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March 14th, 2013 Event

On March 14, 2013, the students from Jacek Bigosinski’s Norwalk Community College Art, Architecture + Design program presented their final design ideas for transforming the postal garage depot. During a festive evening at the Art House, the students showcased their design drawings and models for an appreciative audience of family and friends. Four judges also viewed the designs: Janet Lindstrom of the New Canaan Historical Society, Leslee Asch of the Silvermine Arts Center, architect Laszlo Papp, and Brian Platz, chief building inspector for New Canaan. The judges evaluated the designs and chose four overall winners and six runners-up. Overall Winners were Wonsun Oh, Aliaksandr Melko, Dominika Fronckiewicz, and Tetyana Fen.

The Honorable Mention winners were:

For the design best encouraging walkable community: Aliaksandr Melko

For the design best cultivating a place for people to gather: Aliaksei Makarevich

For the design best utilizing active and passive energy strategies: Ivan Jaramillo 

For the design best creating open studio art space: Tania Clara

For the design best incorporating the external environment: Wonsun Oh

For the most ecologically friendly design: Dominika Fronckiewicz

These winning designs will be reviewed for possible incorporation into the final vision for the Art House.
Congratulations to all the NCC students for their hard work!
NCC students explore the site.
Students view the Art House space.
Architect Laura Pirie critiques student design projects.
Student presentation
Art House project
Norwalk Community College
Easels ready to display student presentations.
Student Joel Ferreira displays his design.
Xu Wang shows his design.
Aliaksandr Melko and his Art House concept.
Andres Garcia with his design.
Designs from Olha Mohylnytska and Sarah Edwards.
Student Andres Rincon displays his designs and model for the Art House.
Judges Brian Platz, Janet Lindstrom, and Leslee Asch, with Tedrowe Bonner as MC.
Projects and artwork share the space.
Tedrowe Bonner announcing the student winners.
The audience eagerly awaits the winning projects.
The NCC student winners.
NCC Student Projects

During the spring of 2013, 27 architecture and interior design students from Jacek Bigosinksi’s architecture classes at Norwalk Community College worked together to create designs for the Art House. After an overview of the concepts of sustainable development and the goals of the Art House, they envisioned the interior and exterior design of the building. Their projects were presented during the students’ midterm reviews on February 21, 2013. Final presentations will take place on March 14, 2013, before a jury of experts.
The best designs will be chosen for further review and possible incorporation into the final vision for the Art House.​