Work of the Portman Studio Critic: Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe

Event Details
  • Dates/Times:
    • Wednesday January 13, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday January 14, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday January 15, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday January 18, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday January 19, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday January 20, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday January 21, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday January 22, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Monday January 25, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday January 26, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday January 27, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday January 28, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday January 29, 2016
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Stubbins Gallery, East Building, School of Architecture, 245 Fourth Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0155
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Contact

Tia Jewell
Communications & Events
School of Architecture
Georgia Tech
tia.jewell@coa.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Brigitte Shim is a principal at the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects having won international recognition with projects exhibited throughout the world.

Full Summary: Brigitte Shim is a principal at the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects having won international recognition with projects exhibited throughout the world.

Brigitte Shim is a principal at the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Along with her partner Howard Sutcliffe, they have realized a dynamic design studio and a life around their shared passion for architecture, landscape and furniture. Their interest in the construction and fabrication of buildings, sites and their intersections has forced them to question fundamental relationships between object and ground, building and landscape, man and nature. Though their backgrounds and sensibilities are very different, their similar education and architectural journeys together offer a rich starting point for their work.

Brigitte apprenticed for Arthur Erickson in Vancouver and upon graduation she worked for Baird/Sampson Architects in Toronto. She began her teaching career at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture & Design in 1988, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor there, actively engaged in the life of the school. She is also an active member of the international design community, participating in numerous international, national and local design juries, helping to bring attention to exemplary design in many communities. In 2007, she was a member of the Aga Khan Architecture Award master jury.

Shim-Sutcliffe’s projects have won local, national and international recognition and awards. Their built work has been exhibited internationally and been published throughout the world. They have been honored with eleven Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada along with design recognition from the American Institute of Architects, American and Canadian Wood Council’s awards program. Brigitte and Howard have also been actively engaged at the scale of furniture, winning numerous international accolades for furniture design. After much research and design development, Shim-Sutcliffe launched The HAB Collection, a series including chairs and tables, is currently manufactured and distributed by Nienkamper.

Through their diverse design practice, Brigitte and Howard continue to seek sophisticated solutions to each design problem they face. Each project embodies their commitment to an architecture that is powerfully connected to site, to a continual interpretation of program, and constant innovation in detail resolution.

http://www.shim-sutcliffe.com/

 

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College of Design, School of Architecture

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
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  • Created By: Tia Jewell
  • Workflow Status: Archived
  • Created On: Dec 10, 2015 - 12:28pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:17pm