“Construction is the medium through which architecture is made,” states part of the description of Prof. of Architecture Patrick Rand’s course on Architectural Construction Systems at the School of Architecture at the NC State University College of Design.
Getting to know the building blocks of structures was literally the goal of that course’s annual masonry design lab, which concluded recently with a juried design competition sponsored by the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.
Students were asked to design a two-story structure that followed specific parameters. The student work was exhibited in the West Gilbert Gallery at the College and would remain on exhibit through the Open House weekend, Oct. 16, 2010.
The executive director of NCMCA, Lynn Nash, was present for jury deliberations Wednesday afternoon. The jurors for the competition this year were Doug Burton, president of Whitman Masonry, and Brandy Britt Thompson (BEDA 2001 / BArch 2002), an architect with Clearscapes in Raleigh.
See a Flickr gallery of the students’ work here.
The following student teams were selected by the jury for special recognitions:
1st place (Prize: Students share one semester’s in-state tuition)
2nd place (Prize: Each student received a 4′ Crick level)
3rd place (Prize: Each student received a Rose mason’s trowel)
4th place (Prize: Each student received a 6′ mason’s rule)