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Introducing 2015 KRob Juror John P. Maruszczak
The AIA Dallas Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition Committee is pleased to announce John P. Maruszczak of Heron-Mazy and UTA professor for the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs as a juror this year.
John is a lecturer, critic, and current Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in 1975, attended The Architectural Association in London in 1977, and received his Graduate degree from Princeton’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1980. He has worked with the architectural office of Raimund Abraham in New York, as well as Arquitectonica in Miami.
Since 1990, he has also operated the design studio Heron-Mazy, a working practice producing altered architecture projects, investigative pedagogies, interfaces and altered media film.
“Heron-Mazy’s works are snapshots in an Altered Architectural Album – vivid, delightfully informal, they sample reality and virtuality and cast that new dreamlight on the uncaptured moments of experience. Always between the political and personal, the architecture alters as one experiences text, image, drawing and film.”
- Will Challinor, author of Architecture Always Changing
John has been a member of the UT Arlington faculty since 1984, instilling much of the attitude of Heron-Mazy in his teachings. He has also been a guest professor at the Catholic School of America’s School of Architecture, at Rice University, the University of Miami School of Architecture, and the University of Innsbruck on numerous occasions.
He has won numerous awards, including the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Educator’s Travelling Fellowship in 1986. Other awards include: Honorable Mention, YKKAP Shelter Idea Competition, Tokyo, 1996; Fourth Prize, Minamata Memorial Competition, Minamata, Japan, 1995; First Prizes for the Dallas Police Memorial , 1995, and Chicago Miegs Field, 1994 (with E. Baum); First Prize for Visionary Landscapes competition, 1994; and First Prize in the 1993 Computer Forum competition of the San Francisco AIA. He received an Honorable Mention in Progressive Architecture Annual International Furniture Competition, 1986; First Prize, Mitsui Home International Residential Competition, 1989; and Third Place in the 1990 Shinkenshiku Residential Design Competition.
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