Winners of Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition

Oct. 06, 2014

International travel is a hallmark of study at the UT College of Architecture and Design. Memphis-based firm, the Hnedak Bobo Group hosts an annual design competition to support this off-campus learning.

A jury consisting of faculty members Valerie Friedman, James Rose, Kevin Stevens, Susanne Tarovella and Liz Teston convened to judge submissions by dozens of students. The 2014 winners, with notes by the jury:

FIRST PLACE

ALEXIS PORTEN

“A culturally sensitive project, the building acts as a filter while maintaining the original volume.”

“The drawings are clear and represent the concept very well.”

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SECOND PLACE

SIERRA JENSEN

“This shows a rational process of removing and reattaching program. Overall it is very well executed…”

“Clear drawings reveal the building-within-a-building approach.”

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THIRD PLACE

KELSEY JULIAN

“The main rendering shows an experiential quality that is convincing as it responds to the contemporary nature of the project,

while the plans and sections illustrate a sensitivity to the historical context that is manipulated to make public space.”

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

JEAN PAUL BARON

“Compelling plans show a clear strategy to experience the historical site.”

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EMILY BINGHAM

“This is a project that is responsive to the street and the vocabulary of its context.”

“It successfully deals with slope and mines the contextual geometry.”

“The narrative clearly defines a compelling idea.”

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GUSTAVO BUSTAMANTE

“The drawings show a keen eye for structure and detail while the clarity of the vignettes show the roof as a floating plane.”

“The project feels very inspired by place, light and ruin.”

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