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Architect Cesar Pelli, five others to be honored with USITT Distinguished Achievement Awards

From the USITT (US Institute of Theater Technology) Feb 2011 Sightlines newsletter:

Six individuals with outstanding records of achievement in a specific segment of the industry will be honored at the USITT 2011 Annual Conference & Stage Expo (March 9-12, 2011 in Charlotte NC). Each will be a featured part of the Conference in a special session presented by one of the Commissions.

The individuals and their areas of expertise are: Carrie Robbins, Costume Design & Technology; William J. Byrnes, Management; R. Craig Wolf, Education; Dennis Dorn, Technical Production; Cesar Pelli, Architecture; and John C. Scheffler, Scene Design.

Cesar Pelli, senior principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, was born in Argentina, where he earned a diploma in architecture from the University of Tucumán. He first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen, serving as project designer for the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport and Morse and Stiles Colleges at Yale University. He was then director of design at DMJM and, later, partner for design at Gruen Associates, both in Los Angeles. His award-winning projects during these years include the City Hall in San Bernardino, California; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles; and the United States Embassy in Tokyo.From 1977 to 1984, Mr. Pelli was dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In 1977, he founded Cesar Pelli & Associates, now Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. 

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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