STUDENTS SHINE AT SARA-NY AWARD GALA

STUDENTS SHINE AT SARA-NY AWARD GALA

By Kerry McCulloug...

July 2, 2019

SARA Winners

Two student projects from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture have been honored with awards from the 2019 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), New York Council Design Awards program.

SARA-NY awarded Danny Ortega and Rachel McCown an Honor Award for their project “Searching for the Ineffable”. This project also received the SGH Concepts/Dri-Design Award of Excellence in 2018 and an Award of Honor from the 2018 SARA National Design Awards.

The second student group recognized included Hannah Schafers and Felix Chen who were given an Honor Award for their project “Remembrance”. Additionally, “Remembrance” earned an Award of Honor from SARA National Design Awards in 2018.

Both projects originated in Mark Bacon’s spring 2018, ARCH411 studio as part of the SGH Concepts/Dri-Design Competition.

From the nationwide call for submittals, the SARA jury selected nine student projects, representing seven universities as award finalists. This is the fifth consecutive year UNL students have gained significant recognition by this organization.

“I’m extremely proud of our students’ innovative work and the faculty who guide them,” said Dean Katherine Ankerson. “The caliber of our student talent continues to be recognized at a national level year after year. This honor speaks volumes to the support and education we offer our students.” The awards were presented Tuesday, June 18th at Battery Gardens Restaurant in New York, New York.