Announcing the 2013 Faculty Winner of 2×8 Student Exhibition Design Competition
AIA Los Angeles is announces that UCLA lecturer, Julia Koerner’s project, “Cellular Complexity”, in Collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, is the winning entry for the 11 year anniversary of the 2×8 Exhibition Design. The Installation will be completed by February 2014.
About Exhibit Designers:
Julia Koerner is a lecturer at UCLA’s SUPRASTUDIO, led by Greg Lynn. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Further, a Master of Science from the Architectural Association, London. Julia worked with international offices in both New York and London, including Ross Lovegrove Studio. Her most recent collaborations for Additively Manufactured fashion pieces involved Haute Couture fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, and 3D printing company Materialise. She won several awards including the MAK Schindler Architect in Residence scholarship in Los Angeles 2010.
Kais Al-Rawi is a registered architect (JEA). Born in Amman, Jordan and is a Masters graduate from the Architectural Association in London and Ryerson University in Toronto. He is currently based in Los Angeles, working with the award-winning practice Synthesis Design+Architecture. Kais specializes in generative design methodologies involving computation, investigating the potential they hold within architecture and urbanism.
Marie Boltenstern is an Architect currently working with Bollinger & Grohmann Engineering in Paris, within the 3D development department. Born in Vienna, Austria, she is a graduate of University of Technology in Vienna; and the Architectural Association in London. Marie is specialized in parametric design processes and is particularly interested in the convergence of architecture and structural engineering through complex structures.