Students at the Yale School of Architecture Exhibit Their Designs for the Future

From May 23 to August 1 the Yale School of Architecture (YSA) will display the work of graduate and undergraduate students in an exhibition titled “Future Now.”

The exhibition, which will hang in the gallery of the landmark Art & Architecture Building, 180 York St., showcases work of the 2002-03 academic year by students in the Masters in Architecture degree programs (M.Arch. I and M.Arch. II), Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.) and Yale College Architecture Major at YSA.

“As the exhibition title implies, we are confident that our graduates are already asserting strong and clear visions in architectural thought and design,” comments Dean Sakamoto, Critic and Director of Exhibitions at the School of Architecture. “While we may not know when these ideas will exert wider influence, through this exhibition, we can assess the potential of each student’s contribution now.”

“Future Now” is organized in three parts: projects nominated by YSA faculty for the H.I. Feldman Prize, Advanced Graduate Work and Student Work.

The prestigious H.I. Feldman Prize is awarded to the student(s) who demonstrates “the best solution of an architectural problem, taking into consideration the practical, functional and esthetic requirements of that problem.” The winning project is announced at the School of Architecture’s Commencement Ceremony, May 26.

The Advanced Graduate Work section exhibits the most significant efforts of graduating M.Arch. I, M.Arch. II and M.E.D. students. Students have individually prepared panels of images, text and three-dimensional representations of their most advanced designs and research at Yale. Each graduating student’s work is the creative result of discourse and study under the guidance of a School of Architecture design faculty member or distinguished visiting faculty. The Student Work section of this exhibition features efforts from first- and second-year graduate design studios, first-year M.E.D. research, selected elective course work and Senior Thesis Projects of the Yale College Undergraduate Architecture Major Program. Also on display is the Yale Building Project, a first-year graduate design/build program, which for over 35 years has contributed a domestic or public structure to the built environment. This year’s Building Project, a single-family residence in New Haven, is currently under construction.

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