2009 Poster
2009 Competition

Making as a Way of Thinking: A Blacksmithing Studio at Penland, North Carolina

2009 Competition Overview

Buildings constructed a hundred years ago or so, such as an old barn or brick church, can move us simply by their honest use of materials, brought together by human hands. They were often built of materials that were cut or dug nearby, and they seem to fit the places where they stand like an oak fits in a forest. We may no longer use the same craft of brick making or barn-raising as these makers did, but we feel their presence in their buildings. They relate to us.

The challenge to architects of the 21st century may be to bring together the skills and techniques of the digital/machine age and the qualities expressed in handcrafted construction so that our buildings return to being humane and connected to their place. The following project is designed to address this challenge.

Jury

Frank Harmon, FAIA

Program Author
Frank Harmon Architect PA
Raleigh, NC

Amy Dedominicis, AIA, LEED AP

Sole Proprietor
amy dedominicis architect
Tacoma, WA

Tom Kundig, FAIA

Jury Chair
Principal / Owner
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Seattle, WA

Ellen Weinstein, AIA

Dixon Weinstein Architects PA
Carrboro, NC

Peter N Vincent, AIA

Peter Vincent Architects
Honolulu, HI
Lyceum Fellowship Committee

2009 Winners

Caitlin Osborn
1st Place

Caitlin Osborn

University of Cincinnati

Traian Dima
2nd Place

Traian Dima

McGill University

Jacob Mans
3rd Place

Jacob Mans

University of Cincinnati

Paul Frederickson
Citation

Paul Frederickson

University of Arizona

Romiar Karamooz
Merit

Romiar Karamooz

University of Arizona

Eric Claus
Merit

Eric Claus

University of Cincinnati

Preethi Srikanth
Merit

Preethi Srikanth

University of Cincinnati

Nathan Strieter
Merit

Nathan Strieter

University of Cincinnati

Katsuya Surmatsu
Merit

Katsuya Surmatsu

University of Cincinnati

Melissa Garmann
Merit

Melissa Garmann

University of Cincinnati