Student and Faculty Notables for May 2012
Graphic Design senior Chelsea Amato was selected to receive the Green Brick Award from the Office of Sustainability at NC State. Read more about her contributions to sustainability at: http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2012/04/green-awards-galore-for-nc-state/
WILA (Women in Landscape Architecture) and SASLA co-hosted the 2nd Annual Innovation Gallery Show at the Urban Design Center on May 4, 2012. They presented innovative design work exploring a broad range of topics in Landscape Architecture.
Professor Emeritus of Architecture Henry Sanoff conducted a series of workshops and a public lecture at Qatar University in Doha on “Democratic Design and Community Development.”
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Andrew Fox and this year’s Design/Build (Artists’ Backyard: Phase II) were highlighted on the NC State Bulletin. Fox was also inducted into the NC State Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension and released a new publication titled, “Suburban Street Stormwater Retrofitting: Design and Implementation Strategies in the Southern Piedmont.”
The Ghana Program at the College of Design was featured in the Huffington Post from a previous article posted in DesignLife for last summer’s service learning course led by Professor’s Charles Joyner, Kofi Boone and Kathleen Reider. To read the article visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/atim-oton/global-design_b_1459468.html
Master of Art + Design students Lorrie Guess and Dwayne Martin won the Ebony Harlem award for best female and male portfolio in design. The Ebony-Harlem Awards of Excellence is presented each year by the African American Culture, the Heritage Society and the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs to recognize NC State University students “who reflect and represent through their talents the mission of the African American Cultural Center.” The awards took place on April 24 at the Campus Cinema with categories in design, drama, leadership, vocal music, instrumental music, literature, dance, art, service and more.
The 2012 College of Design faculty and staff awards were held on April 30 in the Allred Gallery. This year’s winners include:
Outstanding Teacher Award: Kristen Schaffer
Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Pat Rand
SPA Award for Excellence: Sharon Silcox
EPA Award for Excellence: Kate Shafer
Outstanding Extension Service Award: Andrew Fox
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award: Bryan Laffitte
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Award: David Hill
Alumni Outstanding Research Award: Jianxin Hu and Meredith Davis
The 2012 Louis Sullivan Design Competition was held Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Brooks Hall with two sections of ARC 302 Architecture Design: Technology led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Dana Gulling and Dr. Jianxin Hu eligible to compete. The competition was sponsored by the Construction Specification Institute (Raleigh Durham Chapter) and the Brick Association of North Carolina.
The competition was juried by Dean Malecha, Christopher Brasier, Vice President at Clark Nexsen and Director of Architectural Engineering Certificate Program at Duke University and J. Patrick Rand, NCSU Alumni Distinguished Professor of Architecture. The jurors awarded prizes based on the following criteria: overall design concept and aesthetics; incorporation of structure, mechanical, circulation, life safety, and accessibility; expressive use of clay masonry materials; energy conservation provisions; and completeness of graphic presentation.
The winning teams were:
First Prize of $1500 to Daniel Goldstein and Chase Hoke
Second Prize of $1000 to David Goldsmith and Catherine Grainger
Third Prize of $500 to Kristin Veloza and Jeremy Konkel
Special Merit to Jennifer Lenn and Worth Younts
Megan Bostic, Julia Feldman, Cheryl Harrison, Patricia Reis, and Samantha Pell, masters students in Fibers and Surface Design, along with Brett Morris, undergraduate student in Art + Design, have works accepted in the upcoming “Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends.” The exhibition is sponsored by the Southeast Fiberarts Alliance and East Carolina University, and with be held at the Wellington D. Gray Galley at ECU June 1-29, 2012.
Art + Design’s Megan Bostic also had work accepted into two venues of the World of Threads Festival in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, November 2-18, 2012: The Gallery at Sheridan Institute (Momento mori, Curated by Gareth Bate) and Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.
“Sefira (translation Tree of life),” an artwork by Master of Art + Design student, Julia Feldman, was chosen as the cover art for program booklets at the annual symposium of the International Society of Tropical Foresters on April 13th, 2012. The work will also be used for the website both before the symposium for promotion and after the symposium as the website is maintained.