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Frederick WIDMANN Prize Nominees 2020—Graduate


2020

Frederick WIDMANN Prize Nominees

Graduate Tyler BASSETT

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Christina BATRONI

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Samuel BELL-HART

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Paul CLARK

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Taylor CLUNE

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Jennifer HOHOL

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Sai HU

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Chang JIANG

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Kathryn KARL

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Yanliang LI

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Amanda LOUISE

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Derek LUTH

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Rachel REINHARD

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Nathan SEVERIANO

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Alexander WICKES

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2020 Tyler BASSETT [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


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2020 Christina BATRONI [MArch]

Terraced Ascent MACHU PICCHU, PERU | PABLO MOYANO | FALL 2018, WASHU

Can a building influence crowd behavior? Since 1991 the infamous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu has faced more crowds than it can handle. Tourists from around the world have contributed to dire environmental issues like pollution and the erosion of archaeological features. Responding to this, Machu Picchu has since become a hub for scientists who work to preserve and remedy the landmark.

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]

This intervention connects two groups that have otherwise may have never crossed paths here. It neighbors the archaeological site - embedded into the adjacent mountainside, Phutu-qusi. The project’s location makes it attractive to both tourists and scientists/ students who come to learn from and preserve Machu Picchu. The design encourages both groups to coexist- realizing the environmental impacts and responsibilities each poses on the area. Ultimately the project aims to inspire a cooperative effort towards respecting and celebrating the natural landscape of Machu Picchu..


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Ideas of embedding explored through translucent model: Matte Board and Plexi

Christina BATRONI [MArch]


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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

ROOF PLAN

Christina BATRONI [MArch]


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Inverted Expansion (A hyperloop case study) FALL 2019 _PROFESSOR LINDA SAMUELS

As climate change worsens and life on earth becomes increasingly difficult to sustain, people have already begun exploring possibilities of living on other realms -notably outer space and underwater. Tthis project questions how the hyperloop could become a vital piece of infrastructure in the event of an “uninhabitable earth.� Set off the coast of Los Angeles, the hyperloop system explored in this project transports passengers to a station located over a mile offshore.

Christina BATRONI [MArch]


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Kinloch Memory Exchange SPRING 2020 (IN PROGRESS)_ JULIE BAUER

How can history help restore humanity stimulate progress for the future?

This project reintroduces the life and culture that has been lying dormant in Kinloch since the airport buyout through this so-called “memory scape”. It seeks to bring the narrative of Kinloch to life all while respecting those whose lives took a turn for the worst here and without discredited Kinloch’s future potential to reestablish itself as a great place to be. Kinloch is only scarcely populated with a few minor apartment buildings, a city hall, and two churches. The project functions as an exchange, bringing people here to live for varied increments at a time. Its audiences are flight crew from the neighboring airport, frequent business travelers, artists/ craftsmen who may stay for extended lengths of time, and casual visitors who come for just a few hours.

Christina BATRONI [MArch]


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2020 Samuel BELL-HART [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


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2020 Going Up

PAUL CLARK [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]

Looking up


Enelvoped by Kudzu

Completely Exposed

Spring

Enclosed by Kudzu -60 foot Range of Kudzu Growth

Summer

Subterrainian - Cave like

Fall

KUDZU TOWER Rising out of a sea of Kudzu the tower becomes not only a observatory to over look the rolling hillsides of the area but a totem of time. As the seasons change Kudzu grows and envelopes the tower. Due to the its limited reach from it roots it stops at around seventy five feet each season. An internal vine can be aided in its growth to extend further. Entering from below grade and moving up through the tower between the vines. It transition from the dark root level to a more open and exposed view.

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Residential Odd Floor Plan 1-100

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PAUL Paul CLARK [MArch]

Theater Lobby Cafe Residential Lobby Restaurant


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PAUL CLARK [MArch]


FLAT = BEDROOM

CONVEX = LIVING ROOM

CONCAVE = BALCONY

Facade Diagram

Vertical fins cover the facades of the building. The fins shape is directly responsive to the programs that is shades. Deep convex fins cover the living rooms to protect form the daytime sun, The balconies have a convex fin allowing light to pass deep into the 3 meter balconies. A vertical fin covers the bedrooms to allow morning night to come in.

Facade Study

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WHAT IF BROOKLYN CAN BE STRENGTHENED FROM WITHIN?

