ARC students win design award
June 29, 2012
Three DCP architecture students have been announced as the winners of the 2012 Gresham Smith and Partners Student Design Award sponsored by Gresham Smith and Partners, in Tampa, Fla.
This year’s winners are: Chad Horton for “Electric Park,” first place ($500); Aaron DeMayo for “Manatee School,” co-runner up ($250); and Jenna Lychako for “Blocks,” co-runner up ($250).
The Gresham Smith and Partners Student Design Award recognizes outstanding design proposals from students completing their first year of graduate education in the Graduate School of Architecture. Recognition and monies totaling up to $1,000 were awarded to the top student design proposals from the Advanced Graduate 2 Studio course.
This year, senior undergraduate students who participate in graduate studios under the “vertical studio option” were also eligible for the award.
Gresham Smith and Partners’ representative Orlando Lopez-Isa commented on the quality and vision represented in all of the proposals presented. In the jury deliberations, Lopez-Isa pointed out that the winners had not only developed innovative proposals that advanced the program presented, but also expanded the requirements within a more speculative broad reaching vision.
The winning students were noted as outstanding within a strong field of project proposals based on the presentation of their vision, thoroughness of related issues, and their ability to respond positively to jury questions, comments and skepticism.
Lopez-Isa went on to say that these presentation skills are vital within a demanding and highly competitive profession and encouraged the faculty to nurture these abilities within the studios.