Savannah College of Art and Design Receives Design Award from American Institute of Architects Georgia for SCADpad Micro-Housing Community

Winning project developed by interdisciplinary team of more than 100 students, alumni and professors

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced today that it has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Georgia as a winner of the 2014 AIA Georgia Design Awards for SCADpad, a unique micro-housing and adaptive reuse community that transformed the parking structure of SCAD's midtown Atlanta location into a sustainable community.

SCADpad transformed a midtown Atlanta parking structure into a sustainable community for artful living.

"This interdisciplinary project called upon the expertise and critical thinking of current students, alumni and SCAD professors from 12 academic degree programs for innovative and, best of all, tangible solutions," said Paula Wallace, president and co-founder of SCAD. "So many SCAD students who participated and contributed to the project underscored our mission and heralded its success by creating a substantive sense of community within an urban core."

Addressing the world's growing urban housing challenges, SCADpad is a community of three 135-square-foot, micro-residences that each feature a private outdoor living space and share three common areas: an organic garden, a rapid-prototyping area and a park. The parking deck prototype models an immediate strategy for sustainably advancing urban dwelling with a focus on adaptively reusing structures that are already built in the center of the city.

Designed and developed by an interdisciplinary SCAD team of 75 students, 37 alumni and 12 professors from 12 academic degree programs, each of the three fully functional and furnished SCADpad micro-dwellings fit within a standard parking space. The SCADpads showcase custom art installations from SCAD alumni on the interior and exterior of the micro-homes to create three design themes inspired by SCAD locations around the world: Asia, Europe and North America.

The AIA Georgia Design Awards encourage excellence in architectural design, while making the public more aware of the potential of the man-made environment and to honor the architect, designer and owner of significant projects. Submissions were reviewed by a common jury of distinguished guests connected to all facets of the design profession and were evaluated based on creativity, design excellence and for innovation beyond current trends of form and image making.

SCAD was recognized at the 2014 AIA Georgia Design Awards Presentation, which was held on August 21, 2014, in Atlanta.

SCAD was also awarded three national honors at the AIA Convention in June, including the SCAD Museum of Art (MOA) as the recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture; SCAD School of Building Arts Dean Christian Sottile as the recipient of the AIA Young Architects Award; and SCAD Master of Architecture student, Adam Drummond, as one of five recipients of the 2014 AIA Fellowship for Emerging Leaders.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit our official blog or scad.edu.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/MM02341-b

SOURCE Savannah College of Art and Design

 
 



Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

Autodesk - DelCAM

Featured Video
Jobs
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Upcoming Events
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event – Walsall at Village Hotel Club, Walsall, WS2 8TJ Walsall United Kingdom - Mar 30, 2017
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017
SolidCAM: Patented Wizard to optimal feeds & speeds
MasterCAM



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise