SCAD professor of architecture, Amy Wynne and graduate student Mark Leveno, recently competed in FreeGreen’s Who’s Next 2.0 Competition.
The results of the competition will be announced at the end of February. The competition consisted of three phases: The first phase narrowed 400 entries down to 50 finalists, the next was a public voting phase which counts for 25 percent of the final ranking score, the third phase is a jury ranking that will count for 75 percent of the final score. Wynne and Leveno finished in second place during the public voting stage.
The pair’s task was to create a modern lake house. Wynne describes the process of creation the team went through:
“All our projects begin with developing a core design concept. Preferably, this concept is distilled down to its most simplistic form. All subsequent design ideas are then informed by the core concept and must reinforce the intent of the concept,” Wynne said.
“For the lake house, our concept was a central element that framed a view of and extended to the lake. Using the lake as focal point, we organized the interior to emphasize the lake view,” she said.
Wynne also explained that she and Leveno worked on the design off and on throughout the fall quarter. Over winter break, they finalized the design and production work, including drafting, building digital models and developing final renderings.
Wynne explained the good that came from being involved in the competition with Leveno as a partner:
“Entering this competition was a great chance for us to work together again, having most recently worked for different firms prior to moving to Savannah. It reconfirmed the fact that we enjoy working together and have great results when we do. While we have done academic work, design competitions, renovations and additions, this project was our first opportunity to design a house from the ground up. The public voting aspect of this competition was a great marketing opportunity and we were able to share our work with a larger audience. Competitions always add depth to a portfolio and we are very proud of this project,” Wynne said.Contact Augusta Statz.