Associate Professor Dana Cupkova's design practice EPIPHYTE Lab recently received Honorable Mention in Architecture MasterPrize’s 2019 Firm of the Year Award in the Interior Design / Residential Interior Design category.
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The Pittsburgh-based studio is inspired by orchids and air plants because "they grow on other plants but are not parasitic, using their context for physical support and only feed off waste."
Dana Cupkova and her team at EPIPHYTE Lab won th 2017 IT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category for the Senyai Thai Restaurant ceiling design.
The digitally fabricated ceiling of a recently opened local restaurant was designed and produced by SoA faculty Dana Cupkova and Gretchen Craig of EPIPHYTE Lab, with help from the student team of Trent Wimbiscus, Thomas Sterling, Colleen Clifford and Sinan Goral.