SA+P at Interschool Design Competition
The Interschool Design Competition is an annual gathering at the National Building Museum of six Washington D.C. area university architecture programs in a collaborative design charette and awards program, organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) including Morgan State University, University of Maryland, Howard University, Catholic University of America, Virginia Tech and University of DC. The schools have collaborated to organize the Design Competition since 1998 and have opened the door for students to the various local architectural curriculum and the architectural profession.
This year the students were asked to consider the formal implication of an urban edge and explore notions of boundary and permeability in the design of a Water Taxi Terminal for the Southeast Waterfront of Washington DC. Lead by advising faculty Gabriel Kroiz and Pavlina Ilieva, the Morgan State SA+P team of 8 students - Jarrett Burton, Kat Engleman, Ralph Harper Jr, Chris Hervy, Britney Jackson, Zoia Jenkins, Darius Smith (all from BSAED) and Philip Taylor (from Landscape Architecture) competed in a full day charette at The Building Museum on September 23, 2012 in teams with students from the other schools and developed schematic design proposals around a single concept that the teams developed prior to the final charette. The competition entries were juried by visiting lecturer Mark Tsurumaki of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, Catherine Mahan, FASLA of Mahan Rykiel Associates, Werner Mueller of AECOM and Jon Zubiller of David M. Schwarz.
Kat Engleman with Team 2 won Second Place for a project that was praised for great clarity and focus and Philip Taylor with Team 12 got Third Place for an exceptional integration and vision of the Waterfront landscape. Congratulation to the winners and the rest of the SA+P participants for the great energy and enthusiasm in representing Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning!
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