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Latitudes: Architecture in the Americas


by Barbara Hoidn

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Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the AIA 2013 Architecture Firm of the Year.

In 2009, the “Latitudes: Architecture in the Americas” symposia were organized for the first time by The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the Center for American Architecture and Design, initiated by architects and UT Austin faculty Kevin Alter, Assoc. AIA; Michael Benedikt; Barbara Hoidn; and Wilfried Wang. Soon after, the symposia were supported by and organized in cooperation with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at UT Austin, represented by Fernando Lara, chair of the Brazil Center. The annual two-day event brings together a diverse group of innovative architects to explore the question of whether there is or ever will be an “American,” modern architecture that transcends the North, Central, and South American divide and that is in some way distinguishable from European, Asian, and other models.

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