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    FIU School of Architecture Hosts the 2016 Studio Culture Furniture Design Competition

    May 4, '16 1:58 PM EST

    On Thursday, April 14th, the FIU School of Architecture hosted the 2016 Studio Culture Furniture Design Competition.

    The competition asked for  “designed improvements” for the current treatment of the dead-end corridors on the west side of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the FIU Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. The goal for each student submission was to create a proposal that would be engaging to fellow students, embrace studio culture, and showcase the design caliber of The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). The winning design will have the opportunity to be constructed over the Summer of 2016 with the cost of material covered by FIU CARTA.

    The winners of the competition were:

    First Place: The Living Room
    Ayman Mansour
    Christopher Gongora
    Veronica Jaile
    Olga Kusche Iglesias

    Second Place: Corner Peace
    Victoria Gomes
    Luis Gomez
    Nicole Mcdaniel
    Isabel Mundaca
    Zair Toloza
    Nia Young

    Third Place: Grid 6
    Ana Reyes
    Rafael Rocha

    The jury that reviewed the student submissions included:

    Eric Peterson
    FIU Architecture Faculty Member

    Ebru Ozer
    FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Faculty Member

    Janine King
    FIU Interior Architecture Faculty Member, Chair of FIU Interior Architecture

    Melba Suarez
    IIDA Student Representative

    Monica Vega
    TSD Student Representative:

    Carla Escobar
    AIAS Student Representative

    Kristofer Mueller
    ASLA Student Representative

    Adri Balacaceres
    APX Student Representative

    Naaly Pierre
    NOMAS Student Representative

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