The class conducted the final review of the year on Wednesday, April 25th, presenting to a host of guests, including representatives from Alcoa, Resource Furniture, Georgia Tech's Venture Lab, University of Seoul, and local design firms. Students presented overall group work and then individual projects - from the urban scale to interior furnishing, building envelop and other points between.
Madona Cumar and Kaitlyn Pahel were recognized at the annual School of Architecture Awards Day for the best Design and Research of all projects in the final year of the professional program. Madona and Kaitlyn led a team for the entire year, which included Bunny Tucker in the fall semester and Miguel Otero and Jennifer Ingram in the spring.
Students will now upload their proposals for national judging to determine the top project via a competition made possible by Resource Furniture. The project voted Best Interior will be displayed in full at the 2014 Dwell on Design Exhibition in Los Angeles in late June, The winning student will receive airfare/lodging and will participate in the 3 day exhibit. Judging will occur from May 5th - May 15th, and a crowd sourced People's Choice award will be announced at the show.
Next steps for the studio: cataloging all of the work from this semester in preparation for Museum of Design Atlanta's REVOLUTION BY DESIGN show opening in May and DWELL ON DESIGN in Los Angeles in late June.