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SOA Students Shine at this year’s R.I.S.E. Competition

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RISE, the university’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo is annual event featuring the work of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members. It  is a large sample of the breadth and depth of innovative thinking at Northeastern as well as a celebration of scholarly research and fundamental discoveries that can be translated into real-world applications.

Each year, students from the School of Architecture participate in this event, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dan Adams. Often using studio projects as a launching points, our students present projects that range from topics related to urban design, sustainability, housing and social issues.

The school is please to announce that two teams from our program were among those who had winning projects. The Innovation Award went to the M.Arch students in the Class of 2014, Chris Marciano, Ryan Matthew and Mark Munroe for their project entitled The Millennial Village. They also received the Graduate Humanities Award. Their project deals with housing in Boston. Over the past 11 consecutive years, the cost of apartment rentals in Boston has steadily increased. With no viable options, many young professionals simply choose to leave. The city cannot afford to lose the dynamic, enterprising, and motivated population that will build the future of our city. We need to dramatically re-think affordable housing. This problem is what drove studioMAUD to create The Millennial Village – a composition of Micro Lofts, 1 bds, and 3 bds intended for graduate students & young professionals. This modularly constructed housing block is intended to be master-leased by a number of local institutions providing them with needed revenue and access to desirable and inspiring housing.

Seniors David Potter and Sara Al-Otaibi took the Engineering and Technology Award for their project entitled Resilient Structures. Their project investigates the design of structural and performative facades to enable a building to be more easily adaptable to future program changes, and improve upon the lifespan resilience of the architecture. This investigation also studies how aggregating units of structural solar collecting walls can passively heat the building through the recirculation of solar-heated water; thus integrating multiple building systems into a structural and performative facade.

Undergraduate Finalists
Carl Damas (BS ARCH Class of 2015) Urbanism project in the Undergrad Interdisciplinary Category
Christopher Li (BS ARCH Class of 2015) Urbanism project in the Undergrad Interdisciplinary Categor

Graduate Finalists
GRAD HUMANITIES CATEGORY- Mahsa Montazerolghaem & Lauren Magasko  - Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments
GRAD SOCIAL SCIENCES CATEGORY- Kat Schneider & Tom Plumitallo – Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments
GRAD INTERDISCIPLINARY CATEGORY- Joe Skrocki, Tyler Orlansky, Steve Greenberger- High Rise Studio

List of Participants from the School of Architecture

URBANISM
Jordan Young
Carl Damas
Gary Hon
Kelley Johnson
Marielle Samayoa
Chris Li
Felipe Tejeda
Stephanie Golik
DianDian Li

HOUSING
Matthew C Rowan
Jad Ismail
Raghd Zaqout
Joe Pucci

COMP
Sara Al-Otaibi
David Potter
Benjamin Greer
Elizabeth Dame

GRADUATE
Rachel Mutschler
Ryan Matthew
Chris Marciano
Kat Schneider
Tom Plumitallo
Mahsa Montazerolghaem
Lauren Magasko
Adam Sandore
Courtney Newhouse

SUEN
Charles Creagh

URBAN LANDSCAPE
Mario Accordino
Sam Packer
Francesca Debenedictus

GRAD HUMANITIES CATEGORY- Mahsa Montazerolghaem & Lauren Magasko  - Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments
GRAD SOCIAL SCIENCES CATEGORY- Kat Schneider & Tom Plumitallo – Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments
GRAD INTERDISCIPLINARY CATEGORY- Joe Skrocki, Tyler Orlansky, Steve Greenberger- High Rise Studio