Winners of Ninth Annual "Research Through Making" Announced

Winners of Ninth Annual “Research Through Making” Announced

Announced by interim dean Robert Fishman on May 5, 2017, the following faculty projects were awarded seed funding in the ninth annual Research Through Making grant program:

  • Catenary Concrete Funicular Formwork
    Jonathan Rule, Ana Morcillo Pallares
  • Elemental | Ornamental
    Wes McGee, Asa Peller
  • Hard + Soft: Robotic Needle Felting for Nonwoven Textiles
    Tsz Yan Ng, Wes McGee, Asa Peller
  • Image Matters
    McLain Clutter, Cyrus Peñarroyo, Brian Love (Engineering)
  • Limb: Rethinking Heavy Timber Joinery through Analysis of Tree Crotches
    Peter von Buelow, Steven Mankouche

The five projects which will be on exhibition in March, 2018, were selected by a distinguished jury:

  • Adam Yarinsky, Principal, Architecture Research Office, New York
  • Joyce Hwang, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, New York; Director, Ants of the Prairie
  • Scott Marble, Professor and William H. Harrison Chair of the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Founding Partner, Marble Fairbanks

Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.