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  The new Pritzker Prize winner. - By Witold Rybczynski - Slate Magazine
Mayne is commonly referred to as a maverick.
Thom Mayne's taste tends to the shocking; if he were a filmmaker, he would be Roger Corman.
Mayne is 61, and he is just hitting his stride.
www.slate.com /id/2115137   (617 words)

  
 KCET Online - Life & Times - Arts - Architect Thom Mayne
A graduate of USC and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Mayne was the 2005 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, considered to be the world's most prestigious architecture award.
Along with the praise and accolades, there are individuals, both inside and outside of the architectural community, who criticize Mayne and his work with the harshest of terms, calling it cold, aggressive, unwelcoming, alienating, and even nihilistic.
Mayne's philosophy eventually paid off when he won a design competition in 1993 for the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona.
www.kcet.org /lifeandtimes/arts_thom_mayne.php   (745 words)

  
 American Architect Thom Mayne Wins Pritzker Prize
The winner of this year's Pritzker Prize for architecture, Thom Mayne, is a self-described outsider, and his designs have expanded the boundaries of architecture.
Mayne, is that the building itself is part of the educational process.
One member of the Pritzker award selection committee says Thom Mayne moves architecture into the 21st century, and that his work is never predictable, but invites the building's users to participate in the architect's inventiveness.
www.voanews.com /english/archive/2005-03/2005-03-23-voa57.cfm?textmode=1   (689 words)

  
 Thom Mayne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mayne received the Pritzker Prize (architecture's highest honor) in March 2005.
Thom Mayne, with Michael Rotondi, founded Morphosis in 1972 to develop an architecture that would eschew the normal bounds of traditional forms.
Beginning as an informal collaboration of designers that survived on non-architectural projects, its first official commission was a school in Pasadena (attended by Mayne’s son at the time.) Publicity resulting from the publication of this project led to a number of residential commissions, including the Lawrence Residence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thom_Mayne   (956 words)

  
 American Architect Thom Mayne Wins Pritzker Prize
The winner of this year's Pritzker Prize for architecture, Thom Mayne, is a self-described outsider, and his designs have expanded the boundaries of architecture.
Mayne, is that the building itself is part of the educational process.
One member of the Pritzker award selection committee says Thom Mayne moves architecture into the 21st century, and that his work is never predictable, but invites the building's users to participate in the architect's inventiveness.
quickstart.clari.net /voa/art/da/2005-03-23-voa57.html   (606 words)

  
 'I'm an outsider' | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
Mayne, born in Connecticut, founded Morphosis, an avant-garde architectural practice based in Santa Monica, in 1974.
"Thom Mayne," says the Pritzker citation, "is a product of the turbulent 1960s who has carried that rebellious attitude and fervent desire for change into his practice, the fruits of which are only now becoming visible." Mayne doesn't disagree.
In California, Mayne's landmarks include, along with the Diamond Ranch school, two Salick medical office buildings in LA and the up-and-coming Cahill Center for Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/features/story/0,11710,1443919,00.html   (910 words)

  
 Thom Mayne. Morphosis
When Mayne received the call on his cell phone from the Pritzker Prize executive director, Bill Lacy, he was in a cab crossing the Triborough Bridge in New York on his way to the airport.
Thom Mayne was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1944.
Conceptually, this project allowed Mayne to explore formal ideas that he has since further developed as they have found their way into subsequent projects including his design for a major installation at the Netherlands Architecture Institute, a move-able stage set for the Charleroi Dance Group, and the Federal Office Building in San Francisco.
legislaciones.iespana.es /thomas_mayne.htm   (2725 words)

  
 Cooper Union selects architect to design new academic building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Thom Mayne thoroughly grasped The Cooper Union's values, its need for the building to be reconfigurable as pedagogical objectives evolve, and the dramatic urban context of the site.
Thom Mayne received his BA from the University of Southern California in 1968.
Mayne, who has significant experience designing green buildings, is widely acclaimed for integrating the elements of environmentally conscious buildings with his progressive design style.
www.cooper.edu /news/index.html   (1066 words)

  
 AIArchitect, March 28, 2005 - Morphosis’s Thom Mayne, FAIA, Captures 2005 Pritzker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Thom Mayne, FAIA, who founded his now internationally renowned firm Morphosis in 1972, has been chosen as the 2005 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Throughout his career, Mayne has remained active in the academic world, and, “through lectures, writings, and his professorship at UCLA he has become a spokesman for architecture, a mentor and example to the younger generation of architects,” said the jury.
Thom Mayne is the 29th, and only the eighth American to be so honored.” Mayne joins the late Philip Johnson, FAIA (1979); Kevin Roche, FAIA (1982); I.M. Pei, FAIA (1983); Richard Meier, FAIA (1984); the late Gordon Bunshaft, FAIA (1988); Frank O. Gehry, FAIA (1989); and Robert Venturi, FAIA (1991) in this honor.
www.aia.org /aiarchitect/thisweek05/tw0325/0325pritzker.htm   (1062 words)

