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Alumni Win Designer of the Year Award from Contract Magazine

Contract magazine awarded the title of Designer of the Year 2010 as part of the publication's 31st Annual Interior Awards to GRAFT, founded by SCI-Arc alumni Wolfram Putz (M.Arch '98) and Lars Krueckeberg (M.Arch 2 '99).

sci-arc alumni From left to right: Thomas Willemeit, Gregor Hoheisel, Lars Krueckeberg, Alejandra Lillo and Wolfram Putz.

"Graft is a productive bundle of contradictions," writes Contract magazine editor Michael Webb. The five young partners collaborate on every design even though they are now working out of Los Angeles, Berlin, and Beijing. In their 12 years of practice, they've progressed from temporary installations to varied buildings and on to master plans and major urban developments, while insisting that they tackle only the projects that inspire them. The bright colors and swooping lines of their exuberant hotels, restaurants, and commercial interiors carry over into an ambitious project to rebuild a devastated ward of New Orleans. Playful and serious, inventive and socially responsible, there seems no limit to the potential of Graft."

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