PHASE ONE:

EMPOWER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN COMMUNITIES ALONG THE TRAIN LINE THROUGH EDUCATION AND AFFORDABLE PRODUCTION FACILITIES. Karl

Luke Maria 43 82 68th Street, Sunset Park 430 Christoper Street,Married Brownsville no kids 44 61 Owner of Luke’s Autobody Shop Single Male Married with 6 kids Custom designs food trucks CEO and Head Designer Rebel at Cantina Brooklyn Army Terminal Owner of and headFurniture chefTook at La Classes Broadway Junction E Left job at HermanKnown Miller to own Company forstart her his famous Locally Sourced Salsa bottled at B Lease woodshop at BAT bought a food truck from Luke’s Autobody Recently

PHASE TWO:

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HIRE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. Jason

PROPOSED “FB” LINE

Dennis Theresa 684 EastSamuel 19th Street, West Midwood TanyaSunset Park 313 58th Street, Bushwick Ave, Broa 941 East 23rd200 Street, Midwood 17 469 Alabama Ave, Brownsville 38 30 54 Single 24 Single Married Father with 2 kids Single Mother Student at Midwood Highschool Forklift Operator Single Female with dog Brooklyn Army Terminal Property Man Welder at Luke’s Autobo Intern at Rebel Furniture Waitres at for La aCantina Spent 12 Years behind bars non-violent offence Left Job in Manhattan for BAT job Took Classes Doesn’t want to attend college wants at to Sunset work w Took Forklift Classes Sunset Education HighatSchool Diploma Center Like Midwood Suburban atmosphere Left job at the MTA Enjoys biking

Wants to attend Culinary Classes

PROPOSED “FB” LINE EXIST “L” TRAIN

PHASE THREE:

SMALL BUSINESSES SUPPORT OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES.

PROPOSED PHASE ONE FACILITY

WE PROPOSE TO CREATE A NEW “FOR BROOKLYN” (FB) LINE USING THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE BAY RIDGE LIRR FREIGHT LINE. Wood arrives to Rebel Furniture by Night Freight

AFTER THE TRAIN LINE IS CONSTRUCTED, DEVELOPMENT WILL PROCEED IN FOUR PHASES.

Paul PAUL CLARK [MArch]

Rebel Furniture builds Chairs

PHASE FOUR:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS BUILT BY DEVELOPERS ALLOW MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW NETWORK.

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B.A.T. PRODUCTION FACILITY Canning and Bottling,Light Manufacturing, Furniture Production, Clothing Production, Warehousing

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working port for people and goods as well as a new space for recreation and gathering in the neighborhood.

Rebel Furniture builds Chairs

OF THE NEW NETWORK Commuters needing toADVANTAGE travel to Manhattan or Staten Island can easily transfer from the new passenger train to the Ferry connection.

AFTER THE TRAIN LINE IS CONSTRUCTED, DEVELOPMENT The park uses repurposed shipping containers as a pop-up space for small business owners looking for affordable WILL PROCEED IN FOUR PHASES. space to sell their goods.

Goods such as the raw material used in Karl’s furniture comes through the shipping port. Maria is able to export her salsa for larger distribution. Visitors to the park can watch as goods are loaded and unloaded.

Paul PAUL CLARK [MArch]


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Dennis is able to walk to the Sunset Park Education Center to takes classes about forklift operation.

Theresa takes the train to the Sunset Park Education Center for a night class certification course in welding.

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These certifications can translate directly into jobs constructing the new housing which will be needed as economic prosperity increases in the neighborhoods.

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The Sunset Park Education Center builds on the production industry present in the Army Terminal and offers classes that promote careers in the shipping, logistics, and construction industries.

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Classes include courses in logistics, warehouse management, construction management, welding, fine carpentry, electrician certification, crane and forklift operation, etc.

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PRIVATE GREENHOUSE

2020 Taylor CLUNE [MArch]

PLANT LAB + GROWTH ROOMS PRIVATE GREENHOUSE

DATA CENTER

TECH T GREEN

TECH CENTER

SOIL STORAGE

CLASSROOM

LEARNING LAB

LEARNING LAB

CON

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


[LOCAL] AGRI-TECH Design Thinking + Degree Project Julie Bauer, Chandler Ahrens Fall 2019-Spring 2020

PRIVATE GREENHOUSE

STORAGE

TESTING NHOUSE

NF.C

PRODUCTION

MECHANICAL

COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE

OFFICE

CAFE

ONF.

CONF. LOBBY

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MONOPOLIZED ARCHITECTURE

$$ $ $

$$$

GLASS BOX TYPOLOGY

GREENHOUSE TYPOLOGY

•Corporate •Sameness

•Limited •Generic

$$$ $$$ $$$ Large Architecture Firm

Profits from quick construction of copy/paste jobs

MONOPOLIZED AGRI-TECH

GREENHOUSE AS ARCHITECTURE TYPOLOGY

Big 4 Seed Industry

60% of all seeds in the market are controlled by only 4 Ag-Tech companies

Bayer, Corteva, DuPont, BASF All other Companies

MONOPOLIZED AGRICULTURE

Corporate Farms

Large scale farms only can afford high seed prices

Taylor Firstname CLUNE LASTNAME [MArch]

seed diversity food security

? •Collaborative Space •Program integrated with Climate •Accessible to Small Farmers •Boundless programmatic overlapping


[LOCAL] AGRI-TECH Design Thinking + Degree Project Julie Bauer, Chandler Ahrens Fall 2019-Spring 2020

TEMPORARY GREENHOUSE

WATER STORAGE

RESEARCH GREENHOUSE

SEED STORAGE PRODUCTION

COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE TECH CENTER

EDUCATIONAL GREENHOUSE LOBBY

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MEMORY Taylor CLUNE [MArch]


