61st Annual Architectural Guild Honoree Spotlight Series: Part One

10/20/20, 5:30PM

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2020
    5:30PM - 6:30PM

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The USC School of Architecture and the USC Architectural Guild present a two-part conversation series honoring this year’s Architectural Guild Honorees. Join us for an intimate discussion into the careers and professional impact of Zena Howard and Maria Warner Wong and Wong Chiu Man.

Citizen Architect Award

Zena Howard, FAIA, Managing Director, Principal, Perkins+Will

In conversation with Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED, AP, Director of Global Diversity, Principal, Perkins+Will 

Zena Howard, FAIA is a principal and managing director of the North Carolina practice of global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will. Howard is an award-winning architect known for her culturally significant projects, including her work on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Her current work includes the expansion of the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan, and the Destination Crenshaw Project, which will create a new black Los Angeles monument and outdoor art and culture experience on Crenshaw Boulevard. Through her work with private and public institutions, Howard works to engage disenfranchised stakeholders, unite disparate parties, and infuse cultural meaning into all her projects.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Maria Warner Wong and Wong Chiu Man, Co-Founders, WOW Architects 

In conversation with Professor Kim Coleman, USC Architecture 

Alumni Maria Warner Wong, ‘87 and Wong Chiu Man, ‘88, who lead the international multidisciplinary consultancy firm WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, are the USC School of Architecture’s first couple and international residents to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. They have received multiple international awards including the Singapore Institute of Architects building of the year, Prix Versailles, LEAF Awards, SBID Awards, and AHEAD Awards. Their dedication to craftsmanship and sustainable design can be found in projects such as the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield in Bangalore, and their competition-winning design for the Mandai Eco-Resort in Singapore.

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