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Seven to be Honored for
Distinguished Achievement

Barbara E.R. Lucas
Sightlines Editor

Seven outstanding individuals will be honored with Distinguished Achievement Awards during the upcoming Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

David Collison will receive the Harold Burris Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award in Sound; Katherine Marshall will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Costume Design & Technology; Hugh Hardy, Marcolm Holzman, and Norman Pfeiffer will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Architectural Design of Theatres; Robert Moody will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design; and Jessica L. Andrews will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Management.

The award winners will be honored during special Commission activities as well as being recognized at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 17, 2007.

David Collison
Mr. Collison's work has been heard in more than 70 musicals, and he was the first person credited with the title of theatre sound designer. His credits during the 1970s and 1980s included Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Mame, A Little Night Music, Grease, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

He joined Richard Pilbrow in the then-fledgling company, Theatre Projects, in 1959 and became managing director of the Theatre Projects group of companies in 1985.

He was also Sound Designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company under Sir Peter Hall and for the National Theatre Company under Sir Laurence Olivier. As part of the Theatre Projects consultancy team, he designed permanent sound systems for the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Barbican Theatre, and many other theatres and concert halls in this country and abroad - inaugurating a number of technical innovations.

In 1988 he formed Adventure Projects and used his theatrical talents to create themed visitor attractions. David Collison's book, Stage Sound, was published in 1976 with a second edition in 1982.

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Katherine Marshall
Ms. Marshall is part of the trio that founded and owns Tricorne Studios in New York City, one of the top costume houses in Manhattan. Ms. Marshall and Tricorne have contributed to numerous Broadway productions and major tour's for many years.

She was introduced to both the theatre and sewing crafts by her paternal grandmother and in high school she was making costumes for shows. She studied theatre at the University of Illinois and then began her professional career at the Guthrie Theater in 1975, while also working seasonally at the Minnesota Opera Company.

A few years later she moved to New York to work with Barbara Matera, a relationship that would last over 20 years, and in 2000 she began Tricorne, Inc. She created the full service costume house to make stage clothes with couture level of fit and finish while supporting the designer through their creative process.

Recent projects have included Mamma Mia, The Producers, Spamalot, The Color purple, Nine, Wicked, Sylvia, and The Nutcracker for the San Francisco Ballet, as well as many, many more.

She says her greatest pleasure has been the chance to work with many gifted designers and to be able to help them bring their visions to life through the creative teamwork of the many hands at Tricorne.

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Hugh Hardy, Malcolm Holzman, and Norman Pfeiffer
In 1967, Hugh Hardy, FAIA; Malcolm Holzman, FAIA; and Norman Pfeiffer, FAIA; established Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) with the goal of creating an architectural practice sufficiently varied, stimulating, and responsible to serve a broad public purpose. HHPA grew into one of the nation's foremost architectural firms, recognized domestically and internationally for its signature new designs, sensitive adaptations of existing structures, and attention to context. The partners won more than 100 design awards including the American Institute of Architect's Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor granted an architectural practice.

A native of Washington state, Mr. Pfeiffer returned to the West Coast in 1986 to establish HHPA's Los Angeles office and personally direct the design and construction of a number of significant educational, civic, cultural, and commercial projects. These including the design of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Oregon; the master plan and design of the new Soka University of America campus in Southern California; the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana; the new Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek, Colorado; and the new Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

When HHPA dissolved in 2004, the Los Angeles office evolved into Pfeiffer Partners Architects Inc., with Mr. Pfeiffer continuing to lead the firm's team of design professionals on the West Coast.

Mr. Hardy is the founder of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, known for design of new buildings, restoration of historic structures, and planning projects for the public realm. Among his most celebrated projects are: the New York Botanical Garden Leon Levy Visitor Center; reconstruction and addition of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown; restoration of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's façade; restoration of Radio City Music Hall in New York; the new U.S. Customs and Immigration Center at Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls; and the redesign of Bryant Park New York City.

Mr. Hardy's latest national awards include the 2001 Placemark Award from the Design History Foundation and the 2000 Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Public Architecture from the U.S. General Services Administration.

He is the author Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities which will be part of the special booksigning from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the USIT Boutique.

Malcolm Holzman is with Holtzman Moss Architecture. His buildings have been described as having a "brash beauty." Mr. Holzman has held endowed chairs at schools of architecture and directed specialized design studios around the country, including Syracuse University and Texas Tech.

A graduate of the Pratt Institute, he received their Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990. In 2001, he received a Gold Medal from Tau Sigma Delta, the honor society of architecture and the allied arts. He also received the first James Daniel Bybee Prize from the Building Stone Institute. That award recognizes a body of work over time distinguished by excellence in design.

Mr. Holzman has been the American contributor to the Art Book and a member of the editorial board of the Mac Journal of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Scotland, in addition to writing for many national publications. Stonework: Designing with Stone, his exposition on building with stone in the 21st century was published in April 2002.

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Robert Moody
Mr. Moody has been a member of the faculty of Brandeis University since 1973, teaching in the graduate theatre design program, and is currently Blanche, Barbara and Irving Laurie Professor of Theater Arts at Brandeis.

While attending Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri as a fine arts painting major from l957 to 1961, he served a scenic artist apprenticeship with the St. Louis Municipal Opera.  From 1959 thru 1962, he workedfor Volland Studios in St. Louis painting Masonic drops.

Over a 27-year period, he worked 22 summer seasons, the last 11 as chargeman-scenic artist for the St. Louis Municipal Opera, and since 1970 he has done numerous scene-painting lectures, demonstrations, and work shops for many universities, colleges, and USITT. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

His varied experience includes work for many scenic studios, regional theatres, opera, television, and many scenic designers, including a stint from 1963 to 1967 at ABC television in Chicago as chargeman-scenic artist. His teaching experience started when he taught drawing and scene painting as a faculty instructor at Chicago's Goodman Theatre School of Drama.

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Jessica L. Andrews
Ms. Andrews, Executive Director of the Arizona Theatre Company, has a broad range of experience in the performing arts across the United States and has participated in international activities in Mexico.

Ms. Andrews has worked to develop future leaders in the arts community through her selection as one of eight mentors in the 2004 New Generations Program: Mentoring the Leaders of Tomorrow. She has also served on both the local and national level with organizations including Arizonans for Cultural Development and the League of Resident Theatres (LORT).

In addition to these commitments, Ms. Andrews has served on the Theatre Panel of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, is currently the president of Arizona Theatre Alliance, the statewide theatre service organization, and was the vice president of the Board of Arizonans for Cultural Development until last July. Ms. Andrews completed a six-year term on the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group at the end of last June.

From 1990 to 1994, she was as managing director of The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and as director (January 1989-September 1990) of the theatre program for the National Endowment for the Arts during her tenure from 1987 to 1990.

She has been a guest lecturer at The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Yale School of Drama, and has been a reader for the Fund for New American Plays at The Kennedy Center.

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David Collison

Katherine Marshall

Norman Pfeiffer

Hugh Hardy

Malcolm Holzman

Robert Moody

Jessica L. Andrews