Posted on August 18, 2020
First place team ($5,000 prize)
Congratulations to 4th year, Issac Cantu-Backhaus and recent IARc Grad, Katherine Tardif for placing 1st in this design competition!
Expert from official press release:
In December 2019, Colorado based arts organization, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts), announced its second annual national collegiate design competition as part of its award winning Design and Build program. In July, over 50 proposals were submitted from individual and student teams from across the US. Four winning teams have been selected, representing the best entries received in the competition.
MOA sought out conceptual proposals for the competition from art, architecture, design, and other creatively focused USA based undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions addressed this year’s challenge of designing an art sanctuary accessible via a public open space trail through a blend of architecture and sculpture/ installation or other creative solutions, while utilizing sustainable materials. Students were able to choose from four different biomes to design their conceptual project. The project falls within the realm of public art.
(all images belong to Issac Cantu-Backhaus and Katherine Tardif)