urbanSHED International Design Competition–Stage I winners

Three Finalist Announced for International Sidewalk Shed Design Competition

Finalists Receive $5,000 to Further Develop Designs for Sidewalk Shed of the Future

Winner Will Receive $10,000 and See their Design Built in Lower Manhattan

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the three finalists for the urbanSHED International Design Competition. The finalists will now advance to the final and second stage of the unique competition, which seeks to create a new standard of sidewalk shed design that improves the pedestrian experience while maintaining or exceeding the required safety standards in New York City.

Of the 164 innovative designs submitted by architects, engineers, designers and students from around the world, the finalists are:

urbanCLOUD, developed by Kevin Erickson, Brodie Bricker, Dan Campbell, Johann Riscahu and Mathew Strack of KNEStudio in New York, NY

Urban Umbrella, developed by Young Hwan Choi from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Tripod, developed by Jonace Bascon, AIA, Derrick Choi, AIA and Lynn Hsu, RA, of XChange Architects in Brookline, MA.

Honorable mentions were awarded to: Tenzin M. Phuntsok of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI; Kit-Of-Parts, developed by Craig Tooma, Asaf Yogev, Frank Scanlon, Tim Jagisch and Jiro Baskin of New York, NY; and 64.8265, developed by Michael Sullivan of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills.

An online gallery of the winners can be viewed here: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=specialalbum2&albid=212

Further information on the competition is available at: www.urbanshed.org.