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Balmond has spent more than 40 years INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP between FORM AND THE VERY ROOTS OF ORDER at the core of life. between architects and engineers made possible through advanced computational logics,” said the UVA’s School of Architecture Dean Elizabeth K. Meyer, Edward Elson Professor and Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture. “His keen appreciation of the affective impact of geometry and rhythm on architectural experience and his expertise in advanced computational design thinking have altered the very boundaries between form-making and structure.” Balmond has spent more than 40 years investigating the relationship between form and the very roots of order at the core of life. Appearing to defy gravity itself, the CCTV Tower, above, created by Balmond and Rem Koolhaas, dominates Beijing’s skyline. Formed by two leaning towers that are bent 90 degrees at the top and bottom, the building creates an innovative continuous tube. This groundbreaking approach has won Balmond numerous awards, and his position as a leader in architectural, design

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and scientific theory is further solidified by his relationship with several of the most influential design and architectural institutions in the world. Mr. Jefferson was an inventor, a man of sciences and the arts, and a great architect himself, and Dr. Balmond was deeply moved to have been recognized with the 2016 Medal for Architecture saying, “For a long time I have seen the name of Mr. Jefferson as a talisman, defining bold horizons and being an ardent brand for discovery and refined design.” Both men shared a vision to leave behind an enduring legacy in art, design and engineering. It is also significant that this scholarship, which ties both men and the teachings they each contributed to society’s growing knowledge, be celebrated. The young men and women they have inspired not only at UVA but also around the globe will carry forward their vision and continue exploring, experimenting and designing well into a future we all have yet to dream of as possible. ~

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