EVENTS
2X8 STUDENT EXHIBIT 2012 | "TAUT"
PHOTO: Francisco Arias

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.”


PHOTO: Ryan Gobuty