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THE INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITEC TURE & URBAN STUDIES

ALUMNI NEWSLET TER
ISSUE 01

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I N T RO D U C T I ON STUDENTS

HELLO INSTITUTE ALUMNI, SUMMER 2009

Z H A NI NA B OYA DZ H I E VA
The first alumni newsletter is here! As an effort to stay connected with everyone who has studied at the Institute, we are launching
YA S M I NA KH AN
the first bi-annual alumni newsletter. This is just a small snippet of what has been happening here at the Institute and what
students have achieved since leaving the program. We will spotlight individual students every issue, feature upcoming events ALUMNI
as well as update student work from semester to semester. Tell us what you have been doing since graduating from the program.
SPRING 2009
- Julia Suna Choi, Assistant Director
GW E ND O LY N A R B E R

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M A RY E T T E H AG G E RT Y P E R R AU LT

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TO S H I WO U D E NB E RG
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT:
SUMMER 2008
GRIFFEN FRAZEN
SAY L I KO RG AO NKA R
( SPRING ‘08)

SPRING 2008
Griffen spent a semester in
Shanghai during the past year GRIFFEN FRAZEN
studying Asian art and new media. J O NA H ST E R N

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While abroad, Griffen’s Institute
project, which focused on G . S C H U Y L E R C A DWA L A D E R
Central Park entitled Urban
DA NNY S NY D E R
Mutation was exhibited in
the Student Exhibition at SUMMER 2007
the 2008 Shanghai Biennial.
From left to right: (above) Gwen Arber, Sarah Whiting, Bruce Becker (below) Ron J UA N C A R LO S A R I ST I ZA BA L
Witte, Pablo Jendretzki, Kate Mann, Andreas Hausler
Griffen also spent some time KR I ST E N G A R I BA L D I
working as an intern at SciSkew
SPRING 2007
while he was in Shanghai.
P H I L I P DAV I S

M AT T J U L I A N A

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M A Y 6 , 2 0 0 9
M A RG A R E T O H

S O P H AT SA M
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies Spring 2009 semester had its
Final Review on June 6, 2009. Sarah Whiting and Ron Witte were the honored J ES S E S E EG E RS

guest critics: both are studio professors at the School of Architecture in Princeton FALL 200 5
University, Sarah teaches in the graduate program and Ron teaches in the
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undergraduate program. Also those who participated in the final review were Bill
Millard, Kate Mann, Marc Hacker, Pablo Jendretzki, Andreas Hausler, Grahame DA M I TA Y U
Shane, and Bruce Becker. Bill writes . Pablo teaches at the New York Institute SUMMER 2004
of Technology. Grahame teaches at the Graduate School for Architecture and
N E WS Planning in Columbia University and the Cooper Union, he had taught at the old S H A NE NE U F EL D

IAUS and was extremely happy to see the program back up and running. Kate, JA NE L L E PAT R I C K
Marc and Andreas all work within the architectural profession. SPRING 2004
L I LY L A NG LO I S

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2009

J U N E

The Institute welcomes two
students for our Summer 2009
semester! We are pleased to
have Zhanina Boyadzhieva and
Yasmina Khan this summer.
Zhanina is coming to us from
Mount Holyoke and will be
examining the great pedestrian
experiment of Times Square.
Yasmina is a student at New
York University and she’ll be
delving into the issues of the
T H E U N I T E D N AT I O N S , N E W Y O R K flophouses along the Bowery.

M A R C H
Gwen Arber presented her final project entitled, (UN)identifiable
Global Cities: between Ambivalence and Utopia which examined Kevin Kennon travels to the Five
the United Nations complex and site within New York City. Colleges.

Gwen began questioning the limitations and possibilities of a J A N U A R Y

socially and politically engaged architecture by looking into the
Anika Hedberg joins the Institute
political nature and architectural implications of the United Nations
program as a student advisor. She
as it stands today. She investigated how to rectify the ideas of
and Schuyler Cadwalader (F ‘07)
global governance with the site and the notions of public media,
assist with design strategies and
protest and expression. Focusing on the temporary building,
technical guidance as peer advisors
which is currently under construction, Gwen proposed keeping
to the students throughout the
and transforming the temporary building rather than tearing it
semester. Schuyler has been
down and introduced a transitional media center that would travel
involved with the Institute in
around the world echoing the message of the United Nations.
this role for two semesters now.
She will be heading back to Hampshire College to finish her degree
over the course of the next year. Great job Gwen! 2008

D E C E M B E R

A LU M NI U P DATES Julia Suna Choi is appointed
Assistant Director of the Institute.
M A Y 2 0 0 8 Julia attended the Cooper Union
Jonah Stern (SP ‘08) began working as Exhibitions Coordinator at the Center for Architecture, AIA New York Chapter. He has and brings tremendous experience
most recently co-curated MAKE IT WORK: Engineering Possibilities, which ran through the end of May 2009. He has worked on and a fresh perspective to the
lots of interesting exhibitions at the Center over the past year. Some of them include South Street Seaport: Re-Envisioning the program. In the past, she has
Urban Edge and +Housing. Jonah will be featured in the next Alumni Newsletter, so stay tuned! If you are in the New York area, worked with Eisenman Architects,
stop by to see what’s new. The Center for Architecture is located at LaGuardia Place, just south of Washington Square Park. and Diller Scofidio + Renfro prior
to assuming her position here.
M A Y 2 0 0 8 Welcome Julia!

Jesse Seegers (F ‘06) began working at Volume Magazine in New York. Volume is an independent, quarterly magazine, affiliated
with Columbia University’s thinktank C-Lab (The Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting), ARCHIS, and AMO. STAY TU NE D. . .

M A R C H 2 0 0 9 We’ll be highlighting Jonah
G. Schuyler Cadwalader (F ‘07) was admitted to M. Arch I programs at Pratt Institute, UCLA and the Stern (SP ‘08) in an Alumni
University of Pennsylvania. He will be attending PennDesign this fall, 2009. Spotlight next issue!
Congratulations Schuyler!
Keep us up to speed with you,
and we’ll do the same! See
below for contact information.

Cheers!

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