2X8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Participating academic programs select two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work is judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and industry professionals. “2012 marks 2X8’s 10th anniversary and we wanted to shake things up a little and involve not only the students, but also a great deal of the faculty,” said Ryan Gobuty, Assoc. AIA and the 2012 2X8 Committee Chair. “Last year we sent a request for proposals to all architecture and design schools statewide, received many submissions and after careful consideration and interviews, designated Matthew Gillis, a teacher at SCI-Arc, Woodbury and Otis, as the designer to create this year’s exhibition. We are very excited about his design as well as its visual and emotional impact.” The jury commented that Gillis’ submission was an original concept that had the flexibility to fit in many different spaces. More importantly, the design supported— rather than took away from — the student’s work.
Participating Schools: Art Center College of Design, California College of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, East Los Angeles College Department of Architecture, Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design, Otis College of Art, Pasadena City College Architecture Department, SCI-Arc, UCLA AUD, USC School of Architecture, Woodbury School of Architecture Scholarship Winners: 1st Prize: Jessica Dovletian, Aleris Rodgers / Solar Grain /UCLA AUD Artur Nesterenko Alexandrovish /School for Darfurian Refugees: Building as a Teaching Tool / Woodbury School of Architecture 2nd Prize: Osma Dossani / Fractals of Knowledge / California College of the Arts Ion Kudryashov / Nin Kasi Brew House / East Los Angeles College Department of Architecture Paul Tuason / UCLA School of Journalism and New Media: The West Coast Headquarters for WikiLeaks / The Pasadena City College Architecture Department 3rd Prize: Alex Decicco, Francis Silagon, Hugh Vanho / FRESNOW / California College of the Arts Anirudh Dhawan / [Re]cursive Redundancies / USC School of Architecture Alexandre Salice / Image of the City: A Spectacle for the Pedestrian / USC School of Architecture 2012 2X8 TAUT JURY Anne Chu, AIA David Montalba, AIA Randall Stout, FAIA