by Center for Architecture
On Thursday, April 15, architects, designers, architecture enthusiasts, and young professionals will gather virtually for the 9th annual Guess-A-Sketch, an architecture-themed, pictionary-style tournament to support the nonprofit’s K-12 education initiatives. Hosted by David Leven, FAIA, Partner, LEVENBETTS, who will join us as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, four architects will live sketch iconic buildings from around the world on stage as competing teams guess to win. Audience members are also invited to guess on Zoom’s chat feature, with the opportunity to win a selection of prizes generously donated by our prize sponsors.
Meet this year’s four honoree sketchers:
Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA, Founder & Partner Archi-Tectonics; Ella Warren Shafer Miller Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Winka Dubbeldam is the founder and partner of the WBE-certified firm Archi-Tectonics. Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its design excellence as for its use of smart building systems, sustainable materials, and innovative structures. Archi-Tectonics recently won the commission for the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou China, a project that is set to open in 2022 and that received an Architizer A+ Award.
Dubbeldam is also the Chair and Ella Warren Shafer Miller Professor of Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professional. She also serves as the Director of the Advanced Research and Innovation Lab (ARI). Dubbeldam has previously taught at several prestigious graduate architecture programs including Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard University. Currently, she is the External Examiner of the Bartlett London and was named one of the 30 Most Admired Educators 2015 by DesignIntelligence.
Dubbeldam’s work has been published in numerous international architecture and design periodicals, as well as in the three monographs: Winka Dubbeldam, Architect (010 Publishers, 1996), AT-INdex (Princeton Press, 2006), and Archi-Tectonics (DAAB publishers, 2010). A new book, Strange Objects, is planned for Spring 2021 with Actar. The firm was also the subject solo exhibitions in Milan (2018) and at Aedes in Berlin (2019).
Jerome Haferd, Co-founder, BRANDT : HAFERD; Adjunct Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Jerome Haferd is an architect and educator based in Harlem, NY. His work focuses on how architecture establishes a dialogue between contemporary phenomena and non-hegemonic histories, users, and spaces. Haferd is co-founder of the collaborative design and research practice BRANDT : HAFERD. The studio was the winner of the first-annual Folly competition, held by the Architectural League of New York in 2012. In 2019, the firm was awarded the grand prize at the ZeroThreshold competition for their design for multi-abled, intergenerational housing. BRANDT : HAFERD is also one of the 2020 winners of the AIANY New Practices New York competition. Haferd’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the Center for Architecture and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. His firm’s outdoor dining and public programming space, “Migrate”, opened in December 2020 as part of a collaboration with Thomas Heath and the Harlem Renaissance Pavilion.
Haferd is currently an adjunct professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York and at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is also a core initiator of Dark Matter University. Previously, Haferd worked at OMA and Bernard Tschumi Architects. He received his Master of Architecture at Yale University and his Bachelor in Architecture from Ohio State University.
Frances Halsband, FAIA, Founding Partner, Kilment Halsband Architects
Frances Halsband is a founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, winner of the AIA Firm Award and AIANY Medal of Honor.
Halsband’s varied roles in academic and civic life have provided a unique perspective on the many voices that shape planning and design. She has served as Architect Advisor to Brown University, as Dean of the School of Architecture at the Pratt Institute, and as a visiting professor at Columbia, Harvard, Penn, UC Berkeley, among others. She was the first woman to serve as president of AIA New York and the Architectural League of New York.
In 2018, Halsband initiated the successful movement to amend the AIA Code of Ethics to state that “members shall not engage in harassment or discrimination in their professional activities on the basis of race religion national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.”
Halsband received a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore and a Master of Architecture from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP, Co-founding Principal and Partner, Höweler + Yoon Architecture; Associate Professor in Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Eric Höweler is an architect, designer, and educator. He is currently Associate Professor in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 2008.
Höweler’s design work and research focuses on building technology integration and material systems. He is co-founding principal and partner of Höweler + Yoon Architecture (HYA), a research-driven studio of 20+ designers. HYA has a reputation for work that is technologically and formally innovative, and deeply informed by human experience and a sensitivity to tectonics. Prior to co-founding HYA in 2005, Höweler was a senior designer at Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York and an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. He is the co-author of Expanded Practice (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), author of Skyscraper, Vertical Now (Rizzoli/Universe, 2003), and co-author of 1,001 Skyscrapers (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000).
Höweler received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Certificate in 1994 and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University in 1996.