Here's a great event if you're in the Lafayette, LA area this month: The Unbuilt Visions exhibition recently opened at the Dean’s Gallery of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Running through March 20th, the exhibition features winning submissions and selected projects from the 2012 international architectural design competition (results on Bustler).
Sponsored by d3, the Unbuilt Visions competition invited architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and students worldwide to celebrate the power of visionary unbuilt work. The competition promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in speculative projects. Unbuilt Visions provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage‐‐recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.
d3 advisory board member Ji Young Kim lectured in Lafayette as a featured event of Design Week, highlighting various aspects of d3’s outreach programs.
The UL exhibit was co‐curated by Kari Smith, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Louisiana School of Architecture and Design; and Gregory Marinic, Director of Interior Architecture and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston.
d3 is a New York‐based architecture stewardship organization, curator, and publisher committed to advancing innovative positions in art, architecture, and design by providing a collaborative environment for artists, architects, designers, and students from around the world. Founded in 2008, its exhibitions, events, competitions, and publications focus on generating dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary boundaries in design and the built environment.