Architecture student takes second in Tenshon Scholarship Competition

August 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Architecture student takes second in Tenshon Scholarship Competition

Cody Smith's design submitted to the Tenshon Scholarship Competition.

Cody Smith’s design submitted to the Tenshon Scholarship Competition.

Cody Smith, an architecture student from Professor Jake Gines’ Materials class, was recently awarded second place in the Tenshon® Scholarship Competition.

For the competition that offered a $1,500 scholarship, Tenshon® challenged students interested in architecture, design and/or engineering to create a unique sail structure using the company’s shade sails. According to the company, the purpose of the scholarship design contest was to expand thinking about the possibilities found in the tensile fabric industry and to reward the stand-out students who best display an aptitude for shade sail design.

Smith, an upcoming third-year student, submitted a design and explanation for a seaside restaurant. In his proposal, Smith questioned how the sails could become more artistic and practical, especially trying to discover the purpose of the sails when there is no sun. He proposed a system of lights to make the shade sails functional for day and night.

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