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Finalists of Cardboard Chair Design Student Competition Unveiled
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 |

The American Institute of Architecture Students and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announce the top six winners of the fourth student design competition. Sponsored by the ICPF and administered by the AIAS, the program will challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of issues related to the use of corrugated board (a non-traditional building material) in design and construction and production.

Additionally, the competition introduces students to the dynamic corrugated industry. This industry offers a breadth of career opportunities to students graduating in architecture and design. For more information on careers in the corrugated packaging industry, please visit www.careersincorrugated.org.

In mid-March, a jury selected the top six winners and five merit awards (another chair was chosen as an alternate in case one of the top six cannot continue in the competition). These chairs will be displayed and winners honored in the AIAS Student Lounge and Gallery at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco, California on April 29 - May 2, 2009. The final jury will take place on April 29, 2009 in San Francisco.

The Tier One Jury included, Oscar Fitzgerald, Corcoran School of Art and Design; William Hooper, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler; Don Pruitt, AIA, Quinn Evans; and Professor Isaac Williams, University of Maryland.

The following six chairs will be considered for the top honors. The names and host schools will not be provided until after the final jury.

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Images: AIAS/ICPF Chair Affair Design Competition



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