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Awards + Recognition

Eleni Bastéa

Eleni Bastéa will give a keynote address on Sept. 15, 2017, titled "Planning Modern Athens: Western aspirations and Ottoman legacies” in the conference "Histories, Spaces and Heritages at the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Greek state," organized by École Française d’ Athènes.

Bastéa is part of the Scientific Team of the multi-year project on Ottoman & Greek history,  hosted and funded by École Française d’ Athènes.

Tim Castillo

Presentation to the Science, Technology, and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the New Mexcio State Legislature, Aug 2017. See Silver City Daily Press.

Mark C. Childs

 The Zeon Files - University Showcase, KUNM

 State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Award for The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs with Ellen Babcock.

 Reviewer for Urban Planning and  Journal of Urbanism.

 Submitted completed manuscript for Imagine A City that Remembers: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project to UNM Press.

Ane Gonzalez Lara

Participant in Glenn Murcutt 2017 Master Class 

Borders, self-published

"Brick and Concrete Versus Prefabricated Materials in Latin American Architecture" presented at Building Technology Educator’s Society (BTES) Annual conference, June 2017, Des Moines, A. Gonzalez Lara

Visited Stanford for two weeks with the Stanford Libraries Access Grant.

Abstract accepted for the upcoming ACSA Fall conference in Marfa, TX. (30% of acceptance rate)

Kathleen Kambic

Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference “Water in a Changing Environment”, Ft. Collins, CO. Poster presenter: “Water Education – A Design Perspective” and recipient of new faculty grant to attend the conference ($400), June 13-15, 2017

7th Nordic Geographers Meeting “Geographies of Inequality”, Stockholm, Sweden. Paper Presentation “Infrastructural Inequality in the American West," June 18-21, 2017 

Moises Gonzales

Moises Gonzales featured on the French national syndicated program, SITES ARTE TV on June 17, 2017, “Chimayo, l’héritage espagnol du Nouveau-Mexique”, presentation on the vernacular urban design of Plaza del Cerro, Chimayo NM. 

Gonzales, Moises, Conference Paper,  Strategies for Preservation of Vernacular Urban Design Principles and Cultural Landscape in New Mexico, Campo Temático: PATRIMONIO CULTURAL, Simposio Internacional, Agua, Sistemas Alimentos Y Patrimonio Cultural, Zacatecas, Mexico, June 24, 2017.

Caroline Scruggs

Peer-reviewed articles:

"The Costs of Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse in a Medium-sized Arid Inland Community", Journal of Water Process Engineering, (2017) volume and issue details forthcoming, *J.G. Herman, C.E. Scruggs, and B.M. Thomson.

"Opportunities and Challenges for Direct Potable Water Reuse in Arid Inland Communities", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, (2017) volume and issue details forthcoming, C.E. Scruggs and B.M. Thomson.

Professional Reports:

"The Cost of Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse in a Medium-Sized Arid Inland Community", Technical Completion Report for the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), April 2017, *J.G. Herman and C.E. Scruggs.

Conference Activity/Presentations:

"Unique Opportunities for Building Resilience in Water Supply Systems", Invited speaker on the Resilience of Water Infrastructure Panel at the UNM 2017 Resilience Colloquium, Urban Resilience: Research Gaps and Implementation Roadmap, August 2017, C.E. Scruggs.

"Public Acceptance of Potable Water Reuse in Arid Inland Communities: The Importance of Perceptions, Education, and Outreach, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences" 2017 Conference: Environment, Wellness, & Community, June 2017, C.E. Scruggs, *J.G. Herman, *C. Pratesi, *L. Distler, and J. Fleck. (podium presentation)

"Advancing Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Stimulate Public Awareness and Engagement on US Chemicals Policy," Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2017 Conference: Environment, Wellness, & Community, June 2017, C.E. Scruggs and *R.B.B. Moore. (podium presentation)

Creator, Organizer, and Facilitator of roundtable discussion for the 2017 Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference: Environment, Wellness, & Community at University of Arizona entitled “Rethinking US Chemicals Policy to Account for Potable Water Reuse”.

Chair of a research presentation panel for the 2017 Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference: Environment, Wellness, & Community at University of Arizona entitled “Influences and Strategies Affecting Public Perception of Water Scarcity: New Research to Promote Informed Decision Making for Natural Resource Sustainability”.

Francisco Uvina

International Seminar on the Conservation of the Historic Earthen and Lime Built Heritage, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, Presenter - "The Conservation of Historic Buildings in the Southwest US", Workshop Coordinator - Selection of soils for the use of architecture earthen technologies and the adobe manufacturing

"Arquidialogos" (Archidialogues) - Three person panel to discuss, historic preservation and the treatment of earthen historic structures in the US, Representing Mexico (Dr. Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca) and representing Guatemala (Dr. Javier Quiñones Guzman)

Rio Grande High School, Designing and Building of an Adobe Solar Oven - Project was to work with high school students to make adobes and build the oven (morning sessions).   A short lecture on the History of Earthen Architecture was part of the workshop.  It was sponsored and organized by Maceo Carrillo Martinet, PhD, Ecologist /Educator Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Jon Wright with the Querencia Institute at Rio Grande High School

International Symposium, Water, Food Systems and Cultural Heritage, Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico - SA+P presenter, Moises Gonzales and presenter and moderator Francisco Uviña-Contreras), Invitation was to focus on the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, cultural ties and future collaborations.

Alex Webb

“Distributed Cognition: Assessing The Structure Of Urban Scale Artificial Intelligence” published in the International Robotics and Automation Journal

 "Digital Snowballs" accepted for publication in CLOG

 "Self-Assembled, Self-Fulfilled and Self-Aware: Spatial Design for a Post-Anthropic Post-Species” accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 2017 ACSA Fall Conference

 "Wetware" presented as a part of a PhD workshop at the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) 2017 conference

 "Wetware I" presented as a poster at the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) 2017 conference

 A book review of Nicholas de Monchaux's book Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design & the Nature of Cities published in the Journal for Architectural Education (JAE)

Nora Wendl

Nora Wendl was accepted into the competitive Tin House Summer Workshop (July 9 - 16), where she workshopped a chapter of her book with Renee Gladman and had a mentorship with Paul Lisicky, who reviewed a full draft of Glass, her creative non-fiction manuscript on the historiography of the Farnsworth House (Mies van der Rohe, Plano, Illinois, 1951).

Invited to give a talk and a reading on the book at the Gateway Talks series in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, organized by artist Mitchell Squire (June)

Completed serving three years on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education, serving in various capacities on both the Design Committee and Reviews Committee (July)

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson, “J. B. Jackson and the Rise of Cultural Landscape Thinking,” Santa Fe AIA talk, February, 2017