Woodbury University Professor Earns Prestigious Rome Prize

Apr 23, 2010, 12:17 ET from Woodbury University

BURBANK, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua G. Stein, associate professor of interior architecture at Woodbury University, is a winner of the prestigious Rome Prize in architecture.  

Stein's project, "Cast Gallery: Inhabiting Ornament" was accepted as one of the winning proposals for the 2010-2011 residency. During an 11-month period at the American Academy in Rome, he will be researching the ancient process of casting reproduction and using these techniques to examine patterns of human habitation as they rub against the ideal geometries of classical ornamentation.

"This past year has been a remarkable time for Professor Joshua Stein and his LA-based practice, Radical Craft. His 'Mas Transit' proposal won first place in the New Infrastructure: Innovative Transit Solutions for Los Angeles competition. His 'Reef' installation with Rob Ley at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City was one of their best in years. He was named one of the five young architect/designers to watch by FORM magazine. His 'SOMS ATOLL' proposal won third place in the international design competition for the World Sustainability Centre in the Netherlands. He played an important role in earning a rating in the top ten in the nation by Design Intelligence magazine for Woodbury's interior architecture program. And now he has won the prestigious Rome Prize. It can't get much better than that," says Norman Millar, dean, School of Architecture, Woodbury University.

The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading American overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Each year, through a national juried competition, the Academy offers up to 30 Rome Prize fellowships in architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, and in humanistic approaches to ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development, and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture and Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development degrees.

SOURCE Woodbury University