#OCCUPY: Meet Troy West
Educator, artist and architect Troy West has guest lectured extensively on his art and architecture at universities in the United States and abroad. He received the Bachelor and Masters of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, and later joined the faculty and founded ARCHITECTURE 2001, one of the first university based community design centers in the country. He is one of the original seven architects selected to form the new School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has maintained his architecture practice since 1963.
He has received numerous national and international awards for his architecture and urban design, including first prizes in competitions for: The New American House (MN), House of Women (CA), Southside Broad Street-Providence Neighborhood Revitalization (RI), Design Studies of Westport Railroad Station (CT), and The Annual John Stewardson Memorial Competition in Architecture (PA). Second prize; Housing Prototypes for Atlantic City (NJ). Third prizes; Monmouth County Alliance for new integrated housing for residents with psychiatric disabilities (NJ), and the Monroeville Civic Center (PA). Honorable mention; Seattle 4×4 Design Competition for 85 low income units (WA). Finalist for the New England Holocaust Memorial (MA). Merit award for Faith and Form Liturgical Conference Annual Competition for Chapel at Carnegie Mellon University (PA). In addition, his projects have twice been selected for the Annual Progressive Architecture Design Awards Program.
West’s architecture works are featured in a variety of publications including the books: Karl Linn: Building Commons and Community (New Village Press); Green Architecture (Taschen); New Houses-New Households (Reinhold); Yesterdays Structures: Today’s Homes (Schiffer); Cities Fit To Live In (MacMillan); Maps (Little, Brown and Co.); The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning (Yale Press); Architectural Design Preview, USA (Reinhold); Mixed Land Use (Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc.); Discrimination by Design (University of Illinois Press); Humanscape: Environments for People (Duxbury); Tete Défense Monographies (Electa Moniteur), and periodicals which include: Designer-Builder; Metropolis; Shelterforce; Faith and Form; The Architectural Forum; Architectural Design; L´Architecture D´Aujourd´hui; Architecture & Engineering News; Design Quarterly; Architecture; Architectural Record; and Architecture New Jersey.
West’s works of art have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. West has had fourteen solo exhibitions including: The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art (PA); Duke University (NC); Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation (RI); and Rutgers University Galleries (NJ). His recent paintings and drawings are on exhibit at the Galerie Vidourle Prix in Sauve, France.
TROY WEST is part of the #OCCUPY group exhibit at Yellow Peril Gallery, featuring artwork inspired by the OCCUPY movement. The exhibit will run from Thursday, 15 March to Sunday, 15 April 2012.