Regin Schwaen is an Associate Professor at North Dakota State University where he teaches and lectures in architecture, structure, and innovative concrete technology in the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He moved to the US in 2000 after teaching architecture for 5 years at The Royal Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has received several prizes and honorable mentions in domestic and international competitions and participated in many exhibitions. In 2007 he was published in the book "Coney Island: The Parachute Pavilion Competition" with a proposal that was selected from a public architecture competition with a pool of 864 entries. This competition was organized by the Van Alen Institute in New York where his proposal was also part of an exhibition. In 2005 he was among the finalists with a design proposal submitted to an international competition for a building for the Mosaic Foundation in Washington DC. In 2003, in collaboration with professor Margarita McGrath, the proposal “Smile Island” for the lakeshore of Chicago was recognized, published, and exhibited as a Notable Design Scheme by the Graham Foundation. In 2002 he was exhibited and published in “The Secret of the Shadow – Light and Shadow in Architecture” at Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Regin Schwaen is also a co-founder and co-editor of the highly acclaimed international magazine Architecture B. The publication is designed to provide a vehicle for more scholarly and theoretically-based architecture articles than traditional architecture magazines. Regin Schwaen studied 2 years at Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, 2 years in London, and began and finished his architecture education at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. He has a huge curiosity for architecture, landscape, art, and travels vividly to explore and gain knowledge first hand. His research interests and field of expertise are in the area of minimal structures in ferro-cement and casting concrete in fabric form.
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