Grace Hall

Grace Hall

Blacksburg, VA, US


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I am an enthusiastic young designer interested in exploring the possibilities of designing through the cultural lens. I see architecture as the physical manifestation of the cultures and traditions of communities and it is my mission to honor these traditions through sensitive design. 



Aug 2008 - May 2013

Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Otaniemi, FI, Wood Program

During my time with the Wood Program we designed the KOE Savusauna. Originally designed as an pavilion for Alvar Aalto's Muuratsalo House the KOE Savusauna was moved to Helsinki where it was part of the World Design Capital 2012. Our studio also participated in the 2012 Aalto Symposium as well as holding an exhibition of the KOE Savusauna at Aalto's historic Helsinki studio.

This experience was completely team orientated. From the project's genesis on the drafting table to actual hands-on construction, a high level of communication was maintained resulting in a successful project.

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012


Pella Prize Finalist, Nomination

This award is given to the thesis student whose thesis project displayed a deeper understand of architecture and its implications.
I was one of 14 nominees for the award out of our class of 129 students.


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