Winners of Competition 2×8 Exhibition Design Announced

April 5, 2018—AIA|LA’s 2×8 Show to Feature an exhibition system by the collaborating team of Somewhere Something (Biayna Bogosian + Robbie Mehring) and Studio Hetanos (Armen Zeitounian).

The team was selected through a competition process and juried by the AIA|LA’S Board of Directors and its Academic Outreach Committee. Designers were asked to propose solutions for an outdoor display of up to 32 different design projects on a pedestrian street in the Helms Bakery District.

The name of the team’s winning entry is INTERLACED.

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.

About  2×8, the event the solution is for: 2×8 is a unique annual exhibition & scholarship program showcasing exemplary student work from architecture & design institutions throughout California. As many as 16 schools participate in the annual show.

Part scholarship program, part exhibition, part competition, 2×8 is an opportunity for students to have their work seen in the public forum, be introduced to AIA members, and win scholarship moneys.

This year’s 2×8 is slated for the evening of Tuesday – May 22 at the Helms Bakery District -3270-3250 Helms Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232

If you would like to support the students participating in 2×8, contact:

About the winning team:
Somewhere Something ( is an interdisciplinary design practice led by Biayna Bogosian, an architect and interactive media designer, and Robbie Mehring, an architect and digital fabrication expert. Somewhere Something’s projects focus on creating site-specific digital and physical interfaces.

Studio Hetanos ( is a design and fabrication practice operating between art, architecture, furniture and industrial design, led by Armen Zeitounian. Studio Hetanos’ projects embody high fidelity to detailing and material properties in multiple scales.


Tibby Rothman, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
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