In mid-November, 22 third year architecture students, lead by faculty members Omar Al-Hassawi and Chris Masicampo, held their studio mid-reviews at the offices of LMN Architects in Seattle.
The students were challenged to propose a contemporary design for a public library on a site located at the intersection of the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods of Chicago, adjacent to the Bloomingdale trail. Their proposals were critiqued by professionals from multiple architecture firms in the Seattle area, including the Miller Hull Partnership, Olson Kundig, and the host firm of LMN Architects.
Students received a wide range of constructive feedback–from comments on their general response to the design problem, to comments on their technical abilities and representation. The reviews were followed by site visits to different locations in Seattle, including the Seattle Public Library, the Chapel of St. Ignatius, and the offices of Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects.