Graduate and senior undergraduate IA+D students in the Studio 4 class completed entries for the 2017 IDEC National Student Design competition this September. The competition engaged the students in designing an Amazon Rainforest Service Learning Education Center. The students were tasked with exploring literature and issues of the Amazon and deriving focused problems for the center to address. Students designed the space for targeted learners, including a wide range of features such as medicinal laboratories, wildlife observation and recuperation facilities and active learning demonstration areas.
Of the twenty two projects developed, six were selected by a team of faculty for submittal to the IDEC South regional competition. Those placing in this round will go on to be judged in the national round in spring of 2017, where winners will be announced in March. The graduate groups whose projects were selected were: Shahd Alsadhan, Kelli Mihalcin and Jessica Meli; Christian Nilon and Jackie Schweiger; Jocelyn Turcotte and Erin Weinberg. The undergraduate groups whose projects were selected were: Allie Barkow and Jordan Dobrow; Emily Haynes and Mercedes Henke; Kristina Lara and Jillian Larkins.
Congratulations to these successful Studio 4 students!