Monday, October 15, 2007
5:30 P.M. - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
School of Architecture Annual Fund
As a former partner of Loom, which she co-founded in 1993, Raveevarn Choksombatchai co-authored a broad range of projects merging art, architecture, and environmental design. Loom had a successful track record for the past ten years, as the recipients of three Progressive Architecture Awards (1998) and Citations (1996, 2002); Emerging Voices in Architecture by the Architecture League of New York (1999); a nominee for the Chrysler Design Award (2000); and for the National Design Award in the area of environmental design by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institute (2002). Raveevarn has re-invented a new independent practice. VeeV, based in San Francisco opens its studio in January 2005. While her new practice shares many of Loom’s ambitions, she envisions VeeV as a collaborative design/research practice that will move further into the realm of experiments and design investigation. The proposal for National AIDS memorial in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, was selected one of the five finalists in an open competition in 2005. In January 2006, her design for the Tsunami Memorial and Museum was named one of the five finalists entering into the second stage for an open international competition. Most recently, VeeV received the 2007AIA San Francisco Chapter Design Honor Award in Interior Architecture for the Gillis Library and the Unbuilt Design Citation for the National AIDS Memorial Proposal. Raveevarn is also an Associate Professor in Architecture Design at University of California at Berkeley. Her work has been published widely both in the US and abroad include the Times Magazine, Architectural Records, Dwell Magazine, Domus, San Francisco Chronicles, and the New York Times.