Two teams of Georgia Tech School of Architecture students were selected as the first and third prizewinners in the prominent Land Art Generator competition for public art installations in New York’s expansive Freshkills Park. “Scene-Sensor” by James Murray and Shota Vashakmadze captured first place and a handsome $15,000 prize, while “Pivot” by Vermouth (Vee) Hu and Ben Smith (currently a graduate student at Yale University) finished third.
in construction and design continues to gain traction as stakeholders become
more aware of the benefits of sustainable materials. The healthcare design industry,
in particular hospitals, is putting more of an emphasis on how flooring
materials can deliver benefits over the lifecycle of their facilities.
recent study by Georgia Tech research associate Jennifer DuBose and College of
Architecture graduate assistant Amaya Labrador shows that several elements need
to be considered when choosing the correct floor for a hospital environment.
Georgia Tech School of
Architecture students are testing their abilities to imagine, design and construct in an international competition intended to increase awareness of consumption behavior and the power of recycling. An 11-member team has constructed a tower made out of plastic bottles along with a hanging tower constructed of plastic hangers.
Students in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture won second place overall and first place in the creativity, presentation and coordination categories in “Building the Tower of Babylon: What on Earth is Sustainability,” an international competition held by the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech).
Seven participating teams, from architecture universities in China, India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, constructed a tower using only local materials to create a symbol of sustainability for their region, country, city and university.