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Architecture Emerging Professionals Submit in First Design Competition

Sacramento, Calif.— American Institute of Architects California announced earlier this year its partnership with Sprung Structures to host an Emerging Professionals Design Competition. The concept is to challenge California’s emerging professional to solve real-world scenarios that continue to affect Californians. This year, the theme addressed earthquakes and housing.

Spring Structures designed and patented a fabric membrane technology that is used to deliver flexibility and a more rapid construction capability.

Home Base Santa Ana

The jury met to deliberate several entries. One commented, “The good news is the world is not lacking creative and innovative solutions.”

The winning entry, “Home Base Santa Ana,” designed by Alisa Nadolishny, utilized a Sprung Structure in a creative way. One juror commented, “This project leverages simplicity of form while marrying communal living with independent functionalities.”

The primary concept of Santa Ana was to provide a foundation from which residents can rebuild their life and rebuild their life and re-establish a place within their community.

Alisa will receive Monterey Design Conference registration and lodging, brought to you by Sprung Structures.

Stay tuned for Emerging Professional Design Competition 2020. For more details on the event, contact Hillary Cole.



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