April 23, 2013 Graduate Student to Host at AIA National Convention

Amanda Gann, a graduate student in architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is winner of the ARCHITECT Live Co-host Contest. Gann, alongside Karen Tang of California Polytechnic University, will host with Stephen Chung in the ARCHITECT Live booth this June at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention.

Approximately six thousand votes were cast to determine two winners among nine final contestants. Gann’s video submission is featured below.

“This opportunity is a once in a lifetime chance to represent the voice of emerging professionals in the multi-generational dialogue about the future of the profession,” said Gann. “I am really excited.”

Gann, former president of the UT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), was given the Chapter President Honor Award from the AIAS in 2012. She recently claimed the Jury Prize in Environmental Sensitivity in the 2013 Ed Bacon Student Design Competition, placed first in the Architectural Design Category of the Gowanus by Design – Water Works Competition, and was an honorable mention in the AIAS and Kawneer “Enlightening Libraries” Design Competition. She is now the editor-in-chief of college publication, IMPRINT.


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