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The 2022 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Journey Grant recipients Tadd Heidgerken and Zui Lig Ng. Picture courtesy AIANY

Two rising architects have been lately named as winners of the 2022 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Journey Grant by the Heart for Structure on the AIA New York (AIANY).

The grants are given out to rising or mid-career architects in assist of their private {and professional} growth by journey overseas that can doubtless complement their analysis and apply.

Tadd Heidgerken and Zui Lig Ng have been awarded a mixed whole of $25,000 for initiatives that look into the constructed atmosphere in 5 completely different nations as potential guides for options to numerous ascending challenges within the trade.

From Heidgerkens “Social Practices: Collectivist Architecture in North America”.  Photo: Tadd Heidgerken.

From Heidgerkens “Social Practices: Collectivist Structure in North America”. Photograph: Tadd Heidgerken.

Heidgerken’s investigation into inclusive employment fashions, titled “Social Practices: Collectivist Structure in North America,” will look at organizational methods that function outdoors of conventional stasis dictated by market economies with a view to produce a information to various apply.

His travels will take the et al. Collaborative Principal and present College of Detroit Mercy Affiliate Professor to Puerto Rico and Mexico as a part of the examine, the place the AIANY mentioned he’ll “conduct an ethnographic investigation of how latest unionization drives, decolonization efforts, and community-centered design strategies problem the construction of conventional architectural work.”

From Lig Ng's “Shophouses – Sustainable Vessels that Adapt to Environment, Economy, and Culture” Photo: Zui Lig Ng.

From Lig Ng’s “Shophouses – Sustainable Vessels that Adapt to Atmosphere, Financial system, and Tradition” Photograph: Zui Lig Ng.

His co-recipient Zui Lig Ng will check out vernacular shophouse constructions in Southeast Asia by way of how their design methods might be extracted in different types in tropical areas (together with his personal work round Houston) to assist these communities adapt to climate- associated wants.

The ZDES Design Construct Principal and Professor of Graduate Structure at Northwest Houston Prairie View A&M College will journey to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand for the mission. “Shophouses – Sustainable Vessels that Adapt to Atmosphere, Financial system, and Tradition” was given $7,500, whereas the remaining $17,500 grant went to Heidgerken.

Studio Cooke John founder Nina Cooke John and previous time period AIANY President Ken Lewis of SOM served on the jury together with 5 others.

Extra details about scholarship packages on the Heart for Structure might be discovered right here.


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