Woodbury architecture students were recently featured in ArchDaily’s list of the Best Student Design-Build Projects 2017. As the world’s most popular architecture magazine, ArchDaily asked students to submit design-build projects which they had recently worked on. For the third year in a row, hundreds of submissions were drawn from across the world, and this year, the list of projects was narrowed down to the top 34.
Woodbury’s design is called Bento Box, a project constructed for Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, California. Intended to spur the students’ curiosity towards architecture and design, the project investigated how scale-able furniture can tackle programmatic requirements and direct social interactions. The project was created through the Agency for Civic Engagement (ACE) by Andrew Ancira, Alex Kim, Jason Bravo, and Ronnie Rubio under the direction of Professor Jeanine Centuori, FAIA.
ACE connects students and faculty with nonprofit and governmental organizations that are dedicated to helping underserved communities. Students work collaboratively across Woodbury’s disciplines to combine their skills and test their fields of study on real projects for the public good. Projects include architectural design/build works where students build small tactical structures, business plans for organizations, graphic design including way-finding signage and logos, films and videos promoting a message, journalistic and creative writing, and other services.