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In memoriam - Professor Andrzej Pinno

July 5, 2006

Andrzej Pinno, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, died on Saturday, July 1 after a lengthy illness.

Professor Pinno was educated at the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute (where he periodically returned as a visiting professor from 1993 to 1999), the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He taught previously at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Universite de Montréal, Pennsylvania State University, and Cornell University. Andrzej Pinno joined the UT Arlington faculty in 1976 and was recently honored for thirty years of service to the university.

Professor Pinno was an active contributor to academic conferences in the area of theory. He conducted lectures at the University of Toronto (“Berlin Free University and the Venice Hospital”) in 1974, at the Third International Conference of the Design Method Group (“Beyond Scientific Methods in Architecture”) at Berkeley in 1975, at numerous Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture conferences from 1986 through 1991, and the Walter Wagner Education Forum of the American Institute of Architects in 1989.

His work was featured in a number of exhibitions, including “Housing for Growth and Change” at the Groupe d’Etude d’Architecture Mobile in France in 1963 and 1964, and the Experimental Housing Project at the Yale University Conference on Housing in 1993.

Andrzej Pinno worked with a number of esteemed architects in Poland, including Kazimierz Piechotka, Zygmunt Kleyff, and Bohdan Pniewski. He participated in team projects with Jerzy Soltan and Zbigniew Ihnatowicz at the Experimental Workshops of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He also had professional experience with with Candilis, Josic, Woods in Paris, focusing on experimental and prefabricated housing. Professor Pinno’s numerous design competitions include Vienna South, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Roosevelt Island Housing Competition and the Hong Kong Peak Competition.

Professor Pinno was published in Architektura (Warsaw), Forum Europeen d’Architecure – Bau-Forum (Luxembourg), World Architecture No. 1 (London), Architectural Design (London), Le Carré Bleu (Paris), ABC (Montreal), DMG-DRS Journal (Berkeley), Project (Warsaw), Conoscersi (Rome), Pokaz (Warsaw) and Reflections (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Memorial services were held at Moore Memorial Chapel in Arlington, Texas.

Andrzej Pinno