AIA OHIO STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION2017 PROGRAM
The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards program focuses on high quality, innovative design responses. This program allows students to submit any school project they have worked on during the past academic year, including projects completed outside of the classroom setting (e.g. competitions). Students may even elect to re-address projects previously submitted as part of course work and improve their original design solution. The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards provides all students with the opportunity to submit their best and most innovative work.
The Ohio State University: Erin Pesa, Philip Sour, Sadie Webb
- The project is consistently good across scales ranging from planning multiple city blocks down to individual unit designs. The aggregation of similar units into different configurations including a residential tower creates a coherent, effective project.
- A very intriguing project, beautifully presented and thought out. Solution ensures consistent scale and access across existing neighborhoods while punctuating and adding density at water’s edge park. Artfully composed massing and fenestration.
- Very thorough, well considered and comprehensive design solution and presentation, clear and complete, good to see a considered physical model.
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Miami University: Mukimul Khan
- Well-thought out project that addresses many issues. Combination of rough sketches and finer renderings create a deeper understanding of the goals of the project and its proposed solutions.
- Strong parte and relationship to urban condition. Beautifully illustrated and planned series of public and private spaces defining a university community within a single structure.
- Struck particularly by the effort to understand and architecturalize the skin approach, this set it apart from being simply a contemporary stylistic response.
Machining the American West
University of Cincinnati: Alan Alaniz
- The series of collaged models is fantastic, and the drawings support the models. The possible future described in this project captures a feeling of ad hoc construction that invokes a feeling of frontier, appropriate for a project located in the American West.
- Fascinating architectural exploration, creatively presented and articulated. Thought provoking urban interpretation in raw American western open landscape.
- Though we have seen the technique before, the presentation and models are impeccably executed and developed.
Catalytic Translations: ARCHITECTURAL ASSEMBLAGE THROUGH METHODS OF PRINTMAKING
University of Cincinnati: Emmanuel Manolukas
- The level of exploration is impressive. From the 2D printed images and the translation into 3D models, this project illustrates a willingness by the student to use / create new modes of production.
- Intriguing investigation taking applications of printmaking transformed and applied to architectural possibilities.
- Very thoughtful and material approach to this project, it’s nice to see risk-taking in the approach and techniques developed to think about Architecture, it’s important that these experimental methods are recognized and encouraged in education as much as core competencies.
Kamama Prairie House
University of Cincinnati: Alex Bucher, Tom Covert, Alex Gormley, Dylan Holte, Jon Lund, Narek Mirzaei, Luis Sabater Musa, Jason Wu, Marissa Zane
- This design / build project illustrates the impressive quality that can be generated from collaborative studio work. Overall, my impression is one of jealousy – I would like to live there.
- A cleanly detailed and articulated study of small house living in relation to a beautiful specific southwest Ohio prairie setting. This project took traditional student design to the next level of actual construction for a specific client and site. Well done.
- Great group effort and result, it seems a very worthwhile experience in collaboration and real world applications of an idea we’ve all seen a lot of [container projects], that are often no more than the sum of their parts.
Sliver to Deliver
The Ohio State University: Nathan Lephart, Christina Tefend, Clark Sabula
- A strong formal statement with fluid weaving of public and open space to reunite neighborhoods along previous rail line. Very well thought out residential units well delineated in plan, section and rendered vignettes.
- Well considered floor plans and units, Renderings are atospheric and well executed it would be great to start developing more of the architectural language within the renderings, not just the big gestures
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Miami University: Nazia Tarannum
- This project has clearly made a decision to make a bold statement about this university’s place in the city. Very strong public engagement component, seductively illustrated imagery.
- Well put together, the skin is so critical to the project it would have been nice to see more ideas on how the students made it their own and integrate their artistic agenda into the ideas.