Architecture Professor Peter Waldman Wins Prestigious
2, 1999 -- Peter Waldman, professor of Architecture
at the University of Virginia, is a winner of the 103rd Rome Prize
Competition. The prestigious Rome Prize, awarded by the American
Academy in Rome, provides fellowships for American artists and scholars
to live and work at the Academys compound atop the Janiculum
Hill in Rome.
American Academy awarded 27 Rome Prizes in the fields of architecture,
design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture,
literature, musical composition, visual arts, archeology, classical
studies, history of art, modern Italian studies, and post-classical
selected by jurors in an open competition, receive stipends and
living and working accommodations in Rome for terms that range from
six months to two years. Their work is later presented in exhibitions,
performances, concerts and lectures both in Rome and at the academys
headquarters in New York City.
received one of three prizes awarded in architecture. He will spend
his time in Rome from Dec. 21, the winter solstice, to June 21,
the summer solstice. "I am interested in creating a book of
hours, days and seasons, of stones and surfaces which act as mirrors
of the moon," Waldman said. From the vantage of the seven hills
to the flood plain of the Tiber River, Waldman plans to look at
Rome in relation to what has interested him as a practicing architect
and educator and what he refers to as "spatial tales of origin."
winner of several Progressive Architecture Design Awards, Waldman
has an extensive residential practice and his work has been published
internationally in Global Architecture, Area, and Architecture.
has been a professor in U.Va.s Department of Architecture
since 1992 and served as chair from 1995 to 1998. In his 30-year
teaching career he has taught at Princeton, Harvard, Rice and the
University of Cincinnati. He was awarded the ACSA (Association of
Collegiate Schools of Architecture) 1996 Distinguished Professor
American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center
for independent study, advanced research and creative work in both
the arts and the humanities. Founded in 1894 and chartered by an
act of Congress in 1905, it is supported entirely by private contributions
corporations and individuals. The academy also receives fellowship
funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and project
grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment
for the Arts.
more information, Peter Waldman can be reached at (804) 924-6464.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298.