WE SEARCHED FOR/WE DISCOVERED | exhibition reception 18 january 5:30 -9pm with special guest present, Baltimore AIA
We’re proud to announce WE SEARCHED FOR/WE DISCOVERED, the fourth exhibition hosted by D center @ MAP. Featuring thesis work from MICA’s Environmental Design Class of 2011, and selections from AIA Baltimore’s 2011 Excellence and Design Awards! Please consider this an invitation to the opening reception, Wednesday, January 18th, 5:30 - 8pm.
About MICA’s Environmental Design Program:
This exhibition consists of thesis research created by the Environmental Design Department’s 2011 Thesis Class at Maryland Institute College of Art. ENV, MICA’s department dedicated to training artists to produce and participate in architectural or product design fields, defines Environmental Design as design for the built environment. Its curriculum encompasses design for the context of our daily lives: the neighborhood, the street, the building, the inside space, the chair, and the toy.
ENV teaches a design consciousness that demands a high level of creativity and critical analysis towards design problems in order to transcend the limitations of common design practice. The department teaches the interconnectedness of design and society, and the ways in which good design not only addresses the immediate context of a problem but also considers sustainability across the wider environmental sphere.
The class is taught by Timmy Aziz, John Chow, Kuo Pao Lian. Students include Sunny Chong, Andrea Dombrowski, C Lily Ericsson, Antoine Heath, Ben Howard, Deunte Ford, Cory Frost, Sui Park, Hae Wook Song, Kallie Lin Sternburgh, Kurt Langenfelder Waters.
About AIA Baltimore’s Excellence in Design Awards:
The Excellence in Design Awards is a competition amongst registered architects and intern/associate architects who are currently members of the AIABaltimore, the local chapter of The American Institute of Architects. This competition exhibits the quality design these members have produced locally, regionally, and worldwide. Awards can be given to built or unbuilt architecture, interior architecture, adaptive reuse, planning, renovation, residential, restoration and urban design projects. The 2011 jury members are from the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and include: David Gamble, AIA (Gamble Associates), Rodolfo Machado, AIA (Machado and Silvetti Associates), Robert Miklos, FAIA (designLAB architects). The winners and many of the entrants are on display at the D:Center in January. Other entrants remain on exhibit at the AIABaltimore Gallery.