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Design Awards Announces First Juror for the 2014 Built Awards
The AIA Dallas Design Awards Committee is pleased to announce the first of our three invited jurors for the 2014 AIA Dallas Built Awards, Anne Fougeron, FAIA, principal of Fougeron Architecture in San Francisco, California.
Born of French parents and raised in Paris and New York, she credits her bicultural upbringing as the source of her aesthetic values, which combine a respect for historic precedent with an interest in melding old and new. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in architectural history at Wellesley College and a master of architecture degree at the University of California, Berkeley, she worked for San Francisco architect and urban designer Daniel Solomon for three years, an experience that informed her awareness of the interplay between buildings and the urban environment. In 1986 she founded Fougeron Architecture and went on to design award-winning private- and public- sector projects in a decidedly modernist vocabulary. Fougeron has taught architectural design to undergraduate and graduate students at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Architecture from 2003 to 2004.
The design work of Fougeron Architects is an internationally recognized body of work covering a range of project types, from the deeply rooted contextual relationships of her residential architecture to mixed-use developments that express further the scale and life of the urban blocks of Downtown San Francsico and beyond. “Fall House,” Fougeron’s design for a vacation home set along the bluffs lining the coast of Big Sur, has been recognized through international publication and is a 2014 AIA Small Project Awards recipient. The design of “Fall House” is evocative of much of her design work, a project that is repsectful of site, uses constraints to formally layout the architecture in way that maxmizes the quality of life for the client, and focuses the architecture around maintaining the character and quality of the landscape and ecosystem on a broader scale.
The broader persepctive of Anne’s work goes beyond design. Throughout her many speaking opportunities to the continued update of her blog, a recommended read, Anne continually paints a vivid perspective of the profession. Anne’s strong passion for the role of Women in Architecture to the colorful accounts of travel and professional experiences give an immense amount of life to her commentary.
We are honored to have Anne Fourgeron as a member of our Design Awards Jury and look forward to her perspective and contribution in this year’s program.
Want to submit a project for the 2014 AIA Dallas Built Awards? The submission portal is open and will be accepting entires until September 26th. For more information on submission requirements, timeline, and payment, visit the Call for Entries page.