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Charles Correa International Lecture: Xu Tiantian

Xu Tiantian is the founding principal of DnA _Design and Architecture. She has received numerous awards such as the WA China Architecture Award in 2006 and 2008, the Architectural League New York’s Young Architects Award in 2008, the Design Vanguard Award in 2009 by Architecture Record and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architect in 2019. She has built a number of projects, such as Songzhuang Art Center and Ordos Art Museum. In the past years she has been engaged extensively in the rural revitalising process in Songyang County, China. Her groundbreaking “architectural acupuncture” is a holistic approach to the social and economic revitalization of rural China and has been selected by UN Habitat as the case study of Inspiring Practice on Urban-Rural Linkages. Xu Tiantian received her masters in architecture and urban design from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and her baccalaureate in architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Lecture & Panel: Deanna Van Buren, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS)

Deanna Van Buren is the Executive Director, Design Director, and Co-Founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS), an architecture and real estate development non-profit building infrastructure to end mass incarceration. As one of only 500 licensed Black female architects in the U.S, Deanna is committed to racial equity in the built environment and is a national thought leader in advocating for alternative spaces for justice, including restorative justice centers and mobile resource villages. Van Buren’s most recent notable projects with her team include Restore Oakland, a campus for restorative justice and restorative economics in Oakland, California, and the reimagining of the Atlanta City Detention Center into a Center for Equity. Van Buren received her BS in architecture from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Architecture from Columbia University, and she is the only architect to have been awarded the Rauschenberg Artist as Activist fellowship.

House P / PLY+

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Bløm Meadworks / Synecdoche Design Studio

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Alfred Taubman Wing / Preston Scott Cohen

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The Matchbox House / Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism

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Parkridge / PLY Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Park House / PLY Architecture

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Ann Arbor, United States
  • Architects: Ply Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Ann Arbor District Library / inFORM studio

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Ann Arbor, United States

University of Michigan Museum of Art / Allied Works Architecture

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Bridge House / Wilfred John Oskar Armster

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