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SCI-Arc Students Take Top Awards in Design Competition

LOS ANGELES, January 11 - A group of SCI-Arc students, working under the guidance of faculty member Heather Flood, submitted proposals to a design competition hosted by Wherever the Need — a non-profit that works to provide access to clean water for sanitation purposes to communities throughout India and Africa.

The juried competition - created by architect Ron Goldman, FAIA of Goldman, Firth and Rossi in association with WTN USA - was open to students of SCI-Arc, OTIS and USC.

"SwapCAPsule" Single Unit Project by Alejandre/Kuruvilla/Westermark

Several of them received top awards in the three categories of the competition: (1) Temporary facilities for disaster relief situations; (2) Permanent facilities for a single family; and (3) Permanent facilities for a community.

"The Molded Shell" by Androsova/Ley/Nazareno

Awards received by SCI-Arc students:

HONOR AWARD (single designs category)
Ruben Alejandre, Jeffrey Kuruvilla, and Kainoa Westermark

HONOR AWARD (community design category)
Nina Handelman and Michael He

MERIT AWARD (community design category)
Anna Androsova, Janica Ley, Melody Nazareno

CITATION AWARD (community design category)
Nanao Shimizu and Dohnbi Kim

CITATION AWARD (community design category)
Hector Campagna Oliveros

The student proposals will be exhibited at the A+D Museum in January and February 2010. The opening date is to be determined.