Nemetschek North America Announces Exhibit Showcasing Winners of Storefront/Control Group Student Design Awards 2007
Exhibit at Storefront for Art and Architecture to run August 2-25
Columbia, Maryland (July 17, 2007)–Nemetschek North America congratulates the winners of the Storefront/Control Group Student Design Awards 2007 and announces the opening on August 2 of a month-long exhibit showcasing the contest’s best projects at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. An online exhibition accessible through Second Life (www.secondlife.com) will also display the competition’s projects.
Sponsored by VectorWorks, The Architect’s Newspaper, Microdesk, NRI, and HIDA, this competition is first in a series that leverages technology to bring a broader understanding of architectural thinking to the public. The grand prize winner received $2,000, and all other winners received $500. Harvard University’s Andrew Witt took the "Best Overall Project" prize for his project, "An Urban Hospital in Istanbul."
For the complete list of winners and more details about the competition and exhibition, visit www.storefrontnews.org
"We're very pleased at how successful this first edition of the Storefront/Control Group Student Design Award has been," says Joseph Grima, director at the Storefront for Art & Architecture. "We're especially pleased to have VectorWorks as one of our partners in this project—today, more than ever, it is necessary to create a dialogue between designers and software developers to be able to effectively extend the possibilities of architectural creation."
He continues, "It's also very exciting to see how much interest this competition has generated in some of the U.S.'s best universities—the work submitted was of an extremely high standard throughout. We see this exhibition as the beginning of an ongoing yearly investigation into the use of state-of-the-art digital technologies in contemporary architectural practice, a field that is undergoing nothing short of a revolution."
Founded in 2001, Control Group Inc. is a leading provider of technology consulting and tactical services for businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from architecture, design and media to financial services. For more information, visit www.controlgroup.com
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing innovative positions in art, architecture, and design. For more information, visit www.storefrontnews.org
Nemetschek North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of European software giant Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek N.A. has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. VectorWorks, its flagship product, is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications. An all-in-one solution that's easier to learn and use and more cost-effective than most other CAD programs, VectorWorks is ideal for firms that don't have unlimited IT budgets. For more information, visit www.nemetschek.net