The AIA|LA 2×8’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: Annie Chu, AIA – Chu + Gooding Architects; David Montalba, AIA – Montalba Architects; Randall Stout, FAIA – Randall Stout Architects.
The 2012 AIA|LA 2×8:TAUT award recipients are:
1st prize – Scholarship provided by Pinnacle Construction Corporation
Artur Nesterenko Alexandrovish, Woodbury School of Architecture For: School for Darfurian Refugees: Building as a Teaching Tool
1st prize – Scholarship provided by Gensler
Jessica Dovletian and Aleris Rodgers, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design For: Solar Gain
2nd prize – Scholarship provided by AIA Component Scholarship Grant
Ion Kudryashov, East Los Angeles College Department of Architecture For: Nin Kasi Brew House
2nd prize – Scholarship provided by Bernards
Paul Tuason, Pasadena City College Architecture Department
For: UCLA School of Journalism and New Media: The West Coast Headquarters for WikiLeaks
2nd prize – Scholarship provided by Montalba Architects, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Osma Dossani, California College of the Arts For: Fractals of Knowledge
3rd prize – Scholarship provided by Daltile / American Olean, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design Inc
Alex Decicco, Francis Silagon and Hugh Vanho, California College of the Arts For: FRESNOW!
3rd prize – Scholarship provided by Johnson Favaro, KGM Architectural
Alexandre Salice, USC School of Architecture For: Image of the City: A Spectacle for the Pedestrian
3rd prize – Scholarship provided by LEO A DALY, Pfeiffer Partners Architects
Anirudh Dhawan, USC School of Architecture For: [Re]cursive Redundancies
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.”