Winners of senior architecture housing studio announced

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by Shreya Jaiswal

Published February 1, 2022

The 2021 senior architecture "Housing as Process" design studio focused on housing-led, mixed-use development programs that build on social capital in the community. It is the culminating studio of the BS in Architecture program, with the final review organized as a competition judged by a blind panel of jurors. The winning teams are each awarded a $2,500 prize.

The Fall 2021 Housing as Process studio was directed by UB associate professor of architecture Erkin Özay, with Nicholas Bruscia, Annette LeCuyer, Laura Lubniewski and Bradley Wales.

Students focused on the Iroquois Brewery site in East Buffalo. The building is owned by C&R Housing, an important contracting and workforce training outfit located here since the early 1980s. Students focused on housing with a mix of commercial and community uses for the existing industrial building and adjacent vacant site to the west. 

Patchwork | First Place

Student Team: Lauren Herran and Abdulquddus Mohammad

8 Corners | Second Place

Student Team: Alex Marchioli and Tom Stankowski

GrowHub | Third Place

Student Team: Ben Coates and Antonio Vargas  

Pratt Willert Performance Center | Honorable Mention

Student Team: Christian Frank, Josh Reyes, Dylan Fiscus  

Nexus | Honorable Mention

Student Team: Paige Kaminsky and Maddy Moore 

Perfect Strangers | Honorable Mention

Student Team: Julia Wade and Joey Tripi