M. Arch '05 Emily Fischer wins first annual FlyNY, international kite-design competition

Emily Fischer, M.Arch ’05, recently won first prize in the first annual FlyNY, an international kite-design competition for architects, engineers, and artists. The competition was covered in the July 2009 issue of Metropolis magazine.

In the article “Fearless Flying,”FlyNY’s director Victoria Partridge Walsh explains that designing a kite is, as in any architecture contest, about problem solving and aesthetics; making something fly and getting it noticed. “An architect has as much to learn from this competition as a kid would,” she says. “It’s an exercise in craft, form, and physics.”

The winning kites were auctioned off to benefit Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny).

Read the full article here.