Inside SCI-Arc


Undergrads Take on LABC Design Competition

A group of three undergraduate students in their fourth year at SCI-Arc, Clifford Ho (B.Arch ‘14), Jessica Hong (B.Arch ’14) and Manori Sumanasinghe (B.Arch ’14), were selected to participate in a design charrette hosted in February at the Los Angeles offices of Gensler. The three-day event invited student teams from seven architecture schools in the Los Angeles area to compete in developing a design concept for a continuing care facility for the elderly.

LABC 2013 Competition │ Team SCI-Arc: Clifford Ho, Jessica Hong, Manori Sumanasinghe

Following the announcement of the competition site—an area next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Los Angeles—students had only three days to develop a large-scale, mixed-use design proposal including site plans, site sections, renderings and drawings.

Team SCI-Arc’s proposal (shown here) includes a 200-unit assisted living facility and an independent living facility with 120 units, totaling 320,000-sq.ft, in a scheme that promotes social engagement, healthy living and active lifestyle among seniors.