FIELD OF MEMORY Ghost Sanctuary Studio

Jonathan Stitelman Fall 2019

SANCTUARY

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Taylor CLUNE [MArch]


SMART SILO Climate Data Collection Water Collection Drone Center

HYPER-LOCAL Hyperloop Studio | Linda C. Samuels

Infrastructural Opportunism // Infrastructural Futurism Spring 2019

Cafe Portal Stop Farmer’s Market

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basswood [paint black] placed in concrete mixture plywood framing poured Rockite

acrylic

cut lines in top for drain grey matboard

rectangle basswood dowels [paint black] round dowels [paint black]

black foam core [cut in tiles]

black foam core [cut in tiles] poured Rockite plywood framing

Taylor CLUNE [MArch]

poured Rockite

rectangle basswood dowels [paint black]

plywood framing square basswood dowels [paint black]


Retractable Curtain Wall Scale: 1/4” = 1’-0” pool tile sloped metal roof

TADAO ANDO HOUSE Into Detail Seminar

Sarah Cremin Fall 2018

concrete structure

exposed concrete ties

metal window track embedded in concrete

steel railing

exterior terrace granite tiles retractable curtain wall

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URBAN RESIDENCES BERLIN, GERMANY [FL 2017]

2020 Jennifer Jennifer HOHOL HOHOL MArch]] [MArch

This project focuses on using geometries to create shapes implemented by a set list of rules. The rules applied to the towers were this: coupled, parallel couples, one tall and one short, coupled towers are offset, the tall tower provides the common shared core between couples, and shared terraces between sets of towers. Overall these towers shift to align parallel with either the existing towers or the street edge. This creates a shifting façade when viewed from the street or surrounding buildings. The footprint of the new towers are nearly the same, the width of the taller towers are larger to allow space for the service core. Along this core, the private function of the units (bedrooms and bathrooms) radiate out, while the main living space including kitchen, dining, and living room are furthest away from this core, and extend from the outer street façade to the internal courtyard façade.

Model Photos

EXISTING BUILDING

EXISTING BUILDING

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UNIT PLANS TYPICAL FLOORS 2-6 1/8” = 1’-0”

Typical Floor Plan


Render | Brick + Concrete Facade

TOWER COUPLES [SAME INITIAL FOOTPRINT]

1 TALL TOWER 1 SHORT TOWER

TALL TOWER EXPANDS TO FIT SERVICE CORE

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INTRODUCE SHIFT

Paired Tower Arrangement

6–1 Render | Typical Unit


ZERO MUSEUM MENIL COLLECTION CAMPUS HOUSTON, TX [SP 2018] The Zero Museum is a proposal that serves as a permanent house for works by the Zero/ Azimuth Group. The Zero group were mainly artists and architects, interested in installations and architectural spaces. The artwork itself is to counter typical expectation of artworks, and to encounter various relationships between art and architecture, “spatial art,� and the opportunity to design and develop spaces that privilege experience over appearance. They believed their approach to art making using light, common materials, and motion opened up new forms of perception. The proposed Zero Museum appears as two overlapping volumes - a white, glossy gallery box which is supplemented by matte black back-of-house volume. The overall building is organized on a 20x20 grid. Curated Artworks for Zero Museum

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SUSTAINABLE CLOSED-LOOPS ST LOUIS, MO M.UD - OPTION STUDIO [FALL 2018] ORIGINS Located in South St. Louis infrastructural crossroads, many historic ties (i.e. Lemp and Anheuser-Busch Breweries) shaped this area into a Company Town in the past. The industry and commercial trades would have been all interconnected creating a symbiotic relationship between the inhabitants of the neighborhood, employment, and everyday life. TODAY In the present day, this symbiotic relationship has been broken apart by various physical and non-physical boundaries. The historic symbiotic relationships of this South City St. Louis old Company Town can be leveraged into new and improved sustainable systems. Using NGA soon to be vacant site and using Anheuser-Busch vast industrial ecology network, among other site-specific historic buildings and neighborhood connections, a closed loop ecosystem can be formulated. A symbiotic relationship can once again be restored to this area, through the systems including Industrial Ecology, Mobility & ClosedLoops, and Water & Environment.

Jennifer Jennifer HOHOL HOHOL [MArch [MArch ]]

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NUTRITION & GARDEN BIOSCIENCE | HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER ST LOUIS, MO COMPREHENSIVE STUDIO: INTERGENERATIONAL LIVING [SP 2019] This Garden Bioscience Center presents opportunities for children and elder persons to connect through the lens of nutrition. This will be done through gardening activities, education, teaching kitchens, a greenhouse, and science lab. Destinations are throughout the building, spreading out the programmatic categories and encouraging circulation throughout the whole complex. The sense of sight is amplified, through viewing corridors and connections between three main atriums that boost interaction between all age groups and all destination points. Both seniors and children alike can learn and grow from experiencing gardening, bioscience, and nutritional education.

