1st Place Casey Shenton Hughes Southern California Institute of Architecture
2nd Place Siripon Beidler University of Arizona
3rd Place Sara Schuster University of Cincinnati
Citation Eric Young Southern California Institute of Architecture
Merit Isaac Franco Southern California Institute of Architecture
Merit Madeline Gradillas University of Arizona
Merit Mark Zajdzinski Southern California Institute of Architecture


Rick Joy, Author

With our twenty first century eyes, we all admire the beauty of our natural wilderness areas. Yet for most, these modern experiences are nothing more than brief fragmented clips from a perspective largely isolated from the land distant and physically removed panoramic glimpses. The real allure, however, is quietly hidden in the wildness that remains sheltered in only the most remote areas of our country. To truly feel its vitality and fragility, one must experience this wildness up close.


A prominent art foundation here in the US has been awarded a grant by the National Park Service to create ten experiential art places. Each is to be located in an isolated wilderness setting in one of ten distinctly different national parks: The Everglades, Glacier, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain, Denali, Badlands, Olympic, Yellowstone, Smokey Mountains and Big Bend. They will be operated jointly by the art foundation and the National Park Service.

"Consume experiences not things" Karim Rashid

Participating Schools:

Arizona State University

The Boston Architectural Center

McGill University

Rhode Island School of Design

Southern California Institute of Architecture

University of Arizona

University of Cincinnati

University of Hawaii at Manoa