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2013 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.

Zoë Ryan

Zoë Ryan
With her appointment as curator of the second Istanbul Design Biennial, set to take place from October 18 to December 14, 2014, British-born, U.S.-based Zoë Ryan is helping shape one of the most important new design events even as she approaches her third year as chair and curator of architecture and design at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Photo © Kyle LaMere

Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta
“By the time I was 12 or 13 years old, I knew that someday I would have something to do with influencing place,” says Carol Coletta of growing up in South Memphis.

Photo courtesy KnightFoundation.org

Ennead’s Richard Olcott

Ennead’s Richard Olcott
In the spring of 2011, Stanford University reached out to Richard Olcott, partner at Ennead Architects, asking him to design a new museum space for a major collection of artwork recently acquired by the school.

Image courtesy Ennead Architects

Mark Wigley

Mark Wigley
The outgoing dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) discusses the thinking behind his experimental legacy.

Photo via The Audi Urban Future Initiative

Michael Speaks

Michael Speaks
The dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture talks to RECORD on the occasion of his first midterm review.

Photo © J. Seo

Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis
Greek architect Andreas Angelidakis has a penchant for designing exhibitions that are all-encompassing experiences.

Photo © Giannis Vastardis

A Maggie's Centre, designed by Snøhetta, opened in Aberdeen, Scotland, on September 23.

Charles Jencks
The latest Maggie’s Centre, by the Oslo-based firm Snøhetta, opened in Aberdeen, Scotland, on September 23. “It looks kind of like an egg that’s cracking open,” says Charles Jencks, who co-founded Maggie’s Centres with his late wife and continues to serve as a board member. “In the center of the egg is a wooden element, like a geode.” Jencks spoke with Record by phone from his home in London.

Photo © Charles Jencks

An exhibition this summer at Berlin's Aedes showcased the research and planning scenarios that grew out of MyIdealCity.com

Winka Dubbeldam
The start of the school year marks Winka Dubbeldam’s first fall semester as chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

Photo courtesy Architecture Forum Aedes

Richard Meier

Richard Meier
As Meier celebrates the 50th anniversary of establishing his own practice, he reflects on his career and sticking with a Modernist vocabulary.

Photo © Richard Meier and Partners

Andy Klemmer

Andy Klemmer
This summer may be the busiest of Andy Klemmer’s life. Two buildings for which his firm, the New York-based Paratus Group, serves as project director—the Pérez Miami Art Museum, by Herzog & de Meuron, and an addition to the Kimbell Museum, in Fort Worth, by Renzo Piano—are racing toward fall openings, turning the New Yorker into a Florida-Texas commuter.

Photo courtesy Paratus Group

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Model for the Assembly, Chandigarh, 1964

Jean-Louis Cohen
RECORD talks with the eminent architecture historian and architect who organized the comprehensive new Le Corbusier exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Pictured: Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Model for the Assembly, Chandigarh, 1964

Rebecca Rudolph (left) and Catherine Johnson

Design, Bitches
What began as architects Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph’s provocative response to the question “What is architecture?” became the ethos of the duo’s collaboration: “It is design, bitches” was their answer.

Photo © Meiko Takechi Arquillos

Steven Learner

Steven Learner
Architect and Collective.1 Design Fair founder and director Steven Learner.

Photo © Perry Hagopian

Cecilia Alemani

Cecilia Alemani
Director and curator of High Line Art, she brings that spirit of disruption to the elevated New York City park designed by James Corner Field Operations (with Diller Scofidio + Renfro).

Photo © Tom Medwell

Christine Jones

Christine Jones
New York set designer Christine Jones has turned heads with her evocative rendition of Las Vegas in the new Met Opera production of Rigoletto.

Photo © Jonathan Tichler

Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels on the Smithsonian
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is looking to raise the profile of the Smithsonian’s lesser-known spaces.

Photo © Laurie Meisel

Mark Lamster
Mark Lamster will be the new architecture critic at the Dallas Morning News.

Photo © Andrew Bernheimer

Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich
Filmmaker Su Friedrich discusses Gut Renovation, a personal and impassioned documentary about the transformation of a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Image courtesy Film Forum

Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève

Barry Bergdoll
RECORD speaks with the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art about an exhibition devoted to the 19th-century French architect Henri Labrouste (1801-1875).

Pictured: Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, 1838-1850. View of the reading room; Photo by Michel Nguyen © Bibliothèque Sainte‐Geneviève/Michel Nguyen

Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena
ELEMENTAL executive director Alejandro Aravena.

Photo © ELEMENTAL

Dattner Architects' proposal for New York City's adAPT competition

Donald Albrecht
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers will open at the Museum of the City of New York on January 23. RECORD spoke with the show's co-curator.

Pictured: Dattner Architects' proposal for New York City's adAPT competition; Image courtesy The Durst Organization and Dattner Architects

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