1988 Poster
1988 Competition

Sidling Through The Door: Entrances and Authenticity

1988 Competition Overview

As successive forms of culture and technology have encountered the world and reconstituted and recomposed it, as language substitutes for “experience”, as veneer substitutes for “solid”, as continuity of any kind is broken into parts and recomposed a digitized “bits”, architects have struggled with the memory of Authenticity. Their efforst to create authenticity distinguish their buildings from the common variety that freely adopts the potentials of contemporary practice. In the face of the pressures of this practice, architects in pursuit of authenticity are forced to absolve themselves by irony, produce illusions of solidity, or withdraw from the world in which most people live.

You will investigate the issue of authenticity at the Entrance. The portal, the transition between what is the public outdoor realm and the localized interior realm, is a point where architectural choices must be made. Is there an authentic continuity that links inside to outside, public to private? Or is the difference between inside and outside the authentic condition? Is entering more authentic than exiting? Which way does the door swing?

Jury

Sydney K. Robinson

Jury Chair & Program Author
Architect / Historian

Cynthia Weese

Jury Chair & Program Author
Principal, Weese Hickey Weese

Daniel Perruzzi

Faculty Member
Boston Architectural Center

Dagmar Richter

Professor
The Cooper Union

Raj Shetty

Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ron McCoy

Associate Professor
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Philip Parker

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati

Jon McKee, AIA

Chairman
Lyceum Fellowship Committee

1988 Winners

Murry Legge
1st Place

Murray Legge

The Cooper Union

Shane Chow
2nd Place

Shane T. Chow

The Cooper Union

Nigel Gomersall
3rd Place

Nigel Gomersall

University of Cincinnati

Holger Kleine
Citation

Holger Kleine

The Cooper Union

Andrew Macmillan
Merit

Andrew D. Macmillan

University of Cincinnati

Frank Gartner
Merit

Frank Gartner

University of Cincinnati