2x8 Exhibit

2014 AIA|LA 2x8: EVOLVE Student Exhibition

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announces the opening of the 11th annual 2x8 student exhibition.

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles is pleased to announce the opening of the 2x8: EVOLVE student exhibition on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the A+D Museum. This opening marks the 11th anniversary of the program’s founding.

2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning work.

A competition to design the exhibit for 2x8: EVOLVE was held earlier this year and the AIA|LA Academic Outreach Committee selected ‘Cellular Complexity’, a project by UCLA lecturer Julia Körner in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, as the winning entry.

“This year’s winning scheme…presents a parametric pavilion of twisting planes that transitions in porosity from one end to the other.” –The Architects Newspaper, June 2013

The 2x8: EVOLVE: student exhibition will be on display at the A+D Museum starting April 2014. The opening reception will be held at the A+D Museum on April 11, 2014.

Contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, Associate Director: carlo@aialosangeles.org


2x8 Mission:
The AIA|LA Academic Outreach Committee, having established the AIA|LA AOC Scholarship Fund and awarded prizes and scholarships since the inception of 2x8 in 2002, is working aggressively this year to solidify a long-term endowment towards to recognizing and supporting future generations of emerging Architects. Winning students will take home scholarships in varying amounts. So far, 2x8 exhibitions have raised close to $100,000 in scholarship funds redistributed to California design students. Remaining donations are put toward an ever-growing endowment established for future student scholarships


The Academic Outreach Committee of the AIA|LA would like to invite you to become a sponsor for the upcoming 2013 2x8 Exhibition.

The 2x8 exhibitions have raised close to $100,000 in scholarship funds to support California design students. Since 2002, participating students have reaped the benefits of being a part of such a prestigious competition.
Contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, Associate Director AIA Los Angeles

To make a donation online and to sponsor 2X8: Evolve, click here

2012 Participating schools:

  • Art Center College of Design (ACCD)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • California College of the Arts (CCA)
  • Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
  • East Los Angeles College (ELAC)
  • Glendale Community College
  • Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD)
  • Otis
  • Pasadena City College (PCC)
  • SCI-Arc
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Woodbury University, Burbank (WUB)
  • Woodbury University, San Diego (WUSD)

For more information on the 2x8 Student Exhibit and Scholarship please contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, Associate Director AIA Los Angeles.

Last updated: 02-Oct-2014 06:50 PM

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