SURFACES REPORTER (SR) in association with School of Architecture, Noida International University is organising an e-talk with Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Dean, IE School of Architecture & Design, Madrid, Spain and Hafeez Contractor, Padma Bhushan Awardee, Architect, Mumbai. curated by Ar. Rajendra Kumar, Director, School of Architecture, NIU and Moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief, SURFACES REPORTER. There will be an exclusive conversation on the Role Of Architects, Education, Pritzker Prize and more. So, don’t miss out and register now to enjoy the valuable session.
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Martha Thorne (Keynote Speaker)
Martha Thorne is Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design. Since 2005, she has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the “Nobel Prize for Architecture”. Prior to joining IE University she was Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago. She is the co-author of the books Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture and Skyscrapers: The New Millennium, editor and author for The Pritzker Architecture Prize: The First Twenty Years, and author of numerous articles for architectural journals and encyclopedias.
Martha Thorne received a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She undertook additional studies at the London School of Economics. She currently serves on an international jury for the award, ArcVision: Women and Architecture, a prize honouring outstanding women architects. She also lectures and assists with international architectural competitions.
Vertica Dvivedi (Moderator)
Vertica Dvivedi is the Editor-in-Chief of Surfaces Reporter Magazine and the founder of Asia’s largest platform for Women in Design called WADE ASIA. She is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, and ASIA BOOK OF RECORD holder, passionate about Water-awareness and helping startups & female-owned businesses to rise.
Ms Vertica is also known for her speaking & moderation abilities. She has met and had sessions with some of the best architects, designers, artists of the world, and India. Further, she is the Co-Chairperson of Women Entrepreneurs Committee at the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI).
Rajendra Kumar ( Moderator)
Ar. Rajendra Kumar is the Director of School of Architecture, Noida International University (SoA, NIU). Architect Rajendra Kumar worked in Spain, Italy, China, UAE and has been a member of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in the USA. The architect has worked in various eco-sensitive architecture projects and also delivered lectures on many national and international forums on various issues related to cities, social reforms, energy, sustainable environment, etc.
Apart from this, he is proactively involved in academics and has also been a jury member of many competitions. His several works have also been displayed in many exhibitions and events in India and abroad. For his outstanding works, he received the country's one of the most coveted awards - the ‘Indian Young Achievers Award’.
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