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2009-2010

2010 Wallenburg Competition and Award Symposium

04/30/10
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

Join Taubman College Friday, April 30, from 5-7 PM, to celebrate the conclusion of the Wallenberg Studio Competition and Awards Symposium where three architecture seniors will be awarded $17,500 in prize funds to further their academic study via international travel.

Throughout the semester, the students are challenged to develop proposals that define architecture as a humane and social art and translate their ideas into a physical project. The studio culminates in a review by outside critics who award scholarships for the best conceived and executed efforts.

For more information about the about the Wallenberg Studios Competition and Awards, please click here.

Jurors:
Roger Sherman: University of California, Los Angeles, School of the Arts and Architecture
Laura MIller: University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Critics:
Clare Lyster: CLUAA, University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Architecture
Derek Hoeferlin: Washington Univeristy, Saint Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Vsual Arts
Jason Long: OMA New York
Marc Kushner: HWKN Architects
Paul Coughlin: Resolution: 4 Architecture

About the Wallenberg Studios

Inspired by the heroic acts of Raoul Wallenberg and with a desire to carefully consider the interrelated nature of the constructed environment and social, cultural, economic and environmental issues, the nine 2010 Wallenberg studios will explore the theme of “Architecture as Infrastructure.” While responses will vary from one studio to the next, the aim is to create a framework for lively debate and exchange that will serve as a basis from which everyone will participate in and benefit from an expanded view of the world. Towards this end, the semester will be structured around several events when all of the studios will come together to share work and discuss ideas. Three guest speakers will give lectures addressing how their own work interconnects with our shared theme. The mid and final reviews will be conducted in unison as the final exhibit to be presented at the end for the judging and awarding of the Wallenberg prizes and as a means for presenting the studio work to the entire college community, jurors and visitors.

The Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship Endowment was established with a generous gift from the Benard L. Maas Foundation in 1986. During the last semester of the undergraduate sequence, all seniors at Taubman College participate in the Wallenberg Studio. Throughout this semester-long competition, the students are challenged to develop proposals that define architecture as a humane and social art and translate their ideas into a physical project. The studio culminates in a review by outside critics who award scholarships for the best conceived and executed efforts.


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