Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cornell Student Team Wins Philadelphia Design Competition

A mixed team of MLA and MRP students recently took first place at the 2013 Ed Bacon Student Design Competition, held annually by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. The winning entry was entitled SHIFT (Smart Hub Infrastructure for Tomorrow).

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The team members, listed below, all plan to graduate this coming spring.
• Logan Axelson, MRP '13
• Caleb Cheng, MRP '13
• Katherine Li, MLA '13
• Jesse Nicholson, MLA '13
• Travis North, MLA/MRP '13

Although Mr. Bacon (B.Arch ’32) was a Cornell alumnus, this did not affect the outcome—the team produced top quality work, beating out significant national and international competition. One key strategy of the ambitious proposal was a long-term, phased implementation. This win marks the third for the university in the past four competitions, demonstrating continued excellence by the universities programs.

More information on the competition can be found here. (