UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Craig Byers (’85 B.A. Graphic Design), Bob Earl (’86 B.S. Landscape Architecture), Don Hoover (’80 B.S. Landscape Architecture) and Michael T. Pinto (’93 B.Arch.) will be honored Nov. 1 as recipients of the 2019 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards.
Byers is the design director in Gensler’s Brand Experience Studio, based in New York. With power, meaning and a holistic view, Beyer leads brand creation and activation projects across all categories of business. He has more than 25 years of experience in business and creative problem-solving, gained through working with diverse industries.
Earl and Hoover co-founded OCULUS Urban Design Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Hoover oversees the design, management and implementation of a wide range of design and planning projects. Earl is now the sole director of studios in Sydney and Melbourne, with a close affiliation and collaboration with the D.C. studio working on specific projects and competitions.
Pinto has defined his 25-year career through practice driven by social purpose. His architecture focuses on disadvantaged communities, at-risk youth, educational systems, urban food systems and our environment as an imperative service to society. As design principal at NAC Architecture in Los Angeles, Michael leads design from a position that places strong emphasis on community engagement, and he has guided teams to more than 30 design awards in his career.
The College of Arts and Architecture Annual Awards Ceremony will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public. More information, including this year’s other recipients, can be found on the College’s website.
The Stuckeman School is hosting a two-part series of Alumni Talks Oct. 31-Nov. 1 where the School’s alumni awardees will address the following questions: (1) What are your professional passions? And (2) What advice would you give our students?
Byers, Earl and Hoover will speak at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 while Pinto will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Both events are free and open to the public.