SCI-Arc faculty Patrick Tighe was awarded a 2012 National AIA Award for his project, "Memory Temple," built in spring 2011 and exhibited in the SCI-Arc Gallery.
"Memory Temple" was an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form and technology. The installation was accompanied by a site-specific composition by world-renowned composer Ken Ueno.
Constructed entirely of renewable polyurethane spray foam, the interior of the parabolic structure was a three dimensional representation of the sound-scape contained within, carved on site by robots.
This accolade marks the seventh national AIA Award for Tighe. His project is also featured in the current issue of Architect Magazine.
Additionally, Tighe’s SCI-Arc installation and the related research has been published and exhibited internationally, including at the Prague Quadriennial, “US Architecture Exhibit,” in Prague, Czech Republic, and at the International Biennial of Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina.