Architectural Design Jury at American Institute of Architects (L to R) Jerry Vanek, David Greenbaum, Suman Sorg, Hany Hassan, Greg Viggiano, Richard L. Hayes, PhD Susan Piedmont-Palladino, David Bell, Michael Winstanley, Timo Lorenzen-Schmidt, and Mark Edward Not pictured: Mason Peck, Regan Samul, Luca Covi, Louis Paul Miller

Architectural Design Jury at American Institute of Architects (L to R)
Jerry Vanek, David Greenbaum, Suman Sorg, Hany Hassan, Greg Viggiano, Richard L. Hayes, PhD
Susan Piedmont-Palladino, David Bell, Michael Winstanley, Timo Lorenzen-Schmidt, and Mark Edward

Not pictured:
Mason Peck, Regan Samul, Luca Covi, Louis Paul Miller

"At the close of the submission deadline, the jury was given access to all of the designs. Each jury member was asked to select and rank his or her top 10 designs. The designs were ranked based on criteria such as adherence to competition and program requirements, ability to accommodate special events, redeployability, as well as curb appeal, concept, and design creativity. The 11 member jury met at the American Institute of Architects Headquarters in Washington, DC on Sunday, September 7, 2014, and deliberated for five hours.

At the start of jury deliberation, no clear winners emerged. The large number of ranked submissions was therefore narrowed down to a small group of about 15 designs, based on the number each design appeared on different jurors’ lists. Subsequent rounds of voting and further discussion narrowed the selection down to the top three designs, from which a final winner was selected. The major concerns during the last round of deliberation focused on the feasibility to realize the project, including constructability, the ability to obtain permits and approvals, and budgetary restrictions."

Jerry Vanek
Lead Architect
Museum of Science Fiction
Washington, DC USA
Earth: Sol: Milky Way

 

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