The first annual design studio competition sponsored by The Architectural Team at the BAC garnered some of the highest quality housing design work of our advanced studios to date. The competition focused on engaging our emerging designers to create more innovative affordable living environments for people of all ages and economic statuses, while improving our culture and lifestyles, too. These efforts to re-think our built environment and the way we serve our communities have put forward design ideas that could result in the transformation of our city's housing from which we can all benefit. The BAC and The Architectural Team designed the competition studio to challenge students to focus on a real-world urban design problems. The competition's spirit and program focus on encouraging multidisciplinary, visionary ideas for our urban future.
A BAC jury of Bill Boxx (Gateway/Practice Faculty), Kerri Frick (Assistant Director of Foundation Studios), Marilyn Moedinger (Director of Gateway Initiative), Karen Nelson (Head of School of Architecture), Thomas Parks (Director of Distance M. Arch Program), Lee Peters (Director of Foundation Studios), and Ian Taberner (Director of Thesis) selected the competition winners - work featured here in the web posting. Members of The Architecture Team met with students to discuss the winning entries and the thoughtful dimensions of the student proposals that will lead to innovative housing in the city.
Competition winners: Agustin Jesus (first prize solo entrant), Jessica Leong (first prize solo entrant), Stan Poreda, Mandy Li, and Marwan Ghabour (first prize Gateway team members), and Niusha Aghdaii (honorable mention).