An architectural drawing from Rui Wang's project

SAIC Students Win AIA Chicago’s Award in Architecture

School of the Art Institute of Chicago AIADO graduate students Rui Wang and Ziqi Huang were awarded the American Institute of Architect Chicago Foundation’s Student Awards in Architecture. The AIA Chicago Foundation supports Chicago’s architectural community through scholarships, awards, and grants. Every year they hold a juried competition of student projects from universities in the Chicagoland area to recognize the innovative young talent working in this city.

Wang’s project “Non-Collapse ‘Home’ Vertical Seasonal Migration Community and Neighborhood in Madagascar” focuses on creating a community neighborhood that is climate resilient, sustainable, and self-sufficient. The neighborhood is designed to make seasonal migration in Madagascar easy and accessible.

Huang’s project “When We Live Alone: Spatial Prototype for Single Urban Living” creates an urban village in a Chinese city catered to one-person households. The design outlines the importance of building living spaces for single people, but also fostering a community amongst tenants by integrating public spaces such as gardens and businesses in this private living space.