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Architecture Knowledge Review Podcast Series

Architecture Knowledge Review is a podcast series for design professionals, featuring interviews, discussions, and best practices by architects and other design professionals who are at the forefront of the profession. Visit this page often for more information on specific topics and presentations.

Young Architects: Making a Difference

Podcast: 2010/6/12 - 31:37

Presenters: Kevin de Freitas, AIA; David Grissino, AIA; and Tricia Stuth, AIA

In this podcast, we’ll talk about their first decade of success and about how young architects are making a difference in our firms, our communities, and our profession.

Kevin deFreitas, AIA, has established his own firm, Kevin deFreitas Architects in San Diego. The Young Architect Award jury highlighted Kevin’s commitment to revitalizing urban areas, “moving his life and practice to a neighborhood he has helped invigorate.” In addition to being an active board member of several nonprofit and community planning groups, Kevin regularly provides pro bono services to church and youth-related organizations.

David Grissino, AIA, is a senior urban designer with Goody Clancy in Boston and an active leader in the Boston Society of Architects, where as chair of the Membership Committee he created programs to help emerging professionals in their career development. He also has served on the BSA Urban Design Committee and the New Executive Director Search Committee. The Young Architect Award jury particularly cited David’s elevation of “civic dialogue about important developments in Boston” and his inspiration of younger architects “to step into active civic roles.”

Tricia Stuth, AIA, is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design. She also is a founding partner of the firm Curb and a founding principal of Applied Research—an architectural collaborative that combines the research interests of four UT faculty members. Previously, she worked for the Miller|Hull Partnership and KieranTimberlake Associates. In 2008, Stuth was one of only two educators nationwide to be awarded the 2008–2009 ACSA|AIA Housing Design Education Award, and she also has received the 2009–2010 ACSA|AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award. The Young Architect Award jury particularly cited the wide-ranging effect on contemporary housing design of Tricia’s work as an educator, practitioner, and scholar.

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