2013
2013 Competition

Here and Now: A Call to Action

2013 Competition Overview

While some of the design profession drifts towards media, commodity and fashion, another portion is trying to understand what we can contribute to substantive questions, and not merely through self-sacrificing “service” or clinical problem solving, condescension or pseudo-populism. As architects, what are we supposed to do and how do we do it honestly? How can we be part of a critique of our modern way of life that is post-ideological and constructive? Architecture is not a way to distance ourselves from the arbitrary forces that shape the contemporary landscape, but a way to re-imagine and harness them.

Students were asked to identify a sociolo-political problem in their communities, research the topic through engagement with the community and other means, develop an architectural program addressing the problem, map the story to the site, and compose a travel itinerary that expands on and explores these ideas.

Jury

Matthew Miller

Jury Chair and Program Author
Co-Founder and Instructor, Studio HDesign
Build Instructor, REALM Charter School

Emily Pilloton

Jury Chair and Program Author
Founder + Executive Director
Project H Design Co-Founder + Instructor, Studio H
Director of Design, REALM Charter School

Thomas Gardner

Jury Chair and Program Author
Co-founder Housing Operative
Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design

Veronika Scott

Founder of the Empowerment Plan

Mark A. Spaulding AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director, Lyceum Fellowship
Principal Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates

Jennifer A. Sweet

Director, Lyceum Fellowship

2013 Winners

Alexgormley
1st Place

Alex Gormley

University of Cincinnati

Owenweinstein
2nd Place

Owen Weinstein

University of Cincinnati

Davidkim
3rd Place

David Kim

University of Arizona

Wanlu
Citation

Wan Lu

McGill University

Guillaumetiravy
Merit

Guillaume Tiravy

McGill University

Juliachang
Merit

Julia Chang

McGill University

Gaelperichon
Merit

Gaël Perichon

University of Cincinnati

Zhongyuandai
Merit

Zhongyuan Dai

McGill University