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Public Engagement

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Public spaces are interwoven through a production band to reveal the process, resulting in a bar building that is connected to a smaller mass and landscape feature. The building integrates with the existing flood wall, reinforcing and in some cases reintroducing flood wall infrastructure in conjunction with a new, floodable, tiered, eco-landscape that can be experienced during various river levels. This brewery will enhance access, engagement, and culture in a floodable industrial zone, tapping the riverfront.

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Located along the Mississippi River, this craft brewery will connect water, beer, and people. The design accomplishes this by connecting existing infrastructures, ecologies, and urban connections in a flood zone. Beer can work as a social aggregator to bring people to a publicly underutilized waterfront while increasing cultural awareness of historical and natural resources.

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2020 Sai HU [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


Seville Site Model

Study Models

Iteration 1

Iteration 2

Iteration 3

Optional Studio | Living and Working in the City This projects explores opportunies of social interaction within a site shaped by historic urbanistic footprint in Seville, Spain. Revolved from the idea of small courtyards, I explored ways for solid and void spaces can be plugged into each other by making study models. Eventually, the void space becomes an inner street that creates fluidity in the congested and arbitrary site boundary.

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Fourth Floor Plan (Accommodation Floor)

Second Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Sai HU [MArch]

Interior Cubicle System - Exterior Facade Relationship Diagram


Accommodation Floor

Building Facade along the Inner Street

Spatial Profile of the Void Space that Creates the Inner Street

Perimetric Core for Service and Vertical Traffic

Footprint of the Void Space that Creates the Inner Street

Interior Cubicle System Shown in Model

The ground level is diversified with public programs, and as the building unifies from second floor up, the second and third floor are dedicated to co-working spaces. The interior wooden cubicle system, serving as meeting rooms and offices, is hinted by the facade along the innter street. The use of traditional window openings help bring the building to a human scale.

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Dock Level Plan

Sai HU [MArch]


Rest Station Plan (Typical)

Comprehensive Studio | Extreme Environment As a comprehensive studio project, this design intended to explore the principle of architecture into a broader field. With the extreme condition of underwater, I tried to challenge the existing saturation diving system, a well-developed system that has been implemented for underwater jobs for a long time. As a mature technology in a very specific non-architectural field, it still demands, if not more, human comfort, as people are expected to live in there for a month at most. Therefore, I introduced architectural thinking into a highly specialized field, to explore human comfort in limited condition, as well as challenging the boundary of architectural principle.

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Sai HU [MArch]


Sleeping Cabin Plan

Sleeping Cabin Section

Decompression sickness is the prioritized item that saturation divers have to deal with. A certain rate and schedule of ascending needs to be strictly followed when diving return from hundreds of feet deep after working for weeks, to avoid life-threatening health condition. Based on this ascending schedule, I designed a system that enhance divers’ comfort of living, explanding spaces for activities as they go on the journey of returning to the sea level.

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Longitudinal Section

Front Facade

Sai HU [MArch]


Transversal Section

Side Facade

Preserved Building Envelope

New Thermal Envelope

Optional Studio | On Living Alone Located in a historic building in Stockholm, Sweden, this collective housing congregates people who live alone, in hope of reduce mental health problems rising in an advanced society. The existing building facade is preserved as a reminiscent of Stockholm citizen’s collective memory. Several mini residential tower rise up inside the new glass envelope, detached from the preserved facade. A gradience from public to private is created to provide different level of social needs and personal comfort to the residence.

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Site: the triangular left over green space between south 9th street and park avenue, St.Louis, MO Site condition: challenge: next to highwayI-44 under noisy condition opportunity: there is 8 feet height difference within the site slope

2020 Chang JIANG [MArch/MLA]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee]

Program: the syllabus provided 5 different “tool library� for serving the adjacent neighborhood 1. motor library

2. textile library 3. calculator library 4. electronic library 5. cooker library


01. Textile Library 318 Core studio 2016 Spring

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View1. from the main floor staircase

Learned from experiencing the McCormick Tribune Student Center by Rem Koolhaas, the perspective at single spot can be multified. with the continous big voids and railings, waving roofing slopes, people in the library observe mulfiple scenarios: people chatting and reading on the grass, people going down and up, people lean on the railings on the second floor, people checking in... at one time. especially when the bookshelf together with the fabric attached at distance constantly change its positions under the action changes of the user, accompanied by the light and shadow conditions varied every moment. View2. from the staircase at underground level

Chang JIANG [MArch/MLA]

The panel artificial light on the ceiling merged with the day light through, you can always feel warmer when trying to find a book on the standing bookshelf and then the lamps on the darker and cooler side calm you down to read those books under a peaceful midset.


