1st Place Matthew Winquist Arizona State University
2nd Place Agnes Agung Rhode Island School of Design
3rd Place Jonah Busick Arizona State University
Citation Brian Tuttle Arizona State University
Merit James Sheppard University of Cincinnat
Merit Kah-Leong Goh University of Cincinnati

Landscape and Culture

Brian Mackay-Lyons, Author

In traditional agrarian societies the cultural (or architectural) landscape was often in sustainable and in reciprocal balance with the natural landscape[e. Today we view architecture and development as destructive consumption of the landscape. We must re-establish the role of architect as steward of the landscape, and development as cultivation and improvement. The three competition sites heighten the tension between development and conservation. The schemes can play a didactic or subliminal role in educating the public about sustainable development. How does one build in a way that enhances the environment?

Participating Schools:

Arizona State University

Auburn University

The Boston Architectural Center

McGill University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Cincinnati

University of Oklahoma