Categories: Alumni Stories

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Kenta Oye

BArch Alumnus Kenta Oye Wins 2020 Unbuilt Design Merit Award + Urban Design Commendation Jury Comments: Urban planning in San Francisco has confined ethnic neighborhoods into inhuman urban spaces. The design approach aims to nurture the uses of intimate streetscapes. The response is to pave an urban aperture bridging Market and Mission streets as a…

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Vincent Tjiang and Dennis Levy

Noun Architects is an architecture and interior design firm based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Partners Vincent Tjiang, Felicia Ciputra, and Dennis Levy—who first met at Academy of Art University, San Francisco— aim to integrate a deep philosophical approach on building experience that explores light, material, and space on their work. The work includes both residential and…

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AIA-SF 2021 Award for M.Arch Student

M.Arch Alumna Yi-Hsien (Rachel) Wang is the only student among an illustrious field of outstanding professionals who won and AIA SF 2o21 Design Award. Rachel scored in the People Choice Category with her Thesis "Outer Mission Ramp Library" tutored by Graduate Director Mark Mueckenheim. Her project is also featured on our Blog and in the…

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Alumnus Erling Berg’s House in Norway

Congratulations to our alumnus Erlin Berg! His wonderful design for a house atop Kvitfjell in Norway recently received recognition by being published at Designmilk and Architizer !

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Advice from Alumni

Alumni Panel   Each year the School of Architecture hosts the Alumni Panel as part of the Professional Preparedness Workshops. Recent alumni (graduated in the past 2 years) prepare a short presentation introducing their firm, their day-to-day, and their transition from academia to the profession. From their stories, students get a sense of what it…

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AIA SF Awards for our Students

AIA SF Awards for our Students Three of our Architecture students were awarded for their projects in the Unbuilt Design Category at the AIASF American Institute of Architects – San Francisco Design Awards. These awards are a credit to the hard work of the students who integrated their values and life experience and invested a…

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B Arch Alum Raising Funds to Fight Homelessness

B Arch Alum Fundraising to Battle Homelessness   B Arch alumnus Daniel Forthuber spent his thesis year on the topic of homelessness. View his thesis project featured at the 2020 Spring Show here. He is carrying his mission forward and is currently raising funds to battle homelessness in Los Angeles where he lives with his…

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Congratulations Justin Ackerman!

Architecture Alum to Start New Position at Rivian October 29, 2019 Justin Ackerman, who graduated from the architecture department at the Academy of Art University in 2010, has started a new job as Concept Design Team Lead at Rivian, an electrical vehicle manufacturer. Justin is joined by IAD alums Denise Cherry, Courtney DeWalt and Sarah…

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Ahmad Jabassini

Ahmad Jabassini October 8, 2019 [embeddoc url="https://architecture.academyart.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Ahmad-Jabassini.pdf" download="all"]

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ARH Alum Wins HBO Visionary Award

M.Arch Student Shows His Directing Skills September, 6, 2019 Nirav Bhakta (M.Arch 2017) is one of three winners of the 2019 HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Competition as producer and co-director of Halwa, a film about an Indian woman who reconnects with her childhood sweetheart through Facebook. Nirav is a part-time actor and director in…

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B.Arch Alumni Featured in Dwell Magazine

School of Architecture Alumni Success  Mike Donahue The School of Architecture would like to share some exciting news! Mike Donahue, a B.Arch alumni, had his project feature as the lead story in Dwell magazine. Mike had the following story to share with his Alma Mater: "Since leaving San Francisco in 2017, I spent some time…

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Samantha Buckley

Samantha Buckley “My classmates and I have felt that our education has proven to be invaluable as we step into the profession. The program prepared us for a seamless transition between my education and career. I am so thankful for the support from my faculty in and outside the classroom.” ~Samantha Buckley,   B.Arch* Alumna…

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Ricardo Moreno

Ricardo Moreno “Architecture school has not only given me a career, it has changed the way I approach every single situation in my life.” ~Ricardo Moreno, Architectural Designer - Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects Master of Architecture Alumnus Ricardo Moreno is an Architectural Designer at  Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects. As a child, Ricardo Moreno spent a…

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Architecture Alumni featured in Chronicle SFGATE

Architect's love of San Francisco buildings shows in his sketches   Dianne de Guzman Updated 4:03 am, Sunday, August 28, 2016 Photo: Courtesy Dan Hogman Check out this great article about Academy of Art, School of Architecture Alumni Dan Hogman. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Dan-Hogman-Architect-love-San-Francisco-buildings-9188301.php

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Jackie Zheng

Jackie Zheng M.Arch Alumnus Architectural Designer  Heller Manus Architects  Jackie’s dream was to design and construct high-rise buildings now he works in a team at Heller Manus Architects closely with Foster and Partners on the Oceanwide Center a new high-rise under construction in San Francisco. https://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/oceanwide-center_o https://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/oceanwide-center/ https://hellermanus.com/projects/oceanwide-center

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Students at Schoool of Architecture Winners at 280 Freeway Competition

The Winning Project ARC DE DEFE[E]T   ARC DE DEFE[E]T, by Academy of Art University graduate students Jonathan Bradley and Ye Bao, creates demand for bikes by giving them away to the people that choose to park their automobiles at one of the existing parking structures of Mission Bay. With the growing demand for a…

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AIAS – Free Membership Up to 18 Months

AIAS - Free Membership Up to 18 Months  *Some restrictions apply. Details and membership applications are available at www.aia.org/join_grad *The AIA offers complimentary membership for 2013 graduates of accredited schools of architecture. Students must provide a copy of their diploma with the membership application to qualify for free membership with the AIA for up to…

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Kylee Keller named on AIA SF Board of Directors

Kylee Keller named on AIA SF Board of Directors