Variation1. empty bookshelf state

Variation1. combination

Variation2. return and check out books

Variation2. combination

Variation2. evolope

Variation3. return and check out books

Variation2. fabric position Variation2. bookshelf position

Detail Design---bookshelf To fulfill the goal of integrating user action with light condition and making the searching and returning book action both performative and affective. I studied the mechanic systems of regular bookshelf and add “arm� design to attach the fabric, making the bookshelf going up and down by the weight of the books on it and left and right for offering the best light condition. for outsider, the strip of fabric related to the panels of the tempered glasses, which stay in position when others in Variation3. combination motion.

Variation3. evolope

Variation3. fabric position

Variation3. bookshelf position

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Section 1-1 1/16”=1’

Chang JIANG [MArch/MLA]


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02. Levitation 611 Optional studio 6

2019 Spring

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Site: 401 North Michigan Ave Pioneer Court, Chicago, IL.

Program: a full scale

research laboratory and regional headquarters for Arx Pax for 50 employees.

Concept: Tree Burl---Urban Forest, defying gravity and heat island Conciliation

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Chicago River Water Table


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2020 Kathryn KARL [MArch/MUD]

LIBRARY Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]

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DIVERSITY

AN MLK LIBRARY BRINGING TOGETHER TWO DIVERSE, BUT NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES IN CLEVELAND BY CREATING A COMMUNITY HUB FOR INTERACTION THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY.


Structural Axons Concrete Wood Clad Steel Mesh & ETFE Void

Structural Axons Concrete Wood Clad Steel Mesh & ETFE Void

Structural Axons Concrete Wood Clad Steel Mesh & ETFE Void

Structural Axons Concrete Wood Clad Steel Mesh & ETFE Void

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Structural Axons Concrete Wood Clad Steel Mesh & ETFE Void

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Fifth Floor with Bookshelves & Cubbies with Wood Cladded Steel Tubes

Second Floor with Cubbie Filed Ramp for Circulation & Concrete Tubes

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Kathryn KARL [MArch/MUD]


Each extruded tube (both concrete & wood cladded steel) have complete rectilinear structure copied down its length to distribute loads. They are then all tied together. ETFE Void Light Wells that Tie Together Tubes Copper Mesh Cladding Pinned to ETFE Structural Tubes of Steel & Concrete Tied Together Cladded Wood Flooring Concrete Sub Flooring on Metal Decking

Wood Cladded Steel W Members

Cubbies in Ramp from Ground Level

Structural Tubes of Steel & Concrete Tied Together Concrete with Rebar Rigid Insulation to Hollow out Concrete Structural Beam

Cubbies in Ramp from Ground Level

Structural Zoom In

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M V A QUASI PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A DOG SHELTER, TRAINING CENTER AND A DMV TO TEST A THEORY FOR MAKING PUBLIC BUILDINGS MORE SUCCESSFUL IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE CURRENT PATTERN OF THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SPACES.

Kathryn KARL [MArch/MUD]


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Kathryn Kathryn KARL [MArch/MUD] KARL [MArch/MUD]


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Addition of Permeable Pavement on All Existing Hardscape

Kathryn KARL [MArch/MUD]

Addition of Greenway Corridor Connecting Existing Parks & Bike Lanes


Addition of Parks Along Corridor Including Dog Park at Main Site

Site Plan

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419 HOUSEING STUDIO

2020 Yanliang LI [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]

Site: Puerto Rico Advisor: Moinca Rivera


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511 OPTION STUDIO Site: New York Advisor: Kathryn Dean

Yanliang LI [MArch]


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512 OPTION STUDIO Site: Florence Advisor: Robert Mccarter

YANLIANG Yanliang LI [MArch]


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611 OPTION STUDIO Site: Hong Kong Advisor: Valerie Greer

Yanliang LI [MArch]


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Yanliang LI [MArch]


DEGREE PROJECT Site: St. Louis Advisor: Julie Bauer

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SUBTERRANEAN LAB Architecture studio

Program: 30,000 SF research lab

2020 Amanda LOUISE [MArch]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]

Fall 2018 Professor: Pablo Moyano


This project studied the technologies and challenges of building underground while still maintaining livable and workable spaces. The program required a 30,000 SF research lab with both laboratory space and residence space for the researchers. The project is broken up into two wings, residential and laboratory, each with its own light qualities. I chose the site in the Phoenix Mountains because the conditions of extreme heat and many hours of sunlight, are ideal for a subterranean architecture.

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underground lab

Amanda LOUISE [MArch]

extend entrances to surface

series of slices for light

shape and infill slices to mountaion


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FOR BROOKLYN, BY BROOKLYN Urban design studio

Program: transit line with centers for education and training In New York City all trains lead to Manhattan. The central island contains most of the jobs in the city, making Brooklyn residents highly dependent on the train system. But what if Brooklyn could be strengthened from within? If there were nodes of commerce and the available education for any type of small business, then there would be less need to travel to Manhattan everyday. In this studio we were challenged to rethink the systems in place in New York City and to redefine what it means to live and work in Brooklyn.

