The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily, 10am-6pm.
“At SCI-Arc, we believe that thesis is about an architect at a time, and the collection of many individuals is what defines the discourse.” – Hernan Diaz Alonso, Graduate Programs Chair
A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2013 graduates, featuring the 2013 Gehry Prize winning thesis, and the nine graduate thesis projects recognized with a merit award, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery from September 16-26.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 7pm
Director Eric Owen Moss introduces the 2013 thesis winners and their projects
SCI-Arc's 2013 Gehry Prize was awarded to Stefano Passeri (M.Arch 2 ‘13) for his project, Office Building, exploring interiority through ideas of mass and centrality. Coordinated by Graduate Programs Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso, the thesis project introduces the interior object as the form, which, although inevitably endowed with an inside as well as an outside, most strongly addresses inward qualities. Specifically, it emphasizes interior, mass and center of exterior, surface and periphery—in an attempt to question and update the dominant role of the latter in much disciplinary discourse over the past two decades.
Graduate students honored with 2013 Merit Graduate Thesis Awards are Elias Arkin (M.Arch 1) for My Dinner with Object, coordinated by Andrew Zago; Emily Chen Choi (M.Arch 1) for Deep Façade, coordinated by Florencia Pita; Yong Ha Kim (M.Arch 2) for Biological Growth, coordinated by Hernan Diaz Alonso; Laura Kwak (M.Arch a) for Stroke coordinated, by Eric Owen Moss; Yi-Chen Li (M.Arch 2) for Rendering: Between Drawing and Form, coordinated by Andrew Atwood; Mackenzie Elaine Murphy (M.Arch 2) for Architecture of Affair, coordinated by Coy Howard; Joseph Francis Ramiro (M.Arch 2) for Cartooning Disbelief, coordinated by Elena Manferdini; Jonathan H. Schnure (M.Arch 1) for Inline Profile, coordinated by Dwayne Oyler; and Marie-Sophie Starlinger (M.Arch 2) for Naked, coordinated by Elena Manferdini.
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.