Ten students who tackled this year’s challenge of carbon-neutral design while also addressing climate change adaptability and resilience in the built environment have been named recipients of the 2018 INNOVATION 2030/Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students design competition by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) COTE and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The winners were selected from more than 1000 submissions from students and faculty at 56 schools of architecture.
This year’s winning projects are:
- Known Unknowns: Dead Ends Aren’t Dead by Bianca Lin, Joshua Park, and Wilson Fung (California College of the Arts)—a design which transforms cul de sacs in Palo Alto into a network of interconnected structures to promote collaboration among residents and build resistance against sea level rise;
- Studio M: A Template for Sustainability and Wellness in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania by Austen Goodman (Savannah College of Art and Design)—a conceivable, cross-laminated timber (CLT) project, designed as a template for future sustainable projects in Pittsburgh;
- Prescriptive Hydrologies by Brie Jones (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)—a look at how architecture can play a role in watershed management;
- The Fourth Place: Sharing Sustainability by Mary Demro (Montana State University)—a strategy to address the housing crisis in Bozeman, Montana, via mixed-use, sustainable community development;
- Fabricating Wellness by Amy Santimauro, Katelynn Smith, and Joel Bohlmeyer (University of Oregon)—a project designed with a building’s water system at the forefront with the goal of rethinking how water can be integrated into a community;
- Pier 55: South Philadelphia Community Center by Caleb Freeze and Michelle Kleva (Marywood University, Pennsylvania)—a community center design that establishes connectivity among the community as well as to the natural environment;
- Dis/Placement by Nicholas Scribner and Clare Hacko (California College of the Arts)—a study that imagines a floating community in the Maldives in an effort to bring attention to climate change and rising sea levels;
- City Centre Glassworks: An Adaptive Reuse Workshop and Experimentation Facility by Justin Yan (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)—an adaptive reuse project that uses the heat produced from making glass to warm a building, saving on energy consumption;
- Interconnect: Connecting Paths, Connecting Programs, Connecting People by Harrison Polk and Madison Polk (Clemson University, South Carolina)—an urban design project designed to aid the process of integration for a growing refugee population in Madrid, Spain; and
- Energy Commons: A Hypothetical Replacement for Gas Stations by Buddy Burkhalter (University of Washington)—a repurposing of a decommissioned gas station in Seattle as an “energy commons” that is human focused and energy-resource resilient.
The award-winning projects will be displayed and presented during a panel discussion on June 21 at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Additionally, a roundtable discussion about INNOVATION 2030 and design education, featuring the winning faculty members, will be held at the Design Futures Council (DFC) 2018 Leadership Forum on Education and Talent on June 20 in New York City.
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