Students from DAAP's architecture program swept the top spots for this year's competition. DAAP Associate Professor of Practice Terry Boling advised the winning students, who approached their projects as more than just an opportunity to design a beautiful building.
“All of our students addressed the housing inequities in South Chicago that have resulted from decades of discriminatory lending practices and redlining," said Boling. "The intent of these designs is to implement grassroots strategies to build generational wealth. Each design offers incremental opportunities to build over time, addressing the changing needs of its inhabitants while also providing means to build equity and community."
View the winning submissions below.
1st Place: Nicholas Earman
2nd Place: Christine Sima
3rd Place: Ruth Shiferaw
Merit: Jacqueline Switzer
Merit: Elise Kennedy