The Southlight Project, a year-long design-build led by faculty Aaron Forrest (Assistant Professor, Architecture), Yasmin Vobis (Critic, Architecture), Elettra Bordonaro (Critic, Architecture), Katy Foley (Critic, Landscape Architecture) and Laura Briggs (Associate Professor, Architecture), was awarded two design awards at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rhode Island Chapter 2016 banquet.
In the project RISD students and faculty collaborated with local community members to design and construct a new performance pavilion and garden in the parking lot of the Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. It received a Merit Award in the Educational/Institutional category, as well as the all-around People’s Choice Award. Jim Barnes (Professor, Architecture), who acted as adviser and Architect of Record, was on hand to receive the award, which he later presented to a group of students who had worked on the project.
In addition to the two AIA Rhode Island awards Southlight was also selected for an Honorable Mention for the 2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Award
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