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Architecture faculty chosen as Rome Prize fellow

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Erin Besler
Chicago Architecture Biennial

Erin Besler

Erin Besler, assistant adjunct professor of architecture and urban design in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, was named one of the Rome Prize fellows. She was honored for her submission in the architecture category and was among 27 other awardees for the year in various other fields.

The annual prize confers a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome’s headquarters in Rome, Italy that includes a stipend for research and room and board accommodations. The award will result in an exhibition at the institution following a research period. Her proposal, “The Problem with the Corner Problem,” will look into the problematic nature of corner conditions in architecture.

Besler’s work focuses on the gap between disciplinary problems and practical problems and seeks to refit things that have been relegated to practice. Her work has been presented and exhibited in Beijing, Los Angeles, Paris, Chicago, New York and San Francisco with publications in Log, Pidgin, FutureAnterior, Project, San Rocco and Perspecta.

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