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2008 Newsmakers

Architectural Record presents brief interviews with the personalities making headlines in the architecture world. From noteworthy architects to clients to policy makers, we speak with the people shaping the profession.

Wolf Prix

Coop Himmelb(l)au recently completed an arts high school in Downtown Los Angeles. Firm cofounder, Wolf Prix, spoke with RECORD about the building, its relationship to other architectural icons in the neighborhood, and how he hopes students will relate to it.

Photo © Elfie Semotan

Lawrence W. Speck

Architect and professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Lawrence W. Speck, designed an outreach center for the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. He spoke with RECORD about designing for the city’s homeless residents and the success of the project in its first years of operation.

Photo courtesy Page Southerland Page

Joseph Grima

Joseph Grima has been the director at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture since 2007. He recently spoke with RECORD about a Storefront contest that called on designers to reimagine the White House.

Photo courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture

Charles Gwathmey

Charles Gwathmey’s firm recently completed a renovation and addition to the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University. He spoke with RECORD about working with Paul Rudolph’s 1963 design and the critical response to his addition.

Photo © Jonathan Becker

Brad Cloepfil

Founder and principal of Allied Works Architecture, Brad Cloepfil, designed a new home for New York’s Museum of Arts and Design that completely reworks a prominent late-Modernist building. He spoke with RECORD about the historical questions raised by the project and how his design works with the institution’s program.

Photo © Ben Benschneider

Hadrian Predock

Hadrian Predock’s firm, Predock_Frane Architects, recently created an installation for the Pomona College Museum of Art. He spoke with RECORD about the work and the way that projects designed for the gallery inform his overall architecture practice.

Photo courtesy Predock_Frane Architects

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Kyu Sung Woo

Kyu Sung Woo Massachusets architect Kyu Sung Woo won this year’s Ho-Am Prize for the arts, a prestigious award considered the Korean equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He spoke with RECORD about being the first architect to win the prize and also discussed some of his current projects.

Photo courtesy KSWA

Jonathan L. Mallie

Jonathan L. Mallie has been named managing director of SHoP Construction, a construction administration company formed by New York’s SHoP Architects. The new entity will work in areas ranging from Integrated Project Delivery to digital modeling in an effort to more efficiently bridge the design-construction divide.

Photo courtesy SHoP Architects

Robert A.M. Stern

Robert A.M. Stern won the 2008 Vincent Scully Prize for his work as an academic, a practicing architect, and the author of several volumes of architectural history. He spoke with RECORD about the significance of the award as well as several of his recent projects.

Photo © Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Enrique Norten

Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos are the subject of an exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Monterrey, Mexico. He recently spoke with RECORD about the show’s organization and the experience of seeing many years of his work displayed simultaneously.

Photo © Winda Berkowitz

Shigeru Ban

The Aspen Museum of Art has selected Japanese architect Shigeru Ban to design its new home. The architect spoke with RECORD about his approach to creating a museum for Hollywood’s ski town.

Photo © Karl Wolfgang / Courtesy Aspen Art Museum

Barry Bergdoll

Museum of Modern Art curator Barry Bergdoll recently organized Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, an exhibition that places five contemporary, full-scale homes within the history of prefab residential design. He spoke with RECORD about the show and the current “prefab craze.”

Photo © Eileen Barroso / Courtesy Columbia University

Marvin J. Malecha

For more than 20 years, Marvin J. Malecha has worked as an educator, and drawing on that experience, he wants to foster greater integration between architecture firms and the academy when he becomes president of the AIA in 2009.

Photo courtesy NC State University College of Design

George Miller

A partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners, George Miller has worked on a diverse group of celebrated projects for the firm. He was recently elected to become AIA president in 2010, and RECORD spoke with him about his plans for the organization, which include a notably outward-looking approach to its mission.

Image courtesy Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners

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