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Washington University in St. Louis

November 9, 2012

Chandler Ahrens, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, has several projects from his design firm Open Source Architecture (OSA) in the exhibition “Diagram(me)s” at the École Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris curated by Odile Decq. He recently had the project, Evolutive Means, published in the book On Show - Temporary Design for Fairs, Events & Exhibitions. The book is published by Sandu Publications, Hong Kong, 2012. In addition, he had an exhibition of his work with OSA titled “Informed Consent” at the WUHO gallery in Hollywood as part of his visiting assistant professor position at Woodbury University from 2011-2012.


The Community Learning Center from "detroit feedback," the Washington University in St. Louis prize-winning entry to the NOMA Student Design Competition.

A student design team from the Sam Fox School supervised by Charles Brown, Lecturer in Architecture, won second place in the 2012 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) National Student Design Competition for their project detroit feedback. The project was a collaborative urban and architectural design strategy created by undergraduate architecture students David Chiang, Ryan Chiu, and Michael Savala and M. Arch students Silvino Castillo, Wassef Dabboussi, Abigail Jones, Alejandra Lopez, Trenton McGugin, Mayur Patel, Christopher Quinlan, Matthew Skinner, Leslie Wheeler, and Sherlock Yu. The project aimed to reinvigorate a Detroit neighborhood through development of urban infrastructure and the incorporation of an urban farming interactive learning center.

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