  
 BioMorphosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Thom presents mOrphosis' concept of the Rec Center to UC students (November 1999).
In 1972 Thom Mayne founded Morphosis to develop an architecture that would eschew the normal bounds of traditional forms and materials and that would go beyond the limiting dualism of modern and postmodern.
Thom Mayne received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 1968.
www.ucmainstreet.net /basedocs2/Morphosis_Bio.html   (523 words)

  
 Thom Mayne, Pritzker Award Winner [UCLA Gateway]
UCLA Professor of Architecture Thom Mayne was awarded the 2005 Pritzker Prize – an award considered by many to be architecture’s Nobel Prize.
Mayne, who joined the UCLA faculty in 1993, is founder of the Santa Monica-based architectural firm Morphosis, which he and partner Michael Rotondi established in 1972.
“Thom is an inspiring teacher and very committed to his students,” said Richard Weinstein, acting chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design in the School of the Arts and Architecture.
www.ucla.edu /about/faculty/mayne.html   (444 words)

  
 Thom Mayne riceverà il sigillo dell’Isa
Mayne è uno convinto che quello che fai, lo fai per tutti e che l’architettura è un atto pubblico da cui non puoi scappare".
Mayne ha insegnato alla Columbia University, alla Harvard University, all’Università di Yale, al Berlage Institut in Olanda, alla Barlett School of Architecture di Londra ed attualmente alla UCLA School of Arts and Architecture.
Invito alla conferenza di Thom Mayne al Cersaie 2006
www.unibo.it /Magazine/Attualita/2006/09/25/mayne.htm   (575 words)

  
 AIA Southwestern Oregon
Los Angeles, CA–Thom Mayne, who founded his firm Morphosis to surpass the bounds of traditional forms and materials, while also working to carve out a territory beyond the limits of modernism and postmodernism, has been chosen as the 2005 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Mayne is also currently working on the Cahill Center for Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
Nationally, Mayne is completing three projects of major importance for the United States General Services Administration's Design Excellence program including a Federal Office Building in San Francisco, California, the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon, and the NOAA Satellite Operation Control Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
www.aiaswo.org /articles/thom_mayne.html   (1331 words)

  
 Thom Mayne is first American to win architectural Pritzker Prize in 14 years
Mayne, 61, who claimed the Pritzker Prize on Sunday, is the first American to win in 14 years and only the eighth U.S. architect to win in the 27-year history of the contest.
"Thom Mayne is a product of the turbulent '60s who has carried that rebellious attitude and fervent desire for change into his practice, the fruits of which are only now becoming visible," the jury wrote.
Mayne will be awarded a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion on May 31.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/11771.html   (1009 words)

  
 On-line Media Kit
Morphosis, the name of Thom Mayne’s firm, means “to be in formation,” and is a particularly apt description of this architect’s professional career journey and struggle.
Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Design in Rome (1987), Member Elect from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992), the 2000 American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Gold Medal in Architecture, and the Chrysler Design Award of Excellence (2001).
Mayne’s approach toward architecture and his philosophy is not derived from European modernism, Asian influences, or even from American precedents of the last century.
www.pritzkerprize.com /164/pritzker2005/mediakit/mediakit.htm   (7144 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Morphosis: Books: Thom Mayne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This monograph is the first to document all of the built work by Morphosis, a Los Angeles-based practice headed by Thom Mayne and one of the most influential architecture firms of the past twenty years.
Mayne has been at the forefront of LA's architectural avant garde for over thirty years, graduating from meticulously detailed houses and commercial spaces, to large-scale public projects that include two LA-area schools, the Cal Trans headquarters, a Federal office building in San Francisco, and a courthouse in Oregon.
An essay by Mayne is gently deconstructed by Cornell architecture professor Val Warke.
www.amazon.com /Morphosis-Thom-Mayne/dp/071484070X   (1063 words)

  
 TED | Talks | Thom Mayne: Architecture is a new way to connect to the world (video)
Talks Thom Mayne: Architecture is a new way to connect to the world
Thom Mayne doesn't see architecture as the means to build a readily imaginable structure.
Thom Mayne clearly finds it easier to construct a buliding that he does a sentence.
www.ted.com /index.php/talks/view/id/31   (671 words)

  
 2blowhards.com: Thom Mayne/Quinlan Terry
Mayne himself is eager to speak about his divorced parents, his years in psychoanalaysis, and the influence of such '60s icons as the Kennedys and Black Power on his thinking.
Mayne's mother was a pianist who didn't make much money, and she refused to drive a car.
Mayne's not in the same league with some of the other Pritzker Prize winners, but I challenge any of you to find buildings like Koolhaas's at the Illinois Institute of Technology, which are beautiful, innovative, and technologically creative.
www.2blowhards.com /archives/001926.html   (4883 words)

