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Sighted: Durban Edition

Sophie Troskolanski, an organizer of the Healthcare Otherwhere International Student Competition; Mila Bolt, competition winner and a student at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT); Cameron Sinclair, Founder, Architecture for Humanity, Director, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, competition juror, and UIA keynote speaker; and Madeleine Swete Kelly, a Durban-based architect, were joined by AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, at Archiball, the closing UIA party celebrating the student-run competition.

Zahira Asmal, founder of Designing_South Africa; Cameron Sinclair, Founder, Architecture for Humanity, Director, Jolie-Pitt Foundation and competition juror; and Sophie Troskolanski; at the Healthcare Otherwhere International Student Competition reception.

Former AIA President George Miller, FAIA, Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, accepted the UIA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement on behalf of I.M. Pei, age 97.

AIANY member Susannah Drake, AIA, FASLA, Principal, dlandstudio, was a keynote presenter at UIA’s triennial conference in Durban.

South African architect Peter Rich, Saija Hollmen of Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects, and Global Studio Founder Anna Rubbo spoke about Global Studio’s exhibition “People Building Better Cities,” previously on view at the Center for Architecture.

U.S. Consul General in Durban Taylor Ruggles (far right) hosted a reception in his home that was attended by guests including AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA; AIA Vice President Thomas Vonier, FAIA; and Jerônimo de Moraes Neto, Secretary General of the Arquitetos do Brasil.

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, and AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, greeted Elbey Gasimzade, Chief Architect of Baku, and his translator Sheyda Novruzzade, at the U.S. Consul General in Durban’s reception.

George Miller, FAIA, former AIA President and partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, shows off I.M. Pei’s UIA Gold Medal at a reception at the home of Taylor Ruggles, U.S. Consul General in Durban.

AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, participated in a workshop about public space with participants including Pieter Pieters, architect at Fassler Kamstra & Holmes Architects (left); and Bronwyn Horn, intern at Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers (right).

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, met with a Peruvian delegation led by José Enrique Arispe Chávez, President, Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru (CAP) Lima.

Andrey Bokov, President, Union of Architects of Russia, joined AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, at the triennial congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA)

Recently-elected 2016 AIA President Russel A. Davidson, FAIA, congratulated AIA Vice President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, for his election as UIA’s Secretary General.

AIA Vice President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, and wife Françoise Vonier celebrated his election as UIA’s Secretary General with AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA.

A Brazilian delegation including Jerônimo de Moraes Neto, Secretary General of the Arquitetos do Brasil, celebrated the selection of Rio de Janeiro as the host-city for the UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects with Brazil’s national drink, caipirinhas.

AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, tours Durban.

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, explored Durban in one of the city’s Go! Durban bike-share bicycles.

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, toured Durban by bike with co-speaker Elizabeth Francis, Principal of the Irish firm atelier Francis.