Architect Eva Jimenez receives the Special Doctoral Award UPC

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Architect Eva Jimenez was awarded on the 23rd September the Special Doctoral Award UPC 2014 for her PhD thesis "The column in Mies van der Rohe. The lexicon of steel".

The Special Prizes UPC are awarded every year to the most outstanding of the PhD theses that were awarded a cum laude distinction. The board assesses the scientific contribution of these theses over the course of two academic years from their defence, and chooses the best of them.

Eva Jimenez's thesis provides a new interpretation, both technologically and contextualized, of the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. Her study reveals three periods in the work of Mies that correspond to the development of three different columns and they are result of technological transfers between Mies and Peter Behrens, Mies and Albert Kahn, and Mies and Konrad Wachsmann, respectively.

The thesis is recommended by the architectural magazine Tectonica, and it is published on the repository of PhD thesis TDX and Open accesss Thesis and Desertations, of international scope.

Eva Jimenez is a training coordinator at Escola Sert COAC and she is a member of the Architect's Association of Catalonia.

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