Architecture students win top prizes at annual symposium

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Architecture students win top prizes at annual symposium

May 21, 2013

Students from the USC School of Architecture won top prizes earlier this month at the 15th annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work.


The May 1 symposium — sponsored by the USC Office of the Provost and coordinated by the USC Office of Undergraduate Programs — provides undergraduates with the unique opportunity to exhibit and share examples of their significant research and creativity with the university community.


Modeled on a professional conference, students present work through poster/panel sessions, art exhibits and electronic media.


This year’s symposium contest received 160 submissions from 229 students and 187 faculty sponsors in categories that included arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences, mathematics and engineering. A total of 14 prizes were awarded. First place winners received $1,000 and second place winners received $500.


Arts category:

First Prize: Devon Mott
Project Title: Uniform Without Uniformity, An Architectural Inquiry of Craft
Faculty Sponsor: Lee Olvera


Honorable Mention: Lori Chen
Project Title: A Modular Solution to Skid Row Housing
Faculty Sponsor: Valery Augustin


Honorable Mention: Osama (Sam) Iqab
Project Title: Rising with Rubble
Faculty Sponsor: Lauren Matchison


Social Sciences category:

First Prize: Jui Pai (Angie) Chen

Project Title: Housing Matter: How Relevant Development Strategies Affect the New Shanghai(nese)
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Liang