Emerging Professionals Exhibit 2017
Thirty-three projects from the rising generation of architects tackle equity, access, ecology, and sustainability
We believe in the power of design to make the world a better place. And we witness this through an inspiring, creative, and fresh lens in our annual Emerging Professionals Exhibit.
This year's 33 "Citizen Design" projects tackle equity, access, ecology, and sustainability with contemporary design solutions.
The jurors for the 2017 exhibit were Mark Roddy, FAIA; Lee Solomon, AIA; and Lucas Gray, Assoc. AIA.
The Refuge Ranch
The Refuge Ranch is a place of rest and restoration for child survivors of sex trafficking in community with other survivors.
The NYC 2050 master plan rethinks NYC as a resilient city for all its residents while addressing social, economical and environmental issues.
Central Beach Parkway
The Central Beach Parkway plan defines the future of the Central Beach area of Virginia Beach by creating a sustainable urban-beach lifestyle for the community and a cultural destination place for the visitor.
Informobile aims at reducing the distance between informal city and formal city through two means of information exchange.
Deane's House is a newly constructed private residence in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, OH, built for Deane Malaker, its 83 year old owner.
FUNdaMENTAL Design-Build Internship
FUNdaMENTAL proposes, "What if the talent, education and creative energy of architecture students was put to use- direct from the classroom to the construction site?"
Southern Oregon University Thalden Pavilion:Centre For Outrageous Innovation
The Southern Oregon University Thalden Pavilion: Centre for Outrageous Innovation is an open-source hub for sustainable farming, permaculture, theatre, art, music, and sciences.
Inflatodumpster is a mobile, inflatable community space located inside of a dumpster.
Growing Place: Intersecting Architecture, Food, & Education in an Interstitial Urban Collage
Growing Place uses architecture to expose and engage people in the city with the processes of food from which they are frequently separated.
North Limestone Holistic Community Design
Aimed at growing equity in the community, North Limestone Holistic Community Design is comprised of solutions centered on housing, economic opportunity, public space and public art, and the environment.
Swallowtail Community Prototype
Swallowtail is a pavilion designed by and for the people of the Central Market neighborhood of San Francisco, offering a serene community space in the city.
Growing Green Center for Parks & People Foundation
A pro-bono effort, Growing Green Center for Parks & People Foundation delivers a public showcase of best practices in sustainability and modular construction while providing a critical home to the non-profit client's community-focused programs.
Billion Oyster Pavilion
The Billion Oyster Pavilion, conceived and built for a summer arts festival in collaboration with an environmental organization, was recycled to catalyze oyster habitat in New York Harbor.
Sunzu Yacu Community Center, Rwanda
The Sunzu Yacu Community Center is a sustainable multi-purpose center for a small village in the Northern Province of Rwanda.
Urban Orchard Project : A New Option in Funerary Practice
The Urban Orchard Project is an educational, environmental, and human initiative that changes our relationship with death.
To showcase to divers and non-divers alike the benefits of using rig structures as artificial reefs and the complexity and beauty within a coral reef.
Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan
The Bamiyan Cultural Centre forms a communal space for exhibitions, training, research and education, bringing together the remarkable history of Afghanistan and its contribution as a crossroads of different civilizations.
Collective Works designed a unique 200-seat temporary theatre in collaboration with the Old Vic Community Company, and the community developed Rise, a performance showcasing Londoners' hopes and fears about the environment.
Tiny Townhomes: Affordability by Design
A modular, efficient townhome design in Chicago is being adapted from its roots as a youth homelessness solution into market-rate housing alternatives for overlooked citizens.
FoAM reimagines the future workplace: portable offices that you can carry in a backpack and set up in garage-turned urban parks.
Index of Fictitious Assemblies
Index of Fictitious Assemblies is an exhibition proposal that aims to reassess cultural identity and citizenship within the Balkans peninsula.
School + Garden for Shanty Town
The School + Garden for Shanty Town was built for local residents inside the slum to take classes on how to grow vegetation for consumption and sale.
Memphis Art Park at the Promenade: Re-establishing Memphis as a Thriving Hub of Arts and Culture
M.A.P. proposes to create community art centers and an outdoor art park which would beautify, reconnect and bring dynamism to the neglected Front Street Promenade.
Wabi Sabi Redfern
Wabi Sabi Redfern is a community based development in Sydney where residents who are being pushed out by gentrification have a space to remain influential through the process through making, selling, teaching, learning, and growing.
Architecture for Children
Architecture for Children is comprised of a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who teach children about architecture and sustainability with the goal of improving communities.
KYM Field Schools
KYM Field Schools promotes pollination of knowledge and culture from one generation to the next in order to nourish communal growth among the young minds of the tropical Savanna region.
Inspiration Kitchens is an adaptive reuse of an uninhabited 1906 industrial building and improvement of three untended lots for a culinary training center, catering kitchen, and full service restaurant.
Logjam is an outdoor classroom that draws from the logging history of the surrounding town, deriving its form from the intersections of floating logs.
Unidentified Drawing Object (UDO)
UDO was mobile interactive art that invited people to hop on it, ride it, do donuts, and observe the spatial residue of its journeys.
Curating the Urban Prosthetic: An Index of Retrospective and Anticipatory Changes in the City
Curating the Urban Prosthetic proposes an ongoing urban curation strategy for ephemeral place making that utilizes vacant, stalled and derelict spaces as a catalyst for urban intervention.
plaYform: New York Central Park Summer Pavilion
PlayForm celebrates human and nature interaction through simple architectural gesture while remaining a place of great public destination.
The Midway Cleveland: Designing Cleveland With Equity In Mind
The Midway is an economic investment, public transit, streetscape, ecological, and neighborhood livability project that provides significant investment to the most vulnerable of Cleveland neighborhoods.
Mosque of the Light in Dubai
The purpose of the Mosque of the Light is not only to serve as a place where people can come together for prayer, but also to reflect the daily vitality to the Muslim Ummah (community).
Gregory Melitonov, Assoc. AIA