1993 Poster
1993 Competition

Mound Bayou: A Machine in the Field

1993 Competition Overview

The Mississippi Delta is the cradle of America's first authentic music: the Blues. The site: Mound Bayou is comprised mostly of one-story, small scale brick and framed buildings. Many are in poor condition with many altogether abandoned.

Visiting musicians will study, recreate, relax and be housed in facilities managed by Mound Bayou. During their time at the retreat, visiting musicians will be urged to combine their musical discipline and knowledge with the improvisational talents of local Blues players. Delta musicians will provide seminars and field trips to local and gospel gatherings.

Frequent public concerts will be presented in the auditorium or amphitheater. The design is a monument of sorts, something intended to symbolize the affirmation of the community's struggle to exist. The project should be approached as an act of responsibility, an offering to Mound Bayou that provides the community with a symbol of advancement.

Jury

Samuel Mockbee, FAIA

Jury Chair & Program Author
Mockbee/Coker Architects

Trevor Boddy

Professor of Architecture
Canton University

Andrea Leers, FAIA

Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Randall Morton

Ehrenkrantz & Eckstut Architects

Mark Hutker, AIA

Lyceum Fellowship Committee

1993 Winners

1st Place
1st Place

David Robert Hurst

University of Cincinnati

2nd Place
2nd Place

Rodion Pivovarvov

Moscow Architectural Institute

3rd Place
3rd Place

Kai Wood Mah

McGill University

Citation
Citation

Alexander Trosov

Moscow Architectural Institute

Merit
Merit

Olga Sokolovskaya

Moscow Architectural Institute

Merit
Merit

Anna Tetereva

Moscow Architectural Institute

Merit
Merit

Julia Pahlova

Moscow Architectural Institute