Adèle Naudé Santos
Principal architect, Santos Prescott and Associates; former Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Latin America prize handover ceremony, San José
Winners of a LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement 2017 for Affordable housing neighborhood with integrated workspaces, Cartagena, Colombia (l-r): Justin Heejoon Lim, Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Debora Mesa Molina, MIT PopLab; Manjarres Silva, Ronald David Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo; Adèle Naudé Santos, Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning, MIT; and Giovanni Bernardino Bellotti, MIT.
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Holcim Awards jury for North America 2008 - Cambridge, MA, USA
The Holcim Awards jury for region North America met in Cambridge MA, USA in July 2008 to select projects using the “target issues” for sustainable construction (l-r): Ray Cole, Mohsen Mostafavi, Sarah Graham, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Reed Kroloff, Adèle Naudé Santos (Head), Marion Weiss, Philippe Arto, Mark West.
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Holcim Awards ceremony for North America 2008 - Montreal, Canada
Holcim Awards Bronze 2008 North America presentation (l-r): Philippe Arto, CEO St Lawrence Cement; winners Peter Busby, John Gunn and Jeff Laberge; Adèle Naudé Santos, Head of jury and Dean of Architecture, MIT; Benoît-H. Koch, Executive Committee member Holcim Ltd; and Rolf Soiron, Chairman of Holcim and of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation.
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Global Holcim Awards ceremony 2006 - Bangkok, Thailand
Global Holcim Awards 2006 Gold - Venezuela presentation (l-r): Markus Akermann (Holcim Ltd); Adèle Naudé Santos (MIT); Manuel Guzman (Chargé d’Affairs, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Kuala Lumpur); four team members from Proyectos Arqui, CA, Caracas Venezuela - Maria Inés Pocaterra, Victor Eduardo Gastier, Silvia Soonets, and Isabel Cecilia Pocaterra; Rolf Soiron (Holcim Ltd).
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Global Holcim Awards jury 2006 - Zurich, Switzerland
Members of the Global Holcim Awards jury which met in February 2006 in Zurich, Switzerland (l-r): Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Hansjürg Leibundgut, Claude Fussler, Urs Bieri, Rachid Benmokhtar Benabdellah, Adèle Naudé Santos (Head), Mohsen Mostafavi, Banasopit Mekvichai, Enrique Norten, Kaarin Taipale, Thom Mayne, Olivia la O’Castillo, Tim Macfarlane, Ashok B. Lall.
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Holcim Awards jury for North America 2005 - Cambridge, MA, USA
The jury for region North America nominated projects to receive a total of USD 220,000 prize money at a meeting on June 16/17, 2005, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, USA (l-r): Thom Mayne, Andrew Scott, Robert E Somol, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Patrick Dolberg, Franz Knoll, Adèle Naudé Santos, Leon Glicksman, Gilles Saucier, Andrew Hoffman, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher.
Adèle Naudé Santos is the former Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies & Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is principal architect in the San Francisco-based firm, Santos Prescott and Associates.
Last updated: October 07, 2017 Boston, MA, USA
Adèle Naudé Santos was Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning for ten years until June 2014, and is an architect and urban designer whose career combines professional practice, research, and teaching.
Her academic career includes professorships within the graduate programs of UC Berkeley, Harvard, Rice University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as Chairman of the Department of Architecture. She was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at MIT in 2004.
She was also the founding Dean of the new School of Architecture at the University of California, San Diego and has had numerous visiting appointments throughout the United States and the world, including Italy and in her native South Africa.
Adèle Naudé Santos graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) in London (1961) and continued her studies in the United States, receiving Masters of Architecture and a Masters of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania (1968) and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University (1963).
In parallel to her academic career, Adèle Naudé Santos has maintained her own architecture studio: Santos Prescott & Associates. The firm, which has won numerous awards, has built work in California, Pennsylvania, and Boston — as well as in Japan, China, and Guatemala. Her earliest projects, built in South Africa, Swaziland and Botswana, included affordable and luxury housing as well as institutional buildings with very low budgets. Her later projects include the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; the Center for the Arts at Albright College, Reading, PA; and the Yerba Buena Gardens Children’s Center in San Francisco.
In 1996, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has won numerous competitions for projects including the Perris Civic Center, CA; three facilities at Arts Park, CA; the Affordable Prototypical Multi-Family Housing for Franklin/La Brea in Los Angeles; and the Penn Children’s Center, PA.
She won a Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize in region Latin America in 2017 for “Affordable housing neighborhood with integrated workspaces” in Cartagena, Colombia. This neighborhood design integrates workspace to enhance the potential livelihood of a vulnerable, displaced population. Homes are grouped to encourage community building and social interaction within an urban plan designed to maximize shading.
Adèle Naudé Santos was member of the Holcim Awards global jury in 2006 and a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region North America in 2005 and 2008.