Spring 2019 Professor: Petra Kempf Team of 4

Amanda LOUISE [MArch]


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To the right are close ups of the four neighborhoods we have chosen to zoom into. Each neighborhood has its own industries that we will only strengthen through various education interventions and the connection of our proposed FB line that reuses an existing track owned by the Long Island Railroad. We argue that each neighborhood would benefit from the new transportation and could empower the growth of small businesses within Brooklyn. By building jobs and empowering people through education within Brooklyn, it strengthened is economy and required less dependence on the central borough of Manhattan. To portray this we describe stakeholders within the city that would benefit from this change. The characters in our presentation are fictional but are representative of real demographics in each of the neighborhoods.

Amanda LOUISE [MArch]


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To illustrate our story we made a transect of all the areas of Brooklyn that would be positively affected by this new line and the educational interventions. The final drawing was 13 feet by 3 feet and included all the characters and their corresponding businesses, jobs, and training.

Amanda LOUISE [MArch]


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THE HAVEN

EXTREME ENVIRONMENT FALL 2018 | GREER

Daytime Heating

2020 Derek LUTH [MArch]

HEATING OF VALLEY BADLANDS

Night Flushing

Environmental Site Information

NIGHT FLUSHING

ENVIRONMENT DIAGRAM

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Environmental Performance Diagram

BUILDING ENVIRONMENT RESPONSE DIAGRAM

SITE PLAN & SECTION: 1”=60’

MORNING

Program Cycle Diagram ACTIVITION DIAGRAM

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee]

Physical Model

MID-DAY

EVENING


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COVERED PAVILION SPACE

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ATRIUM OPEN TO BELOW

EXHIBITION SPACE

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LIBRARY

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Formal Diagram

2ND FLOOR PLAN SCALE: 1/8”=1’-0”

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PROCESSING LABORATORY

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OPEN LABORATORY

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Framing ViewsVIEW INTO THE ENVIRONMENT BUILDING FRAMING

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THE RE-ENVISIONED CENTER

Program Elements

DRONE INNOVATION CENTER DASKALAKIS | SPRING 2019

Collaboration & Inclusion

Experiment & Innovation

Designing & Construction

Derek LUTH [MArch]

Data Collection & Technology


MEZZANINE FLOOR PLAN: 1/32”=1’-0”

Building Plans

2ND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN: 1/32”=1’-0”

Connection Diagram

CONNECTIVITY DIAGRAM

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THE GHOST SANCTUARY

HOME FOR TROUBLED YOUTH & PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SANCTUARY STITELMAN | FALL 2019

Memory Drawings to an Embodied Sanctuary

Derek LUTH [MArch]


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Formal Diagram

Combined

FIGURE GROUND

Derek LUTH [MArch]

Public Space

PUBLIC SPACE

Private Space PRIVATE SPACE

Mixed Space

MIXED SPACE


SECTION 1 | SCALE 1/8”=1’-0”

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FABRICATED DRAWINGS

THOUGHTS-SOFTWARES-DRAWINGS-MODELS AHRENS | FALL 2018 In Collaboration with Jiang Chang

Derek LUTH [MArch]


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2020 Nathan SEVERIANO [MArch/MUD]

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


GROWING CONNECTIONS MONTESSORI SCHOOL Comprehensive Studio | St. Louis, Missouri Professor: Robert McCarter

In this comprehensive studio, I was tasked with designing a 5 classroom school that fits the specific needs of the Montessori pedagogy. Established in the streets of Rome, by Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, this pedagogy aims to foster the growth of children’s social, emotional cognitive and physical skillsets through the use of the surrounding physical environment. In designing a thoughtfully prepared environment specific to the Montessori pedagogy, I set off to design a school that gave the children freedom within limits, to explore the architecture that focuses on the censorial engagement of nature, climate and light, as well as nurturing and growing connections between students and spaces through both visual and physical spatial cues.

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VISUAL THRESHOLDS BETWEEN AGE GROUPS: In order to increase visual connections between the age groups to encourage learning through seeing and doing, each age group classroom has a series of “front porches” that allow student to bring their work outside the classroom.

Nathan SEVERIANO [MArch/MUD]

LEARNING FROM THE ENVIRONMENT: Further learning through seeing and doing is emphasized by the connections to the outdoors via large occupiable portal window. Additionally, the open floor space allows for a transformable learning space for the children.


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PIAZZA / COMMUNAL SPACE

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GREENHOUSE

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ADMINISTRATION

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7-8 Y/O EXTERIOR CLASSROOM

NORTH-SOUTH BUILDING SECTION

Nathan SEVERIANO [MArch/MUD]

7-8 Y/O CLASSROOM

COMMUNAL SPACE / PIAZZA


3-4 Y/O CLASSROOM

3-4 Y/O EXTERIOR CLASSROOM

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Nathan SEVERIANO Fred[MArch/MUD erick ]

Model Photo

WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


SUNKEN HORIZONS: LABORATORY RESEARCH CENTER Foglepole Cave Network, Monroe County, Illinois

Sited within the extents of the Foglepole Cave Network and a dynamic Karst Landscape, the building serves as a research outpost for speleologists, geologists, and other researchers alike, as well as a temporary housing facility for the scientists that spend long amounts of time at the site. Since the landscape here is dynamic and constantly changing due to the large presence of sinkholes and the subterranean cave network, I chose to focus on the interaction between the building and the landscape. In particular I paid close attention to the interaction between people and the horizon line. Nestled into the hilly topography, the building serves as a visual marker, locating your position within the extents of the site, while dissolving into the landscape’s horizon as to not impose on the natural beauty of the site. Additionally, I paid close attention to the building material choosing a white reflective glass that projects the surrounding landscape onto its finished surface, creating a cohesive integration between the building and the landscape.

