Work Sample: Savannah College of Art and Design

As Senior Media Relations Manager for one of the largest, international art and design colleges, I created relationships with key media outlets, including national, international, trade and local publications. In two years, I oversaw 200 articles for publication, ranging from content in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Delta Sky Magazine, Domino Magazine and Art in America. I trained students and professors for media interviews, prepared talking points and assisted writers with follow-up information.

International Self-Sufficient Housing Competition Awards First Place to Two SCAD Professors

By: Melissa Wheeler

Two professors in the Savannah College of Art and Design architecture department won first place in an international competition focused on creating sustainable and self-sufficient homes.

Dihua Yang and Ming Tang were selected out of 1,100 competitors from 90 countries, who submitted a total of 255 proposals to the International Self-sufficient Housing Competition from the Second Advanced Architecture Contest sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Entries were judged by a renowned group of architects, including Yung Ho Chang, chair of the architecture department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Grey Lynn, a forerunner in exploring the possibilities of digital fabrication. Lynn, who teaches at the University of California-Los Angeles, was profiled by Time Magazine in their projection of 21st-century innovators in architecture and design.

Yang and Tang’s winning design used traditional local material and implemented geometry elements in a way that would allow structures to transform and reform themselves. The jury commended their design’s landscape integration and the possibility it could be constructed as a prototype.

"Since the central feature of our bamboo house is the potential of re-arranging into various contexts, I hope this prototype could be modified and constructed by users in other locations, based on their unique local requirements, and adapted to fit sustainable strategy," Tang said.

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