Young Ancients, a symposium in the TECNOGLASS Series at the University of Miami School of Architecture brings together a group of young architects who are re-investing in history, typology and urban morphology. The emerging sensibility rehearses the Neo-Rationalist ethos of the seventies, grounding visions for livable and sustainable cities on reinforced disciplinary foundations.
Moderated by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury, the architects participating in the symposium are:
Wonne Ickx, Productora
Wonne Ickx is a partner in PRODUCTORA, a Mexico City based architectural studio, integrated by four architects of different nationalities including Abel Perles (Argentina), Carlos Bedoya (Mexico), and Victor Jaime (Mexico). PRODUCTORA´s work is distinguished by an interest in precise geometries, the production of clearly legible projects with limited gestures and the search for timeless buildings in their material and programmatic resolutions.
Adrian Phiffer, Damiani Ngo Phiffer
Adrian Phiffer is originally from Romania. He received his Master of Architecture from University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” in Bucharest, and a Master of Urban Design from University of Toronto. In 2001-2002 he studied at Ecole d’Architecture de Toulouse under a Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship offered by the European Union. He has worked with Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and Moriyama Teshima Architects in Toronto, and with Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. In parallel to Office of Adrian Phiffer, he directs The Flat Side of Design and is founding partner of Damiani Ngo Phiffer. He teaches architecture and urbanism at University of Toronto – John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
Carie Penabad, Cure & Penabad
Carie Penabad received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Upon graduation she went to work for the office of Machado & Silvetti in Boston, and in 2001 established her own practice in Miami with partner Adib Cure. The work of CURE & PENABADArchitecture and Urban Design has received numerous awards including American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a National Congress for New Urbanism Award, and a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale. Most recently, the firm was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Marcus Corporation Foundation Architectural Prize for emerging architectural talent. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami SoA and has taught at Yale University as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, Northeastern University and the Boston architectural Cente