Results of Storefront/Control Group Student Design Award 2007
          Edited by Mario Cipresso

        • The results of the Storefront/Control Group Student Design Award have been announced. The jury identified seven winners with one winner, Andrew Witt, being given the distinction of 'Best Overall Project'. Images of Andrew Witt's project are featured above.

          The awards were assigned as follows:

          Best-Overall Project - US $2,000 Prize
          Andrew Witt - "An Urban Hospital in Istanbul"
          Harvard University / Graduate

          Winners - US $500 each (six prizes)

          Hallie Terzopolos - Relation of Building and Technical Systems
          Pennsylvania State University / Undergraduate

          Dale Lunan - Virtual Terror Tribunals
          Syracuse University / Undergraduate

          Jennifer Chuong - Housefold Dwellings on the Surface
          Cornell University / Undergraduate

          Selma Antoine - Jamaica Information, Social & Cultural Exchange Place
          CUNY / Undergraduate

          David Maple - National Exile
          Pennsylvania State University / Undergraduate

          Peter Rae - The Ocean Power Research and Development Center
          University of Pennsylvania / Graduate

          The jury was composed of:
          Charles Renfro (Chair) / Diller Scofidio + Renfro
          Carlos Brillembourg / Brillembourg Architects
          David Haskell / Forum for Urban Design
          Aki Ishida / Ishida Crandall Architects
          Greg Pasquarelli / SHoP Architects

          The brief established that as a consequence of the ever-increasing public interest in architecture and design, one of the challenges facing architects today is how to offer a broader audience access to the core ideas that make the design meaningful. This was the first in a series of competitions that leverage technology to bring a broader understanding of architectural thinking to the public. Using streaming technologies, 2nd Life, Google Earth, and other collaborative platforms, the yearly Storefront/Control Group Award will present selected graduate and undergraduate work and the story behind their designs. For the first edition of the Award, 18 architecture schools in the North-East United States were invited to submit the best work of the graduate and undergraduate students of that year.

          The projects were evaluated on their ability to tell a story that everyone can understand and appreciate, allowing the public to better experience the rigor and innovation in the design process. The best projects are being displayed in a month-long exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City beginning August 2, 2007 through August 25, 2007 and are accessible in an online exhibition at Second Life.

          More information is available at the Store Front for Art and Architecture website.

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