CAPES (The Council for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), the primary regulator of scientific and academic research in Brazil, announced the winner of the 2013 Thesis Prize in the area of Architecture and Urbanism. The winner is Sergio Moacir Marques, professor of Architecture at UniRitter for his thesis "Fayet, Araújo & Moojen - Brazilian Modern Architecture in the South 1950/1970", which he defended in 2012. In addition to receiving the highest recognition, the winner receives a medal and a post-doctoral scholarship.
Marques had the guidance of Carlos Eduardo Dias Comas from the graduate architecture program of UFRGS, professor of graduate studies in Interior Architecture at UniRitter, and coordinator of Helio Piñon at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. According to CAPES, the work is considered a valuable contribution to the development of this area of research, as well as for the advancement of graduate and scientific quality in Brazil.
The College of Architecture and Urban Planning at UniRitter has more than 30 years of tradition and is focused on providing an education that combines theory and practice, understanding the past and looking towards the future. Respected at the regional and national level, the program is a reference for its focus on research and continuing education, which includes cultural programs and travels in Brazil and abroad, to exchange with schools and architecture studios. This work is especially focused in the countries that make up the Southern Cone allowing UniRitter access to projects that provide important contacts with other institutions by organizing courses, workshops and other related activities.
The award ceremony will take place in Brasilia on December 13, at the CAPES headquarters.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.