Winning Results: Page in The Studio Classroom

Imagine traveling halfway around the world to study architecture and learning that your design concept just may change the future of your host city. That's what happened to two urban design students from Berlin who participated in an exchange program with the University of Texas at Arlington under Professor Ricardo Munoz, a Page employee.

Arlington is located within the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area and fortuitously for Raik Thonig and Marius Kreft, their studies in Munoz's Advanced Design Studio for graduate students coincided with a design challenge issued by the city of Dallas. The intent was to combine creative discovery with public gatherings to discover ways of connecting residents and visitors of downtown Dallas with the nearby Trinity River.  

Thonig and Kreft were just informed they are one of eight finalist teams from among more than 1,000 registrants and 107 ideas submitted from 23 countries and 21 design schools as well as established firms. The nine members of the jury work and live around the world, bringing a truly diverse perspective to the review of entries. 

A proud Professor Munoz wrote to colleagues saying, "This is great news for the students, the UT Arlington School of Architecture and for Page (in supporting my teaching)." Munoz, a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is one of a number of Page employees who sees the value of sharing knowledge and experience with upcoming architecture students.  

To see Thonig and Kreft's design titled "Baroque Forest", click here

Contributed By

Ricardo Munoz