Sabin Wins Ivy Innovator Award
On December 9, architecture's Jenny Sabin was awarded the 2015 Ivy Innovator Award for Design. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor, and the director of graduate studies.
The Ivy Innovator Awards recognize the "next generation of leading minds" in the fields of technology, film, and design. From thousands of applicants, 18 finalists were selected and the three winners were announced at individual category events beginning with film, announced in August, and culminating with the announcement of Sabin's win. Finalists in the design category came from fields including art and apparel and jewelry design. American fashion designer Christian Siriano presented Sabin with the award.
Sabin's work investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.
"This award means a great deal to me as it's about connecting people and embracing collaboration across interdisciplinary boundaries in the spirit of innovation," Sabin said during her acceptance speech.
The awards ceremony was held at Affirmation Arts in New York City.
By Rebecca Bowes