PHOTO: Francisco Arias

The 2018 2×8:INTERLACED saw fifteen students
from seven schools across the region receive

$13,000 in scholarship for their 2×8 work.

This year’s competition jury was composed of Carlos
Madrid – SOM; Catherine Johnson, AIA – Design,
Bitches; and Jeanne Chen, AIA – Moore Ruble Yudell

The 2018 AIA|LA 2×8:INTERLACED award
recipients are:

First Place

Sally Park, Otis College of Art and Design –
Architecture | Landscape | Interiors
For: Collage City

Park’s entry recognized the significance of lifestyle in
driving design, an emphasis on functionality as well
as aesthetic. In this case, Park organized a
multi-family residential building according to
lifestyles inhabitants might pursue, apportioning
some areas of the multi-level residence for dwellers
who might lead academics lives, others who followed
athletic or cultural pursuits and so on. Carlos Madrid,
a competition juror, noted that Park’s “clarity” drove
recognition of her entry. “This was a strong, clear
concept, that the student communicated with great
simplicity,” he noted.

Second Place The Montalba Architects Scholarship

Socrates Medina and Joyce Abarsosa, Cal Poly
Pomona Department of Architecture
For: Agnes Martin Museum

Second Place The BaronHR Scholarship

Siqi Zhang, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design
For: Steel Fabric

Third Place The AIA National Component

Ashley Mangus, USC School of Architecture
For: City Seed

Third Place

Yeqi Wang and Kyle Reckling, UCLA Architecture &
Urban Design
For: Interpelago

Honorable Mention
Armen Janazyan and Ka Kit Chiu, Woodbury
University School of Architecture
For: Between The Lines

Honorable Mention
Bianca Lin and Wilson Fung and Joshua Park,
California College of the Arts, Architecture Division
For: Dead Ends Aren’t Dead

Honorable Mention
Sarah Sager and Jiming Bai, USC School of
For: Interstitial Space

Honorable Mention
Chris Danielle Caracena, East Los Angeles College
Department of Architecture
For: The Irony on the Iconic


Exhibition Design

The 2018 2×8 exhibition was held at the Helms
Bakery District, populated with the modular
exhibition system designed by the collaborating team
of Somewhere Something (Biayna Bogosian +
Robbie Mehring) and Studio Hetanos (Armen

INTERLACED is a geometrical modular display
system that allows for reproductivity and growth in
urban spaces. INTERLACED utilizes novel
fabrication techniques on readily available PVC
pipes to form three types of spatial displays for the
2×8 exhibit: the triangle, the pentagon, and the
heptagon. Each INTERLACED module also contains
interwoven tension cables through the structure
to allow for a suspended display of the exhibition work.

2018 2×8:INTERLACED was on display from May 22
to June 19 at the Helms Bakery District: 3231 Helms
Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

PHOTO: Top Banner: Francisco Arias | Bottom Image: Kirill Volchinskiy