Knowlton Student Submission Short-Listed in Fentress Global Challenge Competition


Knowlton students Matt Johnson (G1 MARCH) and Shelly Drees (4th year BSLA) have been short-listed in the 2013 Fentress Global Challenge, Upcylced Architecture Competition for their submission, Warner Swasey Urban Wilderness Area:

“Fentress Global Challenge is an international competition created to stimulate students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. In its third annual competition, students are invited to envision Fentress Architects' concept of Upcycled Architecture.

“Upcycled Architecture is defined as the art of redesigning an existing structure for purposes other than those for which it was originally intended. Upcycled Architecture additionally advances an existing building’s sustainable, dynamic, and programmatic uses.”

Winning students will receive cash prizes, internships, certficates of merit and gain international exposure while being exhibited at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, California.

In addition, Johnson and Drees’ submission is in the running for the competition’s People’s Choice Award. Fentress is using Facebook as a platform for online voting, which began February 13. Knowlton students and faculty are encouraged to vote for Warner Swasey Urban Wilderness Area on the People’s Choice Awards Facebook page.

The 2013 Fentress competition attracted more than 200 submissions from around the world. To learn more about the competition, visit the Fentress Global Challenge website.