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Two students receive national design awards

Vicki Anderson and Dan Barney, graduate students in the department of architecture and interior design, recently received top awards in national design competitions.

Anderson, who will graduate in May, took first prize in the 2000 Student Design Competition sponsored by the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). Anderson accepted the $2,000 award at the SARA national convention held in Los Angeles Oct. 18-22. Her project was for a counter in Culp’s Café located in historic Carillon Park in Dayton.

The project was part of a comprehensive design studio taught by part-time faculty member John Fabelo of the Dayton firm Lorenz + Williams. The class considers actual projects, and students meet with clients, simulating the "real world" students will face as architects, says Fabelo. "Anderson’s project met a goal of ingenious design, one that pushed the envelope."

Anderson received an undergraduate degree in interior design at the University of Kentucky and held a two-year position at UK as director of interior design before entering graduate school at Miami.

Barney, who received a master’s in architecture from Miami last spring, was named top winner in the formoZ Joint Study Program for his graduate thesis, a design for a floating oceanic research facility. FormoZ is a software used for computer modeling and animation. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture held in Washington, D.C., in October. Barney’s advisers on the project were Miami faculty Murali Paranandi and Craig Hinrichs.

Barney received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Ohio State University. He is working for a firm in Kokomo, Ind.

Date Published: 11/30/2000
Volume: 20   Number: 17


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