Dang receives Environmental Design Young Designer Award
2021-10-13 • Sharlene Lee
Master of Architecture candidate Ann Dang recently received the 2021 Environmental Design Young Designer Award from her alma mater, the University of Colorado Boulder.
The annual ENVD Alumni Awards honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to the design and planning professions.
Dang was involved in the Spatial Justice Design Collective (SJDC) at CU Boulder to produce exhibits and creative works tackling race and gender inequities in architecture. Today, on top of her MArch coursework and her part-time position at the multidisclipinary design firm Arcturis, Dang is involved in the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee for AIA St. Louis and the Academic Organizing team in the Design as Protest organization. She is also a member of the inaugural cohort of the Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship.
An exploration of architecture’s role in perpetuating forms of racism by the Social Justice Design Collective (SJDC).
In-fringe seeks to provoke the reader about gender and race issues pertaining to the field of architecture/design through a series of poems.
Ann moderated and co-hosted the In-Fringe panel at the 2019 AIAS Forum Conference in Seattle. This panel discussion aimed to shape a dialogue by discussing equity, action towards change.
Inspired by the mitochondria and its inner tissue membrane, a series of experimental paper models were created that played with form, the internal structure, and a weaving synthesis.
From the intricate loops within the wall section to the arched overhangs, the mitochondria curves were replicated on different scales throughout the building.