1987

1st Place Michael Cullum The Cooper Union
2nd Place Kurt Sutherland Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3rd Place David Darling University of Cincinnati
Citation Randall Travis University of Cincinnati
Merit Jon Mihkels Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Merit Thomas Lewis University of Cincinnati

Three Landscapes of Aggression Three Scales of Construction

Peter D. Waldman, Author

The projection of three distinct theatres of production as prior conditions for the construction of a Bridge, and Observatory and a Labyrinth is the focus of this speculative Competition and Forum. A Border Crossing Station for the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service on the Rio Grande is the program for an exploration of the Geography of the Imagination as the specific territory of the Gardener and the Engineer. The river has not been a singulrly fixed or even scientifically reliable border …Most borders are fixed by monuments which freeze time and space in stone and steel. Only here along the Southern Border between the United States and Mexico do we have the phenomena of a dynamic, if not tepid spatial frontier.

Participating Schools:

The Boston Architectural Center The Cooper Union Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Southern California Institute of Architecture University of Cincinnati