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Summer/Fall 2008

Dr. Stephen Phillips, AIA was awarded the prestigious 2008-2009 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Each year, the ACSA and AIAS honor up to three faculty nationally who have demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of their architecture design teaching career. Presentation of the award will take place at a special plenary Awards Ceremony at the 97th ACSA Annual Meeting to be held March 26-29, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Recipients of the 2008-09 ACSA and AIA Education Awards will be published in the 2009 ACSA/AIA Architectural Education Awards Book, which will be distributed during the Award Ceremony at the 97th ACSA Annual Meeting.

–https://www.acsa-arch.org/awards/home.aspx

 

Stephen AIA’s article “Death of The Digital Office” was published in Canada’s alternative design magazine, Elemente, December 2008. In addition, his article “The New Avant-Garde Radically Challenges East and West” was published in Brownbook Magazine, Dubai’s stylish uban design and fashion guide to the Middle East, November 2008.

 

Stephen AIA’s research proposal for a new book with renowned Dutch Photographer Monica Nouwens– “New LA Schools: A Site of Massive Change”–was advanced to the final round of proposal submissions.

 

Stephen also served this fall as an invited guest critic at SCI-Arc’s final graduate thesis reviews in Los Angeles in addition to participating as an invited guest critic on final reviews at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Cooper Union in New York City.

 

Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)’ design for the Linden Street Apartments in San Francisco was published in San Francisco AIA’s Small Firms Great Projects 2008/2009 book series.

September 22, 2008

Stephen Phillips launches Ambition Studio at Cal Poly: a research laboratory for thesis students dedicated to Research Practice as An Ambitious Production.

 

“It is an exciting, if ambitious proposition, to make a serious contribution to contemporary architecture and the profession through research as a practice. Architecture is at once the study and investigation of historic and contemporary ideas through research—as well as the practical engagement of building through its manufacture and technique of construction. Buildings can be highly controversial as they perform the very basic acts of providing shelter and event spaces. They can incite discourse and debate by engaging popular culture, criticism, and politics through multi-media. Architecture is a robust profession of extreme ambition that participates meaningfully in global concerns through a wide range of contemporary rural, suburban, and metropolitan architectural acts.”

 

See the Prospectus:

arch.calpoly.edu

September 6-7, 2008

Stephen Phillips is an invited guest for Final Thesis Reviews at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles

August 2008

Stephen Phillips’ article “The New Avant-garde in Dubai Radically Challenges East and West” is published in Dubai’s Brownbook magazine.

 

“Fervent embrace of avant-garde art and architecture in Dubai among other cities of the United Arab Emirates has radically challenged perceptions of Middle Eastern Culture worldwide. The ‘Dubai effect’ can be strongly felt in cities across the globe—including Los Angeles—where new attitudes, discourse, and resources are emerging for artists and architects in the wake of a new global intelligence that is cutting through centuries of misunderstanding between the East and the West. Contemporary California architect, professor, and theorist Stephen Phillips and renowned Dutch photographer Monica Nouwens surveyed a diverse group of Middle Eastern artists and architects in Los Angeles to get the candid story of these exciting changes as they affect the LA scene.”

August 12, 2008

Final Review for Stephen Phillips’ Advanced Design Studio at Cal Poly in the Fishbowl 2pm to 5pm

 

Phillips’ research laboratory at Cal Poly developed several innovative skyscraper designs for the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Competition for a Tall Emblem Structure in Zaabeel Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

June 16, 2008

Stephen Phillips’ design for the Linden Street Apartments is approved by the San Francisco Planning Department.

June 16, 2008

Stephen Phillips’ design for the Linden Street Apartments is approved by the San Francisco Planning Department.

May 2008

Stephen Phillips’ SPACESCRAPER: A Manifold Infrastructure for the Exo-urban Condition” skyscraper competition entry is published in Skyscraper for The XXI Century, edited by Carlo Aiello as one of the top designs of the 2006-2008 eVolo Skyscraper Competition in New York City.

 

Phillips’ 2007 original design for a Spacescraper creatively invents a new speculative world structure with advanced NASA technology that expands urbanity into outer space. Innovative photovoltaic elevators powered by lasers, carbon nanotube fiber structures, and advanced environmental control systems support an extensive universal cable system that houses societal needs on mass scale. Space for individuals, corporations, and entire cities grow to organize within Spacescraper’s continuous exoskeletal form. Derived through a series of digital scripting explorations initiated alongside study of carbon molecular structures, Spacescraper performs as a habitable biomimetic network tethering the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

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May 23, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Mark Mack.

May 16, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Greg Lynn and architectural critic Sylvia Lavin.

May 12, 2008

Stephen Phillips is an invited guest for Raveevarn Choksombatchai and Maxi Spina’s Final Graduate Architecture Design Reviews at the University of California, Berkeley.

May 9, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Neil Denari.

May 7, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Jill Stoner.

May 2008

Stephen Phillips’ SPACESCRAPER: A Manifold Infrastructure for the Exo-urban Condition” skyscraper competition entry is published in Skyscraper for The XXI Century, edited by Carlo Aiello as one of the top designs of the 2006-2008 eVolo Skyscraper Competition in New York City.

 

Phillips’ 2007 original design for a Spacescraper creatively invents a new speculative world structure with advanced NASA technology that expands urbanity into outer space. Innovative photovoltaic elevators powered by lasers, carbon nanotube fiber structures, and advanced environmental control systems support an extensive universal cable system that houses societal needs on mass scale. Space for individuals, corporations, and entire cities grow to organize within Spacescraper’s continuous exoskeletal form. Derived through a series of digital scripting explorations initiated alongside study of carbon molecular structures, Spacescraper performs as a habitable biomimetic network tethering the Earth’s atmosphere.

April 22, 2008

Stephen Phillips successfully defends his dissertation titled “Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and His Research Practice—A Study of Continuity in The Age of Modern Production,” at Princeton University School of Architecture. In attendance: Adviser Beatriz Colomina, Readers Mark Wigley and Spyros Papapetros, Examiners Stan Allen and Detlef Mertins. In public support: Sarah Whiting, Jeannie Kim, Sarah DeYoung, Joaquim Moreno, and Daniel Lopez-Perez among many others.

April 4, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Hernan Diaz Alonso.

February 1, 2008

Director Stephen Phillips of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly introduces and hosts architect Ron Witte of WW.

Winter 2008

Stephen Phillips is on leave to complete his dissertation at Princeton University School of Architecture.