1995 Poster
1995 Competition

Center For Learning

1995 Competition Overview

A center for learning will be constructed within a grove of towering fir trees, gently sloped to a small forested wetland sitting at the edge of sprawling development. Light is filtered here, moving shafts against the moss, reflecting the movement of time. Sounds are muffled. Rain falls softly, caught in the canopy above and allowed to drop slowly to the earth.

The solution to this problem must explore the pressure of development on the edge of urbanization.

Integrating the architecture to the land, respecting the value that non-diminished nature brings to the humans that will inhabit the site, preserving the long-term health of the forest, all are necessary and vital. This project is capable of providing a valid example to all, that development and environment can exist together.

The center is made up of three major components: a library, a lecture hall and quarters for visiting scholars.

Jury

James Cutler

Jury Chair & Program Author
Architect, Bainbridge Island, WA

Bruce Anderson

Program Co-Author
Architect, Bainbridge Island, WA

Steven Holl

Architect
New York, NY

Julie Eizenberg

Architect
Los Angeles, CA

Wellington Reiter

Architect
Newton, MA

Douglas P. Reed

Landscape Architect
Jamaica Plain, MA

1995 Winners

1995 Poster
1st Place

Alexander Tsimailo

Moscow Architectural Institute

2nd Place
2nd Place

Jessica Alexis Boughrum

University of Cincinnati

3rd Place
3rd Place

Heather S. Grey

McGill University

Citation
Citation

Orlov George

Moscow Architectural Institute

Merit
Merit

John Mistriotis

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Merit
Merit

Franchan Lena

Moscow Architectural Institute