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SITE MODEL

SITE CONTEXT

Nathan SEVERIANO [MArch/MUD]

SITE MODEL MASSING STUDIES


LODGING QUARTERS PLAN

BUILDING SECTION LODGING QUARTERS SECTION

EXTERIOR RENDERING

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2020 Alexander WICKES [MArch]

MORII MORII

THE DESIRE TO CAPTURE A FLEETING MOMENT PROGRAM: 3D Printed Research Facility LOCATION: Saint Louis, MO SIZE: 50,000 spft DEGREE: Graduate Co-Author of 3D Printing academic paper in the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering Han, D., Yin, H., Qu, M., Zhu, J., Wickes, A. (2019). “Technical Analysis and Comparisons of Formworkmaking Methods for Customized Prefabricated Buildings: 3D Printing and Conventional Methods.” Journal of Architectural Engineering. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.19435568.0000397 Rendering showing the galactic holistic perspective of the irreversible damages of climate change now paired with the devestation of the COVID-19 pandemic

Frederick WIDMANN

Prize [nominee ]


Washington University of Saint Louis Sam Fox School of Design Masters Of Architecture Thesis Project Our world is changing. We are changing. Technology is changing. It is not just changing the world in which we live, it is changing how we live. The main shift with technology is that everything has become personally tailored. What we watch, what we hear, what we read, what we see. This is not necessarily a negative as it a connivance on how we live life. With the roll shift in architecture from the baux

arts to modernism, it is the person who is now in control. Unfortunately architecture has not fully been capable to responded to this new shift of technology in our living landscape. With an onset of future planetary climate change stacked with the COVID-19 Pandemic, can the new medium of technological architectural interaction with 3D printing save our only home, Earth.

Open air 3D printing research hubs shaded with Virgina Creeper and exterior walkway with the ability to survive the most extreme cases of flooding in Missouri.

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SUBLEVŌ

a c o m m u n i t y n e t z e r o r e s e a r c h l a b o ra t o r y PROGRAM: Research And Community Center LOCATION: Savannah, GA, USA SIZE: 35,000 sq ft DEGREE: Undergraduate PROJECT FEATURED IN: SCAD 2017 Academic Catalogue pg. 78-79 Representing the School of Architecture. 2016 NAAB Accreditation Savannah College of Art and Design School of Architecture

Perspective vantage from installed light-rail providing quick access to the center from surrounding areas as well as providing a revived transport for inside Savannah

Alexander Firstname LASTNAME WICKES [MArch]


Through the balance of INITIATION and SUPPORT, a JOURNEY of GROWTH can become a tangible experience for not only an individual, but as a community as a whole. The goal of the SKIO-CLC (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Community Learning Center) is such: giving a community a vital opportunity to better the lives of themselves and others. The Green Systems are categorized inside according to the PAST PRESENT and FUTURE. Storing the knowledge of green living, displaying the action of green living and giving

the community a display of green living in the future. It is a statement that the future of green living is not an intangible idea but rather a plausible iteration of a present living condition. The SKIO-CLC, through this special interaction with the community, leaves the realm of an ordinary stagnant structure and becomes a part of the community . It is transformed into a living building: not one that is taking from the community, but is instead giving back in the form of both knowledge and energy.

December 22

January 9

National Light Day

National Tech Day

National Average EUI 200 kBTU/sqft

Feb 14

Valentines Day

November 8

National Cappuccino Day

October 24

United Nations Day

March 17

180 kBTU/sqft

2080

St. Patrick's Day

March 24-April 4

Savannah Music Festival

September 11

National Patriots Day

April 22 Earth Day

160 kBTU/sqft

May 16

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National Oyster Day

National Tree Day

July 22

National Thermal Day

120 kBTU/sqft

June 4

National Cheese Day

Community calender extending to 2080, creating a socio-urban foundation for the future

100 kBTU/sqft

_ SUBLEVO EUI 42.1 kBTU/sqft

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3 D Pr i n t e d C u s t o m i z e d L i v i n g Un i t PROGRAM: 3D Printed Apartment Building LOCATION: Saint Louis, MO SIZE: 15,000 SQFT DEGREE: Graduate PROJECT FEATURED IN: Approach 2018-2019 pg. 344-347 Washington University in Saint Louis graduate school of architecture & urban design 2019 SFSD Scholarship Reception Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Street perspective of 3D printed model with realist scenery. Model measures 2.5’x3.5’

Alexander WICKES [MArch]


