Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC) recently announced the 2015 Jury Selection Finalists. The appointed jury reviewed and evaluated all eligible submissions, resulting in the selection of 18 top-ranked proposals. The selection highlights a variety of approaches to today’s design innovation and represents a breadth of material, technical, and social design solutions for engaging the competition brief. The diverse qualifications of the project teams capture cutting-edge work of emerging professionals and creative practices across multiple disciplines.
Jurors noted an appreciation for the scale and ambition of the chosen proposals, the variety of material approaches, and the possibility for installations to marry a sense of discovery with surprise. FCDC attracted submissions from 4 continents, 9 countries, 14 states, and 35 cities. The finalist selection marks the conclusion of Phase One of the competition.
During Phase Two, the FCDC co-founders will review Jury Selection Finalists in order to identify 2015 FCDC Winners slated for realization. The selection—based on curatorial factors, funding, and feasibility—will be announced in July 2015. The winning projects will be constructed and open to the public at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve from November 14, 2015 to November 22, 2015 as part of a week-long event series, promoting design and community programming at the competition site, the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin’s Montopolis neighborhood.
99 WHITE BALLOONS Invivia (Brad Cantrell, Allen Sayegh, Stefano Andreani, Craig Reschke, Ziyi Zhang) Cambridge, MA USA
BLURRED BODIES Studio Roland Snooks (Roland Snooks, Cam Newnham, Sascha Bohnenberger) Melbourne, Australia
CLOUDFILL Blake Smith, John Cunningham, Seth Brunner New York, NY USA
COMMPOST Daniel Gillen, Colby Suter, Gustav Fagerstrom Beijing, China
DIS-FIGURE Aptum Architecture (Julie Larsen, Roger Hubeli, Sean Morgan, Nathaniel Banks, Sai Lv) Syracuse, NY USA
DUCK BLIND IN PLAIN SITE Jonathan Scelsa, John Paul Rysavy, Jennifer Birkeland, Isaac Stein, Nick Mitchell, Erin Wythoff Brooklyn, NY USA
ENTOURAGE HA Architecture (Jamie Crawley, Dharmesh Patel, Charles Meyer), Manuel Gonzales Austin, TX / Lexington, KY USA
FRINGE emerymcclure architecture (Michael A. McClure, Ursula Emery McClure), Kristi Cheramie, Sarah Young Lafayette, LA / Columbus, OH USA
GLAM CAMO: FIELD PHANTASMS Studio Modo (Clay Odom) Austin, TX USA
HYBROOT OTA+ (Kory Bieg) Austin, TX USA
LAS PIÑATAS Goujon Design (David Goujon) Austin, TX USA
MEAT CHURCH FIELD KITCHEN Jordan Bartelt, Scrap Marshall Los Angeles, CA USA
REPLACEMENT Abe Drechsler, Allison Hale, Amanda Maderic, Claire Eddleman, Kristina Olivent Austin, TX USA
S(P)OIL CORES The OAK CLIFF Dirty 4 (Isaac Cohen, Chris Kiahtipes, Gwen McGinn, Maggie Winter) Dallas, TX USA
TEXTEX Banned Practice (Sarah Cowles, Maritt Vaessin) Columbus, OH USA
TRANSECTUAL HEALING Lauren Fasic, Clayton Holmes, James Morgan, Brendan Wittstruck Austin, TX USA WASTE CRACK Ludovico Centis, Nerea Feliz, Logan Wagner Milan, Italy / Austin, TX USA
YELLOWFIELDS Cruz Mendez Austin, TX USA
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