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09.17.12 - 09.28.12 | SCI-Arc Gallery
Selected Thesis Exhibition 2012: A Showcase of Outstanding Graduate Thesis Work

A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2012 graduates, featuring the 2012 Gehry Prize winning thesis, and the six best graduate thesis projects, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery September 17-28.

Friday, September 21, 6pm
Eric Owen Moss and the 2012 best thesis winners discuss the exhibition
Reception to follow

Selected Thesis Gallery Discussion & Opening Reception, September 21, 2012

The 2012 Gehry Prize was awarded to the husband-and-wife team Liz von Hasseln (M.Arch 1 ‘12) and Kyle von Hasseln (M.Arch ‘12) for their project, Phantom Geometry, developed in the SCI-Arc Robot House. Thesis advisers were faculty members Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa.

Graduate students honored with 2012 Best Thesis awards are Maya Alam (M.Arch 1) for The Bastardized Gestalt, Daniel Nytoft Berlin (M.Arch 2) for Rendezvous—Subverting the latent relationship between a stack and a pile, Erin D. Besler (M.Arch 1) for Low Fidelity, Fernando Herrera (M.Arch 2) for Unraveled, Dale Strong (M.Arch 2) for Working Blue and Ben Warwas (M.Arch 1) for Field So Good.

An integrated two-term experience, the thesis program at SCI-Arc is designed to engage the interests and methods of working of each individual student. The first term is primarily dedicated to research, and to the development of a formal thesis proposal that rigorously lays the groundwork for the in-depth design study expected during the following term. The thesis term itself is dedicated to exploring responses to the inquiry posed by the thesis proposal.

Graduate thesis reflects SCI-Arc's rigorous architectural education that is responsive to cultural change, promotes architectural experimentation and creative and academic freedom, and supports a fluid relationship between education and practice.