2012 2x8:Taut Student Exhibition
05.06.2012 - 30.06.2012
AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
AIA|LA is pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 2x8:Taut Student Exhibition June 5, 2012 to June 30, 2012 at the A+D Museum. This opening marks the 10th anniversary of the program?s founding.
2X8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students' design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers. The panel will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning projects.
"This year marks 2X8's 10th anniversary and we wanted to shake things up a little and involve not only the students, but also a great deal of the faculty," said Ryan Gobuty, Assoc. AIA and the 2012 2X8 Committee Chair. "Last year we sent a request for proposals to all architecture and design schools statewide and received many submissions. After careful consideration and interviews, designated Matthew Gillis, a teacher at SCI-Arc, Woodbury and Otis, as the designer to create this year?s exhibition. We are very excited about his design as well as its visual and emotional impact."
The jury commented that Gillis' submission was an original concept that had the flexibility to fit in many different spaces. More importantly, the design supports - rather than takes away from - the student's work.