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 & 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 (architectureinberlin blog); Ludger Kaemereit (Capital City Unit, Berlin Senate); Manfred Kühne (Head of Section Urban Design and Projects , Berlin Senate); Sigmar Gude (Topos Planning); Werner Jockeit (heritage consultant), Harald Marpe (Kiezbündnis Klausenerplatz); Dr. Benedikt Goebel (Planungsgruppe Mitte); Dagmar Weidemueller (Centre of Competence for Major Housing Estates); and for important advice in the background to Gerald Blomeyer (architect & communicator); Dr. Bernd Hunger (GdW); and Dipl.-Ing. Florian Hutterer (Scientific Staff, TU Berlin). We thank University of Kassel, Department of Urban Regeneration and Professor Dr. Uwe Altrock for providing us with the microphone and headphones for the walking tours of Berlin. A special thank you for Professor Karl Fischer (Visiting Professional Fellow, UNSW) for organising and running the in-depth fieldtrips to numerous locations in Berlin and the interesting lectures he provided. Additionally, thanks to Kevin Hoffman (retired Commissioner of the NSW Land & Environment Court), who throughout the studio gave valuable advice, information and critiques on the concept urban design framework.
For sitting in on the final presentations in Berlin, we would like to thank towards Professor Dr.-Ing. Angela Million (Head of the Urban Design & Urban Development Chair of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, TU Berlin); Felix Bentlin MSc (Scientific Staff, TU Berlin); Kevin Hoffman (retired Commissioner of the NSW Land & Environment Court); Dr. Izabela Mironowicz and Derrick Martin (AESOP); and Professor Karl Fischer (Visiting Professional Fellow, UNSW) for their insightful critiques and comments on how the urban design frameworks can be developed further.
Our gratitude is extended towards Professor Karl Fischer (Visiting Professional Fellow, UNSW) and Linden Crane (Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture) for joining the design juries during the final presentations of the urban design frameworks in Sydney.
Finally, for the Berlin studio we would like to thank the students from TU Berlin with whom we worked with for the group submissions. By being accommodating and helping us with the necessary translations in German as well as working effectively and enjoyably in a team setting with the UNSW students, a profound thank you is necessary.
For UDES0004 Professor James Weirick would like to thank Professor Karl Fischer (Visiting Professional Fellow, UNSW) for his fascinating lecture on the evolution of the European city; Anne Warr (Director, Anne Warr Heritage Consulting) for her insightful lecture on the development of Shanghai and Barrie Shelton (Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sydney) for his detailed presentations on Hong Kong and the Japanese city. For his in-depth and expansive lectures on urban design and the role of the spatial political economy, a profound thank you to Emeritus Professor Alexander Cuthbert. For their valuable assistance and knowledgeable instruction throughout the weekly tutorials, we would like to thank Marika Hahn and Kathleen McDowell.
Professor James Weirick would like to thank the following professionals and BE Colleagues for their Urban Development Design Case Study Presentations in UDES0006; Michael Heenan (CEO, Allen Jack + Cottier); Graham Jahn (Director, Planning, Development & Transport, City of Sydney); Emeritus Professor Jon Lang; Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of the Built Environment); Darlene van der Breggan (Sydney Olympic Park Authority); Colin Stewart (Director, Stewart Architects); Michael Harrison (Director, Architectus); Oscar Stanish (Urban Designer, Architectus) and Philip Thalis (founding principal, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects).
For their contribution to UDES0008 Planning and Urban Development, Jeremy Dawkins would like to thank Kevin Alker (Corporate Advisor Hill PDA & Lecturer UNSW), Audrey Vila (Director of Implementation & Advisory Services, Estate Master) and Phillip Bartlett (P&J projects) for their engaging and knowledgeable lectures on the planning and development context in Sydney.
For contributions towards UDES0009 Urban Landscape and Heritage, Dr. Scott Hawken would like to gratefully thank Anne Warr (Director, Anne Warr Heritage Consulting) for her lectures on urban heritage and her assistance during the tutorials. For her valuable assistance during the class tutorials, we would like to extend our gratitude towards Carla Mamaril for her assistance. Additionally, we would like to thank Bob Perry (Director, Scott Carver) for his great Agoradynamics lecture on people and public space and Arlene Segal (Visiting Lecturer Faculty of Built Environment) for her lecture on Chicago.
For critical assistance during UDES0010 Communications in Urban Design, guest workshops and during the final deliverables of each of the studios and for being a delight to work with, a sincere thank you to Jodi Lawton for the countless hours of her professional and personal time that is dedicated to this program.
Finally, an important thank you to Professor Alec Tzannes and Professor Helen Lochhead (our Faculty of Built Environment Deans, 2015-2016); Professor Alan Peters (Director of the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism); Professor Bruce Judd (Director Australian School of Architecture & Design); Monica McNamara, Julia Wibowo and their colleagues in the BE Student Centre; Graham Hannah and the BECU team; the Marketing & Communications team led by Marie Caccamo; Catherine Brown, Faculty Development Manager; and Julia Karlsen and her fellow Administrative Assistants in the Discipline Directors Unit for their dedicated support and goodwill towards the MUDD program.