Each fall, members of the graduating class publicly present the work they have produced in their architectural education. They reflect on the meaning of that education, on larger implications for architectural education and architecture itself, and on their future. The Grand Critique is an all-school meeting, so students at all levels, and faculty from across the curriculum, engage in this dialog about architecture and the program.
The three Grand Critique winners are chosen by highest overall GPA, faculty choice, and from among the whole class by their peers. Guests representing Woodbury’s administration, Woodbury’s non-architecture faculty, and the professional community are invited to join in the celebration and discussion.
The Fall 2016 Grand Critique winners are:
Highest GPA :: Michael Turk
Student Choice :: William Ellsworth
Faculty Choice :: Jessica Gardner
The 2016 Grand Critique presentation was held on November 8 at the Woodbury University Los Angeles/Burbank campus in the Ahmanson Main Space. The scholarship awards were presented to the three fifth year Grand Critique winners and eight additional winners on both the graduate and undergraduate level, who were selected based on portfolios submitted. Short presentations by each of the three Grand Critique winners were followed by a question and answer forum from the student and faculty audience.