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Students Exhibit at 2012 2x8 in Faculty-Designed Exhibition Space

Two projects by SCI-Arc students will be featured this year at the AIA│LA hosted 2x8 exhibition, opening June 5, 6-9pm at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. New this year, the show will feature the design of SCI-Arc faculty member Matthew Gillis, winner of 2x8’s invited faculty competition to design the 2012 pavilion for the exhibition.

sPhysical│SCI-Arc Robot House│Vikar, Besler, Kosgoron, Tuksam│Peter Testa

Nominated by SCI-Arc this year are: BCAM Redux, a project developed by Zidan Zhao (B.Arch '12) in the Fall 2011 vertical studio taught by Tom Wiscombe, and sPhysical (shown here), a vertical studio group project developed in the SCI-Arc Robot House by Erin Besler (M.Arch ‘12), Eugene Kosgoron (ESTm ‘12), exchange student Siim Tuksam (FA ‘11) from the Vienna University of Applied Art, and Peter Vikar (ESTm '12). sPhysical was coordinated by faculty member Peter Testa, with teaching assistant Jonathon Stahl and Robot House fellows Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto.

2x8 invites prominent architecture and design schools across California to submit exceptional student work for an annual exhibition recognizing emerging talent in architecture and design. Invited schools, including SCI-Arc, UCLA, UC Berkeley and USC among others, choose two student projects each that exemplify their core vision. Designs are then judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who pick the winners of the AIA|LA AOC scholarship.

BCAM Redux/Tom Wiscombe Studio/Zidan Zhao (B.Arch '12)

SCI-Arc has been participating in 2x8 since 2005.

Themed 2x8: Taut, the exhibition will open with a reception and awards ceremony on June 5, 6-9pm to announce this year's winners of the AOC student scholarship. The show remains on view through June 30.

The A+D Museum is located at 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Click HERE to download the event invitation.