Design students end year strong with a multitude of awards
Every academic year, students rack up the accolades and bring prestige to the College of Design and themselves and this year was no exception.
Art + Design accolades
Art + Design’s Fibers and Surface Design student Leigh Hawkins who also co-directed Art to Wear’s 10th anniversary show this year won first place in the Jacquard category at the ITMA Design Competition.
International Textile Market Association (ITMA) is a non-profit business association who promotes their members and fosters a fair working environment primarily through exhibitions at Showtime, High Point’s semi-annual fabric market.On the flip side, in New Media and Animation, Art + Design master’s student Marc Russo has won several awards for his work on “Daphne2.0″.
Recognitions include, “Official Selection at the 2010 Cucalorus Film Festival, Excellence in Animation 2011 Carboro Film Festival, Experimental Grit Award 2011 Indie Grits Film Festival, Official Selection 2011 Strange Beauty Film Festival, Official Selection animacall project 2011, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Official Selection 2011 Tar Heel Shorties.
In addition, Russo’s “Notes” got another recognition as an Official Selection at the 2011 Tar Heel Shorties which was viewed at Fearrington Village.
The NC State Bulletin also did a feature on him at: http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2011/04/bright-future-dark-vision/
Architecture’s “All-Star” research team
Architecture Graduate students Christoph Konradi, Eric Goldman, and Matteo Rapallini were selected by Duane Larick, Dean of the Graduate School, to be part of a team who will represent NC State in an important “all-star” research symposium on May 25 at the State Capital in downtown Raleigh.
Konradi, Goldman and Rappallini shared the first-place award for their presentation, “Dynamic Building Facades: A Study on the Mediation Between Double Skin Construction, Daylighting, and Design.”
The symposium will be in conjunction with the North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools and NC State’s team will be presenting alongside researchers from UNC Chapel Hill, NC A&T and Duke University among others.
Konradi, Goldman, and Rappallini will be presenting directly to state senators, representative and other legislative figures as well as one-on-one meetings with various legislators, the Graduate Dean and other NC State representatives.
Landscape Architecture Honors
Landscape Architecture students won a slew of awards at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Tri-State Conference held on April 29 taking four out of six student project awards.
- ASLA Student Award of Honor went to SHIFT:infrastructure (Journal Volume 1) to the NC State Student chapter of the ASLA.
- ASLA Student Award of Honor: Site as Machine for Health – LAR 500 studio (Spring 2010)
- ASLA Student Award of Merit: Syme Hall Rain Garden – LAR 582 (Summer 2010)
- ASLA Student Award of Merit: Yancy Square awarded to student Julie Murphy
The City of Raleigh Environmental Awards Program also awarded the Syme Hall Rain Garden project with it’s Environmental Award for Institutional Innovation.
CCMA Blockfest Winners
Students in Assistant Professor of Architecture Paul Battaglia’s ARC 232 course (Introduction to Structure and Materials) participated in the Carolina Concrete Masonry Association’s blockfest student design competition on April 2 at the Southern Ideal Home Show at the NC State Fairgrounds.
The sixteenth installment of the event was sponsored by Adams Products Company Oldcastle, Johnson Concrete Products and CCMA.
Students participated in one of two categories including unit design and wall design.
Winners for the wall design category are:
1st – Melany Bates, Veronica LeMere, Brian Gaudio and Adam Ward – $250
2nd – Alyssa Torres, Edric Jazmin, Nicole Hatjioannou, Nathaniel Meiggs – $150
3rd – Julie Barghout, Chase Hoke, Worth Younts, Elam Summey – $100
Winners for the unity design category are:
1st – Kenan Frase, Chelsea Sacks, Patricia Chenery, Jennifer Lenn – $250
2nd – Xander Ellenbogen, Holland Ward, Ross Burgess, Nghia Nguyen – $150
3rd – Abraham Drechsler, Andrew Jones, Scott Hefner, Aaron Trudo – $100
The winning team in the unit design category has the opportunity to compete in the national level and also have the opportunity to represent NC State at the NCMA Mid-Year Meeting in Vancouver, BC taking place August 24-28.