  
 Thom Mayne: un rebelde ganador
Thom Mayne, quien fue llamado el chico malo y el joven iracundo de la arquitectura de Los Angeles, fue declarado ganador del Premio Pritzker de este año.
Mayne diseñó el Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, una sede bancaria en Klagenfurt, Austria; el Centro de Diseño ASE de Taipei, Taiwan; la Torre del Sol de Seúl, Corea del Sur; y un proyecto de viviendas que se terminará el año próximo en Madrid.
Mayne es el octavo estadounidense que recibe el Premio Pritzker desde que el mismo se instituyó, en 1979, año en que se le otorgó a Philip Johnson.
www.clarin.com /suplementos/arquitectura/2005/03/29/a-946913.htm   (1211 words)

  
 City Mayors: Thom Mayne winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize
Two major competitions in New York City were also recently awarded to Thom Mayne’s firm: the New Academic Building for The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; and the NYC2012 Olympic Village, a project in association with NYC’s bid for the 2012 Olympics.
Mayne’s most recent commission, granted in March 2005 as the result of a winning competition design is for the new Alaska State Capitol building to be constructed in Juneau, Alaska.
Thom Mayne is the twenty-ninth, and only the eighth American to be so honoured,” he added.
www.citymayors.com /environment/pritzker2005.html   (1231 words)

  
 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Awards
Thom Mayne is principal of Morphosis, a Santa Monica, CA-based architecture and design firm.
Mayne has won numerous awards for his work in design, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and a Rome Prize Fellowship.
A founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Mayne has taught extensively and currently holds a tenured faculty position at UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
www.cooperhewitt.org /NDA/2006/award.asp?catID=ad&nameID=mayne   (164 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Morphosis: Buildings and Projects : 1993-1997: Livres en anglais: Thom Mayne,Anthony Vidler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Founding partner Thom Mayne's essays explore Morphosis's philosophy of architecture as an abstract concept, despite its physical existence.
Mayne continues his essay by speaking of the "Consistencies (Glue)" that hold Morphosis's ideology together, including, "Not Getting Lost," Imperfections," and "Talking Back," all of which illustrate the firm's unique approach to working out radical solutions to the standard problems of architecture.
Thom Mayne is a founding partner of Morphosis.
www.amazon.fr /Morphosis-Buildings-1993-1997-Thom-Mayne/dp/0847820742   (616 words)

  
 Thom Mayne - Morphosis - Great Buildings Online
"Thom Mayne, who has been called the bad boy and angry young man of Los Angeles architecture, will be named today as the winner of this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the profession's highest honor.
Mayne, 61, is the first American to win the prize in 14 years.
Mayne's selection as this year's Pritzker laureate would seem to signal his induction into the establishment.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Thom_Mayne_-_Morphosis.html   (350 words)

  
 Interview with Thom Mayne by Anna Tilroe
Mayne (1944), a tall, sturdy man with a stubbly beard and a fierce, almost savage expression, is not an uncontroversial architect.
Mayne hesitates now, starts a long-winded story about the ugliness and dubiousness of social architecture with a therapeutic function, and then seizes on the social project with which he made his big breakthrough as an architect five years ago: the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, not far from Los Angeles.
Mayne: ‘The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a broader idea about human activities like walking, relaxing and communicating.
www.netropolitan.org /morphosis/tilroe_english.html   (2233 words)

  
 LA Weekly - Architecture As a Contact Sport
Mayne is an unabashed radical, a founder of the eternally cutting-edge SCI-Arc and a designer of domineering, difficult forms.
Nowadays, the accent is on the $1.2 billion Grand Avenue makeover (in which Mayne has been an on-again, off-again participant) and the new $300 million LAPD headquarters, Chief William Bratton’s land grab directly across the street from both City Hall and Caltrans.
Mayne is forcing us to ponder the actual purpose of a building’s exterior wall, while upending the typical conventions of a steel-and-glass office tower.
www.laweekly.com /ink/05/18/news-goldin.php   (669 words)

  
 Saturday Breakfast RN - 29 October 2005  - Thom Mayne
The Pritzker Prize, often described as the Nobel Prize for Architecture, was awarded this year to the Californian architect Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis.
Rybczynski adds that this appearance of falling apart is subterfuge, of course, since they are solidly built and carefully detailed, but their appearance leaves the distinct impression of chaos.
When Thom Mayne was visiting Australia, Alan Saunders spoke to him about his work.
www.abc.net.au /rn/saturdayextra/stories/2005/1493269.htm   (108 words)

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