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Mayne Receives Fake PhD in SF

Morphosis' Thom Mayne, designer of the SF Federal Building, will receive an honorary doctorate (read: fake PhD) from California College of the Arts at their May 10th commencement ceremony. Love it. Quoth the press release, cribbing from the Pritzker Prize committee's assessment): "[Mayne's] approach . . . and philosophy are not derived from European modernism, Asian influences, or even from American precedents of the last century. He has sought throughout his career to create an original architecture. . . . Like the Eameses, Neutra, Schindler, and Gehry before him, Thom Mayne is an authentic addition to the tradition of innovative, exciting architectural talent that flourishes on the West Coast." [Canadian Architect]