Announcing the 2013 Faculty Winner of 2x8 Student Exhibition Design Competition
After numerous responses to the request for proposals that went out earlier this year, AIA|LA is proud to announce that UCLA lecturer, Julia Koerner's project, "Cellular Complexity", in Collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, is the winning entry for the 11 year anniversary of the 2x8 Student Exhibition. The jury was very impressed with their proposal and presentation, stating that the concept was creative and edgy.
The 2x8 Student Exhibition has featured the works of over 150 students from over 15 architecture and design schools in California, raising more than $100,000 since its inception ten years ago; students participating in 2x8 have reaped the benefits of being a part of such a prestigious competition.
Korerner's design is scheduled to debut in early 2014, exhibiting student work.
About Exhibit Designers:
Julia Koerner is a lecturer at UCLA's SUPRASTUDIO, led by Greg Lynn. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Further, a Master of Science from the Architectural Association, London. Julia worked with international offices in both New York and London, including Ross Lovegrove Studio. Her most recent collaborations for Additively Manufactured fashion pieces involved Haute Couture fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, and 3D printing company Materialise. She won several awards including the MAK Schindler Architect in Residence scholarship in Los Angeles 2010.
Kais Al-Rawi is a registered architect (JEA). Born in Amman, Jordan and is a Masters graduate from the Architectural Association in London and Ryerson University in Toronto. He is currently based in Los Angeles, working with the award-winning practice Synthesis Design+Architecture. Kais specializes in generative design methodologies involving computation, investigating the potential they hold within architecture and urbanism.
Marie Boltenstern is an Architect currently working with Bollinger & Grohmann Engineering in Paris, within the 3D development department. Born in Vienna, Austria, she is a graduate of University of Technology in Vienna; and the Architectural Association in London. Marie is specialized in parametric design processes and is particularly interested in the convergence of architecture and structural engineering through complex structures.