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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Education: 

Masters of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1999), University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1993), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Urban Studies Program (1992), Rice University, Houston, TX; Bachelors of Science in Structural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (1989); Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Bio/Affiliation: 

Principal, Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Previously Senior Project Architect at Hodgetts + Fung Design; Senior Associate and Lead Designer, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (rsaud). Awards include Young Architects Forum Award, the Architectural League of New York; Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • best building under construction: southern california business council (2014)
    american architecture award (2014)
    cultural award (2014)
    project of the year (2013)
    rose award (2013)
  • great places in america: public spaces (2013)
    public open space award (2013)
    community impact award (2013)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2013) project: southwest school of art, san antonio, tx (senior designer, rios clementi hale studios)
    asla southern california chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles design awards (2012)
    aia san fernando valley chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2011)
    aia los angeles design award (2010)
    aia los angeles next la award (2010)
    the urban land institute / la (2009)
    aia california council (2009)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia home of the year (2006)
    young architects forum award ‘situating’ (2005)
    aia los angeles design awards (2004)
    american society of landscape architects (2003)
    aia los angeles / next la (2002)
    boston society of architects (2000)
    aia henry adams gold medal (1999)
    thesis prize (1999)
    aia foundation scholarship (1998)
    leon hoffman prize (1998)
    full unrestricted scholorship to the m.arch program (1997)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    highest ranking graduate of architecture department (1993)
  • Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.
PUBLICATIONS:  
  • fast-forward urbanism (2011), princeton architectural press, dana cuff and roger sherman, editors, project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • open city: designing coexistence (2009), netherland architecture institute (nai), project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • ‘large parks’ (2007), princeton architectural press, julia czerniak and george hargreaves, editors., project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • l.a. architect (January/February issue 2007), project: flex-deck-spec house, glousteshire, uk
  • architect magazine (2006), project: 3-in-1 house, santa monica, ca (project architect rsaud) 
  • ‘situating, young architects forum_7’ – (2006), princeton architectural press, assorted works
  • architect’s newspaper – (2005), young architects award
  • l.a. architect (january/february issue 2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • competitions magazine (fall 2002), project: railyard park, santa fe, nm (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • praxis, issue no. 4 (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • (de)form, woodbury school of architecture (2002), article: ‘ecstatic project(ion)s’
  • architecture (april 1999), “on the boards”: millennium bridge, denver, co (project architect w/ architecture denver)
  • faultlines, ucla department of architecture + urban design (1999), article: ‘stalking streep’
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