Ascend receives major industry honor from USITT


The Ascend Amphitheater earns the 2017 USITT Architecture Merit Award, the latest in a run of honors for the HplusF design. The award comes as a major industry tribute from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, which celebrates the creative image and technological exploration of performance spaces all over the world.

The award will be presented on March 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. during the annual USITT convention, held in St. Louis from March 8-11, 2017.

Hsinming Fung gives back-to-back presentations to high ovation

Hsinming Fung, FAIA gave back-to-back presentations at UCL Bartlett and the USC School of Architecture to much applause. Her weekend in London began with the launch of the book Drawing Futures, featuring her article "What's the Difference" on the speculative and exploratory possibilities of Drawing. She anchored the annual conference with a speech of the same name, and was met with great enthusiasm.

Within less than 24 hours of landing back in America, Fung was a panelist alongside Thom Mayne, Barbara Bestor, and Michael Maltzan at the USC School of Architecture. She discussed with Architectural Record Editor in Chief Cathleen McGuigan the future of architecture, a salient topic following the results of the U.S. election.