School of Architecture & Community Design Students Win Multiple International Awards

TAMPA, Fla. (August 25, 2009) – Students in the School of Architecture & Community Design have won multiple international design awards in recent months.

 

Two teams from the School of Architecture & Community Design won design awards at the 2008-2009 International Student Design Competition sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), in conjunction with the National Building Museum.

 

Students Amalia Bamis, Kirsten Dahlquist and Li Yu were awarded third place for their project Urban Green Community: Revitalizing the South Nebraska District were. Students Angelova, Monika Blazenovic and Thao Nguyen were awarded a Project Citation for their design Reclaiming.

 

Both projects were part of the spring 2009 Urban Design Studio, which focused on designing creative and sustainable alternatives for revitalizing the urban core of Tampa.

 

Students developed design proposals to enhance the built and natural environment and improve the human experience of the city. ACSA received 260 design submissions from 76 universities in 15 countries.

 

The prize-winning designs will be on display at the National Building Museum; ACSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, March 2010; and at the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Miami, FL, June 2010. For more information, click here.

 

In a separate competition sponsored by the ACSA, students Wesley Bradley and Tim Keepers won an Honorable mention for their project design Mobility in Flux at the fourth annual Concrete Thinking for a Sustainable World competition.

 

The students’ design submission for a transit hub in Tampa featured a dramatic curvilinear roof form, an innovative concrete structural system, and an environmentally responsive rainwater collection system.

 

The project was part of the fall 2008 Advanced Design B Studio, which called for the design of an environmentally responsible Public Transportation Center focusing on architectural innovations to preserve tomorrow’s resources. Of the 142 design submissions, only four were selected for awards.  

 

The prize-winning designs will be on display at the ACSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, March 2010; and the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Miami, FL, June 2010. For more information, click here.

 

The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 224 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

 

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