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SCI-Arc Directors Recognized with 2014 Progressive Architecture Awards

Architect Magazine announced its 2014 Progressive Architecture Awards in the magazine's March issue. Out of more than 150 submissions, the competition jurors recognized 10 projects, each of them "able to achieve their potential." More specifically, what won over the jury was a holistic approach to design with an eye toward practical realization.

TBA 21, an experimental pavilion in Patagonia designed by Hernan Diaz Alonso of Xefirotarch

SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss, principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, won a P/A Citation Award for his Albuquerque Rail Yards Master Plan to convert a 27.3-acre site just south of Downtown Albuquerque into a mixed-use development with office and cultural spaces as well as retail, light commercial facilities and workforce housing. Read more here.

Graduate Programs Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso, principal of Xefirotarch, received a P/A Citation award for his TBA 21 experimental pavilion in Patagonia, Argentina. Framed as a rejection of types and typology in favor of a broader “species” framework, the pavilion (shown here) seems to be informed by bovinae: segments of its spheroid metalling units are draped in cowhide, while others appear to be clad in slabs of beef. Read more here.

Jurors included SCI-Arc design faculty Marcelo Spina, co-principal of Los Angeles-based P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Lise Anne Couture, managing partner of New York-based Asymptote, Nataly Gattegno, co-founder and managing partner of Future Cities Lab in San Francisco, and Sasa Radulovic, co-founder of 5468796 Architecture in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.