January 2012: Drylands Design Winners Announced

January 25, 2012

The California Architectural Foundation has announced the winners of the William Turnbull Drylands Design Competition. On Friday, January 13th, the jury met at Woodbury University to review 205 submissions and select 9 awards: Students: Merit Award $1250 #T271 Chau Nguyen, Cal Poly Pomona and Orange Coast College Local Urban Farming: Fresno Reimagined Honor Award $2500 #T159 Rebecca Lederer, University of Pennsylvania New Man’s Land: 14 Sister Cities Along the US-Mexico Border Professionals: Merit Award $1250 #T097 Geeti Silwal, AICP, San Francisco Resource Infinity Loop: Watershed Urbanism in San Francisco Honor Award $2500 #T020 Thomas Kosbau, Ore Design, Brooklyn, NY LA20: Large Scale Desalination with Repurposed Civic Infrastructure Research Award Winners: $10,000 each In addition to the William Turnbull Prizes, the design jury also selected five projects for further development. Working in partnership with ALI and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment, research award-winners will work to advance each proposal technically and to tease public policy implications from them. In March, award-winners will present their design research and the policy implications they suggest at ALI’s Drylands Design Conference (March 22-24, 2012). #T178 Meghan Storm, University of Pennsylvania; Ellen Neises, advisor Off the Reservation: A Seed for Change #T016 Gini Lee, with Brooke Madill, University of Melbourne Reinvesting the Line: Small infrastructures, micro-communities, and communication ecologies #T249 Robert Lamb, AIA; Los Angeles Silver Lake Microshed #T161 Laurel McSherry, Virginia Tech; and Robert Holmes, architectural designer Drylands Design: The Commonwealth Approach #T218 Ye Hua, USC; Alex Robinson, advisor A Colorful Walk: Salt Pool Exploration, Owens Valley We are looking forward to working with the research award winners over the next sixty days and sharing the results of their work, and the competition as a whole, in March. We hope you will join us. Look for an online gallery of competition entries shortly. Registration for the conference opens on Monday, January 30.