SCE Project Wins The Architect’s Newspaper’s Best of 2015 Student Award


Kristen Garibaldi and Alexa Steward, The Growery, 2015. Photo: Garibaldi and Stewart

The Growery, a project by Kristen Garibaldi (MFA LD ’15 + M.Arch ’15) and Alex Stewart (M.Arch ’15), is The Architect’s Newspaper’s Best Student Project of 2015. The project was selected by a jury including Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.

The Growery proposes an urban farm that grows algae for the production of biofuel and cannabis as America’s future cash crop. SCE faculty member Jing Liu led the studio in which The Growery was created.