SCE faculty Amanda Schachter receives inaugural Dwell Vision Award

DWELL Vision Awards
Amanda Schachter, co-founder with Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture and AAS Interior Design program faculty, has received the first annual Dwell Vision Award.  This award, co-sponsored by Dwell and Big Ass Fans, recognizes design innovation that is “technically and artistically groundbreaking, and that shows a new method, material, or concept that is advancing modern design.” SLO Architecture is known for their innovative and unexpected use of recycled and reused materials, including the design of a large-scale model of the Bronx River Crossing made from used Metrocards, umbrellas, PVC bottles, and PVC windows frames.  This summer, the firm exhibited Harvest Dome, a public art installation created from recycled umbrella spokes, at the Inwood Hill Park, and it is now docked in the Gowanus canal. Its journey there was recently covered by Melana Ryzik in the New York Times.  More information about Harvest Dome can be found here.