Thursday, October 9, 2008

Troy West at the AS220 Project Space

Housing + Transportation + Civic Design
October 3 – October 27, 2008
Gallery Talk and Discussion, October 16, 6PM

The AS220 Project Space presents Housing + Transportation + Civic Design, projects that chronicle South County architect Troy West’s exploration of design issues from 1963 to the present.

On display will be Transportation Projects from the 1995 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Design Grant for Light Rail Transportation for South County to the 1997 Design Studies of Westport, Connecticut Railroad Station Competition, which was awarded First Prize.

Housing Designs include works from the 1984 New American House International Competition (Minneapolis, MN) that garnered First Prize to a 2008 prototype on sustainable/affordable housing (Providence, RI).

Civic Designs include 1998 2-stage Neighborhood Revitalization Design Competition where West’s team was awarded First Prize for the Southside Broad Street Design Project (Providence, RI) to the ongoing design transformation project at Dale Carlia (Wakefield, RI) into a safe, sustainable, mixed use extension of Main Street from 2002 to present.

West received his architecture degrees (BArch/MArch) from Carnegie Mellon University and later joined the faculty and founded ARCHITECTURE 2001, the first university based community design center in the country. He is one of the original seven architects selected to form the new School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology, culminating in 45 years of professional practice and teaching.

Troy West practices architecture and design with his partners Anker West and Claudia Flynn. He is actively involved locally with the Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation, DOT Watch, Inc., the Sierra Club, South County Land Trust, and nationally with Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR/NY).

Above image: interior gallery shot during exhibition opening. West is pictured second from left.

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