Woodbury Students Honored with 2017 AIA|LA Awards

Woodbury architecture students William Ellsworth, Michael Chin and Dylan Bachar recently won two awards as part of the 2017 AIA|LA student competition. Known as 2×8, the competition is a three-pronged program dedicated to creating exposure for next generation architects, and to providing additional support through scholarships.

2×8:CORE | CITATION AWARD / Recipient of Scholarship in Honor of Norman R. Millar, AIA, Former Dean, Woodbury School Architecture
William Ellsworth, Woodbury School of Architecture
For: Intensive Poche

2×8:CORE | CITATION AWARD / Recipient of Scholarship in Honor of Norman Millar, AIA, Former Dean, Woodbury School Architecture
Michael Chin and Dylan Bachar, Woodbury School of Architecture
For: Las Vegas Museum

Institutions of higher education throughout California each selected two projects by students attending their school that exemplify the competition’s theme. These entries are then considered by a jury of architects and designers, with winners receiving scholarship monies. All submitted entries are exhibited at a show of work mounted in conjunction with the awards program.

For William’s project, Intensive Poche, the jury stated that, “We appreciate the control and restraint when presenting such a large idea.  Clear diagrams and progression of the concept. Take us inside the space & show what that experience is to complete the exercise.” The jury also commented on Michael and Dylan’s project Las Vegas Museum, saying that it was, “a fitting museum for such a unique city & a clever solution to engage a tourist population.  The idea & the relationship with the source text is clear.”

The 2017 AIA|LA Theme

This year’s theme, “CORE,” was deliberately ambiguous, in order to allow students greater latitude in developing their projects. Entries were considered by a jury composed of: Clay Holden, AIA – Founder, Clay Holden Architecture; Helena L. Jubany, FAIA – Principal, NAC Architecture; and Nathaniel Kean – Principal, Montalba Architects.

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