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We are pleased to present our fourth issue of evolution, a seasonal journal. This issue focuses on the challenge of creating unique places in a rapidly globalizing world.
The Future of Place: Continuity and Transformation
Time and space appear to be shrinking under the influence of new technologies. Travel and electronic communication are transforming our lives—our relationships to one another and to place. The culture of architecture reflects this new globalization. Aspects of this are energizing: cross-cultural understanding, communities of collaboration, extraordinary technologies.
Yet there are ominous trends in this period of transition. The globalization of architecture can default into the branding of place, the erasure of cultural difference and the commodification of the environment. How can we work creatively in a manner which embraces the energy of global transformation while celebrating the differences of place and the continuities of culture?
Respecting Heritage and Renewing Place
At the University of Virginia, our South Lawn project revives the historic axis to distant mountains, which Jefferson had begun, only to have it later obstructed. The experience of the new building and landscape connects to the historic campus through classically inspired proportions and planning, yet surprises with an unfolding choreography of contemporary, light-filled places.
Respecting Tradition and Transforming Place
New Places—New Paradigms
New Places to Nurture Community
|2010 AIA California Council Honor Award
In collaboration with students and administrative leadership at the University of California Berkeley, Moore Ruble Yudell recieved a 2010 Honor Award for the Student Community Center from the American Institute of Architects California Council.
|2010 AIA California Council Merit Award
The Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure received a 2010 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects California Council.
|2010 Chicago Athaneum American Architecture Award
The Grangegorman Masterplan is a recipient of the prestigious Chicago Athaneum American Architecture Award. A video and exhibition panel of the project were featured as part of the accompanying Symposioum "The City and the World" in Madrid, on November 4-7, 2010.
|National Center of State Courts Citation Award
The Robert E. Coyle US Courthouse in Fresno, CA
Moore Ruble Yudell was awarded the first annual Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence for the Camana Bay Town Centre in the Cayman Islands.
|AOC Courthouse – Santa Barbara
Moore Ruble Yudell was recently selected by the Administrative Office of the Courts, to design the new Santa Barbara Courthouse. One of the largest new public buildings, the project provides an opportunity to make the new courthouse an integral part of Santa Barbara’s rich civic life. The project will begin with a site selection process.
|Faculty Club – University California Santa Barbara
Moore Ruble Yudell has been chosen to renovate and add guestrooms to the landmark Faculty Club designed by Charles Moore and William Turnbull (Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker"), completed in 1968. The UCSB Faculty Club is an important architectural milestone of the 20th Century.
|Win-Gem and Engineering VI Buildings – University California Los Angeles
Moore Ruble Yudell, partnering with BNIM, has been engaged to develop Phase I and II of UCLA’s new engineering complex that is dedicated to pioneering energy conservation research.
|United States Embassy, Santa Domingo
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and Bureau of Administration announced the award of a $148.8 million contract to build the new Moore Ruble Yudell designed embassy compound in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
|The Sloan School of Management, MIT
The new 215,000 square feet MIT Sloan flagship building has rapidly become the vital heart of the school. It is also the greenest building on campus. It was officially dedicated on May 13, 2011.
|Secure and Sustainable U.S. Embassies
Krista Becker, AIA, and John Ruble, FAIA, participated in the AIA Design for Diplomacy briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. They presented strategies and examples of how design, function, sustainability, security and safety standards can be met in an innovative and integrated design process.
|Multiple Scales - Evolution and Process
Simone Barth, Dipl. Ing. Arch and Associate held a public lecture at the Univeristy of Technology Sydney, focused on the experience and exchange of working in multiple scales and a broad range of building types from residential to city and master planning.
Revitalizing Community—the UC Berkeley Student Community Center Project , SCUP 2011 Pacific Regional Conference, Seattle University, Washington
Creating Meaningful Interaction in Presentations at AIA Convention in New Orleans
|2x8:SOURCE at A+D Museum
May 7, 2011–June 3, 2011
Moore Ruble Yudell sponsored the annual AIA exhibition, 2x8, which showcases exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Carissa Shrock, Associate and Clay Holden, Senior Associate organized the exhibition. Victoria Lam, Director of Graphic Design designed the exhibition graphics.
|Radical Preservation: An Unorthodox Approach Might be the Only Answer, California Preservation Foundation
Monday, May 16, 2011
Ann Gray, Publisher of Balcony Media moderated a panel discussion with Buzz Yudell of Moore Ruble Yudell, Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture, and Frank Matero Professor at University of Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Program on their personal experiences and the world view on what heritage conservation means today and in the future.