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Faculty of Architecture student wins A+ Azure Design Award

M.Arch student Connery Friesen wins student award for his project titled “In the Spirit of Shibui: Re-Animating the Ruins of Fukushima”

October 7, 2020 — 

M.Arch thesis student, Connery Friesen has been recognized amongst several international designers by Azure Magazine in the student category of the AZ Award Winners 2020!

Connery’s project titled “In the Spirit of Shibui: Re-Animating the Ruins of Fukushima” is a concept for commemorating the site of the 2011 earthquake in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.  “The A+ student award is a fantastic conclusion to a project that not only took me on the journey of a lifetime but carried me through these uncertain times. It is an honor for my work to be internationally recognized, and I am grateful for the individuals at the U of M that helped shape this thesis,” said Connery when asked about what this winning this award meant to him. 

For full project details please visit: https://www.azuremagazine.com/article/az-awards-2020-winner-in-the-spirit-of-shibui-re-animating-the-ruins-of-fukushima/

To read more about the AZ Awards visit: https://www.azuremagazine.com/article/announcing-the-2020-az-awards-winners/

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