This Competition was held for the course Arch 427 – Advanced Architectural Computing – Fall 2012 

Professors: Alphonso Peluso & John Manaves

Competition Sponsored by: Robert Babbin

Description:
IIT has recently announced plans to build a new ‘Innovation Center’.
The center is planned to be a hub for interdisciplinary education where
faculty, students, business and industry develop and exchange ideas.
Using the methods, concepts & skill sets covered In the course students
were asked to develop a parametric design for the new IIT innovation center.
Students were encouraged to meet the University’s vision by designing
an iconic, innovative and bold building that represents the future of IIT.
Designs are conceptual with a focus on the overall exterior
massing, structure and building skin.

Site Boundaries:
Between Machinery Hall and VanderCook College of Music
Between Herman Hall and the Dan Ryan Expressway

Users:
IPRO courses, IIT’s Idea Shop, Leadership Academy,
Entrepreneurship Academy and the Institute of Design.
High School and Middle School Summer Programs

Space Requirements:
100,000 sq ft
Classrooms
Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping Workshops
Electrical Workshop
Computer Labs
Flexible open spaces with movable partitions

Awards:
1ST PLACE – $2,500
2ND PLACE – $1,500
3RD PLACE – $750

Jury:
Robert Babbin Competition Sponsor
Alphonso Peluso IIT – Studio Assistant Professor
John Manaves IIT – Adjunct Associate Professor
Susan Conger-Austin IIT – Studio Associate Professor
Craig Forneris IIT – Adjunct Associate Professor

Introduction Video: 

7 Finalists (click on the images below for larger size)

1st Place: Ryan Magoon – “Show Me Some Skin” – Project_Description
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2nd Place: Christian Pereda – “LOOP” – Project_Description
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3rd Place: Ni Li – “Twisting Box” – Project_Description
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Honorable Mention: Joungtaek Yi – “Remixing the IIT Grid” – Project_Description

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Honorable Mention: Mohamad Dehnee – “Thinking outside Mies’s box!” – Project_Description

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Honorable Mention: Yoonseok Lee – “Respond” – Project_Description

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Honorable Mention: Tau Ma – “Add and Subtract” – Project_Description

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Final Words