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Alumni work included in AIA Chicago exhibition

September 13, 2017

Photo courtesy Nicholas Cecchi.

Work by Nicholas Cecchi, AIA (A ’10) and Emily Handley, Assoc. AIA (A ’10) is featured in AIA Chicago’s Functional Objects by Architects, a pop-up exhibit in conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. FOBA, “showcase(s) smaller-scale projects that are tactile, aesthetically intriguing and grounded in utility,” (AIA Chicago).

The 27 objects on display in a transformed shopping center storefront represent the architects’ diverse talents. Cecchi’s pieces include Lumiere le Roc and Vase le Roc, both explorations into spatial tiling designed through an iterative, algorithmic process. Handley's piece, Triangulated Depths, is a quilt which, “explores the intersection between digital design and craft techniques.” A unique fabrication process using paper templating allowed for maximum cutting and sewing precision.

Work by former Tulane School of Architecture faculty members Clare Olsen and Thaddeus Zarse also appears in the exhibit. For more information, click here.