Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2016
The most creative new projects from architecture and design’s rising generation
The theme of the Emerging Professional Exhibit 2016 is "It Takes a Community." Selected projects showcase the best work from young designers highlighting community impact and engagement.
The jurors for the 2016 Exhibit were Ben Crawford, AIA; Venesa Alicea, AIA; and Hafsa Burt, AIA.
Symbiosis proposes a design for earthquake-resistance structures in Sichuan, China. The plan upgrades irrigation, energy, and waste systems without compromising existing landscape and architecture.
Addressing healthcare, waste management, and eco-therapy, the plan presents two case studies creating intersections between ecology and architecture.
Bamboo Sushi Street Seat
The design is a product of collaboration between the designers, a local, sustainably focused sushi business, and a local fabricator.
Build Your Own Mantua
The multifaceted concept includes building projects, social and community development workshops, and long-term healthy and happy living goals.
Building Hope: A Community + Water Initiative
Funded and run by local organizations, the community center will provide assistance, security, and social engagement for locals.
Co-Daptive Housing: A Prototype for Change
The multiuse design includes flexible units and commercial spaces in Boston's North End neighborhood.
Dandaji Library is an adaptive reuse design in Niger.
10 Years/10 Stories: Architecture of Recovery
10 Years/10 Stories: Architecture of Recovery examines the role of architects in post-hurricane Katrina recovery.
Downtown Daycare is a design for an educational facility in Houston, Texas.
Inner Space: Meditation Center on the Somerville Community Path
Inner Space features an inner structural concrete shell and an exterior wood screen that create a peaceful and visually appealing escape for visitors.
A Transitional Community (Healing the Border: El Paso-Cuidad Juarez)
A Transitional Community is a design for an urban greenspace in Ciudad Juarez that aims to mend social and ecological issues on the US/Mexico border.
Living Deanwood is a living building design Washington DC’s historic Deanwood neighborhood.
Gloria Marshall Elementary School
Gloria Marshall Elementary School uses all spaces as learning laboratories, connecting education with the built and natural environments.
Re-Envisioned 21st Century Urban Recreation Center
The building's programming is organized to force interactions between active and stationary spaces.
Flycycle High Density Bike Rack for MIT Climate CoLab (Kendall Square)
The Flycycle offers a solution for high densities of bike parking in urban areas.
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum and Veterans' Center
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum and Veterans' Center celebrates the history of WWII Navajo Code Talkers.
Migrant Water proposes a plan to equalize and activate water spaces along the Tonghui River in Beijing.
Pow-Wow: The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) Demonstration Pavilion
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Demonstration Pavilion is a design for a cultural gathering space with long-term goals of creating affordable sustainable housing.
Fred and Pamela Buffett Place
Fred and Pamela Buffett Place project aims to provide a safe harbor and support services for the homeless in Chicago.
Reverse Hydro Domes
Reverse Hydrodomes recognizes the impact of migration on water and waste systems in Tehran, Iran.
Crowdus Pop-Up Park
Crowdus Pop-Up Park demonstrates the importance of active and inclusive public spaces that combine architecture and landscape.
Refuge in the Rubble
Refuge in the Rubble is a design for the province of Basra, Iraq offering shelter and safe community for orphans of war.
Homeless Shelter [re]Typology
Homeless Shelter [re]Typology rethinks how the US responds to homelessness through adaptive design principles.
The multiuse spaces and landscape provide locals with gathering places that suit a variety of needs.
School for Children with Autism
School for Children with Autism incorporates design elements that contribute to calm and focused learning environments for those on the autism spectrum.
Grundy Teen Center
The Grundy Teen center celebrates Appalachian heritage and aspires to create a resilient community.
One Design emulates performance sailing technologies and presents a design for flexible housing. The project presents designs for basic shelter, single family dwellings, and community dwellings.
The AlumiDrafter is an evolution of the traditional three-sided architectural/engineering scale that can lay flat in a folio or briefcase.
the lift loft
The overlapping spaces, the repeated covered entry and lofted terrace system, and the relationship to the streetscape provide ample space to develop community.
Unclouded Vision re-imagines a stretch of the Portland's Interstate 405 and offers solutions for the homeless population of a fragmented urban area.