design work that takes into account our shared future. I’m grateful to our thoughtful jury this year for their selection. Their deliberations revealed that behind each winner is a philosophy of work that expertly weaves together technological innovation while elevating traditional craft, or that prioritizes preservation and reparation processes, ultimately designing for citizens, and not consumers—a reason for hope in today’s complex world if there ever was one.”

– Maria Nicanor, director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

More information on the National Design Awards and this year’s awardees can be found on Cooper Hewitt’s website HERE and in Smithsonian Magazine HERE.

Press coverage: ARCHITECT | Surface | Architect’s Newspaper | Archinect

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