Three architecture students win state awards

May 6, 2011

One undergraduate and two graduate architecture students have been selected as recipients in the Society of American Registered Architects/New York Council's 16th Annual Design Awards Competition. Wajeha Qureshi (B.Arch. 13), Minsu Kim (M.Arch. 11), and Richard Jolta (M.Arch. 11) will be honored at the awards banquet for the competition on June 28 in Manhattan.   Qureshi was recognized for Interactive Living, a house featuring movable panels and partitions that can create an endless combination of spaces. She describes her project as an "interactive living expandable module [that] is intended to provide a framework for fluid space."

Kim won for his project Berlin Cold War Media & Information Center, a building that recalls the Nordbahnhof S-bahn station, which was shut down after the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961. Kim's project reflects this historical relic while conveying the underlying urban trace of the city.   Jolta received the award for his design of two tables constructed with different conceptual objectives and of different materials. Swirl Table is constructed from a single 2" x 4" piece of wood, and Gravity Table is based on a deconstructivist painting selected from El Lissitzky's Proun series.

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