Brady Duncan shows design work at CriticalMass forum

Architecture student Brady Duncan sits at his desk in the Field House.

Architecture student Brady Duncan sits at his desk in the Field House.

By Michelle Parks

CriticalMass started in 2002 as an invited forum where graduate students could share their thesis project work with other graduate schools of architecture in the Southeast Region of schools accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Each year, select students receive critiques and advice from design professionals who serve as distinguished guests.

In early April, fifth-year architecture student Brady Duncan traveled to the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte – as the only undergraduate student to attend this year’s CriticalMass. Despite the fact that he was one of 12 students invited to participate, the atmosphere felt open and inviting rather than exclusive.

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Future designers vie for recognition in interior design competition

This computer rendering shows the entry space for a university educational center designed by interior design students Emily Owen and Paige Mason.

This computer rendering shows the entry space for a university educational center designed by interior design students Emily Owen and Paige Mason.

By Liana Bugslag

A project developed by Emily Owen and Paige Mason, fourth-year interior design students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture, was selected as a finalist in the Southwest region for the Interior Design Educators Council’s student design competition.

The Southwest region of the IDEC competition had a total of 18 submissions, and the top three were sent on to the national IDEC Annual Conference, held in February in Indianapolis, to compete with projects from other regions. The 15 finalists from five regions were displayed during the conference. Their faculty sponsor was Marie Gentry, associate professor of interior design.

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