The Steven Myron Holl Foundation launched its new architecture summer fellowship for students and young professionals at the ‘T’ Space in Rhinebeck, New York earlier this year, and it was a great success. Following a competitive application process as you would probably imagine, the five selected architectural fellows — Ashley Morgan, Billy Wong, Haotian Xu, Meng Wang, and Ran Huo — were invited to take on the 25-day intensive studio project titled “Rural Compression”, wherein they had to design a chapel (of no specific denomination) that seats 20 people. The fellows lived in the “Fellow's Cabin” on the 30-acre T2 Reserve.
The fellows presented their work to critics that included Thom Mayne, Michael Bell, Stan Allen, and of course Steven Holl, along with several others. The studio also included design critiques, pin-ups and conversations with the instructors and invited professionals. Fellows also got to go on field trips in Dutchess County to notable destinations of architectural and artistic interest. The fellowship concluded with a small graduation ceremony at the Ex of IN house on August 2.
Also check out some photos from the fellowship below.
ASHLEY MORGAN Practicing Architect, Master of Architecture, Washington University ’13 ¦ San Francisco, CA
BILLY WONG Graduate Student of Architecture and Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design ’18 ¦ New York, NY
HAOTIAN XU Practicing Architect MSAAD, Columbia University ’15 ¦ New York, NY
MENG WANG Undergraduate Student of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture ’19 ¦ Los Angeles, CA
RAN HUO Graduate Student of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design ’19 ¦ Cambridge, MA
2017 Critics: Thom Mayne, Michael Bell, Stan Allen, Matthias Neumann, David Leven, Daisy Ames, Christian Wassman, Anthony Titus, Marisa Kefalidis, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Eirini Tsachrelia, Christoph Kumpusch, and Steven Holl.
Instructors: Eirini Tsachrelia, Christoph Kumpusch
SMHF Educational Programs Director: Dimitra Tsachrelia
Assistant: Jacobo Mingorance Arranz
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