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 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.