2014-2015 Architecture Fellows Announced

2014-2015 Architecture Fellows Announced

Sharon Haar, Chair of the Architecture program, has announced the 2014-2015 Architecture Fellows. Selected from a strong group of international applicants, the following Fellows will join Taubman College in September:

James Michael Tate – Williar A. Oberdick Fellow

James Michael Tate runs the architecture studio practice T8projects and recently co-organized the yearlong series On the Road Project LA. Tate has completed residency fellowships at the Auburn University Rural Studio and Common Ground in New York City, and previously taught at Woodbury University and Rice University. Tate has worked for Michael Maltzan, MOS, Peter Eisenman and Samuel Mockbee and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.

Ana Morcillo Pallarés – Walter B. Sanders Fellow

Ana Morcillo Pallarés is an architect from Cieza (Murcia). She studied architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia – ETSAV, obtaining her professional degree in 2004 and is currently a candidate in the PhD program at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid – ETSAM. Her research explores the evolution and revitalization of public space in New York City through theoretical debate between citizen demands and municipal regulations in understanding the social, economic, architectural and urban conditions of contemporary public space. Ana is co-founder and partner of Morcillo Pallarés + Rule Arquitectos. Her practice addresses conditions and opportunities in the public dimension of the contemporary city. Morcillo Pallarés + Rule’s design proposals have been selected in competitions and exhibited in Spain and abroad. The studio’s work ranges from a performing art center in Murcia, a wine museum in Jumilla, a hotel in Cieza, an art installation in Amposta, an archeological museum in Molina to a bicycle loft in Brooklyn, New York.

Jaffer Kolb – William Muschenheim Fellow

Jaffer Kolb is a designer, critic, and sometimes curator; he is currently forming an independent practice with colleagues that finds new sites for architecture working between, among, and against institutions within political economies. He participated in the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale as well as in exhibitions at London’s Tate Modern, the New Museum in New York and several smaller galleries. His work has appeared in publications including Wired, Blueprint, Pidgin Magazine, and Abitare.

As an architectural designer, he has worked for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and WorkAC in New York, Studio Gang in Chicago, and the Doug Aitken Workshop in Los Angeles. Previously he worked on the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture under David Chipperfield, and before that was the US Editor of the Architectural Review. He has published over 300 articles and reviews in Icon, Domus, Blueprint, GQ, Modern Painters, and Metropolis, among others. Kolb holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Masters in Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Wesleyan University.