Modern day structures are produced with an onset of problems relating to the documentation and the physical properties of the building assemblies. The objective of this research is to design reliable forms, and develop documentation of 3D printed concrete assembly methods and configurations that maximize the health, safety, and quality of life of the occupant on the interior and exterior of structure. With the ability to print multiple materials in a continuous bead envelope, openings and specific hollows can be precisely located and incorporated into the assemblies while not sacrificing on construction scheduling and generating unnecessary embodied energy. By using industry standard energy analysis

software, procedural analytical digital models are developed and iterated with Genepool Fitness Learning and human input. Because of the complexity of this digital landscape, models are brought into an Augmented Reality environment for further exploration and understanding and later for real time 3D printing control. The 3D printing approach while extremely beneficial to the residential construction can be applied to a high-rise or mid-rise construction typologies as well. This new form of design, documentation and construction will accelerate our capabilities of self-sufficient structures on Earth and extraterrestrial habitats.

Using Machine Learning Algorithms to devise the formal massing based on local micro-climate conditions

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ROWLOCK STATION a n u r b a n r e n e wa l s t a t i o n

PROGRAM: Research And Community Center LOCATION: Savannah, GA, USA SIZE: 35,000 sq ft DEGREE: Undergraduate

PROJECT FEATURED IN:

2017 International Design Award Category: Architecture: New Commercial Building Place: Bronze 2017 ESRI GIS Conference Interactive city model in Unreal Engine 3D printed scale city model Hololens collaboration with IDGD

AWARD IDA 2016, Bronze WINNING COMPANY Savannah College of Art and Design

CATEGORY Architecture-New Commercial Building PROJECT NAME The Savannah Rowlocks Station

WINNING DESIGNER Alexander Wickes

Railway station entrance in an fully interactable and explorable Virtual Reality scene powered by Unreal Engine.

Alexander WICKES [MArch]


The Savannah Rowlocks Station is designed to replace the I-16 flyover into the downtown area of Savannah, Georgia, re-establish the once-demolished Coastal Railway station, and reinvest the city in utilizing the great railway system of America. Using GIS data, the low- income housing lots to the South were redeveloped into workforce and mixed-use apartments to rehabilitate those currently living in the area, enable them to live in better housing, have a convenient

access to work, and the ability to successfully thrive in the City of Savannah. The outdoor structure and repetition involved in the canon of the station’s architecture not only lowers cost, but also enables the use of building materials in the Savannah area: adding back to the economy of the city and providing a beautiful travel experience for those that choose to utilize the station’s cheaper and more efficient form of long-distance travel.

Proposed Mixed-income/Mixed-use neighborhood. All 12 lots exceed living building standards, stepping into a new future.

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ADPRU

Adaptable - Deployable - Plastic - Recycling - Unit PROGRAM: 3D Printed energy production unit LOCATION: India, NA SIZE: 35,000 sq ft DEGREE: Graduate PROJECT FEATURED IN: Approach 2018-2019 pg. 144-147 Washington University in Saint Louis graduate school of architecture & urban design Sam Fox School of Design Fall 2019 Symposium Decoys and Depictions

3D printed section model of an ADPRU being assembled before its journey to provide clean water, electricity by incinerating waste.

Alexander WICKES [MArch]


These hidden spaces can often slip out of view. They lay at the edges of our perceived occupied volume, capturing objects and keeping them from view. Many know of these spaces as wasted spaces: spaces under the bed, behind the door, in the corner of the closet. These subtle subtractions slowly eat away at our perceived spaces, dissolving them into the idea that our everyday volumes are “too small” or “not large enough.” When a perceived space is unfolded into an objective view, the hidden spaces come out and can be identified. Through this expanse, we can start to interpret these spaces not as voided areas, but as usable volumes. We can then take advantage of their unique, formless and indiscriminate properties. The location of the new AEG is along the Ganges River in India. This location is plagued with waste and certain

areas are not suitable for habitation or any human contact. With an average daily production of 50,000,000 cubic feet of waste per day, the Ganges River stands as the modern-day example of Hidden Space. The proposal for containing this waste is a fractalized, modular building system that is able to adapt to this unsurmountable volume of waste. Utilizing the unique nature of fractalized space, the structure can decrease its volume while increasing its surface area by the means of fractal subdivision. The result of this subdivision is that the surface area on the exterior and interior can increase at an exponential rate, thus creating vast space for two-dimensional and three-dimensional organizational tactics for the reuse of the waste by means of filtration, recycling, and re-purposing.

1/2 scale ADPRU Structural Module measuring 2’x2’x2’ made of Glue-Laminated Ceder Slats

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Frederick Widmann Prize 2020 - Graduate Catalog  

This digital exhibition catalogue features the work of graduate student nominees for the 2020 Frederick Widmann Prize. The annual award—give...

Frederick Widmann Prize 2020 - Graduate Catalog  

This digital exhibition catalogue features the work of graduate student nominees for the 2020 Frederick Widmann Prize. The annual award—give...

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