The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily, 10am-6pm.
Monday, September 19, 6pm
Gallery Opening Reception
A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2011 graduates, featuring this year's six winning thesis projects and several other selected by guest jurors, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery, September 19-30.
Best graduate thesis students honored this year are Francisco Alarcon Ruiz (M.Arch 1) for Innerscapes, David A. Bantz (M.Arch 2) for Fuzzy Figures: Pictorial Dissolution of Formal Perception, Ivan Bernal (M.Arch 2) for Familiar Primitives , Michael W. Gross (M.Arch 2) for The Cut, Paul Mecomber (M.Arch 2) for Strange Symmetry: The Conjoined Twin, and ESTm post-graduates Curime Batliner (ESTm), Brandon Kruysman (ESTm), and Jonathan Proto (ESTm) for their group thesis project SYN | Synchronous (Object)ives developed in the brand new SCI-Arc Robot House.
Thesis winners were announced by director Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc's commencement ceremony on Sunday, September 11.
Graduate students selected to exhibit alongside the best thesis winners in the 2011 Selected Thesis Exhibition are: Matthew Au (M.Arch 1), Amada Diemoz Webber (M.Arch 1), Donovan Ballantyne (M.Arch 2), and Kim Lagercrantz.
An integrated two-term experience, the thesis program at SCI-Arc is designed to engage the interests and methods of working of each individual student. The first term is primarily dedicated to research, and to the development of a formal thesis proposal that rigorously lays the groundwork for the in-depth design study expected during the following term. The thesis term itself is dedicated to exploring responses to the inquiry posed by the thesis proposal.
Graduate thesis reflects SCI-Arc's rigorous architectural education that is responsive to cultural change, promotes architectural experimentation and creative and academic freedom, and supports a fluid relationship between education and practice.