SCAD students sweep Sustainable Fellwood logo design competition
Article By: Jennifer Long Published: Jan 27, 2009
During fall quarter, Savannah College of Art and design graphic design students entered a logo design competition by Sustainable Fellwood, a LEED-certified mixed-income neighborhood project in West Savannah. The results were remarkable: SCAD students won all placement categories.
Graduate graphic design student Yuan Yao was first-place winner, receiving a new laptop computer. Graduate graphic design student Karina Nersesova came in second place, receiving a Circuit City gift card, and graduate graphic design student Jiuxue Zhang received an honorable mention and a Circuit City gift card as well.
The Sustainable Fellwood logo competition was open to all Chatham County colleges, universities and high school seniors. Judges looked for a logo that graphically conveyed an understood message and vision of what community and sustainable/green design is. The company will use Yao's winning logo to set the tone for the entire LEED-certified community.
Sustainable Fellwood is a 27-acre site located on Bay Street, just west of Savannah's Historic District. The site of Savannah's first housing project, Sustainable Fellwood will be a $50 million mixed-use development of 220 affordable housing units, 100 senior housing units, 10 single-family homeowner units, and potential retail, medical and technical space. Amenities will include a clubhouse, organic community garden and significant common green space.
Sustainable Fellwood is an early entrant into the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network's principles for diverse, walkable, distinctive, attractive communities.
SCAD professor Craig Stevens, a photographer, printmaker and educator, has received the inaugural $5,000 Susan Carr Educator Prize from the American Society of Media Photographers. Stevens has taught photography at SCAD for 25 years.
"Baby You're a Rich Man," a book by writing professor Chris Bundy, has been published by C&R Press. The book, illustrated by SCAD alumnus Max Currie (B.F.A., sequential art, 2012), follows the story of Ken Richman, a down-on-his-luck, B-level variety star on Japanese television who is forced to go into hiding when he becomes the target of an escaped prisoner. "Baby You're a Rich Man" will be released in May.
B.F.A. fashion student Katherine Absher was named the 2013 Liz Claiborne Design Scholar by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The prestigious $25,000 award is presented each year to the student who best addresses through fashion the lifestyle and needs of women, as judged by a panel of fashion industry experts.
M.A. furniture design student Laney Builteman (B.F.A., interior design, 2009) and M.F.A. industrial design student Jamie Bowerman (B.F.A., graphic design, 2004; M.A., industrial design, 2012) are finalists in the Battery Park Conservancy's "Build a Chair: America's Design Competition." The top 50 designs, including Builteman's and Bowerman's design, "Chair for Battery Park," were selected by a world-renowned jury from more than 1,500 designers from 15 countries across the Americas. The winner will be announced in November; voting for the competition is open until October. The winning design will be installed in Battery Park in New York City. To view the finalists' work and to vote for a winner, visit the competition's website.