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Acknowledgements The MUDD21 staff and students would like to thank a long list of generous people for the time and effort they have provided in continuing to make this program an outstanding success. The list below includes many important intellectuals, administrators, designers and developers who have contributed to the program throughout the course of the past year in Sydney and overseas. For their contributions to UDES0001 James Weirick would like to thank Brendan Randles (Senior Architect, Architectus) and David Wolski (Director, Wolski Coppin Architecture) for their guidance and ideas generation during desk critiques; Jiang Xiao for the introductory workshops on mapping techniques; and Peter John Cantrill (UNSW & City of Sydney); Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Built Environment); Barrie Shelton (Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sydney) and Colin Stewart (Director, Stewart Architecture) as members of the Semester 1 design jury during the final presentations and providing helpful critiques and observations of our designs. For the Semester 2 UDES0001 design jury, we thank Peter John Cantrill (UNSW & City of Sydney); Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Built Environment); Barrie Shelton (Honrary Associate Professor, University of Sydney) and Kevin Hoffman (retired Commissioner of the NSW Land & Environment Court). For UDES0002 (Semester 1, 2015) Bathurst Street Cross Axis Studio, Nigel Dickson would like to thank Amy Bendall (Senior Urban Designer, City of Sydney Council) and Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Built Environment) for the role they played on the design jury during the final presentations. For their contributions to the UDES0002 (Semester 2, 2015) Wynyard Axis Ground-Plane Interface studio, Scott Hawken would like to thank the following people. For engaging design crits, workshopping and lectures Dr Matthias Irger (Lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment UNSW) and Professor Donald McNeill (from the Institute for Culture and Society UWS). For highly informative and important lectures on the development context of the Sydney CBD we would like to thank Amy Bendall (Senior Urban Designer, City of Sydney Council) Michael Harvey (Manager, Urban Design Unit – City of Sydney Council) and Claire Morgan (Public Art Unit – City of Sydney Council). Special thanks go to Sharon Wright (Senior Associate, Hassell) and Glyn Richards (Senior Development Manager, Lend Lease) for their practical, in-depth and knowledgeable guidance and critiques throughout the process of undertaking and completing our urban design frameworks and feasibility assessments. For joining the design jury and providing helpful critiques and observations we would like to thank Amy Bendall (Senior Urban Designer, City of Sydney Council); Donald McNeill (from the Institute for Culture and Society UWS); Glyn Richards (Senior Development Manager, Lend Lease); Sharon Wright (Senior Associate, Hassell) and Kevin Hoffman (retired Commissioner of the NSW Land & Environment Court). For the highly informative and interesting lectures on the political and economic contexts necessary for our understanding before undertaking the UDES0003 International Studios in Chicago and Berlin, we thank good friend of the MUDD Program, urban economist John Zerby. For our Chicago Experience we express our deep appreciation for our hosts in the Global City Design Practice, Skidmore Owings &

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Merrill. In particular, we would like to thank Philip Enquist (partner in charge of Urban Design & Planning at SOM), without whom the studio would not have been possible, as well as the Director of Urban Design & Planning Douglas Voigt, Urban Planner & Designer Michael Kavalar and Executive Assistant to Philip Enquist, Linda Soukup. We express our deep appreciation to Senior Urban Designer Dawveed Scully, who guided us on our memorable site inspection of the South Side, introduced us to community members and who made himself available to assist us when and wherever possible. We also thank the many helpful and welcoming staff at SOM who took interest in our study and gave their time to provide us with insights and comments; in particular we would like to thank, Jennifer Skowlund, John Law, Matthew Fitzsimmons and Justin Lim. For special lectures at SOM, we thank Benet Haller, Director, Urban Design & Planning, City of Chicago for his presentation on “The 10 Systems of Chicago” and Drew Wensley and his colleagues from Moriyama & Teshima Planners, Toronto for introducing us to their complex Wadi Hanifah landscape urbanism project in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. For enthusiastic support from the South Side community and special welcome to the Worship Services of their respective churches, we thank the Rev. Dr. Byron T. Brazier from the Apostolic Church of God, Woodlawn; the Rev. Torrey Barrett, Assistant Pastor, Life Center Church of God in Christ, Washington Park; and Marilyn Krogh from the First Presbyterian Church, Woodlawn. For guiding us on an extraordinary tour of Prairie Houses in Chicago we thank Emeritus Professor Paul Kruty from the University of Illinois and the owners of the homes we visited, Kendra Zusag at Griffin’s Emery House, Elmhurst; Kevin Murphy & Karen Brammer at Wright’s Thomas House, Oak Park, and David Ogden at Drummond’s Own House, River Forest. We greatly appreciated sharing our tours and other Chicago experiences including the final presentations of our work with Professor Sue Holliday and the MUPS students, who undertook a parallel study in Chicago hosted by UNSW alumna, Leanne Redden, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Authority. Our joint final presentation at the Chicago Architectural Foundation during the Chicago Architecture Biennial was facilitated by Gabe Lyon, Vice President of Education & Experiences. We express deep appreciation to Andrew Balster, Executive Director, ARCHEWORKS and his team, especially Jody Zimmer, who assisted us with all the necessary logistics making our Chicago experience all that more amazing. We deeply thank Peter John Cantrill (UNSW & City of Sydney) for guiding us in the design development of our schemes in Sydney, together with Emeritus Professor Jon Lang for his advice on decision processes, methods and evaluation. We would like to thank Brendan Randles (Senior Architect, Architectus); Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Built Environment) and Professor Karl Friedhelm Fischer (Visiting Professional Fellow, UNSW) for their participation in the design juries during the final presentation of the SOM-UNSW Collaborative Urban Design Studio in Sydney. For their contributions to UDES0003 Berlin Studio, Dr. Scott Hawken and Professor James Weirick would like to thank our hosts from the Fachbiet Städtebau und Siedlungswesen, Institut Stadt – und Regionalplanung at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. For insightful and highly useful lectures and support we express special thanks to Professor Dr.-Ing. Angela Million (Head of the Urban Design & Urban Development Chair of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, TU Berlin); Arun Jain (DAAD Guest Professor); Felix Bentlin MSc,,Dipl.-Ing. Laura Calbet i Elias, Dipl-Geogr. Andreas Brück MSc and Friedrich Lammert BSc (all Scientific Staff, TU Berlin). Also to be thanked for their valuable contributions during lectures on the walking fieldtrips to the studio are Professor Dr Harald Bodenschatz; Jim Hudson

Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  

City Visions: Method & Design Chicago | Berlin | Sydney International Studio workshops from the Masters of Urban Development & Design degree...