The School of Architecture congratulates third-year B.Arch students Shan Wang and Zhuoying Lin on winning BLT Architects (BLTa) seventh-annual Student Design Charrette in Philadelphia this past weekend. The event brought together participants to compete in teams of two under the mentorship of BLTa employee coaches. The jury made up of BLTa staff selected the winners, awarding Shan and Zhuoying each a grand prize of $1,000 and summer internships with the firm.
During the six-hour-long design charrette, the teams worked to conceptualize a vibrant mixed-use development adjacent to phase one of the new Rail Park in Philadelphia. Students were asked to take into account the neighborhood’s industrial background, proximity to Chinatown, and arts scene when developing proposals for the site.