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SCI-Arc Student Team to Participate in LABC Young Talent Competition

Ronald Eckels (M.Arch 2 ‘13), Paul Trussler (M.Arch 1 ‘12) and David Ta Yu (M.Arch 2 ‘12) of SCI-Arc will team up next week to represent the school in the 2012 edition of the Julius Schulman Talent Award competition hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).

Featuring a new, design charrette format, this year’s competition invites teams of three from schools including SCI-Arc, UCLA, USC, Cal Poly, CSULB, Woodbury, OTIS and Arts Center, to participate in an intensive, 3-day design challenge held February 3-5 at the Gensler offices in downtown Los Angeles.

Student groups will be tasked to develop a large scale, mixed-use project for an existing Los Angeles area facility in need of transformation. Following the announcement of the site, students will have only three days to complete the project. Deliverables include site plans, site sections, renderings, and drawings.

Aside from the prestigious Julius Schulman Award 2012, teams will also compete for a $5,000 scholarship prize, and the opportunity to present their design solution to a professional jury featuring Mia Lehrer of Mia Lehrer Associates, Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Stefanos Polyzoides of Moule & Polyzoides, and Gabrielle Bullock of Perkins & Will Architects, among others.

The winning team will be announced at the LABC 2012 Architectural Awards luncheon taking place June 20.