The AIA|LA 20×8’s 2012:TAUT marked the 10th year 2×8 has honored excellence in student architectural work. With encouragement and motivation from AIA|LA, the 2×8 scholarship provides students with the confidence to realize that their ideas do matter. Winning an award for AIA|LA is indicative for what will come for these future architects.

This year’s jury was composed of: Tim Griffith – Architectural Photographer; David Hart, AIA – Steinberg Architects; Joey Shimoda, AIA – Shimoda Design Group

The 2012 AIA|LA 2×8:TAUT award recipients are:

1st Place
Joe Pang, University of California at Berkeley Department of Architecture
For: Algae Detoxification System

1st Place
Aaron Forbes, Josh Howell, and Laura Pedata, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
For: Urban Plan and Yacht Club for Helsinki, Finland

2nd Place
Erick Rodriguez, Pasadena City College Architecture Department
For: The Alhambra Intermodal Transportation Hub

3rd Place
Jeremy Afuso, Los Angeles Institute of Art and Design
For: Obstructions

3rd Place
Derek Chen, California State University Long Beach Department of Design
For: Sacramento Heart Center

3rd Place
Ahdom Sayre, Woodbury University School of Architecture
For: Hollywood Flora & Fauna

3rd Place
Adam Voorhees, Art Center College of Design For: Riparian

White sangria, ambient music, eager young talent and established design veterans convened at the A+D Museum as AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of the 2012 2×8:Taut student competition. 2×8:Taut showcased outstanding work from students from very diverse design backgrounds, “What is most impressive is to see the level of work from all these different schools.” said 2×8 juror David Montalba, AIA – “You expect high caliber work from the more highly regarded schools, and you see that, but it’s also great to see some of the smaller schools, like the Community Colleges, submit high level work.”

Joe Pang
Aaron Forbes, Josh Howell, Laura Pedata
Erick Rodriguez
Jeremy Afuso
Derek Chen
Ahdom Sayre