The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded 5468796 Architecture the $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome prize for their project Table for 12, which will allow hosts from eight cities to set the table for informal conversations about architecture. 

The objective of 5468796’s winning project is to research cities around the world with a prominent design culture and to gain a deeper understanding of the catalysts that have built a strong commitment to architecture. At the end of the research period, 5468796 will disseminate the information with the hope that they and others will use it to expand architectural design culture in Canada and beyond.


Dinner Plans

Venue:  DBGB Kitchen and Bar [Chef Daniel Boulud]
546 Team:  Sasa & Johanna
Dinner Date: March 12, 2014

Meet our Dinner Guests + Contributors:

Rick Bell | Executive Director, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter [AIANY]

Lance Jay Brown | President, AIANY & Professor, City College of New York [CCNY] & Principal, Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design

Craig Dykers | Founding Partner, Snøhetta

Eva Franch i Gilabert | Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Storefront for Art and Architecture

Michael Gabellini | Partner, Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Tami Hausman | Founder and President, Hausman Communications

Kyle May | Editor-in-Chief of CLOG 

Elaine Molinar | Managing Director, Snøhetta

Mladen Prnjatovic | Director, Tzannes Associates

Anne Rieselbach | Program Director of The Architectural League NY

Michael Sorkin | Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio & Distinguished Professor, CCNY

Susanna Sirefman | President of Dovetail Design Strategists LLC 

Billie Tsien | Principal of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

David van der Leer | Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

Seth Wolfe | Associate Principal, Arup

Meet our Host, Kevin Erickson:

Kevin Erickson | Principal, KNEstudio & Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Kevin Erickson | Principal, KNEstudio & Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Kevin Erickson is principal of KNEstudio based in New York City and an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois. Recently he received the Next Landmark Award at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice, a 2011 AIANY Design Award, a 2011 ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Arnold O Beckman Research Award. In 2006, Kevin was an Artist-in-Residence at the Geoffrey Bawa Lunuganga Trust in Sri Lanka, a Visiting Professor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in 2011 and serves as a consultant to State Farm Insurance Company’s Information Technology Research Division.

Kevin + 546:

In 2011, Kevin’s submission to the The Forks Warming Huts Competition was selected by a jury that Sasa and Johanna were on. Our relationship with Kevin has evolved considerably from our initial meeting on the River Trail. In 2012 he returned to Winnipeg to participate in the jury selection, and in 2013 he invited 546 to prepare an exhibition and lecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.


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