2020 International Housing Design Student Competition
Prizes Awarded to Students for Innovative Residential Designs
For Immediate Release: Washington, D.C., September 4, 2020 – Winners are announced for the HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century: 2020 Student Design Competition, sponsored by Custom Residential Architects Network (AIA CRAN®)—an American Institute of Architects Knowledge Community—in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The competition drew over 800 participants and received nearly 300 submissions. The jury selected five exceptional student projects that challenged students to envision a house for the HERE & NOW: informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st-century technology and ideas of domesticity.
The winning projects were chosen by a panel of distinguished jurors, including:
The jurors chose First, Second, and Third place winners, along with two Honorable Mentions. Listed below are the names of the recipients, their project titles, and their faculty sponsor(s):
1st Place: Lubec Narrows Student: Joseph Leaming Faculty Sponsor: Frederick Biehle Pratt Institute
2nd Place: FLOAT: A 21st Century Floating Home Post Sea Level Rise Student: Helena Lecocq Faculty Sponsor: Ashlie Latiolais University of Louisiana – Lafayette
3rd Place: ShareBnB: Re-imagining the Gift Economy and Suburbia Student: Emily Hu Faculty Sponsor: Jiong Wu Syracuse University
Honorable Mention:THE SKY HOUSE Student: Carlos Soto Castellanos Faculty Sponsor: Peter Zweig University of Houston
Honorable Mention: A Modern Home Student: Natalie Grimm Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Knox Kansas State University
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our full members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students. The association maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues, including journals, scholarly meetings, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations. Visit www.acsa-arch.org.
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Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities. Visitwww.aia.org/cran.
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