Sukkah City STL

WUSTL students Louis Wang and Alice Liu take a selfie inside "Disintegrating Boundaries." Photo by Joe Angeles.

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Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence was an innovative art and design competition presented by St. Louis Hillel and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The competition proposed a re-imagination of the sukkah, an ancient, temporary structure used by nomads and harvesters, and suggested dynamic possibilities for traditional construction constraints with forward-thinking design and sustainability.

The following 10 winning projects were selected from a field of 33 entries:

TAO+LEE Associates
St. Louis
A Tensile Community

Devin Brown
Manhattan, Kansas

June Deng and Lydia Smith
Disintegrating Boundaries

Jess Glennie, Catalina Padilla, and Ben Parker
Austin, Texas

Kelley Van Dyck Murphy and Jonathan Murphy
St. Louis
On the Wane…

Lavender Tessmer
St. Louis

Ashlie Latiolais
Lafayette, Louisiana

Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Super Sukkah

Jeffrey Lee, Christopher Taurasi, and Alexandra White
St. Louis
Surface to Sukkah

Ken McCown, Jonathon Anderson, Phil Zawarus, and Nasar Saghafi
Las Vegas

Projects were installed on the Danforth Campus, just west of Olin Library, October 7-12, 2014. An opening reception took place from 5:30-7:30p October 7 in WUSTL's Umrath Lounge.

Organizers also hosetd a free Sukkah City STL Community Open House from noon-2p Sunday, October 12. Additional tours and student-coordinated events took place throughout the week.

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