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Anthony Titus Wins Architecture Award From American Academy of Arts and Letters

Anthony Titus Wins Architecture Award From American Academy of Arts and Letters

By Jeanne Hedden Gallagher

May 5, 2022

Anthony Titus, an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the recipient of a 2022 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.

An educator, artist, architect, and writer, he was recognized for his “exploration of ideas through any medium of expression.”

Titus is the founder of Anthony Titus Studio, an interdisciplinary art and architecture practice in New York City. Since its inception in 2005, the practice has consistently explored the uniquely constructed spaces between architecture, painting, and sculpture. The work probes the recent histories of these three disciplines while opening a space for the exchange of ideas and the creation of new directions in design.

Parallel to his independent practice, Titus has taught architecture and art since 2002 and has been with Rensselaer since 2009.

The annual architecture awards program of the American Academy of Arts and Letters began in 1955. This year, the jurors were Toshiko Mori (chair), Marlon Blackwell, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Annabelle Selldorf, Nader Tehrani, and Meejin Yoon.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Early members include William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Julia Ward Howe, Henry James, Edward MacDowell, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, and Edith Wharton.


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