Architecture professor wins emerging designer competition

Architecture professor wins emerging designer competition
Friday, November 8, 2019

Assistant Professor of Architecture Catty Dan Zhang has won the 2019 University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design “Emerging Designers” competition. As the winner, she will receive a $5,000 honorarium, an exhibition of her work in the college’s Wurster Gallery, a reception and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture.

Dan Zhang’s project, “The Moving Air: A Cultural-environmental Paradigm,” will be a multimedia exhibition showcasing a series of projects about airflow that she has developed during the past few years, including “VENTS” (2018), “FANS” (2017), “Medium Matters” (2016) and “MASKS” (2015). 

“The submission proposal stood out as being an installation of devices that would engage the entire college with both beautiful drawings and interactive experiences,” wrote Renee Chow, dean of the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, in the award letter.

The exhibition will take place Jan. 12 through Feb. 29, 2020.